UVic awards and fellowships

University of Victoria Graduate 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 $17,500 per year (master's) and $20,000 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 (3.0 units) for UVic Fellowship holders and at least part-time registration (1.5 units) for UVic Graduate Award holders
  • Full time registration for students who are registered with the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) is 1.5 units

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 in January of each year. Award recipients will be notified in February and invited to attend the Reach Awards Ceremony in the fall.

British Columbia Graduate Scholarships (BCGS)

A limited, one-time contribution of funds has been provided by The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training to support graduate students of high academic standing. With an emphasis on recruitment, these merit-based scholarships will be used to attract and award academically exceptional students enrolled in both research-based and professional graduate programs here at the University of Victoria. The annual value of each scholarship is $15,000.   

Eligibility

  • Canadian and Permanent Residents.
  • Master’s and Doctoral programs.
  • Minimum A- average on the last two years of course work. Meeting the minimum eligibility does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship.
  • Entering or returning students enrolled in research-intensive or professional programs with an emphasis on but not exclusive to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines.
  • Full-time registration.

Application 

You do not need to apply.

Departments that have received a BCGS allocation from The Faculty of Graduate Studies will select and nominate the strongest students for these scholarships.

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 this scholarship. 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.

The timelines and process for funding decisions differ for each academic unit. Contact your graduate adviser for information on how these decisions are handled in your academic unit.

Chair in Transgender Studies Research Scholarships

 

2019 Scholarship applications can be accessed and submitted starting Friday, February 1st, 2019.

Chair in Transgender Studies Master’s Degree Research Scholarship for Trans, Non-Binary, and Two-Spirit Students - Two or more $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to current or entering academically outstanding master’s degree students who self-identify as trans, non-binary, or Two-Spirit and who are pursuing research in any field, including creative or performative activity. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. Applications must be submitted to Yvonne Rondeau, Scholarship Officer, either by email scholoff@uvic.ca or in person to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University Centre Building Room A207, no later than 4 pm on March 31st. All applicants will be notified of the results.

Chair in Transgender Studies Doctoral Degree Research Scholarship for Trans, Non-binary, and Two-Spirit Students - One or more $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to current or entering academically outstanding doctoral degree students who self-identify as trans, non-binary, or Two-Spirit and who are pursuing research in any field, including creative or performative activity. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. Applications must be submitted to Yvonne Rondeau, Scholarship Officer, either by email scholoff@uvic.ca or in person to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University Centre Building Room A207, no later than 4 pm on March 31st. All applicants will be notified of the results.

Chair in Transgender Studies Master's Degree Research Scholarship - Two or more $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to current or entering academically outstanding master’s students pursuing trans-related research in any field, including creative or performative activity. Priority will be given to students who self-identify as trans, non-binary, or Two-Spirit and further preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. Applications must be submitted to Yvonne Rondeau, Scholarship Officer, either by email scholoff@uvic.ca or in person to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University Centre Building Room A207, no later than 4 pm on March 31st. All applicants will be notified of the results.

Chair in Transgender Studies Doctoral Degree Research Scholarship - One or more $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to current or entering academically outstanding doctoral degree students pursuing trans-related research in any field, including creative or performative activity. Priority will be given to students who self-identify as trans, non-binary, or Two-Spirit and further preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. Applications must be submitted to Yvonne Rondeau, Scholarship Officer, either by email scholoff@uvic.ca or in person to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University Centre Building Room A207, no later than 4 pm on March 31st. All applicants will be notified of the results.

See the Chair in Transgender Studies page to learn more.

Dean's Award for Indigenous Graduate Students

The Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Dean’s Award for Indigenous Graduate Students is an award to recognize and support academic excellence. The Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement and the Faculty of Graduate Studies have collaborated in the development of these awards for Indigenous students:

  • One (1) fellowship award of $15,000 for a Master’s level student
  • One (1) fellowship award of $15,000 for a Doctoral level student

Criteria:

  • Canadian Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) student
  • Registered in full-time graduate studies at the Master’s or Doctoral level during the entire 12 months of the award (May 2019-April 2020) (must provide proof of acceptance into a graduate program—whether you have already begun your program OR have just registered)
  • A first-class average (7.0/A- or higher); for new students, GPA will be based on the last 30 units of completed study; for current students it will be based cumulative GPA in your current graduate degree program.

Application Process:

To apply, complete and submit the application form along with the four supporting documents as outlined on the form. Complete applications must be submitted by March 01, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to: 

Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement

PO Box 1700 STN CSC   Victoria, BC   V8W 2Y2

Tel: (250) 472-5982 | Fax: (250) 472-4952 | E-mail: lenonet@uvic.ca

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

President's Research Scholarships

The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers President's Research Scholarships 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)

President's Research Scholarships are not available to students holding awards other than those listed above; the President's Research Scholarships are intended as a top-up to the above federal council scholarships.

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.

University of Victoria Graduate Donor Awards - No Application Required

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, and none of the awards listed below require an application. Awards are assigned based on nominations from eligible academic units. Donor awards requiring an application are listed in the following section.  

If you are chosen to receive a donor award you will be notified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies by email in early November. Payment details will be included in the email award notice.

Donor Awards List - No Application Required

  • Aboriginal Scholarship in Economics - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding Aboriginal graduate or undergraduate students in the Department of Economics. If there are no eligible graduate students then the scholarship will be awarded to Aboriginal undergraduate students in the Department of Economics. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee or the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of 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, approval will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music. In the case of a graduate student, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science in consultation with the Head, Division of Medical Sciences 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science and the Head, Division of Medical Sciences.
  • Ainsworth-Carter Scholarship - One or more scholarships will be awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering their third or fourth year or graduate students in the School of Music. Preference is given to students studying piano or violin. In the case of a graduate student, the recipients will be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee on the recommendation of the School of Environmental Studies.
  • The Ord and Linda Anderson Interdisciplinary Graduate Scholarship - An annual scholarship of at least $10,000 will be awarded to a highly qualified student registered in an interdisciplinary PhD program. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon nomination from the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards or the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • 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 – One or more scholarships may be awarded to outstanding students in the Master of Public Administration program completing the first year of the program. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.

  • 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. Approval of the recipients(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • Sarah Blackstone Scholarship in Theatre - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Theatre. Preference will be given to students with a Theatre History focus. Nomination will be made by the Department of Theatre. In the case of a graduate nominee, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Theatre.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be awarded by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
  • 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 Academic and Community Engagement (IACE) and must be submitted to that office by July 15th. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee, upon the recommendation of IACE.
  • 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.
  • Ian Cameron Scholarship in Educational Measurement & Evaluation - A scholarship is awarded to a graduate student with outstanding academic achievement in the area of educational measurement and evaluation. The recipient will be enrolled in a graduate program in Educational Psychology and conducting thesis or dissertation research in the field of educational measurement, assessment and evaluation. The scholarship will be granted to a student whose thesis or dissertation investigates more efficient ways of measuring student achievement and who has the highest grade point average. If two applicants are tied, the student with the highest grades in measurement-related courses will be selected. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies.
  • 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, approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education. In the case of a graduate student, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
  • The Hugh Campbell and Marion Alice Small Graduate Scholarship for Scottish Studies - One or more scholarships will be  awarded to graduate students involved in any aspect of Scottish Studies in the MA or PhD level. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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 Federation of University Women Victoria Margaret Lowe Memorial Scholarship - One or more awards, to a maximum of $5,000 each, funded by the University Women's Club of Victoria, will be made annually to a woman student entering the Master of Business Adminstration Program. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Gustavson School of Business.
  • Canet Foundation Scholarship – One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in the School of Child and Youth Care who are conducting research that benefits children, youth and families. Students working in early years settings, youth services, mental health and/or family support programs are eligible. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Child and Youth Care.

