Specific Criteria Application Awards

Entrance scholarships that are based on admission average and other criteria require an application. To be considered for the following scholarships and awards complete the entrance scholarship application, available through Online tools.

 The online application is open February 15 to April 30.

Any supporting documentation required for the following online application must be submitted by email to entrance@uvic.ca.

Students transferring into UVic in Term 2 (January) of the Winter Session are eligible to apply for the below scholarships, as they will not be eligible for the incourse scholarship application.

Scholarships marked with an asterisk (*) are administered by the University of Victoria Foundation.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the online entrance/transfer scholarships students must normally:

  • Be entering UVic directly from a Canadian secondary school, including international students who are completing a Canadian secondary diploma
  • Be a Canadian citizen studying grade 12 outside of Canada
  • Be a secondary school graduate – entering UVic within two years of graduation and have not attended another post secondary institution
  • Have an 85% admission average or 32 IB points (secondary school students)
  • Be entering UVic directly from a Canadian college or university
  • Have a 7.5/9.0 (UVic scale) transfer average or an 8.0/9.0 Diploma transfer average

Accessing the online applications

  1. Create a NetLink ID
  2. Sign into UVic Online tools using your Netlink ID
  3. If you are not yet admitted to UVic, but have submitted an admissions application, select "Applicant Services".  If you have been admitted, select "Student Services"
  4. Select "View and apply for awards"
  5. Select "Apply for awards"
  6. Select the Aid year and Period and the relevant application:
  • Canadian undergraduate secondary school application
  • Canadian undergraduate transfer application

It is the student’s responsibility to send in all required supporting documentation to entrance@uvic.ca by April 30. Please ensure that your UVic ID, full name, and the scholarship you are applying for in the subject line.

Renewable entrance scholarships

Students are generally not awarded two renewable scholarships. If a student is eligible for two renewable scholarships, they will be offered the higher value scholarship.

Aga Khan Academy Renewable Scholarship

A scholarship of $90,00, payable at $22,500 per year over 4 years, is awarded to an academically outstanding international student entering an undergraduate program at the University of Victoria directly from one of the Aga Khan Academies. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for this scholarship. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic excellence (a minimum or 32 IB points), community service, school involvement and leadership. The financial need of the applicant will also be considered.

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50 or higher on the best 12 units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of the student's full time study until completion of a first degree or for a maximum of four years, whichever is the shorter period. A student whose grade point falls below 7.50 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship. Students registered in a co-op or work experience or work term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more graded units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50 or higher in the two terms. Any student who takes neither a co-op or work experience work term nor academic units for one or more terms may forfeit their scholarship.

View application information here.

Ailsa and Roger Bishop Entrance Scholarship in Theatre*

Value: $4,000 | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of a minimum of $4,000 per year, payable for up to four years, are awarded to academically outstanding students entering the Department of Theatre in the Faculty of Fine Arts.  Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.  

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher on the best 12 units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of the student’s full time study in the Department of Theatre until completion of a first degree or for a maximum of three years, whichever is the shorter period.  A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50/9.0 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship. 

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work-term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50/9.0 or higher in the two terms.  Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience/work-term, nor academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

David H. Turpin National Entrance Scholarship*

Value: $5,000 | Number: 1

One scholarship of $20,000, payable at $5,000 per year for up to four years, is awarded to an academically outstanding student entering an undergraduate program from a secondary school in Canada or an international student completing a Canadian secondary school diploma. The scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of academic excellence, community service, school involvement and leadership.

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher on the best 12 units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of the student’s full-time study until completion of a first degree or for a maximum of four years, whichever is the shorter period. A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50/9.00 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work-term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher in the two terms.  Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience work-term, or academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

David Strong Entrance Scholarship

Value: $5,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student entering the University of Victoria from a Canadian secondary school, college, or university. To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher on the best 12 units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of a student's full time study until the completion of a first degree or for a maximum of three years, whichever is the shorter period. A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50/9.00 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work-term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher in the two terms. Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience work-term, nor academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

Elsa Eleonora Fagerberg and Clara Maria Fagerberg Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships, to a maximum of $20,000, payable over four years, are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering the University of Victoria from Canadian secondary schools, colleges and universities. The selection of recipients is based on academic excellence, breadth of interest, and leadership qualities.

