Scholarship

Funding – The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA). Due: March 31st, 2017.

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The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) Due March 31st, 2017

  • This award supports activities such as fieldwork (data collection); research visits to libraries, archives, or universities; course/curriculum development; and international collaborations leading to peer-reviewed publication. Civil Society Scholars are selected on the basis of their outstanding contributions to research or other engagements with local communities, to furthering debates on challenging societal questions, and to strengthening critical scholarship and academic networks within their fields.

 

The application deadline is March 31st, 2017.

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Aboriginal Scholarship Workshop, Social Lounge at UBC Longhouse. 12-1 pm, Jan 26, 2017

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Indigenous Student Scholarship Workshop

When: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 | 12 noon – 1pm
Where: Social Lounge at the Longhouse, 1985 West Mall, UBC Vancouver

Curious about what kinds of upcoming scholarship awards you could apply to?
Do you need help with filling out an application form for scholarships?
Academic Advisors and Enrolment Service Professionals (ESPs) will be reviewing several scholarships and are available to answer your questions. Drop by at noon, a free pizza lunch will be provided.

The workshop will review these awards*:

1. Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards
(http://health.aboriginal.ubc.ca/awards-and-scholarships/)

2. Indspire Scholarship
(https://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/)

3. Irving K. Barber Scholarship
(http://www.ikbbc.ca/web/aboriginal/eligibility)

*Please note, these awards are open to all students (including those who are on Student Loans or are Band-Funded).

This workshop is open to both undergraduate and graduate Indigenous students at UBC Vancouver.

Please email arts.aboriginal@ubc.ca to RSVP (this helps us coordinate the pizza order). Student’s with classes that end at 12:30pm are still encouraged to attend the end portion of the workshop.

Add the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/485824031587874/

Funding – Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships, Due: Feb 10, 2017

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The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year. All Aboriginal students are eligible to apply, but priority is given to Aboriginal graduate students whose traditional territory falls, at least in part, within Canada. Applicants may or may not be UBC graduate students at the time of application – the competition is open to both incoming and continuing graduate students.

 

Applicant Deadline: check with your graduate program

Graduate Program Nomination Deadline: February 10, 2017 (4 PM)

Amount: $16,175 – $18,200 per annum plus tuition

For complete information about this competition, please see the Graduate Awards website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowships

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Angela Rizzo (angela.rizzo@ubc.ca).

Funding – Upcoming External Award Competitions

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Community Engagement Fellowship Program

Community Engagement Fellowship Program offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work with northern Canadian First Nations and Inuit communities on four-month long community-identified projects, which will help to provide capacity and respond to challenges facing a community’s health, sustainability, and prosperity.
Deadline: Sunday, 06 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/community-engagement-fellowship-program

Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs

Academic scholarships are awarded to undertake graduate studies that lead to a degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or graduate research at a university or higher learning institution in an OAS Member State. The competition is open to students in all disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and arts). Scholarships are not offered for studies in the medical sciences and the learning of new languages.
Deadline: Tuesday, 08 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/organization-american-states-oas-fellowsh…

Dan David Prize Scholarship

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year. 2016-17 selected fields are Past – Social History – New Directions; Present – Combat Poverty; and Future – Nanoscience.
Deadline: Thursday, 10 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/dan-david-prize-scholarship

DEGIRS Bursary

The Division of Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector (DEGIRS) offers a $2,000 bursary aimed at advancing engineering and geosciences education and practices in BC. Studies should relate directly to professional engineering and/or geoscience/geotechnique in the resource sector.
Deadline: Friday, 11 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/degirs-bursary

CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Student Award

The CSCE Hydrotechnical Division administers this award for the best master’s thesis report related to water engineering and water management. This award is intended to recognize an outstanding masters’ thesis that demonstrates high quality research technique, high quality presentation of the work, and relevance to water engineering and water management in Canada.
Deadline: Friday, 11 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/csce-hydrotechnical-engineering-student-a…

Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship

The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice provides funds for a $7500 Research Fellowship in order to support research related to the Institute’s annual conference theme. The completed research is expected to be presented at the Institute’s annual conference and published with its proceedings. Open to faculty and graduate students at Canadian universities.
Deadline: Tuesday, 15 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/charles-d-gonthier-research-fellowship

