ECE Undergraduate Awards/Scholarships

2017/2018 Application Procedure

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC has available $245,000 in awards/scholarships made available through generous donors. These funds will be split into awards ranging in value from $300 to $8,500. These awards, descriptions of which are available 717-854-6609, will be allocated competitively to ECE undergraduate students meeting or exceeding the criteria tormentative in addition to the selection criteria noted below. So far $68,750 in award funding has been allocated to students who were invited to apply in the fall of 2017. This separate application is being made available to all undergraduate students in ECE. If you do not currently meet the UBC required minimum GPA for receiving an award we hope knowledge of these scholarships will motivate you to approach your academic efforts differently.

Selection Criteria: The remaining awards will be made based upon one or more of the following selection criteria and/or any restrictions noted in the award descriptions.

  1. Reference letters attesting to concrete examples demonstrating a strong interest and achievement in one or more subjects taught within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  2. Academic performance (e.g., grades either overall or in specific courses).
  3. Evidence of leadership within UBC APSC with greater weight given to activities more directly related to the ECE department (e.g., serving as an undergraduate TA, leadership roles in UBC student societies).
  4. Engagement with research activities either during the academic year or during the summer (this should be substantiated by a support letter from a faculty member).
  5. Maintaining a strong academic record while participating in demanding extracurricular activities (e.g., a Varsity sports team).

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM Pacific on March 23, 2018 (extended). Review of applications and reference letters will begin shortly after this deadline. You must submit your application using the following CWL link. You will be asked for your resume in PDF format, a one page summary of how you meet the above criteria in PDF format and the name and email address of at least one and up to two people who are able to objectively comment upon your track record (e.g., a UBC ECE professor, research supervisor, co-op supervisor, student society leader, coach, or similar). A small number of awards will be allocated based upon grades alone and for these an application is not required.

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