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher on the best 12 units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of a student's full time study (12 or more units) until the completion of a first degree or for a maximum of three years, whichever is the shorter period. A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50/9.00 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher in the two terms. Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience work-term, nor academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

Fairfax Financial Ltd. Award

Value: $6,000 | Number: 1

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited offers an award valued at $6,000 to an undergraduate student who is a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident; has graduated from a Canadian secondary school or CEGEP no longer than 18 months prior to the start of the academic year and has demonstrated financial need.

The award is renewable at the value initially offered in each of the second, third, fourth years of study at UVic provided that the recipient: continues to demonstrate financial need by completing a budget form and has achieved a minimum sessional grade point average of 5.0 in his or her previous year of study. They also must continue to be registered in at least 80% of a full course load (at least 40% of a full course load for students with a permanent disability). Students must not have previously received a Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. award and must be continuing in the same program for which they originally applied.

John Locke Malkin Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of a minimum of $4,000 per year, for up to five years, are awarded to students of exceptional academic promise entering the University of Victoria from Canadian secondary schools or BC colleges and universities.

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher on the best 12 units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of the student’s full-time study until completion of a first degree or for a maximum of four years, whichever is the shorter period. A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50/9.00 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work-term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher in the two terms.  Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience work-term, or academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

Leeder Family Memorial Scholarship in Economics*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding full-time undergraduate students entering third or fourth year in the Department of Economics with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who are from outside the Greater Victoria or Metro Vancouver Regional District areas. Scholarships will be approximately one-half of a student's full-time (minimum 12 units) Winter Session tuition and fees.


If awarded to a third year student, the scholarship may be renewed for the recipient's fourth year of full-time studies in the Department of Economics. To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in two terms of study between May and April in the previous academic year and maintained a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher on the best 12 units. A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50/9.00 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in co-op or work experience work-term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher in the two terms. Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience/work-term, nor academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

Leeder Family Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding full-time undergraduate students entering third or fourth year in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who are from outside the Greater Victoria or Metro Vancouver Regional District areas. Scholarships will be approximately one-half of a student's full-time (minimum 12 units) Winter Session tuition and fees.

If awarded to a third year student, the scholarship may be renewed for the recipient's fourth year of full-time studies in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in two terms of study between May and April in the previous academic year and maintained a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher on the best 12 units. A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50/9.00 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in co-op or work experience work-term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher in the two terms. Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience/work-term, nor academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

Marilyn (Leslie) Kan and John YH Kan Award for Indigenous Students*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is given to an undergraduate Indigenous student entering or transferring to the University of Victoria who has demonstrated financial need and who has a dependent child/children living at home. Students who have been out of high school for more than two years, are not transferring directly from a post-secondary institution or are mature students are eligible for this scholarship.

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more graded units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 5.00/9.00 or higher on the best 12 units. The award is automatically renewed for each year of a student's full time study until the completion of a first degree or for a maximum of three years, whichever is the shorter period. A student whose grade point average falls below 5.00/9.00 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for renewal of the award.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work-term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 5.00/9.00 or higher in the two terms. Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience work-term, nor academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

First disbursement September 2022.

National Entrance Scholarship

Value: $5,000 | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships to a maximum of $20,000, payable at $5,000 per year for up to four years, are awarded to academically outstanding students entering undergraduate programs from secondary school in Canada. The scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of academic excellence, community service, school involvement and leadership.

