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Awards & Scholarships

 

University Canada West (UCW) entrance awards, scholarships and grants are available to new students applying to a UCW undergraduate or graduate program. You must apply by the Entrance Award Application Deadline which is at least 30 days before the start of your first term at UCW.

You can receive only ONE (1) award, scholarship or grant and one continuing student award if eligible. Review the conditions of each option carefully and supply ALL of the required supporting documentation for those scholarships, awards or grants for which you wish to be considered. A limited number of each award, scholarship or grant will be available each term.

Awards will be applied to your tuition at UCW on a prorated basis throughout the duration of the award. In other words, the award will be credited to your tuition each term based on the number of courses in which you register OR as indicated in the specific requirements and conditions of the award.

The value of an award, scholarship or grant will not be more than the value of your tuition. The maximum award value for transfer students will be prorated based on the number of credits required to complete your degree. The following courses are not usually eligible for award, scholarship or grant tuition disbursements: SOAR 098; ENGL 080; and any repeat course attempts.

You must continue to meet all the terms and conditions of the award, including required academic performance, to continue to receive award disbursements.

Award, scholarship and grant recipients are expected to act as ambassadors for UCW and participate in outreach and alumni engagement initiatives in their home region once the award is granted.

Download the Scholarship Application form for the full regulations, terms and conditions of UCW entrance scholarships, awards and grants. The Domestic Scholarship Application form can be downloaded here while the International Scholarship Application form can be found here.

Americas Bursary

Applicable Programs: MBA, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Associate of Arts

The Americas Bursary is offered by special arrangement and is intended to provide tuition support for prospective students from North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. This bursary is intended to make Canadian education more accessible for these students.

Tuition will be charged at current UCW domestic rates for the Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and MBA degrees offered at UCW, effective beginning Summer (July) 2019 term and beyond.

Eligibility: This grant is open to international students from:

Caribbean:

Anguilla

Antigua & Barbuda

Aruba

Bahamas

Barbados

British Virgin Islands

Caribbean Netherlands

Cayman Islands

Cuba

Curacao

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guyana

Haiti

Jamaica

Martinique

Montserrat

Puerto Rico

St Barthelemy

Saint Kitts & Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin

Saint Vincent & Grenadines

Trinidad & Tobago

North America & Central America:

Belize

Costa Rica

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

USA

 

South America:

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Guyana

Paraguay

Peru

Suriname

Uruguay

Venezuela

Falkland Islands

French Guiana

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands

This bursary will automatically be applied to new students starting at UCW from the countries listed above. The Americas Bursary replaces the LATAM Grant; those students already approved for the LATAM Grant will automatically be transferred to the Americas Bursary.

Award value: The Americas Bursary amount is calculated as the difference between international and domestic student rates and will be applied as a tuition credit each term. Disbursements will be pro-rated based on the number of courses in which students are registered at UCW.

Americas Bursary for Associate of Arts Students:

Americas Bursary for BA and BCom Students:

Americas Bursary for MBA Students:

Americas Bursary for MBA Foundation Students:

Total tuition for maximum 20 required courses in Associate of Arts degree (at UCW’s Domestic rate)

Total tuition for maximum 40 required courses in BA and BCom degree (at UCW’s Domestic rate)

Total tuition for maximum 15 required courses in MBA (at UCW’s Domestic Rate)

Total tuition for maximum required courses in MBA Foundation (at UCW’s Domestic rate)

Estimated total for 2 year degree: $13,920

Estimated total for 4 year degree: $27,840

Estimated total for 2 year degree: $23,400

Estimated total for Foundation: $4,680

Student saves: $20,880

Student saves: $41,760

Student saves: $11,700

Student saves: $2,340

Continuance: Recipients must remain in Good Academic Standing to receive this Bursary.

University Canada West Founder’s Scholarship

Applicable Programs: Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication

UCW offers up to 20 Founder’s Scholarships to full-time students entering undergraduate degree programs. The Founder’s Scholarship is a tuition award. Recipients are responsible for paying regular student fees and purchasing textbooks.

Eligibility: To be considered for this scholarship, candidates must meet these requirements:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident at the time of application;
  • Be a recent high school graduate or have graduated from high school within 12 months of applying;
  • Have a minimum of an A grade point average (4.0) from high school;
  • Apply for admission and for the Founder’s Scholarship by May 31st to start your program in the following Summer or Fall term;
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from an educator or influential community member; and
  • Write and submit a 500 word essay describing your career aspirations, ways in which you plan to positively impact your community and how your studies at UCW will help you achieve these goals.