  • CAPP Public Engagement Scholarship  - Four scholarships of $5,000 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. Students must have at least two full academic terms remaining in their program of studies at the time of application for the award (i.e. be registered in course work, project or thesis, or co-op up to April of the following year). Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.

  • Cassels Shaw Graduate Fellowship- One or more fellowships each year will be awarded to an outstanding graduate student, entering or continuing in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The recipient will be selected on the basis of high academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. Students must be nominated by their academic department, and complete a budget assessment form. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • Henry, Annie and Harry Cathcart Award -

    One or more awards are given to graduate or undergraduate students in the School of Music. Preference will be given to students in descending order of priority:

    a) entering undergraduate or graduate students

    b) undergraduate or graduate students entering their second or third year of study

    Approval of the recipients will be made by either the Senate Committee on Awards or the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee, upon the recommendation of the School of Music.

  • Commander Peter Chance MASC Graduate Fellowship - An annual fellowship of up to $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. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee.
  • Neena Chappell Scholarship - A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student doing research on aging. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Director of the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health.
  • Sandra Ann Chisholm MacLean Aitken Graduate Award - One or more awards are given to Indigenous women graduate students in the School of Environmental Studies. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Environmental Studies.
  • Dr. David Chuenyan Lai Scholarship - A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student doing research on aging and whose graduate thesis chair is a research affiliate of the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH). Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Director of the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health after consultation with IALH researchers.
  • 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee 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 $1,500 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards or the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of History or the Department of Political Science.
  • Joyce Clearihue Graduate Co-op Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to graduate 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 (September to August) prior to the disbursement of the scholarship. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee.
  • Kathleen G. Collis Art Therapy Scholarship – One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in the Faculty of Fine Arts with an interest in phenomenological approaches or other forms of community engaged creative activity that contributes to the field of art therapy. Preference will be given to a student from the Department of Visual Arts. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Dean of Fine Arts upon recommendation from the individual departments.

  • Dr. David Cook Memorial Scholarship - A scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the School of Music who shows potential 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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 (minimum 1.5 units) undergraduate and graduate students taking courses pertaining program evaluation, performance measurement and performance management. Students eligible for thsi 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, approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • Greig Cosier Memorial Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in the Department of Biology or the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology who are recognized for conscientious effort to their own studies as well as formally or informally mentoring other students. Candidates must be nominated by their academic supervisor, or a current or recent instructor. Nominations must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation citing examples which demonstrate how the student meets the eligibility criteria. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Biology or the Department of Biochemistry or Microbiology.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Human and Social Development.
  • Kelly Curtis Award - An award will be given 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Linguistics.
  • Davison Graduate Award in Russian and Slavic Studies - At least one award of a minimum $1,500 is awarded to graduate students in the Slavic Studies Graduate Program. Preference will be given, in descending order of priority, to students who are:
    a) travelling to Russia, or the countries of the former Soviet Union to do research
    b) travelling to an academic conference to present a research paper
  • Murray Dawson Fellowship in Humanities - One fellowship is awarded to an academically outstanding student entering or enrolled in any graduate program in Humanities. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee, on the recommendation of the Associate Dean, Research.
  • Maximilian De Boer Graduate Student Award - A scholarship 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • The Maureen De Burgh Memorial Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to graduate students of high academic standing working in the field of marine biology. The award is to be made on the recommendation of the Department of Biology to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee.
  • Nora and Mark de Goutiere 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • 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, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Law.
  • 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. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Greek and Roman Studies.
  • Dr. Jean Downie Dey Memorial Award - One or more awards are given to graduate students in the Faculty of Education to travel within Canada or internationally to attend or present at a conference, workshop or other related travel to support their studies. Preference will be given to a student pursuing language and literacy or early childhood education. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee.
  • Dr. Elisabeth Dixon Scholarship in Chemistry – One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding women enrolled as Masters or PhD students in the Department of Chemistry. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Chemistry.

