The University of Northern British Columbia will create a new scholarship program intended to attract international students while celebrating the diversity that has made Canada the influential and inspiring country it has become in the 150 years since Confederation.
UNBC’s Canada 150th Anniversary International Scholarship program will be comprised of 150 renewable scholarships, valued at $2,000 per year for up to four years. The scholarships will be available to students from around the globe, and will help encourage and foster international education, improve social and cultural vibrancy on UNBC campuses, and celebrate Canada’s standing as a diverse, welcoming nation. Special consideration will be given to students demonstrating leadership traits and capacity.
“Canada is a beacon for those seeking outstanding post-secondary opportunities abroad, and we know internationalization at our University has tremendous value,” said UNBC President Dr. Daniel Weeks, in a press release. “As Canada’s best small University, we offer a stable and productive environment for learning, research and service, and develop tomorrow’s leaders by answering some of the globe’s most pressing questions. These awards will recognize our leadership capacity in this area, and allow us to recruit and retain some of the very best minds from around the world.”
Dr. Weeks announced the scholarship at an event in Beijing China, where UNBC representatives were celebrating the Concord College of Sino Canada’s 20th anniversary. That College offers Chinese and Canadian high school education curricula to more than 20,000 students across China at more than 20 schools. Students from Concord, as part of that network’s expanding global presence, along with those from other international networks will be strong candidates for UNBC’s Canada 150th Anniversary International Scholarships.