Finch Family Graduate Award


Deadline:

October 22, 2021


Eligibility of Citizenship: Canadian and Permanent Residence
Degree Level: Masters and Doctoral
Award Status: Closed
Applicant Status: Continuing Students

Description

Quick Facts

Ken and Jean Finch are pleased to offer one $10,000 award to a PhD student and one $5,000 award each to two Master’s students who are engaged in a thesis-based full-time graduate degree program at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to students whose studies may lead to entrepreneurship, innovation, community involvement or local economic development.

Award Value: $10,000 for a PhD student & $5,000 awards each for two Master’s students
Duration: 1 year

Eligibility

Registration

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in full-time study and/or research leading to a degree at the University of British Columbia in the previous 2020 Winter Session (2020/21). Applicants must also be enrolled in full-time study and/or research in the 2021 Winter Session (2021/22) in order to retain a scholarship

Academic Standing

  • A progress report evaluated as satisfactory by the College of Graduate Studies based on established, articulated criteria

Number of Months of Study

Due to COVID-19, we have extended the months of study eligibility to account for students who may have had their program impacted by the research curtailment. This temporary condition will extend to:

  • Masters students must have completed, as of December 31 of the application year, no more than 32 months of study in the program for which they are requesting funding
  • Doctoral students must have completed, as of December 31 of the application year, no more than 56 months of study in the program for which they are requesting funding

Evaluation Criteria

  • Please see the Finch Evaluation Rubric
  • Involvement and participation in entrepreneurship, local economic development, community development or innovation

Application Procedures

The following materials must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies by the deadline:

  • The Finch Family Graduate Award Application Form, including all required attachments, completed by the student
    • Once the Finch Family Graduate Award application is submitted, the student will receive an email notification that includes the application in its entirety. This must be converted into a PDF (Print – PDF) and emailed to the referee
    • If confirmation is not received, this may be due to an unstable internet connection or technical glitch. Please resubmit the application until confirmation is received, as the application will not be submitted otherwise. You may need to try different browsers, computers, or internet connections
  • One academic letter of reference
    • Submitted via the Finch Family Graduate Award Reference Form
    • Students must send their referee the Finch Family Graduate Award Reference Form link for completion

Nomination Procedures

  • Applications are adjudicated by the College of Graduate Studies Scholarship and Awards Committee
  • Only successful applicants are notified

FoRMS

Finch Family Graduate Award Application Form

Finch Family Graduate Award Reference Form

Further Information

Questions? Please contact: graduateawards.ok@ubc.ca