A high school or college/university may nominate up to a maximum of two students for UBC’s Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow (KMILOT) Award for study at UBC’s Vancouver campus, one student at Okanagan campus, and one student for the Donald Wehrung International Student Award at either campus.
The KMILOT Award recognizes students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, recognized achievement in fields of endeavor such as the performing arts, sports, debating or creative writing, or external academic competitions and examinations
Worth of Award
- The value of your Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award is proportional to your financial need.
- Financial need is determined by totaling tuition, fees, and living costs, and subtracting the financial contribution you and your family can make each year.
- A standard needs assessment is based on the financial information provided by you and your family.
To be considered for the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award, you must be
- an international student who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian study permit.
- entering UBC from a recognized secondary school, college, or other universities.
- applying for your first undergraduate degree.
You must also
- Meet UBC’s admission requirements, including general and degree-specific requirements and the English Language Admission Standard.
- Demonstrate superior academic achievement (achieve all As or equivalent standard).
- Demonstrate a level of financial need that would otherwise prevent you from pursuing a UBC degree.
How to Apply
- Decide on the academic program you want to study, and which campus you want to choose.
- Submit your application to UBC.
- To apply for the International Scholars program, you must be nominated by your school or non-profit, and submit a reference from an academic referee. Confirm that your school or non-profit is able to nominate you, and inform your nominator and academic referee that you’d like to apply for the International Scholars Program.
(Please note: your nominator should be your school counselor or equivalent, and your academic referee should be someone who is familiar with you and your work – for example, your teacher for your chosen area of study. If you are a high school student studying under a non-profit organization, the non-profit organization may be your nominator.)
- Include your required financial information, as well as notes on any extracurricular activities and awards.
Deadline: Application closes December 1, 2021.