Faculty of Social Sciences 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 department bursaries by completing the general bursary application. Only one application is necessary to be considered for all bursaries.

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 approved by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The scholarships below:

  • requires an online application via My Page submitted between February 15 - April 30, 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.

Hakai-Raincoast Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to Indigenous undergraduate entrance or transfer students in the Department of Geography with demonstrated financial need. If there are no eligible candidates, the award will be given to an Indigenous undergraduate entrance or transfer student in the Faculty of Social Sciences with demonstrated financial need.  Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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 Social Sciences Entrance Scholarship*

Value: $1,000 | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to academically outstanding students entering the University of Victoria from Canadian secondary schools who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Faculty of Social Sciences Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship*

Value: $1,000 | Number: Varies

First disbursement in 2019

One or more scholarships of $1,000 each 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 Social Sciences.

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

 

Joyce Underwood Indigenous Undergraduate Student Scholarship in Social Sciences*

Value: Varies | Number: Up to 4

Up to four scholarships are awarded annually to Indigenous students, domestic or international, registered in an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Faculty of Social Sciences Awards and Recognition Committee will nominate the recipients. Recipients will be selected on the basis of their commitment to education (50%) and their financial need (50%). Applicants must provide a letter describing their commitment to education and financial need. Commitment to education is defined broadly, and can be demonstrated in a variety of ways including but not limited to personal academic performance or perseverance, or support for education in the community. The application will be available each year through the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office.

Social Justice Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to academically outstanding students in the Faculty of Social Sciences entering their third or fourth year who have demonstrated financial need.  Students must provide an essay (maximum 500 words) explaining how their studies will assist them to pursue a career in social justice. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Stephens Family Undergraduate Research Awards in Organic and Sustainable Food Systems

Value: Varies | Number: Varies


One or more undergraduate awards of up to $5,000 in total will be awarded to students in the Faculty of Social Sciences, in the form of a research stipend, to provide the student with the resources to conduct their field research in collaboration with UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems (preferred) or, if UBC is unable, with another institution/organization chosen by UVic in consultation with the Stephens Family. This award may not be awarded to the same student more than once. Approval of recipients will be made by Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Social Sciences Awards and Recognition Committee. Students must submit their application to the Faculty of Social Sciences by September 15.

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.

James R. Bullick Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two scholarships are awarded to outstanding students entering one of the final two years of undergraduate studies. One scholarship will be awarded in the Faculty of Engineering and one in the Faculty of Social Sciences.