Funding & Awards

We are committed to supporting and encouraging our students to reach their full potential while at UBC Okanagan.

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies offer a number of merit based scholarships and funding to support graduate and undergraduate students during their studies, and awards for research and creation activities.

Both the faculty and generous donors make student funded awards possible. Below is a list of scholarship and award opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

  • Jessica Bonney, a Creative Writing Major used the Undergraduate Student Research Award fund for a research creation project exploring small press and fine press publishing through the creation of a poetry chapbook.

  • With the support from The Undergraduate Research Award, Art History and Visual Culture student Asia Li worked on a project to research and write an advisory report for the Armstrong Heritage Advisory Committee and the City of Armstrong on the topic of the city’s proposed Chinese memorial to the Chinese market gardeners of Armstrong and their legacy.

  • Ashton Kinley, a major in Creative Writing, worked on a short film entitled ‘The Vermillion Hitchhiker’. Set as a road-film with a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age narrative, the film is centred around the fraught relationships between place, identity and sexual politics.

FCCS Research Awards provide funding for both undergraduate and graduate students. The awards supports the production and dissemination of graduate student research and knowledge creation (i.e. creative arts) activities as well as support for undergraduate students to engage in research and creation activities over the summer months.

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Award Name Program Degree Level Applicant Status Award Status Deadline Award Value
Art History and Visual Culture Scholarship Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1000
Asper Scholarship Visual Arts Undergraduate Incoming Students Open $1300 x2
Craig Hall Memorial Visual Arts Scholarship in Printmaking Visual Arts Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1500
Creative Writing Prize Creative Writing Undergraduate Continuing Students Open

none

$1000
Creative Writing Scholarship Creative Writing Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1000
Cultural Studies Scholarship Cultural Studies Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1000
Doug Biden Memorial Scholarship in Visual Arts Visual Arts Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1000
Dr. Shelley Martin Memorial Scholarship English Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1150
Elinor Yandel Memorial Award in Fine Arts Visual Arts Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1600
English Scholarship English Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1000
FCCS Community Engagement Award Undergraduate and Graduate Continuing Students Open

06/01/2019

FCCS Service Award All Programs Undergraduate and Graduate Continuing Students Open

06/01/2019

FCCS Teaching Excellence & Innovation Open

05/01/2019

Frances Harris Prize in Fine Arts Visual Arts Undergraduate Continuing Students Open

none

$550
French and Spanish Scholarship French & Spanish Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1000
French Essay Prize French Undergraduate Continuing Students Open

none

French Scholarship French Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1000
German Canadian Harmonie Club Prize in German Studies German Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1000
Graduate Student Research Award Graduate Continuing Students Open

03/15/2019

$1000 x 9
Henderson Award in International Development All Programs Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $3200
International Undergraduate Research Award All Programs Undergraduate Continuing Students Open

02/26/2019

$9000
Jack and Lorna Hambelton Memorial Award Visual Arts Undergraduate Continuing Students Open

none

$1000
Jill Douglas Bachelor of Arts Award All Programs Undergraduate Incoming Students Open $5,000
Jill Douglas Entrance Award Visual Arts Undergraduate Incoming Students Closed $5000
Kelly Cuyrtis Memorial Scholarship English Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $900
Media Studies Scholarship Media Studies Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1000
Murray Johnson Memorial Award Visual Arts Undergraduate Continuing Students Open

none

$300
Norma and Jack Aitken Prize in Visual Arts Visual Arts Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1000
R. M. Middleton Student Prize All Programs Undergraduate Continuing Students Open

none

$10,000
Spanish Scholarship Spanish Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1000
The Jaeger Entrance Award Visual Arts Undergraduate Incoming Students Open

none

$20,000 each (payable at $5,000 per year)
Transfer Prize in Creative Writing Creative Writing Undergraduate Continuing Students Open

none

$1000
UBC Okanagan Visual Arts Award Visual Arts Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1000
Undergraduate Student Research Award All Programs Undergraduate Continuing Students Open

02/26/2019

$2500 x2
Visual Arts Scholarship Visual Arts Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $250
Visual Arts Scholarship Visual Arts Undergraduate Continuing Students Open $1000

More Funding Opportunities

UBC Okanagan is committed to supporting and encouraging our students to reach their full potential during their studies. There are merit-based and need-based awards and scholarships available to Canadian and international students.

The Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund has been established by the Associate Vice President, Students portfolio at UBC’s Okanagan campus to provide financial support for student initiatives, conferences & competitions.