  • L.E. Frances Druce Award in Science - One or more awards are given to women graduate students in the Faculty of Science. Preference is for students with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Science.
  • L.E. Frances Druce Scholarship in Music - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding full-time undergraduate or graduate students entering the School of Music. Preference will be given to women students. Approval of the recipients will be made by Student Awards and Financial Aid or the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • L.E. Frances Druce Student Travel Award - One or more awards are made to academically outstanding full-time undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Music for the enhancement of the student learning experience through travel, in support of research/creative activity and may include field schools, exhibitions, performances or presentations.  Preference will be given to women students. Approval of the recipients will be made by Student Awards and Financial Aid or the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • L.E. Frances Druce Collaborative Piano Prize - One or more prizes are awarded to academically outstanding full-time undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Music. The prize is intended to enhance student learning by providing the financial support to work with a professional collaborative pianist.  Preference will be given to women students. The approval of the recipients will be made by Student Awards and Financial Aid or the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics.
  • Ian Evans Graduate Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding entering or continuing graduate students.
  • Sinclair Farris Award - One or more award(s) of at least $400 are made to undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of 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 Service (Environment Canada) for 38 years, specializing in microtechnique. Approval is made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Biology in the case of an undergraduate student and by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee in the case of a graduate student.
  • W. Gordon Fields Memorial Fellowship - One or more awards are given to graduate students in Marine Biology who already hold a major fellowship and who have shown an aptitude for teaching. If no candidates are eligible for a fellowship or NSERC scholarship, one or more scholarships of at least $1000 are awarded.
  • Edra Ferguson Graduate Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Greek and Roman Studies.
  • Robert W. Ford Graduate Scholarships - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students at the University of Victoria. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee.
  • Eric Forster Graduate Scholarship - A scholarship is awarded to a graduate student doing thesis research on subatomic physics. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee on the recommendation of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
  • Senator Eugene Forsey Scholarship - A scholarship of $1,500 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. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • 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, approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards and in the case of a graduate award, approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee, both upon 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee on the recommendation of the Department of Geography.
  • Louise Fothergill-Payne Memorial Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to students registered in a graduate program in Hispanic literatures of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, who, in the opinion of the department, show the most academic promise and submit a research project that, in its judgement, will lead to the publication of the students 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies.
  • Peter Fothergill-Payne Travelling Scholarship – One or more scholarships are awarded to students registered in the regular graduate program of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies who show academic promise and submit a research project that, in the opinion of the department, requires travel for its successful completion. The award must be used to this end and may be awarded to the same student on more than one occassion. In the case of candidates of equal merit, preference will be given to the project nearer completion. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies.
  • David and Geoffrey Fox Graduate Fellowship - One or more awards are given to graduate students in either the Department of Greek and Roman Studies or the Faculty of Science. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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.
  • 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. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Psychology.
  • Museum Studies Award in Memory of Dr. Daniel Gallacher - One or more awards, at a minimum of $1,000 each, are awarded to graduate students in the Public History M.A. Program working with museums on curatorial issues and exhibits. Preference is for students working with new technologies or new approaches to museum studies. A student may not receive the award more than once. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Award Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of History.
  • Elaine Gallagher Award - One or more travel awards are given to outstanding graduate students doing research on aging who are presenting a paper or poster at a conference on aging. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Director of the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health.
  • Noel & Margaret Gantly Scholarship - A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate student studying elementary or secondary music education in the School of Music. Approval of the undergraduate recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music. Approval of the graduate recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Gender Studies Graduate Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Department of Gender Studies. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Gender Studies.
  • Germanic Studies Graduate Scholarship - One or two scholarships will be offered to students registered in a graduate program in Germanic Studies. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies.
  • 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.  Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee on the recommendation of the Dean of the relevant faculty.
  • Sheila and John Hackett Research Travel Awards – One or more awards are given to outstanding graduate students in English, French, Greek & Roman Studies and/or History or outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Fine Arts who are travelling to the European Union and/or the United Kingdom for research purposes. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee in consultation with the Arthritis Society.
  • Robert Hagedorn Graduate Scholarship - An award will be given to a Sociology student who has completed at least the first year of the graduate program, including a concentration on quantitative skills, and who has an approved thesis proposal involving a quantitative examination of sociological relevance. Evaluation will focus on the student's entire program study. More specifically, students should be able to demonstrate that they can employ a quantitative approach in sociological research that can be replicated. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Sociology.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee.
  • VNHS Alice M. Hay Scholarship - An award of $1,000 is given to a graduate student in biology who is specializing in the area of species and/or habitat conservation. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee in consultation with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
  • One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in English Literature. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of English.
  • Edythe Hembroff-SchleicherScholarships - 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. Approval of the graduate recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the appropriate departments. Approval of the undergraduate students will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards. Application forms for undergraduate students are available from the Office of the Administrative Registrar and must be submitted no later than April 30th.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee, upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.
  • Diana and Martin Hocking Graduate Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to Master's or Doctoral students with an undergraduate degree in the physical or biological sciences or engineering who are pursuing a degree in the Department of Geography in the Faculty of Social Sciences, or the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (SEOS) in the Faculty of Science and who have been endorsed by their academic supervisor. Students in a combined program or interdisciplinary program with one of the above may be considered. Approval of recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon recommendations of the Department of Geography and/or the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences.

    Preference will be given to:
    a) Students whose research is of potential application in Africa or South Asia
    b) A student who has demonstrated commitment to ongoing voluntary service in the community
    c) All other criteria being equal, preference will be given to an applicant in Geography
  • 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, approval will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music. In the case of a graduate student, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Humanities Graduate Entrance Scholarship - One or more scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding students entering any graduate program in the Humanities. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Associate Dean-Research of Humanities.
  • 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.
  • Hoy Sun Benevolent Association Scholarship - A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding graduate student in a Master's or PhD degree program in the Department of Geography whose research work is related to China. If no Geography student is eligible for the scholarship, the scholarship may be awarded to a graduate student in a Master's or PhD program in the Department of History whose research is in Chinese studies. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Geography or the Department of History.
  • Mary Marjorie Horan Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding entering or continuing students in an undergraduate or graduate program in the School of Music. Approval of the recipients will be made by Student Awards and Financial Aid or the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • 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.
  • Mohamed and Prabha Ibrahim Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry - One or more scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in Chemistry. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Chemistry.
  • 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.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient 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, approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.
  • Rita Irwin Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Education specializing in Art Education. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee, upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
  • I-witness Field School Travel Award - All registered undergraduate or graduate students in the bi-annual I-witness Field School will receive a travel award to assist with the field school program and travel costs. Award amounts will be determined by the director of the I-witness Field School based on available funding.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts.
  • 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, approval will be made by the Senate Committee on awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education. In the case of a graduate student, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
  • Dr. Lorene Kennedy Graduate Award - One or more awards are given to graduate students doing a MSc, MA, PhD or Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Environmental Studies with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Environmental Studies.

  • Dr. Lorene Kennedy Environmental Studies Graduate Award - One or more awards are given to graduate students doing a MSc, MA, PhD or Interdisciplinary PhD program in Environmental Studies with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Environmental Studies.

  • Lorene Kennedy Graduate Student Field Research Award - One or more awards are given to offset additional costs required for field research conducted as part of a graduate degree in the School of Environmental Studies (SES). Examples of additional costs include but are not limited to travel and accommodation expenses, equipment purchase and training, sample treatment and processing, and the Wilderness First Aid course. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Environmental Studies.
  • 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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  - 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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 Early Women's Writing – One or two scholarships of at least $1,000 are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Department of English who are either entering or continuing in the program and who are doing research in women’s writing from 1660 to 1914, with preference given to students researching in the area of the Restoration period or the eighteenth century. Nomination of the recipients will be made by the English Department’s Graduate Committee upon the recommendation of the graduate advisor.
  • Kutzschan Graduate Scholarship in Forest Biology - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students who study forest biology. Approval of recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee, upon the recommendation of the Centre for Forest Biology.
  • Kutzschan Graduate Scholarship in Music - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in the School of Music. Approval of recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee, upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Kutzschan Graduate Scholarship in Philosophy - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in the Department of Philosophy. Approval of recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee, upon the recommendation of the Department of Philosophy.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Geography.
  • Langford-Seaborne Scholarship - A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an Indigenous graduate student in the School of Public Administration. If there is no eligible student, an Indigenous undergraduate student in the Indigenous Community Development and Governance Diploma in the School of Public Administration may receive the scholarship. Graduate recipients will be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee and undergraduate recipients will be approved by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • Dr. Arne H. Lane Graduate Fellowships in Marine Sciences - Two or more fellowships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in marine sciences. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Science.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Sociology.
  • 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
  • The 1990 Learned Societies Scholarship - A scholarship will be awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in the Department of History's graduate program. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of History.
  • Amelia Leith Memorial Fellowship - 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.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Health and Social Policy.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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 students conducting research on Alzheimer's and dementia in the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH). Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Director of the IALH.
  • Stephen and Eunice Lowe Scholarship for the Study of the History of Chinese Art - One or more scholarships are awarded to either academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students studying Asian Art in the Department of Art History & Visual Studies. Preference will be given to students studying the history of Chinese Art.
  • Ana and Peter Lowens Scholarship in Victorian Literature - A scholarship of at least $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding graduate student conducting research in nineteenth-century studies, with preference given to students whose research focuses on the Victorian era and includes use of materials in the University of Victoria Libraries' Special Collections. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee on the recommendation of the Department of English.

