Graduate Student Endowed Awards

These merit-based awards are given in recognition of magistral or doctoral students (as applicable to the award) who have demonstrated high academic achievement and who have made substantial contributions to the field in which they are researching. Most full-time Faculty of Education graduate students are eligible to apply on an annual basis (see eligibility criteria below). Normally the deadline for submission of applications is late October, adjudication takes place in November and December, and students are advised of the outcome in early January. Potential applicants should discuss with their supervisor or graduate advisor whether they meet the criteria and should apply in consultation with their supervisor or graduate advisor.

Full list and description of Graduate Endowed Awards


Inaugural Dean Blye Frank Graduate Scholarship in Education: 22 February 2023, 4:00 pm (Pacific Time)

All other awards: October 2023, 4:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Award Criteria

The evaluation of award applications is guided by selection criteria for tri-agency graduate awards applications. Successful applicants submit strong, well-written statements, have a strong academic record, and offer ample evidence of relevant contributions and experience within and beyond academia, including scholarly and/or artistic contributions, as applicable to their fields.

General Eligibility 

To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be enrolled in full-time graduate studies in the Faculty of Education at UBC-V. Both magistral and doctoral students must be on the full-time fee payment schedule to be considered for an award.
  2. Be officially registered as a UBC-V Faculty of Education graduate student in Winter Terms 1 and 2 of the year of application (for example, students applying in 2021 must be registered in W1 2021 and intend to be registered in W2 2021).
  3. Must not be on leave or on financial hold.
  4. Must not be expecting to graduate or complete their program of studies in W1 of the year of application (for example, students who will finish their programs in December 2021 are not eligible for the 2021 competition).
  5. Must not have won the award for which they are applying in their current degree program.

Eligibility Specific to Particular Awards

  1. Only doctoral students are eligible for the Mary Elizabeth Simpson Scholarship.
  2. The John Francis Lidstone Scholarship is not available to Faculty of Education graduate students every year. Applicants who submit a “combined application” will be considered for this award when it is available.

Awarding of Scholarship Funds

Please note that funds earned through these scholarships will be applied first to any outstanding tuition fees.

Application Process Overview

In total, there are 10 Endowed Awards you may apply for in this competition. Six of these awards may be applied for simultaneously through the “Combined Application” process. You must submit separate applications with unique cover sheets and statements for the remaining four awards.

  • Combined Application: One application should be submitted to apply simultaneously for the following six awards: (1) Dean of Education Scholarship, (2) Donald and Ellen Poulter Scholarship, (3) Jimmar Memorial Scholarship, (4) John Francis Lidstone Scholarship (when available), (5) Leon and Joan Tuey Scholarship, and (6) Mary Elizabeth Simpson Scholarship (doctoral students only).

Download Combined Cover Sheet: WORD | PDF

  • Separate Applications: Separate applications are necessary for each of the following awards: (1) Dean Blye Frank Graduate Scholarship in Education, (2) Janusz Korczak Association of Canada Graduate Scholarship in Children’s Rights and Canadian Indigenous Education Scholarship, (3) Joseph Katz Memorial Scholarship, and (4) LOMCIRA Harold Covell Memorial Scholarship.

Download Dean Blye Frank Cover Sheet: WORD | PDF

Download Janusz Korczak Cover Sheet: WORD |PDF

Download Joseph Katz Memorial Cover Sheet: WORD | PDF

Download LOMCIRA Cover Sheet: WORD | PDF

Each application must be submitted as a single PDF file to, and must include the following items, in order:

  1. A complete Cover Sheet, including supervisor and applicant signatures (download above);
  2. A student statement of not more than 250 words explaining how you meet the award criteria (instructions below);
  3. A graduate student CV using this CV template (do not use other CV formats).

Student Statement Instructions

Write a single-page, 250-word statement (12-point font) clearly explaining how you meet the criteria for the award to which you are applying. See our Funding Opportunities page for a full description of all Graduate Endowed Awards available. Unique statements are necessary for the Joseph Katz Memorial Scholarship, the LOMCIRA Harold Covell Memorial Scholarship, and the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada Graduate Scholarship in Children’s Rights and Canadian Indigenous Education Scholarship. For the remainder of the awards (Combined Application), a single statement is required.