College of Graduate Studies

 
A $2,000 scholarship is offered by the Canadian Federation of University Women Kelowna to a female graduate student in the College of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to a student who is a resident of the Regional District of Central Okanagan, who has demonstrated academic excellence, and who has demonstrated the greatest financial need.
A $2,500 award is offered by Silver Star Resort Ltd. in memory of its entrepreneurial patriarch Desmond Schumann to a student enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to a student who has demonstrated academic achievement with a focus in business-related activities associated with the Faculty of Management or with the School of Engineering, and whose studies may lend to entrepreneurship and innovation, community leadership, local economic development, international relations, marketing, project management or the service industry. The award is made on the recommendation from the respective Faculties and Schools and in consultation with the College of Graduate Studies.
Ken and Jean Finch are pleased to offer one $10,000 award to a PhD student and one $5,000 award to a Masters student enrolled at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to students whose studies may lead to entrepreneurship, innovation, community involvement or local economic development. The award is made by the College of Graduate Studies.
A $1,000 award is offered by Golder Associates to a graduate student entering first or second year in the College of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence in Civil Engineering, with a focus on geotechnical engineering. The award is made on the recommendation of the College.
A $2,500 award has been endowed by Dr. Vicki Green, a member of the Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award is offered to a graduate student in the Faculty of Education, Okanagan campus, studying issues in social, economic, ecological, environmental and/or political sustainability. Candidates for the award are selected based on how their research will implement contemplative, transformational, imaginative, or creative interdisciplinary understandings in sustainability for children, youth, or teachers. The award is made on the recommendation of a selection committee comprised of members of the Faculty of Education.
A $3,000 award is offered by the Henderson family through the Shuswap Community Foundation to an undergraduate or graduate student at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus who is participating in an international health and/or international community development initiative taking place in a developing country, with preference given to an international student. The award is made by Faculty, School or College nomination to the office of Student Services and Financial Support.
A $500 award is offered by Donna Lester-Smith, MA 2008, to an Aboriginal graduate student who has completed a masters degree at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award is made on the recommendation of the College of Graduate Studies in consultation with Aboriginal Programs and Services to a student who demonstrates academic achievement and campus and-or community involvement. If no Aboriginal candidate is eligible, the award can be made to a non-Aboriginal graduate student who has completed a masters degree, and whose academic studies, service and-or involvement are focused on the Aboriginal community.
A $9,000 scholarship has been endowed by the estate of Dorothy Anna Proudfoot for a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing program in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference will be given to the student with the highest admission GPA. The award is made on the recommendation of the College of Graduate Studies in consultation with the School of Nursing. Dorothy Proudfoot (1929-2015) had an intriguing nursing career which spanned many decades, starting in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, and ending in long-term care in Kelowna, BC. She flew with the Saskatchewan Air Ambulance and served as a nurse in Japan during the Korean War. Dorothy worked in community health for many years in Kelowna and she was also involved in home nursing, long-term care assessment, and administration.
A $5,000 award is offered by family in memory of Dr. Stephen Daniel Pope to a graduate student in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to a student who shows great promise in the field of education. Dr. Stephen Daniel Pope is remembered for his passion for education and his significant contributions to the public education system of British Columbia in the 1800s. The award is made on the recommendation of the College of Graduate Studies in consultation with the Faculty of Education.
Scholarships totalling $3,650 have been endowed for graduate students at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. The awards are made in consultation with the College of Graduate Studies.
Bursaries totalling $12,000 are offered by the IEAFA Corporation of Canada to students in the Master of Social Work Program in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.