In-course scholarships and awards: application required

Application-required scholarships and awards require students to submit either a paper or online application as well as supporting documentation.

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

To be considered for the following scholarships and awards complete the in-course scholarship application, available through Online tools. The online application for students currently attending is open April 1 - May 31.

Any supporting documentation required for the following online application must be submitted by email to incourse@uvic.ca by May 31.

Aaron Learmont Memorial Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

One scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student entering third or fourth year in the Department of Political Science. Preference is given to a student with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards based upon the recommendation of the Department of Political Science.

Alan J. Hodgson Memorial Scholarship in Music*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering or transferring into second, third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Music program. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music.

Alexander and Glenda Kirk Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Up to a maximum of three awards are given to students in a Major or Honours program in the Department of Chemistry who have a minimum 7.0/9.0 GPA. Preference is given to single parents or caregivers with demonstrated financial need and personal circumstances that prevent them from participating in co-op and/or work terms.

If there are no eligible Chemistry students then the award may be given to students in a Major or Honours program in Biochemistry. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Departments of Chemistry or Biochemistry and Microbiology

All Our Relations Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to Indigenous, Métis or Inuit undergraduate students in the Faculty of Human and Social Development entering the final year of their undergraduate program who demonstrate meaningful contributions to the well-being and resurgence of Indigenous Peoples during their academic program. These contributions may occur during community service with a particular First Nation or with Indigenous, Métis or Inuit peoples in an urban setting, or during fieldwork, co-op, practicum, community-engaged research, or other experiential learning.

Applicants must provide a letter outlining a) their reasons for taking their chosen HSD program, and b) their connections with and contributions to the well-being and resurgence of Indigenous Peoples during the course of their academic program. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

The awards will rotate from year to year, in this order, between following HSD Schools: Public Administration, Nursing, Public Health & Social Policy, Social Work, Health and Information Science, and Child and Youth Care.

Allan and Elizabeth McKinnon Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a senior student of high academic standing engaged in a Major or Honours program in Canadian history who would find it difficult to resume studies without financial aid.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of History.

Allardice Lancaster Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student entering the fourth year of an Honours program in the Faculty of Humanities. Academic standing and participation in university and community activities will be considered.

Allen P. James Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two scholarships, one in the Department of Biology and one in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering fourth year who have a declared Major in a program offered in those departments. Applicants are required to submit a 300-500 word statement that describes their interest in pursuing basic science research either through graduate studies and/or a career in research. Students must have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must apply through the Student Awards and Financial Aid online in-course application accessible each year between April 1 and May 31.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Departments of Biology and Biochemistry and Microbiology.

Andrew Soles Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who are registered in a B.A. program at the University of Victoria, and who are or were a resident in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.

Angus and Marjorie McPherson Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student in the Faculty of Engineering. Preference will be given to mature students who have served in the Canadian Military or whose parent(s) have served in the Canadian Military and who demonstrate volunteer community service. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering. Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

Anthany Dawson Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One award is given to an Aboriginal Canadian full-time undergraduate or graduate student taking courses in a discipline related to justice in any of the following: Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Law, Political Science, Institute of Dispute Resolution, or Indigenous Governance. The student must have demonstrated community or leadership involvement. Applications may be obtained from the Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE) and must be submitted to that office by April 15. In the case of an undergraduate student, approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of IACE; in the case of a graduate student, approval of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of IACE.

Antony Legdon Education Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

One award of $1,500 is given to an undergraduate or graduate student in the Faculty of Education who focuses on special education studies. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipient will be made by either the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee or the Senate Committee on Awards, upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.

The award is disbursed to an undergraduate or graduate student in alternating years starting in 2020 with an undergraduate student.

ATOL,ANW: A Season of Just and Fair Treatment Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to Canadian Indigenous undergraduate or graduate students whose program relates to social justice or racism. Students must submit a one-page summary of how their program of study relates to social justice or racism. Preference will be given to students with community or leadership involvement. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards for undergraduate students and the Graduate Awards Committee for graduate students upon the recommendation of the Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE).

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.

