Spring Graduate Awards Competition


LFS Internal Deadline – Friday, May 6th at 4:00 PM PDT.

Please notify me of your intention of applying by Tuesday, April 26th , 2022

Spring Graduate Awards Competition

A number of university awards for the upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.  The maximum value of funding that can be offered to a student is $16,000.  Applicants will apply via their graduate programs with a single application that may be considered for as many of the Spring Graduate Awards as they are eligible for, taking note of the following important considerations:

  • Eligibility: To be eligible to receive funding, applicants must meet both the overall eligibility requirements as outlined on the award webpage (ex. months of study) and all of the eligibility requirements for each individual Spring Graduate Award they apply for. Applicants will not be considered for an award if they do not clearly meet the criteria for the award.  
  • Selection:   While award recipients will be selected based on the evaluation criteria, priority will be given to eligible candidates who do not hold significant scholarship funding (i.e., $16,000 or higher) for the 2022/23 academic year (September 2022 to August 2023). If a student is offered Spring Awards funding, and later receives other scholarship funding of $16,000 or higher for the same period, the Spring Awards funding offer would normally be rescinded.
    • Exception: Some of the Spring Graduate Awards have very niche award descriptions (eligibility requirements).  For example, the #6362 award ‘James and Setsuko Thurlow Scholarship in Peace and Disarmament Studies’.  If a Spring Graduate Award receives a very low number of eligible applications, it may be awarded to a student who already has significant scholarship funding.


  • Application deadline: LFS Internal Deadline is 4:00 PM PDT, Friday May 6, 2022.

Applicants must submit the following materials to Iris (lfs.gradasst@ubc.ca) by the deadline:

  1. Completed Application Form – PART 1
  2. Completed Application Form – PART 2
  3. Canadian CCV – CGS-Master’s version
  4. Up-to-date, complete, official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate studies (including studies undertaken but not completed) up to December 31, 2021.
  5. One recommendation letter/form. In some cases, a reference letter submitted for a previous scholarship competition may be used; see the application instructions for details.

Important: Please refer to the application instructions for essential details on each application item noted above.

Important note: Please make sure you meet the eligibility for the specific awards you have selected (in the completed Application Form – PART 2). The Spring Graduate Awards competition tends to receive a high number of nominations from applicants who have weak or non-existent eligibility for the specific awards they have applied for.

For more information, such as the complete eligibility requirements and application materials, please refer to: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/spring-graduate-awards-competition.

Best regards,



Iris Li  (She, Her, Hers)
Program Assistant
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Faculty of Land and Food System
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
#291 – 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada

iris.li@ubc.ca  lfs.gradapp@ubc.ca

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