Scholarships for UBC Students
Thank you for your interest. Applications for the 2017 scholarship competition are now closed.
The Office of UBC Health will accept applications for the 2018 scholarships competition during the summer of 2018.
These scholarships are intended for current UBC students in any health or human services degree program and who meet the minimum eligibility criteria.
Scholarships totalling $5,100* have been made available through an endowment established by ImpactBC for outstanding student(s) enrolled in a UBC Health program who have completed a research or development project focusing on patient/client involvement in health care decision making or in health professional education. ImpactBC was instrumental in advancing health care improvement and patient engagement in B.C. from 2000-2015. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Office of the Vice-Provost Health, and in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
A scholarship valued at approximately $225* has been endowed by friends and colleagues in honour of Dr. John H. V. Gilbert for an outstanding student who, having completed the penultimate year of any health or human services degree program, combines academic excellence and demonstrated student leadership in interprofessional education for collaborative patient-centered practice. Activities related to interprofessional education in all undergraduate years are considered. Candidates must apply to the Office of the Vice-Provost Health and are required to include two signed letters of recommendation, which may be mailed separately or e-mailed from their originator. Original transcripts must also be submitted. The award is made on the recommendation of a committee chaired by an individual appointed by the Office of the Vice-Provost Health.
A scholarship valued at approximately $600* has been endowed by family, friends and colleagues of the late Jessie Gordon MacCarthy, who for ten years contributed through teaching, administration and research to the development of the Health Sciences at UBC. The award is made to the student who having completed the penultimate year of any pre-licensure Health Science course best combines academic excellence, demonstrated interest and leadership in the field of community health. Activities in the years immediately preceding admission to UBC may be considered as well as activities carried out while an undergraduate. The recipient is chosen by a committee, appointed by the Office of the Vice-Provost Health. Financial need may be considered but shall be subordinate to aptitude and interest.