Descriptions of affiliation scholarships

Read through the award descriptions below to see what you may be eligible for, and what documentation is required to apply.

Awards

ALPHA Gamma Delta Award [#626]

An award of $3,150 has been endowed by the Alpha Gamma Delta Alumnae to a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity who is entering her second or higher year of study. The selection committee will consider the student's academic abilities, university and community activities, and service within the Fraternity. Members of the fraternity who wish to be considered for the award should contact the collegiate Chapter President in the fall.

Required documentation: A letter of recommendation from the Fraternity must be submitted with your application.

Campus: Vancouver

Association of ADMINISTRATIVE Professional Staff of UBC Scholarship [#4796]

Two scholarships of $4,500 each are offered by the Association of Administrative and Professional Staff (AAPS), one scholarship is in memory of Rick Byers (Rick was appointed to the AAPS Board in 2009. Apart from his service on the Board, Rick was also a key participant on AAPS' Income Replacement Plan Working Committee. Rick's work on this committee was informed by his many years of experience in worker rehabilitation. His knowledge, empathy, and understanding assisted the committee in adopting a new Disability Benefits Plan.)

Both scholarships are for students beginning or continuing studies at UBC, either at the Vancouver or the Okanagan campus. Applicants should be either children of AAPS members, spouses of AAPS members or AAPS members who, in the past several years, have credit courses equivalent to a full course load and are proceeding to a year of full-time studies.

In the event that there are no qualified applicants in the preceding categories, the award is made to a qualified student in any program. No candidate may receive the scholarship for more than two years.

Campus: Vancouver and Okanagan

BC Japanese Canadian Citizen’s Association Centennial Scholarship [#4720]

A scholarship of $2,000, the gift of the British Columbia Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association, is offered to a Canadian student of Japanese ancestry residing in British Columbia and proceeding from Grade XII to a full course of study at the University of British Columbia. The award is made on the basis of scholastic ability and promise of achievement. Consideration is given to interest and participation in extra-curricular activities. Applicants for this award are considered by the University in consultation with the Association.

Required documentation: A letter from the Association must be submitted with your application.

Campus: Vancouver

CANADIAN Armed Forces Memorial Scholarship [#673]

Up to four scholarships of $1,700 each have been endowed by the trustees of the UBC Combined Services Trust Fund and of the trustees of the Canadian Officers Training Corps Unit Trust Fund to commemorate those who gave their lives in the service of Canada. One of the scholarships honours the memory of Surgeon Captain Maurice D. Young who was a Commanding Officer of the University Naval Training Division at UBC and a distinguished professor in the Faculty of Medicine.

Undergraduate and graduate students who are serving or who have served in the Reserves or Regular Forces of Canada, are serving or have served as Cadets, or are descendants of those who have served in the Reserves or Regular Forces of Canada are eligible for these scholarships.

Campus: Vancouver

COUNCIL for Exceptional Children Samuel Laycock Book Prize [#1921]

A $200 prize, gift of the Council for Exceptional Children 646, is offered in all fields and faculties dealing with exceptional children, such as psychology, psychiatry, medicine, education, and open to all students, undergraduate or graduate, who have an interest in exceptional children and have shown an aptitude for study and investigation concerning them.

The winner is selected by the Student Financial Assistance and Awards from student applications. Applications should clearly indicate the applicant's qualifications for the award and should include a letter of recommendation from the appropriate department.

Required documentation: Your application should clearly indicate your qualifications for the award and should include a letter of recommendation from the appropriate department.

Campus: Vancouver

Dr. Yun-I SSU Memorial Prize [#517]

A $600 prize has been endowed by friends of the late Dr. Yun-I Ssu (Ph.D. in Metallurgy, University of B.C., 1960). It is awarded to the student of Chinese ancestry with the highest scholastic standing in the year preceding his or her final year in attendance.

Campus: Vancouver

Earl Kinney Memorial Scholarship [#577]

A $1000 award is offered annually by Unifor, Local 780G, to students entering the second or higher year of a full academic program of studies at any University, College or other post-secondary institution in the provinces of British Columbia or Alberta. To be eligible, an applicant must be a member, legal ward or the son/grandson, daughter/granddaughter of a member in good standing and must enclose a letter from the Union attesting to their eligibility. The award will be made to the most accomplished applicant as determined by the University.

