School of Child and Youth Care 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.

Students may be considered for the following bursaries by completing the general bursary application. Only one application is necessary to be considered for all bursaries.

Island Savings Growing Island Families Together (GIFT) Bursary

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate or grduate students in the School of Child and Youth Care or the School of Social Work. Preference will be given to students from South Vancouver Island (south of Nanaimo including the Gulf Islands). Preference will also be given to single parent students.

Oliver C. Wolsey Bursary Fund

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary is awarded to a student proceeding to year three or four in the School of Child and Youth Care. Preference will be given to a student who has an interest in children with developmental disabilities.

Paige Cameron Memorial Bursary

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate students in their final year in the School of Child Youth Care who are interested in working with vulnerable children, youth and families.

Winnifred M. Clark Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary is awarded annually to a student entering fourth year in the School of Child and Youth Care, Preference will be given to a student with an interest in children with developmental disabilities.

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

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

Darlene Scott Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships totaling $1,000 are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Child and Youth Care. Preference will be given to women students who have spent time away from school and are now returning to complete an academic degree.

Students must apply to be considered for the entrance scholarships below, which are based on marks and other criteria such as academic achievement and volunteer and community work. All UVic entrance scholarships require a minimum 85% admission average, unless otherwise specified in the terms of reference of the scholarship. Recipients will be approved upon the recommendation of the School of Child and Youth Care.

The scholarships below:

  • requires an online application via My Page submitted between February 15 - April 30, unless otherwise stated in the Terms of Awards.
  • are governed by the general regulations for scholarships, medals, and prizes.

More information is available on the Entrance Scholarship website.

Sheila Ryan and Eileen Ryan Award in Child and Youth Care*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

First disbursement September 2020.

One or more awards are given to entering or continuing undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Child and Youth Care, with preference to students who have demonstrated financial need.  Undergraduate students will apply through the online application via My Page.  Graduate student applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by June 15.  Approval of undergraduate recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards.  Approval of graduate 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.  

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

Unless otherwise indicated, recipients are approved by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Child and Youth Care.

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

BC Child and Youth Care Association Award

Value: Prize | Number: 1

One year's free membership in the Association is awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated proficiency in practica and has made significant contributions to the Association's activities. Selection of the recipient is made by the School of Child and Youth Care and the Association's Victoria Region Executive.

Certificate of Outstanding Academic Distinction in Human and Social Development*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A certificate of distinction and a prize of at least $1000 is awarded to the student with the highest graduating grade point average in the Faculty of Human and Social Development registered for the BA, BCYC, BSc, BSN or BSW degree.

Child and Family Counseling Association of Greater Victoria Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in the School of Child and Youth Care.  Preference will be given to students who are dedicated to advocacy on behalf of families with children and youth and to those who assist in building capacity at the community level for children and youth in transition in BC.

Chuck Curtis Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student proceeding to year three or four of the Child and Youth Care program who shows professional promise as indicated by excellence in Child and Youth Care practice (e.g., high achievement in practica coursework, notable contribution in volunteer/community involvement).

Approval of the recipient is made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Child and Youth Care in consultation with the Professional Advisory Committee.

Darlene Scott Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships totaling $1,000 are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in the School of Child and Youth Care.  Preference will be given to mature women students who have spent time away from school and are now returning to complete an academic degree.

Robert S. Evans Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding students who intend to continue their studies at the University of Victoria as follows:

  1. One scholarship to a student in each of the programs: Child and Youth Care, Nursing and Social Work, on the recommendation of the respective Directors;

  2. One scholarship to a student who has completed the qualifying 300-level courses for an Honours or Major program in Astronomy;

  3. Two scholarships for award within the student body at large. If no suitable candidates can be found in categories (a) or (b), additional awards can be made in category (c).

William and Gladys Partridge Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is made to the graduating student in the School of Child and Youth Care who submits the best essay offering an original contribution to the theory or practice of child care.

Essays must be submitted no later than April 30. If no essay reaches the required standard, the award will be withheld.

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 My Page.
  • The deadline, unless stated otherwise, is May 31.
  • Some of the following awards may require application through the School of Child and Youth Care; please review the eligibility criteria and application instructions below for further information.

Ramona Williams Memorial Scholarship in Child and Youth Care

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship in the sum of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate Indigenous student in the School of Child and Youth Care. Preference will be given to students from the Cowichan Nation.

Sheila Ryan and Eileen Ryan Award in Child and Youth Care*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

First disbursement September 2020.

One or more awards are given to entering or continuing undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Child and Youth Care, with preference to students who have demonstrated financial need.  Undergraduate students will apply through the online application via My Page.  Graduate student applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by June 15.  Approval of undergraduate recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards.  Approval of graduate 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.