Faculty of Humanities Awards

Please read the instructions carefully to confirm whether an application is required.

Awards 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.

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 Aniversary Humanities Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to academically outstanding students entering the University of Victoria from Canadian secondary schools who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Humanities.

CFUW Victoria Diana Morgan Scholarship in Humanities*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

First disbursement September 2020.

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding women undergraduate students in the Faculty of Humanities.

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 Faculty of Humanities.

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.

Aldyen Hamber Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 2

Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to students entering first year at the University of Victoria directly from British Columbia secondary schools. Preference is given to women students entering the Faculty of Humanities.

Applications from students are not required for scholarships listed in this section.

Unless otherwise indicated in the Terms of Awards, recipients are approved by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Humanities.

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

Alumni Association Humanities Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in the Faculty of Humanities.

Andrew Rippin Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students who are focusing on the study of religion and are enrolled in a program offered by the Faculty of Humanities. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Humanities.

CFUW Victoria Diana Morgan Scholarship in Humanities*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

First disbursement September 2020.

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding women undergraduate students in the Faculty of Humanities.

Applications are required for in-course scholarships listed in this section. These scholarships are governed by the general regulations for scholarships, medals, and prizes.
Scholarships marked with an asterisk (*) are administered by the University of Victoria Foundation.

  • 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 Faculty of Humanities; please review the eligibility criteria and application instructions below for further information.

 

Allardice Lancaster Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student entering the fourth year of an Honours program in the Faculty of Humanities. Academic standing and participation in university and community activities will be considered.

Donna Trenholm Staff Award in Humanities*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students who are members of CUPE 951 at the University of Victoria who hold a regular appointment and are taking one or more courses offered by the Faculty of Humanities.  Students will be chosen based on the highest cumulative grade point average on all courses taken at the University of Victoria. Undergraduate applicants must complete the online application by May 31st. In the case of graduate students, applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by June 15th. Approval of the graduate recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Humanities. 

Peter Liddell Award in Humanities Computing*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students in the Faculty of Humanities who have completed a single Humanities computing project that makes a significant creative or innovative contribution. Nomination forms may be obtained from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and must be submitted to that office by March 31st.

Approval of the undergraduate recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. Approval of the graduate recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.

Winning projects must fulfill the following criteria:
• The project must be done in conjunction with a course offered in the Faculty of Humanities; and
• The project must be a complete working system rather than a work-in-progress. Designs or prototypes do not qualify.

Thomas M. Hess Scholarship in Indigenous Language Revitalization*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate Indigenous students in either the Faculty of Humanities or the Faculty of Education and who are enrolled in Indigenous Language courses or an Indigenous language program. Part-time students are eligible for this award. Approval of the recipient will be made by a committee formed by the Department of Linguistics and will include members from both faculties.