Students may be contacted by UCW for an interview upon application review. Students may be contacted by UCW for an interview upon application review.

Continuance

Students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.2 during their degree studies to remain eligible.

International Student Leaders Award

Applicable Programs: MBA, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Associate of Arts

This award is for international students (excluding those from the USA), who are dedicated to improving their home country’s economic development.

Eligibility: To be considered for this award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit a completed Scholarship & Award Application form at the time of applying to UCW; and
  • Submit a Personal Statement describing how your program of choice will affect your career, educational and personal goals, as well as how you intend to contribute to the economic development of your country or region and what obstacles you will have to overcome.

Value The award tier value will be dependent on the strength of your application and personal statement.

Tier

Assoc.Arts

BCom and BArts

Graduate (MBA)

Tier 1

$6,000

$12,000

$7,500

Tier 2

$4,000

$8,000

$5,000

Scholarships for Academic Excellence

Applicable Programs: MBA, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Associate of Arts

These scholarships are for international and domestic students with excellent academic grades, who wish to go on to excel in their chosen field of study and work.

Eligibility: To be considered for these scholarships, you must submit a Scholarship & Award Application at the time of applying for admission to UCW.

Total scholarship for duration of the Associate of Arts

Cumulative GPA (out of 4.33)

Domestic Students

International Students

3.80 and above

$4,000

$10,000

3.60 to 3.79

$3,000

$8,000

3.40 to 3.59

$2,000

$6,000

3.20 to 3.39

$1,000

$4,000

Total scholarship for duration of the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication

Cumulative GPA (out of 4.33)

Domestic Students

International Students

3.80 and above

$8,000

$20,000

3.60 to 3.79

$6,000

$16,000

3.40 to 3.59

$4,000

$12,000

3.20 to 3.39

$2,000

$8,000

Total scholarship for duration of the Graduate (MBA) Program

Cumulative GPA (out of 4.33)

Domestic/International Students

3.80 and above

$10,000

3.60 to 3.79

$5,000

3.40 to 3.59

$2,500

3.20 to 3.39

N. A.

Continuance:

Scholarship recipients of the Undergraduate award must maintain a GPA of 2.67 to remain eligible for the second and subsequent award disbursements.

Scholarship recipients of the Graduate award must maintain a GPA of 3.0 to remain eligible for the second and subsequent award disbursements.

MBA Foundation Study Grant

Applicable Programs: MBA.

This grant is for international and domestic students, who demonstrate leadership potential and commitment to their chosen field of endeavour.

Eligibility: To be considered for this grant, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit a completed Scholarship & Award Application form when applying for admission to UCW;
  • Submit a Personal Statement describing how undertaking the Master of Business Administration and MBA Foundation programs will impact your career and personal goals; and
  • Complete the MBA Foundation program and the MBA degree program within 36 months of starting your MBA Foundation courses.

Value: The MBA Foundation Study Grant is subject to full payment of the MBA Foundation course fees and is issued as a credit towards payment of the last course credits of the MBA program.

Grant

Domestic Students

International Students

MBA Foundation Study Grant

$5,000

$6,500

The Emily Baker Scholarship

Applicable Programs: MBA.

This scholarship is for First Nations students, who are dedicated to pursuing and fulfilling their higher education and business goals.

Eligibility: To be considered for this scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit a completed Scholarship & Award Application form by May 31st to start your program in the following Summer or Fall term; and
  • Submit a Personal Statement describing how receiving an award for the MBA program will affect your personal, educational and career goals, as well as how you intend to use your skills to contribute to the growth and development of the First Nations community.

Number and Value: One student will be awarded a full tuition scholarship every year.

Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Regional Grant

Applicable Programs: MBA, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Associate of Arts

This entrance grant is offered by special arrangement and is intended to provide tuition support for international students from CIS countries, who wish to pursue educational opportunities outside of the CIS. A limited number of Commonwealth of Independent States Regional Grants will be awarded each term to new applicants for admission.

