Descriptions of awards for students with disabilities

Awards

BURRARD Charitable Foundation Bursary [#8028]

A $990 bursary is offered annually by the Burrard Charitable Foundation, through funds administered by the Vancouver foundation, for students with disabilities. Preference will be given to students with visual impairment. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

Cheryl MCKAY Bursary for the Visually Impaired [#8089]

Bursaries totalling $1,050 have been made available through an endowment established with a bequest from Cheryl McKay. The awards are made to assist students with a visual impairment. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

DELTA Kappa Gamma Society, Alpha Province Bursary [#7868]

A $850 bursary has been endowed by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (Alpha Province, British Columbia), an honour society of women educators. The award is intended to assist visually impaired students and preference is given to a student from British Columbia. The award is made on the nomination of the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

Dennet KUAN Memorial Award [#1438]

Awards totalling $1,900 have been made available through an endowment established by Janet, Jennifer and Ryan Kuan in memory of Dennet Kuan (MBA, BSc) for undergraduate or graduate students with a physical disability in any year and faculty. The award was established as a reflection of Dennet's dedication to assisting people with a physical disability and to helping those who wish to continue their education. Dennet was a UBC alumnus who, in 2000, set up a UBC scholarship in memory of his father, Mann Kuan. When Dennet's son was born in 1992 with complex challenges, Dennet's we can attitude shaped and supported Ryan in facing their world. After a successful career in Forestry, Dennet made a career change. In his new career, he used his direct knowledge of the obstacles faced by individuals with a physical disability to help them and their families access a variety of equipment and assistive technology needs. Dennet passed away in 2009 at the age of 53. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

Douglas T. KENNY Bursary for Disabled Students [#7867]

Bursaries totalling $1,150 are awarded to provide financial aid to students with a disability. The funds have been made available through an endowment established by the Honourable Thomas A. Dohm. Q.C., LL.D., and are intended especially for those students with a physical disability who need wheelchairs or other artificial aids to carry out their studies at the University. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

Elizabeth M. CRICHTON-CARVER Memorial Scholarship [#1261]

A $100 scholarship has been made available through an endowment established by the late John A. Carver in memory of his mother, Elizabeth M. Crichton-Carver, for a student in the Faculty of Arts. Preference is given to students with a disability. Financial circumstances of the candidate may be considered. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

GRADUATING Class of 1970 Bursary [#7595]

A $750 bursary, made available through an endowment established by the Graduating Class of 1970, is awarded to a student or students in any year and faculty. Special consideration will be given to those with physical disabilities. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

Harriet Sarah BYRNE Scholarship [#3512]

A scholarship of $900 has been made available through an endowment established in memory of Harriet Sarah Byrne. The award is intended to encourage a student with a disability or a student demonstrating an interest and ability in the problems of individuals with disabilities. Preference is given to a woman undertaking studies in the health sciences. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

Isabel G. MCMILLAN Bursary [#7864]

Bursaries totaling $950 have been made available through an endowment established by Isabel G. McMillan, a member of the first graduating class at the University of British Columbia, are offered to one or more students with visual impairments. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

Judith C. THIELE Memorial Scholarship [#677]

A $3,150 scholarship for students with a visual impairment or physical disability has been made available through an endowment established by family and friends in memory of Judith C. Thiele, B.A., B.L.S., co-founder and Reference & Collections Librarian, Crane Library and Resource Centre, UBC. Ms. Thiele was one of the very few totally blind professional librarians in North America, an educator, academic, researcher, internationally recognized expert on Braille transcription and special information technologies and community worker and activist on behalf of persons with disabilities. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities with preference given to a candidate who has been active in the area of community services.

Lena ADAM Memorial Bursary for Students with Disabilities [#8471]

Bursaries totalling $4,450 have been made available through an endowment established with a bequest from Lena Adam for students who have a physical disability and who demonstrate financial need. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

Leslie Anne WHITCUTT Memorial Bursary [#7756]

A $850 bursary has been made available through an endowment established as a memorial to Leslie Anne Whitcutt (B.A., UBC, 1973) by her parents to provide financial assistance for students with a visual impairment who require special equipment related to their studies. Awards are adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

Marion COPP Bursary [#7980]

A bursary of $350 has been made available through an endowment established by family and friends in memory of Marion Copp who for many years resided in northern B.C. and the Yukon. The award is made to students from rural areas and preference is given to students with a visual impairment or a physical disability. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

Patricia Ann MACDONALD Memorial Scholarship [#629]

A $1,650 scholarship may be awarded either in total or in part to a student with a visual impairment or physical disability. The recipient must be in a program leading to a degree, with definite vocational goals and a high grade average. The scholarship has been made available through an endowment established in memory of Patricia Ann Palmer Macdonald, who was born in Kaslo, attended Notre Dame University, Nelson and studied privately with several members of the UBC Music faculty, earning three Music Conservatory degrees. She was an accomplished musician, singer, performer and a dedicated community worker and teacher of the blind, who was blind herself at birth. She passed away in April 1982 at the age of 36. The scholarship is intended to honour a student who exhibits some of Patricia Macdonald's qualities and talents. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

Paul E. THIELE Bursary [#8313]

Bursaries totalling $1,250 have been made available through an endowment established for students with disabilities in recognition of Paul Thiele's thirty-two years of service to The University of British Columbia. Paul Thiele, along with his late wife Judith, was instrumental in the establishment of the Crane Library and Resource Centre, expanding it from a collection of Braille books to an internationally recognized library and support service for persons requiring print alternatives. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

PEO Sisterhood Chapter B Bursary For the Blind [#8044]

Bursaries totalling $5,350 have been made available through an endowment established by the PEO Sisterhood Chapter B in memory of Helen Mitchell and by the Estate of Hazel Lena Wilson in memory of John Mortimer Patrick, to assist students with a visual impairment. The bursary is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

Rick HANSEN Special Needs Bursary [#8065]

In recognition of Rick Hansen's outstanding accomplishments, one or more bursaries totalling $1,600 are offered for students who have special needs brought about by some physical disability. Funds for these awards were raised at the celebrity concert and auction held at UBC in March 1987, and matched by the Alma Mater Society. The award requires a special application which is available from Enrolment Services, the Crane Library and the Disability Centre. Applications must be submitted by September 15. The award is made on the nomination of the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

Robert C. GIBSON Memorial Bursary [#7861]

Bursaries totaling $1,150 have been made available through an endowment established in memory of Robert C. Gibson. The awards are made to assist students with disabilities from rural areas and preference is given to students with a visual impairment or physical disability.  The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

Steven VOLRICH Memorial Bursary [#8045]

A $2,350 bursary has been made available through an endowment established by the members of the Law Class of 1984 in memory of their classmate, Steven Volrich. His classmates wish to honour the courage and undaunted spirit displayed by Steven in his battle with cancer. The bursary is awarded to a law student who requires financial assistance with preference given to a law student with a medical or physical disability. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

William Donald Mills AGNEW Memorial Bursary [#8187]

Bursaries totalling $1,150 have been made available through an endowment established with a bequest from Doris Kinloch Agnew in memory of her husband William Donald Mills Agnew. The award is offered to students who are paraplegic or quadriplegic. The award is adjudicated by the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities.

UNIVERSITY Women's Club of Vancouver Bursary for Students with Disabilities [#7875]

One or more bursaries totaling $1,500 are offered by The University Women's Club of Vancouver to students with disabilities. Preference is given to students with visual impairment. In addition to financial need, the academic standing of the candidate will be considered. Adjudication is made by Enrolment Services.

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