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.

Graduate Entrance Award Competitions / Master & PhD Applicants - Entering January 2020 Semester

Graduate Entrance Scholarship (GES) - Valued at $10,000 per year with renewal criteria, the GES is one of UNBC's most prestigious entrance awards.  A paper GES Application must be submitted to UNBC Awards & Financial Aid by May 1, 2019.  Information about the GES and to download the paper GES Application, go to the "Graduate Awards" link on the side menu.

Graduate Entrance Research Award (GERA) - Valued at $5,000 per year.  A paper GERA Application must be submitted to UNBC Awards & Financial Aid by May 1, 2019.  Information about the GERA and to download the paper GERA Application, go to the "Graduate Awards" link on the side menu.

Nordic Sport Leadership Award - Entrance Award (for a 2019 September Entry, Full-Time Undergraduate Canadian Student)

This award recognizes and rewards athletic achievement in cross country skiing or biathlon and will be provided to a student who demonstrates continued pursuit of excellence in Nordic sport while pursuing academic studies at UNBC. Excellence will be acknowledged through the student’s continuing athletic achievements and/or giving back to the sport through leadership, volunteer coaching, and building varsity involvement in cross country skiing or biathlon.
Donor: Friends of the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club
Value: $1,000
Note: Applicants must outline how they can pursue excellence in Nordic sport while pursuing academic studies at UNBC. Applicants must also include their experience and accomplishments to date in Nordic sport, and describe their vision for how they will inspire others.

Apply using UNBC's online awards application via your www.unbc.ca  MyUNBC / Awards & Financial Aid / Award Application portal by May 1, 2019.

The 2019-2020 UNBC Award Competition is Now Closed. 

The next UNBC award competition will occur in Mid-September (September 15th to October 14th) and will be for any awards declined in the 2019-2020 UNBC Award Competition and for any newly created awards that have been approved between now and early September 2019.  To view UNBC Awards click on the green button entitled "Scholarship, Bursary & Awards Guide. 

Award Competition Notification Timelines 

UNBC Award Offers are sent to the applicant/student's "unbc.ca" email address.  Expected response to UNBC Award Offers is within a 2-3 week period or awards may be reallocated to other deserving recipients.  Students can also stay tuned to their www.unbc.ca  MyUNBC / Awards & Financial Aid / Award Application portal and look under the "Status" column, if an award offer has been sent to their "unbc.ca" email address it will state "offer sent" under the Status column.

GRADUATE AWARDS (Master's & PhD)
- BC Graduate Scholarship Program: to all applicants who applied, Updated: Early-Mid April 2019
- Graduate Entrance Awards (GES & GERA): to all applicants who applied, Updated: Early-Mid April 2019
- UNBC 2019-2020 - Graduate Awards: only to applicants offered an award, Early June 2019
- UNBC 2019-2020 - General Awards: only to applicants offered an award, Early June 2019

UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS
- UNBC 2019-2020 - Entrance Awards: only to applicants offered an award, Early-to-Mid April 2019
- UNBC 2019-2020 - Undergraduate In-Course (2nd to 4th Year) Awards: only to applicants offered an award, Early June 2019
- UNBC 2019-2020 - General Awards: only to applicants offered an award, Early June 2019

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