$4,000 Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health for Masters and Doctoral Students at the University of British Columbia, Canada 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on March 21, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Fraser Basin Council 1st Floor, 470 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5 T: 604 488-5350 F: 604 488-5351 E: [email protected]

Obtaining a scholarship nowadays is a great help for students to further their academics and be free from the financial barriers that stop them from achieving their career goals.

For the academic year of 2023-2024, The University of British Columbia and Fraser Basin Council offers the  Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health to provide assistance to graduate students who are currently working on research projects in partnership with the British Columbian Communities that address the main concerns on the environmental issues and promotes a sustainable environment through the cooperative initiatives of the communities.

The main goal of the project is to provide assistance to the indigenous and non-indigenous communities to develop air quality, sustainability, and environmental health.

More Information About the Scholarship 

In 2014, The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health was created along with the support of the Directors and the staff of the Fraser Basin Council to commemorate Elizabeth Henry and she provided contributions to the communities and organizations across British Columbia.

Elizabeth displayed high moral guidelines and trustworthiness in her work, and she was focused on advancing discourse and conscious cooperation among assorted partners. The purpose of the scholarship program is to help local area projects that mirror these qualities.

The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship has gotten commitments to the Fraser Basin Council, the British Columbia Clean Air Research (BC CLEAR) Fund, and numerous companions, relatives, and partners who wished to recollect Elizabeth and her work. The Vancouver Foundation regulates the scholarship funds, and the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship Panel assesses applications and grant awards.

The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship is a yearly honor to an alumni student or the students whose proposed research is situated in British Columbia. In 2023, the scholarship award has been expanded to $4000.

Elizabeth made her interests a motivation. She connected with individuals in supportability gives which meant a lot to them and their networks. She had a specific interest in creating associations with native networks through the course of decolonization, which was a significant focal point of her Graduate degree. She attempted to connect with native networks in every aspect of her work at FBC, assisting with crossing over holes among indigenous and non-indigenous individuals. In all that she did, she endeavored to interface with individuals at the grassroots who were attempting to have an effect on their networks.

Scholarship Provider: Fraser Basin Council and The University of British Columbia 

About the Provider 

Laid out in 1997, the Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-benefit organization that encourages cooperation among four sets of government (bureaucratic, local, provincial, and First Countries). FBC upholds pioneers in government, business, and local area associations in tracking down cooperative answers for complex issues and promising opportunities.

The University of British Columbia is one of the main 40 research-concentrated colleges all over the world and a perceived leader in research and scholarships at the alumni and postdoctoral level across an enormous scope of both disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, with almost 900 postdoctoral colleagues and north of 10,000 alumni students on the UBC-Vancouver campus.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Applicant’s Nationality: Local and International Students
  • Degree Level: Master or Doctoral Degree
  • Fields: Any eligible research studies
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Duration: NA
  • Scholarship Awards: $4,000
  • Scholarship Country: Canada
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes

Scholarship Eligibility 

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for the scholarship award:

  • Applicants must be full-time graduate students admitted for at least one semester.
  • The candidates must have a proposed research project which focuses on collaboration with one or more  Indigenous and/or non-Indigenous British Columbia communities addressing the development of air quality, sustainability, and environmental health.
  • The task should have distinct targets and research approaches as well as substantial venture results that give direct and morally sound advantages to the local area
  • Preference will be given to inventive and significant ventures.
  • Preference will be provided to the projects that straightforwardly connect with the local area, and where solid local area backing and purchase are illustrated.

Application Process

The application will be completed in an online portal, the applicants must be able to provide the following information:

  • Contact Information
  • Personal Information
  • Previous Experience
  • Project Description maximum of 750 words

Required Documents 

As part of the application process, candidates must provide the following in digital copies:

  • Undergraduate Transcript of Records
  • Transcript of graduate courses
  • Two letters of reference must be signed and evaluate your significance, capabilities, and feasibility on the research projects.

Keep in mind that the letter of reference is limited to 500 words only. All documents required must be submitted online. You may scan or convert it to PDF form.

Evaluation Criteria

The scholarship committee will be based on the following:

  • The applicant’s eligibility
  • Academic Performance
  • Research projects which benefit the communities
  • High Ethical standards
  • Scholarship Values
  • Integrity and advancing exchange and aware joint effort among different partners
  • To the projects that straightforwardly connect with the local area, and where solid local area backing and purchase are illustrated.

The scholarship committee’s decision is final and cannot be deferred.

Scholarship Awards 

The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health will be providing an award amounting to $4,000 which can be used towards the student’s educational fees and other related fees for their research.

All successful students must read and agree to the terms and conditions applied to the scholarship. It is important to maintain the criteria needed to maintain the scholarship awards.

Application Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until May 10, 2023.

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered, the scholarship awards will be offered annually.

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