Deparmental awards ceremony

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

UBC has many ways to assist students who require financial help to attend the university. Many awards and scholarships are offered by the university: check the Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries page on the UBC Student Services website for up-to-date information on the amounts of the awards. Others are offered exclusively through the department. 

To search for an award using filters and to apply for a specific award, visit:  Student Services Awards 

Departmental Scholarships

The following awards are exclusively available to students enrolled in a Computer Science program. Students may need to apply for certain awards and are selected and recommended by the Department or the Faculty of Science according to academic achievements.

Accenture Leadership Award

An award has been endowed by Accenture Inc. for a student entering the fourth year of a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition to having achieved high academic standing, candidates for the award must have demonstrated leadership and participated actively in extra-curricular or volunteer activities such as professional, school, social and community organizations, athletics or part-time employment. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Departments, alternating between the Department of Computer Science in odd-numbered years and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in even-numbered years.

Bill Aiello Memorial Award in Computer Science

Awards have been made available through an endowment established by friends, family, and colleagues in memory of Bill Aiello for outstanding third or fourth year Bachelor of Science students specializing in Computer Science who best combine academic excellence with leadership, community service, or volunteerism. 

Bit Quill Technologies Award in Computer Science!

Awards have been made available annually through a gift from Bit Quill Technologies for female students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the Department of Computer Science with outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated community service. Bit Quill Technologies is an employee-owned software development services company based in Vancouver. Bit Quill created this award as part of their work to create opportunities for the development of software in Vancouver by supporting the next generation of computer scientists at UBC. These academic awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.

Broadridge Financial Solutions Award for Women in Computer Science

An award is offered annually by BROADRIDGE Financial Solutions to a female undergraduate student graduating from the Department of Computer Science. The award is intended for a student in good academic standing who has demonstrated excellence in fields such as community service, student leadership, and volunteerism. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.

Computer Science Scholarship

One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding full-time students enrolled in a Computer Science undergraduate program. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science, largely on the basis of academic standing.

David Shum Memorial Prize in Computer Science

A prize has been endowed by family and friends in memory of David Shum. The award is offered to a second year student in the Computer Science program in the Faculty of Science and is made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.

Gabriel L. Allard Memorial Bursary in Computer Science

Bursary endowed in memory of Gabriel L. Allard by friends, colleagues and TELUS. The award is offered to an undergraduate student in the Computer Science Program in the Faculty of Science.

Greer Family Scholarship

Two scholarships have been endowed by David J. Greer. One scholarship is awarded to a third year student in Computer Science and the other is awarded to a fourth year student. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.

Grow Entrance Award for Women in Computer Science

An award is offered annually by Grow Financial Inc. to an undergraduate student entering their second year of a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Computer Science. The award is intended for a female student who is in the top 10% of her class and has demonstrated excellence in fields such as community service, student leadership, and volunteerism. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.

Grow Service Award for Women in Computer Science

An award is offered annually by GROW Financial Inc. to an undergraduate student entering their last year of a Bachelor of Computer Science degree (BCS) or a Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in Computer Science (BSc). The award is intended for a female student who is in the top 10% of her class and has demonstrated excellence in fields such as community service, student leadership, and volunteerism. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.

iQmetrix Service Award for Women in Computer Science

An award is offered annually by iQmetrix to a female undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Computer Science. The award is intended for a student who demonstrates leadership in mentoring other women to pursue an education in computer science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.

Laura Huber Memorial Award for Women in Video Gaming

An award has been made available annually through a gift from Electronic Arts, in memory of Laura Huber (1967-2015), for a third or fourth-year female student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the Department of Computer Science. The recipient will have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, an interest in pursuing a career in the gaming industry, and have shown excellence in video game programming through a course or their portfolio. This academic award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.

Markus Meister Memorial Prize in Computer Science

A prize has been endowed by Maria Klawe and friends in memory of Markus Meister for the student obtaining the highest standing in the final year of the Bachelor of Science program in Computer Science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.

Martin Frauendorf Memorial Prize in Computer Science

A prize has been endowed by family, colleagues and friends in memory of Martin Frauendorf, President of the 1990 graduating class in Computer Science. The award is offered to a graduating student who has demonstrated leadership and has made significant contributions to student activities in the Department. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.

Project to Product Award in Computer Science

Awards have been made available through an endowment established by Dr. Mik Kersten (B.Sc. 1999, Ph.D. 2007) for students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the Department of Computer Science who have demonstrated leadership, community engagement or volunteerism. Preference will be given to students who are from communities that have been historically, persistently and systemically discriminated against.

Rick Sample Memorial Award in Computer Science

Awards have been made available through an endowment established by colleagues, friends and family, with the support of the Province of British Columbia, in memory of Rick Sample for outstanding undergraduate students involved in computer science research. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.

The Rajan Family Award in Computer Science

Awards have been endowed by the Shiraz Rajan Family, who came to Canada in 1973 from East Africa. Three of the Rajan children, Tazim, Amynmohamed and Salima, attended university in British Columbia in the 1980's and 1990's. In the family tradition, the Rajan Family wished to give back to The University of British Columbia in particular and the Canadian community in general. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science to outstanding full-time undergraduate students in the Computer Science Program who have demonstrated outstanding community service, with preference to female candidates.

VanHacks Award in Computer Science

An award is offered annually by VanHacks Hackathon for a second-year Bachelor of Science student with a major or combined major in Computer Science and with outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated community service and volunteerism. VanHacks Hackathon, organized by TTT Studios and Vancouver Startup Week, is an annual hackathon where participants create tech solutions for local non-profits. This academic award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.

Visier Service Award for Women in Computer Science 

An award is offered annually by Visier to a female undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Computer Science. Visier, an Applied Big Data cloud technology business, provides Workforce Intelligence solutions that support the world's best brands. The award is intended for a student in good academic standing who has demonstrated excellence in fields such as community service, student leadership, and volunteerism. Preference is given to a student who is engaged in activities and projects in the non-profit sector or that encourage other young women to pursue an education in computer science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.

Visier Service Award in Computer Science

An award is offered annually by Visier to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Computer Science. Visier, an Applied Big Data cloud technology business, provides Workforce Intelligence solutions that support the world's best brands. The award is intended for a student in good academic standing who has demonstrated excellence in fields such as community service, student leadership, and volunteerism. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.

FOR MORE DETAILS on these awards, visit the Student Services Award Search page and use the filters to find the awards you are looking for.