Funding

Make the most of the financial resources available to you as a UBC student.

Jerry Wasserman Scholarship in English and Theatre
A scholarship is offered annually by friends, colleagues and former students in honour of Jerry Wasserman’s 44 year career as a Professor of English and Theatre at UBC. The scholarship is given to an undergraduate student in the third or fourth year majoring in English, Theatre, or both, who has demonstrated academic excellence as well as promise in the performing arts (through practical activities such as acting, directing, dance, design, scriptwriting, etc.). Preference will be given to double majors in English and Theatre. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the Department of English in even years, and the Department of Theatre and Film in odd years.

Jessie Richardson Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who has contributed generously to the season and has high marks in theatre studies.

Kensaku Asano Memorial Award
This award is presented to a student who shows an unshakably positive attitude towards theatrical work (nominated by fellow students).

Michael McQueen Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a third or fourth year student in technical theatre who plans to make a career in technical theatre.

Beatrice Johnson Wood Scholarship in Theatre 
This scholarship is awarded to a BFA acting student, financial circumstances will be given consideration.

Joy Coghill Award in Theatre
Awarded to an incoming student in the BFA acting program based on talent.

Peter Loeffler Memorial Prize
An award in memory of Professor Peter Loeffler to a Theatre major.

Stephen Woodhouse Memorial Prize
This prize is presented to 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.

Yvonne Firkins Prize
Given to the undergraduate student with best record in direction and staging.

Neil Freeman Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship is offered annually by Julie Stockton in memory of her husband, Neil Freeman. Professor Emeritus Neil Freeman taught in the Department of Theatre and Film from 1991 to 2006. He was renowned for his unique approach to the unlocking of Shakespearean text for young actors. Students always left his classes with a new respect for Shakespeare and new insights in how to decipher the mysteries of the Bard. His research into the First Folio and his writing on the use of these texts for the actor changed the way Shakespeare is approached by thousands of actors around the world. The scholarship is given to an undergraduate or graduate student in theatre who shows exceptional aptitude for Shakespeare or advancement of Shakespearean research. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Theatre and Film and, in the case of a graduate student, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Poole Award
This award is given to a student or students in theatre showing financial need.

IODE Fine Arts Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates excellence in the field of theatre.

Norman Young Scholarship in Theatre
Awarded to an MFA student in design or a BFA student in Design or Production.

Bill Millerd Award in Theatre
Divisible to create a series of mentorships, primarily with the Arts Club Theatre Company.

Dream Catcher Scholarship in Theatre
This scholarship is awarded to a BFA or MFA student to allow them to follow their dreams.

Thea Koerner Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student leading to a degree in theatre every four years. The next scholarship will be awarded in 2020 and then in 2024.

Faculty Women’s Club Ida Green Scholarship 
This scholarship is awarded to a student entering third year or higher. This scholarship is awarded every four years with the next award presented in 2021 and then again in 2025.

Sharon Yacowar Frohlinger Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for an undergraduate, based on promise for the future and past performance. Financial circumstance to be given consideration. This scholarship is awarded every three years with the next award presented in 2020 and then in 2023.

Mark Harris Memorial Scholarship 
This scholarship is awarded to 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.

Brian McIlroy Scholarship in Film Studies 
This scholarship is awarded to a 4th year BA Film Studies major or Honours student or an MA in Film Studies.