Barbara J. Shenton Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate mature student (23 year of age or older) who is a single parent studying education. Preference will be given to an eligible student with a background in social work or community work.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.

Barkley Sound Field School Student Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards of $1,000 each are given to undergraduate students in the Department of Anthropology who have completed at least one course in archaeology in the last academic year, are attending the Barkley Sound Field School and have demonstrated financial need.

Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Anthropology.

Baynes Award in Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award has been made available by G.E. Baynes, Consulting Engineer. The award will be made to an outstanding undergraduate student in Engineering (who is a Canadian citizen) who has demonstrated strong qualities of leadership combined with active participation in sports. As part of the selection process, the Faculty will consult with the Engineering Students’ Society. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering. Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

BC Paraplegic Association/Rotary Club of Victoria Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships will be awarded to academically outstanding students with a physical disability with permanent mobility impairments.

Betty Jamie Chung Scholarship in Anthropology*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships will be awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Anthropology. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Anthropology.

Betty Jamie Chung Scholarship in Psychology*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships will be awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Psychology. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Psychology.

Bit Quill Technologies Scholarship for Women in Computer Science and Software Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: 3

Three scholarships, of at least $1,000 each, are awarded to undergraduate women students who are entering second, third or fourth year in the Bachelor of Science Major or Honours program in Computer Science or the Bachelor of Software Engineering program. Applications for the scholarship should reference volunteer service in the community and/or demonstrated leadership in or outside of the classroom. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering. Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

Canadian Society of Senior Engineers/Engineering Institute of Canada

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards of at least $1,000 each are given to undergraduate students, entering their second or third academic year in any accredited undergraduate engineering program (registered in 2A or higher) who:

a) are Canadian citizens or permanent residents

b) have graduated from a high school on Vancouver Island

c) have completed the previous year with at least a 6.0 or equivalent grade point average.

Preference will be given to students in the following order:

a) demonstrated financial need

b) demonstrated participation in campus activities or volunteer and community service

Students must also submit a brief biography including the above criteria, as well as hobbies, career aspirations, and name(s)/contact information of relevant references. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering.

Candis Graham Writing Scholarship, Lambda Foundation Fund*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate and/or graduate students in the Department of Writing who achieve excellence in writing that demonstrates originality, accessibility, creativity, or impact. Preference will be given to students with involvement in, or who are supportive of any lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersex, asexual, queer, or questioning communities.  

In the case of a graduate award, approval will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Writing. In the case of an undergraduate award, approval will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Writing.

Catherine O. Cameron Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded by the Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria to a woman student in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of the Department of Geography. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial need.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Geography.

CFUW Victoria Doreen Sutherland Indigenous Scholarship in Faculty of Human and Social Development*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate Indigenous women students in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

CFUW Victoria Doreen Sutherland Scholarship in the School of EPHE*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Two or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate women students in the School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education, with preference given to an Indigenous student for one of the awards. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education within the Faculty of Education.

Chair in Transgender Studies Undergraduate Research Scholarship for Trans, Non-Binary and Two-Spirit Students

Value: $500 | Number: Varies

Two or more $500 scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding trans, non-binary or Two-Spirit undergraduate students entering third or fourth year who are pursuing a degree in any field. Priority will be given to students whose studies are trans-related. Further preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Churchill Foundation Vancouver Island Barry Gough Scholarship in English*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships, of at least $1,000 each, are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students who are majoring in English, entering third or fourth year and who demonstrate leadership, innovation and determination in their academics and community engagement. Applicants must submit a brief personal statement (maximum 500 words) that outlines the above criteria.

Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of English

Columbia Coast Mission Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to students in second, third, fourth or fifth year of a program leading to a first undergraduate degree. Preference will be given to students who have received all or part of elementary or secondary education while residing in the area served by the Columbia Coast Mission.

This area includes School Districts 46 (Sunshine Coast), 47 (Powell River), 71 (Comox Valley), 72 (Campbell River), 85 (Vancouver Island North), and Lasqueti Island in School District 69 (Qualicum).

