UVic awards and fellowships

University of Victoria awards and fellowships

The Faculty of Graduate Studies provides awards to graduate students of high academic standing. The distribution, value and duration of these awards and fellowships are determined by each academic unit.

  • UVic Fellowships of up to $15,000 per year (master's) and $18,000 per year (PhD)
  • UVic Graduate Awards of up to $10,000 per year (master’s and PhD)

Eligibility

  • Canadian and international students are eligible.
  • The minimum requirement for consideration is an A- average on the last two years of course work. Meeting the minimum eligibility does not guarantee you will receive an award.
  • Full-time registration for UVic Fellowship holders and at least part-time registration for UVic Graduate Award holders.

Application

You do not need to apply.

If you are applying to do graduate studies at UVic, your application for admission will be used by your academic unit to consider you for awards and fellowships. We encourage you to have your admission application and all supporting documents to the Graduate Admissions and Records Office as early as possible, and no later than the application deadline for your academic unit.

If you are a continuing graduate student, your progress in the program will be used by your academic unit to determine your eligibility for awards and/or fellowships.

The timelines and process for award and fellowship decisions differ for each academic unit. Generally, academic units are making award decisions in the spring for the following academic year (September-August). Some academic units reserve funds and make more award decisions for January and May entry students. Contact your graduate adviser for information on how these decisions are handled in your academic unit.

If you are entering an individual interdisciplinary graduate program, you'll find information on awards in the interdisciplinary student program handbook.

UVic fellowship regulations

UVic grad award regulations

Andy Farquharson Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Students

The Faculty of Graduate Studies provides up to three awards of $500 each annually to graduate students demonstrating excellence in teaching.

Eligibility

  • Canadian and international students are eligible.
  • You are a teaching assistant involved in teaching activities at UVic during the preceding 12 months prior to the deadline.
  • You are a sessional lecturer, lab instructor or senior lab instructor who is not eligible for the Gilian Sherwin Award.

Selection criteria

  • Demonstrates and fosters excitement and enthusiasm for student learning.
  • Innovative in instructional approach.
  • Inspires and mentors academic development in the discipline of study.
  • Fosters development of academic skills including critical thinking, analytical, writing and communication skills.
  • Exemplifies and instills an understanding of the integration of research and teaching in general and within the specific discipline of study.
  • Creates supportive, open learning environments that supports diverse learning styles and needs.
  • Models the appropriate scholarly, professional and ethical comportment of the discipline (e.g., lab safety).
  • Collaborates effectively with relevant faculty and other teaching assistants.

Note: it is assumed that candidates will be in the process of developing the above skills and attributes, not necessarily having mastered them.

Application

You do not have to apply for this award. Your academic unit must nominate you. If you feel you qualify for this award, contact your graduate adviser to enquire about being nominated.

Nominations from all academic units are due in Graduate Studies mid-November each year. Award recipients will be notified in late December.

President's Research Scholarships

The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers President's Research Scholarships of $4000 to students holding awards for Master's or Doctoral level study from:

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR)
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)

If you hold two eligible awards concurrently (e.g., NSERC and MSFHR), you may be eligible for only one president's research scholarship of $4000.

President's Research Scholarships are not available to students holding awards other than those listed above.

Application

You do not have to apply for a President's Research Scholarship. Your academic unit must nominate you. Based on the availability of funds, your academic unit will decide on the distribution to grad students in their unit. Contact your graduate advisor to enquire if you will be considered for a President's Research Scholarship.

President's Research Scholarships regulations

Donor awards

The Faculty of Graduate Studies administers funds on behalf of donors who have established graduate scholarships, fellowships, awards and prizes of varying values. Unless otherwise noted in the award description below, these are for full-time graduate students. 

Eligibility

Normally, the minimum requirement for consideration is an A- average and whatever additional criteria has been established by the donor. The specific criteria appear in the award listings below.

Application

Most of these awards do not require an application. Please refer to the award descriptions; if it does not indicate that an application is required, your academic unit must nominate you.

Graduate Studies requests nominations from academic units in September for that academic year. There is only one competition per year for these awards. If you think you are eligible for one of the donor awards, ask your graduate adviser if you will be considered for nomination.

Recommendations from academic units will be reviewed by the graduate admissions and awards committee at the end of October of each year. If you are chosen to receive a donor award, you will be notified directly by the Graduate Studies dean’s office by email in early November. Award payments will begin in early November. Payment schedules are based on the value of the award; this will be outlined in the email.