  • Sam and June Macey Graduate Scholarship in English or History - A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student entering a first year Masters program in English or History. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student entering a first year Master of Business Administration program. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Business.
  • Roderick MacIsaac Graduate Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically oustanding Ph.D. students pursuing knowledge related to public administration, health research, and/or statistical or quantitative analysis. Preference will be given to students with a focus on public administration who: are Canadian citizens or permanent residents who intend to build a career in Canada; can demonstrate financial need; are at least 35 years of age.
  • Jessie H. Mantle Fellowship in Nursing - A fellowship of $5,000 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the School of Nursing who is employed in, studying or researching the area of gerontological clinical nursing practice. The work should be directly applicable to the care of older adults (usually defined as 65+ years) and have the potential to affirm or improve direct care. The recipient must demonstrate a commitment to the field of gerontological nursing practice by submitting an application statement detailing what the student is doing to improve clinical practice in gerontological nursing (e.g. presenting research at conferences, publishing articles, serving in leadership roles in geriatric practice, conducting research to inform clinical practice). Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.
  • 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 scholarship, approval of the recipients is made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music. In the case of a graduate scholarship, approval of the recipient is made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of English.
  • The Martlet Chapter IODE Graduate Scholarship for Women -A scholarship will be awarded to an academically outstanding woman student entering the second year of a master’s program.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Psychology.
  • MBA Leadership/Citizenship Award - One or more awards of at least $1,500 will be awarded to students who have made exceptional contributions to the educational experience of their classmates and/or to the Gustavson School of Business and the MBA program through outstanding, beyond-the-call-of-duty activities, involvement or leadership. Recipients must have completed the foundation module and be in good academic standing. Students may self-nominate, or be nominated by other students, faculty and staff. Applications must be accepted by the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School by October 31st. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the MBA Awards Committee Gill Graduate School, Gustavson School of Business. The awards can be given to students who have recently completed their degree.

  • MBA Pay-it-forward Award - One or more awards of at least $1,200 each are awarded to students who are in good academic standing in their final year of the MBA program in the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School in the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. This award is to recognize students who facilitate and promote a welcoming and positive learning environment for all MBA students. Students may self-nominate, or be nominated by other students, faculty and staff. Applications must be accepted by the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School by October 31st. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the MBA Awards Committee Gill Graduate School, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. The awards can be given to students who have recently completed their degree.

  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Chemistry Graduate Admissions and Awards Committee in the Department of Chemistry.
  • Olive, Mary and Claude McGregor Scholarships in Music - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding entering or continuing undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Music. Preference will be given to a citizen of the United States of America. Approval of the undergraduate recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music. In the case of graduate students, approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Theatre.
  • Anne McLaughlin Legacy Scholarship in Education - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Education.
  • Anne McLaughlin Graduate Scholarship in Applied Theatre – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students working on their degree in applied theatre. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Theatre.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
  • Dr. Ian and Joyce McTaggart-Cowan Scholarship in Environmental Studies - Two of Two* scholarships will be awarded to graduate students in the School of Environmental Studies who are focusing on Endangered Species Recovery and/or Ecological Restoration. Preference will be given to students whose work is interdisciplinary; assists conservation in British Columbia; has a strong field component; and is focused on the conservation of animals. Approval of these recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Environmental Studies. (* Equally ranked)
  • M.C. Melburn Award - 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.
  • M.A. Micklewright Award - An award is given out every other year to the full-time graduate student with the highest grade point average and who has completed all their course requirements in the Department of Geography. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Geography.
  • 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). Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee.
  • James A. Mossey (SM) Award - One Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student who is in good academic standing entering their final year of the MBA program (either full- or part-time) in the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. Students may be nominated by other students, faculty and staff, or may apply for this award on their own behalf.
  • Alexander and Helen Stafford MacCarthy Muir Graduate Scholarship – One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students at the University of Victoria. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee.
  • David F. Norton and Mary J. Norton Indigenous Leadership Fellowship - One or more fellowships, of at least $5,000 each, are awarded to First Nations, Metis or Inuit PhD students in the Faculty of Human and Social Development in the latter stages of thesis or dissertation preparation. Students may receive this fellowship more than once. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee on the recommendation of the Faculty of Human and Social Development.
  • Roger Odlum Scholarship in Law – One or more scholarships are awarded to graduate students in the Faculty of Law who have, by their actions, demonstrated a practical commitment to creating a more ethical society, increasing civic responsibility, and developing a more civil, harmonious society. A first class GPA is not required for this scholarship. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Law.
  • Geoffrey and Alix O'Grady Scholarship in Linguistics - One or more scholarships are awarded to graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and promise as researchers in the Department of Linguistics. Preference will be given to students entering the second year of a graduate program in Linguistics. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee on the recommendation of the Department of Linguistics.
  • John Peter Oleson Scholarship in Greek and Roman Studies - 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, approval 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, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Greek and Roman Studies.
  • 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. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Graduate Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
  • Gilbert and Marie Alice Peart Scholarship in Music - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students entering or continuing in the School of Music.
  • Dr. Robert Michael Peet Graduate Scholarship - A scholarship of up to $2,500 is awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, whose focus of study is in the area of clinical neuropsychology. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Psychology.
  • G. Neil Perry Award in Public Administration - One or more awards will be given to students whose Administration 598 report is judged to be the best. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • Tom Perry Award for Social Responsibility - An award is 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. Applicants must also show evidence of financial need. The recipient must register in a post-secondary institution in the following year.
  • Howard E. Petch Research Scholarship - Seven (7) Howard E. Petch Research Scholarships and one (1)  David F. Strong Research Scholarship of $7500 each will be awarded to graduate students who currently hold a University of Victoria Fellowship valued between $15,000 and $20,000 or a Canadian federal research council award valued between $17,500 and $35,000. These awards are tenable for one year only. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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 Graduate Scholarship for Research in Environmental and Resource Economics - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding Master's or Doctoral students who are pursuing a thesis or extended essay in environmental and resource economics.
  • Phillips, Hager and North Prize in Research Excellence in Environmental and Resource Economics - One or more prizes are awarded to MA or PhD students who have completed the best qualifying research projects. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics.
  • Phoenix Theatre Graduate Student Travel Award - One or more awards will be given to graduate students in the Department of Theatre to enhance their learning experiences through field schools, exhibitions, auditions, performances or conferences. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee, upon the recommendation of the Department of Theatre.
  • Helen Pitt Fine Arts Scholarship - A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding Visual Arts graduate student with an emphasis in painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing or photography. Preference will be given to students from Vernon, BC.
  • 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Chemistry Graduate Studies Committee in the Department of Chemistry.
  • Henry Poulton Fund - One or more scholarships will be given to highly qualified graduate students in the Department of Economics. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics.
  • Elizabeth (Betty) Valentine Prangnell Scholarship - A scholarship will be awarded to two academically outstanding undergraduate Indigenous students of different genders majoring in Visual Arts. Preference will be given to students with an interest in indigenous visual art. If there are not two eligible undergraduate students, then a graduate student of a different gender than the undergraduate student recipient may receive the scholarship. In the case of a graduate student, approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Visual Arts department.
  • 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Business.
  • The School of Public Administration Scholarships - An amount of $100 will be awarded annually to highly qualified candidates in the School of Public Administration. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • 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. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Fine Arts.
  • Avis Rasmussen Award - One or more awards are given to mature graduate students (students who have been out of school for four years) in the Department of Visual Arts who focus on painting, drawing or print-making. For graduate students, preference is for entering students. If there are no graduate students who are eligible then one or more awards are given to undergraduate students aged 23 or over in the Department of Visual Arts with a focus on painting, drawing or print-making. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by either the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee or the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Visual 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Andrew Rippin Award - 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. Participants at the conference who are not currently students (e.g., recent graduates, individuals who are between degrees, etc.) may also be eligible. The adjudication of the award will be made by members of MEICON BC.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Business.
  • Ritchie Foundation MBA Endowment Award – One or more travel awards will be given to outstanding graduate students in the MBA program for exchanges, international integrated management exercises or additional academic activities through the MBA Program (e.g. MBA Games, Rock the Case Competition Circuit, etc.). Approval of recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Theatre.
  • Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholar in Art as a Source of Knowledge Fellowship - An award of $30,000 is given to a doctoral student in the field of Modern and Contemporary Art History. If there are no eligible candidates in this field, only outstanding doctoral candidates (excellent PhD proposal, high GPA) in other areas of Art History Visual Studies will be considered. The award will be renewable for up to an additional 3 years providing the student maintains a first class GPA and is, in the opinion of the academic unit, making good progress to their degree. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Art History & Visual Studies Department.
  • Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholar in Art as a Source of Knowledge Travel Award - The Award is to cover travel, food and accommodation costs (the "Forum Costs") for the recipient of the Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholar in Arts as a Source of Knowledge Fellowship and two or more undergraduate or graduate students to attend the Company of Ideas Forum (the "Forum") which is conducted annually by the Jeffrey Rubinoff Foundation at the Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park (JRSP). Recipients will be chosen from the Department of Art History and Visual Studies. If no eligible undergraduate or graduate students are available in a given year, recipients may be chosen from the Department of Visual Arts.

