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.

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: $100 | Number: 1

An award of $100 is given to a student who has completed at least 3 courses on China and/or Overseas Chinese 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.

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.

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.

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.

Mao Tse-Tung 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.  This award was funded through a bequest from the late Mr. Bill Scott and is awarded in memory of the late Mao Tse-Tung for the purpose of promoting the study of Modern China.

Further Information

The Mao Tse-Tung Memorial Course Award and Travel Award were funded through a bequest from the late Mr. Bill Scott in 1979-80 to promote the study of modern China at a time of enormous transition under the leadership of Mao Zedong. The naming of these awards serves as a reminder of the powerful, often difficult forces that have shaped contemporary China.

The University of Victoria is strongly committed to respecting the wishes of donors and honouring its past decisions with regard to both the name and purpose of the awards they fund. At the same time, it actively encourages recipients to reflect on the period and historic influences that these awards represent.

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.

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