Further to Lia’s email regarding the LFS Major (Greater Than $10,000) Awards, please note the following deadlines:
Monday, July 10 – deadline to inform Lia of your intention to submit an application. Please email Lia by this date so that she will have time to prepare your transcripts and calculate your GPA’s before the application deadline.
Friday, July 14 – deadline to submit your completed, SIGNED application.
The following are questions I have been receiving so I thought I’d do up an FAQ.
Can I submit my application electronically?
Yes. Please email your scanned completed SIGNED application to Lia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry for repeating SIGNED yet again. Unfortunately, every year we receive many applications right at the deadline that are not signed. Please make sure you sign your application before submitting it and I promise not to mention SIGNED again!
Is there a reference template?
No. Your referees are welcome to provide a free-form reference. We require two academic references. A reference letter written by an academic who can provide first-hand knowledge of your academic ability is generally preferred.
Can my referees send me their letters?
All references must be confidential, which means the student cannot read them. If you are submitting your references with your printed application, they must be in sealed envelopes. Ideally, references should be printed on official institution letterhead and signed by the referee.
Can my referees email their reference letters?
Another option is to have your referees submit their references electronically to Lia via email at email@example.com. Again, preference would be for the email to include an attached, official signed reference on institution letterhead, but we will accept references in the form of an email. The email MUST be sent from the referees’ institution email address – for example: john.smith@cornell. We cannot accept email addresses from hotmail, gmail, etc. accounts.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the references have been received by the deadline.
Hope this helps.
Manager, Graduate Programs
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Room 344 MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4
Phone: 604-822-4593 Fax: 604-822-4400
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LFS TA Portal: https://blogs.ubc.ca/lfsta/