  • 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, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon recommendation from the School of Music.
  • 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. In the case of an undergraduate nominee, approval is made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music; and in the case of a graduate nominee approval is made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the appropriate departments.
  • Henriette Ann Schmidt Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Art History & Visual Studies specializing in Indigenous arts with preference given to students studying Pre-Columbian art. In the event that there are insufficient candidates who meet the criteria above, scholarships will be awarded to other academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Art History & Visual Studies. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards or the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Art History & Visual Studies.
  • The School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Scholarship - A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding M.Ed. or M.A. physical education student. The award will normally be given to a second year graduate student and will be based on the student's active involvement with the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education during the preceding year. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education.
  • School of Music Women's Choral Scholarship- A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate woman student enrolled in the University Women’s Choir, the UVic Chamber Singers or the UVic Chorus who is pursuing a major in music. Preference will be given to music education students. Approval of the recipient will be made by Student Awards and Financial Aid or the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Child and Youth Care. 
  • W.R. 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Geography.
  • The Agnes and William 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee of the upon the recommendation of the School of Child and Youth Care.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Award Committee on 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.
  • Dr. Ian Stuart Memorial PhD Award - One award of $7,650 is given to an entering or continuing student in the PhD program at the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business who has a dependent child or children and can demonstrate financial need. Applications must be submitted by March 31 to the Dean’s Office of the Gustavson School of Business. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Gustavson School of Business. This award is to be given in addition to the PhD stipend provided by the School of Business.

  • Robin & Sylvia Skelton Scholarship - An annual scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding graduate student in the Department of Writing who has demonstrated creative achievements and has participated in extra-curricular activity within the arts community. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Writing.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Jimmy Spencer Memorial Award - One or more awards are given to a graduate student in the UVic Concussion Lab doing research relating to 3D Motion Object Tracking (3D-MOT): A Tool for Cognitive Recovery Post-Concussion. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Director of the Concussion Lab at the University of Victoria.
  • SpiritBear Foundation Scholarship in the School of Child and Youth Care - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students in the School of Child and Youth Care who are conducting research that benefits children, youth and families. Students working in early years settings, youth services, mental health and/or family support programs are eligible. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Child and Youth Care.
  • John and Julia 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, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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.
  • The Stephens Family Graduate Research Award in Organic and Sustainable Food Systems - Two scholarships of $10,000 will be awarded to outstanding UVic graduate students in the Faculty of Social Sciences pursuing novel research in the areas of organic food, sustainable food systems, community and agricultural development, food security, or environmental stewardship in agriculture. Accepted research areas include: organic foods, sustainable food systems, community and agricultural development, food security, or environmental stewardship in agriculture. Excluded research areas include climate change denials, GMO research, seafood, animal husbandry or ethnobotany without agricultural applications. This award may not be awarded to the same student more than once. Approval of recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee, upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Social Sciences Awards and Recognition Committee.
  • 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. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Graduate Advisor, Department of Psychological Foundations in Education.
  • David F. Strong Research Scholarship - Seven (7) Howard E. Petch Research Scholarships and one (1)  David F. Strong Research Scholarship of $7500 each will be awarded to graduate students who currently hold a University of Victoria Fellowship valued between $15,000 and $20,000 or a Canadian federal research council award valued between $17,500 and $35,000. These awards are tenable for one year only. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies.
  • 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, approval 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, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • E & S Theatre Scholarship - Two $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually to academically outstanding graduate students in the Department of Theatre. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Theatre.
  • Theatre Retirees' Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Theatre in any specialization. Nomination will be made by the Department of Theatre. In the case of graduate nominee(s), approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Theatre.
  • Harold and Myra 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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, approval will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards and in the case of graduate students, approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Office of the Co-operative Education Program.
  • John and Myrtle Tilley Graduate Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee.
  • Tsi'Tsu'Wu'Tul Award - A $500 award is given to a graduating undergraduate or graduate Indigenous student who has overcome significant obstacles. The award is given out in both June and November and recipients will be honoured at the Indigenous Recognition Ceremonies. Recipients will be nominated by the Office of Indigenous Affairs.
  • David H. Turpin Research Scholarship - A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student at the University of Victoria. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee.
  • University of Victoria Alumni Association Graduate Award - An additional grant of $2,000 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee based on recommendations from departments.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • 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. Approval of recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee on 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. Approval of recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee on 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • 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. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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 scholarship, approval of the recipient is made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Victoria Chinatown Lioness Club Graduate Award - One or more awards are given to women students in a Master’s or PhD program, including by special arrangement (SPARR), in either the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies or the Department of Gender Studies whose research focuses on peoples of the Asian-Pacific region. Preference is for students with demonstrated financial need.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of History.
  • The Dr. E. and Mrs. M. Von Rudloff Award - One or more awards of $750 or more are awarded to continuing graduate students with high academic standing in chemistry and 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.). Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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.
  • Tamara Vrooman Women's Leadership Award - One award of $1,000 is given to the woman student with the highest GPA in the Master of Public Administration Program.
  • Donald Wagg Graduate Scholarships - One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee.
  • 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Studies 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.
  • Claire Watson Fellowship - Up to four fellowships in the range of $10,000-$15,000 are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students entering the School of Music. Preference will be given to students entering the Master in Music Performance – Emphasis in String Quartet program. The fellowship may be renewed for a second year if an outstanding GPA is maintained. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Roy E.L. Watson Graduate Scholarship - A scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student in the graduate program in sociology. Approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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.
  • Betty & Eric Whitley Scholarship - A scholarship is awarded, on a rotating basis, to the top graduate student in the School of Nursing, School of Public Health and Division of Medical Sciences. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing, or the School of Public Health or the Division of Medical Sciences.
  • Hart Will Graduate Fellowship in Indigenous Governance & Leadership – One or more fellowships are awarded to academically outstanding Indigenous graduate students in the School of Indigenous Governance. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Indigenous Governance Program