Donor awards list

  • *Students apply as per the award description.
  • **Academic unit nominates students.
  • Aboriginal Graduate Scholarship in Economics** - A scholarship of $1000 is awarded to an Aboriginal graduate student entering the Department of Economics. If there is no graduate student found then the scholarship will be awarded to an Aboriginal undergraduate student entering the Department of Economics. In the case of a graduate award, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics. In the case of an undergraduate award, selection will be made by the senate committee on awards upon recommendation by the Department of Economics.
  • Adaskin String Scholarship** - One to four awards are made annually to a graduate or undergraduate student in violin, viola, or cello who has demonstrated excellence in the area of string chamber music. In the case of an undergraduate student, selection will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music. In the case of a graduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • James A. & Laurette Agnew Memorial Award** - One or more awards are given to outstanding graduate students to attend conferences, present at professional meetings or who are undertaking field research in the Faculty of Science and the Division of Medical Sciences.  Selection of the recipients will be made by th Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science in consultation with the Head, Division of Medical Scienes and the Chairs, Departments of Biochemistry & Microbiology and Biology.
  • James A. & Laurette Agnew Memorial Scholarship  - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students doing medical research in the Division of Medical Sciences or the Faculty of Science.  Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science and the Head, Division of Medical Sciences.
  • Air Force Officers' Association Book Prize** - A book prize is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who has written the best essay or thesis on air force history in the Department of History. In the case of an undergraduate award, selection of the recipient will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the Department of History. In the case of a graduate award, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of History.
  • Anna Isabelle Allen Scholarships** - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the School of Social Work. Preference will be given to students with an interest in child welfare in the Province of British Columbia. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Social Work.
  • Yvonne Allen Cancer Research Scholarship** - A scholarship of $1500 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student as follows: firstly, a student doing research on colo-rectal cancer; secondly, a student studying the causes of cancer; and thirdly, a student doing research into cancer treatment. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science after consultation with the director of biomedical research.
  • Gordon and Joan Alston-Stewart Scholarship** - One or more graduate scholarships are awarded to outstanding full or part-time students in the School of Environmental Studies. Students must be pursuing a degree in environmental studies or a diploma in the restoration of natural systems program. Research must be focused on the necessary control or eradication of introduced species which pose a threat to native species in British Columbia. Preference will be given to researchers studying the eradication of the introduced bull frog, rana catesbelana. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Environmental Studies.
  • Alumni Association Legacy Athletic Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on a Vikes varsity team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS and/or NAIA eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director, Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coaches and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • The Ord and Linda Anderson Interdisciplinary Graduate Scholarship** - An annual scholarship of at least $10000 will be awarded to a highly qualified student registered in an interdisciplinary PhD program. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon nomination from the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • Annual giving Student Caller Scholarship* - A scholarship of $1000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate student who is a current Annual Giving student employee and who has worked a minimum of 48 hours in that position.  Applications may be obtained from the Annual Giving office and must be submitted to them by April 30th.  Selection of a Graduate student will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Annual Giving Office
  • B & C Food Distributors Athletic Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students on the University of Victoria Vikes varsity athletic teams. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation Services in consultation with the varsity head coach and coordinator of Athletics.
  • B & C Food Distributors Graduate Scholarship** - One or more scholarships will be awarded to outstanding graduate students entering or continuing in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee.
  • Joan Backus Scholarship in Music** - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding full-time undergraduate or graduate students entering or continuing in the School of Music. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the senate committee on awards or the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • The Randy Baker Memorial Scholarship** - An award of $275 is made to a graduate student with high standing in biology, with an emphasis in marine biology. 
  • The Edward Bassett Family Scholarships** - Two scholarships are awarded to graduate students whose programs focus on any of the following areas: resource conservation, resource management, environmental impact, pollution control, or environmental sustainability. One of the two awards may be given to a student who holds a major fellowship. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards committee.
  • David and Joanne Bate Scholarship** - A scholarship is awarded to a returning full-time second year student enrolled on a full-time basis in the Master of Public Administration degree program in the School of Public Administration. The student must have achieved the highest grade point average in the previous year as a full-time student enrolled in the MPA degree program. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • B.C. Psychological Association Certificate Award** - This award is given to an outstanding graduate student graduating with an MA or PhD from the Department of Psychology. Selection of the recipient is made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Psychology.
  • Beck Trust Student Research Travel Award* - One award of $2000 is given to an undergraduate or graduate student in the Humanities or Social Sciences or Fine Arts who has already completed a course or undertaken a significant research project that is related to Icelandic language, literature, history, culture or society to travel to Iceland for the purpose of research or course work.  Applications must be submitted to the Associate Dean of Humanities by December 15th.  If an undergraduate award, selection will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Associate Dean of Humanities.  If a graduate award, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Associate Dean of Humanities.
  • The William G. Bender Scholarship** - A single scholarship of $1100 or two of $550 may be awarded to an outstanding student in the Master of Public Administration program who has achieved high standing in personnel management and/or industrial relations courses.
  • W.A.C. Bennett Scholarship** - A scholarship of $1000 may be awarded to an outstanding student in the Master of Public Administration program completing the first year of the program. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the school's admissions, programs and standards committee. 
  • The Arthur Lester Benton Award** - One or more awards are made annually to a graduate student or students in psychology in the field of neuropsychology. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Psychology.
  • Best Masters Project in Community Development Scholarship - A scholarship of $500 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the Community Development program who is deemed to have written the Best Masters Project. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • Best Western Carlton Plaza Hotel Award* - One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students who compete on a Vikes varsity team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the Director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity Head Coach and Coordinator of Athletics.
  • John Boom Graduate Scholarship* - One or more scholarships are given annually to graduate student(s) who have worked for a minimum of four months at the Bamfield Marine Stations, have demonstrated an ability to work independently, and have shown initiative and innovation in their research and evidence of published work. Graduate students from either the University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Alberta or the University of Calgary are eligible to apply. Application should be made to the Bamfield Marine Station and must be submitted by November 1st. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the director of the Bamfield Marine Station with the assistance of the academic committee of the Western Canadian Universities Marine Biological Society.
  • The James Boutilier Pacific and Asian Studies Travel Award** - An annual travel award to be given to an outstanding student enrolled in a general program or major program in Pacific and Asian studies or a graduate student (by special arrangement) in the department whose thesis involves doing field work in Oceania. If no student in Pacific studies qualifies, the award may be given to a graduate student in another discipline whose thesis work involves field work in Oceania. The award will reimburse the student to a maximum of $1500 for expenses incurred during a study tour of the South Pacific region, to be taken during the summer session. In the case of an undergraduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies. In the case of a graduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies. The requirement that the award winner must return to the University of Victoria in the next regular session and must enroll in a full program does not apply to this award.
  • The M.A. and D.E. Breckenridge Graduate Awards** - One or more scholarships of at least $2000 are awarded to outstanding graduate students at the University of Victoria. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee.
  • The M.A. and D.E. Breckenridge Education Graduate Award** - A scholarship of at least $2000 is awarded to an outstanding graduate summer student in the Faculty of Education. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
  • Ken & Louanne Bridge Soccer Award** - One or more awards will be given to undergraduate or graduate students who compete on the Vikes women's varsity soccer team at the University of Victoria.  Eligibile students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements.  Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the Director of athletics & recreation in consultation with the Head Coach, Vikes varsity women's soccer and the Manager of Athletics.
  • John Michael Brownutt Graduate Scholarships* - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate Aboriginal First Nation, (Status, Non-Status, Inuit or Metis) students at the University of Victoria.  Students must have demonstrated community involvement.  Applications may be obtained from the Office of Indigenous Affairs and must be submitted to that office by July 15th.  Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Office Indigenous Affairs.
  • Bruker Spectrospin Prize* - This prize, worth $750, will be awarded to a graduate student in Chemistry at UBC, SFU or UVic. Selection will be made on the basis of the quality of a research paper in chemical instrumentation or applications of chemical instrumentation which has been published or is in press. For UVic students, the paper must have been authored or co-authored while the student was registered at the University of Victoria. Applications, consisting of a copy of the research paper and a letter of recommendation from the student's supervisor, must be submitted to the chair of the chemistry department by September 15. The Chemistry department will select the best candidate and forward the application to Bruker Spectrospin by September 30. Final selection of the recipient will be made by Bruker Spectrospin from nominations received from the three doctorate-granting universities in British Columbia.
  • The Flora Hamilton Burns Fellowship** - An additional grant of approximately $700, donated by Flora Hamilton Burns in memory of Emily Carr, may be awarded to a highly qualified student in history in art.
  • Cameron Memorial Trust Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are to be made annually to students who are continuing their studies in the Faculty of Education. In the case of an undergraduate student, selection will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education. In the case of a graduate student, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
  • The Hugh Campbell and Marion Alice Small Graduate Scholarship for Scottish Studies** - A scholarship of at least $10000 is awarded to a graduate student involved in any aspect of Scottish studies at the MA or PhD level. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the holder of the position of the Hugh Campbell and Marion Alice Small Faculty Fellowship in Scottish Studies through the dean of the Faculty of Humanities.
  • Canadian Forest Service - Pacific Forestry Centre Graduate Student Award* - Graduate students at Canadian universities jointly supervised by a professor and a Natural Resources Canada researcher or director based at the Canadian Forest Service's Pacific Forestry Centre may be eligible for an annual award of $5000. For full details visit Natural Resources Canada.
  • Canwest Global Scholarship in Film and Video Arts** - A scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in film and/or video arts in the Department of Visual Arts. In the case of an undergraduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation on the Department of Visual Arts. In the case of a graduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Visual Arts.
  • CAPP Public Engagement Scholarship ** - Four scholarshps of $5000 each are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Masters in Dispute Resolution program in the School of Public Administration and who are working in natural resource management and public engagement.  Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Adminstration.
  • Castaway Wanderers Men's Rugby Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes men’s varsity rugby team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the Director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the Manager of Athletics.
  • Neena Chappell Scholarship** - A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student doing research on Aging.  Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Director of the Centre on Aging.
  • Dr. David Chuenyan Lai Scholarship** - A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student doing research on aging and whose graduate thesis chair is housed at the Centre on Aging. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Director of the Centre on Aging. 
  • Peter Ciceri Graduate Award in Economics** - One or more scholarships of at least $2500 are awarded for graduate students in the Department of Economics. This will be awarded to PhD students first and, if no candidate eligible, Master's students. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics.
