Presidential Scholars Awards

UBC is looking for the most accomplished and promising Canadian citizens and permanent residents to join our community. The Presidential Scholars Award program offers the most prestigious awards available to students who are entering UBC. These include a one-time award of approximately $5,000, and renewable awards of up to $40,000 on the Okanagan campus, and $80,000 on the Vancouver campus, each payable over four years.

Are you eligible?

High school and CEGEP students who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for the Presidential Scholars Award. These awards recognize students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school.

How do you apply?

Students wishing to be considered for a Presidential Scholars Award must apply to UBC by December 1 December 15 (deadline extended), and indicate that they would like to be considered for the award when asked in their UBC application. All sections of the online application must be completed by December 1 December 15 (deadline extended), including paying the admission fee, in order to qualify.

To be evaluated for the Presidential Scholars Award, high school applicants must answer “Yes” in the Awards section of the online application. Applicants will be evaluated on their first-choice degree based on their academic profile and personal profile. We will not evaluate second-choice degrees for a Presidential Scholars Award. 

When will you be notified?

UBC will contact the majority of Presidential Scholars Award winners by the end of day on April 27. Only successful award applicants will be contacted.