During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our scholarships and financial aid staff can be reached via email at awards@unbc.ca. 2020/21 scholarship and award-offer timelines have not been affected, and an unclaimed awards competition is planned for the fall. For the latest updates, please visit our coronavirus (COVID-19) website.

Awards and Financial Aid helps students obtain the funds necessary to finance their UNBC education and to provide educational budgeting services. Funds may be obtained from a variety of sources, including government and bank loans, private, corporate, and public scholarships and bursaries, and UNBC awards.

BC Government Additional COVID 19 Emergency Funding

Applications are now open for BC COVID Emergency funding.  To be eligible you must be a registered student in the September 2021 Semester and be a resident of British Columbia.  A resident of British Columbia is defined as: a person who is a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and who has resided in British Columbia for twelve consecutive months, not including time spent in a post-secondary institution. Eligible students may apply for one-time funding of up to $500. Funding is awarded on the basis of financial need, which must be directly related to the COVID pandemic.

Out of Province and International students are not eligible.

To apply, sign on to your On-line Student Services MyUNBC account and follow the Awards and Financial Aid / Award Application tab to the BC COVID Emergency Bursary application.  The deadline to apply is September 25, 2021.

Fall Awards Competition

The Fall 2021 UNBC Awards Competition will open Sep 15th and close Oct 14th.  This competition is for students who register in courses for the September 2021 Semester. Student may apply for any awards unclaimed from the main Annual UNBC Awards Competition, and any new awards that have recently been established.

For other funding ideas, go scroll down this page to the "Non-UNBC Awards" column where you will find external award search engines.  Also review the "News" tab in the lower left-hand side of this webpage for a snapshot of external awards with deadlines coming up. 

For graduate students/applicants (Master's & PhD) you may also want to check out the awards listed via www2.unbc.ca/research/funding-opportunities .  Also, review the Graduate Entrance Research Scholarship (GERS) info by clicking on the side menu button entitled "Graduate Awards".

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