  • Graham Clark Rugby Award** - One or more awards are available to undergraduate or graduate students who compete successfully at level one Vikes varsity rugby. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director, athletics and recreation in consultation with the Varsity Head Coach and the Coordinator of Athletics. Preference will be given to a student who exemplifies a dedication and commitment to the game as did Graham.
  • The Lewis J. Clark Memorial Fellowships** - Two additional awards of $1500 may be granted, one to a graduate student in Biology, with preference to a student in Botany, and one to a graduate student in Chemistry. Selection of the recipients will be made on the recommendation of the departments of Biology and Chemistry respectively. Holders of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postgraduate Scholarships may also receive this award, in which case $1500 will be added to the NSERC scholarship.
  • The Lieutenant-General S.F. Clark, CBE CD Scholarship** - An annual scholarship of $425 is awarded to a student of high academic standing in three units of senior undergraduate or graduate course work (or equivalent) dealing with military history or defence studies given in the Department of History or the Department of Political Science. Selection of the winner will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of History or the Department of Political Science.
  • Dr. David Cook Memorial Scholarship** - A scholarship of $1200 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the School of Music who shows potentionl in performance.  Preference will be given to a student who maintains employment while at the University of Victoria or who has dependents.  Financial need may also be a consideration.  Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Ronald C. Corbeil Award for Merit in Program Evaluation** - One or more awards are given to full-time or part-time undergraduate and graduate students taking courses pertaining to program evaluation, performance measurement and performance management. Students eligible for this award would have the highest GPA or a major paper in these courses. In the case of an undergraduate award, selection of the recipient will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration. In the case of a graduate award, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • Crawford Family Athletics Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes varsity men’s soccer team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the Director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the Manager of Athletics.
  • C.T.W. Memorial Fellowship for Indigenous Students** - A fellowship is awarded to a graduate student enrolled in a PhD program in the Faculty of Human and Social Development. Preference will be given to students who have some leadership experience. Consideration should be given to the candidate's cultural background and the impact this may have had on their academic endeavours. The recipient may receive this award for a three-year period. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Human and Social Development.
  • The Kelly Curtis Memorial Teaching Award** - An award will be given annually to the most promising student instructor in English 502, the graduate course in teaching literature and composition. This award will be given to the graduate student who shows the most promise as a future instructor. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the nomination of the English 502 instructor and approved by a majority vote of the English department's graduate committee.
  • Lucie Daigle Memorial Scholarship in Linguistics** - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students working toward their Master of Arts degree in the Department of Linguistics. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Linguistics.
  • Dairyland Graduate Scholarships in Environmental Studies** - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the School of Environmental Studies. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee on the recommendation of the School of Environmental Studies.
  • Dairyland Graduate Scholarship in Nutrition** - One or more scholarships are available to an outstanding graduate student studying in the area of child/adolescent nutrition, healthy eating and food security. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education.
  • Anthany Dawson Award - One or more awards are given to Aboriginal Canadian, full time undergraduate or graduate students taking courses in a discipline related to any of the following: Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Law, Political Science, Institute of Dispute Resolution or Indigenous Governance. Students must have demonstrated community or leadership involvement. Applications may be obtained from the Office of Indigenous Affairs and must be submitted to that office by April 15th.  In the case of undergraduate students, selection of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of Office of Indigenous Affairs, and in the case of graduate students, selection of recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Office of Indigenous Affairs.
  • The Maximilian De Boer Graduate Student Award* - A scholarship to $TBA will be awarded to a student in a full-time or part-time Master of Public Administration program who contributes to the school and/or community, assists fellow students, and maintains a high academic standing. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • Maurie Jorrie de St. Jorre Prize** - A scholarship of $500 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the School of Public Adminstration who receives the top mark in the ADMIN 502A Research Design-Critical Information Analysis course.  Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • The Maureen De Burgh Memorial Scholarship** - An annual award of up to $500 to a graduate student of high academic standing working in the field of marine biology. The award is to be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Biology.
  • Maurie Jorre de St. Jorre Prize** - A scholarship of $500 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the School of Public Adminstration who receives th top mark in the ADMIN 502A Research Design-Critical Information Analysis course.   Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Adminstration.
  • Professor Maneesha Deckha Award in Animals, Culture and the Law** - An award of $300 is given to one or more undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in the animals, culture and the law course and has either demonstrated academic excellence or who has produced an excellent research essay or other essay in the course. In the case of a graduate award, selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Law.
  • Nora and Mark DeGoutiere Memorial Scholarship** - Two scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and two scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Department of Chemistry. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry.
  • John O. Dell Graduate Scholarship** - A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student studying ancient history in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies. Preference will be given to a student working in numismatics or with numismatic evidence. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Greek and Roman Studies.
  • Director's Varsity Athletics Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students who compete on a Vikes varsity team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of athletics.
  • The Discovery Program for Youth and Family Addiction Services Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are awarded to students registered in a graduate program in social work, child and youth care, nursing, or counselling psychology and whose research or study is alcohol and/or drug issues. Selection of the recipient(s) will be chosen by the Graduate Awards committee.
  • Dobbie Family Athletic Award **- An award of $250 is given to an undergraduate or graduate student on the University of Victoria Vikes varsity athletic teams.  Eligible students must meet all CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) eligilbility requirements.  Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the Director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the Varsity Head Coach and the Coordinator of Athletics.
  • Thora Duncan Graduate Scholarship in Nursing** – Three scholarships of $5000 each are awarded to academically outstanding full or part-time graduate students in the Master of Nursing program – nurse practitioner option in the School of Nursing. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.
  • Jack Ebbels Scholarship in Public Administration** – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the School of Public Administration. Preference will be given to those working in natural resource management.  Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • Economics Alumni Scholarship** - A scholarship of $500 is awarded to a promising graduate student in the Department of Economics. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics.
  • The Sinclair Farris Award** - A scholarship of $400 may be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in biology for interest and achievement of excellence in the field of microtechnique. The award was established to recognize Sinclair Farris who worked with the Canadian Forestry Services (Environment Canada) for 38 years, specializing in microtechnique. In the case of a graduate student, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee on the recommendation of the Department of Biology.
  • The W. Gordon Fields Memorial Fellowship** - Awarded in memory of a former head of the biology department. An additional grant of $1200 may be awarded to a graduate student in Marine Biology who already holds a major fellowship and who has shown an aptitude for teaching. If no candidate is eligible for a fellowship or NSERC scholarship, one or more scholarships valued between $500 and $1000 may be awarded.
  • Edra Ferguson Graduate Scholarship** - A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student entering the LLM or PhD program in the Faculty of Law whose focus of study is Aboriginal law. Preference will be given to a student from Nunavut, Northwest Territories or Yukon. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Law.
  • Gordon and Hilda Fitch Scholarship** - One or more scholarships will support the academic work of outstanding graduate students in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Greek and Roman Studies.
  • Flynn Family Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students on the University of Victoria Vikes varsity athletic teams. Eligible students must meet all CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation Services in consultation with the Varsity Head Coach and the Coordinator of Athletics.
  • The Robert W. Ford Graduate Scholarships** - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students at the University of Victoria. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee.
  • The Eric Forster Graduate Scholarship in Physics** - A scholarship is awarded to a graduate student doing thesis research on subatomic physics. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
  • The Senator Eugene Forsey Scholarship** - A scholarship of $1500 will be awarded annually to a graduate student in the School of Public Administration. Preference will be given to a student specializing in the area of public policy. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • The Jessie Allan Forsyth Scholarships** - One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students entering or continuing in the Department of Visual Arts. In the case of an undergraduate award, selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the senate committee on awards, and in the case of a graduate award, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee, both on the recommendation of the Department of Visual Arts.
  • Dr. Harold Foster Memorial Scholarship in Medical and Health Geography** - A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the Department of Geography whose interest in medical and health geography with a particular focus on the relationships between environment and health.  Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Geography.
  • The Louise Fothergill-Payne Memorial Scholarship** - A scholarship of $500 is awarded to a student registered in a graduate program in Hispanic literatures of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies who, in the opinion of the department, shows the most academic promise and submits a research project that, in its judgement, will lead to the publication of that student's work in a refereed context. The award must be used to support completion of such a project and may be awarded to the same student on more than one occasion. In cases of candidates of equal merit, preference will be given to a project involving either "Celestina" or golden age theatre. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon recommendation of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies.
  • The Peter Fothergill-Payne Travelling Scholarship** – A scholarship of $500 is awarded to a student registered in the regular graduate program of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies who shows academic promise and submits a research project that, in the opinion of the department, requires travel for the presentation of the student’s work at a conference or will lead to the publication of the student’s work in a refereed context. The award must be used to this end and may be awarded to the same student on more than one occasion. In the case of candidates of equal merit, preference will be given to the project nearer completion. The award will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies.
  • The David and Geoffrey Fox Graduate Fellowships** - An award is given to a graduate student in either the Department of Greek and Roman Studies or the Faculty of Science. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Greek and Roman Studies in even-numbered years, and of the dean of science in odd-numbered years.
  • Friends of Vikes Cross Country/Track Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes varsity cross country track team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of athletics.
  • Friends of Vikes Golf Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and grAduate students who compete on the Vikes varsity golf team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Friends of Vikes Rowing Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on a Vikes varsity rowing team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Friends of Vikes Swimming Award** – One or more awards awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on a Vikes varsity swimming team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Friends of Vikes Men's Basketball Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes men’s varsity basketball team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Friends of Vikes Men’s Field Hockey Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes varsity men’s field hockey team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Friends of Vikes Men’s Rowing Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes men’s varsity rowing team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Friends of Vikes Men's Rugby Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes men’s varsity rugby team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Friends of Vikes Men’s Soccer Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes men’s varsity soccer team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Friends of Vikes Women’s Basketball Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes women’s varsity basketball team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Friends of Vikes Women’s Field Hockey Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes varsity women's field hockey team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Friends of Vikes Women’s Rowing Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes varsity women’s rowing team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Friends of Vikes Women’s Rugby Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students who compete on the Vikes varsity women’s rugby team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Friends of Vikes Women’s Soccer Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes women’s varsity soccer team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Frontrunners Footwear Award** – One or more awards are available to undergraduate and graduate students who compete successfully at level one Vikes varsity cross-country/middle distance. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation Services in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • W.H. Gaddes Scholarship** - A scholarship of at least $2,000 is awarded to an outstanding student pursuing graduate studies in the Department of Psychology. Preference will be given to a student studying the physiological and psychological bases of human development, and whose research interests and professional activities stress the functional relationships of these two sources of human behavior. It is expected that the student’s work will increase the possibility of new knowledge regarding the interaction of these two areas of study. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Psychology.
