Funding & Awards
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.
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, 2023
|Craig Hall Memorial Visual Arts Scholarship in Printmaking||Visual Arts||Undergraduate||Continuing Students||Open||$1500|
|Creative Writing Prize||Creative Writing||Undergraduate||Continuing Students||Open||
|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||
|FCCS Event Support Fund||All Programs||Open||
|FCCS Service Award||All Programs||Undergraduate and Graduate||Continuing Students||Open||
|FCCS Teaching Excellence & Innovation||Open||
Final Nomination Deadline: August 15th
|Frances Harris Prize in Fine Arts||Visual Arts||Undergraduate||Continuing Students||Open||
|French and Spanish Scholarship||French & Spanish||Undergraduate||Continuing Students||Open||$1000|
|French Essay Prize||French||Undergraduate||Continuing Students||Open||
|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||
Aug. 15 for students; Aug. 25 for supervisors
|Graduate Student Research Award||Graduate||Continuing Students||Open||
|Henderson Award in International Development||All Programs||Undergraduate and Graduate||Continuing Students||Open||
May 10, 2020
|International Undergraduate Research Award||All Programs||Undergraduate||Continuing Students||Open||
Feb. 20, 11:59pm
|Jack and Lorna Hambelton Memorial Award||Visual Arts||Undergraduate||Continuing Students||Open||
|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||
|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||
|Spanish Scholarship||Spanish||Undergraduate||Continuing Students||Open||$1000|
|The Jaeger Entrance Award||Visual Arts||Undergraduate||Incoming Students||Open||
|$20,000 each (payable at $5,000 per year)|
|Transfer Prize in Creative Writing||Creative Writing||Undergraduate||Continuing Students||Open||
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
October 14 at 12pm – the full and complete application including the letter of support and 3 references is due: firstname.lastname@example.org.