# Financial Support

### Bursaries

UBC also has a Bursary Program that we encourage students to apply for. The UBC Bursary Program is designed to help fill the gap between a student's assessed educational and living costs, and their available government assistance and expected financial contributions. Learn about eligibilty and the application process on their site.

UBC Bursary Program

### Scholarships

The Mathematics Department awards scholarships to students based on academic achievement. In 2018-19 the Department awarded 80,000 to scholarship recipients, with individuals receiving amounts between 4,000 and 15,000. Some applications can be applied for - the Department emails undergraduates when these applications open.

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Entrance Scholarships

We have entrance awards for excellent Mathematics students. These are for incoming students (from Secondary School). The entrance scholarships will be awarded based on strength in Mathematics such as measured through significant participation in our UBC Math Circle or through Math Contests. No application is required for these.

Award Number Award Name Details

04661

Entrance Scholarship in Mathematics

Through the generosity of a UBC Mathematics alumnus, scholarships totaling 15,000 are offered to students with exceptional ability and interest in Mathematics who are entering UBC Vancouver directly from high school. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics. (First Award Available in the 2012/13 Winter Session.)

04613

Lawrence Roberts Mathematics Entrance Scholarship

A 1,500 scholarship has been endowed through a bequest by Frances Roberts in honour of her son Lawrence Roberts. The award is offered to a student entering the Mathematics program from a B.C. secondary school outside the Lower Mainland or Greater Victoria. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics in consultation with the Major Entrance Scholarship Committee and is non-renewable.

In Progress Scholarships

In progress scholarships: There are a generous number of scholarships the Math department hands out each year to students based on criteria stated in the award. The students must have scholarship eligibility (which includes 75% average and no failed courses). In general, no application is necessary and the department chooses the winners. In one case, the John Collison award, potentially eligible students are emailed to see if they have any additional information which addresses criteria in the award. Another award, a so called `affiliation award', is available to members of the Knights of Pythias. If the student is eligible, they should apply. Mathematics and Applied Science students have preference for this award. There is no distinction between B.A. and B.Sc. students if we are considering Mathematics students.

Award Number Award Name Details

04485

Adrian Francis Mulligan Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics

A 2,500 scholarship is offered annually by Dr. Gordon Mulligan (B.Sc. 1969, M.A. 1972, Ph.D. 1976) in memory of his father Adrian Francis Mulligan, for an undergraduate student studying Mathematics in the Faculty of Science. Adrian Mulligan resided in Woodfibre and Squamish, BC. He was particularly interested in the applications of mathematics to navigation and industrial design throughout his lifetime. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics.

04464

Stanley M Grant Scholarship in Mathematics

Scholarships totaling 64,250 have been made available through an endowment established by the Estate of Dr. Stanley M Grant for students enrolled in the Department of Mathematics who have completed their first year. Dr. Grant (1924-2015) was a graduate of UBC (BA Arts 49). He went on to obtain his MD with a specialty in Pathology at McGill. Dr. Grant was the District Coroner in Nanaimo, BC for a number of years. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics, and in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)

04465

Anona Thorne and Takao Tanabe Undergraduate Scholarship in Mathematics

Scholarships totaling 2,500 are offered annually to outstanding undergraduate students having declared a Major or Honours in Mathematics and entering 3rd or 4th year. Anona Thorne (BA 1991 Math; MSc 1993 Stats) is a double alumna of UBC and went on to an interesting career with the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network at Saint Pauls Hospital in Vancouver. Takao Tanabe, her husband, is a well-known Canadian painter. This award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)

