Art History & Visual Studies 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.

  • Chapman Achievement Award
  • Gerald G. Few Achievement Award
  • Hallam Achievement Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Deadline is November 7 (subject to change- please check with your department).

Achievement Awards recognize undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the pursuit of excellence in their endeavours. Fine arts, athletics, and other areas where individual expression becomes public are recognized through these awards. Recipients must have demonstrated financial need and a minimum 3.5 sessional grade point average for students continuing at or transferring to UVic, or a 70% admission average for students commencing postsecondary studies for the first time. Departments will distribute application forms to prospective students, who will complete and return them to the Office of the Dean of Fine Arts.

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.

Arthur Checkley Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more bursaries will be awarded to students entering or continuing in Fine Arts programs.

Fine Arts Festival Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more bursaries will be awarded to students entering or continuing in Fine Arts programs.

Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholar in Art as a Source of Knowledge Bursaries*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more bursaries will be awarded to Art History & Visual Studies graduate students.

Killery Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate students in the department of Art History & Visual Studies.

Applications from students are not required for scholarships listed below.

Unless otherwise indicated, recipients are approved by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Art History & Visual Studies.

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

Audrey St. Denys and M.E. Johnson Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in Faculty of Fine Arts.

Dr. Carol Gibson Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate fourth year student in an Honours program in the Department of Art History & Visual Studies.

Flora Hamilton Burns Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship, donated by Flora Hamilton Burns in memory of Emily Carr, is awarded to an outstanding student entering fourth year of the B.A. Program in Art History & Visual Studies with an announced intention of proceeding to further study in this discipline.

Henriette Ann Schmidt Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Art History & Visual Studies specializing in Indigenous art, with preference given to students studying Pre-Columbian art. In the event that there are insufficient candidates who meet the criteria above, scholarships will be awarded to other academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Art History & Visual Studies. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards or the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Art History & Visual Studies.

Martlet Chapter, Iode Prize for Scholarship in Art History and Visual Studies*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship will be presented for excellence in Art History & Visual Studies.

Nellie Holroyd Scholarship in Art History and Visual Studies

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a student in the Department of Art History & Visual Studies.

Patricia Burns Keir Prize in Canadian Art*

Value: Book | Number: 1

A book prize is awarded to an outstanding student enrolled in a course on the history of Canadian art.

 

Stephen and Eunice Lowe Legacy Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to either academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students studying Asian Art in the Department of Art History & Visual Studies. Preference is given to students studying the history of Chinese Art.