Science Department Awards

Please read the instructions carefully to confirm whether an application is required.

Scholarships marked with an asterisk (*) are administered 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.

Ada and Robert Le Grys Memorial Bursary in Biochemistry and/or Microbiology*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A bursary is awarded annually, on the basis of financial need and academic performance, to a student participating in a major or honours program in Biochemistry and/or Microbiology which bears on human conditions - with special emphasis on human nutritional requirements and related subjects.

Chaney Fund*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate students entering their fourth year in the Department of Chemistry. These students must have completed their third year at the University of Victoria.

Criswick Bursaries in Astronomy*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students entering 4th year in the astronomy program.

Dr. Ed Ishiguro - Oak Bay Kiwanis Bursary

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate students in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology.

Dr. Ernst von Rudloff Bursary in Biochemistry*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

An award is made annually to a student beginning year 3 or 4 of a major or honours program in Biochemistry. The award is open to all students in this program, especially those interested in plant biochemistry. The award will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Dr. Ernst von Rudloff Bursary in Forest Biology*

Value: $500 | Number: 1

One or more bursaries are awarded to students entering fourth year in a biology program and who are planning to undertake further study in Forest Biology.

Dr. Michael Bigg Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A bursary is awarded to a student enrolled in Marine Biology courses. Preference will be given to students interested in killer whale and other marine mammal conservation and research, and the effect of pollution on marine environment, and to former students of Cowichan Senior Secondary School, Duncan, BC, specializing in these fields of study.

F.W. Benton Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

An award will be made to a 4th year or graduate student in the biological sciences with a special interest in salmonids or marine environmental studies and who is studying or doing research at the Bamfield Marine Station. This bursary is given to assist in the continuance of F.W. Benton's work in wilderness preservation.

Gerald G. Few Graduate Bursary in Forest Biology*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students in the biological sciences with a commitment to the field of Forest Biology. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by Student Financial Aid Services upon the recommendation of the Forest Biology Program Committee.

Gerhart B. Friedmann Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded annually to students entering year 2 or 3 of an Honours or Major program in the Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy.

G. Morley Neal Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

An award is made annually to a student entering year 4 of a biology honours or major program, who has a good academic standing and is in financial need.

Howard English Victoria Fish and Game Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

The Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association will present a bursary annually to a student entering 4th year in Biological Sciences who shows demonstrated interest in conservation, especially as applied to aquatic ecology (biology). If funds permit, a second award will be given.

Hugh and Lilian Salmond Bursary in Biochemistry and/or Microbiology*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two awards are made annually, on the basis of financial need and academic performance, to students participating in majors or honours programs in biochemistry and/or microbiology which bear on the human conditions (1) such as respiratory diseases ... particularly asthma, bronchial asthma, etc. and (2) with special emphasis on the body's immune system and allergic reactions.

Jane Seaborne Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to female 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.

John Carling Fraser Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Two or more bursaries are awarded to 3rd or 4th year students in the Faculty of Science who have declared a major in Biology, Biochemistry or Microbiology. Preference will be given to students who are active in student politics and/or volunteer work with youth groups in the community, especially Scouts Canada.

Paul Parizeau Bursary

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to students entering fourth year in a biology program and who are planning to undertake further study in Forest Biology.

Samuel Simco Bursary

Value: $650 | Number: 2

Awards of $650, established by the Victoria Natural History Society from funds bequeathed for this purpose by the late Mr. Samuel Simco, are awarded to one student pursuing a undergraduate degree and one student pursing graduate studies in Biology and who is specializing in the area of species and/or habitat conservation. Selection will be made by Student Financial Aid Services upon the recommendation of the Department of Biology.

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

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

50th Anniversary Science Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding student entering the University of Victoria from a Canadian secondary school who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science.

Faculty of Science Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding students entering the University of Victoria from a Canadian secondary school who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science.

Students must apply to be considered for the entrance scholarships below, which are based on marks and other criteria such as academic achievement and volunteer and community work. All UVic entrance scholarships require a minimum 85% admission average, unless otherwise specified in the terms of reference of the scholarship. Recipients will be selected upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Science.

The scholarships below:

  • requires an online application via My Page submitted between February 01 - May 1, unless otherwise stated in the Terms of Awards.
  • are governed by the general regulations for scholarships, medals, and prizes.

More information is available on the Entrance Scholarship website.

Grad Class of 1964 Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering the Faculty of Science directly from a Canadian secondary school or college. Students must demonstrate a high level of extra-curricular involvement in their school community.

Norah and Calvin Banks Science Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An entrance scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate Indigenous student in the Faculty of Science.