Campus: Vancouver and Okanagan

FACULTY Women's Club Anne Wesbrook Scholarship [#303]

Scholarships totally $34,000, given by the Faculty Women's Club of the University of B.C., were established in 1919 to honour Anne Wesbrook, wife of the first President of UBC, and a founding member and Honorary President of the Club until her death in 1957.

It is awarded to a woman student who has obtained a baccalaureate degree from this university and is continuing her studies at graduate level or in the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry or Law at this university or any other approved university; or to a woman who, after third year of university studies, is proceeding directly to a degree in Medicine, Dentistry or Law at this university or any other approved university.

Campus: Vancouver

FACULTY Women's Club Margaret MacKenzie Scholarship [#639]

A scholarship of $1,700 has been endowed by the Faculty Women's Club of the University of British Columbia in honour of Margaret MacKenzie who, along with her late husband Norman MacKenzie, President Emeritus, contributed greatly to the development of the University of British Columbia. The award also recognizes her outstanding contributions to the Club and the University community. The award is offered to women students entering UBC for the first time and registering in an undergraduate program. Preference is given to a student with a demonstrated interest in hiking and cross-country skiing. The financial circumstances of the candidate will be considered.

Campus: Vancouver

FERGUSON Scholarship [#656]

A scholarship of $450 has been endowed by Dr. Rodney Poisson, M.A. '39 and Mrs. Poisson, M.A. '39 to honour the memory of her parents, the Reverend T.J.S. Ferguson and Dr. Amy Ferguson, of Nelson. The award is made to a graduate of a secondary school in School District No. 8 with first preference to a student from L.V. Rogers Secondary School (Nelson). It is open to students beginning or continuing studies at UBC. The financial circumstances of the candidate will be an important factor.

Campus: Vancouver

G&F Financial Group Scholarship [#4707]

Five scholarships of $1,000 each are offered by G&F Financial Group to students who are beginning or continuing a full program of studies at all publicly funded Post-Secondary Educational Institutions in British Columbia. Applicants must be active members or immediate family of an active member of G&F Financial Group.

The scholarship is awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the University, in consultation with the Credit Union is best qualified in terms of academic merit and financial need. Where possible, one scholarship is offered to a student attending one of the Universities and the second, to a student attending BCIT or a college.

Campus: Vancouver and Okanagan

GIRL Guides of Canada West Coast Area Council Elizabeth Rogers Trust Scholarship [#4714]

A scholarship of $500 is offered by the Vancouver Girl Guides West Coast Area Council. Applicants must be active members of the Girl Guide Movement in Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver (City or District), Richmond, or Burnaby; and must be enrolled in a full program of studies leading to a degree. Academic standing is considered together with interest in Girl Guide activities. Recipients assume a moral obligation to maintain association with the Girl Guide Movement. Winners are selected by the University in consultation with the West Coast Girl Guide Area Council.

Required documentation: A letter from the Area Council must be submitted with your application.

Campus: Vancouver

Guenther Felix SANDERS Scholarship [#524]

Scholarships totalling $2,500 have been endowed through a bequest from Guenter Felix Sanders for students at the University of British Columbia Vancouver and the University of British Columbia Okanagan who are affiliated with the Knights Pythias in British Columbia and are, preferably, honouring or majoring in mathematics or applied science.

Basis of selection is academic standing, but financial need may be a factor. Awards are made on the recommendation of the University in consultation with the Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias, whose approval is necessary and who are empowered to determine from time to time the amounts and conditions of these awards.

Required documentation: A letter of recommendation from the Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias must be submitted with the application.

Campus: Vancouver and Okanagan

ILWU Canada Bert Johnson Scholarship [#666]

A $1,200 scholarship is provided by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in memory of Bert Johnson, Local 500. It is available to active members of the union in good standing, dependents, and their sons and daughters. Candidates may attend the University of B.C., the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, the B.C. Institute of Technology or any college in B.C. and must enrol in a full program of studies. The donor reserves the right to re-award the scholarship if the winner receives other scholarships of substantial value.

Required documentation: A letter from the ILWU confirming “good standing” must be submitted with your application.

