Awards & Scholarships


Deparmental awards ceremony

The following awards are exclusively available to students enrolled in a Computer Science program. Students do not have to apply for these awards; they are selected and recommended by the Department or the Faculty of Science according to academic achievements.

Many awards and scholarships are also offered by the University. Please check the Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries page on the UBC Studen Services website for up-to-date information on the amounts of the awards.

Starting 2005, new awards were given by the Department to undergraduates. Please see the Department's News and Awards page to see the list of previous winners.

Gabriel L. ALLARD Memorial Bursary in Computer Science

A bursary has been endowed in memory of Gabriel L. Allard by friends, colleagues and BC Tel. The award is offered to an undergraduate student in the Computer Science Program in the Faculty of 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rick SAMPLE Award

A research scholarship is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate for an internship in the Department of Computer Science.  The award is endowed by family and friends in memory of former Department member, Rick Sample.  The candidate should be able to continue doing research over the summer.

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.

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.

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