The University of British Columbia is taking applications from qualified candidates for the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award (KMILOT) obtainable for Undergraduate students for the 2022/23 academic year.
A secondary school or college/university may put forward up to a maximum of two students for consideration for UBC’s Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award (KMILOT) at UBC’s Vancouver campus, one student at Okanagan campus, and one student for the Donald Wehrung International Student Award at any of the campus.
The Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award acknowledge students who display superior academic accomplishment, leadership skills, participation in student affairs and community service, obvious accomplishment in areas of endeavor like the performing arts, debating or creative writing, sports, or external academic contests and examinations.
Worth of Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award
- The worth of the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award is relative to the candidate’s financial need.
- Financial need is assessed by totalling tuition, fees, and living expenses, and taking out the financial contribution you and your family can make every year.
- A standard needs evaluation is based on the financial details supplied by you and your family.
Eligibility for Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award
To be given consideration for the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award:
- You have to be a foreign student who will be schooling in Canada on a Canadian study permit.
- You have to be entering UBC from a known secondary school, or transferring from your first year at a post-secondary college or other institution.
- You should have finished from high school no earlier than the month of June two years before the academic session you are applying to. For instance, candidates for 2022 should have finished from high school no earlier than June 2020.
- You should be applying for your first undergraduate degree program.
- You have to display superior academic accomplishment (achieve all As or equivalent standard).
- You should display a level of financial need that would otherwise stop you from undertaking a UBC degree. (UBC by default considers all foreign students for the merit-based International Major Entrance Scholarships and Outstanding International Student Awards scholarship awards, amounting to a maximum value of $25,000 each year. If this sum does not cover your needs for tuition and basic living costs, you are qualified to apply for the International Scholars Program.)
- You have to meet UBC’s admission requirements, with general and degree-specific criteria and the English Language Admission Standard.
You will be considered for the Vantage One Excellence Award if:
- All aforementioned eligibility conditions apply, except you should not yet meet UBC’s English Language Admission Standard for direct admission to UBC.
- You have to satisfy the UBC Vantage College admission requirements, with the English requirements for Vantage College.
- You should be coming straight from high school
- You have to be starting your undergraduate education at UBC in the UBC Vantage One Program.
How to Apply for Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award
- Choose the academic program you wish to study, and which campus you wish to study at.
- Submit your application to UBC.
- To submit an application for the award, you have to be nominated by your school or a non-profit organization, and submit a reference letter from an academic referee. Verify that your school or non-profit organization is able to nominate you, and notify your nominator and academic referee that you would like to apply for the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award.
(Please note: your nominator has to be your school counsellor or equivalent, and your academic referee must be a person who is familiar with you and your work – for instance, your teacher for your selected area of study. If you are a high school student schooling under a non-profit establishment, the non-profit establishment may be your nominator.)
- Add your required financial information, and also notes on any extracurricular undertakings and awards.
Application ends on December 1, 2021.
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