Constance E. Hoyte Award in Music Education*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate Music Education students in the School of Music. Preference is for students with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music.

Cora Arenas and Carol Artemiw Award for Second Year Women in Engineering

Value: $2,000 | Number: 3

Three awards of $2,000 each are given to women undergraduate students entering their second year in the Faculty of Engineering. Applicants must submit a cover letter (max. 400 words) reflecting on their first year in UVic Engineering, in response to each of these questions:

1.What did you experience in your first year that you would like to continue experiencing next year?

2.What would you like to experience next year that you did not get to experience this year?

3.What part of the first year UVic Engineering experience do you think could be improved?

Preference is for women students who are members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity in the Faculty of Engineering.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards based upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering

Dave Ian Dunnet Music Education Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering their third or fourth year in the Bachelor of Music (Music Education) program who demonstrate a strong commitment to achieving excellence in teaching instrumental and choral music in the schools. Applicants must submit a letter (maximum 500 words) describing what inspired them to become a music educator. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music.

David Stanonik Pacific Northern Gas Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering third or fourth year in the Faculty of Engineering who have shown leadership qualities. Preference will be given to a student from Northern British Columbia in the areas served by Pacific Northern Gas. These scholarships are made in memory of David Stanonik who was a 1997 graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering.

Donald and Evelyn MacLean Scholarship

Value: $2,500 | Number: 1

An annual scholarship of $2,500 is awarded to an undergraduate woman student raising a child (or children) as a single parent.

Donna Trenholm Staff Award in Humanities*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students who are members of CUPE 951 at the University of Victoria who hold a regular appointment and are taking one or more courses offered by the Faculty of Humanities. Students will be chosen based on the highest cumulative grade point average on all courses taken at the University of Victoria. Undergraduate applicants must complete the online application by May 31st. In the case of graduate students, applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by June 15th. Approval of the graduate recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Humanities.

Dr. Anne Pomeroy Autor Award in Interdisciplinary Studies*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to continuing undergraduate students who have a minor in an interdisciplinary program.  Students with a GPA of 6.0 or higher in the previous year of study are eligible for this award.

First disbursement September 2022.

Dr. Charlotte Loppie Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to Indigenous undergraduate students in the School of Public Health and Social Policy, with preference given to mature (22 years or older) Indigenous women.

Dr. Douglas Earl Alcorn Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding 4th year undergraduate student who is pursuing a degree in Psychology and who demonstrates an interest in abnormal psychology. Preference will be given to a student considering a medical career.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Psychology.

Dr. Lorene Kennedy Environmental Studies Undergraduate Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students majoring in the School of Environmental Studies with demonstrated financial need. Recipients will be approved by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Environmental Studies.

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.

Dr. Valentine Guy Criswick Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who are proceeding to premedical studies at the year 3 or 4 level at the University of Victoria. Applicants must provide details of their plans for future medical school attendance on the application form.

Drs. Douglas and Anathalie Taylor Lee Memorial Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two awards are given to undergraduate students who intend to pursue a career in medicine. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Of the candidates who demonstrate the greatest financial need, preference will be given to the student with the highest academic standing.

Dryden Scholarship for Students with a Disability

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student with a physical disability or a learning disability in an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Education on the basis of academic performance. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.

Edna and Jack Marshall Indigenous Fine Arts Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding Indigenous undergraduate students entering or continuing in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Edna Mary Wootten Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in the School of Nursing with financial need. Preference will be given to a student who is a parent. Students registered in at least 4.50 academic units are eligible for this scholarship.

Edward "Teddy" Blenkinsop Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student entering third or fourth year in the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering. Preference is for students with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is not receiving any other scholarships.

Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate women students registered in pre-medicine disciplines, for example Biochemistry and Microbiology, Biology or Chemistry. Preference will be given to students who have stated an intention to continue on to medical school. Approval of the graduate recipients will be made by the Graduate Admissions and Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the appropriate departments. Approval of the undergraduate recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards.

