Premier Undergraduate & Wesbrook Scholarships

About the Scholarships

The Premier Undergraduate Scholarships and Wesbrook Scholars are the University's most prestigious designations, given to senior students with outstanding academic performance, leadership, and involvement in student and community activities.

Awards range from 20 Wesbrook Scholar designations worth $1,000 each to renewable scholarships worth $20,000 over two years. Eligible students will be emailed with an invitation to attend an information session in September.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for nomination by your Faculty or School, you: 

  • Attended UBC for at least two full previous winter sessions (2014/15 and 2015/16) meeting the registration requirements (see below) at the Vancouver campus; 

  • Rank academically in the top 10% of their year and Faculty;

  • Are in your  third, fourth, or fifth year of a baccalaureate program AND will graduate from your program in 2017 or 2018; OR

  • Any year of the M.D., D.M.D. or J.D. programs; OR

  • The first year of a Masters degree program 

    • Students in a PhD. program or are in dual-degree PhD programs are not eligible for this award.

  • Demonstrate strong leadership and teamwork skills, community participation, and involvement on and/or off campus; some awards require an interest or participation in sports.

Registration requirements for eligibility

To meet the registration requirements during your previous two winter sessions, you were registered in:

  • A minimum of 27 percentage-graded credits during both terms of the winter session; OR

  • A reduced course load due to extenuating circumstances (documentation is required); OR

  • A co-op or education abroad program in one term and 13.5 percentage-graded credits in the other term of the same winter session; OR

  • An education abroad program or co-op for both terms during a given winter session

In order to be nominated and be eligible to receive an award, you must also meet the above registration requirements during the current winter session.

Note: UBC students who were studying abroad during the previous winter session must submit transcripts from the exchange institution with this applications (photocopies are acceptable).

For detailed requirements for all awards please see the UBC Regulations Governing University Awards.

Award descriptions

The following awards are included in the 2016/17 competition:

C. K. Choi Scholarship [#664]

One $10,000 scholarship renewable for a second year based on maintained scholarship standing

Sherwood Lett Memorial Scholarship [#551]

One $5000 scholarship renewable for a second year based on maintained scholarship standing

John H. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship [#665]

One $10,000 scholarship

Carl Bradford Robertson Scholarship [#1441]

Four $10,800 scholarships

Harry Logan Memorial Scholarship and Harold B. & Nellie Boyes Memorial Scholarship [#574 and #674]

Two scholarships of $1450 and $8300 awarded together, totaling $9750

Thelma Sharp Cook Scholarship [#1419]

One $5400 scholarship

HSBC Emerging Leader Scholarship [#1404]

Five $5000 scholarships

Amy E. Sauder Scholarship and Jean Craig Smith Scholarship [#595 and #531]

Two scholarships of $1800 and $800 warded together, totaling $2600

Wesbrook Scholar [#657]

20 scholarships of $1000 and the Wesbrook Scholar designation.

Martha C. Piper Arts Award in Global Citizenship [#1353]

One $900 award to an eligible Arts student under the Wesbrook Scholar criteria.

How to apply

To apply for the Premier Undergraduate and Wesbrook Scholarships, you must be nominated by your academic faculty or school.

NEW FOR 2016 Winter – Faculty of Arts students must apply online. For more information, Arts students can also refer to the Arts Premier Undergraduate and Wesbrook Scholars website.

Students in faculties/schools other than Arts (including first year grad students), must complete the paper application. 

Application deadline

Your faculty must submit your completed application to Enrolment Services by 4:00 pm on October 21, 2016. We will not accept applications submitted by students directly.

Please note: Your faculty or school may require that you submit your application and supporting materials (such as letters of reference, a statement of activities, and/or a personal statement) to them before the October 21st deadline. Check with your faculty or school for details.

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