The UBC Blue & Gold Campaign for Students opened with an ambitious $100-million goal in 2017, and we reached it within two years. Fuelled by this success, we extended it and doubled the target. On March 31, 2022, we surpassed this goal half a year early!
The Blue & Gold Campaign for Students supported a range of awards, including fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, and experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Areas of emphasis included awards that help students in need, targeted support for graduate students and leadership-based academic awards. Further, the Centennial Indigenous Scholars Entrance Award and the Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Award focused on supporting students from under-represented communities.
Blue & Gold leaves a lasting impact
UBC donors, alumni, faculty, and staff came together to help UBC students fulfill their potential by investing in their future. Supporting students now helps prepare them to become the leaders of tomorrow.
“By supporting today’s students, we have helped lay the foundation for tomorrow’s leaders to shape a better world,” says Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of British Columbia. “The Blue & Gold Campaign for Students ended on March 31, 2022, but its impact is long-lasting and far-reaching, and our efforts to support students continue. Thank you to all who gave.”
In the past year alone, more than 7,000 students from both campuses received support thanks to the generous community of donors to the Blue & Gold Campaign for Students. The campaign launched with an inaugural gift from the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation and was followed by significant contributions from the Jim Pattison Foundation and the Charles E. Fipke Foundation, among others.
“This scholarship has given me such a deep sense of gratitude for just what post-secondary education can entail,” says Sabrina Wang, Blue & Gold Campaign Award Recipient. “It’s shown me how there are always people out there willing to support and to reward hard work.”
By coming together to support the Blue & Gold Campaign, donors have helped students gain the skills and build the networks needed to launch successful careers and become the leaders of the future. The campaign might be over, but our commitment to student support is never-ending, and what we can accomplish together with your help is limitless!