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher on the best 12 units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of a student's full time study until the completion of a first degree or for a maximum of four years, whichever is the shorter period. A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50/9.00 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work-term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher in the two terms. Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience work-term, nor academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

Richard Gilhooley and Karen Ockelton Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship of at least $6,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student entering the University of Victoria from a Canadian secondary school, college or university, and who has demonstrated financial need.

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more graded units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.5/9.00 or higher on the best 12 graded units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of the student's full time study for a maximum of three years. A student whose grade point average falls below 7.5/9.0 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more graded units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.5/9.0 or higher in the two terms. Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience work-term, or academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

First disbursement September 2022.

Robert and Ellen Pearce Scholarship

Value: $5,000 | Number: 2

Two renewable scholarships of $5,000 per year for up to 4 years or completion of first degree are awarded to outstanding students entering the University of Victoria from Canadian Secondary Schools, Colleges or Universities.

Seaborne-Langford Scholarship in Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate women entering or continuing in the Faculty of Engineering. Preference will be given to entering students with demonstrated financial need.

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher on the best 12 units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of a student's full time study until the completion of a first degree or for a maximum of three years, whichever is the shorter period. A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50/9.00 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work-term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher in the two terms. Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience work-term, nor academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

T.S. McPherson Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of a minimum of $4,500 per year, up to five years, are awarded to students of exceptional promise entering the University of Victoria directly from British Columbia secondary schools, colleges, and universities; normally two scholarships are reserved for college or university students.

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher on the best 12 units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of the student’s full-time study until completion of a first degree or for a maximum of four years, whichever is the shorter period. A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50/9.00 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work-term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher in the two terms.  Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience work-term, or academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

Walker Wood Foundation Scholarship in Social Sciences

Value: $4,000 | Number: 1

One scholarship of $16,000, payable at $4,000 over four years, will be awarded to an academically outstanding Canadian citizen entering an undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Social Sciences who has demonstrated financial need.  Preference will be given to students who are entering directly from a secondary school and who have demonstrated involvement with extra-curricular activities including, but not limited to, community participation, leadership, music or drama.  Applicants must be BC residents (defined as having lived at an address in BC at least one year prior to application deadline).

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. A cover letter (maximum 500 words) describing:
  • How and why the applicant got involved in extra-curricular/leadership activity
  • What the applicant learned from this involvement
  1. A letter of support from a supervisor, teacher, or leader who can comment on the extra-curricular activity. This letter should include the length of time and capacity in which the referee has known the applicant and cannot be from a relative or family member.

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50/9.00 or higher on the best 12 units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of the student’s full time study until completion of a first degree or for a maximum of three years, whichever is the shorter period.  A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50/9.0 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50/9.0 or higher in the two terms.  Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience/work term, nor academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

Wilson S.C. Lai Scholarship

Value: $5,000 | Number: Varies

Scholarships of $15,000, payable at $5,000 per year for three years, will be awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering the University of Victoria from a Canadian secondary school, college or university, and who have demonstrated financial need. Selection will be based on academic excellence, breadth of interest, and leadership qualities. 

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.5/9.0 or higher on the best 12 units.   The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of the student’s full time study for a maximum of two years.  A student whose grade point average falls below 7.5/9.0 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship. 

Students registered in a co-op or work experience work term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.5/9.0 or higher in the two terms.  Any student who takes either a co-op, work experience work-term, or academic units for more than one term may forfeit their scholarship.

Non-renewable entrance scholarships

Awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering UVic; these are one-time scholarships.

25th Olympiad Scholarship

Value: $2,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $2,000 is awarded to a student entering the University of Victoria who has demonstrated excellence in extramural athletics while maintaining a high academic standing. Students competing in any of the Vikes Varsity sports are eligible to apply. Vikes Varsity sports include: basketball, soccer, swimming, cross country and track, rowing, rugby, field hockey, and golf. Students must provide a coach's reference letter. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the Director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the Associate Director, Sport.

Aldyen Hamber Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 2

Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to students entering first year at the University of Victoria directly from British Columbia secondary schools. Preference is given to women students entering the Faculty of Humanities.