Eligibility: This grant is open to international students from:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Moldova
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Ukraine

To be considered for this scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit a completed Scholarship & Award Application form when applying for admission to UCW;
  • Submit a Personal Statement in which you describe how undertaking your degree program will impact your career and personal goals; and
  • This grant is open until the end of the UCW Fall (October) 2021 term.

Grant

Assoc. Arts

BCom and BArts

Graduate students (MBA)

CIS Regional Grant

$9,450

$18,900

$9,720

Southeast Asia (SEA) Regional Grant

Applicable Programs: MBA, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Associate of Arts

This entrance grant is offered by special arrangement and is intended to provide tuition support for entering students who wish to pursue educational opportunities outside of the SEA region. A limited number of Southeast Asia Regional Grants will be awarded each term to new applicants for admission.

Eligibility: This grant is open to international students from:

Brunei

Cambodia

Indonesia

Laos

Malaysia

Myanmar

Philippines

Singapore

Thailand

Timor Leste

Vietnam

To be considered for this scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit a completed Scholarship & Award Application form when applying for admission to UCW; and
  • Submit a Personal Statement in which you describe how undertaking your degree program will impact your career and personal goals.
  • This grant is open until the end of the UCW Fall (October) 2021 term.

Grant

Assoc. Arts

BCom and BArts

Graduate students (MBA)

SEA Regional Grant

$9,450

$18,900

$9,720

Special Targeted Regional Award Program

Applicable Programs: MBA, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Associate of Arts

This entrance award is offered by special arrangement for students starting their studies until the end of the UCW Fall (October) 2021 term. A limited number of Special Targeted Regional Awards will be granted until the end of the UCW Fall (October) 2021 term to new applicants for admission.

Eligibility: This entrance award is open to international students from the following countries:

Mauritius

Morocco

Mongolia

South Korea

Turkey

To be considered for the award, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit a completed scholarship application form when applying for admission to UCW;
  • Submit your Personal Statement in which you describe how undertaking the degree program will impact your career and personal goals, and available funds; and
  • Study at UCW until the end of the UCW Fall (October) 2021 term.

Value: Up to $5,000. This award will be disbursed as a tuition credit. Disbursements will be pro-rated based on the number of courses in which you are registered each term at UCW.

Canada 150 Tuition Concession for the Armed Forces

Applicable Programs: MBA, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Associate of Arts

The Canada 150 Tuition Concession for the Canadian Armed Forces program is available to all active members, reservists and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, who will receive a 30% lower tuition rate in recognition of their service to this Country.

You must supply documentation confirming your status with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Live Our Vision of Education (L.O.V.E.) Canada Undergraduate Scholarship

Open to: Entering undergraduate students who are pursuing an Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, or Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication. This Scholarship is available for students studying at UCW until the end of the UCW Fall (October) 2021 term.

Number of awards: A limited number of L.O.V.E. Canada Undergraduate Scholarships will be granted each term to new undergraduate students.

Award value: disbursed as a tuition credit to successful students for the first sixty (60) credits (2 years) of their undergraduate degrees. Disbursements will be pro-rated based on the number of courses in which you are registered.

UCW L.O.V.E. Canada Undergraduate Scholarship:

Total award

Domestic (Canadian) Students

International Students

Two years of an undergraduate degree

$3,000

$5,000

MBA Excellence Scholarship for Continuing Students

Applicable Programs: MBA

UCW will award a limited number of MBA Excellence Scholarships each term to current MBA students who have completed MBA degree Tier 2 courses (MBA level courses numbered 600 and higher) equivalent to at least 27 credits.

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to current domestic and international students in the MBA program who have demonstrated academic excellence during their MBA courses. Students who have received one entrance scholarship may also receive an MBA Excellence Scholarship for Continuing Students if they are eligible.

Candidates will be considered for the Scholarship based on:

  • The cumulative grade point average of the courses included in the 2 Tiers of their MBA degree program (MBA courses numbered 600+ equivalent to 27 credits).

Value: The MBA Excellence Scholarship is valued at a maximum of $2,000 and will be disbursed as a tuition credit to successful students for the last 4 courses of their Master of Business Administration degree.

Minimum Cumulative GPA on first nine MBA courses (courses numbered 600+)

MBA Excellence Scholarship: Total Grant for the duration of a Graduate Master's Degree Program

3.60

$2,000

Continuance

To remain eligible for the Scholarship and receive the tuition disbursement, students must maintain a 3.60 cumulative grade point average on all MBA courses.