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Introduction to the University Of British Columbia International Leader Of Tomorrow (ILOT) Scholarships
The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada is offering a need-based International Leader of Tomorrow (ILOT) Scholarship Award for undergraduate students 2024/2025. This scholarship is open to international students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and the potential to excel in their studies. The award covers the cost of tuition, books, and living expenses for four years of study. The scholarship is renewable for up to a maximum of eight years.
About the University of British Columbia International Leader of Tomorrow (ILOT) Scholarships
The University of British Columbia-UBC-Canada International Leader of Tomorrow (ILOT) scholarship recognizes international 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, debate or creative writing, or external academic competitions and examinations.
A standard needs assessment is made based on financial information provided by students and their families.
Selection and Eligibility Criteria
Scholarship candidates must be nominated by the high school they are currently attending, recently graduated from, or the college or university they are transferring from. To be considered for the International Leader of Tomorrow scholarship:
- You must be an international student who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian study permit.
- You must be entering UBC from a recognized secondary school, college, or other university.
- You must be applying for your first undergraduate degree.
- You must meet UBC’s admission requirements, including general and degree-specific requirements and the English Language Admission Standard.
- You must demonstrate superior academic achievement (at least an A average or equivalent standard).
- You must demonstrate a level of financial need that would otherwise prevent you from pursuing a UBC degree.
Benefits of the Scholarship
The costs associated with attending a higher education institution include tuition fees as well as living expenses such as room and board. These costs are assessed annually and are often substantial. In order to determine the amount that a student and their family will be expected to contribute towards these costs, a financial assessment is carried out. This assessment takes into account factors such as the family’s income, savings, and assets and calculates the annual contribution that is expected from them. The resulting figure is then subtracted from the total annual costs of attendance, providing the student with a clearer picture of the financial commitment that will be required to pursue their education.
Duration of the Scholarship
The International Leader of Tomorrow Award can be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree completion, whichever is less, provided the student achieves satisfactory academic standing in their faculty, continues to demonstrate financial need, and maintains their Canadian study permit (visa).
How to Apply
2. Submit your application to UBC.
3. 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.
A single high school, college, or university may nominate up to three students for UBC Vancouver (including Vantage College) and one student for UBC Okanagan. A non-profit may only nominate a high school student who is involved with their organization. This nomination will count towards the total number of nominations permitted from a student’s school.
(Please note: your nominator should be your school counsellor 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.)
4. Gather your required financial information, as well as notes on any extracurricular activities and awards.
5. Apply for the International Scholars Program by
Important Notes: Although candidates to UBC can specify two program choices in their application for admission, an International Leader of Tomorrow Award nomination will be considered only in relation to the nominee’s first choice program. Early applications are encouraged to ensure an application decision can be made in time for nomination consideration. Keep in mind that the deadline for applications is November 15th.