Philosophy 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 following these instructions. Only one application is necessary to be considered for all bursaries.

Sean McMillen Memorial Bursary in Philosophy

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate students in the Department of Philosophy.

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 Philosophy; please review the eligibility criteria and application instructions below for further information.

 

Jim and June Young Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Philosophy. Applications together with a letter outlining the students’ involvement with social democracy and/or industrial democracy must be submitted to the Chair of the Department by March 15.

  • In the case of an undergraduate student, approval will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Philosophy.
  • In the case of a graduate student, approval will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Philosophy.

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 Philosophy.

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

Anna Bertha and Frank Kluge Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student with the highest standing entering fourth year of an honours program in the Department of Philosophy.

David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy*

Value: Book | Number: 1

Awarded to the student graduating in Honours Philosophy with the highest standing in those philosophy courses required for the Degree.

Edward Mothersill Scholarship in Philosophy*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students entering 3rd or 4th year in a Major or Honours program in the Department of Philosophy.

John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics*

Value: Book | Number: 1

A book prize is awarded to the student who achieves the highest standing in Philosophy 335: Moral Philosophy.