You are eligible to apply for a UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award if you are a strong academic student and meet all of UBC’s admission requirements. You must also be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or protected person in Canada who is entering UBC’s Okanagan or Vancouver campus directly from high school, or transferring from another post-secondary institution into a direct-entry program for your first undergraduate degree.
Although you can specify two undergraduate degree choices in your application to UBC, your award application will only be considered for your first-choice campus and degree. The Centennial Scholars Entrance Award is separate from the Presidential Scholars Award. You are eligible to apply for both awards, provided you meet the criteria.
How do you apply?
You and your family must complete an application to demonstrate financial need. The application also 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. Your reference could be – but is not limited to – a coach, a teacher, your counsellor, your principal, your supervisor from a work or volunteer position, your family doctor, or a community or religious leader.
By December 1, you must:
- Apply to UBC
- Complete the award application (including the description of circumstance) and submit it through the UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award (Student Application) page.
- Have your parent/guardian submit the parent/guardian form through the UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award (Supporting Documentation) page (if applicable).
- Have your reference submit the reference form through the UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award (Supporting Documentation) page.