In-course scholarships and awards: application not required

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

GPA-based scholarships are awarded solely on academic excellence. No application is required. Student Awards and Financial Aid will determine the appropriate recipients. The recipients will recieve a notification by email in August.

Albert Hung Chao Hong Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of varying values 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.

Alexander and Helen Stafford MacCarthy Muir Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence to undergraduate students at the University of Victoria.

Anthony Gerard "Bud" Peetz Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students at the University of Victoria.

Brian Jackson and Denys Mailhiot Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate men studying in voice in the School of Music. Nomination will be made by the School of Music.

British Columbia 1958 Centennial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed at least one year at the University of Victoria and who is continuing University studies in the Province of British Columbia.

CFUW Victoria Anniversary Science Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a 3rd or 4th year academically outstanding woman student in an Honours or Major program in the Department of Physics and Astronomy or the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The scholarship celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first award given by Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Victoria in 1917.

Clara Evelyn Wilson Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria.

Distinguished Alumni Award Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student in an area of study designated by the Distinguished Alumni Award winner. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the designated Department.

Dr. Esme Foord Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students at the University of Victoria.

Edward J. Savannah Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship subscribed by his friends and former students, is awarded to students proceeding to third year science at the University of Victoria or elsewhere.

Frank and Margaret Gibbs Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to students continuing in the Faculties of Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Fine Arts and Education.

General Undergraduate Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria.

Hazel T. Knox Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded annually to deserving and promising students in an honours program and continuing into the third or fourth year at the University of Victoria. If funds permit, additional awards of a similar nature will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards.

Hildegard Anna Hayward Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students at the University of Victoria.

Howard Petch Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: 9

Nine scholarships are awarded to the students entering second, third, fourth or fifth year who achieve the highest academic standing in each of the Faculties of Business, Education, Engineering, Human and Social Development, Fine Arts, Law, Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences. The measure of academic standing will be grade point average on a full time course load (normally 12 units) taken in the preceding two academic terms. In the event of a tie, the scholarship will be shared. The amount of each scholarship will be $3,500 or the lesser amount required to place the recipient at a total amount of $5,000 (or a total amount of $10,000 for the Faculty of Law).

Islands West Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

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

J. Alan Baker Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a deserving and promising student in an Honours program who is continuing into third or fourth year at the University of Victoria.

Jarmila Vlast von Drak Thouvenelle Co-op Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate co-op students at the University of Victoria. Upon the recommendation of the Office of the Co-operative Education Programme, undergraduate student selection will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards and in the case of graduate students, selection will be made by the Graduate Admissions and Awards Committee.

Jess Wallace Munroe Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships will be awarded annually to students with high academic standing.

John and Myrtle Tilley Undergraduate Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria.

Mary Hannah Cooper Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a worthy and deserving student.

Matthew Cowan Annual Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a promising student with high academic standing. The winner must continue at the University of Victoria.

Melva J. Hanson Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students at the University of Victoria.

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Wyatt Price Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to students attending the University of Victoria. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards.

Nellie Gillespie Prize*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A prize is awarded to the student who upon graduation with a bachelor's degree stands at the head of the graduating class on the basis of the graduating average.

Pearson Family Africa Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

An award is given to an undergraduate student entering the second, third or fourth year of a program related to health, and who is sponsored by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Student Refugee Program to attend UVic. Preference for a student in one of: Biochemistry & Microbiology, Health Information Science, Nursing or Public Health and Social Policy.

Percy H. Elliott Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student of outstanding merit and promise in one specific field of study, who also has a high general academic standing and qualities of character indicating worthiness to hold the scholarship. The scholarship is awarded, upon the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Awards, to a student in the first or second year, proceeding immediately towards a degree.

Pratt-Short Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

Awarded annually to a student with broad interests completing second year.

President's Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in all faculties. Recipients must be registered in a total of 12 or more units of study in two academic terms in the 12 month period (May to April) immediately preceding the adjudication of awards. Students who complete one academic term of 6 or more units and a co-op, work experience, practicum or international exchange term in the previous 12 months period (May to April) will also be considered for this scholarship.

R.G, I.M. and Y.H.K. Carley Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded annually to a student with high academic standing.

Robert and Norah Wallace Commemorative Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 5

Five scholarships, one each in the Faculties of Education, Fine Arts, Human and Social Development, Humanities and Science, are awarded to outstanding students entering one of the final two years of undergraduate studies.

University of Victoria Alumni Association Undergraduate Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Scholarships are awarded to students entering one of the final two years of undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria. Students may receive this award only once.

UVic Excellence Renewable Scholarships

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50 or higher on the best 12 units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of the student’s full time study until completion of a first degree or for a maximum of four years, whichever is the shorter period.

A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience workterm will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50 or higher in the two terms.

*Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience/workterm, nor academic units for one or more terms may forfeit their scholarship.

