Awards and funding

The university has numerous awards for graduate and undergraduate students. Certain awards are open only to Social Work students while others are more general in nature and are available to students in our Social Work programs. Some require an application whereas others (scholarships) are awarded based on academic achievement. For those requiring an application, the deadlines are October 15th for the Fall/Spring Session and June 1st for the Summer Session.

  • Scholarships and Bursaries for Undergraduate and Graduate Social Work Students.  There are three categories: 
    • "In course" awards are those given to students based on various criteria set out by the donor.  There is no application required.
    • "Bursaries" require an application on the part of the student and financial need is the primary criteria upon which decisions are made.
    • "Entrance" awards need no application and are given based on the criteria set by the donor.
  • Bursaries open to all UVic students
    • There are an array of bursaries open to students with criteria set by donors.  They vary from those for mature students, for indigenous students, for continuing students and so on.  The primary consideration for awarding these is financial need.  Only one application per session is necessary to be considered for all the bursaries.
  • Scholarships for students with a permanent disability
    • Students with a disability, including those with a reduced course load are eligible to be considered for all scholarships.  Students must have documentation of the disability filed with the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL)
  • External Awards
    • There are a large number of awards external to UVic that you might want to consider.
  • School of Social Work Awards
    • The School of Social Work has one internal award open to indigenous students, the Elizabeth Hill Chi-Meegwetch fund.
  • Anita Allardice Lancaster Scholarship - Michelle Morin
  • Anthany Dawson Award - Santanna Hernandez
  • BC Association of Social Workers' Prize - Tiffany Mitchell
  • Government of Federal Republic of Germany Book Prize - Sacha Stewart
  • Herta Hartmanshenn Scholarship in Social Work - Tobias MacIsaac, Erica Pepevnak, and Chelsea Pybus 
  • Irene Cohen Scholarship - Kayli Morgan, and Jagroop Mundi
  • Jane-Claire Inkster Memorial Scholarship - Heather Colman
  • Jean & Archie Bain Scholarship - Adrienne de Grace
  • Jess Wallace Munroe Scholarship - Jaq Foster
  • John Michael Brownutt Scholarship - Santanna Hernandez
  • Melva J Hanson Scholarship - Hannah Jaksa, and Kiel Murray
  • Phil Petersen Scholarship in Social Work - Mercediese Dawson
  • President's Scholarship - Laurie Chalmers, Olivia Day, Hannah Jaksa, Tiffany Mitchell, Michelle Morin, Jagroop Mundi, Danielle Nault, Chelsea Pybus, and Sarah Russell
  • Ramona Williams Memorial Scholarship in Social Work - Santanna Hernandez
  • Robert S. Evans Memorial Scholarship in Social Work - Jaq Foster
  • Roberta Taylor Scholarship - Laurie Chalmers
  • Tolmie-Wood Scholarship - Mercediese Dawson
  • University Challenge Scholarship - Santanna Hernandez
  • UVic Transfer Scholarship - Alexandra Cairns, Catherine Chamberlain, Analise Cherry, Aniko Farkas, Jasmine Grimston, Sandra Johnson, Samarah Rivers, Sarah Rolleman, and Shari Starling

  • Anita Allardice Lancaster Scholarship - Cailey Foster
  • BC Association of Social Workers' Prize - Anita Ourom
  • Chair in Transgender Studies Undergraduate Research Scholarship - Jennie MacPhee-Woodburn
  • Clara Evelyn Wilson Scholarship - Tobias MacIsaac
  • Herta Hartmanshenn Scholarship in Social Work - Danika Brandvold, Karen Haag, and Jennie MacPhee-Woodburn
  • Irene Cohen Scholarship - Arpen Nijjar
  • Jean & Archie Bain Scholarship - Yurie Kaneko
  • Phil Petersen Scholarship in Social Work - Marly McAstocker
  • President's Scholarship - Anne Bissonnette, Danika Brandvold, Michael Donaldson, Meghan Dovell, Sarah Littlechild, Tobias MacIsaac, Gail Manning, Dawn McLeod, Katherine Palmateer, Erica Papevnak, Catherine Sevenhuysen, and Antonia Wilson
  • Ramona Williams Memorial Scholarship in Social Work - Sarah Littlechild
  • Robert S. Evans Memorial Scholarship in Social Work - Michael Donaldson
  • Roberta Taylor Scholarship - Fira Pierce
  • UVic Excellence Scholarship Renewal - Emily Knickle and Erica Pepevnak
  • UVic Transfer Scholarship - Laurie Chalmers, Olivia Day, Ayla Fahey, Amanda Houniet, Michele Morin, Jagroop Mundi, and Jessica Parker