Alexander and Mary Mackenzie Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,500 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to an academically outstanding Canadian student entering the first year at the University of Victoria who was involved in a secondary school or community anti-drug and alcohol program. A letter of recommendation from the program director must be included with the application for the scholarship.

Award for Student Refugees

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards, between $500 to $2,000 each, are given to undergraduate students with protected person or permanent residency status (under one of the Refugee Application Class categories) who are not currently supported by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC).

Applicants must submit a letter from a UVic Immigration Consultant that confirms protected person or refugee status. Part-time students (a minimum of 6.0 units) are eligible for this award. WUSC students, in their first year of study, are not eligible as they are supported by other funding.

Betty Dewick Scholarship in Music*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate string students either entering directly from high school or transferring from another institution into the School of Music. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Bob Worth Award in Economics*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award of at least $2,500 is given to an undergraduate student entering third year in the Department of Economics who has:

a) demonstrated financial need;
b) successfully completed COM 240;
c) a strong interest in pursuing a career in business; and
d) a minimum GPA of 5.5

The award may be renewed for the recipient's fourth year of studies. To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in two terms of study between May and April in the previous academic year and maintained a grade point average of 5.5/9.00 or higher on their best 12 units. A student whose grade point average falls below 5.5/9.00 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the award.

Students registered in co-op or a work experience work-term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 5.5/9.00 or higher in the two terms. Any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience/work-term, nor academic units for more than one term may forfeit the award. 

First disbursement September 2022.

British Columbia Paraplegic Association/Rotary Club of Victoria Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship will be awarded to a physically disabled student with permanent mobility impairments. Approval of the recipient will be made by a committee composed of a Senate Committee on Awards representative, a Student and Ancillary Services representative and a British Columbia Paraplegic Association representative.

Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

Awarded to a woman student entering the Faculty of Science from Greater Victoria School District #61, Sooke School District #62, or Saanich School District #63.

C.H. Dowling Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a First Nations student who is a resident of British Columbia and who is entering the University of Victoria directly from a BC secondary school, college, or university. Preference will be given to a student entering the Faculty of Humanities or the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Donald and Evelyn Munro Scholarships*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Scholarships of equal value are available to students entering the University of Victoria, from one of each of the following schools: Belmont Secondary, Claremont Secondary, Esquimalt High School, Lambrick Park Secondary, Mount Douglas Sr. Secondary, Parkland Secondary, Reynolds Secondary, Royal Bay Secondary, Spectrum Community, St. Andrew's Regional High, St. Margaret's, Stelly's Secondary, St. Michael's University School, Ecole Victor-Brodeur and South Island Distance Education School.

Dr. J. Donald Rowlatt Entrance Scholarship

Value: $2,000 | Number: 1

Awarded to a British Columbia secondary school student entering first year at UVic and who has been granted admission to the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. Preference will be given to an aboriginal student.

Dr. Jean Downie Dey Centennial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering from secondary school, college or university to the Faculty of Education. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Dr. Peter Montgomery Undergraduate Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to Roman Catholic students.

Easton Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

One scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student who is entering third year in Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering from Camosun College Engineering Bridge Program. Preference will be given to a student in the following order of priority:

1) Has graduated from School District 71 or 72 (Courtenay, Comox, and Campbell River),
2) Has represented their region as a member of the Canadian Paralympic, Olympic, BC Games or provincial team, or
3) Has actively volunteered with North Island libraries or community organizations to encourage youth interest in Science, Technology, the Arts or Reading.

Elizabeth Buckley School Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate entering or continuing students with a physical disability or learning disability. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Excellence in Math Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Awarded to students entering UVic directly from secondary schools who have achieved outstanding performance on The Fermat (Grade 11 Mathematics Contest) and/or The Euclid (Grade 12 Mathematics Contest). Selection will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Franc R. Joubin Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded, in memory of Professor Walter Gage, to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering the University of Victoria who have demonstrated financial need.

