Bursaries

Bursaries
UVic staff work hard to provide students with financial assistance - many bursaries are available to help relieve some of the stress.

A bursary is a non-repayable monetary award based on financial need and reasonable academic standing, as determined by the Senate Committee on Awards. The University of Victoria awards over 4 million dollars in Entrance, Transfer and In-Course Bursaries.

The Winter Bursary application is now CLOSED. Successful applicants will be notified in December.

General information

Eligibility

Undergraduate students

Bursaries are open to undergraduate students who:

  • are Canadian citizens or are permanent residents of Canada
  • receive the maximum student loans for their period of study
  • maintain registration in a minimum of 4.5 credit units per term they receive a bursary (3.0 credit units for students with a permanent disability)
Graduate students

Bursaries are open to graduate students who:

  • are Canadian citizens or are permanent residents of Canada
  • receive the maximum student loans for their period of study
  • meet the definition of full time status as defined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
International graduate students

Bursaries are open to international graduate students who:

  • Meet the definition of full time status as defined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Submit a completed budget sheet to the Student Awards and Financial Aid office (budget page is available on the online application)
International undergraduate students

Visit the International Student Resource page for information about resources available to them.

How to apply?

Two deadlines per year October 15th for Fall/Spring Session and  June 1st for Summer Session. Student Awards and Financial Aid offers bursaries to students who apply for financial assistance via My page. There are some exceptional bursaries requiring a separate application which is available directly from the appropriate Athletic Coach, Faculty, School or Department (available below in "Available Bursaries").

To access the online bursary application
  1. Log in to the scholarship and bursary section of My page.
  2. For year, select 2014/2015
  3. Select Winter.
  4. Click Continue and select the General Bursary
  5. Continue to follow the prompts to apply for the bursaries you are eligible for
  6. Be sure to read all instructions as you complete the application and hit the submit button as your last step to ensure your application is submitted
Reminders
  • Only one application per session is necessary to be considered for all bursaries administered by Student Awards and Financial Aid
  • Only successful applicants will be notified
  • Incomplete applications with not be considered
  • International graduate students must submit a budget sheet by October 15.
  • Canadian students must submit a hard copy of the current Notice of Assessment (and budget sheet if applicable) to Student Awards and Financial Aid office by October 15.
  • Write your student number on your Government Student Loan Notification of Assessment and any correspondence (including email inquiries)

Deadlines

There are two opportunities for general bursary applications each year

Session Application deadline Decision
Summer (May - Aug) June 1 By the end of July
Winter (Sept - Apr) October 15 By the end of December

Successful application will be notified by email.

Bursaries with a separate application process have varying deadlines. Check out the list of scholarships and bursaries for exceptional application information.

How do I use my bursary?

Except where the donor directs otherwise, bursary funds issued by the University will be applied towards the total fees for the terms of study for which funding was awarded. If your fees are paid in full, you may contact Tuition Fees at  tuition@uvic.ca to request that they remit any credit balance in your tuition account to you.  You can view a summary of your tuition account by logging in to your UVic ‘My Page’.

Saying thank you

Need to write a thank you letter to the donor? Find out how to submit a letter and review some tips on writing a meaningful letter: thank you letter guidelines

Other information and regulations

  • All bursaries adjudicated by the University of Victoria are administered by the Senate Committee on Awards. Grants, loans and Work Study positions are administered by the Student Financial Aid Services staff.
  • Any awards may be withheld or cancelled for any of the following reasons: 
    • lack of suitable candidates;   
    • failure to meet terms and conditions of award;
    • withdrawal from the University;
    • withdrawal of the award by the donor
  • If for any reason the original recipient becomes ineligible, the allocated funds may be reassigned to other students.
  • Award amounts are subject to change until Notice of Award emails are sent.
Glossary

Undergraduate

A student registered in an undergraduate faculty or in a program leading to a bachelor's degree or an undergraduate diploma.

Graduate

A student who has received a bachelor's degree or equivalent and who is enrolled in a program leading to a master's or doctoral degree.

Entrance

A student who is entering UVic directly from a Canadian secondary school.

Transfer

A student who is entering UVic directly from a college.

In-course

A student who has already completed at least 9 units at UVic over two academic terms in the 12 months immediately preceding the up-coming fall semester and who will be returning to full-time studies.





General bursaries

The following is a list of bursaries which are not specific to any department.

To be eligible for these bursaries students must be receiving maximum government student loans and still have unmet financial need. Only one application is necessary to be considered for all bursaries.

