In-course scholarships and awards: application required

Application-required scholarships and awards require students to submit either a paper or online application as well as supporting documentation.

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

To be considered for the following scholarships and awards complete the in-course scholarship application, available through My Page.  The online application for students currently attending is open April 1-May 31.

Any supporting documentation required for the following on-line application must be submitted by email to incourse@uvic.ca or by mail

Nursing Students with January entry instead select the Canadian College and University Transfer Application for Entrance Scholarships.

Andrew Soles Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who are registered in a B.A. program at the University of Victoria, and who are or were a resident in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.

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, a Student and Ancillary Services representative and a British Columbia Paraplegic Association representative.

Chair in Transgender Studies Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Two or more $500 scholarships will be awarded to two academically outstanding undergraduate students entering third or fourth year and pursuing trans-related research in any field, including creative or performative activity. Priority will be given to students who self-identify as trans or non-binary and further preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Columbia Coast Mission Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to students in second, third, fourth or fifth year of a program leading to a first undergraduate degree. Preference will be given to students who have received all or part of elementary or secondary education while residing in the area served by the Columbia Coast Mission.

This area includes School Districts 46 (Sunshine Coast), 47 (Powell River), 71 (Comox Valley), 72 (Campbell River), 85 (Vancouver Island North), and Lasqueti Island in School District 69 (Qualicum).

David Harris Flaherty Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of at least $1,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in any discipline who can show how they have utilized library resources - be they print archival, music, multi-media, digital, etc. - for a class project, assignment or research paper. Eligible students must complete a 500 word essay explaining their use of library resources in an application. The University Librarian's Office will nominate the recipient.

Donald and Evelyn MacLean Scholarship

Value: $2,500 | Number: 1

An annual scholarship of $2,500 is awarded to an undergraduate female student raising a child (or children) as a single parent.

Dr. Valentine Guy Criswick Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who are proceeding to premedical studies at the year 3 or 4 level at the University of Victoria. Applicants must provide details of their plans for future medical school attendance on the application form.

Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate female students registered in pre-medicine disciplines, for example Biochemistry and Microbiology, Biology or Chemistry. Preference will be given to students who have stated an intention to continue on to medical school. Selection of the graduate recipients will be made by the Graduate Admissions and Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the appropriate departments. Selection of the undergraduate recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards.

Frank Hori Foundation Scholarship

Value: $5,000 | Number: 2

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. Graduate students must submit an application form to the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Graduate Studies, by May 31st.

Helen Rodney Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student who has graduated from the University of Victoria and who is proceeding to a graduate program in Library Science or a related discipline. This award is tenable at a Canadian university. Candidates must provide written evidence oftheir acceptance to an approved program.

Joyce Clearihue Undergraduate Co-op Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who completed a co-op term that involved the restoration and preservation of forests. Eligible students will have completed the work term in the academic year (May to April) prior to the disbursement of the scholarship. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Nominations will be made by the Office of the Director Co-operative Education and Careers Service.

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.

Lucy and Margaret Corbet Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed premedical studies at the University of Victoria and is proceeding to medical school in September. Selection of the winner will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards on the basis of sound academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. Candidates must provide written acceptance of their entry into an approved medical school.

Mrs. Annie Greskiw Scholarship in Pre-Medical Studies*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who are proceeding to premedical studies at the year 3 or 4 level at the University of Victoria. Applicants must provide details of their plans for future medical school attendance on the application form.

Professional Employees Association (PEA) Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding full or part-time undergraduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria with a GPA of at least 4.0 and who are UVic PEA members or their dependants. Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

Scholarship Beyond Boundaries*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate honours, major, or minor students in any faculty whose academic interests are interdisciplinary in nature. Applicants will submit a description of their interdisciplinary work (i.e. honours thesis, directed studies, interdisciplinary studies, etc.), as well as a letter of recommendation from a professor to support the applicant's ability to make connections between different academic disciplines and capacity for critical thinking.

Sharyl Yore Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to members of the University of Victoria Office, Technical and Child Care staff who hold a regular appointment, have completed their probationary period and are taking classes in order 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.  Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a student entering third year, who is a child or grandchild of an alumnus/alumna of the University of Victoria.

Note: an alumnus/alumna is a graduate of a UVic undergraduate, diploma or certificate program.

Tom Perry Award for Social Responsibility*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

Awarded annually to a student who has made an exceptional contribution to environmental or humanitarian causes in association with recognized charitable organizations.

Applicants must:

  • be enrolled in at least nine units of study at the University of Victoria during the year in which they apply, and must have achieved at least a B+ average in that year.
  • show evidence of financial need.
  • register in a post-secondary institution in the following year.

Applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted to Student Awards and Financial Aid by May 31 via the online application.

University Challenge Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships to be awarded from funds won on the CTV Television Program "University Challenge" by Victoria teams. The fund was started in 1971 by a team consisting of Glen Paruk, Robert McDougall, Denis Johnston and Bruce Izard, coached by Professor Alfred Loft. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards on the basis of outstanding service by the candidate to the community and/or the University and high academic standing.

Victoria Real Estate Board Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

$1,000 awarded as a scholarship to students registered at the University of Victoria who are dependants of members of the Victoria Real Estate Board. Students currently 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.