  • The Captain Wilfred T. Gagnon and Mrs. M. Emma Gagnon Memorial Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are awarded to full-time students pursuing graduate studies at the MSc or PhD level in the Earth and Ocean Sciences program. Preference will be given to students working in the area of physical oceanography, ocean circulation, ocean turbulence, air-sea interaction or sea level change. Selection(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the director of the School of Earth and Ocean Science.
  • The Noel Gantly Graduate Scholarship** - A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate student studying elementary or secondary music education in the Faculty of Education. Selection of the graduate recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Chair of the department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Faculty of Education.  Selection of the undergraduate recipient will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the Chair of the department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Faculty of Education.
  • The Department of Germanic Studies Graduate Scholarship** - One or two scholarships of up to $2,500 each will be offered to students registered in a graduate program in German. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies.
  • **Howard Gerwing Rugby Award**– One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes men’s varsity rugby team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation Services in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Governor General's Gold Medal** - The Governor General's Gold Medal is awarded annually to a student in a master's or PhD degree program within the Faculty of Graduate Studies on the basis of an outstanding GPA and thesis or dissertation.
  • Graduate Report Dispute Resolution Scholarship** - A scholarship of $500 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the Dispute Resolution Program who is deemed to have written the best graduate report.  Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • Candis Graham Writing Scholarship, Lambda Foundation Fund - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate and/or graduate students in the Department of Writing who achieve excellence in writing that demonstrates originality, accessibility, creativitiy or impact. Preference will be given to students with involvment in, or who are supportive of any lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersex, asexual, queer or questioning communities.  In the case of a graduate award, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Writing.  In the case of an undergraduate award, selection will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon recommendation by the Department of Writing. The deadline to apply is May 31st.  Applications submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies will be forwarded to the Department of Writing.
  • Graphic Office Interiors Scholarship - A scholarship of $1000 is awarded to an academically outstanding graduate student in the Department of Geography and a scholarship of $1000 is awarded to an academically outstanding student in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Geography and the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences.
  • Greek and Roman Studies Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are awarded to a third or fourth year undergraduate student or to a graduate student in Greek and Roman Studies. In the case of an undergraduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Greek and Roman Studies. In the case of a graduate student, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Greek and Roman Studies.
  • The Mrs. Annie Greskiw Graduate Award** - An award is made annually to a highly qualified master's or doctoral student doing thesis research on a health related subject. The award is valued at $2,500 and may be held concurrently with a major award such as a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Post-graduate Scholarship, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Fellowship, or a University of Victoria fellowship. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee on the recommendation of the dean of the relevant faculty.
  • David Grierson Arts Legacy Scholarship* - A scholarship of $1500 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student enrolled in poetry in a master's degree in the Department of Writing. Selection of the recipient will be based on his or her submission of ten pages of poems that excel in form and content. The recipient will be chosen by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Writing.
  • Sheila and John Hackett Research Travel Awards** – One or more awards are given to outstanding graduate students in English, French, Greek and Roman studies and history in the Faculty of Humanities or outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Fine Arts who are travelling to the European Union for research purposes. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the dean of humanities in consultation with the Faculty of Fine Arts.
  • The Ray Hadfield Memorial Fellowship** - Annual income from an endowment fund created by the Hadfield family may be awarded to a graduate student whose project, thesis, or dissertation is related to research or treatment of rheumatic diseases. The list of departments or schools from which nominations may come includes, but is not limited to: Biochemistry; Microbiology; Mechanical Engineering; Nursing; Physical Education; Psychology; Public Administration; Social Work. Nominations will be requested from relevant departments. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee in consultation with the Arthritis Society.
  • Robert Hagedorn Graduate Scholarship** - A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in sociology who completes the course requirements of the graduate program and has the highest grade in Sociology 507. In the event of a tie, the award will be divided equally. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Sociology.
  • Hajash Foundation Award** – An award of $2,500 will be given to an undergraduate or graduate University of Victoria Vikes varsity athlete. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation Services in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics. Preference will be given to a student involved in their community.
  • Philip Halkett Graduate Scholarship** - A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding full-time or part-time graduate student who receives the highest grade in the ADMN Course 520 (Managing Complex Policy Processes) or an equivalent graduate level course in the School of Public Administration. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • Melva J. Hanson Graduate Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding student at the Univeristy of Victoria.  Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • The Alice M. Hay Scholarship** - An award of $650 is given to a graduate student in biology who is specializing in the area of species and/or habitat conservation. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Biology.
  • Cameron M. Hay Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in art education in the Faculty of Education.  Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee in consultation with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher Scholarships* - One or more scholarships are awarded for undergraduate or graduate female students registered in pre-medicine disciplines such as biochemistry/microbiology, biology or chemistry who show exceptional promise and who show firm intention to continue on to medical school. Selection for the graduate student(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the appropriate departments. Selection for the undergraduate student(s) will be made by the senate committee on awards. Application forms are available for undergraduate students from the Office of the Administrative Registrar and must be submitted not later than April 30.
  • Martin Hendy Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students who compete on a Vikes varsity team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and/or NAIA eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coaches and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Heritage Office Furnishings Victoria Ltd. Scholarship** - A scholarship of $1000 is awarded to an academically outstanding graduate student at the University of Victoria. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee.
  • Ho Ka Ki and Ho Chan Shun Graduate Award** - One or more scholarships are awarded to graduate students in the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies who are studying any of the religions or disciplines taught in the department. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.
  • William Ross Holm Scholarship in Music** - A scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in music composition in the School of Music. In the case of an undergraduate student, selection will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music. In the case of a graduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Albert Hung Chao Hong Awards in Men's and Women's Soccer** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes men’s and women’s varsity soccer teams at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of athletics.
  • Albert Hung Chao Hong Scholarships** - One or more scholarships based on academic excellence are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students attending the University of Victoria who are citizens of Hong Kong or Mainland China.
  • Frank Hori Foundation Scholarship - Two scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded to one female and one male academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate student of Japanese ancestry entering or continuing at the University of Victoria.  Entering undergraduate students can be from a secondary school in Canada or transferring from any Canadian college. Applicants must show evidence of financial need. Undergraduate students must apply online by May 31st.  Graduate students must submit an application form to the Dean's Office, Faculty of Graduate Studies by May 31st, to the attention of the Scholarship Officer.
  • The Hoy Sun Benevolent Association Scholarship** - A scholarship of $500 or more may be awarded to a full-time graduate student who is enrolled in a master's or PhD degree program in the Department of Geography, and whose research work is related to China or overseas Chinese. The amount of the scholarship is to be determined by the Department of Geography in consultation with the student's supervisor and will be based on the student's academic standing. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Geography. If no graduate students are eligible for the scholarship, an award of $100 may be made to an undergraduate student in the Department of Geography on the basis of high standing in Geography 464B.
  • The Charles S. Humphrey Graduate Student Awards** - Additional awards, each of $2,500, may be granted to highly qualified candidates in the faculties of Science and Engineering.
  • IEEE Pacific Rim Wu-Sheng Lu Graduate Scholarship** - Graduate scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated excellence and who have completed one year of studies towards a master's or PhD in any of electrical, computer and software engineering programs. Award winners must be student members in good standing of the IEEE. Selection of the recipients will be made by the dean of the Faculty of Engineering.
  • Dean's Award for Indigenous Graduate Students* – One master’s award and two doctoral awards of $6000 each are offered annually to outstanding Canadian Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) students registered full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Applications must be submitted through the Office of Indigenous Affairs in July of each year.
  • International Student Awards* - Forty or more awards of $500 each are awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are going abroad on an unpaid international learning experience. These would include volunteer projects, exchange or study abroad programs, unpaid internships, practicum or co-op placements that are longer than two weeks. Students must submit a letter of support, a budget and a 2-3 page statement of purpose to the Office of International Affairs outlining what they will be doing overseas as well as their motivation for undertaking the activity. Applications can be obtained from the Office of International Affairs and deadlines for submissions are: November 15, March 15 and June 15. In the event there are more applications than awards, financial need will be considered to determine the award recipients.
  • Investors Group Athletic Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on a Vikes varsity team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Po Ting Ip and Wai Tsuen Lee Ip Scholarship in Pacific and Asian Studies** - One or more scholarships are awarded to students continuing in a graduate or undergraduate program in the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies, who have taken a course on classical Chinese tradition. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies or in the case of a graduate award, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.
  • The JJEM Graduate Award in Mathematics and Statistics** - One or more scholarships are awarded to graduate students of high academic standing in mathematics and statistics. Preference will be given to second year students who are not receiving any major funding awards. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Hazel Lara Joseph and Herbert Hartley Smith** - A scholarship of $500 is awarded to an outstanding student entering any graduate program in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts.
  • Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies - One or more awards are given to full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Diploma in Cultural Resource Management, the Graduate Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritate Studies or any degree program at the University of Victoria.  Successful applicants must be embarking on heritage work and learning experiences in an international setting. Application forms are available from the Division of Continuing Studies and must be submitted by November 15.
  • The Leslie and Kaye Jowett Graduate Scholarship* - An award of $TBA will be made to a graduate student with a physical disability as defined by the 1975 UNESCO declaration. Candidates must apply to the office of the dean of Graduate Studies. Applications must be received by September 15 of the year of application, together with a support letter from a physician and the names of two referees who are able to support the academic record of the student. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee.