Frank Hori Foundation Scholarship

Value: $5,000 | Number: 2

Two scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded to one woman and one man academically outstanding undergraduate or graduate student of Japanese ancestry entering or continuing at the University of Victoria. Entering undergraduate students can be from a secondary school in Canada or transferring from any Canadian college. Applicants must show evidence of financial need. Undergraduate students must apply online. Graduate students must submit an application form to the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Graduate Studies, by May 31st.

George W. Nelms Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student with high academic standing who is entering UVic directly from a secondary school or college in Northern British Columbia or the Peace River district of Alberta and intends to pursue a degree in a program offered in the Faculty of Science. The assessment of secondary school applicants will be based on secondary school performance. The assessment of college applicants will be based on college course results

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 or community.

Hector and Carol McDonald Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students from Prince Rupert who are transferring to or continuing at UVic.

Home Depot, Gordon Head Residents Association Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student entering UVic from either Mount Douglas Secondary or Lambrick Park Secondary, who has displayed community spirit in a volunteer capacity. A letter outlining community and/or volunteer experience and a reference letter from someone who is familiar with the community/volunteer experience is required with the application.

HSBC Bank of Canada Indigenous Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to Indigenous undergraduate students entering or transferring to the University of Victoria. Applications can be made on-line through Online tools.

India Canada Cultural Association of Victoria Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student entering the University of Victoria directly from a British Columbia secondary school or college. Preference is given to an Indo-Canadian student.

Jane-Claire Inkster Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to students who intend to study programs other than business, commerce, or economics and who are entering the University of Victoria from British Columbia secondary schools, colleges, or universities. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial need.

Jeremy Robert Davison Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students who are transferring to or continuing at the University of Victoria and who have demonstrated financial need. Students who are entering the University of Victoria directly from high school will not be considered. 

Joyce Family Foundation Award for Indigenous Students*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to Indigenous undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need.  Preference will be given to students who have graduated from high school within the last five years, and have not qualified for funding from their First Nation Band or an Indigenous organization. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status. Students may receive this award more than once.

L. and G. Butler Scholarship for Students with a Disability*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Available to applicants from Canadian secondary schools and British Columbia colleges. A brief note identifying disability is required with application form. An award is made annually on the basis of academic performance to a disabled student attending the University of Victoria. The recipient may be a newly admitted or returning student. Students interested in the scholarship should refer to the paragraph on undergraduate scholarship eligibility in the General Regulations.

Marilyn (Leslie) Kan and John YH Kan Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to entering undergraduate students who self-identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour (BIPOC) and who have demonstrated financial need.

Mary Naidu Entrance Scholarship for Indigenous Students*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate Indigenous students entering or transferring into the Faculty of Humanities.  Eligible students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Part-time students (minimum of 4.5 units) are eligible.

First disbursement September 2022.

Mr. and Mrs. Torquil H. Burns Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering UVic from secondary school; one to a student entering the Faculty of Humanities and one to a student entering the Faculty of Social Sciences from the area commonly known as Greater Victoria.

New Canadian and Immigrant Entrance Scholarship*

Value: $2,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $2,000 is awarded to a student entering an undergraduate program at the University of Victoria from a Canadian secondary school who is an immigrant to Canada and can demonstrate financial need. Eligible recipients must be Canadian citizen or Canadian Permanent Resident and must have achieved a minimum average of 80% on secondary school courses used for admission.

Norah and Calvin Banks Science Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

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

Oak Bay and Saanich Centennial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to students entering the University of Victoria from public and private secondary schools in the Municipalities of Oak Bay and Saanich and who do significant volunteer work in the community.

Students from the following schools are eligible: Oak Bay High School, Mount Douglas Secondary, Lambrick Park Secondary, Reynolds Secondary, Spectrum Community School, Claremont Secondary School, St. Michael’s School, Pacific Christian School, St. Andrew’s Regional High School, St. Margaret’s School, Discovery School, Glenlyon Norfolk School plus students from the South Island Distance Education School (SIDES) who are full-time students living in the Municipalities of Saanich or Oak Bay.