  • 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. Approval of the recipient of an undergraduate award is made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music. Approval of the recipient of a graduate award is made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Norma M. Wilson Graduate Scholarship - Through the generosity of the late Norma M. Wilson, several scholarships are available to full-time graduate students in the Department of Psychology with the greatest need in the term of application. Detailed terms of reference and application forms are available from the Department of Psychology.
  • 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, approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies. If an undergraduate award, approval 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Social Work.
  • William Wowchuk Memorial Graduate Scholarship –One or more scholarships are awarded to PhD or MSc level outstanding students in the Department of Biology whose thesis work is in the area of cell biology. Approval of the recipients are made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee based on 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Science.
  • The May Yuen Memorial Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to graduate students in a master's or PhD program and whose research is related to China or Overseas Chinese. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.
  • Peter Zachary Graduate Scholarship in Ukrainian Studies - One or more awards are given to academically outstanding graduate students in the Slavic-Studies stream in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies whose research focuses on the Ukrainian language or culture. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee on the recommendation of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. Part-time students are eligible for this award.

  • Jane Zhu MBA Cross-cultural Integration Award  - Two awards of $1000 are awarded to two students in their final year of the MBA program in the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. The purpose of this award is to recognize students who encourage and promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding, and bring together and help facilitate the integration and socialization of domestic and international students throughout the MBA program. One award will be given to an international student (visa or permanent residence) and one award will be given to a student who is a Canadian citizen. Students may self-nominate or be nominated by other students, faculty and staff via a video entry. Entries must be accepted by the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School by October 31st. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the MBA Awards Committee Gill Graduate School, Peter B. Gustavson school of Business.

University of Victoria Graduate Donor Awards Requiring an Application

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 and all awards listed in this section require an application.  Application details, deadlines and eligibility criteria are all listed in the award description. 

If you are chosen to receive a donor award you will be notified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies by email in early November (some awards may be assigned in spring and notices sent then). Payment details will be included in the email award notice.

Donor Award List - Application Required

  • Annual Giving Student Scholarship - A scholarship of $1000 is awarded to an academically outstanding 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. In the case of a graduate student scholarship, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon recommendation of the Annual Giving Office. In the case of an undergraduate student scholarship, approval will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Annual Giving Office.
  • ÁTOL,ÁNW̱: A Season of Just and Fair Treatment Award - One or more awards are given to Canadian Indigenous undergraduate or graduate students. Students must submit a one-page summary of how their program of study relates to social justice or racism. Preference will be given to students with community or leadership involvement. Approval of the undergraduate recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards and approval of the graduate recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE).

  • Richard and Margaret Beck Student Research Travel Award - One award of up to $6,000 is given to an undergraduate or graduate student in Humanities, Social Sciences or Fine Arts to travel to Iceland for the purpose of research or course work related to Icelandic language and literature. Preference will be given to applicants who have already completed a course or are undertaking a significant research project that is related to Icelandic language and literature. If no eligible applicants apply from the Humanities or Social Sciences or Fine Arts, the award may be given to an undergraduate or graduate student in any faculty. Applications must be submitted to the Dean of Humanities by December 15th. In the case of an undergraduate award, approval will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Associate Dean Academic of Humanities. In the case of a graduate award, approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Associate Dean Research of Humanities.
  • Roger J. Bishop Writing Prize – One prize will be awarded to either an undergraduate or graduate student who is the author of the best piece of original creative work (play, poetry, short story or novel) submitted to the Roger J. Bishop Writing Competition. Graduate students must have a minimum GPA of 6.0. Submissions must be handed in to the Department of Writing by September 1st each year. Approval of the undergraduate recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Writing. In the case of a graduate student, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Writing.

  • Boehm-Hesser Graduate Research Excellence in Astronomy Award - Up to two awards are given to academically outstanding Masters or PhD graduate students in the Department of Astronomy to present their innovative research at a conference of international importance for the dissemination of the research and for fostering the student’s career development. The award will be used to fund the student’s conference participation (registration, travel and expenses). Applicants must fill out a form that itemizes all costs. Preference will be given to students who have recent high quality and significant research results for presentation, ideally a recent publication. Secondly, preference will be given to a student who has not already been awarded a major university or national graduate study award. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
  • 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 $5,000. For full details visit Natural Resources Canada.
  • Joyce Clearihue Graduate Co-op Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to graduate 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 graduate academic year (September to August) prior to the disbursement of the scholarship. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee. Applications must be submitted to the Dean's Office, Faculty of Graduate Studies no later than June 15th.
  • Anthany Dawson Justice Award - One award is given to an Aboriginal Canadian full-time undergraduate or graduate student taking courses in a discipline related to justice in any of the following: Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Law, Political Science, Institute of Dispute Resolution, or Indigenous Governance. The student must have demonstrated community or leadership involvement.  Applications may be obtained from the Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE) and must be submitted to that office by April 15th. In the case of an undergraduate student, approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of IACE; in the case of a graduate student, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of IACE.
     