Campus: Vancouver and Okanagan

ILWU Harry Bridges Entrance Scholarship [#4718]

Four scholarships of $1,500 each are offered to active members, dependents, and sons and daughters of members, in good standing, of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

They will normally be awarded to the candidates who are proceeding in the fall to a full first year program of studies at the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, the B.C. Institute of Technology, or a college in B.C.

The donors reserve the right to withhold awards if the academic standing of candidates is not sufficiently high, or to re-award the scholarships if winners receive other scholarships of substantial value.

Required documentation: A letter from the ILWU confirming “good standing” must be submitted with your application.

Campus: Vancouver and Okanagan

ILWU Harry Bridges Undergraduate Scholarship [#530]

Three scholarships of $1,500 each are offered to active members, dependents, and sons and daughters of members, in good standing, of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. They are open to students in attendance at the University of B.C., the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, the B.C. Institute of Technology, or any college in B.C. who will continue in a full program of studies in the next session in an undergraduate faculty.

These scholarships will normally be awarded to the candidates with highest standing as determined by the results of the Final Sessional Examinations conducted in April by the named institutions. The donor reserves the right to withhold awards if the academic standing of candidates is not sufficiently high or to re-award scholarships if winners receive other scholarships of substantial value.

Required documentation: A letter from the ILWU confirming “good standing” must be submitted with your application.

Campus: Vancouver and Okanagan

ILWU Local 517 Bud Smith Scholarship [#4804]

A $400 scholarship has been endowed by Local 517 of the ILWU in memory of its former secretary, "Bud" Smith. The scholarship is open to members in good standing of Local 517, and their sons and daughters. Candidates may attend the University of B.C., the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, the B.C. Institute of Technology or any college in B.C. and must enrol in a full program of undergraduate studies. The donor reserves the right to re-award the scholarship if the winner receives other scholarships of substantial value.

Campus: Vancouver and Okanagan

ILWU Thomas P. Mayes Scholarship [#558]

In memory of Thomas P. Mayes, who until his death in 1968, served as secretary of the Union, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union offers an undergraduate scholarship of $1,500 to active members, dependents, and sons and daughters of members, in good standing. The terms and conditions of this award are the same as for the three International Longshore and Warehouse Union Scholarships, described above.

Required documentation: A letter from the ILWU confirming “good standing” must be submitted with your application.

Campus: Vancouver and Okanagan

Mildred BROCK Memorial Scholarship [#1226]

Scholarships totalling $6,200, established in 1936 by Delta Gamma Fraternity in memory of Mrs. Mildred Brock, wife of R. W. Brock, Dean of Applied Science, pay tribute to her personal charm, high ideals, sympathetic understanding and concern for students.

The award is made to women students who have completed at least one year at the University of British Columbia with sound academic standing and are proceeding to an undergraduate degree. Special consideration is given to students who are active in women's organizations such as sororities or Phrateres or in undergraduate student affairs.

Campus: Vancouver

Nancy RYCKMAN Scholarship [#544]

Scholarships totalling $1,100, endowed through a bequeath from Nancy E. Ryckman, are awarded to students who have completed at least one year at a University or college and who attended school in the East Kootenays for three years, of which two years must have been immediately prior to entrance to the University or College. It is the expressed wish of the donor that the scholarships be awarded to young men or women who require aid in obtaining a university education and that, in making the awards, consideration be given to character and intellectual promise.

Olof Sjobom SEAHOLM Memorial Scholarship [#638]

Scholarships totalling $8,350 have been endowed by the late Olof Sjobom Seaholm. Preference is given to students of Swedish Immigrant History or allied fields relating to the Swedish Immigrant Community.

Campus: Vancouver

Percy W. PERRIS Salmon Arm Scholarship [#545]

A scholarship of $1,050 has been endowed by Percy W. Perris, Chase, B.C. for students beginning or continuing studies at the University of B.C whose homes are in School District No. 83 (N. Okanagan - Shuswap). The selection is made on the basis of academic standing, personal qualities, and need for study toward a degree in any faculty or area of study.

Campus: Vancouver

Piping Industry Journeyman Training and Industry [#4731]

Two scholarships of $1,000 each, provided by the Trustee Board of the Journeyman Training and Industry Promotion Fund, are offered to students entering the first year at any British Columbia university or college, and proceeding to a full program of studies leading to a university degree or college diploma in any field.

