Pacific and Asian 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.

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.

China Exchange Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

In order to encourage student exchanges between the University of Victoria and East China Normal University, a bursary will be awarded to a student from the University of Victoria attending the East China Normal University, or to a student from the East China Normal University attending the University of Victoria. Should unforeseen circumstances arise whereby no exchange is possible in a given year, the bursary may be awarded to a University of Victoria student who is enrolled in a program within the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies and who has demonstrated financial need, reasonable acccademic standing and an interest in the study of China.

No application required

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 Pacific and Asian Studies.

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

Janet Moerman Memorial Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering, transferring or continuing in either the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies or the Department of Art History and Visual Studies.

Preference will be given to mature students (23 years and older). For students in Pacific and Asian Studies, further preference will be given to students whose focus of study is Japan.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of either the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies or the Department of Art History and Visual Studies. Awarding of the scholarships will alternate years between the two Departments.

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

Unless otherwise indicated in the Terms of Reference, recipients are approved by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.

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

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Victoria Course Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is given to a student who has completed at least three courses on China and/or Overseas Chinese studies.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Dart Coon Club of Victoria Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is given to a student who has completed at least 3 courses on China and/or Overseas Chinese Studies. This award is made for the purpose of stimulating the study of the developing countries of the Pacific Rim.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Dr. David F. Strong Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship established by the Alumni Association of the University of Victoria is awarded to a student entering third or fourth year of a program in the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Dr. Norman Bethune Memorial Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is given to a student who has completed at least 3 courses on China and/or Overseas Chinese studies.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Gregory Heitzmann Book Prize in Japanese Studies*

Value: Book | Number: 1

A book prize is awarded to the student who has achieved the highest standing in Japanese Studies courses each Winter Session.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Janet Moerman Memorial Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering, transferring or continuing in either the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies or the Department of Art History and Visual Studies.

Preference will be given to mature students (23 years and older). For students in Pacific and Asian Studies, further preference will be given to students whose focus of study is Japan.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of either the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies or the Department of Art History and Visual Studies. Awarding of the scholarships will alternate years between the two Departments.

Michiko Warkentyne Scholarship in Japanese Studies

Value: Up to $1,000 | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of up to $1,000 are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students who are taking courses on Japan in the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Philip K.H. Wong Scholarship and Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in a Master's or PhD program whose research is related to China or Overseas Chinese Studies. If no graduate student is eligible for this scholarship, an award may be given to an undergraduate student who has completed at least 3 courses on China and/or Overseas Chinese Studies.

  • If a graduate award, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.
  • If an undergraduate award, approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Po Ting Ip and Wai Tsuen Lee Ip Scholarship in Pacific and Asian Studies*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to students continuing in a graduate or undergraduate program in the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies, who have taken a course on classical Chinese tradition.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies, or in the case of a graduate award, approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Wong Fat-Nan Memorial Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is given to a student who has completed at least 3 courses on China and/or Overseas Chinese Studies.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.