Awards & Scholarships

SJC Affiliated Scholarships

Many St. John’s University alumni and supporters of UBC have played a significant role in the establishment of St. John’s College UBC and its Scholarships and Academic Endowment Fund. 

Thank you for the generous support of the following Johannean benefactors who made it possible to establish the following fellowships and scholarships for eligible residents of St. John’s College.

Recipients of these funds will be known as Johannean Scholars:

Fellowships have been endowed by family and friends in memory of Charles C.C. Wong for students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies who are residents of St. John's College. Charles C.C. Wong graduated from St. John’s University in 1942 and served as President of St. John’s University Alumni Association Hong Kong from 1994 to 1995. He was a strong supporter and benefactor in the founding of SJC UBC.

Fellowships have been endowed by Sir Quo-Wei for students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies who are residents of St. John's College. Sir Quo-Wei Lee, GBM, CBE, JP, has family roots in Kaiping, Guangdong, China, and was a famous businessman in Hong Kong. He served as the Executive Chairman of Hang Seng Bank and the Chancellor of Hang Seng School of Commerce. Lee was created Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1977, and made a Knight Bachelor in 1988. He was awarded a Grand Bauhinia Medal in 1997.

Fellowships have been endowed in honour of Reginald and Annie Van, founders of Kelly International Corporation Ltd. Kelly Group was founded in 1965, a privately held business entity headquartered in Taiwan that started with decorative home accessory export trading under the name Kelly International Corporation. Today, it has grown to a multinational group operating in six countries.

Fellowships have been endowed in honour of George Shen. Dr. Shen graduated from St. John’s University in 1949. He is the Chief Editor Emeritus of the Hong Kong Economic Journal, and worked closely with Robert C.F. Ho to establish SJC at UBC.

A scholarship has been endowed by Anita K.F. Li and family in memory of her husband, Li Pai Lin, who was an alumnus of St. John's University in Shanghai. Li Pai Lin was born in Canton, China, in 1930. He received his education at St. John’s University in Shanghai and the University of Hong Kong. He began his career in Hong Kong at the department of Public Works, served as Chief Building Inspector for the City of Calgary during Calgary’s boom years, and later formed his own building and structural engineering consulting practice.

A scholarship has been established in loving memory of Holia Hsing Chow (1922-2011), Alumna of St. John's University Shanghai, and beloved mother, grandmother and friend.

Research and Professional Development Scholarship

The intention of the Research and Professional Development Scholarship is to enable accomplished graduate students who are outstanding community members of St. John’s College to advance of complete excellent theses.

In light of COVID-19, SJC’s annual travel and finishing scholarships have been adapted this year into one scholarship awarded to qualified residents in support of research and professional development. This year’s scholarship will particularly recognize residents who have demonstrated outstanding citizenship as members of the SJC community during what has been a challenging year for everyone. While all residents are encouraged to apply, the key criteria that the adjudication committee will be looking for in the applications this year will be contributions to college life through stepping up to participate in community engagement and volunteer work in service of the SJC community.

Full Instructions for Applicants

SJC residents are encouraged to apply for this scholarship to help fund activities and expenses such as (but are not limited to):

  • Registration fees for virtual workshops, conferences, courses, and other training or professional development opportunities
  • Equipment for academic research or professional use
  • Membership and/or access to archival material, databases
  • Hiring a research assistant to assist in research activities, data collection, etc. in another country that you cannot travel to due to COVID-19
  • Hiring professional to provide expert support for academic project

Please note that this list is non-exhaustive.

The intention of the Research and Professional Development Scholarship is to enable accomplished graduate students who are outstanding community members of St. John’s College to advance of complete excellent theses.

In light of COVID-19, SJC’s annual travel and finishing scholarships have been adapted this year into one scholarship awarded to qualified residents in support of research and professional development. This year’s scholarship will particularly recognize residents who have demonstrated outstanding citizenship as members of the SJC community during what has been a challenging year for everyone. While all residents are encouraged to apply, the key criteria that the adjudication committee will be looking for in the applications this year will be contributions to college life through stepping up to participate in community engagement and volunteer work in service of the SJC community.

Full Instructions and Eligibiity Requirements for Applicants

SJC residents are encouraged to apply for this scholarship to help fund activities and expenses such as (but are not limited to):

  • Registration fees for virtual workshops, conferences, courses, and other training or professional development opportunities
  • Equipment for academic research or professional use
  • Membership and/or access to archival material, databases
  • Hiring a research assistant to assist in research activities, data collection, etc. in another country that you cannot travel to due to COVID-19
  • Hiring professional to provide expert support for academic project

Please note that this list is non-exhaustive.

Instructions

As a referee, your letter may support the applicant's need, outstanding academic achievement and or contributions. This year the key criteria is College citizenship and contribution to our community in what has been an extraordinary and difficult year. Support of what makes an applicant an outstanding citizen at UBC will also be valued and considered.

Letters of support may be provided in .pdf format to the applicant or they may be emailed directly to Yuki at sjc.membership@ubc.ca.