To be eligible a candidate must be: (a) the son, daughter or legal dependent of a member of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 170, who is employed by a firm which is a contributor to the Fund, or (b) the son, daughter or legal dependent of an employee of a firm which is a contributor to the Fund. Normally, one $1,000 award is made to category (a) and one to category (b).

These awards are based exclusively on academic achievement. Any student who is an eligible candidate as described above and who is eligible to enter a British Columbia university or college is a potential candidate for these awards. The trustees reserve the right to withhold an award if candidates do not obtain sufficiently high standing or if they receive other major awards.

Required documentation: A letter from the Association must be submitted with the application.

Campus: Vancouver and Okanagan

Ray ROBAZZA Memorial Forestry Award [#2423]

A $1,000 award is offered annually by Western Forest Products in recognition of Ray Robazza to celebrate his integrity, joie de vivre and his commitment to developing the next generation of foresters. The award is offered to students registered in the Forest Resources Management or Forest Operations Program with preference to students who have graduated from secondary school in communities where Western Forest Products operates or to students who have worked for or have a direct family member who works for Western Forest Products. Consideration is given to students with demonstrated passion for forestry and intent on a career in the BC coastal forest industry upon graduation. If there are no students that meet the eligibility criteria, the award will be open to all students with unmet financial need in Forest Resources Management or Forest Operations Program.

Suggested documentation: Students are encouraged to submit documentation that demonstrates they meet the eligibility requirements for the award

Campus: Vancouver

RETAIL Wholesale Union, Local 517, Scholarship [#4779]

A scholarship of $500 is offered to dependents or legal wards of members of Local 517. It is offered to an undergraduate student at any accredited University or College in British Columbia, in a full program leading to a degree or diploma. In the selection of the winner the basic factor is the academic standing of the applicant. Should there be a tie the financial need of the applicant and his or her family shall be the deciding factor. The winner is selected in consultation with the Union.

Required documentation: A letter from the Union must be submitted with the application.

Campus: Vancouver and Okanagan

SIKH Students' Association Scholarship [#647]

In order to encourage and recognize individual excellence, the Sikh Students' Association has endowed a scholarship of $350. The funds for this scholarship were donated by the Sikh community. The Sikh Students' Association was established in 1985 to create a greater awareness of the Sikh religion and culture as well as to unite Sikh students attending post-secondary educational institutions in Canada.

The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student and is based on high scholastic standing and community service. A letter of recommendation from a local Sikh Temple President is required. Preference is given to a Sikh student. An applicant may not be awarded this scholarship two years in succession, unless there is no other qualified applicant.

Required documentation: A letter of recommendation from a local Sikh Temple President is required.

Campus: Vancouver

SOCIETY of Automotive Engineers, B.C. Section Memorial Scholarship [#2128]

This scholarship of $500 is offered by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), British Columbia A1:F37 in memory of former members. It is awarded to a student who is an active member of the student branch of the Society on the campus. Candidates are considered on the basis of academic standing, interest and ability in the field of automotives, and financial need. The award is made on the recommendation of the Departments concerned in consultation with the SAE governing board.

Suggested documentation: Students are encouraged to submit documentation that demonstrates they meet the eligibility requirements for the award

Campus: Vancouver

T. E. and M. E. LADNER Memorial Scholarship [#554]

A scholarship of $1,400 endowed by Leon J. Ladner, Q.C., LL.D., and family, in memory of his parents, Thomas Ellis and Minnie E. Ladner, is available for a student whose home is in Delta Municipality of the lower Fraser Valley. An applicant must have high scholastic standing, but consideration will also be given to character and financial need.

The scholarship is open to students entering the University of British Columbia for the first time or continuing attendance in any year and faculty. If, in any year, no applicant can meet the scholastic requirements of the University, the award may be withheld and two awards made the subsequent year. Completed applications must include: (1) the names and address of the applicant's parents, and details of their length of residency in the Delta area; and (2) details of the financial circumstances of the applicant and of his or her family.

Campus: Vancouver

UNITED Association of Plumbers & Steamfitters, Local 170, Scholarship [#4798]

Two scholarships of $2,500 each are provided by the United Association of Plumbers & Steamfitters, Local 170, to students entering first year at any public university in British Columbia, and proceeding to a degree in any field. To be eligible, a candidate must be the son, daughter, grandchild or legal dependent of a member in good standing of the United Association of Plumbers & Steamfitters, Local 170. The Union reserves the right to withhold an award if candidates do not obtain sufficiently high standing or if they receive other major awards.

