Awards and Scholarships for Students Entering the JD Program

The following entrance awards and scholarships are for students entering the JD program.  If you are a continuing student in the JD program, please see Awards and Scholarships for continuing JD students. For information on bursaries available for students in the JD program, please visit Bursaries.

More specific information for most of the awards is available using an online search.  When using the search, it is recommended that you type in the Award Number and session in which the award would be provided (most awards are provided during winter sessions).

Student financial aid is critically important to ensuring that the Peter. A. Allard School of Law remains accessible to the best and brightest students, whatever their financial circumstances.  UBC students are fortunate to benefit from awards that have been established by generous donors.  To learn more about donating to an award or bursary please see Supporting the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

This list is accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.

Entrance Awards and Scholarships Requiring Applications:

A call for applications will be sent to accepted applicants in mid-May. The deadline for submission is June 19th. Submission of your applications and documents should be made to:

Aki Nishida, Scholarships Secretary
Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC
1822 East Mall, Vancouver
B.C., V6T 1Z1

Submissions are accepted via e-mail only and may be sent to awards@allard.ubc.ca.

Please click here for the Fillable Application Form.

Award Number: 5873

An annual award of $18,000 is offered by Sonya Wall in memory of Hilda Janzen. The award is for a student in any year of the Peter A. Allard School of Law JD Program, including first year, who has achieved good academic standing, has demonstrated leadership and community involvement in feminist and/or legal issues, and faces challenges, financial or systemic, in accessing or continuing legal education. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty. A complete application consists of: (1) a covering letter describing in detail how you meet the criteria for the award; (2) a current resume; (3) contact information for two references; and (4) a completed, signed application form. The application form will be made available when the call for applications is sent out in mid-May.

Award Number: 5889

Norton Rose Fulbright is pleased to offer a $15,000 award to a student who is entering their first year of the JD program, has demonstrated academic excellence, and has also shown entrepreneurial initiative or a commitment to community service or philanthropy; qualities and attributes that the firm holds as its core values. The award is made based on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Students must apply for consideration and application details will be provided. Visit Norton Rose Fulbright website. 

Award Number: 5872

A $15,000 scholarship is offered by Lawson Lundell LLP to a student entering the first year of the JD program who has demonstrated academic excellence. Preference will be given to a student who is a resident of Western Canada and who has demonstrated entrepreneurial initiative in the community or an interest in business through academic pursuits. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Students must apply for consideration. Visit Lawson Lundell LLP's website. 

Award Number: 5887

A $15,000 entrance award is offered by Harjit Sangra (Peter A. Allard School of Law Class of ’84) of Sangra Moller LLP in honour of his mother Gurbax Sangra who, although never having had the opportunity for post-secondary schooling, was an ardent believer in higher education and the opportunities it provides. The award is for a student entering the JD program who has achieved academic excellence, demonstrated athletic achievement and community involvement. Preference will be given to a student who attended high school in British Columbia. Students must apply for this award. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Visit Sangra Moller LLP's website. 

Award Number: 5881

A $15,000 award is offered by Slater Vecchio LLP to a student entering the first year of the JD program who has demonstrated academic excellence along with a commitment to leadership and community service. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated a keen interest in advocacy through previous involvement in student government, debate, community service, or other activities. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Visit Slater Vecchio LLP's website. 

Award Number: 5841

An award equal to one year's tuition is offered by the Peter A. Allard School of Law, in recognition of the Honourable Frank Iacobucci (B.Com.1961, LL.B.1962, LL.D. Honoris Causa 1989) to a student entering the J.D. Program who has achieved good academic standing, has been actively involved in student government and/or community programs, and faces challenges (financial or systemic) in accessing a legal education. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Your application should include two sealed letters of reference authored by people who can speak to your strengths in relation to the non-academic criteria for the award.

Award Number: 5884

An award in an amount equal to the amount of domestic tuition, the gift of Hon Justice Grant Burnyeat, Law Class of 1973 is offered annually to assist with the yearly tuition fee of a domestic or international student enrolled in any year of the J.D. program who has demonstrated academic merit, who has shown significant leadership skills, and who faces financial challenges that would prevent pursuit or completion of legal education. This award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 2879

Awards totalling $11,650 have been endowed by the Law Foundation of British Columbia and the Province of British Columbia. The awards are offered to First Nations students beginning and continuing studies in the Peter A. Allard School of Law and are made on the recommendation of the Faculty.

