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 (2016/17 and 2017/18) 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 2019 or 2020; 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 current winter session (2018W) and your previous two winter sessions (2016W and 2017W), you were registered in:

  • A minimum of 24 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 12 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

Students graduating in May 2019 or students with approved reduced course load can have their current winter registration requirements waived upon confirmation.

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

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

How to apply

To apply for the Premier Undergraduate and Wesbrook Scholarships, you must be nominated by your academic faculty or school. If nominated your faculty will provide you with a link to the online application form.

For more information on the required documents for the application, please refer to the document below:


Tuesday October 9, 2018

Deadline for online application

Eligible students will be provided a link to apply.

Early December 2018

Shortlisted students will be notified.

Early January 2019

Interviews of shortlisted students. 

Award descriptions

The following awards are included in the 2018/19 competition:

C. K. Choi Scholarship

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

Sherwood Lett Memorial Scholarship

One $6,000 scholarship renewable for a second year based on maintained scholarship standing

John H. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

One $10,000 scholarship

Carl Bradford Robertson Scholarship

Four $15,000 scholarships

Harry Logan Memorial Scholarship and Harold B. & Nellie Boyes Memorial Scholarship

Two scholarships of $1,800 and $10,300 awarded together, totaling $12,100

Thelma Sharp Cook Scholarship 

One $8,200 scholarship

HSBC Emerging Leader Scholarship

Eight $5,000 scholarships

Amy E. Sauder Scholarship and Jean Craig Smith Scholarship 

Two scholarships of $2,300 and $1,050 awarded together, totaling $3,350

Wesbrook Scholar

20 scholarships of $1000 and the Wesbrook Scholar designation.

Martha C. Piper Arts Award in Global Citizenship 

One $1,150 award to an eligible Arts student under the Wesbrook Scholar criteria.

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