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 (up to $80,000 over four years). 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.
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.
You will be required to complete the following by the December 1 deadline:
Complete the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Parent/Guardian Form and submit through the Supporting Documentation web form by the December 1 deadline:
Complete the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Reference Form and submit through the Supporting Documentation web form by the December 1 deadline:
The deadline for completed 2018/19 applications to be received by UBC Enrolment Services is December 1, 2017. If you submitted an application for the 2018/19 academic year, UBC will notify you of a decision by May 15, 2018.
Information about the awards that are available to Canadian students entering their first year at UBC.Visit page
No eligible Canadian student will be prevented from attending UBC for financial reasons alone.Visit page