This scholarship was established in 1972 by the UBC Alumni Association in honour of Stanley T. Arkley (B.A., 1925, LL.B., 1976, UBC).
It gives recognition to his long and dedicated service to the University. Active in forming the Friends of the University of B.C. Inc. (USA), he served as its President from 1957 to 1971.
Largely through his leadership, this organization was not only responsible for many contributions to the University from Alumni in the United States but also for the establishment of a scholarship fund to assist sons and daughters of Alumni living in the United States to attend UBC.
His special interest, however, has always been the Library, to which he has made numerous and notable gifts. It is fitting, therefore, that this scholarship is awarded to a student in Librarianship selected by the School on the basis of academic ability, promise, and personal qualities.
- Entering the MLIS program
(a) Academic achievement
(b) Promise of a success in librarianship
Educational Services Coordinator and Graduate Advisor make recommendation to the iSchool Director once both incoming cohorts (September and January) have been set.