Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science 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.

Alan Wong Memorial Bursary in Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering. Students must have attended a high school in a northern Vancouver Island community (Campbell River and North). Preference will be given to students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Albert Loucks Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to graduate students in each of the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Physics and the Faculty of Engineering.

Allan and Elizabeth McKinnon Bursary in Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students entering or continuing studies in the Faculty of Engineering. Preference is for mature students.

Arnold Walker Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Engineering.

Beier Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to 2nd year undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering. Preference will be given to students raised by a single parent and who had at least a 5.0 GPA in their first year of study in the Faculty of Engineering.

Dorothy and Hugh Cole Bursary

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to students in the Faculty of Engineering.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Victoria Branch) Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

Bursaries are awarded  to students entering the second year of Engineering or Software Engineering at the University of Victoria.  The assessment of academic standing will be based upon performance during the first year of Engineering at a British Columbia university or community college.

Gardhouse Endowment for Engineering Knowledge*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary is awarded to a mature student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Gwyn Morgan "Be An Engineer" Bursary

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate engineering students (BEng) entering their second year of study in the Faculty of Engineering.

Hugh and Lilian Salmond Engineering Bursary

Value: Varies | Number: 2 

Two awards are made annually, on the basis of financial need and academic performance, to students in the Faculty of Engineering.

Ian H. Perrigo Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students in the Department of Computer Science.

Maurice William Summerhayes Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students in the Faculty of Engineering. Preference will be given to students who completed their secondary school studies on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, or in Canada (in that order of preference).

Ron and Annette Hart Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students entering or continuing a B.Eng. program in the Faculty of Engineering.

Speakman-Granewall Bursary in Mechanical Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries, of a mimimum of $500 each, are awarded to undergraduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Preference will be given to single parents who have successfully completed their second year.

Stanley Gibson Bursary in Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to a student entering year two in the Faculty of Engineering.

William C. Mearns Bursary in Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more bursaries are awarded to students entering a B.Eng program in the Faculty of Engineering.

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 Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

The scholarships below:

  • require an online application via Online tools 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.

30 by 30 Women in Engineering Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: Varies

One or more awards of $1,000 each are given to undergraduate women students entering an engineering program. Applicants must submit a cover letter (max 500 words) explaining what inspired them to choose engineering as a potential career and what they want to achieve with their degree. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Active Earth Engineering Award for Indigenous Students in STEM

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One award is given to an entering, continuing or transferring Indigenous undergraduate student in either the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science or the Faculty of Science who has a strong interest in pursuing studies in Science(s), Technology, Engineering, and/or Math (STEM). The student must have demonstrated community involvement and must submit a letter of reference (maximum 400 words) outlining their leadership skills in one or more of the following areas: community involvement, leadership, academic performance, athletics, innovation, and creativity. Community can include schools, neighbourhoods, teams, and/or Nations.

Preference will be given in the following order:

  1. members of the Sc’ianew Nation, Songhees Nation, Esquimalt Nation, nations governed by the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council, or the Pauquachin, Malahat, and T’Sou-ke First Nations.
  2. students from any First Nation on Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland.
  3. Indigenous students from any region in Canada

The award will be given on a rotating basis, beginning with the Faculty of Science. If there is no eligible candidate in the designated faculty, an eligible candidate from the other faculty may be nominated.  Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science or the Faculty of Science.

First disbursement September 2022.

Bonnie and Ken Putt Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to transferring undergraduate women students entering second or third year or continuing undergraduate women students in any year in an Engineering degree program in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Students must have demonstrated leadership in an educational or community setting. Preference will be given to students who are the first-generation in their immediate family to attend post-secondary. Immediate family is defined as parents or grandparents.

Applicants must submit:
• a cover letter (maximum 500 words) describing your leadership skills in an educational or community setting,
• a letter of reference from someone (who is not related to you) who can attest to the leadership activity.

Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

First disbursement September 2022.