04309

Daniel Buchanan Scholarship in Mathematics

As a memorial to Daniel Buchanan, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science (1928-1948), and Head of the Department of Mathematics (1920-1948), and in recognition of his teaching and research in Mathematics, Alumni and friends (through the UBC Alumni Fund), together with members of the Department of Mathematics, have endowed a scholarship of $600. It is offered to the student who gains the highest standing in the third year of an Honours Course in Mathematics and proceeds to the final year in that course. 04424 John Collison Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics Scholarships totaling 5,150 have been endowed in memory of John Collison by the Madison Group. The awards are offered to students who are either in the Honours Mathematics Option in any engineering discipline or in the combined Honours Program in Mathematics and Physics. Preference is given to students who participate in UBC varsity sports and/or have a serious interest in aeronautics. Eligible candidates must have completed Mathematics 301 (Applied Analysis) or equivalent. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics. Here is a link to information about John Collison Tribute 04321 W. H. Macinnes Scholarship in Physics and Mathematics A scholarship of 2,300, the gift of Mr. W. H. MacInnes of Vancouver, is offered to the student obtaining highest standing in the second year and proceeding to the combined honours course in Physics and Mathematics. 04438 Reginald Palliser-Wilson Scholarship Scholarships totaling 10,500 have been endowed through a bequest by Joy Gertrude Palmer Helders for students majoring or honouring in Mathematics. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics. Note: It is unclear the origin of the name Reginald PALLISER-WILSON but it can be noted that an obituary for Joy Gertrude Palmer Helders referred to her as having submitted a poem to Harpers in 1927 under the pseudonym Daphne Palliser. 04394 Ron Riddell and Roy Douglas Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics Two scholarships of 250 each have been endowed by friends, family and the Math Club (now Undergraduate Mathematics Society) in memory of Ron Riddell and Roy Douglas. One award of 250 is offered to an honours student entering fourth year. The other award of 250 is offered to a majors student entering fourth year. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics. 04363 Ralph D. James Prize A prize of 250 has been endowed by friends and colleagues in memory of Professor R. D. James, Head of the Mathematics Department from 1948 to 1973. The award is made on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Mathematics to the student with the highest mark in Mathematics 121. 04415 Larry Roberts Science One Memorial Scholarship Scholarships totaling 735 have been endowed by family and friends in memory of Larry Roberts for outstanding students who have completed the Science One Program. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Science One teaching team in consultation with the Director of the Science One Program. Preference is given to candidates who have achieved high academic standing and who have embraced the philosophy of the Science One Program, where intellectual growth comes through the expression of creativity and an inquisitive mind. 01303 Lawrence Roberts Putnam Prize Funded through a bequest by Frances Roberts in honour of her son Lawrence Roberts. The$250 awards are offered to undergraduate students who finish within the top 200 participants in a Putnam competition. (Recipients are eligible for this award only once.)

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Guenther Felix Sanders Scholarship (requires Affiliation to Knights of Pythias)

Scholarships totaling 2,200 have been endowed through a bequest from Guenter Felix Sanders for students at the University of British Columbia Vancouver and the University of British Columbia Okanagan who are affiliated with the Knights Pythias in British Columbia and are, preferably, honouring or majoring in mathematics or applied science. Basis of selection is academic standing, but financial need may be a factor. Awards are made on the recommendation of the University in consultation with the Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias, whose approval is necessary and who are empowered to determine from time to time the amounts and conditions of these awards.

This special class of scholarships are handed out at Graduation time. No application needed (or accepted).

Award Number Award Name Details

04327

Dr. R.D. James Medal in Mathematics

This medal recognizes the meritorious service and distinguished achievements of Dr. R.D. James as Head of the Department of Mathematics from 1948-1973. It will be awarded annually to the student in the graduating class whose record and promise in Mathematics are considered by the Department of Mathematics to be the most outstanding.

04358

G.C. Webber memorial Prize

An annual prize has been established as a memorial to G. C. Webber, through a generous donation from his wife, Eva Webber. The award will be made on the recommendation of the Department, to an outstanding student in Honours Mathematics.

04316

Lorraine Schwartz Prize in Statistics and Probability

In memory of Lorraine Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 1960-65, this prize has been established by her friends and colleagues. It will be awarded annually for distinction in the fields of Statistics and Probability to an undergraduate or graduate on the recommendation of the department.