  • Vera Flett Keddy Buchanan Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are awarded to a mature undergraduate or graduate student continuing in the Faculty of Education who is not receiving another award. In the case of an undergraduate student, selection will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education. In the case of a graduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
  • William and Doreen Kerby Scholarship in Medieval British Literature** – A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the Department of English pursuing a PhD in medieval British literature. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of English.
  • James and Phillippa Kerr Graduate Scholarship in Nursing** – One or more graduate scholarships are awarded to outstanding full or part-time students in the School of Nursing. Preference will be given to students in the nursing practitioner program and the nurse educator option. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.
  • The King-Platt Fellowship** - Two fellowships of $13,000 may be awarded to graduate students in biology, with preference given to students whose work bears on the ecology of birds.
  • The King-Platt Memorial Awards** (See also under fellowships.) - Up to five awards of $3,000 each may be awarded annually to graduate students enrolled in a MSc or PhD program in the Department of Biology whose work is related to the ecology of birds.
  • Rudy Horst Gerhardt Kirmshe Graduate Scholarship in Nursing** - One or more scholarships are awarded to full-time or part-time graduate students in the Master of Nursing in Advanced Nursing Practice: Nurse Practitioner option. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.
  • Don Knowles Memorial Scholarship** - A scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in a master's or doctoral program in educational psychology. The successful student should be conducting thesis or dissertation research in one of the areas of interest consistent with those of Dr. Knowles. His research interests were in the areas of developmental and counselling psychology. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the graduate student awards committee of the Department of Education Psychology and Leadership Studies.
  • Pat Koster Scholarship in Women's Writing, 1660-1900** – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Department of English doing research in women’s writing from 1660-1900, with preference given to a student researching in the area of the restoration period and the eighteenth century. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of English.
  • The Leon J. Ladner B.C. History Scholarship** - A scholarship of $500 is awarded to one or more graduate students in history. Preference will be given to a student whose research is in the history of British Columbia. The recipient will be selected by the graduate admissions and awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of History.
  • Dr. David and Dorothy Lam Scholarship in Geography** – One scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the Department of Geography who is doing research on east, south and south east Asia on a topic related to environmental conservation and resource management including topics such as water management, coastal resources, biodiversity, forests and the impact of climate change. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Geography.
  • The Bob and Kay Lane Scholarship** - A scholarship is awarded to one or more graduate students in the Department of Sociology conducting thesis research in demography. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Sociology.
  • Langford-Seaborne Scholarship* - A scholarship of $750 is awarded to a graduate student in the School of Public Administration who is a member of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. If no Snuneymuxw student in the School of Public Administration, the award may be given to any graduate student who is a member of the Snuneymuxw First Nation in any program. If no Snuneymuxw students, the award may be given to a graduate student who is a member of any other Vancouver Island First Nation or Vancouver Island Metis community in any program. If there are no graduate students eligible, it may go to an undergraduate student in the same order. Graduate students must submit an application form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dean's Office by May 31st, attention to Scholarship Officer.  Undergraduate students can apply by completing the online application starting in April each year.
  • Muriel Beverley Vaio Law Scholarships** - Two scholarships are awarded to graduate students registered full-time in the Faculty of Education working on their PhD or master's programs. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
  • Law Dean's Graduate Scholarships** - One or more scholarships are awarded in an amount of no less thatn $1,000 each.  The scholarships shall be awarded to students entering or continuing in the L.L.M. or PhD programs in the Faculty of Law who demonstrate academic achievement.  Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Law.
  • The 1990 Learned Societies Scholarship** - A scholarship will be awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in the Department of History's graduate program. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of History.
  • The Amelia Leith Memorial Fellowship** (total award of $12,000) - A fellowship of $12,000 may be awarded to a graduate student in biology whose studies are in an area of horticultural significance. The fellowship may be renewed for a second year in the case of a MSc program, and for a third year in the case of a PhD program. An allowance of $1,000 for books, equipment, and travel assistance will be added to the award. If no candidate is eligible for a fellowship, up to three scholarships of $3,500 each may be offered to graduate students in biology whose studies are of horticultural significance.
  • Lieutenant-Governor's Silver Medals** - The Lieutenant-Governor's Silver Medals are awarded annually to two students in master's degree programs within the Faculty of Graduate Studies. One medal is awarded on the basis of overall academic excellence and an outstanding thesis, and one medal is awarded on the basis of overall program achievement and an outstanding project, extended essay, recital, exhibition or production. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee.
  • London Drugs Foundation Graduate Scholarship** - A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to an academically outstanding graduate student in the School of Public Health and Social Policy.  Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Health and Social Policy
  • The Winnifred E. Lonsdale Scholarship** - An award is made to a graduate student in the Department of History who is concentrating on the general area of the effect and influence, both positive and negative, of organized religion on the course of history throughout the world. Preference will be given to a graduate from Shawnigan Lake School or Brentwood College. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of History in consultation with the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society.
  • Alice Lou-Poy Graduate Scholarship** – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate student conducting research on Alzheimer’s and dementia in the Centre of Aging. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the director of the Centre on Aging.
  • Margot K. Louis Award* – An award is given to an outstanding graduate student doing research in the Department of English. Students must provide a research plan and show clearly how the monies will be spent. Application forms are available from the Department of English and must be submitted by February 15th of each year. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of English.
  • Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria Margaret Lowe Memorial Scholarship* - An award of $5000, funded by the University Women's Club of Victoria, will be made annually to a woman student entering the Master of Business Administration Program. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Gustavson School of Business.
  • Stephen and Eunice Lowe Scholarship for the Study of the History of Chinese Art** - One or more scholarships are awarded to either undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of History in Art studying the history of Chinese art.
  • Sam and June Macey Graduate Scholarship in English or History** - A scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student entering a first year master's program in English or history. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of English or the Department of History.
  • Sam and June Macey Graduate Scholarship in Business** - A scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student entering a first year Master of Business Administration program. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Gustavson School of Business.
  • Eileen L. MacGregor Gordon Scholarship** - A scholarship of $1500 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student enrolled in poetry in a master's degree in the Department of Writing. Selection of the recipient will be based on his or her submission of ten pages of poems that excel in form and content. The recipient will be chosen by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Writing.
  • Jessie H. Mantle Fellowship in Nursing** - A fellowship of $5000 is awarded to an outstanding graduate PhD student in the School of Nursing who is doing research in the area of gerontological clinical nursing practice and who is working in collaboration with a health related group or organization that will provide the recipient with an opportunity to conduct research with the intent of positively impacting patient care.  Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.
  • Quinton and Bertha Mar Award in Women's Basketball** - One or more awards are awarded to undergraduate and graduate members of the Vikes women's varsity basketball team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the manager of Athletics and head coach of the women's varsity basketball team. Preference will be given to someone who shows involvement in the community.
  • The Evelyn Marchant Maclaurin Memorial Scholarships in Music** - One or more scholarships of at least $800 each are awarded to outstanding students pursuing a degree in music. Preference will be given to newly admitted students entering the School of Music. In the case of an undergraduate award, selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music. In the case of a graduate award, selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Commander Chance MASc Graduate Fellowship** - An annual fellowship in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded to a student pursuing graduate studies at the master's or PhD level in an area pertinent to Canada's maritime interests. Priority will be given to studies on ocean-related topics within such fields as history, economics, sociology, policy, engineering and science. The fellowship is tenable for a maximum of two years, but may not necessarily be offered in any given year. Nominations will be requested from the relevant departments. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee in consultation with the Pacific Maritime Strategic Studies Group.
  • Dr. Shelley Anne Martin Memorial Scholarship** – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding full- or part-time graduate students in the Department of English. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of English.
  • The Martlet Chapter IODE Graduate Scholarship for Women** - A scholarship to the value of $400 will be awarded to a woman student with high standing who is entering the second year of a master's program.
  • Mary Catherine Marshall memorial Award* - One or more awards are given to outstanding graduate students who are student members of the Centre for Youth and Society and whose research is directed at improving the lives of youth and their families.  The student will be selected on the basis of a short written statement describing their research and intended outcomes.  Applications must be obtained from and submitted to the Centre for Youth and Society by March 31st of each year.  Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Director of the Centre for Youth and Society. 
  • R.B. May Scholarship** - A scholarship of $1000 is awarded to a full-time graduate student entering the second or subsequent year of study in the Department of Psychology. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Psychology.
  • Sally Mcauley Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry** - A scholarship is awarded to a graduate student who has completed two years of a PhD program with high academic standing and is displaying significant research potential. Preference will be given to a student in inorganic chemistry. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the chemistry graduate admissions and awards committee in the Department of Chemistry.
  • McCall Bros. Graduate Scholarships in Clinical Psychology** - A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program in the Department of Psychology whose major focus of research is bereavement and loss of loved ones or friends.  Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon recommendation of the Department of Psychology.
  • James McRae Award in Rowing** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete in the men’s or women’s eight varsity rowing team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director, Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics. Preference will be given to an all-round team player who may be studying economics.
  • The Dr. Ian and Joyce McTaggart-Cowan Scholarship in Environmental Studies** - A scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student in the School of Environmental Studies who is focusing on endangered species recovery and/or ecological restoration. Preference will be given to a student whose work is interdisciplinary; assists conservation in British Columbia; has a strong field component; and is focused on the conservation of animals. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Environmental Studies.
  • Norma Mickelson Legacy Scholarship* - One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in the Faculty of Education who have achieved academic excellence, and who are actively involved in the community and have a record of outstanding contributions to the community through their work as volunteers. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a community/volunteer group providing evidence of the exceptional contributions the applicant has made, and a second letter of recommendation from a Faculty of Education faculty member. Application forms for this scholarship are available from the dean’s office in the Faculty of Education and must be submitted by May 15. In the case of an undergraduate student, selection will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education. In the case of a graduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
  • Olive, Mary and Claude McGregor Scholarships in Music** - One or more scholarships are awarded to students entering or continuing in a program in the School of Music. Preference will be given to a citizen of the United States of America. In the case of an undergraduate award, selection of the recipient will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music. In the case of a graduate award, selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Barbara McIntyre Graduate Scholarship in Applied Theatre** - One or more scholarships are awarded to graduate students working on their degree in applied theatre. Preference will be given to a student who holds a teaching assistant position. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Theatre.
  • Anne McLaughlin Graduate Scholarship in Applied Theatre** – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students working on their degree in applied theatre. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Theatre.