Anne Vallee Ecological Fund

The Anne Vallée Ecological Fund (AVEF) offers two $1,500 scholarship to support students registered in animal research at the master or doctoral level in a Québec or British Columbia University. The AVEF is focussed on supporting field research in animal ecology, in relation with the impact of human activities such as forestry, industry, agriculture, and fishing.
Deadline: Friday, 18 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/anne-vallee-ecological-fund

Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award
A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care.
Deadline: Friday, 18 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/strengthening-mothers-through-perinatal-r…

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards are intended to enable highly qualified Masters and PhD students to undertake full-time research training with a focus on preventing and/or reducing occupational illness, injury, and disability in British Columbia.
Deadline: Wednesday, 30 March 2016, but requires a signature from UBC Office of Research Services – ORS deadline: 22 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/worksafebc-research-training-awards

Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships

The objective of the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) is to provide support for research and education into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the liver. Graduate Studentships and Summer Studentships are intended for scientists-in-training who are working towards obtaining their Masters or Ph.D. and whose research projects are related to liver diseases.
Deadline: Thursday, 31 March 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/canadian-liver-foundation-graduate-studen…

Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student at a university in the Pacific Northwest who has a strong academic record, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, the promise of emerging as an environmental leader, and a faculty nomination. Students of color, those who come from a disadvantaged background, or who have overcome significant hardship are highly encouraged to apply for this award.
Deadline: Friday, 01 April 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/bullitt-environmental-fellowship

MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship

The Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship is intended to assist the protection of minority and human rights in Canada, and reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities such as that suffered by Japanese Canadians during World War II.
Deadline: Friday, 01 April 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/mcc-canadian-japanese-mennonite-scholarship

BC Aboriginal Student Award

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Aboriginal students pursuing studies at the Master’s and Doctoral levels in British Columbia. Renewable awards of $5,000 per year are available. Selection is based on a variety of factors, including financial need, family and community responsibilities, and career and life goals.
Deadline: Friday, 01 April 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/bc-aboriginal-student-award

The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance

The Rabin Scholarship Fund provides doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows focusing on areas relating to the pursuit of peace and peaceful forms of social life the opportunity to spend one academic year at The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.
Deadline: Sunday, 01 May 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/rabin-scholarship-fund-advancement-peace-…

Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with BC communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives.
Deadline: Tuesday, 10 May 2016
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/elizabeth-henry-scholarship-communities-e…

List of upcoming external and external graduate award competitions is also available at

https://www.grad.ubc.ca/scholarships-awards-funding/award-opportunities

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BC Hydro Aboriginal Scholarship

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Aboriginal Scholarships

BC Hydro is proud to support education and skill development in B.C.’s Aboriginal communities. We are committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workforce which is representative of the communities we serve.

Aboriginal scholarships are awarded to selected B.C. Aboriginal students currently enrolled in a full-time post-secondary institution or students in Grade 12 planning to pursue a full-time public post-secondary education within Canada. BC Hydro offers the following scholarships:

  • Eight $1,500 aboriginal scholarships, available to individuals who are status/non status Indians, Inuit or Métis and are residents of B.C. who plan to enrol in a full-time public post-secondary institution in Canada. Students pursuing an education in technology or engineering will be considered priority applicants, however general admission students are encouraged to apply.screenshot_10 screenshot_11
  • One $2,000 Randy Brant Memorial scholarship based on a combination of academic achievement and outstanding community involvement.

In order to provide opportunities to more British Columbians, you can only receive an award once. BC Hydro’s Aboriginal Scholarship applications are available on this website each year from January to mid-April and the scholarships are awarded in the summer months.

Applications for 2014 will be accepted January 27 to April 15, 2014. Download the 2014 Aboriginal Scholarship Application Form [PDF, 78 KB]. Please send your completed scholarship package between January 27 and April 15, 2014 (post-marked on or before April 15) to:

BC Hydro, Community Investment—Scholarship,
15th Floor, 333 Dunsmuir Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5R3

For more information about BC Hydro’s Aboriginal Education and Employment Strategy (AEES) please contact:

Jeannie Cranmer
Aboriginal Education and Employment Strategy Manager
Phone: 1 877 461 0161 #1 Employment or 604 623 4401
Email: aboriginal.employment@bchydro.com
Website: www.bchydro.com/careers

If you have any problems these documents or with the web link, please feel free to contact me.

Have a great day!