Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award

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The Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award is a need and merit-based scholarship for international students. The award is designed for students starting their undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia(UBC).

  • The Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award is applicable for all UBC undergraduate degree programs.
  • The award covers the full cost of the student's program as well as his/her living costs.
  • The Karen McKellin International Award is renewable for up to three years.

The renewability of the award is dependent on the recipient's performance and his/her ranking in the top quartile of the program of study and based on his behavior/status as per the student authorization to study in Canada.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based, Need-Based, College-Specific, Full-Ride-Scholarships
Offered byInstitution
OrganizationUniversity of British Columbia
Application Deadline Dec 01 ,2020
No. of ScholarshipsN/A
AmountVariable
Renewabilityyes
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttps://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/finances/award-search/vancouver/general/awards-financial-services/693

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award, applicants must fulfill all the requirements listed below:

  • Nationality: International student studying in Canada on a verified Canadian student visa.
  • High School Completion: From a recognized secondary school/ college, or another university.
  • Academic Qualification: Demonstrate exceptional and consistent academic performance.
  • UG Condition: Secured admission at the University of British Columbia.
    • Students should be entering their first year of the UBC undergraduate degree.
  • Demonstrate financial need that will otherwise prevent the applicant from studying in Canada.

Applicants must note that if they are nominated for a Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award, then they will not be considered for merit-based awards offered by the university, including International Major Entrance Scholarships and any other awards including the Outstanding International Student Awards.


Application Process

Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award 2020 applications will be accepted through an online application process.

The process for the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award is given below:

  • December 1: Submit the award application and complete the online application form for admission to the University of British Columbia. A student is free to specify two-degree choices in their application form, but only the first-choice degree will be considered for this award.
  • January 31: Meet the University of British Columbia’s English Language Admission Standard.
ELP Test NameMinimum Score Requirement
IELTS6.5 (no section below 6.0)
PTE (Academic)Overall: 65; Reading: 60; Listening: 60; Writing: 60; Speaking: 60
TOEFLOverall: 90; Reading: 22; Listening: 22; Writing: 21; Speaking: 21
  • Mid-April: Results are declared and Nominees are informed for the awards.

The deadline to submit The Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award nomination packages for the 2020-2021 session was December 01, 2019, and is now closed.


Selection Process

Students are awarded on the basis of their academic merit and financial need. In addition to that, the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award recipients are selected on the following factors:

  • Involvement in the Student Affairs
  • Leadership Skills
  • Contribution to Community Service
  • Achievement in athletics, performing art, creative writing or debating.

If a student has applied for a 2020/2021 Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow award, then they will receive email updates regarding their result at the end of April-May 2020.

Note: For scholarship, you must apply first for an eligible program at the UBC and should fill the application form along with it, within the deadlines.


Grant Details

The Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award is a tuition fee waiver type of scholarship and covers nearly all the tuition and fees requirements of the student.

This is a type of need-and-merit-based award, which recognizes international undergraduate students who succeed to demonstrate their superior academic achievements, leadership skills, their involvement in student affairs and their contribution to community service, and other recognized achievement in some.

Benefits Under The Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award

The value of each award varies and it depends upon the applicant's financial circumstances and course fees. The awards are made to students who are entering their first UG study at UBC.

The table below shows significant benefits of the scholarship :

Award AmountVaries, depending upon the financial need of the student
Award Duration1 year (renewed for next 3 years based on performance)
Applicable ProgramsUG programs at UBC

The financial need of a student is determined by totaling their tuition fees of the study and living costs, and by subtracting the financial contribution made by them and their family towards the study each year.

Students who wish to study in Canada at the University of British Columbia are advised to keep an eye on its official website for further updates.

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