  • The Doug and Anne McLaughlin Scholarship** - A scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in the Faculty of Education who focus is in elementary education. Students in all graduate programs in education are eligible for this award. Selection of the recipient will be made by the graduate admissions and awards committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
  • The M.C. Melburn Awards** - Two additional grants of $700 may be awarded to graduate students in biology, with preference to students in botany. If no candidate is eligible for a fellowship or NSERC scholarship, a single scholarship of $1,400 may be awarded to a student in botany.
  • The M.A. Micklewright Award** - An annual award of $50 will be granted to the full-time graduate student with the highest grade point average at the end of his or her first year of graduate study in the Department of Geography. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Geography.
  • The Millen Graduate Award* - An award of $3,000 may be made annually to a student enrolling in an MFA or MA program in writing. Selection of the candidate will be based on academic standing acceptable to the graduate faculty and an assessment by the Department of Writing of:
    (a) an original lyric poem, beautiful in form and content, or
    (b) a prose original, fact or fiction, of not more than thirty-five hundred words, which is beautiful in form and content.
    Submission of original writings must be made according to the format and entry dates prescribed by the Department of Writing. Students holding this award may apply for a University of Victoria Graduate Fellowship.
  • Michael Miller Scholarship* - A scholarship is awarded to a graduate student or an undergraduate student entering third or fourth year in the School of Health Information Science. The application process includes the submission of a short essay on manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder). Application forms may be obtained in the School of Health Information Science. Completed forms must be submitted to the School of Health Information Science by June 30. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Health Information Science.
  • The Erich and Shelley Mohr Fellowship in Psychology** - A fellowship of $15,000 is awarded to a student pursuing graduate studies in the Department of Psychology. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Psychology.
  • Mike Monahan Golf Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes varsity golf team. Eligible students must meet all NAIA/CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Montalbano Scholars Fellowship** – Fellowships of $10,000 are awarded to outstanding PhD students in earth and ocean sciences or ocean-related fields such as maritime law, engineering or natural and social sciences who are recipients of federal tri-agency scholarships (NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR). Selection of the recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards committee based upon recommendations from relevant departments.
  • Alexander and Helen Stafford MacCarthy Muir Graduate Scholarship** – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students at the University of Victoria. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee.
  • North Douglas Sysco Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on a Vikes varsity team. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • The David Fate Norton and Mary J. Norton Indigenous Governance Fellowships** - One or more fellowships to be awarded to First Nations or Metis students pursuing graduate degrees in the program of Indigenous governance. Norton Fellowships are to be for one four month term (Sep-Dec, Jan-Apr, May-Aug) with a stipend of at least $5000, payable in four installments during the course of a term. Norton Fellowships are not divisible. No student is to receive a Norton Fellowship for less than $5000 a term. The fellowships are intended for students in the latter stages of thesis or dissertation preparation. As a condition of holding the award, the recipient is not to undertake any employment whether paid or unpaid during the tenure of the award. The award is renewable for a second term. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Indigenous Governance program.
  • Odessa Prize in Canadiana** – A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in the Department of Political Science who has written the best essay in the area of critical public interest to Canada. If an undergraduate student, selection will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Political Science and if a graduate student, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Political Science.
  • Geoffrey and Alix O'Grady Scholarship in Linguistics** - One or more scholarships are awarded to graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding linguistics. Preference will be given to students entering the second year of a graduate program in linguistics. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Linguistics.
  • Old Dutch Foods Athletic Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate University of Victoria Vikes varsity athletes. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation Services in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics. Preference will be given to a student involved in their community.
  • Loukas and Helen Papaloukas Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes varsity team. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation Services in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Alfred and Adriana Potvin Graduate Scholarship in Ocean Science** -  Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences who are pursuing a MSc or PhD in Ocean Sciences or a MSc or PhD in Marine Biology in the Department of Biology.  Selection of the recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • Professional Employees Association (PEA) Graduate Scholarship* - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding full or part-time graduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria who are UVic PEA members or their dependants.  Completed applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies c/o the Scholarships Officer by September 15th of each year.  Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee on the recommendation of the PRA ProD Committee.
  • The R.M. Pearce Memorial Fellowship** - A fellowship is awarded annually to a highly qualified student who is entering or is enrolled in a master's or PhD program in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Victoria. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the graduate committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
  • Dr. Robert Michael Peet Graduate Scholarship** - A scholarship of $2000 is awarded annually to a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, whose focus of study is in the area of clinical neuropsychology. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Psychology.
  • Pepsi Bottling Group Award ** – One or more awards are available to undergraduate and graduate University of Victoria Vikes varsity athletes. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation Services in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics. Preference will be given to students in the Gustavson School of Business.
  • The G. Neil Perry Award in Public Administration** - An award of $125 will be granted to a student whose Administration 598 report is judged to be the best. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • The Tom Perry Award for Social Responsibility** - This award may be awarded annually to a graduate or undergraduate student. Full terms of reference are outlined in the underGraduate Awards section. If a graduate student is recommended, the award shall be made by the Graduate Awards committee on the advice of a committee composed of a representative of the environmental studies program, a representative from the university chaplain's office, and a person designated by the chair of the senate committee on awards in consultation with Ms. Judith White or her estate.
  • Howard E. Petch Research Scholarship** - Seven scholarships of $7500 each will be available to graduate students who have been successful in receiving University of Victoria Fellowships or major Canadian national awards valued between $15,000 and $25,000. The Howard E. Petch Scholarships are tenable for one year only for a post-graduate program. Selections will be made by the Graduate Awards committee.
  • The R.M. Petrie Memorial Fellowship** - The R.M. Petrie Memorial Fellowship is awarded annually to one or two highly qualified students who wish to work toward the MSc or PhD degree in astronomy at the University of Victoria. The value of the fellowship, which may be held concurrently with a University of Victoria Fellowship, an NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship or other major award, is determined annually subject to the availability of funds, but is typically in the range of $5,000-$10,000. If progress is satisfactory, the fellowship may be renewed for a second year, and for a third year in the case of a PhD program. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Petrie Memorial Fellowship committee to the Department of Physics and Astronomy graduate committee.
  • Phillips, Hager and North Master Degree Scholarship for Research in Environmental and Resource Economics** - A scholarship is awarded to an MA student who pursues a thesis or extended essay in environmental and resource economics. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics.
  • **Phillips, Hager and North Prize in Research Excellence in** Environmental and Resource Economics** - A prize is awarded to an MA or PhD student who has completed the best qualifying research project. Selection of the recipient will be made by the graduate  awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics.
  • Phillips, Hager and North Doctoral** Scholarship for Research in** Environmental and Resource Economics** - A scholarship is awarded to a PhD student who pursues a dissertation in environmental and resource economics. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics.
  • The School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Scholarship** - $300 will be awarded to a MEd or MA physical education student of good academic standing. The award will normally be given to a second year graduate student and will be based on the student's academic performance and active involvement with the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education during the preceding year. This scholarship will not normally be given to students who are currently holding fellowships or other major awards.
  • The Port Metro Vancouver Scholarship** - A scholarship of $2500 is awarded to a student registered in a master's program in the School of Environmental Studies, whose area of study is related to marine and estuary environments. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon recommendation of the School of Environmental Studies.
  • Gerry Poulton Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry** – A scholarship is awarded to a full or part-time graduate student who has completed two years of a PhD program with high academic standing and is displaying significant research potential. Preference will be given to a student in organic chemistry. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the chemistry graduate studies committee in the Department of Chemistry.
  • The Henry Poulton Fund** - One or more scholarships will be given to highly qualified graduate students in the Department of Economics. Selection of the recipient will be made by theGraduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics.
  • Tim Price MBA Entrepreneurship Award** – One or more awards of at least $6000 each are given to a graduate student in the Master of Business Administration program in the Gustavson School of Business. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated entrepreneurial expertise and acuity throughout the entrepreneurship classes, feedback from the industry panel on the business plan presentations, and feasibility and innovativeness of the specialization faculty members. Selections of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Gustavson School of Business.
  • Denis and Pat Protti Entrance Scholarship* – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students entering or continuing in the School of Health Information Science who are either on campus or in the distance-based program. Students may reapply each year they are in the program. Application forms may be obtained from the School of Health Information Science and must be submitted to the school by June 30. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Health Information Science.
  • The School of Public Administration Scholarships** - An amount of $100 will be awarded annually to highly qualified candidates in the School of Public Administration. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • Quality Move Management Inc./Allied International Vancouver Graduate Scholarship** - A scholarship of $2000 is awarded to an academically outstanding graduate student in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee.
  • Gavin Quincy Residence Life Leadership Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students who currently reside in a residence and are residence life student leaders.  The scholarship recognizes a student(s) who has gone above and beyond normal expectations, contributing significantly through a body of work and/or specific outstanding achievement as a residence life student leader. Award recipients will be nominated by the Director, Residence Services.  Applications are available from Residence Services. The deadline is April 30th.  Preference will be given to a residence life leader who will be returning in the following year.
  • The Robert S. and Muriel A. Raguin Graduate Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are awarded to graduate students entering a program in one of the departments in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Fine Arts.
  • Mairi Riddel Memorial Book Prize** - A book prize of $100 is awarded to a graduate student in the English department for the best seminar essay. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of English.
  • The Wilhelm Rieder Scholarship** - An award will be given in each term of the winter session to a graduate student who is pursuing a master's degree in piano or voice. Preference will be given to a single parent, an international student or a First Nations student. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • David Ritchie International Study Abroad Business Grants* – Up to two grants will be administered annually to either one undergraduate student to spend one or two semesters at the University of Victoria in the Gustavson School of Business or one student to complete the MBA program at the University of Victoria. Grant applicants must be a recipient of the Horatio Alger National Scholarship and in good standing with the committee and approved by the UVic Gustavson School of Business. Detailed application information can be found at www.horatioalger.com/SCHOLARSHIPS/index.cfm
  • Ritchie Foundation MBA Entrance Scholarships** – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students entering the MBA program in the Gustavson School of Business. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Gustavson School of Business
  • Ritchie Foundation Travel Awards** – One or more travel awards will be given to outstanding graduate students in the MBA program for exchanges, international integrated management exercises and the global MBA in the Gustavson School of Business. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Gustavson School of Business.
  • Ritchie Foundation MBA Scholarships** – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the MBA program in the Gustavson School of Business. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Gustavson School of Business.
  • The Gertrude Helen Robertson Graduate Award** - One or more awards are given to graduate students registered in nursing who intend to pursue a career in nursing administration or maternal and child care. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.
