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When we support students, we support our future.

Why Give

Your support for promising students is needed more urgently than ever.

In an ever-changing world, students need to be empowered to thrive. When you give to UBC, you create opportunities for students to learn, discover and contribute to our society.

“We’re very encouraged by and grateful for the amount of support we’ve seen for our students,” said UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono. “Students are at the heart of what we do. Ultimately, we want to ensure that more students get access to the best possible education without overwhelming financial concerns.

Support the best and brightest students, those in financial need and students from under-represented communities.

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  • “Every donation is going to have a huge impact on other people’s lives — not just on the students but on all the people they will affect later on in their careers.”

    Haley Seven Deers 3rd year, History and Anthropology
  • “The scholarship was the only reason I could afford to come to UBC. It moved my dreams from thinking about my small community in Uganda to thinking about the world as well. It was a life-changing moment.”

    Juma Orach 2nd year, Master of Science, Experimental Medicine
  • “Donor support allowed me to get involved in projects that are bringing drinking-water solutions to places in BC that have never had safe clean water.”

    Karl Zimmerman 2yr PhD, Chemical & Biological Engineering
  • “What I’d like to say to donors is first thank you for this incredible opportunity and secondly, I hope they continue funding UBC students so we can keep on making medical breakthroughs here at UBC.”

    Aarthi Gobinath Graduated PhD, Neuroscience

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Make a difference today

Many exceptional young people are not afforded the opportunities nor provided support that centres on their unique experience. The Blue & Gold Campaign is a commitment to these students and is the most extensive fundraising campaign for students in UBC’s 105-year history. It supports a range of student awards, including fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, and experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

Areas of emphasis include awards that support the best and the brightest students, those that are in financial need, and students from under-represented communities in an effort to increase access and diversity.

Some of the areas that you can financially support these efforts:

Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Award

The new endowed Beyond Tomorrow Award will provide support for Black students who have demonstrated both academic merit, and leadership skills or involvement in community activities, however would not be able to attend UBC without significant financial assistance.

Centennial Entrance Award for Indigenous Students

These entrance awards have been created specifically to support Canadian Indigenous students with demonstrated financial need to attend UBC and succeed.

Blue & Gold Bursary

The endowed Blue & Gold Bursary will provide support for deserving students with demonstrated financial need. Every dollar you contribute to this endowment fund will help provide talented students with the tools they need to truly create lasting and meaningful change.

Presidential Scholars Award

By supporting these awards, you will help UBC to recognize and attract the most accomplished and promising entering domestic students who have demonstrated both academic merit and leadership skills.

International Scholars Award

By supporting the endowed International Scholars Award you will help outstanding international students, who would otherwise be unable to pursue post-secondary education, to come to UBC and succeed.


Be part of the change you want to see. Give today.

FORWARD, the campaign for UBC, is advancing healthy lives, creating solutions for the planet, and shaping thriving societies. Donors and alumni are the catalyst making it happen.