Bursaries marked with an asterisk (*) are administered by the University of Victoria Foundation.

50th Anniversary Undergraduate Bursary Fund*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate students at the University of Victoria.

Albert Loucks Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to graduate students in each of the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Physics and the Faculty of Engineering.

Alec McNab and Neville Munson Emergency Fund*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are available annually on the basis of financial need.

B and B Sivertz Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: 2 or more

Two or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Victoria.

B and C Field Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria.

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Elizabeth Forbes Bursary

Value: $500 | Number: 1

An award of $500 to be awarded annually to a promising and deserving woman entering third or fourth year Arts and Science or Education at the University of Victoria.

Bevan Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: 1 or 2

One or two bursaries will be awarded annually to a student(s) who is severely disabled by either deafness, blindness, or arthritis, or is otherwise seriously handicapped, and who is beginning or continuing studies at the University of Victoria. If no such student applies, the award may be given to any needy student. This bursary was established by Mrs. Ivy B. (Pat) Bevan in memory of her late husband, Albert S. (Bert) Bevan.

Campus Dental Centre Bursary

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to single parent students in the Faculty of Social Sciences who intend to pursue a career in health care.

Canadian Federation of University Women of Victoria Recent Grads Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary is awarded annually to a female student whose education was interrupted for five years or more and who is returning to studies toward a first degree in any faculty at the University of Victoria.

Charles and Ruth Haywood Memorial Emergency Fund*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

This fund is intended to provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of citizenship, who have demonstrated financial need. Students may inquire about their eligibility for this fund with Student Awards and Financial Aid throughout the academic year.

Cloverdale Paint Bursary

Value: $600 | Number: 3

Bursaries of a maximum of $1,000 are awarded to entering or returning students whose families are residents of British Columbia or Alberta, and who have either entrepreneurial objectives or demonstrated community service. Preference will be given to a student who is an employee or is related to an employee of Cloverdale Paint Inc.

Curry Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One bursaries are awarded to students entering or continuing to attend the University of Victoria.

Donna Nickel Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to female undergraduate or graduate students who are single parents of two or more children.

Doris and Harry Stastny Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to female undergraduate or graduate students who are single parents of two or more children.

Drs. Douglas H. and Anathalie Taylor Lee Memorial Brusary*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

Bursaries are awarded annually to a female and a male student who are planning careers in medicine. The applicants must be studying in the general area of basic medical sciences, or a pre-medicine program. Of the candidates who demonstrate the greatest financial need, preference will be given to the student with the highest academic standing.

Edith Lloyd Baker Bursary

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One bursaries are awarded to students entering or continuing to attend the University of Victoria.

Edward Bassett Family Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are given to graduate students whose programs focus on any of the following areas: resource conservation, resource management, environmental impact, pollution control, or environmental sustainability, sustainable energy systems, fuel cells, community-based environmental research, alternative energy systems design.

Elizabeth Lockhart Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded annually.

Elsa Elenora Fagerberg and Clara Maria Fegerberg Entrance Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Bursaries are awarded to students entering undergraduate programs from secondary schools in Canada. To receive bursary renewals, recipients must submit a bursary application and continue to demonstrate financial need.

Esme MacCullogh Willing Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students entering or continuing to attend the University of Victoria. Preference will be given to students from School District #79 (previously #65) (Duncan).

Estrofest/Furtado Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A bursary is awarded to a student registered in at least one 200 level Women's Studies course. The recipient must also have completed at least one other Women's Studies course at UVic.

Ethel Clark Entrance Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to Aboriginal students entering the University of Victoria.

Ethel Dent Banks and Margaret Maunsell Bursary

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary is awarded to a female student continuing in either the Department of English or the Department of Writing.

Evelyn Packham Bursary in Pre-Medicine

One or more bursaries are awarded to students following a Pre-Medicine program.

Faculty Association Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to single parents, students with a disability or First Nations students.

Franc Joubin Entrance Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Bursaries are awarded in memory of Professor Walter Gage to students entering the University of Victoria from Secondary Schools.

Frank Wing Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students of minority ancestral groups entering or continuing at the University of Victoria. Preference will be given to students of Aboriginal or Asian ancestry.

Gordon Cuthbert Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary will be awarded annually, in memory of James Gordon Cuthbert, who was a lifetime advocate of higher education. The award will be made to a student, on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, who has completed pre-medical studies at the University of Victoria and is proceeding to medical school the following September.

Hazel T. Knox Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded annually to students enrolled in an honours program and continuing into the third or fourth year at the University of Victoria.

James Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students at the University of Victoria.

James Ellison Campbell Taylor Bursary Fund*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Several bursaries are to be awarded annually to students registered at the University of Victoria.

Jean Porter Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate or graduate disabled students who are either hearing or visually impaired.

Jessie L. Sherwood Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students entering or continuing in any program of study at the University of Victoria.

Joan Dubeau Crouch Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to single-parent students in an honours or major program in the Faculty of Social Science, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Joan Murphy Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students entering second or third year who have contributed significantly to the affairs of the University of Victoria Young Liberals Club.

John F. Baker Emergency Fund*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

This fund is intended to provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of citizenship, who have demonstrated financial need. Students may inquire about their eligibility for this fund with Student Awards and Financial Aid throughout the academic year.

Joseph B. Jackson Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to full or part-time undergraduate single parents who are members of Holy Cross Parish studying at the University of Victoria. If there are no single parent students from Holy Cross Parish, then the bursaries may be awarded to any students who are members of Holy Cross Parish. If there are no students who meet the previous criteria, then the bursaries may be awarded to any single parent student. Applications for this bursary may be made through Student Awards & Financial Aid or directly to Holy Cross Parish.

Joyce Wilkinson Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary is awarded to a female student, born in British Columbia, entering or continuing in a program of study in English, History, Theatre or any program in the Faculty of Science.

Jubilee Year Graduating Class Bursary Fund*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary will be awarded annually to a student enrolling in the graduating year and carrying a full course load. Students with an academic standing of second class or better will be considered if they demonstrate genuine need. The award is made available through the generous donations of graduating classes at the University. The 1978 Graduating Class made a significant contribution to commemorate 75 years of higher education in Victoria.

Kishan Singh and Kartar Kaur Sidhu Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to graduate students in any of the following: Faculty of Science, Neuro-Psychology in the Department of Psychology, or the School of Social Work.

Kiwanis Club Victoria Bursary

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A bursary of $500 is awarded to a student entering the second year of studies at the University of Victoria.

Manda Ruth Smith Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A number of bursaries varying in value are awarded annually on the basis of financial need and reasonable academic standing.

Marc Ashley Levesque Memorial Bursary

Value: Varies | Number: 1

Bursaries are awarded annually to a female and a male student who are planning careers in medicine. The applicants must be studying in the general area of basic medical sciences, or a pre-medicine program. Of the candidates who demonstrate the greatest financial need, preference will be given to the student with the highest academic standing.

Margaret Laurie Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students currently enrolled at the University of Victoria. Preference will be given to students of Chinese ancestry.

Margaret T. Clinch Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Bursaries in the sum of tuition for two academic terms are awarded to students entering the University of Victoria from British Columbia secondary schools or colleges. One half of the bursaries are to be allocated to students entering from Greater Victoria School District #61, Sooke School District #62, Saanich School District #63, or from Camosun College and the other half to students from other areas in British Columbia.

Mark Krasnick Leadership Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to third or fourth year First Nations students in the Faculty of Human & Social Development, the Faculty of Law or the Faculty of Business, who demonstrates leadership in either the First Nations community or within the Faculty. Preference will be given to a British Columbia resident.

Martin Collis Undergraduate Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate single-parent students who are the primary caregivers of one or more children, with preference to students enrolled in Recreation and Health Education, Faculty of Education.

Michael Crowe/VFA British Columbia Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate students at the University of Victoria. Preference will be given to students who have a parent or grandparent who is a member of the Volunteer Firefighter’s Association of British Columbia (VFABritish Columbia). If there are no undergraduate students eligible, then it may be awarded to graduate students. Members of the Association may also be eligible if there are no eligible children.

Minerva Foundation Bursary

Value: $5,000 | Number: 1

A bursary is awarded to a female single parent at the University of Victoria. This bursary may be awarded to a student for more than one year providing they reapply each year, demonstrate financial need and maintain satisfactory academic standing.

Native Daughters of British Columbia Bursary*

Value: $5,000 | Number: 1

A bursary is awarded to a female single parent at the University of Victoria. This bursary may be awarded to a student for more than one year providing they reapply each year, demonstrate financial need and maintain satisfactory academic standing.

Nellie Perry Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria. Preference will be given to mature students.

Nels Granewall Bursary Fund*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are made to students in any undergraduate discipline entering their graduating year who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Preference will be given to students with family responsibilities whose permanent residence is outside of Greater Victoria. The awards are made available through the donation of the 1984 Graduating Class to commemorate the twenty-first birthday of the University of Victoria.