  • Royal Victorian Fashion Society Costume Design Scholarship** – A scholarship of $500 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in the Department of Theatre specializing in costume design. In the case of a graduate student, the recipient will be chosen by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Theatre.
  • Janos Sandor Scholarship** – A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in the School of Music who is a member of the UVic chorus or orchestra. In the case of a graduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • The Herbert and Eva Schaefer String Scholarship** - One or more tuition scholarships are awarded to outstanding students of violin, viola, cello, or double bass, entering or continuing in the music program at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Selection will be made by either the senate committee on awards or the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Dr. Julius F. Schleicher Graduate Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are given to highly qualified male graduate students in either the Faculty of Law or in one of the disciplines forming part of pre-medical studies such as biochemistry/microbiology, biology or chemistry. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the appropriate departments.
  • Henriette Ann Schmidt Graduate Scholarship* - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students from any department who are specializing in Aboriginal or Indigenous arts. Preference will be given to students studying Precolumbian art. Applications may be obtained from the Department of History in Art, and must be submitted by October 31. In the event that there are insufficient candidates who meet the criteria above, the scholarship(s) will be awarded to other outstanding History in Art graduate student. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of History in Art.
  • School of Public Administration Scholarship for Dispute Resolution** - A scholarship in the sum of $1000 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the dispute resolution program in the School of Public Administration. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee in consultation with the School of Public Administration.
  • The Bea Scott Scholarship in Voice** - One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in the music program whose principal instrument is voice. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Darlene Scott Scholarship** - One or more scholarships totalling $1000 are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Child and Youth Care.  Preference will be given to mature female students who have spent time away from school and are now returning to complete an academic degree.  Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Child and Youth Care. 
  • Robert E. Scott Soccer Awards** – One or more awards are available to undergraduate or graduate students who compete successfully at level one Vikes varsity soccer at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director, Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • The Derrick Sewell Graduate Scholarships** - One or more scholarships of at least $1000 each are awarded to graduate students in the Department of Geography in the fields of natural sciences and/or management of the environment to recognize Dr. Derrick Sewell, who made outstanding contributions to these fields in Canada and throughout the world. These awards will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Geography.
  • The Agnes Shahariw Memorial Scholarship** - One or more scholarships will be awarded annually to a graduate student in the School of Child and Youth Care working in the area of child development and care. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Child and Youth Care.
  • Ken and Kathy Shields Basketball Award** – One award of equal value shall be awarded annually to both a male and female student athlete on the Vikes varsity basketball teams at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coaches and the coordinator of athletics. It is expected that the recipients of this award will have an ongoing commitment to the pursuit of high standards of performance in academics and athletics.
  • Thomas K. Shoyama MPA Student Leadership and Achievement Awards** – One or more awards are given to full-time or part-time graduate students in the Master of Public Administration program who demonstrate outstanding leadership within the School of Public Administration and the general community. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • The Ajaib Singh Sangha and Family Memorial Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in geography who have shown special proficiency in research on any aspect of the geography of South East Asia or South Asia. Selection of the recipient(s) will be by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Geography.
  • Sisters of St. Ann Scholarship in Nursing** – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding full-time and part-time graduate students in the School of Nursing. Preference will be given to students working in rural communities. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.
  • The Mr. Alfred Smith and Mrs. Mary Anderson Smith Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are awarded to full-time students pursuing graduate studies at the MASc, MEng or PhD level in the mechanical engineering program. Preference will be given to students designing equipment to aid the handicapped. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Charlton L. Smith Golf Awards** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete in the golf program at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation services in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • George and Dorothy Smith Soccer Award ** – One or more awards are awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate members of the Vikes men’s varsity soccer team. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the coordinator of Athletics and head coach of the men’s varsity soccer team.
  • Lois M. Smith Athletes' Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who are Canadian-carded athletes by Sport Canada or their national sport organizations. CIS eligibility requirements will apply if the recipients are varsity athletes. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Office of Student Awards and Financial Aid.
  • Sochan Essay Award in Nursing* – Two awards of $250 each are awarded to outstanding first year graduate students in the School of Nursing who write the best essays on the topic of community health nursing and/or Aboriginal health. Essays must be submitted to the School of Nursing by mid-January each year. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.
  • The Sara Spencer Foundation Research Awards in Applied Social Science* - These awards are intended to encourage social scientists in cultural, environmental, and social studies, with particular reference to the Capital Regional District. The proceeds of a fund established by the Sara Spencer Foundation and administered by the University of Victoria Foundation will be used to provide individual awards in amounts up to a maximum of $3,000 to superior students, to assist with the costs of research in the applied areas of the social sciences. The award will normally only be given to support research which is directly related to the student's thesis or dissertation and has been approved by the student's supervisory committee. Applications can be obtained by contacting the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The application deadline is in March of each year. Awards will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Sara Spencer committee which is composed of members from the social sciences departments.
  • John Stashuk Scholarship** – One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students pursuing Ukraine-related courses in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. In the case of a graduate student, selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies.
  • Audrey St. Denys and M.E. Johnson Scholarships** - One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in the Faculty of Fine Arts.
  • David Stewart Book Prize for Counselling** - A book prize of $65 is awarded to the most promising graduate student in the Counselling Psychology in Education program, as evidenced by papers published or presented at professional conferences. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the graduate adviser, Department of Psychological Foundations in Education.
  • Ian H. Stewart Graduate Fellowships* - One or more awards of $5,000 each may be made annually to graduate students by the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. The students will be in the process of writing an MA thesis or PhD dissertation on issues related to the centre's research mandate, the scholarly study of some aspects of religion in relation to the sciences, ethics, social and economic issues and other aspects of culture. During the one-year tenure of this award, the students will be provided with an office in the centre. The application, to be submitted to the centre's director by February 1, should include a statement of the thesis project, a C.V. and a supporting letter from the applicant's supervisor. Selection(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the centre's program committee. The fellowship may be held concurrently with other awards.
  • Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarships* - Two scholarships, one for $3,500 and one for $2,500, are awarded to assist undergraduate or graduate students registered in the School of Music to study music in Austria. At least one of these two annual scholarships must be for study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and must provide documentation demonstrating the applicant’s registration at an acceptable institution. An audition is required. Graduating students are also eligible for this award. Details of criteria and application forms are available at the School of Music. Applications must be submitted to the School of Music by December 1 of the academic year preceding the proposed study in Austria. In the case of an undergraduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music. In the case of a graduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music
  • Johann Strauss Foundation - Joseph and Melitta Kandler Scholarships** - Supplemental scholarships may be awarded to the undergraduate or graduate recipients of the Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarships.
  • David F. Strong Research Scholarship** - A scholarship of $7500 will be made available to a graduate student who has been successful in receiving a University of Victoria Fellowship or major Canadian national award valued between $15,000 and $25,000. The David F. Strong Scholarship is tenable for one year only for a post-graduate program. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee.
  • Student Ambassador Scholarship - A scholarship of $1000 is awarded to an acedemically outstanding undergraduate or graduate student who is a current UVIC Student Ambassador in the Alumni Relations Office.  Applications may be obtained from the Alumni Relations Office and must be returned to them by April 30th.
  • The Centre for Sustainable Regional Development Graduate Scholarships* - One or two awards of up to $3000 funded by the Centre for Sustainable Regional Development at the University of Victoria will be made annually to assist graduate students who are conducting research on issues related to the centre's activities. The award(s) normally will be given to support work which is directly related to the student's thesis after the research has been approved by the student's supervisory committee. Applications are available from the Centre for Sustainable Development and must be submitted to that office by the last day of February in each year. The scholarship(s) will be awarded by April 1 by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the advisory committee of the CSRD.
  • Robert Roy Brock Swailes Memorial Fund** - A scholarship, of a value not less than one year's tuition, is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies.
  • The Bez Tabarrok Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering** - A scholarship in awarded to a third or fourth year undergraduate student or a highly qualified graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In the case of an undergraduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In the case of a graduate student, selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Arthur Taylor Memorial Award** – One or more awards are awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate member(s) of the Vikes men’s and women’s varsity cross country/track team. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the coordinator of athletics and head coach of the men’s and women’s varsity cross country track team. Preference will be given to a student from the Greater Victoria area who has been involved in the community.
  • The TD Financial Group Business Co-op Student of the Year Award** - An award of $1000 is given to an undergraduate or graduate student in the Gustavson School of Business who excelled in their co-op placement. Selection of the recipient is based on academic merit, the submission of an essay, and the overall rating that the student received from their employer. Selection of the recipient will be made by the manager of UVic Business Co-op and Career Centre upon the recommendation of the nominating committee.
  • Harold and Myrna Thompson Memorial Scholarship** - A scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in the School of Nursing who is pursuing studies that will lead to educating future nurses. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.
  • Jarmila Vlasta Von Drak Thouvenelle Graduate Scholarship** – One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students at the University of Victoria. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee.
  • Jarmila Vlasta Von Drak Thouvenelle Co-op Scholarships** – One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate co-op students at the University of Victoria. In the case of undergraduate students, selection will be made by the senate committee on awards and in the case of graduate students, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Co-operative Education Program.and Career Services
  • Thrifty Foods Athletic Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes varsity men’s and women’s golf team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the manager of athletics. Preference will be given to a student athlete from British Columbia.
  • Jack and Margaret Todd Women's Golf Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes Varsity Women’s Golf Team. Eligible students must meet all CIS/NAIA eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the manager of Athletics and the head coach of the Vikes women’s varsity golf team. Preference will be given to someone who shows involvement in the community.
  • Uniglobe Geo Travel Athletic Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on any Vikes varsity team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the manager of Athletics.
  • Donna Trenholm Staff Award in Humanities - One or more awards are given to students who are members of CUPE 951 at the University of Victoria who hold a regular appointment and are taking one or more courses offered by the Faculty of Humanities.  Students will be chosen based on the highest cumulative grade point average on all courses taken at the University of Victoria. Applications must be submitted by May 31.
  • The University of Victoria Alumni Association Graduate Award** - An additional grant of $2000 is awarded annually to a graduate student who holds a University of Victoria Fellowship and is preferably in the humanities. The award is made possible through annual fundraising by the Alumni Association. Selection of the recipient will be made by the graduate awards committee based upon recommendations from departments.
