Scholarships for students with a disability

Students with a disability, including those who are on a reduced course load, are eligible to be considered for all scholarships as long as they meet academic and/or other award-specific criteria.

Students must identify themselves to the Entrance Scholarship Officer and In-Course Scholarship Officer by contacting  and must have disability documentation filed with the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL).

External Awards list, details and deadlines

Mattinson Scholarship Program for Student with Disabilities competition is now CLOSED.

Only one UVic student will be nominated to be put forward in the competition. 

UVIC deadline to apply is no later than 4 p.m. on April 21, 2017

Objective: To encourage Canadian students with permanent disabilities to pursue university studies with the ultimate objective of obtaining a first undergraduate degree.

Mattinson Scholarship Program for Student with Disabilities winners will be selected by Universities Canada (formerly AUCC) and will be notified in August 2017. Applicants not selected will not be notified.

Students must apply to be considered for the entrance scholarships below, which are based on marks and other criteria such as academic achievement and volunteer and community work. All UVic entrance scholarships require a minimum 85% admission average, unless otherwise specified in the terms of reference of the scholarship.

The scholarships below:

  • requires an online application via My Page submitted between February 15 - May 1, unless otherwise stated in the Terms of Awards.
  • are governed by the general regulations for scholarships, medals, and prizes.

More information is available on the Entrance Scholarship website.

L. and G. Butler Scholarship for the Disabled*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic performance to a disabled student attending the University of Victoria. The recipient may be a newly admitted or returning student.

Applications are required for in-course scholarships listed in this section. These scholarships are governed by the general regulations for scholarships, medals, and prizes. Scholarships marked with an asterisk (*) are administered by the University of Victoria Foundation.

  • Unless stated otherwise, the application must be made through completion of the in-course scholarship application on My Page.
  • The deadline, unless stated otherwise, is May 31.

British Columbia Paraplegic Association/Rotary Club of Victoria Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship will be awarded to a physically disabled student with permanent mobility impairments. Selection of the recipient will be made by a committee composed of a Senate Committee on Awards representative, Student Affairs representative and a British Columbia Paraplegic Association representative.

Dryden Scholarship for Students with a Disability

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student with a physical disability or a learning disability in an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Education on the basis of academic performance. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

L. and G. Butler Scholarship for the Disabled*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic performance to a disabled student attending the University of Victoria. The recipient may be a newly admitted or returning student.