KIN Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

Students in the school of Kinesiology are eligible to apply for many scholarships and awards, some of these are applied from the School and others from the College of Health Disciplines. (For details on scholarships from the College visit their website.)

The School of Kinesiology offers a number of scholarships, awards and prizes “to reward undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Kinesiology program who have displayed achievement, leadership and competency”.

The School of Kinesiology hosts an annual awards night to recognize KIN students who have been recipients of scholarships, awards and prizes and the generous donors and supporters of the School.

 

2020-21 Scholarships, Awards and Prizes Application

 

Applications are now closed.


The deadline for the 2020-2021 applications was Wednesday, May 26th, 2021. Submissions are made using the online application form. Additionally, students should arrange for 2 confidential letters of reference describing your involvement in the activities outlined in your application. Reference letters should be emailed to kin.scholarships.awards@ubc.ca also by Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 (Note: at this time, we can only accept reference letters by email as staff are working remotely due to COVID-19 protocols).

To be eligible, students must have completed 24 credits from September 2020 to April 2021.
(Some exceptions apply for students in the following categories: Indigenous students, International students, Varsity athletes or trainers, students registered in Co-op or on exchange, students registered with the Centre for Accessibility, and students graduating in May 2021. **Update: Please see below for more details.)

To be eligible, students must have a minimum of 75% average in 2020-2021 (Term 1 and 2; courses taken in Summer Session are not considered).

Students who have questions regarding their eligibility should send an inquiry to kin.scholarships.awards@ubc.ca .

In addition to meeting the above criteria, to be considered for scholarships, students must register in a full-time undergraduate program in the School of Kinesiology for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Students who are intending to graduate in May 2021 (ie. not returning to full-time study in 2021-2022) are eligible for most prizes and awards but not for scholarships.

Note: Applicants should be aware that if invested funds or donor contributions do not provide the necessary income for any scholarship, award, or prize, the University reserves the right to reduce the stated value or withhold the award.

**Update: If the following circumstance(s) applies to you, you are eligible to apply with less than 24 credits taken (between September 2020 and April 2021). NOTE – this is what is currently configured in the Qualtrics and no change/action on your part is required. You should have been directed to appropriate awards.

  • *Varsity athletes and varsity trainers
  • *Students registered with the Centre for Accessibility
  • Students who were on a Co-Op term (or two Co-Op terms)
  • Students who were on exchange (there is some flexibility with exact credit but must have been ‘full-time’ status)
  • Students who are graduating in May 2021

 
If the following circumstances applies to you, you need 24 credits to apply for MOST AWARDS but there are a few exceptions. NOTE – these settings are not currently programmed into the Qualtrics meaning you may miss some awards for which you are eligible. Contact Andrea Bundon (andrea.bundon@ubc.ca) if you have questions. We are working to fix this for next year!

  • International students – you need 24 credits to apply for MOST AWARDS (unless one of the above criteria also applies – ie. you are also a varsity athlete or registered with the Centre for Accessibility) but could still apply to the ‘School of Kinesiology Scholarship for International Students’ provided you register in 24 credits for the coming year (September 2021-April 2022) and – (1) you are entering 2nd year in September 2021 OR (2) you have completed 30 credits towards your degree at UBC.
  • Indigenous students – you need 24 credits to apply for MOST AWARDS (unless one of the above criteria also applies – ie. you are also a varsity athlete or registered with the Centre for Accessibility) you are eligible to (and encouraged to). However, you are eligible for and encouraged to apply for the Carley “Kitty” Rosaline KENNEDY Memorial Leadership Award for Aboriginal Students regardless of how many credits you completed between September 2021 – April 2022. Although the committee make take the number of courses taken into account when making their recommendation, there is no set number of credits that must be obtained to apply.
  • Student who are parents or primary caregivers for family member – you need 24 credits to apply for MOST AWARDS (unless one of the above criteria also applies – ie. you are also a varsity athlete or registered with the Centre for Accessibility). However, you are eligible for and encouraged to apply for the Dr. Sandra Hartley Award in Kinesiology regardless of how many credits you completed between September 2021 – April 2022. Although the committee make take the number of courses taken into account when making their recommendation, there is no set number of credits that must be obtained to apply.

Scholarships in BKIN

Scholarships have been endowed by alumni of the School and by donations from the School of Kinesiology faculty, past and present. The scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program who have displayed academic achievement, leadership, and competency in their field of specialization. The scholarships are made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship.

Two scholarships have been made available by William B. McNulty, B.P.E. '68, M.P.E. '70, M.A. '83. The awards are made to students entering the second, third or fourth year who have combined academic excellence with an outstanding contribution in student or community affairs. Emphasis is put upon "service above self". One award is made to a male student, the other to a female student. The awards are made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship.

As a memorial to Heather Lawson, a third-year student in the School of Physical Education and Recreation tragically killed in a skiing accident in March 1972, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Lawson of Victoria, have endowed a scholarship. It is awarded to a student, preferably a woman, enrolled in the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program, with a specialization in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program who is proceeding to the fourth year of the program. The basis of the award is sound academic standing and all round qualities of leadership. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship.