Olive Wilson Heritage Bursaries*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A number of bursaries are awarded annually to undergraduate students in any discipline.

Pat Bevan Women's Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to mature women students in the Division of Humanities. Preference will be given to residents of British Columbia. 

Professional Staff Association (PSA) Bursary for Part-Time Students*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Established in 1997 by the Professional Staff Association, this bursary is open to students enrolled in part-time studies for credit at the University of Victoria who can demonstrate financial need.

Ronald Kitchener Bursary

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A bursary of $500 is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate full-time student at the University of Victoria.

Sara and Jean MacDonald Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are available annually on the basis of financial need.

Sarah Phoebe Mason Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more brusaries are awarded to students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria.

Sinclair Life Sciences Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary will be allocated annual to a needy student from the Greater Victoria area who is entering the University from the secondary school system. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate significant involvement in amateur sports.

Steve Peterson Memorial Bursary in Medicine*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary will be awarded annually to a needy student following a pre-medicine program at the University of Victoria who has a strong academic record and has demonstrated interest in a career in medicine.

Sue MacDonald Memorial Bursary Fund*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are available annually on the basis of financial need.

Sutro Bancroft Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary will be awarded to a deserving and promising student continuing studies at the University of Victoria.

Theodore Bieberdorf Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students who are continuing studies at the University of Victoria.

Thomas Henry (Harry) and Doris Collom Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: 3 minimum

Three or more bursaries will be awarded to students entering second or third year in music. If there are insufficient qualified music students, bursaries will be awarded to second or third year science students. Preference will be given to students born in British Columbia or the United Kingdom.

University of Victoria Bursaries

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A number of awards, which may vary annually, are available to students from the People’s Republic of China. The students may be already attending graduate school at the University of Victoria or have been offered admission. The bursaries are for students attending on special authorization. These awards are intended to defray costs of special language courses required by students. They may also be used for other necessary courses or materials recommended for the students’ programs by their supervisory committee.

UVic Alumni Bursary for Mature Students*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A number of awards, which may vary annually, are available to students from the People’s Republic of China. The students may be already attending graduate school at the University of Victoria or have been offered admission. The bursaries are for students attending on special authorization. These awards are intended to defray costs of special language courses required by students. They may also be used for other necessary courses or materials recommended for the students’ programs by their supervisory committee.

Victoria Canada-China Friendship Association Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A number of awards, which may vary annually, are available to students from the People’s Republic of China. The students may be already attending graduate school at the University of Victoria or have been offered admission. The bursaries are for students attending on special authorization. These awards are intended to defray costs of special language courses required by students. They may also be used for other necessary courses or materials recommended for the students’ programs by their supervisory committee.

Victoria Chinatown Lioness Club Graduate Bursary*

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A bursary of $500 is awarded to a full-time female student in a Master’s or Ph.D. program whose research is in Asian Studies or gender studies related to Asians.

Victoria College Craigdarroch Castle Alumni Association Bursary*

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A bursary of $500 is awarded to a full-time female student in a Master’s or Ph.D. program whose research is in Asian Studies or gender studies related to Asians.

Victoria Foundation Ruth Elina Carlson Entrance Bursary

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate students born in Canada who are entering the University of Victoria and who are studying in Fine Arts, Science, Humanities, Engineering, The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business or are taking pre-Medicine or economic courses.

Victoria Real Estate Board Bursary

Value: $1,000 | Number: 2

$1,000 awarded annually as a scholarship and $1,000 awarded annually as a bursary to students registered at the University of Victoria who are dependants of members of the Victoria Real Estate Board. Students registered at the University of Victoria who find that they must transfer to another university in order to complete their chosen program are eligible to apply for these awards.

Weber Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to continuing undergraduate students in Honours or Major Programs in the life sciences who best combine scholarship with financial need. Applicants need not be primarily registered in the Faculty of Science, but must submit an application which briefly describes their involvement in the study of life sciences. Awards will be made on the recommendation of the faculties in which the applicants are registered.

Wilf Sadler Memorial Bursary Fund*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary will be allocated annual to a needy student from the Greater Victoria area who is entering the University from the secondary school system. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate significant involvement in amateur sports.

Women in Development Graduate Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A bursary is awarded to a female international graduate student at the University of Victoria. Preference will be given to students from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Student Refugee Program Bursary

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are available to undergraduate students who were admitted to the University of Victoria with sponsorship from the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Student Refugee Program.