Elizabeth (Betty) Valentine Prangnell Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A scholarship will be awarded to two academically outstanding undergraduate Indigenous students majoring in Visual Arts. Preference will be given to students with an interest in Indigenous visual art. If there is only one eligible undergraduate student, then a graduate student of a different gender than the undergraduate student recipient may receive the scholarship. If there are not two eligible undergraduate students, then two graduate students may receive the scholarship.

Approval of the recipients will be made by either the Senate Committee on Awards or the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Visual Arts department.

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.

Engineering Students' Society Award for Community Involvement*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is given to an undergraduate student enrolled in a Faculty of Engineering degree program. Students must submit a proposal for project or idea that will benefit the quality of life for engineering students and must also have demonstrated community service either at UVic or with another non-profit or community group. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering. Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Municipal Engineers Division Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

An award of $1,000 is given to an undergraduate woman student entering fourth year in the Civil Engineering Program in the Faculty of Engineering. The student must have demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular or volunteer activities, either on campus or in the community. Applicants must submit a letter (maximum 250 words) detailing their involvement, such as: participation in student teams, mentoring, volunteerism at school and/or the community. Preference is given to a student who has a minimum 6.0 GPA. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Civil Engineering.

Evelyn Adu-Febiri International Business Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce students entering third or fourth year who identify as being of Black African ancestry or heritage and are participating in an exchange program with UVic partner schools.

If no students meeting the criteria can be found (students are not participating in an international exchange), the scholarships will go to any year Bachelor of Commerce students identifying as being of Black African ancestry or heritage.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.

Faculty of Engineering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

One award of $1,000 is given to a transferring or continuing undergraduate student from an underrepresented group (including, but not limited to, women, Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour, different abilities, LGBTQ+) entering second year in one of the following departments in the Faculty of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

Applicants must submit a letter (maximum 500 words) describing the importance of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to the Engineering profession, its impact on them personally and the leadership role they have played (or would like to play) to make a difference.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering.

Finlayson Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students entering second or third year in the Department of Theatre who show outstanding ability in the area of technical theatre and who are continuing studies in the department. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Theatre.

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 Jennings Burnett Memorial Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to students specializing in organ or composition in the Bachelor of Music program. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music.

Gladys Nipp and Stephen Mah Family Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students in any discipline who are utilizing and/or enhancing the UVic Libraries' Chinese Canadian collections for the purposes of research, outreach initiatives (including both physical and/or digital exhibitions), or oral history projects. Applicants must submit a proposal (maximum 500 words) demonstrating how the collections will assist in their work.

 Applications are due to the University Librarian's office by April 15. Approval of the recipients will be made by either the Senate Committee on Awards for undergraduate students, or the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee for graduate students, upon the recommendation of the University Librarian.

Hannah Madgen Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student who is enthusiastically pursuing a Major or Honours program in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies. Preference will be given to a student with financial need.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Greek and Roman Studies.

Harold G. Craven Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of not less than $1,000 are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate fourth year students in the Department of Economics or the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business who intend to pursue a career as a Chartered Accountant. Scholarships may be awarded to graduating students.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Economics or the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.

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.

 First disbursement September 2021.

Helen Rodney Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student who has graduated from the University of Victoria and who is proceeding to a graduate program in Library Science or a related discipline. This award is tenable at a Canadian university. Candidates must provide written evidence of their acceptance to an approved program.

Herta Hartmanshenn Award in Music*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

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

Howard and Donna Denike Memorial Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to students entering second, third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Music program. Preference is for students with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music.

Ida Halpern Music Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student entering third or fourth year of study towards the Bachelor of Music degree. Preference will be given to a student with an interest in first nations music of the West Coast. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music.

Iranian Student Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship*

Value: $500 | Number: 1

One scholarship of $500 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student who is either an Iranian citizen or has Iranian ancestry and is a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

J. Prospero Scholarship for Sustainable Mining

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding woman undergraduate student entering third or fourth year in either the Department of Economics, School of Environmental Studies or the Department of Geography with an interest in pursuing a career in the mining industry. Preference is for students whose academic research (Honours Thesis/JCURA under the guidance of a faculty member) seeks to improve the environmental and social performance of the mining industry. Applicants must submit a one page summary of their research. Further preference is given to Indigenous women students and people of colour. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards based on the recommendation of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Jennifer Davison Undergraduate Scholarship in Russian Studies

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding student in Russian Studies. Students must submit a description of their active participation in a university or community club promoting Russian culture.