Easton Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

One scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student who is entering third year in Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering from Camosun College Engineering Bridge Program. Preference will be given to a student in the following order of priority:

1) Has graduated from School District 71 or 72 (Courtenay, Comox, and Campbell River),
2) Has represented their region as a member of the Canadian Paralympic, Olympic, BC Games or provincial team, or
3) Has actively volunteered with North Island libraries or community organizations to encourage youth interest in Science, Technology, the Arts or Reading.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Municipal Engineers Division Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

An award of $1,000 is given to an undergraduate woman student entering fourth year in the Civil Engineering Program in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.  The student must have demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular or volunteer activities, either on campus or in the community.  Applicants must submit a letter (maximum 250 words) detailing their involvement, such as: participation in student teams, mentoring, volunteerism at school and/or the community.  Preference is given to a student who has a minimum 6.0 GPA. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Civil Engineering.

Faculty of Engineering and CSc Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

One award of $1,000 is given to a transferring or continuing undergraduate student from an underrepresented group (including, but not limited to, women, Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour, different abilities, LGBTQ+) entering second year in one of the following departments in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

Applicants must submit a letter (maximum 500 words) describing the importance of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to the Engineering profession, its impact on them personally and the leadership role they have played (or would like to play) to make a difference.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Kedar Shrikhande Memorial Scholarship for Students with a Disability

Value: $1,000 | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of a minimum of $1,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding students with a physical disability or learning disability. Preference will be given to students in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Lambert Joseph Schill Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students who are entering second year in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Peninsula Co-op Sus Tabata Entrance Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student pursuing a degree in the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science who has contributed to their community and/or school in an outstanding way through volunteer or extra-curricular activities. The recipient must be a Peninsula Co-op member or the immediate family of a member. Immediate family of the student includes parents, step-parents, guardians, siblings, grandparents, uncles and aunts. Students and immediate family must have had active membership prior to September 1st of the previous year and must currently be in good standing with Peninsula Co-op. The recipient must be enrolled full-time at UVic and must attend UVic within the same year as their secondary school graduation.

Reliable Controls Award in Computer Science*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students entering or continuing in the Department of Computer Science. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Seaborne-Langford Scholarship in Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate women entering or continuing in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Preference will be given to entering students with demonstrated financial need.

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher on the best 12 units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of a student's full time study until the completion of a first degree or for a maximum of three years, whichever is the shorter period. A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50/9.00 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work-term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher in the two terms. Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience work-term, nor academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

Trussell Undergraduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (Engineering)*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships totalling $2,750 are awarded to academically outstanding entrance, transfer or in-course undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science who have graduated from a secondary school in the Kootenay-Boundary area of British Columbia (School Districts #5, 6, 8, 10, 20 and 51).

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.

50th Anniversary Engineering Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually to an academically outstanding student entering the University of Victoria from a Canadian secondary school who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Betty and Gilbert Kennedy Entrance Scholarship in Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding students entering the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science from British Columbia secondary schools or regional colleges.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science: Dean's Entrance Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Scholarships of up to $2,500 each will be awarded to undergraduate students with high academic standing who are entering the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Victoria. The assessment of academic standing of the secondary school students will be based on secondary school course results while assessment of college students will be based on college course results. Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the Dean.

Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Gwen Lock Scholarship for Women

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding woman undergraduate student entering or continuing to study Engineering or Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Indigenous Engineering and Computer Science Entrance Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships will be awarded to academically outstanding Indigenous students entering the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Students who have been out of high school for more than two years, are not transferring directly from a post-secondary institution or are mature students are eligible for this scholarship.

Major W. Horan Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students who are entering either their first, second or third year in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Mansell-McLellan Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of at least $3,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate women students entering the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science from a BC secondary school. Preference is given to Canadian citizens or Canadian Permanent Residents. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

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Maurice William Summerhayes Memorial Scholarship*

Value: $20,000 or more | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of $20,000 or more, payable over four years will be awarded to students with outstanding academic records, who are entering an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Preference will be given, in order, to students who completed secondary school studies on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, or in Canada. At the discretion of the Dean, this scholarship may not be awarded to students who hold another scholarship from the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a cumulative grade point average of 7.00 or higher The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of the student’s full-time study until completion of a first degree or for a maximum of four years, whichever is the shorter period.  A student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 7.00 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a cumulative grade point average of 7.00.

*Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience/work term, nor academic units for one or more terms may forfeit their scholarship.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Women in Engineering and Computer Science Entrance Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships will be awarded to academically outstanding women students entering the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science from a Canadian secondary school, college or university. Eligible recipients must be either Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents.

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 Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science; please review the eligibility criteria and application instructions below for further information.

 

Active Earth Engineering Award for Indigenous Students in STEM

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One award is given to an entering, continuing or transferring Indigenous undergraduate student in either the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science or the Faculty of Science who has a strong interest in pursuing studies in Science(s), Technology, Engineering, and/or Math (STEM). The student must have demonstrated community involvement and must submit a letter of reference (maximum 400 words) outlining their leadership skills in one or more of the following areas: community involvement, leadership, academic performance, athletics, innovation, and creativity. Community can include schools, neighbourhoods, teams, and/or Nations.

Preference will be given in the following order:

  1. members of the Sc’ianew Nation, Songhees Nation, Esquimalt Nation, nations governed by the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council, or the Pauquachin, Malahat, and T’Sou-ke First Nations.
  2. students from any First Nation on Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland.
  3. Indigenous students from any region in Canada

The award will be given on a rotating basis, beginning with the Faculty of Science. If there is no eligible candidate in the designated faculty, an eligible candidate from the other faculty may be nominated.  Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science or the Faculty of Science.

First disbursement September 2022.

Angus and Marjorie McPherson Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Preference will be given to mature students who have served in the Canadian Military or whose parent(s) have served in the Canadian Military and who demonstrate volunteer community service. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

Baynes Award in Engineering*

Value: Award | Number: 1

An award has been made available by G.E. Baynes, Consulting Engineer. The award will be made to an outstanding undergraduate student in Engineering (who is a Canadian citizen) who has demonstrated strong qualities of leadership combined with active participation in sports. As part of the selection process, the Faculty will consult with the Engineering Students’ Society. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

Bit Quill Technologies Scholarship for Women in Computer Science and Software Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: 3

Three scholarships, of at least $1,000 each, are awarded to undergraduate women students who are entering second, third or fourth year in the Bachelor of Science Major or Honours program in Computer Science or the Bachelor of Software Engineering program. Applications for the scholarship should reference volunteer service in the community and/or demonstrated leadership in or outside of the classroom. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

Bonnie and Ken Putt Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to transferring undergraduate women students entering second or third year or continuing undergraduate women students in any year in an Engineering degree program in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Students must have demonstrated leadership in an educational or community setting. Preference will be given to students who are the first-generation in their immediate family to attend post-secondary. Immediate family is defined as parents or grandparents.

Applicants must submit:
• a cover letter (maximum 500 words) describing your leadership skills in an educational or community setting,
• a letter of reference from someone (who is not related to you) who can attest to the leadership activity.

Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

First disbursement September 2022.

Cora Arenas and Carol Artemiw Award for Second Year Women in Engineering

Value: $2,000 | Number: 3

Three awards of $2,000 each are given to women undergraduate students entering their second year in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.  Applicants must submit a cover letter (max. 400 words) reflecting on their first year in UVic Engineering, in response to each of these questions:

  1. What did you experience in your first year that you would like to continue experiencing next year?
  2. What would you like to experience next year that you did not get to experience this year?
  3. What part of the first year UVic Engineering experience do you think could be improved?

Preference is for women students who are members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. 

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards based upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

David Stanonik Pacific Northern Gas Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering third or fourth year in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science who have shown leadership qualities. Preference will be given to a student from Northern British Columbia in the areas served by Pacific Northern Gas*. These scholarships are made in memory of David Stanonik who was a 1997 graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

*Pacific Northern Gas serves the following areas: City of Prince Rupert, Village of Port Edward, City of Terrace and surrounding rural area, City of Kitimat, Kitimaat Village, Town of Smithers and surrounding rural area, Village of Telkwa, Town of Houston and surrounding rural area, Village of Burns Lake and surrounding rural area, Village of Fraser Lake and surrounding rural area, Village of Fort Fraser and surrounding rural area, Town of Vanderhoof and surrounding rural area, Town of Fort St James and surrounding rural area, Town of Tumbler Ridge, City of Dawson Creek and surrounding rural area, City of Fort St John and surrounding rural area.

Edward "Teddy" Blenkinsop Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student entering third or fourth year in the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.  Preference is for students with demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is not receiving any other scholarships.

Engineering Students' Society Award for Community Involvement

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is given to an undergraduate student enrolled in a Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science degree program. Students must submit a proposal for a project or idea that will benefit the quality of life for engineering students and must also have demonstrated community service either at UVic or with another non-profit or community group.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Municipal Engineers Division Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

An award of $1,000 is given to an undergraduate woman student entering fourth year in the Civil Engineering Program in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.  The student must have demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular or volunteer activities, either on campus or in the community.  Applicants must submit a letter (maximum 250 words) detailing their involvement, such as: participation in student teams, mentoring, volunteerism at school and/or the community.  Preference is given to a student who has a minimum 6.0 GPA. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Civil Engineering.

Faculty of Engineering and CSc Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

One award of $1,000 is given to a transferring or continuing undergraduate student from an underrepresented group (including, but not limited to, women, Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour, different abilities, LGBTQ+) entering second year in one of the following departments in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

Applicants must submit a letter (maximum 500 words) describing the importance of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to the Engineering profession, its impact on them personally and the leadership role they have played (or would like to play) to make a difference.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Ian and Sheila Barrodale Award in Computer Science and Mathematics

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Awards of at least $2,000 each are awarded to one or more undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science and one or more undergraduate students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics who:

  • Are currently enrolled in Computer Science or Mathematics Co-operative Education or the Work Experience Program (WEP).
  • Have demonstrated (a) determination to improve their academic standing, and/or (b) initiative through involvement in extracurricular activities in the community or within their program.

Application forms are available from the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and must be returned by April 30th.

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

Jesse Short-Gershman Memorial Scholarship*

Value: $1,000| Number: 1

One scholarship of at least $1,000 is awarded to an undergraduate student in the Department of Computer Science and one scholarship of at least $1,000 is awarded to an undergraduate student in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics who submit a one-page essay indicating a mental health challenge they faced/are facing and what they learned/are learning through the experience. The essay should address activities that the student has participated in such as: leadership, tutoring, peer mentoring, advocacy or self-care, which demonstrate how they have worked/are working on overcoming these challenges. Students with a GPA of 6.0 or higher will normally be considered.

Kedar Shrikhande Memorial Scholarship for Students with a Disability

Value: $1,000 | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of a minimum of $1,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding students with a physical disability or learning disability. Preference will be given to students in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Lambert Joseph Schill Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students who are entering second year in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Norah and Calvin Banks Indigenous Leadership Award in the Sciences*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate Indigenous students in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science or School of Environmental Studies, with preference to those who demonstrate leadership by encouraging/and or promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields of study in Indigenous communities.

Undergraduate students apply through the on-line application via Online tools under Student Awards and Financial Aid. For graduate students, applications are obtained from the Office of Indigenous Affairs in the summer session. Students who have done STEM work must submit a letter of reference from an Indigenous Community leaders outlining how they demonstrate leadership.

Selection of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards or the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Director of the Office of Indigenous Affairs in consultation with the Dean of Faculty of Sciences, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science and the Director of the School of Environmental Studies.

Reliable Controls Award in Computer Science*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students entering or continuing in the Department of Computer Science. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Riley Jane Elholm Memorial Scholarship in Civil Engineering*

Value: $1,000 | Number: 2

Two scholarships of at least $1,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year in the Department of Civil Engineering. Award selection will include consideration of students' extracurricular activities in the engineering student community. 

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

Seaborne-Langford Scholarship in Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate women entering or continuing in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Preference will be given to entering students with demonstrated financial need.