The recipients must be entering their second, third or fourth year of studies at the University of Victoria and must demonstrate financial need.

Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Maritime Forces Pacific Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria and who are dependents of Canadian Forces Members serving at Maritime Forces Pacific.

Youth Protecting Youth Bursary

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries totalling $1,000 are available to undergraduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria who are single mothers.

Department

Departmentally recommended bursaries are awarded through a recommendation by the student’s department.

Other bursaries

Bursaries marked with an asterisk (*) are administered by the University of Victoria Foundation.

UVIC Student Society Child Care Bursary

UVSS Child Care Bursaries are awarded to contributing UVSS Student members with demonstrated financial need based on British Columbia Student Assistance Program standards and child care costs. Eligible services may include: private daycare, UVIC child care and baby-sitting services.  Applications are available from our office.

Deadline 3 times per year: September 30, January 31 and May 31.

UVIC Graduate Student Society Child Care Bursary

GSs Child Care Bursaries are awarded to students with demonstrated financial need based on British Columbia Student Assistance Program standards and child care cost. Eligible service may include: private daycare, UVic child care and baby-sitting services. Applications are available from our office.  Deadline October 15.

Youth in Care Tuition Award

Up to five awards are given to students in their first undergraduate degree program. To be eligible for this award, students must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of British Columbia, who is living or has lived as a youth in care in British Columbia under one of the following conditions as defined by the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA):

  • a Continuing Custody Order pursuant to sections 41 (1) (d), 42.2 (4) (d) or (7) or 49 (4), (5) or 10 (a) of the Act for a minimum of one year
  • an Agreement with Youth pursuant to section 12.2 of the Act
  • a Transfer of Custody Order pursuant to section 54.1 of the Act

The award covers up to 8 terms of funding or the terms required for completion of a first degree, whichever comes first, to cover actual tuition costs (excluding mandatory fees). Students who transfer to UVic from a university or college to complete their first undergraduate degree and meet all eligibility criteria will be considered for the award. Applicants must submit the application form, including the Release of Information consent form required to confirm eligibility, to Student Awards and Financial Aid by the application deadline of June 30.

Application has closed for this year.

Emergency bursary funding

Application forms are only available after an appointment with a Financial Aid Officer in Student Awards & Financial Aid, Second Floor, University Centre.

Tuition assistance bursary

This fund was established by the Board of Governors in 1965, who at that time expressed concern that qualified students could not attend the University of Victoria because of serious financial difficulties. Specifically, the Board indicated:

  • that the fund is intended to assist students who are in serious financial difficulty;

  • that applicants be interviewed by an officer of the university;

  • that students should not normally expect to receive assistance unless they meet the need criteria established by the BC Student Loan Program. Where there are special circumstances, appropriate consideration will be given, and each case will be judged on its own merits.

UVic tuition assistance bursaries are awarded to students with exceptional financial need, and are intended to assist students completing their program; they are not intended for students commencing a UVic program. The recipient must be in good standing with UVic. A minimum sessional 2.0 GPA is required for undergraduate students.

First preference will be given to those students facing exceptional circumstances beyond their control. Applicants whose need is caused by their own negligence resulting in bankruptcy or default may have no claim against this fund. Where the amount of the assessed award is insignificant relative to the total funds needed, no award will be made.

Daniel Jacob Memorial Bursary

Through the initial generosity of the Alma Mater Society and the ongoing support of the University of Victoria Student's Society, a special fund has been established to commemorate Daniel Jacob, a student who died accidentally in November, 1981. The fund is open to all undergraduate students, regardless of citizenship, who have demonstrable financial need and who may otherwise be forced to postpone or discontinue the academic career.

Students' Society Student Crisis Fund

This fund is available to all undergraduate students, including international students, with preference given to students with dependents, who have demonstrated financial need.

Christopher E. Wilks Bursary Fund

This fund was established by Mr. Harry Wilks in memory of his beloved son, Christopher, who died accidentally in December, 1974. The purpose of the fund is to financially assist deserving students to pursue an academic career who otherwise may be forced to postpone or discontinue their studies. All undergraduate students attending the University of Victoria who can demonstrate need may apply for assistance. Should circumstances arise where more students apply for assistance than available funds will cover, the decision as to which students will receive assistance will be governed by the areas of study, with preference given to studies in the Humanities. If their financial circumstances continue to warrant such assistance, bursaries may be granted to the same students in subsequent years while attending the University of Victoria.