Anthropology Awards

Please read the instructions carefully to confirm whether an application is required.

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

Applications are required for in-course scholarships listed in this section. These scholarships are governed by the general regulations for scholarships, medals, and prizes. 

  • Unless stated otherwise, the application must be made through completion of the in-course scholarship application on UVic Online tools.
  • The deadline, unless stated otherwise, is May 31.
  • Some of the following awards may require application through the Department of Anthropology; please review the eligibility criteria and application instructions below for further information.

Barkley Sound Field School Student Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: Varies

One or more awards of $1,000 each are given to undergraduate students in the Department of Anthropology who have completed at least one course in archaeology in the last academic year, are attending the Barkley Sound Field School and have demonstrated financial need.

Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Anthropology.

Betty Jamie Chung Scholarship in Anthropology*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships will be awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Anthropology.  Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Anthropology.

J. Prospero Scholarship for Sustainable Mining

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding woman undergraduate student entering third or fourth year in either the Department of Economics, School of Environmental Studies, the Department of Geography, the Department of Anthropology, or the Department of Political Science. Preference is for students whose academic research (Honours Thesis/JCURA under the guidance of a faculty member) could have application to the improvement of the environmental and social performance of the mining industry. Further preference is given to Indigenous women students and people of colour. Applications must be submitted to the Dean of Social Sciences office by April 30th. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards based on the recommendation of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Applications from students are not required for scholarships listed in this section.

Unless otherwise indicated in the Terms of Awards, recipients are approved by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendations of the Department of Anthropology.

These scholarships are governed by the general regulations for scholarships, medals, and prizes.

Grand Post of Native Sons of B.C. - Bruce McKelvie Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a third year Anthropology student with the highest standing in a course relating to Anthropology in B.C. The student must be a Canadian citizen and must return to the University of Victoria in the next regular session.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Anthropology.

Pett Award in Archaeology*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student who is a Canadian citizen and who has successfully completed at least one course in Archaeology at the University of Victoria, in order to assist the recipient to do field or laboratory work in British Columbia archaeology. 

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the senior instructor in Archaeology on behalf of the Department of Anthropology.