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher on the best 12 units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of a student's full time study until the completion of a first degree or for a maximum of three years, whichever is the shorter period. A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50/9.00 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work-term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher in the two terms. Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience work-term, nor academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

SunTracker Technologies Scholarship

Value: $1,000| Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of $1,000 or more are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate women students in Computer Science or Software Engineering who have a third or fourth year standing. Preference will be given to students who have pursued a project or work term in photorealistic lighting. Students in combined programs with Computer Science will be eligible for this award.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Terry Daniels Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Two or more scholarships of a minimum of $2,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering second year in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who intend to pursue the electronics specialization. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. 

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Trussell Undergraduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (Engineering)

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships totalling $2,750 are awarded to academically outstanding entrance, transfer or in-course undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science who have graduated from a secondary school in the Kootenay-Boundary area of British Columbia (School Districts #5, 6, 8, 10, 20 and 51).

Vancouver Island Engineering Society Scholarships in Engineering

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards of at least $1,000 each are given to undergraduate students, entering their second or third academic year in any accredited undergraduate engineering program (registered in 2A or higher) who:

a) are Canadian citizens or permanent residents

b) have graduated from a high school on Vancouver Island

c) have completed the previous year with at least a 6.0 or equivalent grade point average.

Preference will be given to students in the following order:

a) demonstrated financial need

b) demonstrated participation in campus activities or volunteer and community service

Students must also submit a brief biography including the above criteria, as well as hobbies, career aspirations, and name(s)/contact information of relevant references. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. 

W.R. (Bill) Gordon Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate third or fourth year students in a Major or Honours program in the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering, with preference being given to students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Students must have made a significant contribution to one or more aspects of university life through involvement in areas such as student athletic programs, student affairs or service on university bodies or committees. Applications must be submitted to the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office via their online application by May 31st and must be accompanied by a letter or resume describing their contributions.

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 recommendations of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

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

Bez Tabarrok Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a third or fourth year undergraduate student or a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In the case of an undergraduate student, approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In the case of a graduate student, approval of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Carmanah Prize in Eco-Technology*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more prizes are awarded to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science based on graduating project. Projects must have a focus on eco-technology. This prize may go to graduating students.  

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Charles Humphrey Memorial Scholarship in Engineering

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Scholarships are awarded to two outstanding students proceeding to year 3 or 4 of the Engineering program.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Combined Computer Science and Mathematics Scholarship*

Value: at least $2,000 | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of at least $2,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering their third year of studies in either the Major: Combined Computer Science and Mathematics or the Honours: Combined Computer Science and Mathematics program who have the highest GPA in their program. In the event of a tie, preference will be given to a student pursuing the co-op option. This scholarship will not be given to the same individual more than once.

Computer Science Co-op Report Prize*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A prize is awarded to a student deemed to have submitted an outstanding work term report in a Computer Science cooperative degree program. Supported by contributors to the Computer Science 10th Anniversary Scholarship Fund.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Engineering and Computer Science Co-op office.

Department of Civil Engineering Graduation Medal

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A medal is awarded to the student with the highest graduating grade point average (GPA) in a Bachelor of Civil Engineering.

Department of Computer Science 10th Anniversary Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student who has achieved fourth year standing in a major, honours or combined Computer Science degree program.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Scholarship in Engineering

Value: $1,500 | Number: 2

Two scholarships of $1,500 each are awarded to academically outstanding students entering the second year of a Bachelor of Engineering program or the Bachelor of Software Engineering program. The selection will be based upon performance during the first year of Engineering at a British Columbia university or community college.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering on behalf of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia Achievement Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia offers Achievement Awards to members of the graduating class of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science who show great promise in each of the six Engineering undergraduate degree programs.  One or more awards may be given in each of the degree programs.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia Gold Medal Award

Value: Certificate | Number: 1

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia offers a gold medal certificate to the undergraduate student in a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Software Engineering degree with the highest graduating average.