Peninsula Co-op Sus Tabata Entrance Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student pursuing a degree in the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering who has contributed to their community and/or school in an outstanding way through volunteer or extra-curricular activities. The recipient must be a Peninsula Co-op member or the immediate family of a member. Immediate family of the student includes parents, step-parents, guardians, siblings, grandparents, uncles and aunts. Students and immediate family must have had active membership prior to September 1st of the previous year and must currently be in good standing with Peninsula Co-op. The recipient must be enrolled full-time at UVic and must attend UVic within the same year as their secondary school graduation.

Trussell Undergraduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (Faculty of Science)

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships totalling $2,750 are awarded to academically outstanding entrance, transfer or in-course undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science who have graduated from a secondary school in the Kootenay-Boundary area of British Columbia (School Districts #5, 6, 8, 10, 20 and 51).

Applications are required for in-course scholarships listed in this section. These scholarships are governed by the general regulations for scholarships, medals, and prizes. Scholarships marked with an asterisk (*) are administered by the University of Victoria Foundation.

  • 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 Faculty of Science; please review the eligibility criteria and application instructions below for further information.

 

Bob Wright Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science who have demonstrated an interest in oceans through course work, co-op experience or work experience.

This scholarship requires you to submit an application directly to the Faculty of Science.

John Carling Fraser Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two scholarships are awarded to 3rd or 4th year students in the Faculty of Science, with a declared major in Biology, Microbiology or Biochemistry. Preference will be given to students who are active in student politics and/or volunteer work with youth groups in the community, especially Scouts Canada. Students should submit a letter or resume as part of their application in which they describe their contributions to such volunteer/youth organizations.

These scholarships are governed by the general regulations for scholarships, medals and prizes.
  • Applications are required for In-Course Scholarships listed in this section.
  • The deadline, unless stated otherwise is May 31.
  • Access the In-course Scholarship application via My page (Student Services section, under the Finances tab)

Norah and Calvin Banks Aboriginals Leadership Award in the Sciences*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate Aboriginal students in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering or School of Environmental Studies who demonstrate leadership by encouraging and/or promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields of study in Aboriginal communities.

Undergraduate students apply through the on-line application via My Page under Student Awards and Financial Aid. Applications must be submitted with reference letters from Aboriginal Community leaders outlining how they demonstrate leadership.

Selection of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards or the Graduate Admissions and Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Director of the Office of Indigenous Affairs in consultation with the Dean of the Faculty of Science, and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Director of the School of Environmental Studies.

This scholarship requires you to submit an application directly to the Faculty of Science.

Rob and Tammy Lipson Undergraduate Research Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of at least $2,000 are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science who have:

a) An international research opportunity. The opportunity needs to be a research collaboration between UVic and an international academic, industry or government research entity;

b) Been recommended by their advisor and/or department chair;

c) And, whose advisor/chair and international collaborator have both committed funding to the students' research opportunity.

Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated a commitment to knowledge translation through one of:

a) A presentation at a departmental or research centre symposium or colloquium

b) Participation in a faculty/UVic wide presentation event, such as HonoursFest or IdeasFest.

The application forms are available from the Science Dean's Office and are to be submitted by April 30th.

Smonec Natural Sciences Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student in the Faculty of Science. Preference will be given to a First Nations Status or Non-status student. In the event that no First Nations Status or Non-status student is eligible, the award will be given to an Inuit or Métis student. Students may receive this award more than once.

Trussell Undergraduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (Faculty of Science)

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships totalling $2,750 are awarded to academically outstanding entrance, transfer or in-course undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science who have graduated from a secondary school in the Kootenay-Boundary area of British Columbia (School Districts #5, 6, 8, 10, 20 and 51).

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

Unless otherwise indicated in the Terms of Awards, recipients are selected by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendations of the Department of Science.

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

Alumni Association Science Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science.

Boehm Family Award for Excellence in Science*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more students in the honours program in the Faculty of Science will be awarded the Boehm Family Award for Excellence in Science. The successful students will be selected through an adjudication process established by the Dean's Office in conjunction with the annual honours presentation event.

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.

Dr. Chi Shing (CS) Wong Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students with 3rd and 4th year standing in the Faculty of Science with a major focus in oceanography.  Selection will be based on overall GPA and registration in an Honours or Directed Studies project related to experimental or field-based research in ocean science.  If no student is eligible, the scholarship may be awarded to a student registered in the Ocean Sciences Minor program.

Harper Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in a Major or Honours program in Science with a strong preference for students with a demonstrated commitment to Marine Biology.