UBC Entrance Awards
This application is for the following programs:
- Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Award
- Centennial Scholars Entrance Award
These awards assist students who are transitioning to UBC from secondary school or another post-secondary institution. The purpose of the program is to financially support academically qualified students who show an interest in joining and contributing to the UBC community, but who would not be able to attend without significant financial assistance. Through the program, new students can access a variety of one-time and renewable awards of up to $80,000.
- You must be a strong academic student and meet all UBC admission requirements
- You must demonstrate financial need
- You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person in Canada
- You must be entering directly from high school or transferring from another post-secondary institution
- You must apply to a direct entry undergraduate program at UBC, and not have a previous degree (Direct entry undergraduate programs are programs you can enter directly in your first year of study)
- If you are applying for the Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Award: You must self-identify as Black (African, African-American, African-Canadian, Afro-Caribbean)
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.
Online Undergraduate Admission Application
- Applicants must complete and submit the online undergraduate admission application at you.ubc.ca by December 1, 2021 and receive a UBC student number before starting the UBC Entrance Awards Application.
UBC Entrance Award Application Components:
- Student Application Form
- Description of Circumstance (maximum 1000 words)
You will be asked to upload a statement outlining your personal, family, and financial situation that make it necessary for you to apply for this award. You must explain your involvement and contribution to your school, community, or family, and your interest in joining and contributing to the UBC community. You must also describe how receiving this award will impact your personal situation, now and in the future. There are also a number of donor funded awards designed to support post-secondary participation of underrepresented groups of people within the Canadian population. If you self-identify with one of these groups please indicate this in your Description of Circumstance.
- Reference Form
You will also be asked to provide an email address for your reference. Your personal reference must be well acquainted with you, and able to comment on your character, interest in UBC, and financial circumstances. 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.
- Parent/Guardian Form
For students who have attended high school within the past 48 months, you will be asked to provide an email address of your parent/guardian to fill out information regarding your family’s finances. You also have the option to provide two email addresses for two separate forms to be submitted. If you are not in contact with your parent/guardian or are unable to submit a Parent/Guardian Form, you can explain your situation in the Description of Circumstance.
Once all the components of your UBC Entrance Award Application have been received and marked as complete, you will be able to submit your application.
Applicants must submit both their Admission Application and Entrance Award Application by December 1, 2021 to be considered.
*Please also ensure to click on the green "Send Verification Link" box to complete your SMApply account set up in order to submit your award application