MOT Student Awards

Each year, the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy distributes academic and financial awards to deserving students.  The following list briefly summarizes the different types of awards, scholarships and bursaries available.


Scholarships are based primarily on academic excellence, although factors such as character, department involvement, community involvement and athletic achievement may be considered.  Students must fall within the top 10 of their class based on overall GPA in order to be considered eligible for scholarships.  To inquire whether you meet this requirement, please email


Awards are based primarily on interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and contributions (to both the Department of OS&OT and the community) with examples.  Students have overall averages of 88% or higher in order to be considered eligible for awards.


Bursaries are administered by the UBC Awards Office. Please note that as per UBC Policy #72, graduate students in professional programs, such as the MOT, are ineligible for UBC general bursary support. The exceptions are bursaries dedicated to the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy as listed in this awards package.  Students do not have to meet a minimum academic requirement in order to be considered eligible for bursaries.

Application Process

Carefully read the description of the scholarship, award or bursary listed in the Academic and Financial Awards Package – this will indicate the criteria upon which the award decision is based.  If the description does not have clearly stated criteria, your application should focus on interpersonal skills, contributions to the MOT program (with examples) and contributions to the professions (with examples).  However, you must ensure that each application is unique and does not simply repeat information provided in other applications.

Applications forms for each scholarship, award and bursary that requires one can be found below.  You will have to download the application form to your computer to enable the fields on the form and you must have an up-to-date version of Adobe in order to save changes made to the form. A Curriculum Vitae (CV), in this format, must be submitted with the application forms, and only one CV is needed if you are applying to multiple awards and scholarships.

Students must submit all their application forms in one email to by 4:00 PM on April 30, 2017.

Application Forms: