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

The UNBC Awards & FInancial Aid Unit is currently developing the application process for the additional COVID 19 Emergency Funding for the 2021/2022 recently announced by the BC Government.  Information about the application process will be communicated to students when it becomes available and will be posted on this website prior to the beginning of the academic year.  

Entrance Award - Offers Sent

Entrance Award (ENTR) offers have now been emailed to recipients via their unbc.ca email addresses.  This category encompasses undergraduate students attending UNBC for the first time in September.

Main Annual 2021-2022 UNBC Awards Competition - Closed

The main Annual 2021-2022 UNBC Awards Competition is now closed.  Depending on the category applied for, award recipients will receive an emailed offer via their unbc.ca email starting mid-to-end of June 2021 onward.  Stay tuned to your "MyUNBC / Awards & Financial Aid / Award Application" menu as the "Status" column will update to state "offer sent" if the above occurs, which should prompt you to check your UNBC email for the award offer and terms/conditions.

If you missed applying for the main Annual UNBC Award Competition, don't worry - 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 and will have any awards remaining from the main Annual UNBC Awards Competition, and any newly created awards that we can disburse at that time.

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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