  • Corrina Ewan Memorial Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in Chemistry with superior lab skills who are planning to pursue a career in either secondary or post-secondary education. Application forms are available at the Department of Chemistry and must be submitted by May 31. Approval of the undergraduate recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards. Approval of the graduate recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Chemistry.
  • Ex-MLAs of B.C. Student Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to graduate students who have demonstrated an interest in future public service, either elected or appointed, through work they are doing on a specific research project, such as their Master’s or PhD project or thesis.
    Applicants must be currently registered in ADMN/CD/MADR 598 or 599 or ADMN 699 and have made substantial progress on their research beyond the proposal stage.
    Students must submit an application form and a 500 word statement of intent. The statement must outline the applicant’s interest in a career in the public sector, either elected or appointed, and a description of their research, progress thus far, and projected defense date. Applications are available from the School of Public Administration office and are due by June 15.
    Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • Candis Graham Writing Scholarship, Lambda FoundationFund - 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, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Writing. In the case of an undergraduate award, approval will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon recommendation by the Department of Writing.Applications submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies will be forwarded to the Department of Writing.
  • Dr. James B. Haddow Scholarship - A scholarship of $10,000 is awarded to one woman student per year in a Masters of Applied Science program or the PhD program in the Faculty of Engineering who:

    • Is a woman graduate of the engineering undergraduate program at UVic or an accredited Canadian undergraduate engineering degree program.
    • Is pursuing full time studies in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering (with a preference to a focus on materials engineering) or engineering physics, should UVic develop a program for the later in the future.
    • Achieved a GPA of 7 or higher in the final two years of undergraduate study.
    • Is a Canadian citizen.
    • Has been recommended by two engineering faculty members, preferably from the UVic engineering department, who can assess and comment on the candidate’s
    • Academic rigor
    • Contribution to the engineering department or faculty
    • Demonstrated leadership
    • Integrity
    • Ability to work under high pressure
    • Ability to contribute to the Canadian engineering profession.

    Preference will be given to a woman student who, in descending order of priority:

    • Has graduated from UVic with a Bachelor of Engineering with a minimum cumulative GPA of 7 over the final two years of full-time study.
    • Has graduated from an undergraduate engineering program offered by an accredited Canadian university possessing a cumulative GPA of 7 over the final two years of full time study.
    • Has less financial support than other candidates.
      Each $10,000 scholarship will be paid over two years providing:
    • The student remains in good academic standing.
    • The student has not violated or is under investigation for alleged violations of UVic policies covering academic integrity.

    An individual may only receive the scholarship once.
    The Dean of Engineering will nominate candidates to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee, based on the recommendations of the Haddow Scholarship Committee, which will include the graduate advisors from the Departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and an additional member as selected by the dean. Applications must be submitted to the Dean of Engineering’s office no later than August 31st.

  • Holocaust Studies Graduate Travel Award – One or more travel awards are given to graduate students in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, enrolled in the Holocaust Studies Graduate Program, to support travel-related expenses associated with the practicum component of their program or a semester on a related exchange program. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Awards Committee upon recommendation of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. Application forms are available from the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies office and must be submitted by March 31.

  • 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. 
  • Faculty of Human and Social Development Indigenous Student Emergency Fund – One or more bursaries, with a maximum value of $700 each per year, are awarded to Indigenous students (First Nations or Non-status, Inuit, Métis) enrolled in the Faculty of Human and Social Development in the event of an unforeseen emergency or circumstance while attending the University of Victoria.

    The funding is intended to assist with financial emergencies including, but not limited to:

    • Medical, optical, or dental expenses
    • Family crisis, community obligations, or cultural commitments and responsibilities
    • Unanticipated expenses that are beyond the student’s control and that directly impact their ability to complete the term

    Applicants are advised to contact the Faculty of Human and Social Development indigenous Student Support Centre.

  • The Leslie and Kaye Jowett Graduate Scholarship - An award will be made to a graduate student with a physical disability as defined by the 1975 UNESCO declaration. Candidates mustapply to the office of the dean of Graduate Studies. Applications must be received by September 15th 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. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee.
  • 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 15th.
  • Lorene Kennedy Environmental Studies PHD Award - One or more awards of a minimum of $10,000 each will be given to academically outstanding incoming PhD students to the School of Environmental Studies. The awards will be renewable annually for up to an additional two years providing the student maintains a first class GPA and is, in the opinion of the academic unit, making good progress in their degree. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Environmental Studies. Applications must be submitted to the School of Environmental Studies by April 1st.
  • Lorene Kennedy Graduate Student "Writing-Up" Award -One or more awards of a minimum of $1,000 each will be given to graduate students in the School of Environmental Studies who are in the writing stage of their thesis (for Master’s students: year 2 or above; for PhD students: year 3 or above). Preference will be given to students who are making good progress towards fulfilling their degree requirements and who demonstrate financial need. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Environmental Studies. Applications must be submitted to the School of Environmental Studies by May 1.
  • Peter Liddell Award in Humanities Computing - One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students in the Faculty of Humanities who have completed a single humanities computing project that makes a significant creative or innovative contribution. Nomination forms may be obtained from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and must be submitted to that office by March 30th. Selection will be determined by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. For graduate students, the recipients will be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee and for undergraduate students, the recipients will be approved by the Senate Committee on Awards.
Winning projects must fulfill the following criteria:
• The project must be done in conjunction with a course offered in the Faculty of Humanities; and
• The project must be a complete working system rather than a work-in-progress. Designs or prototypes do not qualify.
 
Winning projects will also be assessed on the following criteria:
• The functionality of the interface;
• The attractiveness of the visual interface; and
• The project’s adherence to sound principles with regard to accessibility and digital humanities practice.
  • Heather J. Lindstedt and Brian A. Pollick Fellowship - A Fellowship is awarded to an Art History and Visual Studied PhD (post-comprehensive) student whose work falls within the general subject area of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (CSRS) and who wishes to experience extensive interaction with a variety of other scholars and gradute students at the CSRS. Applications will be adjudicated by the CSRS. If there is no eligible post-comprehensive doctoral student, the award will be given to an alternate graduate student according to the following preference:
    1) A MA student in Art History and Visual Studies
    2) A graduate student in Fine Arts working in some aspect of visual studies
    3) A graduate student whose thesis/dissertation involves any aspect of the medieval/early-modern time period, in any discipline
    4) Any graduate student the CSRS deems qualified
  • Rob and Tammy Lipson Research Scholarship - One or more scholarships, of at least $2,000 and to a maximum of $4,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in the Faculty of Science who have:
    a) An international research opportunity. The opportunity needs to be a research collaboration between UVic and an international academic, industry or government research entity;
    b) Been recommended by their advisor and/or department chair; and
    c) Whose advisor and/or department chair and international collaborator have both committed funding to the student's research opportunity.

    Applicants must provide:
    a) Documentation that itemizes the cost of the trip and verifies other levels of support, and b) A letter of support from the advisor and/or department chair.

    Preference will be given to students, with first preference to undergraduates, who have demonstrated a commitment to knowledge translation through one of:
    a) A presentation at a departmental or research centre symposium or colloquium;
    b) Participation in a faculty/UVic wide presentation event, such as HonoursFest, IdeasFest or JCURA; or
    c) A presentation at an external conference.

    Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards or the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Science.

    The application forms are available from the Science Dean's Office and are to be submitted by April 30th. The entire budget must not be allocated to one student and the amount of the award(s) should be around the same as the amount of funding that has been committed by the department chair and international collaborator.

