Eileen Clinton Award in Arts

Award Overview

A $1,000 award is offered by Dr. Catherine Rawn in honour of Eileen Clinton, an influential high school teacher who encouraged Dr. Rawn to attend university. The award is available to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts enrolled in a minimum of 18 credits or sufficient to graduate, who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident. Preference is given to a student who is the first person in his or her immediate family to attend university.


You must be recognized by UBC as a full-time student studying within the Faculty of Arts and registered in a minimum of 18 credits in the 2019 Winter session, or are sufficient to graduate. “Immediate family” includes only siblings, parents, grandparents, step-parents, and step-grandparents. Extended family is not included in the eligibility of this award.

Material Required

  • Resume: which includes all relevant activities, with dates.
  • Personal Statement: explaining why you chose to come to UBC. What was your drive? Did you have a mentor? Who influenced you to pursue your post-secondary studies? Are you the first person in your immediate family to attend University?


  • We encourage you to have your Personal Statement and Resume ready to be uploaded at the time you begin your application. You will also have the option to save and continue should you need to.

Deadline: October 15th, 2019

If you have questions, please contact arts.awards@ubc.ca.