School of Public Administration 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.

Vancouver Island Local Government Managements Association (VILGMA) MPA Bursary

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A bursary of $1,000 is awarded to a full-time Master's of Public Administration student enrolled in the Local Governance concentration within the School of Public Administration. Preference will be given to students living on Vancouver Island, then British Columbia and then Canada-wide.

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 School of Public Administration.

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

Ronald C. Corbeil Award for Merit in Program Evaluation*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to full-time or part-time (minimum 1.5 units) undergraduate and graduate students taking courses pertaining to program evaluation, performance measurement and performance management. Students eligible for this award would have the highest GPA or a major paper in these courses. In the case of an undergraduate award, approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration. In the case of a graduate award, approval will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.

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 School of Public Administration; please review the eligibility criteria and application instructions below for further information.

Langford-Seaborne Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an Indigenous graduate student in the School of Public Administration. If there is no eligible student, an Indigenous undergraduate student in the Indigenous Community Development and Governance Diploma in the School of Public Administration may receive the scholarship. Graduate recipients will be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee and undergraduate recipients will be approved by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Public Administration.