There is a college scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.
Over the past few years, Canada has seen a rise in applications from US high school students. A national initiative to increase international student enrollment at all levels, friendly immigration policies allowing students to work during school and after they complete their program of studies, combined with high college costs back home in the States make Canadian universities attractive to many students. If you want an international experience close to home, why not consider the University of British Columbia? This highly ranked university actively recruits top students to campus with merit scholarship opportunities aimed at the leaders of tomorrow.
Scholarship: Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship
Awarding Organization: The University of British Columbia
Amount: Recipients receive a scholarship commensurate with their financial need, as determined by the university.
Eligible Students: Entering international students at the University of British Columbia. All students must be applying to their first undergraduate degree program and be admissible to their first choice of program. Students must have an excellent academic record (i.e. have an A average or equivalent).
Eligible College(s): The University of British Columbia
How to Apply: Students must be nominated by their high school or the college from which they are transferring. All applicants must apply to UBC and complete an online nomination packet.
Deadline: December 1
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.