Award Number: 5901

A $10,000 entrance award is offered annually by Manjy and David Sidoo to a student entering the J.D. program who has overcome a significant personal challenge including, but not limited to, illness, a death in the family or an injury, to pursue a university education. Preference will be given to a candidate who is a first generation university student and/or has demonstrated athletic achievement. Students must apply for this award. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 5868

An annual entrance award in the amount of $7,550 has been endowed by Ron ('78) and Arleigh ('79) Tysoe in memory of Brian Hunter ('78) for a student entering the JD program. Mr. Hunter practiced law for 30 years and is fondly remembered for his keen intellect, terrific sense of humour and genuine concern for the well-being of others. To his many clients he was a true gentleman, trusted advisor and someone they could always depend upon. The winning recipient will have a high academic standing, made a positive impact on the lives of others and face challenges (financial or systemic) in accessing legal education. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Your application should include two sealed letters of reference authored by people who can speak to your strengths in relation to the non-academic criteria for the award.

Award Number: 5877

Two scholarships of $2,500 each are offered by Fasken Martineau to students entering the JD program who have achieved academic excellence and who have demonstrated entrepreneurial initiative in the community or an interest in business through academic pursuits. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 5801

Scholarships totalling $1,850 have been endowed by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Allan McEachern (1926-2008) for one or more students who have graduated from a secondary school in the Province of British Columbia and are entering the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Allan McEachern will be remembered for his outstanding contributions to the legal profession and his long-standing service to The University of British Columbia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1949, an LL.B. in 1950 and was given an Honorary LL.D. degree in 1990. He became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1979 and in 1988 was appointed Chief Justice of British Columbia. He retired from that position in May 2001. He was elected UBC's 16th Chancellor in 2002 and re-elected in 2005. This scholarship recognizes a deserving student (or students) who shows leadership in connection with team sports or athletic endeavours, genuine commitment to community service, and promise of an exceptional career in the practice of law. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. Financial circumstances of candidates may be taken into consideration.

Award Number: 5871

Awards totalling $1,550 have been endowed by the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch (CBA BC) for first year students entering the J.D. program. This award recognizes the promotion of Justice and/or law reform through exemplary public or community service, extra-curricular activities at educational institutions, volunteer work with community or charitable organizations, or any kind of public service activities. This award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 5917

A $1,000 entrance scholarship is offered by Fasken Martineau to an Indigenous student entering the J.D. program at the Peter A. Allard School of Law who has demonstrated academic excellence and community involvement. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 5834

A $1,000 entrance award is offered by Farris to a student entering law who has demonstrated academic excellence and has also exhibited exemplary public or community service prior to pursuing a legal education. This award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. 

Award Number 8047

This $1,250 award is made on the recommendation of the faculty to a native student who is beginning or continuing their studies at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Consideration is given to academic promise and involvement with native affairs, as well as financial need.

*This award is open to all Indigenous backgrounds, including First Nations (status and non-status), Métis and Inuit.

Award Number 7989

A $500 bursary for a First Nations student from the Province of British Columbia entering first year of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number 5896

Up to five $1,000 award is offered by the Indigenous Law Students' Association to an Aboriginal student entering second or third year of the JD program in the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Consideration will be given to students who demonstrate financial need, academic promise and a commitment to community service. Students must apply for this award. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number 5920

Four awards of $5,000 each are offered annually by J. E. (Jack) Klinck, Q.C., to students in any year of the Indigenous Legal Studies Program at the Peter A. Allard School of Law who demonstrate involvement in the Indigenous community and academic promise. Preference will be given to students with financial need. This award was established in memory of the founding Dean of UBC’s law school, George F. Curtis, OB, OBC, QC. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Application due date: July 1st

To acknowledge the strong relationship UBC has with the Musqueam First Nation, the President’s Office has created a new scholarship to support students from the Musqueam First Nation entering post baccalaureate programs (including Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Education, Pharmacy, Nursing, Midwifery, and Social Work), valued up to $5,000 annually and renewable for up to 4 years.

