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.
The University of British Columbia in Canada
Level/Field of study:
Eligible undergraduate degrees offered by UBC
The value of your Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award is proportional to your financial need.
Financial need is determined by totaling tuition, fees, and living costs, and subtracting the financial contribution you and your family can make each year.
A standard needs assessment is based on the financial information provided by you and your family.
Your award may be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree completion – whichever comes first – provided you achieve satisfactory academic standing in your faculty, continue to demonstrate financial need, and maintain your Canadian study permit (student visa).
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 universities.
•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 standards).
•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.
To apply for the International Scholars programme, you must be nominated by your school or non-profit organization, and submit a reference from an academic referee. Confirm that your school or non-profit organization is able to nominate you, and inform your nominator and academic referee that you’d like to apply for the International Scholars Programme.
Submit your award application and complete the online application for admission to UBC by 1 December 2021. You must meet the UBC English Language Admission Requirement by 1 February 2022.
We strongly advise interested students to visit the official fellowship website for detailed information about the programme.