Scholarships and Awards

The Faculty of Applied Science and CHBE donors generously provide funding, close to $200,000 annually, for scholarships supporting CHBE students.

Most scholarships are merit-based awards for academic achievement but some may consider community involvement, areas of study, or other parameters. Scholarships are granted in November, based on prior academic year performance and in May, based on the performance of the academic year just completed. Students are notified through SIS of awards. Students on co-op will receive awards the following year when they return for studies.

Department scholarship and awards

Current students are considered automatically for CHBE awards unless otherwise indicated.

List of department administered scholarship and awards

Scholarship and AwardDescriptionAmount
BRITISH Columbia Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum Association ScholarshipA scholarship of $350 has been endowed by the Directors of the B.C. Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum Association. The award is made to a student who has demonstrated an interest in extending engineering principles to the development of agriculture and is entering the final year of bio-resource engineering. $350 
Alfred FLOOK Memorial AwardAn award of $500 has been endowed as a memorial to Alfred Flook (B.A.Sc., Chemical Engineering, UBC, 1970) by members of his class, with assistance from the Department of Chemical Engineering and several companies. The award is made to a student completing the third year of Chemical Engineering and proceeding to the final year. $500
Stuart D. CAVERS Memorial ScholarshipProf. Stuart D. Cavers, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc. (Brit. Col.), Ph.D. (Cal Tech), FCIC, P. Eng. (1920-1983) was a faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering for 27 years. He took a keen interest in students scholastically and in their activities outside the classroom and after graduation. Prof. Cavers played an active role in the university, professional and community affairs including serving on various President’s advisory committees and two terms on Senate. In his memory, a scholarship of $900 has been donated by his colleagues, friends, staff, family and students to support and encourage promising undergraduates in the Department of Chemical Engineering. $900
Ying Ying Chan ZEE ScholarshipA scholarship of $400 has been endowed by the family of Mrs. Zee to commemorate her sixtieth birthday, in appreciation of her years of loving guidance and unyielding support, and in admiration of her exemplary generosity towards the needy. $400
CHEMICAL Engineering Entrance ScholarshipA scholarship of $550 has been endowed through donations from the pulp and paper and petroleum industries and former students. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department to an outstanding student entering second-year Chemical Engineering.$550 
ECOWASTE Industries ScholarshipA $750 scholarship, endowed by Ecowaste Industries, is awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Bio-Resource Engineering to a student with an interest in waste management.$750 
FORTY-First Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference ScholarshipA $5,850 scholarship has been endowed by the 41st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference held in Vancouver in 1991 and by matching funds. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Chemical Engineering to an outstanding student entering third-year. $5,850 
Rona A. and H. Douglas WALLIS Memorial Scholarship in Chemical EngineeringA $1,900 scholarship has been endowed by J. H. Wallis in memory of his parents Rona A. Hatt (Chem. Eng.’22) and H. Douglas Wallis (Chem. Eng.’24). The award is offered to an undergraduate female student in Chemical Engineering and is made on the recommendation of the Department.$1,900 
Francis E MURRAY Scholarship in Chemical EngineeringA $900 scholarship has been endowed by the late Dr. Frances E. Murray for a student entering second-year Chemical Engineering and is made on the recommendation of the Department of Chemical Engineering.$900 
Sherman CHEN Scholarship in Chemical EngineeringScholarships totalling $25,500 have been endowed by Carol Chen in memory of her husband, Sherman Chen for undergraduate students entering third or fourth-year chemical engineering. $25,550 
PACIFIC Liaicon Associates Inc. Award in EngineeringA $2,600 award has been endowed by Henry Wakabayashi (UBC B.A.Sc.1958, Chemical Engineering), founder of Pacific Liaicon.  The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering to an undergraduate, with preference to a student focusing on project management.$2,600 
Joel BERT Memorial ScholarshipA $1,850 scholarship has been endowed by family and friends in memory of Dr. Joel Bert, who was a UBC faculty member for over twenty years in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.  The scholarship is offered to an undergraduate student in the final year of Chemical and Biological Engineering.$1,850 
TALISMAN Energy Scholarship in Chemical EngineeringA $9,000 scholarship has been endowed by Talisman Energy for a student entering third year in the Chemical Engineering Program in the Faculty of Applied Science.$9,000 
Harold D. McLELLAN Chemical Engineering ScholarshipOne or more scholarships totalling $2,300 have been endowed by Harold D. McLellan (B.A.Sc. Chem. Eng. 1947) for outstanding students entering Chemical Engineering.  $2,300 
William M. GALLACHER Scholarship in EngineeringScholarships totalling $1,600 have been endowed in recognition of William M. Gallacher and his many contributions to the oil and gas community for students in their second, third or fourth year of chemical and biological engineering who demonstrate community involvement on or off-campus and who show an interest in oil and gas. TBD
Chad BENNINGTON Memorial Scholarship in Chemical and Biological EngineeringAwards totalling $4,100 have been endowed to provide scholarships to undergraduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate interest, leadership and academic accomplishment in pulp and paper-related technologies. The award is named in memory of Professor Chad Bennington, a faculty member in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.$4,100 
Graham SOMERVILLE Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Chemical and  Biological EngineeringScholarships of $8,350 have been endowed by Graham F. Somerville, a Chemical Engineering alumnus (Class of 1957), for a second, third and fourth-year undergraduate students enrolled in Chemical and Biological Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science. $8,350 
