Descriptions of awards for Aboriginal students

Awards

Alfred and Joan SCOW First Nations Bursary [#8218]

Bursaries have been endowed by Judge Alfred and Joan Scow and the University of British Columbia for First Nations students in any year and program of study.

CANNON Memorial Bursary [#7924]

This fund was established by the family and friends of the late Dr. G. Harry Cannon who was a member of the Faculty of Education and who devoted much of his life to Development Education and latterly, the education of Native Indians. Bursaries (normally, awards will not be less than $250 each) are awarded to Native Indian students (Status or Non-status) who have completed at least one undergraduate year and are enrolled in the Faculty of Education. Recipients must have a good academic standing and need financial assistance.

Clarence Ludwig MUSCLOW Bursary [#8144]

A $2,700 bursary has been endowed by the estate of Clarence Ludwig Musclow. The bursary is offered to a British Columbian First Nations student studying First Nations culture, history, language or any other topic which will help preserve the history and culture of First Nations people.

Dr. Gordon C. BUTLER Memorial Bursary [#8058]

Through the UBC Health Sciences Centre Hospital, an endowment fund has been established in memory of Dr. Gordon C. Butler. Until his death in 1982, Dr. Butler provided skilled and compassionate care to northern native people. The income from the endowment provides bursaries totalling $1,000 to status or non-status Indians or Inuit who have enrolled in or are currently majoring in the health or social sciences. Normally, two bursaries of $500 each are awarded. The endowment is administered by the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care.

Evan ADAMS Health Sciences Bursary [#8259]

Bursaries totalling $950 have been endowed from the proceeds of the film premier of "Smoke Signals" and The University of British Columbia in honour of Evan Adams, lead actor. The award is offered to First Nations students in undergraduate programs in health sciences or human services.

FIRST Nations House of Learning Bursary [#8273]

Bursaries totalling $1,800 have been endowed for First Nations students in any program and year of study.

Gladys C. CRAWFORD First Nations Bursary [#8317]

Bursaries totalling $10,400 have been endowed through a bequest by Gladys Caroline Crawford for First Nations students in any year or faculty. Wherever possible, funding is distributed to students enrolled in a wide range of programs at the University. The awards are made by application to Student Financial Assistance and Awards.

Gladys C. CRAWFORD First Nations Scholarship [#697]

Scholarships totalling $9,900 have been endowed through a bequest by Gladys Caroline Crawford for First Nations students in any year or faculty. Wherever possible, funding is distributed to students enrolled in a wide range of programs at the University. The awards are made by application to Student Financial Assistance and Awards.

Gwyn and Aileen GUNN Bursary for First Nations Students [#8405]

Bursaries totaling $19300 have been endowed through a bequest from Gwyneth M. Gunn for First Nations students in need of financial assistance.

Haida Ancestry Award [#1440]

An award of $1,000 is offered by the McGuire Family to an undergraduate First Nations student with Haida ancestry entering first year in any Faculty. Students must demonstrate strong academic achievement. The award is made on the recommendation of the First Nations House of Learning.

Required documentation: Submit a letter of reference from a teacher or community member.

Jessie MANNING Bursary for Native Indian Students [#7893]

A $650 bursary has been endowed by Mrs. V. Z. Manning to assist Native Indian students. Preference is given to non-status Indians in the Native Indian Teacher Education program.

KHOT-LA-CHA Award [#681]

Awards totalling $750, in honour of Chief Khot-La-Cha, Dr. Simon Baker, of the Squamish Nation, have been endowed by Dr. Verna J. Kirkness, the University of British Columbia and friends. The awards are offered to First Nations students working with or guided by First Nations Elders in their studies. The awards are made on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty, in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning.

KNIGHT Family Centenary Scholarship for Aboriginal Students [#1442]

Scholarships totalling $1,400 have been endowed by Dr. Ursula H. Abbott (nee Knight) for British Columbian Aboriginal students who have achieved good academic standing and are in need of financial assistance. Adjudication is made by Enrolment Services.

Laura (Pat) BAND and Richard W. Band Award [#1401]

A $800 award has been endowed through a bequest by Richard W. Band for a woman student from the Squamish, Fort Langley or Cheam First Nations who has completed at least 30 credits of previous course work with at least a 75% average. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of past service and volunteerism on campus or in the community. The award is made by application to Student Financial Assistance and Awards.