Jeremy Robert Davison Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students who are transferring or continuing at the University of Victoria and who have demonstrated financial need.

First disbursement September 2021.

Jesse Short-Gershman Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One scholarship of at least $1,000 is awarded to an undergraduate student in the Department of Computer Science and one scholarship of at least $1,000 is awarded to an undergraduate student in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics who submit a one-page essay indicating a mental health challenge they faced/are facing and what they learned/are learning through the experience. The essay should address activities that the student has participated in, such as: leadership, tutoring, peer mentoring, advocacy or self-care, which demonstrate how they have worked/are working on overcoming these challenges. Students with a GPA of 6.0 or higher will normally be considered. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards. If one recipient from each Department is not possible in a given year, then two recipients from one Department may be selected.

John Carling Fraser Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

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.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Science.

John Michael Brownutt Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate Aboriginal (First Nation Status, Non-Status, Inuit or Métis) students at the University of Victoria. Students must have demonstrated community involvement. Applications may be made on-line through Student Awards & Financial Aid.

Joseph Patrick Cunningham Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering third or fourth year in the Bachelor of Music program who have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students whose principal instrument is either the harp or violin. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music.

Joyce Clearihue Scholarship in Forest Biology*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding students in 3rd or 4th year of a major or honours program in the department of Biology who have a special interest in Forest Biology. Applicants should submit a 300 word statement that describes their academic program, experience, or interest in Forest Biology.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Biology.

Joyce Clearihue Undergraduate Co-op Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who completed a co-op term that involved the restoration and preservation of forests. Eligible students will have completed the work term in the academic year (May to April) prior to the disbursement of the scholarship. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Nominations will be made by the Office of the Director Co-operative Education and Careers Service.

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.

Kedar Shrikhande Memorial Scholarship for Students with a Disability*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of a minimum of $1,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding students with a physical disability or learning disability. Preference will be given to students in the Faculty of Engineering.

KiraGood Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate woman student who has done capacity-building volunteer work with a focus on: social development, social relations, peacekeeping, international relations, leadership training, community health, and/or community health linked to environmental stewardship, either in Canada or internationally. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards.

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. A letter of reference from an employer or volunteer coordinator (who is not related to the applicant) that demonstrates the applicant’s communication skills, personal endurance and perseverance, and their passion for multicultural learning and engagement
  2. An essay (maximum 1,000 words) describing what actions the applicant is personally committed to, for example: “In the arena of .......... I will commit to ...............” it could be working in the global South, undertaking research, leading a mission, serving on a board of directors, etc.

Knowledge First Foundation Scholarship*

Value: $1,000 | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships, of up to $1,000 each, are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate outstanding contributions to their community. Students must submit a one-page statement outlining their volunteer and/or community involvement.

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

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding entering or continuing undergraduate students with a physical disability who graduated from a Canadian secondary school or attended a university or college in BC prior to attending UVic.

Lambert Joseph Schill Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students who are entering second year in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

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.

Lois M. Smith Athletes' Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate full or part-time students who are Canadian citizens and have been identified as international calibre athletes by their national sport governing body. The award is open to student-athletes in any sport but preference will be given to those representing the University and who meet the University's eligibility requirements. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of sporting achievement by the Director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the Associate Director, Sport.

Lucy and Margaret Corbet Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student who has completed premedical studies at the University of Victoria and is proceeding to medical school in September. Preference is for students with demonstrated financial need. Candidates must provide written acceptance of their entry into an accredited medical school.

Mark Krasnick Leadership Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to third or fourth year First Nations students in the Faculty of Human & Social Development, the Faculty of Law or the Faculty of Business, who demonstrates leadership in either the First Nations community or within the Faculty. Preference will be given to a British Columbia resident.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Office of Indigenous Affairs.