Required documentation: A letter from the Local confirming “good standing” must be submitted with the application.

Campus: Vancouver and Okanagan

UNITED Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 1518, Scholarship [#547]

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 1518, offers twenty scholarships of $1,000 each to students beginning or continuing studies in a full academic programme of studies at the University of BC, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, BC Institute of Technology, or at a college in British Columbia. Eight awards are made to students entering from Grade XII and eight awards are made to continuing students. The awards are normally made to the applicants with the highest standing in the final examinations. Students entering from Grade XII are considered on the basis either of standing received by recommendation, or in the January or June government examinations. To be eligible, candidates must be a member, or the son, daughter or legal ward of a member of the Union in good standing.

Required documentation: Those who wish to be considered must give full details of their own or their parents’ membership in the Union and submit a letter from Local 1518.

Campus: Vancouver and Okanagan

UNIVERSITY of B.C. Alumni Southern California Scholarship [#652]

A scholarship of $550, gift to the UBC Alumni Association, is offered with preference in the following order, to a student (a) whose home is in Southern California; (b) whose home is in the United States; (c) at the discretion of the University. It is made on the basis of academic standing, personal qualities and need.

Required documentation: Proof of residency in Southern California or USA must be submitted with your application.

Campus: Vancouver

William Eugene MACINNES Memorial Scholarship [#569]

A scholarship of $1,700, established by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. MacInnes of Vancouver, in memory of their son, William Eugene MacInnes (1912-1934), a graduate of this University in a combined course of Arts and Science and Mining Engineering, is available for a student in Arts, Science or Engineering who is entering the fourth year of University work. Consideration is given, not only to scholastic standing, but also to achievement in student government and in athletics.

Campus: Vancouver

William Hurford Memorial Scholarship [#4786]

A scholarship of $900, offered in memory of William L. Hurford by the BC Maritime Employers Association, is open to sons and daughters of members, in good standing, of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The scholarship is awarded to a candidate who is proceeding in the fall to a full first year program of studies at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, the BC Institute of Technology, or a college in British Columbia. Students may not hold more than one scholarship offered by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union at any one time.

Required documentation: A letter from the ILWU must be submitted with your application.

Campus: Vancouver

William M. MERCER Memorial Scholarship in Arts and Science [#570]

A $2,000 scholarship is offered by Mercer Canada Limited as a memorial to its founder, William Manson Mercer (B.Com., UBC, 1943). The scholarship is awarded to a student in Arts or Science who is entering the penultimate or final year with a good background of courses in economics and mathematics (including actuarial science). Special preference is given to students who have sat for actuarial exams leading to Fellowship in the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and to students who, after graduation, propose to enter the field of employee benefit plans or actuarial science. A student who receives the award in the third year will not be precluded from receiving it again in the final year.

Campus: Vancouver

William MCMAHAN Scholarship [#2157]

A scholarship of $2,100, endowed by William McMahan, Esq., Vancouver, is offered to students entering their second, third, or final year in chemical, civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering, or in forestry. This scholarship is open to sons and daughters of employees of the logging or pulp operation,or head office of Canadian Forest Products Ltd., or, failing a suitable candidate from these operatins, to sons and daughters of employees in other operations of the Company.

If, in the judgment of the University, there are two students deserving of the award, it will be divided between them. If no such candidate is available, or, in the opinion of the University, no candidate has a sufficiently good academic record to merit the award, the University may grant the scholarship to a worthy and deserving student in Engineering or Forestry from the student body at large. Candidates in the preferred categories should submit their names and details of family service with the Company on their application.

Required documentation: Candidates in the preferred categories should submit their names and details of family service with the Company on their application and submit a letter from the head office confirming eligibility for this award.

Campus: Vancouver

YATES Memorial Scholarship [#7731]

Scholarships totalling $1,850 have been endowed through a bequest from Nora Yates as a memorial to her son, Frederick H. L. Yates. The awards, known as Yates Memorial Awards, are made to promising and deserving students, beginning or continuing studies at this University, who have financial need or high academic standing. First preference is given to veterans of World War Il, then to sons, daughters and grandchildren of those who so served, and finally to the student body at large.

Campus: Vancouver

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