Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award for Undergraduate International Students

The Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award recognizes international undergraduate students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, and recognized achievement in other key areas.

Do you have what it takes to be one of the recipients?

Foreign students interested in studying at the University of British Columbia in Canada are viable for the said award. Learn more about the opportunity below.

Application deadline: December 1, 2021

Benefits of the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award

The Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award is valued according to your financial need. The total of tuition, fees, and living costs is subtracted from the financial contribution you and your family can make each year to assess financial need. The financial information you and your family supply is used to create a standard needs assessment.

If you maintain satisfactory academic standing in your faculty, continue to demonstrate financial need, and maintain your Canadian study permit, your award may be renewed for up to three further years of undergraduate study or until you complete your degree — whichever comes first (student visa).

Eligibility Criteria for Undergraduate International Students

To be considered for the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award:

  • • You must be an international student who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian study permit.
  • • You must be entering UBC from a recognized secondary school, or transferring from your first year at a post-secondary college or other university.
  • • You must have graduated from high school no earlier than the month of June two years prior to the academic year you are applying to. For example, applicants for 2022 must have graduated from high school no earlier than June 2020.
  • • You must be applying for your first undergraduate degree.
  • • You must demonstrate superior academic achievement (achieve all As or equivalent standard).
  • • You must demonstrate a level of financial need that would otherwise prevent you from pursuing a UBC degree.
  • • You must meet UBC’s admission requirements, including general and degree-specific requirements and the English Language Admission Standard.





How to Apply for the Opportunity

To be considered for the International Scholars program, you must be nominated by your school or non-profit organization and submit a letter of recommendation from an academic referee. Confirm that your school or non-profit can nominate you, and let your nominator and academic referee know that you want to apply for the International Scholars Program.

By December 1, 2021, submit your award application and complete the online application for admission to UBC. By February 1, 2022, you must have met the UBC English Language Admission Requirement.

To access the online application form and for full information on how to apply for this scholarship, please visit the official scholarship website.


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