UBC unveils $20,000 entrance scholarships for Aboriginal students

March 21, 2012

UBC announced yesterday 2 new major entrance scholarships designed to attract outstanding Canadian Aboriginal secondary school students to the university. The $5,000 Aboriginal Major Entrance Scholarships -- each renewable for up to 3 additional years for a total of $20,000 -- will be awarded annually to Aboriginal students according to broad-based criteria, such as academic excellence, leadership qualities, and outstanding contributions to the community. The new scholarships will be available to Aboriginal students who have applied for Major Entrance Scholarships in 2012, and all Aboriginal students starting in 2013. The new scholarships are part of UBC's Aboriginal Strategic Plan, which was adopted in 2009. UBC News Release