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.

  • MFA student Lindsay Kirker, was awarded the Audain Foundation Travel Award in 2019. Read more…

  • Laavanya Prakash

    With the support from the International Undergraduate Research Award, Art History and Visual Culture student Laavanya Prakash explore the British colonization with visually documented architectural elements in Lucknow, near her hometown of Bangalore. Read more…

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
Audain Travel Award Visual Arts Undergraduate and Graduate Continuing Students Open

May 15, 2022 (extended)

$7500
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

June 1

FCCS Event Support Fund All Programs Open

Ongoing

$500
FCCS Service Award All Programs Undergraduate and Graduate Continuing Students Open

June 1

FCCS Teaching Excellence & Innovation Open

Final Nomination Deadline: August 15th

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 Dean’s Thesis Fellowship Graduate Continuing Students Open

August 31

$6000 x2
Graduate Student Research Award Graduate Continuing Students Open

April 15th / August 15th / December 1st

$1000 x 9
Henderson Award in International Development All Programs Undergraduate and Graduate Continuing Students Open

May 10, 2020

$2578
International Undergraduate Research Award All Programs Undergraduate Continuing Students Closed

Feb. 16, 11:59pm

$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

$10,500
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
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.

Killam Postdoctoral Awards Submission Process for Departments in FCCS – 2022

The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programmes were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime. Their primary purpose is to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts.

See below for information about the process for students in FCCS.

September 7 at 12pm (noon) – Applicants must complete a Killam Notice of Intent (NOI). Applicants should notify prospective referees that a request for references may be forthcoming.

September 26 at 4pm – Application (including the letter of support from the UBC faculty member; but without reference letters) is due internally: lacia.vogel@ubc.ca. Applicants should notify prospective referees that a request for references may be forthcoming, if they have not already done so.

October 3 – applicants will be notified if the application is proceeding; if so, applicants then invite their three referees to provide a letter of reference addressed to UBC via email by noon PST, October 14 at postdoc.ok@ubc.ca.

October 14 at 12pm – the full and complete application including the letter of support and 3 references is due: postdoc.ok@ubc.ca.