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.
Fall awards competition - Sep 15th to Oct 14th
Current students can apply via your MyUNBC portal for the Fall Awards Competition. This competition is for awards still available from the main competition, and will include any new awards that can be disbursed for Sep 2023 onward. Students registered in the September 2023 Semester are eligible to apply.
Here are the steps you need to follow:
- Go into your MyUNBC portal
- Go to Student Applications
- Click on Awards & Financial Aid
- Click on top menu item "Financial Aid"
- Complete a Web Application for 2023-2024 Academic Year - Fall 2023 Awards Competition
Ensure you are using the UNBC wifi option (vs. the eduroam wifi option).
Next main annual award competition for 2024 - 2025 academic year - Opens Oct 15th
In order to be eligible to apply for the main Annual 2024-2025 Award Competition you must have an admission decision, this includes those applying for undergraduate and master's/doctoral studies. If planning to attend UNBC in the Fall of 2024, apply for admission at this time. Below is a list of the different award categories/types that are part of the main annual award competition.
Additional documentation may be required depending on the award applied for (i.e. Reference Letters, proof of belonging to a specific organization, etc.).
Refer to the side menu "Undergraduate Awards" and "Graduate Awards" for more information.
Grade 12/new undergraduate students recommended award applications:
- Leadership Awards (new undergraduates),
- Entrance Awards,
- General Awards
New graduate/doctoral students recommended award applications:
- Master's Doctoral Level Awards,
- General Awards.
Continuing undergraduate and graduate/doctoral award students:
UNBC students already in-course (i.e. students continuing in their undergraduate, graduate/doctoral programs) are able to apply using the myUNBC Student Online Services portal once the competition opens.
Other prestigious award information for graduate applicants / students
For graduate students / applicants (Masters and PhD) review the Graduate Entrance Research Scholarship (GERS) information and British Columbia Graduate Scholarships Program (BCGSP) information on the Graduate awards webpage.You may also want to check out the Office of Research and Innovation internal/external award competitions and teaching assistantship career opportunities.
- UNBC Scholars
- Early Entrance Awards
- Entrance Awards
- Undergraduate Awards (>17 credits)
- General Awards
- Graduate Awards
- Dean/Graduate Program's Awards
- Nordic Sport Leadership Awards