SCARP fundraising initiatives support our students. There are three scholarships we are currently fundraising for:
The John Friedmann Memorial Fund
The John Friedmann Memorial Fund has been established to support an award to a student in the ICP Program. Your gift will celebrate John's enormous contributions to the planning profession and his own commitment to ensure planning represented many voices—and his work in the service of pursuing a balanced approach to flourishing communities and ecosystems.
Indigenous students demonstrating both a commitment to the principles of the ICP program and financial need will be given first consideration, though the award is available to all ICP students.
The Becky Tarbotton Scholarship
The Becky Tarbotton Memorial Scholarship has been set up in memory of Rebecca (“Becky”) Tarbotton at the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) to support individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership and commitment in the fields of environmental and social justice. Becky was a leader and visionary who dedicated her career to protecting the environment and defending human rights.
The SCARP Bursary
UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) students have talent, drive, and curiosity. They have the potential to improve our communities and address some of society’s most intractable social and environmental issues. Unfortunately, many do not have the financial means to complete their education—an essential step to realizing their potential. With your support, more UBC SCARP students will receive the help they need to continue their education.
Bursaries help students with unmet financial needs. Student loans and summer jobs do not always cover the cost of living, books, and tuition. Financial pressures for students are growing as the cost of living keeps going up. For many students, bursaries are the only way they are able to achieve their academic goals. Bursaries are particularly needed to ensure that students from a wide range of backgrounds are able to attend university, and gain the skills that Canada’s economy urgently needs.
Support from the alumni and friends of UBC SCARP are essential to ensure that more students are able to access the financial help that they need in order to achieve their goals and reach their potential. Donate now to help ensure that finances are not a barrier to the success of our students.