AAPS Awards and Bursaries

New Awards Program Announced!

At the AAPS Spring General Meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 the AAPS Board of Directors announced changes to the AAPS Scholarship Program. The new program will be more accessible to more members and their families.

Supporting members and their families to continue their education is an important historic part of labour relations organizations, and it is particularly meaningful to AAPS members working at UBC.

Through consultations with the membership and AAPS members who work in grants and awards, the AAPS Board has redesigned the program and raised the overall contribution amount.

Now called the AAPS Awards Program, this new program will:

  • Distribute up to 12 awards valued at up to $1,000 each for the 2019/2020 Academic Year
  • AAPS members, their children (dependent), spouses, and common-law partners are eligible to apply
  • Applicants must be taking at least one course through a Canadian post-secondary institution or professional association between September 2019 and August 2020
  • Award recipients will be determined through a draw
  • Recipients will need to provide proof of enrollment before receiving their award
  • The application period will be from the end of June 2019 September 15, 2019
  • Guidelines for the Awards program will be available on the AAPS website by the end of June and emailed to all AAPS members
  • Award recipients will be announced at the Annual General Meeting and shared via AAPS communications materials

If you have any questions about the new AAPS Awards Program. Please contact aaps.engagement@ubc.ca.

Applications for the 2019 AAPS Awards Program are closed. Winners will be announced at the 2019 AAPS Annual General Meeting.


In 2002, the Association also established bursaries totalling $4,500 for UBC students in any year or faculty who are in need of financial assistance. For more information on how to apply for a UBC Bursary, please visit the bursary section of the UBC Student Services website.