Trek Excellence Scholarship

About the scholarship

Trek Excellence Scholarships are offered every year to students in the top 5% of their undergraduate year, faculty, and school. Domestic students receive an award of $1,500 and international students receive an award of $4,000. Awards of $1,000 are also given to international students who are in the top 5% to 10%.

Rankings are based on a student's top 24 percentage-graded credits, as per Senate award regulations.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must meet all the requirements below:

  • You must be registered in at least 24 percentage-graded credits in your previous winter session. If you’re registered in more than 24 percentage-graded credits, your average will be based on your top 24 credits.
  • You must be continuing in the same faculty or school in your current winter session.

The following courses will not be counted towards your average:

  • Audited courses
  • Wait-listed courses
  • Summer courses
  • Credit/D/Fail courses

Retaining the scholarship

To keep your scholarship, you must meet all the requirements below:

  • You must be registered in 24 percentage-graded credits in your current winter session.
  • You must be continuing in the same faculty and school.


Students on Co-op or Exchange

Most undergraduate students who earn scholarships and other merit-based awards are required to meet minimum credit load and academic performance criteria, according to the regulations governing university awards. However, if you are on a Co-op or Exchange term or in your final year of study, please refer to the special circumstances for students receiving awards, or contact your Enrolment Services Advisor directly for more information.

Post-baccalaureate programs

If you're in a post-baccalaureate program such as Medicine, Dentistry, Law, or Education, with the exception of the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP), you will not be eligible. You may qualify for substantial faculty-recommended scholarships. Contact your faculty’s scholarship representative or check your faculty website to find out more.

How to apply

You do not need to submit an application for this scholarship.

Students are automatically considered based on their grades from the prior Winter session. Recipients will be notified from late-August to mid-October.

If you have questions

If you're an undergraduate student, please contact your Enrolment Services Advisor directly. To find your advisor’s contact information, log into your Student Service Centre (SSC) and select “UBC Contacts” under Personal Info.

Graduate, postgraduate, and all other students can contact an Enrolment Services Advisor by calling 604 822 9836 or submitting a question through the online form.