Recommended awards

Types of awards


Scholarships are awarded at the beginning of the academic year for academic achievement. They are based on grades and achievements from the previous Winter session but can also include non-academic factors such as leadership, UBC or faculty involvement, and other criteria.


Prizes are awarded at the end of the academic year for academic achievement. Criteria for many prizes can include achievement in a particular course or program, leadership, participation, or work on a project.

Prizes may be financial awards, books, or medals.

Academic awards

Academic awards are given out either at the beginning or end of the academic year and are based on academic achievement.

Non-academic or service awards

Non-academic or service awards recognize achievement or participation in athletics, leadership, UBC or community involvement and other rewarding pursuits. They do not appear on transcripts.

How do I apply?

The majority of awards do not require an application and students are automatically considered for any scholarships, awards, or prizes for which they are eligible.

Some faculties do require applications: Contact your faculty’s scholarship representative or check your faculty website to find out more.

How will I know if I have been offered an award?

If you are offered an award, we will email you with information on how to accept your offer. 

We will also update your Student Service Centre account, under Finances > Awards & Financial Assistance.

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