October 15, 2016

University of British Columbia Donald Wehrung International Student Award in Canada for Undergraduate Students

Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: UBC
Country to Study in: Canada

Scholarship Description
The University of British Columbia (UBC) offers the Donald Wehrung International Student Award to non-Canadian international students for undergraduate study at UBC’s Vancouver or Okanagan campus.

The Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award recognizes outstanding international undergraduate students from impoverished or war-torn areas, who have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances and who would be unable to pursue post-secondary education without financial assistance.

Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award at University of British Columbia

Eligibility
Nominations will be accepted from secondary schools, recognized international development agencies and their affiliates, registered local or international charitable and not-for-profit organizations.

A school or organization may nominate one student for UBC’s Donald Wehrung International Student Award for undergraduate study at UBC’s Vancouver or Okanagan campus.

To be eligible for consideration for the Donald Wehrung International Student Award, the nominee must be:
  • an international student, who is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada, and who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian Study Permit (visa)
  • from a war-torn or politically unstable region of the world, and/or from an economically disadvantaged region of the world, and has achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances, with no financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary education, either in their own country because it is unavailable or unattainable, or outside their country because it is beyond their means
  • graduating or recently graduated from a recognized senior secondary school; applying for their first undergraduate degree;
  • able to demonstrate superior academic achievement (at least an ‘A’ average or equivalent standard) and leadership potential
If a school nominates one student for the Donald Wehrung International Student Award, a non-profit organization may NOT nominate another student from that same school for this award.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT Canada)

Participating Institutions
The University of British Columbia (UBC); Vancouver or Okanagan campus; Canada.

Nominations will be accepted from secondary schools, recognized international development agencies and their affiliates, registered local or international charitable and not-for-profit organizations.

Fields of study
Any undergraduate level course offered at UBC

Number of awards
Not specified by UBC

Sponsorship duration
Can be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study, or to degree completion, whichever is less, provided the recipient achieves satisfactory academic standing in their faculty, continues to demonstrate financial need, and maintains their Canadian Study Permit (visa).

Scholarship benefits
The value of awards is commensurate with demonstrated financial need, and sufficient to cover tuition costs for the relevant program of study, and living expenses.

Method of Application
Secondary schools and recognized international, community-based, and non-governmental organizations may nominate candidates using the nomination form, found on the official webpage. Download the Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award Nomination Package(PDF) to nominate a student for this award.

Early application is encouraged, to ensure an application decision can be made in time for nomination consideration.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this award.

DEADLINES:
Nomination packages must be postmarked by December 1, 2016. Nominees must also complete the online application for academic admission to UBC by December 1, 2016 and meet the UBC English Language Admission Requirement by January 31, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE:
Although applicants to UBC can specify two program choices in their application for admission, an award nomination will be considered only in relation to the nominee's first choice program.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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