The UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award program assists students in transition from secondary school and other post-secondary institutions to UBC. The purpose of this program is to support academically qualified students who show an interest in joining the UBC community, but who would not otherwise be able to attend without significant financial assistance. This program offers entering students one-time and renewable awards of up to $40,000 payable over four years. There are opportunities for students studying on UBC's Vancouver campus to receive full-ride awards, ranging in value up to the full cost of a student's program and living expenses. The Centennial Scholars Entrance Award is separate from the Major Entrance Scholarships. Students are eligible to apply for both awards, provided they meet the criteria.
Am I eligible?
You're eligible if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident entering UBC's Vancouver or Okanagan campus directly from high school or transferring from another post-secondary institution to your first undergraduate degree (post-baccalaureate students are not eligible to apply). You and your family must complete an application to demonstrate financial need. The application requires a reference letter from someone who is well acquainted with you and who can comment on your character, interest in UBC, and financial situation. This could include - but is not limited to - coaches, teachers, counsellors, principals, supervisors from work and volunteer positions, family doctors, and community or religious leaders.
How do I apply?
For the student
You will be required to complete the following by the December 1 deadline:
Apply to UBC
Complete the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Student Application (including the description of circumstance) and submit through the Student Application web form