Martin and Diana Hocking Scholarship in Chemistry*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more undergraduate scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to academically outstanding students in the Department of Chemistry. Preference will be given, in descending order of priority, to a student who has:

a) enrolled in the Chemistry Co-operative Program and/or

b) demonstrated commitment to ongoing voluntary service in the community and/or

c) demonstrated leadership by contributing to the social and academic environment within the Department of Chemistry.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Chemistry.

Mary Dorothy Jones Bessex Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to entering or continuing undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Music program who are specializing in piano. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music.

Matthew Prentice Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding students entering or continuing in the Bachelor of Music Program, and whose performance area is brass, piano or voice. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music.

Michael Hayes Award in Public Health and Social Policy

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students in the School of Public Health & Social Policy who have a demonstrated interest in health equity. Preference is for students with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Public Health & Social Policy.

Michaela Tokarski Entrepreneurship Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce students in the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business who are completing an entrepreneurial specialization or completing an entrepreneurial work term. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. This award may go to a graduating student.

Michiel Horn and Cornelia Schuh Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of at least $2,500 are awarded to 3rd or 4th year Honours History or Honours History/English students. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial need.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of History.

Micqualyn Scholarship

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $500 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student entering the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education who has a demonstrated volunteer involvement in the community. In addition to the application, students must submit a letter in which they describe their contributions to such volunteer organizations. Students must complete the on-line application and submit their letter to Student Awards and Financial Aid by May 31.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education.

Mrs. Annie Greskiw Scholarship in Pre-Medical Studies*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students who are proceeding to premedical studies at the year 3 or 4 level at the University of Victoria. Applicants must provide details of their plans for future medical school attendance on the application form.

Mrs. Matilda M. Schill Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students either entering from a college or university or continuing in the Faculty of Education, who have been admitted to a secondary teacher education program with an English teaching area or concentration. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.

Myrna McEwen Daniels Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Four or more scholarships of a maximum of $2,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering second, third or fourth year and majoring in French. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Students may receive this award more than once. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of French.

Norah and Calvin Banks Indigenous Leadership Award in the Sciences*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

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

Undergraduate students apply through the on-line application via My page under Student Awards and Financial Aid. For graduate students, applications are obtained from the Office of Indigenous Affairs in the summer session. Students who have done STEM work must submit a letter of reference from an Indigenous Community leaders outlining how they demonstrate leadership.

In the case of an undergraduate award, approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Director of the Office of Indigenous Affairs in consultation with the Dean of Faculty of Sciences, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Director of the School of Environmental Studies.

In the case of an graduate award, approval of the recipients will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Director of the Office of Indigenous Affairs in consultation with the Dean of Faculty of Sciences, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Director of the School of Environmental Studies.

Peninsula Co-op Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding student pursuing a degree in the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education 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.

Phil Petersen Scholarship in Social Work

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $500 is awarded to an academically outstanding 3rd or 4th year undergraduate Indigenous student in the School of Social Work.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Social Work.

Phoenix Theatre Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students in the Department of Theatre. Academic standing and contribution to the Department's activities will be considered. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Theatre.

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. Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

R.W. "Bob" McQueen Economics Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Two or more awards of equal value are to be given to third or fourth year undergraduate students of different genders with a declared Major or Honours program in the Department of Economics. Each recipient is to be BC born, be a graduate of a BC public high school and have demonstrated financial need.

If there are no eligible recipients, then the awards are to be given to entering first or second year students from outside the lower mainland and the greater Victoria area who were BC born, graduated from a BC public high school and have demonstrated financial need.

Rajan Family Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 3

Three scholarships, of at least $1,000 each, are awarded to undergraduate women students who are entering second, third or fourth year in the Bachelor of Science Major or Honours program in Computer Science or the Bachelor of Software Engineering program. Applications for the scholarship should reference volunteer service in the community and/or demonstrated leadership in or outside of the classroom. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering. Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

Ramona Williams Memorial Scholarship in Child and Youth Care

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship in the sum of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate Indigenous student in the School of Child and Youth Care. Preference will be given to students from the Cowichan Nation.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Child and Youth Care.

