Visual Arts 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.

  • Chapman Achievement Award*
  • Gerald G. Few Achievement Award*
  • Hallam Achievement Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Deadline is November 7 (subject to change- please check with your department).

Achievement Awards recognize undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the pursuit of excellence in their endeavours. Fine arts, athletics, and other areas where individual expression becomes public are recognized through these awards. Recipients must have demonstrated financial need and a minimum 3.5 sessional grade point average for students continuing at or transferring to UVic, or a 70% admission average for students commencing postsecondary studies for the first time. Departments will distribute application forms to prospective students, who will complete and return them to the Office of the Dean of Fine Arts.

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.

Alumni Association Visual Arts Graduate Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are made to graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by Student Financial Aid Services upon the recommendation of the Department of Visual Arts.

Douglas Gibb Morton Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more bursaries are awarded to students in the Department of Visual Arts.

Fine Arts Festival Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more bursaries are awarded to students continuing in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Frances Trapp (Brown) Cameron Memorial Bursary in Visual Arts*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A bursary is awarded to a student in the Visual Arts program. Preference will be given to a graduate of Victoria High School.

John Dobereiner Memorial Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: 1 

A bursary will be awarded annually to a worthy and needy undergraduate student who plans to pursue a career in Art.

Patricia Beer Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to a student or students entering or returning to an undergraduate or graduate program in Visual Arts. In the case of a graduate award, selection will be made by the Graduate Admissions and Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Visual Arts.

Visual Arts Auction Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more bursaries are awarded to students entering or continuing in a Visual Arts program. Preference will be given to students of First Nations heritage for at least one of every four bursary assignments.

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.

Emily Apinis-Grundstein Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Scholarships are awarded to students entering or continuing in programs in the Department of Visual Arts or the School of Music.

Takao Tanabe Undergraduate Award in Visual Arts

Value: $2,500 | Number: 1

One award of $2,500 will be given to an undergraduate student entering third or fourth year in the Department of Visual Arts whose focus is on painting.  Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Visual Arts.

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 Visual Arts.

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

Asper Scholarship in Film and Video Arts*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in film and/or video arts in the Department of Visual Arts.

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

Audrey St. Denys and M.E. Johnson Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in Faculty of Fine Arts.

Avis Rasmussen Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to mature graduate students (students who have been out of school for four years) in the Department of Visual Arts who focus on painting, drawing or print-making. For graduate students, preference is for entering students. If there are no graduate students who are eligible then one or more awards are given to undergraduate students aged 23 or over in the Department of Visual Arts with a focus on painting, drawing or print-making.  Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by either the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee or the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Visual Arts.

Dana Hlavac-Winsor Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding 3rd year undergraduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.

 

Dr. Milada Horakova Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.

Emily Apinis-Grunstein Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to students entering or continuing in programs in the Department of Visual Arts or the School of Music.

Heather Cragg Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student completing year two of a Visual Arts program. The student who receives the scholarship at the end of year two may have the scholarship renewed at the completion of year three of the program.

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Jessie Allan Forsyth Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students entering or continuing in the Department of Visual Arts.

  • In the case of an undergraduate award, approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards.
  • In the case of a graduate award, approval will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee, both upon the recommendation of the Department of Visual Arts.

John Wyatt Price Book Prize in Photography

Value: Book | Number: 1

A book prize is awarded to a student majoring in Visual Arts with an emphasis in photography. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated an interest in portraiture.

JTS Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding student in the Department of Visual Arts, School of Music and the Department of Theatre. Every year the award must go to a different department beginning with the Department of Visual Arts, then the School of Music and then the Department of Theatre on a rotating basis.

Kathleen G. Collis Art Therapy Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in the Faculty of Fine Arts with:

  1. an interest in phenomenological approaches
  2. other forms of community-engaged creative activity that contributes to the field of art therapy.

Preference will be given to a student from the Department of Visual Arts. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Dean of Fine Arts upon the recommendation from the individual departments.

Pat Martin Bates Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded by the Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria to the most outstanding woman student completing the third year of a program in Visual Arts.

Takao Tanabe Undergraduate Award in Visual Arts

Value: $2,500 | Number: 1

One award of $2,500 will be given to an undergraduate student entering third or fourth year in the Department of Visual Arts whose focus is on painting.  Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Visual Arts.

Val Faris Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate women who are mature students (23 years or older) continuing in the Department of Visual Arts.

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

Elizabeth (Betty) Valentine Prangnell Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship will be awarded to two academically outstanding undergraduate Indigenous students of different genders majoring in Visual Arts. Preference will be given to students with an interest in Indigenous visual art. If there are not two eligible undergraduate students, then a graduate student of a different gender than the undergraduate student recipient may receive the scholarship. In the case of a graduate student, approval will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Visual Arts department.