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.

  • Scholarships and Bursaries for Undergraduate and Graduate Social Work Students. There are three categories:
    • Bursaries require an application on the part of the student and financial need is the primary criteria upon which decisions are made. The deadlines for general bursary applications are October 15th for the Fall/Spring Session and June 1st for the Summer Session each year.
    • Entrance scholarships need no application and are given based on the criteria set by the donor.
    • In-course scholarships are those given to students based on various criteria set out by the donor. The deadline for in-course scholarships is May 31, unless stated otherwise.
  • 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 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)
  • Former Youth in Care
    • If you are a UVic student who was formerly in care in BC, you may be eligible for the BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program and/or the UVic Youth in Care Tuition Award.
  • Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA)
    • JCURA was established in 2009-2010 by the Vice-President Academic and Provost. The goal of this award is to encourage undergraduates to pursue innovative and original research to enhance their learning while at the University of Victoria and to provide a valuable preparatory experience towards graduate studies or a research related career.
  • External Awards
    • There are a large number of awards external to UVic that you might want to consider.
  • Elizabeth Hill Chi-Meegwetch fund
    • The School of Social Work maintains a modest fund in honor of Elizabeth Hill. The fund is used to assist Indigenous BSW students with their learning journey. The bursary amount changes each year and may be distributed to more than one applicant.

  • All My Relations Award - Rose Patterson
  • Anita Allardice Lancaster Scholarship - Jennifer Mangold
  • Herta Hartmanshenn Scholarship in Social Work - Crystal Thomas, Shonnaugh Thomson
  • Irene Cohen Scholarship - Gabriel Aclassi
  • Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award - Alida Kelly
  • Jean & Archie Bain Scholarship - Helen Yu
  • Mark Krasnick Leadership Award - Rose Patterson
  • Phil Petersen Scholarship in Social Work - Rose Patterson
  • President's Scholarship - Kianna Everson, Erin Gesner, Sandra Johnson, Kimberly Larson, Antonia Mah, Jennifer Mangold, Sarah Rolleman, Shari Starling, Zihao Xu
  • Ramona Williams Memorial Scholarship in Social Work - Rose Patterson
  • Robert and Ellen Pearce Scholarship Renewal - Aniko Farkas
  • Robert S. Evans Memorial Scholarship in Social Work - Katrina Moore
  • Roberta Taylor Scholarship - Sarah Rolleman
  • Tolmie-Wood Scholarship - Rose Patterson
  • UVic Transfer Scholarship - Gabriel Aclassi, Jamie Bermel, Kianna Cooper, Alexis Graham, Andrea Hopkins, Alyssa Laforce, Marlyse Lemoel, Taylor List, Danica Matthews, Jaime Matyas, Charlene Menacho, Danielle Nori, Amanda Robertson, Rebecca Wood
  • 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