Ramona Williams Memorial Scholarship in Social Work

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship in the sum of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate Indigenous student in the School of Social Work. Preference will be given to students from the Cowichan Nation.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Social Work.

Reliable Controls Award in Computer Science*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students entering or continuing in the Department of Computer Science. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Riley Jane Elholm Memorial Scholarship in Civil Engineering*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two scholarships of at least $1,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year in the Department of Civil Engineering. Award selection will include consideration of students' extracurricular activities in the engineering student community.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Civil Engineering.

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.

Robert and Audrey Harry Indigenous Scholarship in Nursing*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding Indigenous undergraduate students in the School of Nursing. Students registered in at least 4.50 academic units are eligible for this scholarship.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.

Roberta Evelyn Milnes Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in the Faculty of Human and Social Development who volunteer in the community. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Nominations will be made by the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

Roberta Taylor Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in the School of Social Work who is participating in either on-campus or distance education programs. Preference will be given to a mature student returning to school with a young family.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Social Work.

Royal Jubilee Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association Student Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students continuing in the School of Nursing or enrolled in a program related to Nursing in either Health Information Science or the School of Public Health and Social Policy.

Eligibility is based on the following order or priority:

  1. Alumnae of the Royal Jubilee School of Nursing
  2. Descendants of an alumna of the Royal Jubilee School of Nursing. Applicants must state their relationship to the alumna, their alumna's maiden name (if applicable) and the year the alumna graduated,
  3. Undergraduate students in the BSN program.

Undergraduate students can apply via the online transfer application via MyPage under Student Awards and Financial Aid. Graduate students can apply by April 30 at the Dean of Human and Social Development office. Approval of the recipients will be made by either the Senate Committee on Awards or the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee, upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Human and Social Development. Undergraduate students registered in at least 4.50 academic units and graduate students registered in at least 3.0 academic units are eligible for this scholarship.

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.

Scholarship Beyond Boundaries*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate honours, major, or minor students in any faculty whose academic interests are interdisciplinary in nature. Applicants will submit a description of their interdisciplinary work (i.e. honours thesis, directed studies, interdisciplinary studies, etc.), as well as a letter of recommendation from a professor to support the applicant's ability to make connections between different academic disciplines and capacity for critical thinking.

School of Public Health and Social Policy Student Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students in the School of Public Health and Social Policy who are single parents from Western Canada. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Sellemah Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships, totaling not more than $1,000, will be awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) students in the School of Environmental Studies. If no applicants meet this criteria, preference will be given to Indigenous students in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Sharron Higgins Scholarship in the School of Nursing*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student who is entering their 3rd year in the School of Nursing and intends to complete 4th year in the following year, and also who is a parent. Preference will be given to a student who is planning to practice in the field of Public Health Nursing.

Students registered in at least 4.50 academic units are eligible for this scholarship.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.

Sharyl Yore Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to members of the University of Victoria Office, Technical and Child Care staff who hold a regular appointment, have completed their probationary period and are taking classes in order to pursue a UVic degree, diploma or certificate. First preference will be given to Exempt staff and second preference is given to members of CUPE 951 whose tuition and book costs are not fully covered by benefits received from the Career Development Fund. Preference will be given to recipients closest to completing their degree, diploma or certificate. This award will not be given to the same individual in successive years. Applicants must complete the online application by May 31.

Sheila Ryan and Eileen Ryan Award in Child and Youth Care*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to entering or continuing undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Child and Youth Care, with preference to students who have demonstrated financial need. Undergraduate students will apply through the online application via My Page. Graduate student applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by June 15. Approval of undergraduate recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards. Approval of graduate recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Child and Youth Care.

Sheila Ryan and Eileen Ryan Award in Health Information Science*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to entering or continuing undergraduate students in the School of Health Information Sciences, with preference to students who have demonstrated financial need. Students will apply through the online application via My Page.

Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Health Information Sciences.

