Physics and Astronomy 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.

Albert Loucks Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to graduate students in each of the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Physics and the Faculty of Engineering.

Criswick Bursary in Astronomy*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate students in the astronomy program.

Jane Seaborne Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to women students in a major or honours program in Biology, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Chemistry, Earth and Ocean Sciences, or Physics and Astronomy. Preference will be given to students who are involved in intramural sports.

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 Physics and Astronomy.

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

Alfred and Adriana Potvin Scholarship in Ocean Science*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding students in an Ocean Sciences Minor or the Combined Honours in Physics and Ocean Sciences (Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics) program in the School of Earth & Ocean Sciences and the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

B.W. Pearse Science Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 4

Four scholarships are awarded to third or fourth year students in an Honours or Majors program in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics and Physics and Astronomy.

CFUW Victoria Anniversary Science Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a 3rd or 4th year academically outstanding woman student in an Honours or Major program in the Department of Physics and Astronomy or the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The scholarship celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first award given by Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Victoria in 1917.

Clarence C. Cook Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to the first year student who achieves the highest standing in 3 units of first year Physics and who plans to take further courses in Physics at the University of Victoria.

In the case of a tie, a recommendation will be made in consultation with the instructor(s) involved.

Don Ingham Memorial Scholarship

Value: $400 | Number: 1

This scholarship of $400 is awarded by the Victoria Newspaper Guild, Local 223, A.N.G., in memory of Don Ingham, widely known journalist and amateur astronomer. The scholarship is awarded to the best student in the qualifying 200-level courses of an Honours or Major Astronomy program, who is returning to the University of Victoria and planning to take further courses in Astronomy.

Dorothy Harper Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding student who has completed the qualifying 200-level or 300-level courses of an Honours or Major program in Physics or Astronomy.

Harbhajan S. Sandhu Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student with the highest first class grade point average who has completed the qualifying 300-level courses of an Honours or Major program in Physics.

Harry and Martha Dosso Scholarship in Physics*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding student who has completed the qualifying 200-level or 300-level courses and is continuing in an Honours or Major Physics program. Preference will be given to a student in a combined program in Physics and Earth Sciences (Geophysics), or Physics and Ocean Sciences (Ocean Atmosphere Dynamics).

John Goudy Science Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding 4th year undergraduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

John L. Climenhaga Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student who has completed the qualifying 200-level courses of an Honours or Major program in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Miranda Ward Physics Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to students in the Physics Cooperative Education program who have a minimum 4.5/9.0 sessional GPA.

Physics and Astronomy Award

Value: Various | Number: 1

An award will be given to a student who has received a minimum 5.0/9.0 GPA in one or more 300 level courses in Physics or Astronomy. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Physics Red Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding students in the Physics program. One scholarship is awarded to a student entering third year and one scholarship is awarded to a student entering fourth year who had the best standing in their laboratory course(s).

Physics Student Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student majoring in Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Robert S. Evans Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding students who intend to continue their studies at the University of Victoria as follows:

  1. One scholarship to a student in each of the programs: Child and Youth   Care, Nursing and Social Work, on the recommendation of the respective Directors;

  2. One scholarship to a student who has completed the qualifying 300-level courses for an Honours or Major program in Astronomy;

  3. Two scholarships for award within the student body at large. If no suitable candidates can be found in categories (1) or (2), additional awards can be made in category (3).

"Stand Out From the Crowd" Prize in Physics and Astronomy

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A Prize of $500 is awarded to the student with the highest grade in the most challenging undergraduate course in physics and astronomy. A second prize of $300 is awarded to the student with the second highest grade in the most challenging undergraduate course in physics and astronomy and a third prize of $200 is awarded to the student with the third highest grade in the most challenging undergraduate course in physics and astronomy.

Determination of the most challenging undergraduate course will be made by the Physics and Astronomy Undergraduate Awards Committee in consultation with course instructors and approved by the Department Chair. The successful candidates, having completed the course with the three highest grades, will be selected by the same committee.

Terry T. Robertson Scholarship in Physics*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding student who has completed the qualifying 200-level or 300-level courses of an Honours or Major program in Department of Physics and Astronomy.