Mary and James FYFE-SMITH Memorial Bursary [#7804]

Through a bequest of the late Florence Fyfe-Smith, three bursaries of $930 each are awarded to native Indian students entering or in attendance respectively; as to the first, in the School of Social Work and Family Studies or Nursing, as to the second in the Faculty of Education and as to the third, in the Peter A. Allard School of Law. In the event that there is no student eligible for any of the three bursaries in any year, the income accruing for the bursary is to be accumulated until there is a student eligible or an additional bursary may be awarded to a student in the other school in which the first bursary was not awarded.

Roy Sworder First Nations Bursary [#8460]

Bursaries totalling $2,400 have been endowed by Eileen Sworder in memory of her late husband, Roy Sworder, for First Nations students in the Faculty of Forestry. The awards are made available to undergraduate students in any year of study.

Shirley M. WONG Bursary in Education [#7348]

Bursaries have been endowed by Dr. Shirley M. Wong, Associate Professor Emerita of Curriculum Studies, whose lifelong and tireless commitment to education, particularly of the underprivileged, is inspiring. The bursaries are awarded to Aboriginal students in the Faculty of Education who have achieved good academic standing and are in financial need.

Simon MULDOE Memorial Bursary [#8049]

The friends and colleagues of Simon Muldoe, with the participation of his family, have endowed a bursary of $650 in his memory. The bursary is awarded on the basis of need, with first preference given to a native student in the School of Social Work and Family Studies. If no suitable candidate is identified in that program, the bursary will be given to a native student in any other UBC program.

SQUAMISH Nation Award [#687]

An award has been endowed by the Squamish Nation Education Department and The University of British Columbia. The award is offered to a Squamish Nation student in any program or year of study who has demonstrated University or Squamish Community activity. The award is made by application to the First Nations House of Learning.

ST. Mary's Anglican Church First Nations Bursary [#8270]

Two bursaries of $1000 each are offered by St. Mary's Anglican Church, Kerrisdale, for aboriginal students in the Faculty of Arts or Science.

Thomas R BERGER Bursary in Law [#8245]

A $800 bursary has been endowed by family, friends and colleagues in honour of Thomas R. Berger, O.C., Q.C. on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The award is offered to a First Nations student in the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Wilson DUFF Memorial Bursary [#7830]

One or more bursaries of $500 each are available to students in the field of Indian history and culture. The award pays tribute to Professor Wilson Duff, who worked extensively with B.C. Indians as Curator of Anthropology at the Provincial Museum, Victoria, as well as Professor of Anthropology at UBC. In making the award, preference is given to students of native Indian ancestry.

Musqueam First Nation Scholarship [#5225]

To acknowledge the strong relationship UBC has with the Musqueam First Nation, the President’s Office has created a new scholarship to support students from the Musqueam First Nation entering undergraduate and post baccalaureate programs (including Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Education, Pharmacy, Nursing, Midwifery, and Social Work), valued up to $5,500 annually and renewable up to 4 years. Recipients will have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements including, but not limited to, engagement in the arts, athletics, school, and/or their community. Recipients will be selected on their ability to demonstrate their openness to continuing to learn who they are, where they come from, and their responsibility in enriching and carrying knowledge forward in their community and the world.

For students entering post baccalaureate programs including Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Education, Pharmacy, Nursing, Midwifery, and Social Work, you will need to submit a personal statement of 500 words or less and a personal reference. Please contact us for further details: musqueam.scholarship@ubc.ca

Undergraduate students who self-identified as members of the Musqueam First Nation on their UBC application, will automatically be considered. Those who did not self-identify and would like to be considered, please contact us: musqueam.scholarship@ubc.ca

NATIVE Brotherhood of B.C. Jubilee Scholarship [#1272] 

A $4000 scholarship was established in 1990 by the Native Brotherhood of B.C. on the occasion of its 60th year. The award is made to a First Nations student from a B.C. coastal community and is open to students in the Faculties of Arts and Science.

UNIVERSITY Women's Club of Vancouver Bursary for First Nations Students [#7876]

The University Women's Club of Vancouver provides three bursaries of $1500 each to be awarded to a Native Indian woman student by nomination of the First Nations House of Learning Scholarship and Bursary Committee.

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