University of British Columbia Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award 2020/2021 (Funded Study in Canada)

This need-and-merit-based award recognizes international undergraduate students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, and recognized achievement in other key areas.

The value of your Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award is proportional to your financial need. Financial need is determined by totaling tuition, fees, and living costs, and subtracting the financial contribution you and your family can make each year. A standard needs assessment is based on the financial information provided by you and your family.

Your award may be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree completion – whichever comes first – provided you achieve satisfactory academic standing in your faculty, continue to demonstrate financial need, and maintain your Canadian study permit (student visa).


To be considered for the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award:

  • 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 (achieve all As or equivalent standard).
  • You must demonstrate a level of financial need that would otherwise prevent you from pursuing a UBC degree.

Please note: If you are nominated for a Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award, you will not be considered for merit-based awards, including International Major Entrance Scholarships and Outstanding International Student Awards.


Award nominations are now open for the 2020/21 winter session and are open until December 1.

Please fill out one of the forms below to be considered for the award. The Okanagan campus and the Vancouver campus have separate forms.

2020/21 Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award (Okanagan campus)

2020/21 Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award (Vancouver campus)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of British Columbia Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award 2020/2021

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