John R. Scarfo Wellness Bursary

About John R. Scarfo Wellness Bursary

Bursaries totaling $3,500 have been made available through an endowment established by Dr. John R. Scarfo for students who have demonstrated financial need and are committed to a healthy lifestyle. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to good health and wellbeing, such as precluding the use of tobacco and illicit drugs.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to apply to these bursaries, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be considered a full-time student
  • Meet the terms for awards eligibility set out in UBC's Regulations Governing University Awards
  • Demonstrate financial need for bursaries, and apply for the UBC Bursary before September 15th, 2017.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to health and wellness in your daily life. This may include, but is not limited to:
    • Leading a balanced and healthy lifestyle and being able to articulate a clear vision for what this means
    • Demonstrating one or more of the multiple dimensions of healthy living: social, environmental, mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual
    • Identifying the damaging effects of the use of tobacco or illicit drugs on an individual’s or the general public’s health and wellbeing
    • Modeling healthy living and provide leadership in wellbeing promotion

Information you'll need to apply

Before you apply for awards, make sure you know what information and documents you'll need to submit. You'll find detailed instructions on the application form as well.

  • Financial information
    Students must demonstrate a calculated unmet financial need as demonstrated through the UBC general bursary application. Please ensure you meet the eligibility requirements for the UBC bursary program and submit an application no later than September 15th, 2017. As you will have provided financial information on your application to the UBC Bursary Program, you won't be required to provide financial information on this application.

  • Personal Statement (max 500 words)
    An important part of this application is being able to articulate to the selection committee the extent of your personal commitment to health and wellness.

    Your Personal Statement should define what health and wellness means to you and how you strive to lead a healthy lifestyle as it pertains to your social, environmental, emotional, physical or spiritual wellbeing. This can include personal commitments, leadership roles, promotion activities, clubs, academic projects and/or research, sports/active engagement, volunteer and/or work experiences, as well as your goals for the future. Your statement should articulate how you work towards integrating your belief system in your own life as well as the lives of others.

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