Clifford Alexander Robson and Else Loella Robson Memorial Scholarship


May 27, 2024 at 4:00PM PT

Annual Value



Permanent Resident

Degree Level


Scholarships totalling $203,830 have been made available through an endowment established by an estate gift from Else Loella Robson (1924-2018), in memory of her husband Clifford Alexander Robson (1916-1957), for outstanding graduate students with disabilities entering the fifth or sixth year of a Ph.D. program. Clifford (B.Com. 1938) was born in New Westminster, British Columbia, and worked as a sales manager at a lumber mill. Else (née Panum) was born in Aabenraa, Denmark, and immigrated to Canada in the 1950s. Clifford and Else were married in 1952, and resided in Burnaby, British Columbia. Else experienced macular degeneration later in her life and was supported by ophthalmologists in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, in consultation with the Centre for Accessibility.


Application Procedures

This award is part of the Spring Graduate Awards competition.


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