KIN Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

The School of Kinesiology offers a number of scholarships, awards and prizes to reward undergraduate students in our programs who have displayed achievement, leadership and competency. (NOTE: Kinesiology students may also be eligible for a number of awards offered to all UBC students or from external sources – the information on this page refers only to those awards that are overseen and adjudicated by the School.)
 
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. The 2020-21 KIN Awards Event was held virtually and a recap of the event and list of winners can be found here.
 

2021-22 Scholarships, Awards and Prizes Application

 

Applications are now open.


The deadline for the 2021-2022 applications is 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022. Submissions are made using the online application form. The application form includes a Qualtrics survey to assist you in identifying the awards, prizes and scholarships for which you are eligible and then a link to self-enroll in the Canvas course where you can submit your application.
 
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 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022. (See below for more instructions for reference letters).
 
To be eligible, students must have a minimum of 75% average in Winter Term 1 and 2 courses in 2021-2022. (Courses taken during the Summer sessions are not considered in calculating the average.)
 
To be eligible, students must have completed 24 credits in Term 1 and 2 courses in 2021-2022. (Courses taken during the Summer sessions are not considered when determining the number of credits completed.)
 
Some exceptions to the 24 credits apply for students in the following circumstances:

  • Varsity athletes and varsity trainers (can apply with less than 24 credits)
  • Students registered with the Centre for Accessibility (can apply with less than 24 credits)
  • Students who were on Co-Op term in Term 1 and/or Term 2 (students must have been registered in at least 12 credits per term if they were not on Co-Op placement)
  • Students who were on exchange in Term 1 and/or Term 2 (there is some flexibility with exact credits but must have been ‘full-time’ status at their host institute)
  • Students who are graduating in May 2022 and required less than 24 credits to graduate

 
Indigenous students, international students and students who are primary caregivers for a child or other family member may be eligible for specific awards even if they have not completed 24 credits. Please read below.

  • Indigenous students – 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.
  • International students – you could still apply to the ‘School of Kinesiology Scholarship for International Students’ provided you register in 24 credits for the coming year (September 2022-April 2023) AND (1) you are entering 2nd year in September 2022 OR (2) you have already completed 30 credits towards your degree at UBC.
  • Student who are parents or primary caregivers for a child or other family member – 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.
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    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 upcoming 2022-2023 academic year.
     
    Students who are intending to graduate in May 2022 are eligible for most prizes and awards but not for scholarships.
     
    Please note that the School of Kinesiology does not contact students regarding the results of the adjudication. Successful applicants will receive a notice of their award on the Student Service Centre (SSC) and this typically occurs in September. The names of awards recipients will be publicly announced as part of the Awards Night typically hosted in November.
     
    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.
     

    ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFERENCE LETTERS

    • Reference letters should be written by:
      • academic referees (ie. course instructors, lab supervisors or others who have opportunity to observe or supervise you in an academic or research environment)
      • or employers or supervisors of volunteer experiences
      • it is preferable that letters NOT be written by another undergraduate student even if that student is your supervisor.
    • Family members or family friends should not be asked to provide reference letters.
    • Please ask that your referees email their reference letter as a Word or PDF attachment. If possible, they should use official letterhead from the organization that they represent and a professional/work email address.
    • Please ask that your referees include your full name as it appears on UBC registration and student number in the subject line of their email.
    • Reference letters should be emailed to kin.scholarships.awards@ubc.ca also by 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022.

    Scholarships in BKIN

    Scholarships have been endowed by alumni of the School and 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 scholarship is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

    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.

    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.

    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 in 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.

    A scholarship has been endowed by Ms. Anne D. Tilley for an undergraduate 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.

    A scholarship has been 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.


    Awards & Prizes in BKIN

    An 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.

    Prizes have been made available through an endowment by Mrs Bertha Brandeth in memory of her husband, W. Gordon Brandeth for outstanding Bachelor of Kinesiology students. The prizes are 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 Education showing academic and physical proficiency. The prize is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

    These prizes have 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. These prizes 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.

    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.

    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 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.

    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 Education and Health 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.

    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.

    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 Education option 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    An award is offered annually to a student in the School of Kinesiology's Co-op Program, by alumna Sara Hodson, Founder & President of Live Well Exercise Clinic and a leader in advocating for physician prescribed exercise by designing supervised clinical exercise programs that specialize in prevention of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in all aspects of the co-op students' performance, including academics, the workplace, and professional/community involvement. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology Co-op Advisory Committee.

    Awards have been made available annually through gifts from friends and family in memory of Henrik Mobert Parker (2001-2020) for students in the Bachelor of Kinesiology program who are participating in varsity or sports clubs. Preference will be given to students who volunteer with children who have special needs. Henrik was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia. After graduating from Vancouver College in 2019, he entered the Bachelor of Kinesiology program at UBC. Henrik was a leader on his hockey team and volunteered regularly with children who have special needs. He was an avid yachter and sailor, was recognized as one of British Columbia’s top sailors from age eleven, and represented Canada at international competitions. This award was established in recognition of Henrik’s accomplishments as an athlete, and his work to support children who have special needs. The awards are made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.