  • 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 will be available from the Department of English each year in late summer; please check back for the specific details. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of English.
  • Peninsula Co-op Dr. Ian MacPherson Memorial Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students participating in a co-op work program. Preference will be given to a member or the child of a member of the Peninsula Consumer Services Cooperative. Applications must be submitted by August 31st to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee.
  • Mary Catherine and Gloria 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.  Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Director of the Centre for Youth and Society. 
  • 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. 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, approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
  • 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.
  • 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 30th. Approval of a graduate recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Health Information Science.
  • Dr. Peter Montgomery Graduate Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding graduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to Roman Catholic students. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee. Please note, FGS will now be accepting applications for this award.
  • Nimrod Hungarian Mobility Award - One or more awards are given to undergraduate, graduate or post graduate students in the field of science, medicine, technology or social sciences disciplines who are either: 1) Coming to study from Hungary at UVic or 2) UVic students going to Hungary to study at accredited Hungarian universities. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Global Engagement Selection Committee. Two competitions are held each year. The deadlines for applications are 4:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of March and November. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Global Engagement either in person to University Centre, Room B202, or by email as a single pdf document to world@uvic.ca
  • Professional Employees Association (PEA) Graduate Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically 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. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee.
  • Bob Peart Graduate Scholarship in Terrestrial Parks and Protected Areas - One or more scholarships may be awarded annually to a student enrolled in a Master's of PhD program in the Department of Geography or School of Environmental Studies, and whose research is related to terrestrial parks and protected areas.  Preference will be given to a student who conducts applied or field research, and to a student whose research includes a focus on: terrestrial parks management, large landscape connectivity, the engagement of children and youth in nature and/or advocacy for children to develop a meaningful connection to the natural world.  Selection will be based on a statement prepared by applicants showing evidence of academic achievement and intended research focus. Applicants will each apply to their "home" units by September 8th. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee on the recommendation of the Department of Geography and the School of Environmental Studies.
  • William Petrie Graduate Student Library Scholarship - A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding graduate student in any discipline who can show how he or she has utilized library resources - be they print archival, music, multimedia, 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. Graduate students must submit an application form to the University Librarian's Office by May 31st, to the attention of the Grants and Awards Librarian. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the University Librarian's Office.
  • Dr. Marion Porath Legacy Scholarship in Education - One scholarship of at least $2,500 is awarded to an academically outstanding graduate student in Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies in the Faculty of Education who provides service to the educational community and does research in one of the following areas:
    · High ability or gifted and talented students;
    · Socio-cultural views of intelligence.
    Preference will be given to students conducting research in the area of high ability or gifted and talented students. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a community/volunteer group providing evidence of the exceptional contributions the applicant has made. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Educational Psychology, and Leadership Studies Department.
  • 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 30th. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Health Information Science.
  • 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.
  • David Ritchie Business Grant - One or more grants will be awarded annually to undergraduate students to spend one or two semesters at the University of Victoria in the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business or students to complete the MBA or MGB program at the University of Victoria. Grant applicants must be a recipient of the Horatio Alger Scholarship and in good standing with the committee and approved by the UVic Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.
  • Saanich Employees Benefit Association Award - One or more awards of $1,000 each are given to full or part-time entering or continuing undergraduate or graduate students who are members or dependents of members of the Saanich Employees Benefit Association (SEBA) and have demonstrated financial need. In the case of a graduate nominee, approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee. Applications must be submitted by June 15th.
  • John Shields Scholarship in Public Administration - Up to two scholarships are awarded to full-time or part-time graduate students in the School of Public Administration with preference given to students dedicated to community development and social justice through community based research that integrates social, environmental and labour issues. Students must apply in writing to the School of Public Administration by October 15th. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.
  • 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. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.
  • Sto:lo Ethnohistory Legacy ScholarshipOne or more scholarships to a total value of $5,000 per annum are awarded to registered members of any Stó:lō First Nation (i.e. any First Nation located along the Fraser River and its tributaries between Langley and Yale) enrolled in a certificate, diploma, or degree program (undergraduate or graduate) at the University of Victoria.

    Applicants must submit a short statement of the educational goals they wish to achieve with this scholarship, a high school transcript and/or other relevant educational transcripts, proof of band membership, and two letters of reference affirming the students' commitment and capacity to complete their academic program and, where applicable, their community engagement. Undergraduate recipients will be approved by the Senate Committee on Awards, upon the recommendation of the Department of History and the Indigenous Studies Program. Graduate recipients will be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee, upon the recommendation of the Department of History.
  • 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 1st 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, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.
  • Dr. Ian Stuart MBA Scholarship in Service Management – One or more scholarships of at least $1,350 each are awarded to academically outstanding students in the MBA program at the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, who are specializing in Service Management and have a degree in Engineering and/or Applied Math. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need with an additional preference for students who are Canadian citizens. Applications must be submitted by March 31 to the Dean’s Office of the Gustavson School of Business. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Gustavson School of Business.

  • Dr. Ian Stuart Memorial PhD Award - One award of $7,650 is given to an entering or continuing student in the PhD program at the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business who has a dependent child or children and can demonstrate financial need. Applications must be submitted by March 31 to the Dean’s Office of the Gustavson School of Business. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Gustavson School of Business. This award is to be given in addition to the PhD stipend provided by the School of Business.
  • Donna Trenholm Staff Award in Humanities - One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate 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. Undergraduate applicants must complete the online application by May 31st. In the case of graduate students, applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by May 31st. Approval of graduate recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Humanities.
  • UVic Retirees Association Award - One or more awards are given to academically outstanding graduate students, with preference to PhD students, whose area of study is focused on adults aged 55+ and who are working with the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health. Selection of the recipient will be based on a statement that explains the intent and impact of their research (max 500 words). Preference will be given to a students who have received no other awards or whose total award funding in the academic year does not exceed $5,000. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health.
  • Thea Vakil Scholarship – A scholarship of at least $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding MPA on-campus graduate student in the School of Public Administration. Applicants must submit an original 1,500 word non-partisan briefing note addressed to one or more Ministries in the BC Government on a pressing public policy issue. Completed briefing notes must be submitted to the School of Public Administration by June 15th. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.

  • Vandekerkhove Family Foundation 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 1st, 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. Approval of recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the centre’s program committee. The fellowship may be held concurrently with other awards.
  • Wanosts'a7 Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to graduate students from any program at the University of Victoria who are working on issues of Indigenous knowledge or Indigenous languages for the clear benefit of the community and in cooperation with the community. Recipients will be nominated by the Wanosts'a7 Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of the deans or deans' designates of the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Human and Social Development, Education, and Law and the Division of Continuing Studies. Application deadline has been extended to September 17th for this year.
  • Women in Economics Graduate Scholarship - One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding women graduate students in the first year of a graduate degree in the Department of Economics. Applications must be submitted by January 31st prior to September entry to the Economics Department and should reference community service and/or demonstrated leadership inside and outside of the classroom. Approval of recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics. Preference will be given to students who have indicated an intention or interest in the co-operative education program in the first year of their graduate study. ***Contact the Department of Economics for instructions on how to apply***
  • 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 June 15th.

Student mental health
Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

Program information