Economics Department 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.

Phillips, Hager and North Graduate Bursary

Value: $2,000 | Number: Varies

Up to two bursaries, totalling $2,000, the gift of Phillips, Hager and North Investment Management, may be awarded to graduate students in Economics. The bursary will be based firstly on the financial circumstances of those eligible and secondly on their academic standing.

The Leeder Family Memorial Bursary in Economics

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries in the amount of approximately one half of a student's Winter Session (September to April) tuition are awarded to full-time thrid or fourth year students in the Department of Economics.  Preference will be given to students who are from outside the Greater Victoria or Lower Mainland areas.  These bursaries may be renewable for one year based on continuing eligiblity.

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 Department of Economics.

The scholarships below:

  • require 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.

R.W. "Bob" McQueen Economics Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Two or more awards of equal value are to be given to third or fourth year undergraduate students of different genders with a declared Major or Honours program in the Department of Economics.  Each recipient is to be BC born, be a graduate of a BC public high school and have demonstrated financial need.

If there are no eligible recipients, then the awards are to be given to entering first or second year students from outside the lower mainland and the greater Victoria area who were BC born, graduated from a BC public high school and have demonstrated financial need.

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 Department of Economics.

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

Colin Jones Prize in Canadian Public Policy

Value: $100 | Number: 1

A prize of $100 is awarded to the student in the Department of Economics for academic excellence in the study of Canadian public policy.

Dana R. Kingstone Scholarship in Economics

Value: $750 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $750 is awarded to an academically outstanding third or fourth year undergraduate student in the Department of Economics who shows promise or potential in financial economics and is registered in the B.A. or B.Sc. in Economics with the Finance Option, or in the B.Sc. in Financial Mathematics & Economics.

Dr. Gordon Bertram Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a third or fourth year student in the Department of Economics who is proficient in the study of Canadian Economic History, or in one of the courses that may be substituted for it to fulfill the Canadian Economic History requirement, if Canadian Economic History is not taught.

Dr. Leo Bakony Memorial Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of at least $1,000 are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering year four of a Major or Honours B.Sc. in Economics. Selection is based on academic performance in courses that fulfill the statistics requirements for the degree, with preference being given to the completion of third year requirements.

Economics Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student who has completed the degree requirements for a Major or Honours BA or BSc in Economics. Selection is based upon academic performance in fourth year Economics courses.

George Hamilton Harman Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two scholarships are made available by Miss Emily A. Harman of Toronto in memory of her late brother, are awarded for proficiency in money and banking or in Economics.

Kenneth L. Avio Honours Prize

Value: $100 | Number: 1

A prize of $100 is awarded to the undergraduate student in the Department of Economics for the most outstanding Honours Thesis.

Leonard Laudadio Prize in Environmental Economics

Value: $100 | Number: 1

A medal prize of $100 is awarded to the student in the Department of Economics for academic excellence in the study of environmental economics.

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 Department of Economics; please review the eligibility criteria and application instructions below for further information.

Aboriginal Scholarship in Economics

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding Aboriginal graduate or undergraduate students in the Department of Economics. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee or the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics.

Harold G. Craven Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of not less than $1,000 are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate 4th year students in the Department of Economics or the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business who intend to pursue a career as a Chartered Accountant.

R.W. "Bob" McQueen Economics Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Two or more awards of equal value are to be given to third or fourth year undergraduate students of different genders with a declared Major or Honours program in the Department of Economics.  Each recipient is to be BC born, be a graduate of a BC public high school and have demonstrated financial need.

If there are no eligible recipients, then the awards are to be given to entering first or second year students from outside the lower mainland and the greater Victoria area who were BC born, graduated from a BC public high school and have demonstrated financial need.