G. Robert Smith Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering fourth year in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science who demonstrate leadership and excellence in the practical application of the knowledge they have gained through a co-op work placement.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Gwen Lock Scholarship for Women

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding woman undergraduate student entering or continuing to study Engineering or Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

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Hugh and Lilian Salmond Engineering Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A scholarship of at least $1,100 and another of at least $900 are awarded annually to individual academically outstanding students entering the third or fourth year of a program in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have contributed to an innovative and practical engineering design with special emphasis on solar or other alternative energy sources, or work in low-polluting energy systems.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

IEEE Pacific Rim Vijay Bhargava Scholarships*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated excellence and who have completed two years of studies in one of the Electrical, Computer, Software, or Biomedical Engineering Programs. One scholarship will be awarded in each of the four disciplines. Award winners must be student members in good standing of the IEEE.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

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James R. Bullick Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering third or fourth year. One scholarship will be awarded in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science and one in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Jamie Chien-Ming Wu Award for Achievement in Biomedical Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding 3rd year undergraduate students pursing the electrical stream within the Biomedical Engineering Program who have the most improved GPA from the previous year. 

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Johannes G. Nordal Scholarship in Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student in the third or fourth year of a program in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

John Thipthorpe Memorial Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is made to a student entering third year in an undergraduate program of Computer Science. The award is based on the student's academic achievement exhibited in the second year courses.

Lafarge Canada Scholarship in Civil Engineering

Value: $3,000 | Number: 3

Three awards of $3,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students registered in the Civil Engineering Program who have completed 3A and are preferably registered in 3B or 4A and have demonstrated an interest in co-op opportunities with Lafarge.

Students will be nominated upon the recommendation of the Manager of Engineering and Computer Science Co-op and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. A minimum of one of three awards will go to a woman student. If no woman student is successful, then there will be only two awards provided.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Manager of Engineering and Computer Science Co-op and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science on behalf of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Lambert Joseph Schill Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students who are entering second year in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Level Up Award presented by Codename Entertainment*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students entering fourth year in either the Department of Computer Science or the Department of Software Engineering who have an interest in game development. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Norman Yarrow Scholarship in Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to an outstanding student or students continuing in the Engineering program at the University of Victoria. Preference is given to students in the Mechanical Engineering program.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Plint Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 3

Three scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering who have completed 15 units in Terms 3A & 3B and who are registered in Term 4A. Preference will be given to a woman student for one of these three scholarships.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Ray and Naomi Simpson Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One or more scholarships of at least $3,000 are awarded to academically outstanding second year students enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering program in electrical or mechanical engineering.  If a student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 7.0 or better, the scholarship is automatically renewed upon entering the 3rd and the 4th years of the program.  A student whose grade point average falls between 6.50 and 6.99 may file a written appeal with the Dean of Engineering to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship.  No renewal will be considered if a student's average falls below 6.50. 

Preference will be given to a Canadian student first, secondly from Australia and/or New Zealand and if there are no available students from these countries then students from the British Commonwealth of Nations.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

S. Joseph Cunliffe Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding students entering year 4 of the Engineering program.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Sant S. Aulakh Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student with the highest grade point average in the third year and entering the fourth year in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

Vancouver Island ASHRAE Chapter Endowment Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One award is given to a graduating undergraduate student in engineering or a group of graduating undergraduate students, the majority of whom must be enrolled in Engineering, who demonstrate exceptional innovative ability via their graduating project or an extracurricular student team. In the case where multiple students work on the same project, the award will be split evenly among all team members. The recipient(s) must have successfully completed all graduation requirements by April 30 of the year in which the award is being given. Part-time students (a minimum of 6.0 units) are eligible for this award.

W.E. Cowie Innovation Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One award is given to a graduating undergraduate student in engineering or a group of graduating undergraduate students, the majority of whom must be enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, who demonstrate exceptional innovative ability via their graduating project or an extracurricular student team. In the case where multiple students work on the same project, the award will be split evenly among all team members. The recipient(s) must have successfully completed all graduation requirements by April 30 of the year in which the award is being given. Part-time students (a minimum of 6.0 units) are eligible for this award.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.