  • Uplands Golf Club Athletic Award** – Two awards of $500 each are awarded to one female and one male undergraduate or graduate student who competes on a Vikes varsity team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS/NAIA eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the manager of Athletics and the head coach of the Vikes varsity golf team. Preference will be given to a member of the Vikes varsity golf team.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps Award** – One or more awards are awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate members of the Vikes men’s and women’s varsity soccer team. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the coordinator of Athletics and head coaches of the men’s and women’s varsity soccer teams.
  • Fred Whitehouse National Association of Federal Retirees Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the School of Public Adminstration who are interested in a career in the federal public service.  Selection of hte recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • Vandekerkhove Family Trust Graduate Student Fellowship* - One or more awards of $5,000 each may be made annually to graduate students by the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. The students will be in the process of writing an MA thesis or PhD dissertation on issues related to the centre’s research mandate, the scholarly study of some aspects of religion in relation to the sciences, to ethical, social and economic issues and to other aspects of culture. During the one-year tenure of thesis award, the students will be provided with an office in the centre. The application, to be submitted to the centre’s director by February 1, should include a statement on the thesis project, a C.V., a supporting letter from the applicant’s supervisor and a supporting letter from an additional faculty member. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the centre’s program committee. The fellowship may be held concurrently with other awards.
  • Van Dusen Fellowships** - Annual income from an endowment fund created by the Van Dusen Foundation with matching funds from the Government of British Columbia is available to support outstanding students in economics. These funds may be distributed as fellowships if eligible students are available. Awards will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics.
  • Van Dusen Scholarships** - Annual income from an endowment fund created by the Van Dusen Foundation with matching funds from the Government of British Columbia is available to support outstanding students in economics (see fellowships). At the discretion of the Department of Economics, this amount may be awarded as scholarships. Awards will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics.
  • Marie E. Vertine Scholarship** – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding full-time or part-time graduate students doing research in the School of Music. Selection of the recipient(s)will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Guy Vetrie Memorial Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes men’s varsity basketball team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation Services in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • The Robert, David and Douglas Vickery Graduate Award** - An award will be given to a graduate student in psychology. Preference will be given to a student studying schizophrenia or other forms of psychopathology. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Psychology.
  • Victoria Chamber Orchestra Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are awarded to students entering or continuing in an undergraduate or graduate program in the School of Music and whose principal instrument is violin, viola, cello or double bass. In the case of a graduate award, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Victoria Historical Society Scholarship** - A scholarship is given to a graduate student who is studying Canadian history. Preference will be given to a student specializing in British Columbia history. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of History.
  • Victoria Masters Basketball Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students who compete on the Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coaches and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Victoria United FC Soccer Award** - An Award of $1,500 is given to an undergraduate or graduate student who is a member of the Victoria United FC Soccer team.  Preference will be given to a student who competes on a Vikes soccer varsity team at the University of Victoria.  Eligibile students must meet all Canadian Inter-university Sport (CIS) eligibility requirements.  Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director or Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the Varsity Head Coaches and the manager of Athletics.  If there is no student playing on the Vikes men's varsity soccer team from the Victoria United FC Soccer team, the award is given to any student who plays on the Victoria United FC Soccer team and meets CIS eligibility requirements
  • Vikes Athletic Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on a Vikes varsity team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coaches and the manager of Athletics.
  • 1975 Vikes Men's Soccer Championship Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes men’s varsity soccer team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the manager of Athletics.
  • Vikes Men's Rowing Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes men’s varsity rowing team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the manager of Athletics.
  • Vikes Swimming Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes men’s and women’s varsity swim team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the manager of Athletics.
  • Vikes Women's Basketball Alumni Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes women’s varsity basketball team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation Services in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of athletics.
  • Vikes Women's Basketball Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes women’s varsity basketball team. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation Services in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Vikes Women's Field Hockey Award** - One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes women’s varsity field hockey team. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation Services in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Vikes Women's Rowing Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes women’s varsity rowing team. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation Services in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Vikes Women's Soccer Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students who compete on the Vikes women’s varsity soccer team. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation Services in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • Jenny Vincent Memorial Award** – One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students who compete on the Vikes women’s varsity rugby team at the University of Victoria. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipient(s)will  be elected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the manager of Athletics and the head coach, Vikes Women’s varsity rugby team.
  • The Dr. E. and Mrs. M. Von Rudloff Award** - An award of $750 is to be awarded to a continuing graduate student with high academic standing in chemistry with interests in conducting research in environmental chemistry relating to pollution control. Areas could include identification, removal and substitution of environmentally harmful chemicals, be they naturally occurring or of industrial and agricultural origin (e.g., polyphenols, dions, dirtepenes, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, industrial pollutants, heavy metal sequestering, etc.). Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of a committee comprising of two elected faculty members of the Department of Chemistry. This award may be renewed for a second year on recommendation of the committee.
  • Donald Wagg Graduate Scholarships** - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee.
  • R.T. Wallace Award** – One or more awards are available to undergraduate or graduate students who compete successfully at level one Vikes varsity rugby competition. Eligible students must meet all CIS eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the director, Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the varsity head coach and the coordinator of Athletics.
  • The Henry & Michiko Warkentyne Graduate Scholarships in Linguistics** - One or more scholarships are awarded to graduate students who have demonstrated oustanding academic achievement and promise as researchers. Preference will be given to students entering the second year of a graduate program in applied linguistics or phonetics. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Linguistics.
  • Michiko Warkentyne Scholarships in Japanese Studies - One or more scholarships of up to $1,000 are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students who are taking courses on Japan in the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.
  • Roy E.L. Watson Graduate Scholarship** - A scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student in the graduate program in sociology. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Sociology. In the event the scholarship is not awarded in one year, an additional scholarship will be awarded in a subsequent year.
  • Dr. Trevor John Williams Memorial Award - One or more awards are given to graduate students pursuing their Masters or PhD in Mechanical Engineering.  The successful applicants will demonstrate that their research increases the knowledge and solutions to minimize humans' impact on the environment and to more effectively utilize existing resources for the betterment of the planet.  The award is intended to recognize the student's contribution to research and is not based on GPA.  Any student in good standing will be eligible.
  • Dr. John S. Willis Memorial Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students entering or continuing in the School of Music who are studying the violin, viola or cello. Selection of the recipient of an undergraduate student is made by the senate committee on awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music. Selection of the recipient of a graduate student is made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Norma M. Wilson Graduate Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Department of Psychology. Selection of the recipients(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Psychology.
  • WHA'99 Scholarship in World History** - A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a graduate student continuing in the Department of History who has written an outstanding essay in world history submitted for course work over the preceding academic year. Preference will be given to essays on the history of Asia, Africa, Oceania, Latin America or on comparative topics of an international theme. If no graduate student is eligible, then up to two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to thid or fourth year undergraduate students in the Department of History. Essays written on the history of Asia, Africa, Oceania, Latin America or on comparative topics of an international theme in a student's second, third or fourth year may be considered as a basis for selection. If no essay of high calibre has been received, the department may decline to make the award in a given year. The WHA'99 Scholarship in World History commemorates the Eighth Annual World History Association Conference in June, 1999, hosted by the University of Victoria. If a graduate student is chosen, selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of History.
  • Women's Studies Graduate Scholarship** - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Department of Women's Studies. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Women's Studies.
  • Philip K.H. Wong Scholarship** - A scholarship of at least $500 is awarded to a graduate student in a master's or PhD program whose research is related to China or overseas Chinese. If no graduate student is eligible for the scholarship, an award of $100 may be given to an undergraduate student who has completed at least three courses on China and/or overseas Chinese. If a graduate award, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies. If an undergraduate award, selection will be made by the senate committee on awards on the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.
  • Eileen Ford Wood and Alexander James Wood Scholarship** – One or more scholarships are awarded to female students who are enrolled in either a graduate program (full- or part-time) or a pre-entry program in Biochemistry and Microbiology, Chemistry, Computer Science or Geography. The student(s) must be returning to university after an interruption of at least two years and must have completed prior studies with first class standing. If first class standing is maintained, the student could be recommended to receive this award again the following year. The recipient(s) will be selected by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the appropriate departments.
  • Zillah (Hobart) Wood Graduate  Scholarship in the School of Nursing** – One or more scholarships are awarded to full or part-time outstanding graduate students in the School of Nursing. Preference will be given to students interested in geriatric nursing and/or early infant care. Selection of the recipient(s)s will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.
  • Workplace-Family Wellness Graduate Scholarship** – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding full- or part-time master's students in the School of Social Work. Preference will be given to students interested in family and employee counselling. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the School of Social Work.
  • William Wowchuk Memorial Graduate Scholarship** – A scholarship of $500 is awarded to either a PhD or MSc level outstanding student in the Department of Biology whose thesis work is in the area of cell biology. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee based upon the recommendation of the Department of Biology.
  • Bob Wright Graduate Scholarship** – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding full-time or part-time graduate students in the Faculty of Science who have demonstrated an interest in oceans through course work, co-op experience, graduate research or work experience. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Science.
  • Don Wright Graduate Scholarship** - A scholarship is awarded to a full-time graduate student in an MA/MEd or PhD program in music education in the Faculty of Education. Students registered in only the summer graduate program are not eligible. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Don Wright Graduate Summer Program Scholarship** - Two scholarships are awarded to students in the summer graduate program in music education in the Faculty of Education.
  • Sharyl Yore Award - One or more awards are given to members of the University of Victoria Office and Technical and Child Care staff who hold a regular appointment, have completed their probationary period and are taking classes to pursue a UVic degree, diploma or certificate. First preference will be given to Exempt staff and second preference is given to members of CUPE 951 whose tuition and book costs are not fully covered by benefits received from the Career Development Fund.  Preference will be given to recipients closest to completing their degree, diploma or certificate. This award will not be given to the same individual in successive years.  Applications must be submitted by May 31.
  • The May Yuen Memorial Scholarship** - A scholarship of at least $500 is awarded to a graduate student who is in a master's or PhD program and whose research is related to China or overseas Chinese. Selection will be made by the Graduate Awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.

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