*A letter outlining community and/or volunteer experience and a reference letter from someone who is familiar with the community/volunteer experience is required with the application.

Peninsula Co-op Bud Nunn Entrance Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student 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.

Peninsula Co-op Jack Groves Entrance Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student 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.

Peninsula Co-op Pat Fafard Entrance Award

Value: $1,000| Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student pursuing a degree at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 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.

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.

Professional Employees Association (PEA) Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding full or part-time undergraduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria with a GPA of at least 4.0 and who are UVic PEA members or their dependants.

Richard C. Bryan Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student entering UVic from a BC secondary school. Preference will be given to a student from South Delta Senior Secondary.

Richard and Elizabeth Flury Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to top ranked undergraduate third year transfer students from any Canadian college or university entering the Faculty of Science.

Rita Perry Hammett Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to entering or continuing undergraduate students in the Department of Writing. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Saanich Employees Benefit Association Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: Varies

One or more awards of $1,000 each are given to full or part-time entering or continuing undergraduate or graduate students who are members or dependants of members of the Saanich Employees Benefit Association (SEBA) and have demonstrated financial need. In the case of a graduate nominee, approval of the recipient will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee.

TANSI Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding entering, transferring or continuing undergraduate Métis students.

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

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 Engineering who have graduated from a secondary school in the Kootenay-Boundary area of British Columbia (School Districts #5, 6, 8, 10, 20 and 51).

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).

UVic Employees XV Commonwealth Games Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more entrance scholarships are awarded to employees of the University of Victoria or their dependents.

UVSS BIPOC Public Interest Research Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards, of at least $1,000 each, are given to continuing or transferring undergraduate students with demonstrated research-based contributions to community programs or agencies that address social justice and/or environmental issues. Preference will be given in the following order:

  • Students who identify as Black, Indigenous or Person of Colour
  • Students who are members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity
  • Students with demonstrated financial need

Students must submit a summary (maximum 500 words) of their research project that contributes to community programs and provide one letter of reference (maximum 300 words) that speaks to this. 

First disbursement September 2022.

Victoria Foundation Chinese-Canadian Community Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: Varies

Scholarships of at least $1,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering the University of Victoria who are of Chinese ancestry either born in Canada or landed immigrants.

Visca/Dais-Visca Scholarship in Public Law/Legal Studies

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering third or fourth year in the Faculty of Social Sciences who intend to pursue a degree in Law. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Preference will be given in the following priority:

1. Students who have written the LSAT
2. Students who are taking common pre-law majors such as Political Science, Economics or Psychology
3. Students who intend to apply to UVic Law School.

Applicants must submit the following:

1. A cover letter (maximum 250 words) explaining why the student is interested in pursuing a degree in law
2. A list of Law schools to which they intend to apply
3. A research paper (maximum 2,000 words) examining a current challenge faced by the federal government in responding to a demand for change in the law to reflect current social, political and/or legal pressures. The recipient will demonstrate an understanding of limits within which the executive, legislative and judicial branches operate and be able to articulate the importance of the rule of law in the Canadian system of justice, for example:
i. “dialogue” between the legislative and executive branches of government and the judiciary
ii. threats to the rule of law
iii. treaty making and challenges to state sovereignty (can be international trade treaties or Aboriginal treaties)
iv. demand for alternative criminal justice tribunals for addressing needs of disadvantaged communities as was done with Aboriginal defendants with the creation of the Gladue court.
*The student may submit a class paper

Westshore Soroptimist Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

An award of $1,000 will be given to a woman undergraduate student who has worked to overcome a significant challenge(s) in their life and has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to a single parent. Students must submit a one-page summary outlining the challenge(s) they have faced in their path to post-secondary education. The essay must include how they approached the challenge(s), how they overcame the challenge(s), and what they have learned from it.