Germanic and Slavic 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.

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 Germanic and Slavic Studies; please review the eligibility criteria and application instructions below for further information.

 

Geraldine and Peter Shostak Scholarship in Ukrainian Studies

Value: $1,000 | Number: 2

Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in courses on Ukrainian language, history or culture who are artistically or musically inclined or who have demonstrable academic interest in Ukrainian art or music.  Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words outlining their accomplishments and/or studies in music and/or fine arts.  Students must apply to the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies by May 31. Approval of recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards, based on the recommendation of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. Part-time and graduating students are eligible for this award.

Jennifer Davison Undergraduate Scholarship in Russian Studies

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding student in Russian Studies. Students must submit a description of their active participation in a university or community club promoting Russian culture.

Nicholas V. Galichenko Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student to study Russian language and culture at universities in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Preference will be given to full time students majoring or minoring in Slavic Studies. Students must apply to the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies by March 31.

William and Amelia Kushniryk Memorial Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students studying Ukrainian language and/or culture who are continuing their studies of Ukrainian language and/or culture in the upcoming summer session through an accredited program in Ukraine. Part-time and graduating students are eligible for this award. Students must apply to the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies by March 15th

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 Germanic and Slavic Studies.

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

Carl Weiselberger Memorial Prize in German*

Value: Prize | Number: 1

A prize is awarded to a promising senior student in German on the recommendation of the Department of Germanic Studies.

Dennis, Jerome, and Peter Zachary Award in Ukrainian Studies*

Value: $1,000 | Number: Varies

One or more awards of at least $1,000 each are given to undergraduate students studying Ukrainian language and/or culture. Part-time and graduating students are eligible for this award. Students must apply to the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies by March 15th. Recipients will be nominated by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies.

Preference will be given to students who, in descending order of priority:
(a) are continuing their studies of Ukrainian language and/or culture in the summer academic term through an accredited program in Ukraine.
(b) were academically outstanding in a Ukrainian language and/or culture course in the previous term.

Dr. Nora Haimberger Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two scholarships are awarded annually. One scholarship is given to an outstanding student entering the fourth year of a Major or Honours program in Germanic Studies. The other is given to a promising student enrolled in Germanic Studies 100. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies.

Embassy of Iceland Book Prize

Value: Book | Number: 1

A book prize is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student in GMST 369: Topics in Scandinavian Studies.  Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon recommendation of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies.

Emil and Lynette Hain Scholarship in Ukrainian Studies*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of at least $1,000 are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in secular Ukrainian Language and Culture courses. The nominations and the number of recipients will be at the discretion of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. Part-time (minimum 6.0 units) and graduating students are eligible for this scholarship.

German Club Scholastic Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award established by the University of Victoria German Club (1985-86), is made annually to a promising first, second or third year student intending to continue German studies at the University of Victoria.

Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Book Prize

Value: Book | Number: Varies

These book prizes, the gift of the Federal Republic of Germany through the Consulate General in Vancouver, are available for students in each undergraduate year showing proficiency in German studies.

Hans and Imogen Bach Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to students in an Honours or Major program in Germanic Studies. Preference will be given to students in the Honours program.

J. Beattie MacLean Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student of outstanding merit and promise in second or third year who intends to continue studies in German at the University of Victoria.

John and Julia Stashuk Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students pursuing Ukraine-related courses in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. 

Michael and Olga Zachary Scholarship in Ukrainian Studies*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in Ukrainian Language and Culture courses in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. The department will nominate the recipients of this scholarship.

Prize of the Ambassador of Switzerland to Canada

Value: Book | Number: 3

These book prizes will be awarded to an outstanding student of French language and literature, to a student with highstanding in German, and to an outstanding student in Italian.

Russian Embassy in Canada Book Prize

Value: Book | Number: Varies

The book prizes are a gift of the Federal Agency "Rossotrudnichestvo" under the Embassy of Russia in Canada and are awarded to top students in Russian language and culture courses in each undergraduate year.

The J.B. Wood Book Prize in Russian

Value: Book | Number: 1

A book prize is given to the top student in first year Russian who proposes to continue the study of Russian for at least one further year at the University.

The Michael Dane Memorial Book Prize in Russian

Value: Book | Number: 1

A book prize is given to the top student in first year Russian who proposes to continue the study of Russian for at least one further year at the University.

Ukrainian Profressional and Business Association Prize

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A prize is awarded to the top student in the course offered on Modern Ukraine in the Department of Germanic and Slavic studies.

Note: This course is not offered on a regular basis.

University of Victoria German Club Jubilee Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two awards will be presented annually to promising first or second year students intending to continue Germanic studies at the University of Victoria. The award was established by the University of Victoria German Club (1977-78).

Walter Riedel Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One scholarship is awarded to a student in the Honours or Major program in Germanic Studies. Preference will be given to students enrolled in at least on course in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

William and Amelia Kushniryk Memorial Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students studying Ukrainian language and/or culture who are continuing their studies of Ukrainian language and/or culture in the upcoming summer session through an accredited program in Ukraine. Part-time and graduating students are eligible for this award.  Students must apply to the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies by March 15th.