Society of Scholars Award

Goal $2,000

Raised $500

Society of Scholars Award

The Society of Scholars – UBC Okanagan need your help to raise $2,000 and create a one-time student award to be presented in May 2019. Your gift will help a third year UBCO undergraduate in financial need.

Story Description

The Society of Scholars is a student club comprised of scholarship recipients and is dedicated to the pursuit of an improved student experience. As scholarship recipients we are acutely aware of the positive impact that financial assistance can have on the student experience. We believe as a society that it is only right that we give back to our UBCO community by alleviating the stress of financial insecurity in as many lives as possible. This award will be our first step in achieving this goal and launching a new annual tradition of giving back, by the Society of Scholars – UBC Okanagan.

Challenges & Impact of Your Support

With our goal to raise $2,000 by March 15th, 2019, we need your support! Let’s show how students support each other, and how our friends and families can get behind this initiative as well.

Recently we held our first Lifeboat Debate at UBC Okanagan with over 200 in attendance for this great event! Imagine if everyone who attended this event donated $10 each, we could easily achieve our goal! We want to set a precedent that, as students who have been fortunate to receive student award funding, we understand the importance of giving back! We plan to achieve our goal, but even if we don’t, we will utilize the funds to support students on our campus. Whether that be with a smaller student award or with assistance to our Student food bank, please know how grateful we are for your support as we move forward with this initiative! If we exceed our goal, we will be able to support more than one student – wouldn’t that be amazing!

About the Society of Scholars

The following are testimonials from members of the Society of Scholars:

“Getting a scholarship is the only reason I’m able to attend UBCO and it’s been the best experience of my life.”

“Receiving my award has given me peace of mind, allowing me to focus on my school work.”