Geography 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.

Helen Jessop Ford Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary is awarded to a student continuing in the Department of History or the Department of Geography.

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 by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Geography.

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.

Hakai-Raincoast Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to Indigenous undergraduate entrance or transfer students in the Department of Geography with demonstrated financial need. If there are no eligible candidates, the award will be given to an Indigenous undergraduate entrance or transfer student in the Faculty of Social Sciences with demonstrated financial need.  Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

 

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 Geography.

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

Chapman Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two scholarships are awarded, one to a student who has completed third year Biology, on the Ecology Program, and one to a student who has completed third year Geography, on the Resources and Physical Program. A book on ecology and conservation, selected by the appropriate department, is part of the award.  These scholarships are given in memory of John Chapman and his daughter Barbara who were well known conservationists. Approval is made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the appropriate departments.

Charles Howatson Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is made annually to an outstanding third year student enrolled in a Geography Major or Honours program.

Helen Jessop Ford Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student continuing in the Department of History or the Department of Geography.

Maureen McLeod Scholarship in Geography

Value: $1,000 | Number: 2

Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Geography

Max Walker Scholarship in Geography*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Geography.

Ross Geography Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A number of scholarships will be awarded annually to students in the Major or Honours programs in Geography. The scholarships, which are equal to the full domestic tuition fees of the recipients, will be awarded on the basis of sessional grade point average to students with third or fourth year standing.

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 Geography; please review the eligibility criteria and application instructions below for further information.

Catherine O. Cameron Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded by the Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria to a woman student in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of the Department of Geography. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial need.