University of Victoria Faculty Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Approximately 60 scholarships of $500 are awarded annually on the basis of academic standing. The fund for these awards was established by donations of University of Victoria faculty members and professional librarians.

University of Victoria Faculty Association Scholarship

Value: $700 | Number: 3

Three scholarships, of seven hundred dollars ($700) each, to be awarded annually to further the education of students of good academic standing.

Westad Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student completing first or second year and continuing University studies.

Woods Trust Scholarships*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Awarded to promising students at the University of Victoria who intend to pursue studies as undergraduates at the university or as postgraduate students at other universities or educational institutions or at any industrial or commercial concern engaged in the field of electrical engineering or in any allied field in the physical sciences.

Medals and Prizes are selected through department recommendations. Students are not required to apply for the medals and prizes listed in this section.

  • Convocation medals are presented at the June Convocation ceremonies. Students convocating in November are considered for medals for the following June Convocation.

  • Unless otherwise indicated, recipients are selected by the Senate Committee on Awards.

    Medals and prizes listed in this section are governed by the General Regulations for Scholarships, Medals and Prizes. Medals and prizes marked with an asterisk (*) are administered by the University of Victoria Foundation.

Andrew Rippin Award

Value: $250 | Number: Varies

A prize is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who has the best paper within the discipline of Islamic Studies at the annual MEICON-BC student conference in recognition of Dr. Andrew Rippin’s contributions to the field. The adjudication of the award will be made by members of MEICON-BC.

Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering Medal

Awarded to the student in the Faculty of Engineering, registered for a B.Eng. degree, in the Mechanical Engineering program, who stands at the head of the class on the basis of a grade point average calculated on the 30 units of 300 and 400 level course work yielding the highest average.

Department of Computer Science Graduation Medal*

A medal is awarded annually to the student with the highest graduating grade point average (GPA) in a major, honours or combined Computer Science degree program, unless that student is awarded the University of Victoria Jubilee Medal for Science. In this case the Department of Computer Science Graduation Medal is awarded to the student with the second highest GPA.

Governor General's Silver Medal

The Governor General’s Silver Medal is awarded annually to the candidate for a bachelor’s degree who stands at the head of the graduating class on the basis of graduating average.

IEEE Victoria Section Gold Medal in Computer Engineering

Awarded to the student with the highest graduating grade point average with a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering.

IEEE Victoria Section Gold Medal in Electrical Engineering

Awarded to the student with the highest graduating grade point average with a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering.

IEEE Victoria Section Gold Medal in Software Engineering

Awarded to the student with the highest graduating grade point average with a B.SENG. in Software Engineering.

Law Society Gold Medal and Prize

A gold medal, presented by the Law Society of British Columbia, will be awarded to the student obtaining the highest aggregate marks in the three years of study in the Faculty of Law. In addition, the Society will pay the student's Call and Admission Fee.

Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Award

An award will be granted annually by the B.C. Teachers' Federation to the student completing the final year of the Bachelor of Education Degree in secondary school teaching, and to the student completing the final year of the Bachelor of Education Degree in elementary school teaching, who, in the opinion of the Dean of the Faculty of Education, and the director of the division (secondary or elementary) concerned, is the outstanding student in the graduating class.

University of Victoria Jubilee Medal for Humanities

This medal is awarded to the student in the Faculty of Humanities registered for the B.A. or B.Sc. degree who stands at the head of the graduating class on the basis of the graduating average, unless that student is awarded the Governor General's Silver medal. In this case the University of Victoria Jubilee Medal for Humanities is awarded to the student who stands second in the graduating class on the basis of the graduating average. The award was established by the 1978 graduating class in recognition of the University's Jubilee year.

University of Victoria Jubilee Medal for Science

This medal is awarded to the student in the Faculty of Science registered for the B.Sc. degree who stands at the head of the graduating class on the basis of the graduating average, unless that student is awarded the Governor General's Silver medal. In this case the University of Victoria Jubilee Medal for Science is awarded to the student who stands second in the graduating class on the basis of the graduating average. The award was established by the 1978 graduating class in recognition of the University's Jubilee year.

University of Victoria Jubilee Medal for Social Sciences

This medal is awarded to the student in the Faculty of Social Sciences registered for the B.A. or B.Sc. degree who stands at the head of the graduating class on the basis of the graduating average, unless that student is awarded the Governor General's Silver medal. In this case the University of Victoria Jubilee Medal for Social Sciences is awarded to the student who stands second in the graduating class on the basis of the graduating average. The award was established by the 1978 graduating class in recognition of the University's Jubilee year.

Victoria Medal*

A silver medal will be awarded annually to the candidate in the Faculty of Fine Arts, registered for the BA, BFA or BMus degree, who stands at the head of the graduating class on the basis of the graduating average.