Scholarships & Awards

THEATRE and FILM – Endowed and Annual Scholarships, Prizes and Bursaries (with 2013W values)

Please note: enquiries regarding scholarships and awards should be directed to Stephen Heatley, Chair of the UBC Theatre and Film Awards and Scholarships Committee:

Undergraduate Theatre Awards:

Unspecified discipline in theatre – UNDERGRADUATE Scholarship:

  • 01197 Jessie Richardson Scholarship ($175) – a student who has contributed generously to the season and has high marks in theatre studies.

Unspecified discipline in theatre – UNDERGRADUATE Award:

  • 01379 Kensaku Asano Memorial Award ($1450) – a student who shows an unshakably positive attitude towards theatrical work (nominated by fellow students)

Technical Student – UNDERGRADUATE Scholarship:

  • 01217 Michael McQueen Scholarship ($300) – third or fourth year student in technical theatre who plans to make a career in technical theatre.

BFA Acting Student – UNDERGRADUATE Scholarship:

  • 1210 Beatrice Johnson Wood Scholarship in Theatre ($950) – BFA acting student, financial circumstances will be given consideration

BFA Acting Student – UNDERGRADUATE Award:

  • 1357 Joy Coghill Award in Theatre ($1325) – Awarded to an incoming student in the BFA acting program based on talent.

Unspecified discipline in theatre – UNDERGRADUATE THEATRE Prizes:

  • 01333 Peter Loeffler Memorial Prize ($650)- An award in memory of Professor Peter Loeffler to a Theatre major.
  • 1212 Stephen Woodhouse Memorial Prize ($150)–a student majoring in any aspect of theatre who has achieved a consistently high level of excellence in Theatre courses and with the approval of the Theatre Students’ Association.

Directing – UNDERGRADUATE Theatre Prize:

  • 1151 Yvonne Firkins Prize ($75) – Given to the undergraduate student with best record in direction and staging.

Undergraduate OR Graduate Theatre Awards:

  • 8098 Mr and Mrs. G.E. Poole Award ($800) – Student or students in Theatre showing financial need.
  • 1139 IODE Fine Arts Foundation Scholarship ($550)- Excellence in the field of theatre.
  • 1359 Norman Young Scholarship in Theatre ($875) – Awarded to an MFA student in design or a BFA student in Design or Production.
  • 1374 Bill Millerd Award in Theatre ($3075)– Divisible to create a series of mentorships, primarily with the Arts Club Theatre Company.
  • 01394 Dream Catcher Scholarship in Theatre ($1500) – an MFA or BFA student to allow them to follow their dream

Revolving Theatre Program Awards:


  • 555 Thea Koerner Memorial Scholarship ($825 in 13W) – full time student leading to a degree in theatre (4 year cycle – awarded for 12W – next awarding for 16W, then 20W)
  • 1257 Faculty Women’s Club Ida Green Scholarship ($1175 in 13W) – a student entering third year or higher.  (4 year cycle – awarded for 13W – next awarding for 17W, then 21W)
  • 1146 Sharon Yacowar Frohlinger Memorial Scholarship ($200 in 11W) – for an undergraduate, based on promise for the future and past performance.  Financial circumstance to be given consideration. (3 year cycle – awarded for 11W – next awarding for 14W, then 17W)

Undergraduate Film Production Awards:


  • 1434 Film Production Program 40th Anniversary Scholarship ($1225) – Awarded to a student pursuing a BFA degree or diploma in Film Production


  • 01351 H. Norman Lidster Prize in Documentray Filmmaking ($350)
  • 01352 Freda Springate Graduation Prize for Excellence in Filmmaking ($325)

Undergraduate or Graduate Film Production Awards:

  • 1429 Fairchild Group Scholarship ($1000) – Awarded in even years to Film production students who are focusing on cultural diversity and entrepreneurial leadership.  (In odd years it goes to Journalism)
  • 01399 North Shore Studios Scholarship in Film Production ($1000) – an outstanding student enrolled in the BFA or MFA in Film production

Undergraduate or Graduate Film Studies Awards:

  • 03001 Mark Harris Memorial Scholarship ($1000) – a 4th year BA Film Studies major or Honours student or an MA in Film Studies and who demonstrates a passion for cinema. Please visit the UBC Mark Harris Memorial page.
  • 01390 Brian McIlroy Scholarship in Film Studies ($1000) – a 4th year BA Film Studies major or Honours student or an MA in Film Studies