Other bursaries

Emergency funding

Charles & Ruth Haywood Memorial Emergency Fund

This fund is intended to provide asssistance to undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of citizenship, who have demonstrated financial need.  Students may inquire about their eligibility for this fund with Student Awards and Financial Aid throughout the academic year.

Christopher E. Wilks Bursary Fund

This fund was established by Mr. Harry Wilks in memory of his beloved son, Christopher, who died accidentally in December, 1974. The purpose of the fund is to financially assist deserving students to pursue an academic career who otherwise may be forced to postpone or discontinue their studies.

All undergraduate students attending the University of Victoria who can demonstrate need may apply for assistance.

Should circumstances arise where more students apply for assistance than available funds will cover, the decision as to which students will receive assistance will be governed by the areas of study, with preference given to studies in the Humanities. If their financial circumstances continue to warrant such assistance, bursaries may be granted to the same students in subsequent years while attending the University of Victoria.

Daniel Jacob Memorial Bursary

Through the initial generosity of the Alma Mater Society and the ongoing support of the University of Victoria Student's Society, a special fund has been established to commemorate Daniel Jacob, a student who died accidentally in November, 1981.

The fund is open to all undergraduate students, regardless of citizenship, who have demonstrable financial need and who may otherwise be forced to postpone or discontinue the academic career.

Faculty of Education Emergency Bursary

One or more bursaries, to a maximum of $250 each, are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in the Faculty of Education. The bursary is intended to offer students one-time financial assistance in the event of an unforeseen emergency or circumstance wihile attending the University of Victoria.

Ian McDougall and Friends Student Assistance Endowment

This fund is intended to provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculty of Fine Arts of up to $1,000 each, regardless of citizenship, who have demonstrated financial need.

Students' Society Student Crisis Fund

This fund is available to all undergraduate students, including international students, with preference given to students with dependents, who have demonstrated financial need.

Tuition Assistance Bursary Fund

Students who experience financial crisis during their school year are welcome to meet with a Financial Aid Officer in Student Awards and Financial Aid to discuss their extenuating circumstances.

UVic tuition assistance bursaries are awarded to students with exceptional financial need and are intended to assist students completing their program; they are not intended for students commencing a UVic program.

The recipient must be in good standing with UVic. 

First preference will be given to students facing exceptional circumstances beyond their control. Applicants whose need is caused by their own negligence resulting in bankruptcy or default may have no claim against this fund. Where the amount of the assessed award is insignificant relative to the total funds needed, no award will be made.

Project Hero Award

One or more awards are given to full-time undergraduate students, under the age of twenty-six, who are dependant children of Canadian Forces personnel deceased while serving in an active mission.  The value of the award is equivalent to the amount of full-time tuition fees for the student’s program of study and the amount of the on-campus resident fees.  The award is valid for a period of eight full-time terms of study in the case of tuition fees and the first two full-time terms of study in the case of the on-campus residence fees.  Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the previous academic session in order to qualify in subsequent terms of study.  Application forms are available from Student Awards & Financial Aid and must be completed and submitted to Student Awards and Financial Aid by March 31st.

UVic Child Care Bursaries

UVic Graduate Student Society Child Care Bursary

GSS Child Care Bursaries are awarded to students with demonstrated financial need based on British Columbia Student Assistance Program standards and child care cost.

Eligible services may include

  • Private daycare
  • UVic child care
  • Baby-sitting services

Applications are available from our office.

Deadline October 15.

UVic Student Society Child Care Bursary

UVSS Child Care Bursaries are awarded to contributing UVSS Student members with demonstrated financial need based on British Columbia Student Assistance Program standards and child care costs.

Eligible services may include

  • Private daycare
  • UVic child care
  • Baby-sitting services

Applications are available from our office.

Deadline 3 times per year: September 30, January 31 and May 31.

Youth in Care Awards

Youth in Care Tuition Award

A limited number of awards are given to students in their first undergraduate degree program.

To be eligible for this award, students must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of British Columbia, who is living or has lived as a youth in care in British Columbia under one of the following conditions as defined by the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA):

  • a Continuing Custody Order pursuant to sections 41 (1) (d), 42.2 (4) (d) or (7) or 49 (4), (5) or 10 (a) of the Act for a minimum of one year
  • an Agreement with Youth pursuant to section 12.2 of the Act
  • a Transfer of Custody Order pursuant to section 54.1 of the Act

The award covers up to 8 terms of funding or the terms required for completion of a first degree, whichever comes first, to cover actual tuition costs (excluding mandatory fees). Students who transfer to UVic from a university or college to complete their first undergraduate degree and meet all eligibility criteria will be considered for the award.

Applicants must submit the application form, including the Release of Information consent form required to confirm eligibility, to Student Awards and Financial Aid by the application deadline of May 1.

Mischa Weisz Foundation Youth in Care Cost of Living Award*

One or more awards are given to recipients of the Youth in Care Tuition Award (above) to offset living expenses, such as computers, books, housing, etc. No application required.

Youth in Care Living Expenses Award

One or more awards are given to recipients of the Youth in Care Tuition Award (above) to offset living expenses, such as computers, books, housing, etc. No application required.

Youth Futures Education Award

One or more awards are given to recipients of the Youth in Care Tuition Award (above) to offset living expenses, such as computers, books, housing, etc. No application required.