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Ch'nook Scholars


Gain the tools necessary to become a leader.

Scholars receive:

  • $2,000 in scholarships
  • Expenses-paid attendance at two Scholars Gatherings
  • Personalized business cards
  • Professional headshots
  • Opportunity to meet with industry professionals and network with other Scholars

The Ch’nook Scholars Gatherings are focused on themes of leadership. The Fall Gathering is hosted at UBC while the Spring Gathering is hosted at a partnering institution elsewhere in BC. Scholars will network and join a larger community of Indigenous business students from the region.

Program process

  1. Applications must be submitted completing the fillable pdf application form and emailing it with the required supporting documents to chnookadmin@ch-nook.ubc.ca. Call the Ch’nook office if you have any questions about the application process at 604-822-0988.
  2. The firm deadline for all materials to reach Ch’nook is in October 2020 will be announced.
  3. The Ch’nook Selection Committee reviews the applications and determines the cohort of Ch’nook Scholars.
  4. Successful applicants are contacted within two weeks of the Ch’nook Selection Committee’s meeting. Successful applicants will be provided with an acceptance letter that outlines the program objectives and requirements.
  5. Ch’nook Scholars are asked to confirm their acceptance in writing, to send letters of thanks addressed to Ch’nook funders, and to sign and return the Achieve and Contribute Agreement in a timely manner.
  6. Ch’nook will announce the names, post-secondary institutions, and community affiliations of the 2020-2021 Ch'nook Scholars to schools, funders, and media outlets.
  7. Scholarship cheques will be distributed in two separate installments of $1,000 after the Fall and Spring Gatherings respectively. Upon completion of all program requirements, Ch’nook will issue payments to students; however, please allow at least eight weeks for processing and delivery.

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