From the beginning of your UBC journey until graduation, the Indigenous Student Support and Advising Team in Enrolment Services is here to make sure you get the support you need when you need it.
Among other things, we are here to help you create a financial plan, understand the different funding options that may be available to you, develop a scholarship or award application, talk about sponsorship, and to discuss any emergency funding that may help if you find yourself in a challenging financial situation.
We welcome you to check out our Financial Support webpage to meet our team and find general information, as well as our consolidated list of external scholarships and bursaries for Indigenous students.
All undergraduate students have an assigned Enrolment Services Advisor (ESA) for personalized advising. If you do not have an assigned advisor, you can email the Indigenous Advising Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book an appointment with an ES Advisor or get any financial advising or support.
Students can bring their families with them while they attend UBC. If you are a student who is a parent, there are many programs and resources on and off campus to assist you. See the student services website for more information.
Safety and Security
Student health and safety is an important part of everyday life at UBC. Several resources are available to assist students with feeling safe and welcome on campus.
AMS Safewalk provides transportation services that will accompany students, staff and visitors who feel unsafe walking alone across campus. For more info, see:
AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre serves UBC students, staff faculty and people connected to UBC campus through various resource and services. For more info, see:
Campus Security is available for building access, reporting theft and personal safety. For more info, see:
Centennial Faculty of Forestry Indigenous Award
Awards totalling $1,750 have been made available through an endowment established by the Faculty of Forestry for undergraduate Indigenous students in the Faculty of Forestry in good academic standing. If there are no eligible Indigenous students in any given year then the awards may be given to students in the Faculty of Forestry with a demonstrated interest in Indigenous studies. This endowment has been established in recognition of UBC’s Centennial, and the Faculty and UBC’s shared strategic commitment to Indigenous Engagement. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry.
No application necessary
These awards are based on grades and credits taken each year. To be eligible for a scholarship awards at Forestry students must meet the description of "academic achievement":
- have been registered in at least 27 percentage-graded credits in the previous academic year
- attained an average of at least 75% with no failed or incomplete courses
- be registered in at least 24 credits for the upcoming academic year
- no application necessary
Indigenous Forestry Award
3 awards each year of $3,000 each for Indigenous forestry students maintaining good academic standing. Preference for those demonstrating strong commitment to studies and/or have displayed perseverance in continuing studies despite encountering adversity.
- The Faculty of Forestry has over $50 000 available each year to award to qualified Forestry students. Visit the Faculty’s website to learn more about scholarships, awards and prizes.
- UBC offers multiple scholarships and bursaries for Indigenous students. Visit UBC’s Student Services website for more information.
- Use the Awards Search Tool to see every award that is given out by each faculty.