Recipients will have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements including, but not limited to, engagement in the arts, athletics, school, and/or their community. Recipients will be selected on their ability to demonstrate their openness to continuing to learn who they are, where they come from, and their responsibility in enriching and carrying knowledge forward in their community and the world. Visit Musqueam First Nation Scholarship website. 

Award Number 5925

Awards totalling $3,300 are offered annually by Kyla Lee (J.D. 2011) to students in any year of the Indigenous Legal Studies Program at the Peter A. Allard School of Law who maintain good academic standing. Preference will be given to First Nations, Inuit, or Métis students of Canada who are sole-supporting and who do not receive Band funding. Financial need may be considered. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Please list in point form, in the box below how you meet the specific qualifications noted in the award description. 

 



Awards and Scholarships for which students are automatically considered:

Award Number: 5911
 
One or more scholarships, valued at the cost of domestic tuition plus $2,000 are offered annually through an endowment established by Peter A. Allard, Q.C. The awards are offered to students entering the full-time J.D. program who demonstrate exceptional aptitude and academic excellence. The awards are renewable in the recipients’ second and third years of study, provided that the student recipient(s) maintain high academic achievement each year. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 5864

Scholarships totalling $46,400 have been endowed through a bequest by Anne Margaret Uphill for female students with high academic standing in the First Nations Legal Studies Program. The awards are open to students in any year of the graduate (LL.M., Ph.D.) or undergraduate (J.D.) Program and on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. In the case of graduate student nomination, the award is made in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Award Number: 5840

Scholarships totalling $24,000 are offered to students entering the J.D. Program who demonstrate academic excellence. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 5812

A $10,000 entrance scholarship has been endowed by his family in memory of Dr. Malcolm MacIntyre, who taught at Dalhousie, was professor and Dean of Law at the University of Alberta, and Professor at the Allard School of Law from 1948 until his death in 1964. His special interests were in the field of Torts and Trusts, and he was a master of the Socratic method of teaching. The award is offered to students entering first year of Law and is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 5860

Scholarships totalling $5,300 have been endowed by the Law Foundation of British Columbia, Mr. Wally P. Lightbody, Q.C. and members of the Okanagan Bar Association for students who have graduated from The University of British Columbia Okanagan with good academic standing, entering the LL.B/Juris Doctor Program at UBC. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty in consultation with the University of British Columbia Okanagan as and when appropriate.

Award Number: 5921

A $5,000 scholarship is offered annually by Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP in honour of founding partner William M. Holburn, Q.C. for a student entering the J.D. Program who demonstrates academic excellence. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 2884

Entrance scholarships totalling $4,850 have been endowed through the estate of Helen Margaret Clery. The awards are offered to undergraduate students entering first year law and are made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 2899

A $4,750 scholarship has been endowed in memory of George Kiyoshi Fujisawa, Q.C., by Davis LLP, Barristers & Solicitors, and enhanced by a number of Mr. Fujisawa's valued clients. The award is offered to an outstanding student entering Law and is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 5800

Entrance scholarships totalling $3,450  have been endowed through a bequest by Sherwood Lett for students entering Law. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 5816

A $2500 scholarship is offered by Miller Thomson LLP to a student entering Law. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 4637

A $2,500 scholarship is offered by the Law Alumni Association to a student entering the J.D. Program who demonstrates academic excellence. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 2611

Two scholarships of $2,000 each are offered by Edwards, Kenny & Bray in honour of the contributions of the founders of the firm, The Honourable Mr. Justice John C. Bouck, Jack T. Edwards, Q.C., Brenton D. Kenny, Q.C., and Ronald J. Bray, to the profession of law. Each scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student entering the first year of the Peter A. Allard School of Law with high academic standing. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 5874

A $1,700 scholarship has been endowed by family and friends in memory of Allan Chan (B.A. '98, LL.B '01) for undergraduate students entering the J.D Program. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty to the student with the highest academic achievement.

Award Number: 2866

A $1,000 scholarship is available to a first year student in the Allard School of Law. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Award Number: 2607

A $1,000 scholarship is offered by Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP to an outstanding student entering first year Law. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.