A scholarship has been endowed by Janie D. Wright BPE '56, in memory of her parents. The award is offered to an undergraduate student in Kinesiology and is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

Scholarships are offered to continuing international students at the School of Kinesiology, Vancouver campus. Students selected for these scholarships must have completed at least 30 credits towards their undergraduate degree or be entering the second year of their program. Students must demonstrate strong academic achievement, engagement in the School, and the potential to make a scholarly contribution within their chosen field of study. The scholarships are made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

A scholarship is offered to a student who achieves high academic standing in the third year of any field of study. Consideration is given to eligible students who, over a period of years, have demonstrated particular interest in highland dancing, Scottish country dancing, piping or drumming. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship.

A scholarship has been endowed by Ms. Anne D. Tilley for an undergraduate student or a graduate student enrolled in the School of Kinesiology who is interested in the field of developmental disability/mental handicap/ intellectual disability. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology and, in the case of a graduate student, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this
scholarship.

A scholarship is endowed by Captain C.Y. Wu and Dr. C.H. Wu, to a second or third-year student in the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program who has demonstrated an interest in aquatic coaching or management. Preference is given to a student with a background in aquatics. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this
scholarship.


Awards & Prizes in BKIN

A $1,000 award is offered annually by Dr. Sandy Hartley (B.P.E. 1971, M.P.E. 1977, Ed.D. 1993) for a Bachelor of Kinesiology student who has achieved good academic standing while managing increased responsibilities as a parent, caregiver, sport leader, manager and/or coach, with preference given to students who are (1) parents or (2) caregivers. Dr. Hartley is a Professor Emeritus in healthy, active aging at the University of Alberta, where she taught from 1971 to 2006. She is an accomplished gymnast who competed at the Olympic and World levels. Dr. Hartley is in the UBC Sports Hall of Fame and was the first recipient of the Marilyn Pomfret Trophy, as Woman Athlete of the Year in 1971. Her passion for education and advancing sport compelled her to complete twelve years of advanced education at UBC while raising a family. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

A prize has been endowed by Mrs. Bertha Brandreth in memory of her husband W. Gordon Brandreth. The prize is offered to a student who is pursuing studies in the Kinesiology and Health Sciences program in the School of Kinesiology, and is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

A prize, in memory of Lieutenant James Douglas Hamilton, a graduate in Physical Education and a former member of the COTC of this University, who, on April 13, 1952, was killed in action in Korea, is offered by the Kinesiology Alumni and Undergraduate Societies. The award is open to third year students in Physical and Health Education showing academic and physical proficiency. The prize is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this prize.

This prize has been initiated by members of the Kinesiology Undergraduate Society and are intended to recognize students who have made unselfish contributions to student and faculty life. This prize will be awarded annually to students in third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program, who have maintained a high overall academic average and have demonstrated leadership qualities through extra-curricular activities within the field of Kinesiology. Reference letters by professionals in the field should support the application. The prizes will be made on the recommendation of the School in consultation with the Kinesiology Undergraduate Society.


You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this prize.

A prize in recognition of Robert F. Osborne's long and dedicated service to Physical Education, is awarded to a student in the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program, with general academic proficiency, leadership and service in the field of Physical and Health Education. The prize is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.


You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this prize.

A prize has been endowed by family and friends in memory of John B. Service. The award is offered to a student specializing in the Kinesiology and Health Science Program and is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology and, in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

An award has been endowed in memory of Dr. Robert F. Osborne’s outstanding service as coach, teacher and administrator during his 33 years as a faculty member at UBC, 27 of them as Director of the School of Physical Education and Recreation. The award is available to undergraduate students returning to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program who have exhibited excellence in academics, athletics, and service in sport and recreation. The award is made on the recommendation of the School. Preference will be given to a UBC Varsity athletic team.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this award.

A prize endowed by Mrs. R.F. Osborne in memory of her father, J.J. McRae, is awarded to a student in third or fourth year of the Physical and Health Education program of the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with general academic proficiency who has made a contribution to youth work. Special consideration is given to a student who has worked with the blind or other handicapped groups. The prize is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.


You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this prize.

An award has been endowed in memory of Peter Andrew Marron by his father George A. Marron. The award is available to a student in the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program who is pursuing studies in the Kinesiology and Health Sciences Program, or involved in research work, who displays scholarship, leadership and perseverance. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.


You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this award.

A prize endowed by Robert F. Osborne in memory of his father J. Leonard Osborne, is awarded to a student in the third year of the Physical and Health Education program of the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program with general academic proficiency, who has demonstrated expertise and leadership in the field of coaching. The prize is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.


You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this prize.

An award is offered annually by Margaret Ramsay and family in honour of her late husband, Richard (Dick) Ramsay. The award is open to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Kinesiology who are also involved in the recreational activities at UBC. Dick Ramsay developed the Recreation-Education degree program at UBC in the mid-1960s. He felt strongly that leadership skills were not only learned in the classroom but from engaging in the local community. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this award.

An award has been endowed by Barbara Schrodt for an undergraduate student entering or registered in the third or fourth year in the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program who has been an outstanding playing member of a women's field hockey team at UBC and is taking courses related to teaching physical and health education. The award is not to exceed $1,000, and is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology in consultation with the Intercollegiate Coordinator, Department of Athletics.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this award.

An award has been made available through an endowment established by the School of Kinesiology, in memory of Carley "Kitty" Rosaline Kennedy. In Kitty’s words, "Follow your heart but let your body lead the way and BE the health for the life you want to live." The award is for a third or fourth year Aboriginal student in the School of Kinesiology who has demonstrated inspirational leadership in their community and in Aboriginal programs at UBC. To be considered, students need to be registered in any courses or the Co-op program in the School of Kinesiology. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this award.