Awards

NITEP students are eligible for a number of scholarships and awards. These scholarships and awards recognize outstanding performance in coursework, practicum and the NITEP program overall. On the evening prior to graduation in November, award and scholarship winners are recognized at the Bachelor of Education Awards Ceremony. Awards will also be listed on the recipient’s transcripts.

NITEP faculty and staff nominate teacher candidates, there is no need to apply. All students who meet the Senate Regulations will be considered for an award.

Scholarships have been made possible by a bequest from the late Amy E. Sauder, and contributions from the Sauder Foundation. The awards are made on the recommendation of the program coordinators. Grades in courses at NITEP field centres will be considered.

An award has been endowed by friends and colleagues in memory of Bert McKay, one of the founders of NITEP, for a graduating NITEP student who has demonstrated commitment to the growth of First Nations education and has combined good academic standing with participation in university and community activities. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education in consultation with the NITEP Committee.

An award has been endowed by friends and colleagues in recognition of Joan Ryan, one of the founders of NITEP, for a graduating NITEP student with good academic standing who has exemplified volunteerism, persistence and perseverance in completing the Bachelor of Education program, while demonstrating commitment to the growth of First Nations education and participating in university and community activities. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education in consultation with the NITEP Committee.

An award of $3,000 has been established in support of a student entering the first year of NITEP. The award may be renewed for up to three years, subject to the student's satisfactory completion of the previous year and enrolment in a following year of study in NITEP. Only one student receives the award each year. Preference will be given to a mature student in financial need. The award is made on the recommendation of NITEP.

An award has been endowed by family and friends as a memorial to Rob Gray, BA 1986, who died tragically in 1988 while continuing studies in the Multicultural and Minority Education Diploma program. The award is made on the recommendation of the Director of NITEP to a First Nations student who combines strong academic standing with participation in university and community affairs, and personal qualities of sensitivity, empathy, and humour, qualities for which Rob Gray will be remembered.

An award and certificate has been endowed in memory of Robert W. Sterling by his family, friends and colleagues. Robert Sterling pioneered many firsts in the field of First Nations education. His career spanned more than 20 years and reflected his diverse interests and intellectual pursuits. An alumnus of UBC, Robert's accomplishments were many, but none prouder than his involvement in the formation and development of NITEP. The award is made to the student in the NITEP graduating class (spring or previous fall) who has made the greatest contribution to NITEP throughout his/her years in the program and who exemplifies Robert Sterling's qualities of leadership. The award is made on the recommendation of NITEP.

A prize has been endowed for the student standing at the head of the NITEP graduating class for the Bachelor of Education (Elementary) program. The recommendation is made by the Faculty of Education and will consider students graduating in the spring or in the previous fall.

One or more scholarships have been endowed by the UBC Alumni Association to assist students in the Native Indian Teacher Education Program. The awards are made on the recommendation of the NITEP program coordinators. Grades obtained in courses at NITEP field centres will be considered.

See more BEd Awards on the TEO website
 

Entrance Award:

Are you an incoming student who is a member of the Musqueam community? You may qualify for UBC’s Musqueam First Nation Scholarship. Details can be found here.