Thomas BENNETT Student Enrichment Memorial Award Chemical & Biological Engineering*Two $875 wards have been endowed by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Thomas Edward James Bennett, accomplished Chemical and Biological Engineering alumnus, to honour his prodigious achievements in a life that ended too soon. His dedication and passion to “live life to the fullest and make a difference through sustainability” inspired many. The awards are offered to undergraduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in support of student enrichment activities. $1,750 
Norman EPSTEIN Award in Chemical EngineeringA $1,350 award has been made available through an endowment established by Henry Wakabayashi to honour Dr. Norman Epstein, who was his Professor in 1958, to support a fourth-year undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering who shows diligence in the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering demonstrated through their projects and courses. Dr. Epstein connected, engaged and taught his students in a positive and impactful way that added significant value to his students’ respective careers. Henry Wakabayashi, his wife Yvonne and his two daughters Beth and Wendy have established this award in appreciation of Dr. Epstein’s influence, encouragement and support. $1,350 
Barbara AWERYN Scholarship in EngineeringScholarships totalling $2,500 have been made available through an endowment established by Barbara Aweryn to outstanding undergraduate engineering students in their second or third year studying chemical engineering. $2,500 
Leonard M. STALEY ScholarshipA $600 scholarship has been endowed by colleagues, friends and former students of Professor Leonard M. Staley for a student in the bio-resource engineering program. $600 
Hamad Ahmad Scholarship in Chemical EngineeringScholarships totalling $1,700 have been made available through an endowment established by friends and family in memory of Hamad Ahmad (B.A.Sc. 2007) for undergraduate chemical engineering students who demonstrate academic excellence. $1,700 
Barbara Peat Memorial Award in Chemical and Biological EngineeringAwards totalling $25,000 have been made available annually through gifts from George Peat (B.A.Sc. 1976), friends and family in memory of Barbara Peat (1957-2015) for female Bachelor of Applied Science students specializing in Chemical and Biological Engineering with outstanding academic achievement. $35,000 
ENGINEERING ScholarshipScholarships totalling $13,050 have been endowed by alumni and friends for students in Engineering. $3,500 
CHEMETICS Tatsu Ueki Memorial Scholarship in EngineeringA $900 scholarship has been endowed by Chemetics for a student in third year of the Chemical Engineering program (Process Option) or Mechanical Engineering program. $900 
Donald J. EVANS Scholarship in EngineeringScholarships totalling $47,200 have been endowed by Donald J. Evans (B.A.Sc. 1947, M.A.Sc.1949) for undergraduate students in engineering.  $7,300 
Elizabeth and Leslie GOULD Scholarship in EngineeringThree scholarships of $3,500 each have been endowed through a bequest by Leslie R. Gould, in honour of the sixty-year commitment of Elizabeth and Leslie Gould to the Masonic Order, for engineering students in the Faculty of Applied Science.  $3,500 
Faculty of Applied Science INTERNATIONAL Student ScholarshipScholarships of amounts of up to $10,000 each are offered to continuing international students in the Faculty of Applied Science, Vancouver campus. $51,000 
Ken PINDER Memorial Scholarship in EngineeringA $1,000 scholarship is offered by Zeki and Glgn Szen as well as friends and family to honour the memory of Dr. Ken Pinder, a respected professor who dedicated 47 years to UBC, and was committed to its students and the larger community. This award is offered to an undergraduate student entering the second, third, or fourth year of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science. TBD
Grace Mentorship Award in Chemical and Biological EngineeringA $1,850 award has been endowed by Dr. John Grace, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Faculty of Applied Science. The award is offered to a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow, who has been highly effective in mentoring undergraduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. $1,850 
ENGINEERING Institute of Canada (Vancouver Branch) PrizeA prize of $100 is awarded to a student entering either the penultimate or final year of Engineering. It is awarded on the basis of overall standing. It is hoped that the recipient will become a member of one of the member societies of the EIC or one of its constituent student chapters.$100
LEFEVRE Medal and Prize in Chemical EngineeringOut of the funds provided by the late Mrs. Lefevre in memory of her husband, Dr. J. M. Lefevre, a medal and prize of $200 is awarded to the student standing highest in general proficiency and research ability in Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science. $200 
K. B. MATHUR PrizeA $250 prize, to be used towards the purchase of a technical book, has been endowed in memory of Dr. K. B. Mathur, a highly respected professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering until his untimely death in 1978. T$250 
George R. HOWEY Prize in Chemical EngineeringA $1,000 prize has been endowed by friends and family in honour of George R. Howey for the student obtaining the highest standing in third-year Chemical Engineering.  $1,000 
SOCIETY of Chemical Industry Merit PrizeThree merit prizes, each consisting of an inscribed plaque are offered by the Society of Chemical Industry, Canadian Section, to members of the graduating classes. They are given, one in Chemistry, one in Chemical Engineering and the third in Biochemistry, to the students achieving the highest standing in these fields in the final year with a minimum requirement of 75% in that year. MERIT
Wilf GLEAVE PrizeA prize of $300, in memory of Wilf Gleave for his dedicated services to students and faculty members in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is awarded to a promising and deserving student in the second or third year of the Biological Engineering option.$300 

Other scholarships and awards

Current students are encouraged to apply for other scholarships and awards.

For more information regarding UBC Awards and Scholarships and a full list of UBC scholarships, bursaries, prizes and awards, please visit the Student Services website.