Student Awards and Funding

There are many student awards and funding opportunities available to SCARP students, each with their own eligibility, deadlines, and values. Awards and/or funding are made available through SCARP, the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS), or various planning-related accreditation boards.
This list details some potential opportunities, and directs students to more information. Also see the list provided in the links below: Award Opportunities.

Please note eligibility criteria stack: you must satisfy all, not only one, to be eligible for each award.
Name of Award/Funding Opportunity Eligibility Criteria Value Application Deadline Decisions
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Any SCARP Student

Up to $8,000

June

August

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Any SCARP Student

$16,000.00 stipend plus tuition (excluding student fees)

January

June

Access Planning Scholarship MCRP

Approximately $1,250

April

May

Affiliated Fellowships - Master's Program SCARP Masters student, Canadian Citizen/PR

[varies]

December

April

Afilliated Fellowships Doctoral Program PhD, International students

[varies]

September

April

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Prize Any SCARP Student

Certificate (non-monetary)

April

May

Becky Tarbotton Memorial Scholarship First-Year Students

Approximately $2,800

April

May

Brahm Wiesman Memorial Scholarship SCARP Masters student, PhD

[varies]

April

May

Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS-D) Program PhD, Canadian Citizen/PR

[varies]

September

April

Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CGS-M) Program SCARP Masters student

$17,500

December

April

CIP President's Award: Student MCRP, CIP Membership

Certificate and Book Prize (non-monetary)

April

May

CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund Indigenous students

$5,000

February 18

June

Emergency Preparedness Conference Award Any SCARP Student

Approximately $3,000

April

May

Four Year Fellowship PhD

$18,200.00 stipend plus full tuition coverage (excludes student fees)

N/A

Upon Admission

Friedman Award for Scholars in Health Any SCARP Student

<$50,000

March

Graduate Students Travel and Research Dissemination Fund Any SCARP Student

up to $500

Year-round

Year-round

Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards Any SCARP Student

[varies]

N/A

Upon Admission

H. Peter Oberlander Medal & Prize Any SCARP Student

Approximately $1,000 and medal

N/A

May

H. Peter Oberlander Scholarship in Community and Regional Planning International students, Graduating In Award’s Academic Year

Approximately $1,750

N/A

May

International Tuition Award International students Up to $3,200 N/A
J. Armand Bombardier Sustainable Transportation Fellowship Any SCARP Student

[varies]

April

May

Lambda Alpha International Vancouver Prize in Land Economics Any SCARP Student

Approximately $2,000

April

May

Lawrence Munroe Memorial Scholarships Canadian Citizen/PR

Approximately $3,150

April

May

Lawrence Munroe Memorial Scholarships Canadian Citizen/PR

Approximately $3,150

April

May

MacKenzie King Memorial Scholarships Any SCARP Student

[$8,500

February

March

MCRP Entrance Award MCRP

[Varies]

N/A

Upon admission into program

Planning Institute of BC Annual Conference Student Funding MCRP

Approximately $200

See PIBC website

Planning Institute of BC Graduate Scholarship in Planning MCRP

Approximately $3,000

April

May

Planning Institute of BC Graduate Scholarship in Planning MCRP

Approximately $3,000

April

May

Real Estate Foundation Award in Community and Regional Planning Any SCARP Student

$1,000

April

May

School of Community and Regional Planning Scholarships MCRP, Entering Second Year

[varies]

N/A

May

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships PhD

Up to $40,000 stipend/ $20,000 eligible costs/year

December

May

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) PhD

$50,000

September

May

William T. Lane Memorial Prize in Planning Law MCRP

Approximately $750

N/A

May