Sheila Ryan and Eileen Ryan Undergraduate Award in Nursing*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to undergraduate students in the School of Nursing, with preference to students who have demonstrated financial need. Undergraduate students registered in at least 4.50 academic units are eligible for this scholarship. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Nursing.

Skeena Scholarship in Creative Writing

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student entering their 3rd or 4th year in a BFA in Writing with a major in creative nonfiction or poetry and who has submitted a one-page summary of how they fit this criteria.

Preference will be given to a student in descending order of priority:

a) A woman student who grew up in or has spent the majority of their life in rural and northern communities in Canada. Further preference will be given to a student from Northern British Columbia (North of 50° N).

b) An Indigenous student who grew up or has spent the majority of their life in rural and northern communities in Canada. Further preference will be given to a student from Northern British Columbia (North of 50° N).

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Writing.

SMONEĆ 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.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Science.

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.

SunTracker Technologies Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of $1,000 or more are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate women students in Computer Science or Software Engineering who have a third or fourth year standing. Preference will be given to students who have pursued a project or work term in photorealistic lighting. Students in combined programs with Computer Science will be eligible for this award.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering.

Sybil Verch Woman in Business Award

Value: $2,500 | Number: 1

An award of $2,500 is awarded to an outstanding woman student in the Bachelor of Commerce program at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business who has completed the required core courses and will be entering fourth year. First preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated an interest in entering a career in finance. Second preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.

TANSI Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

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

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a student entering third year, who is a child or grandchild of an alumnus/alumna of the University of Victoria.

Note: an alumnus/alumna is a graduate of a UVic undergraduate, diploma or certificate program.

Terry and Myrna Daniels Scholarship in Music*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student entering third year in the School of Music with demonstrated financial need. Preference is for students from a single-parent family. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the School of Music.

Terry Daniels Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Two or more scholarships of a minimum of $2,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering second year in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who intend to pursue the electronics specialization. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The 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.

Tolmie-Wood Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate Indigenous students in the Faculty of Human and Social Development. At least one scholarship will be a minimum of $1,000. Students must complete the online application which is available April 1 to May 31 each year, and submit a letter outlining their contributions to their community and/or involvement with Indigenous art including music.

Tom Perry Award for Social Responsibility*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

Awarded annually to a student who has made an exceptional contribution to environmental or humanitarian causes in association with recognized charitable organizations.

Applicants must:

  • be enrolled in at least nine units of study at the University of Victoria during the year in which they apply, and must have achieved at least a B+ average in that year.
  • show evidence of financial need.
  • register in a post-secondary institution in the following year.

Applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted to Student Awards and Financial Aid by May 31 via the online application.

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

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships totaling $2750 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).

Trussell Undergraduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (Engineering)

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships totaling $2750 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).

University Challenge Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships to be awarded from funds won on the CTV Television Program "University Challenge" by Victoria teams. The fund was started in 1971 by a team consisting of Glen Paruk, Robert McDougall, Denis Johnston and Bruce Izard, coached by Professor Alfred Loft. Approval of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards on the basis of outstanding service by the candidate to the community and/or the University and high academic standing.

UVic Business Class of 2009 Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to entering or continuing students in the Bachelor of Commerce ‘core’ program (3rd year) in the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. Preference will be given in the following priority:

  1. Students who self-identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour (BIPOC)
  2. Students with demonstrated financial need
  3. Any student entering the ‘core’ program

Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.

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 Chartered Accountants Association Legacy Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering the fourth year of the Bachelor of Commerce program who are intending to pursue a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.

Victoria Real Estate Board Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

$1000 awarded as a scholarship to students registered at the University of Victoria who are dependants of members of the Victoria Real Estate Board. Students currently registered at the University of Victoria who find that they must transfer to another university in order to complete their chosen program are eligible to apply for these awards.

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

W.R. (Bill) Gordon Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate third or fourth year students in a Major or Honours program in the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering, with preference being given to students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Students must have made a significant contribution to one or more aspects of university life through involvement in areas such as student athletic programs, student affairs or service on university bodies or committees.

Applications must be submitted to the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office via their online application by May 31st and must be accompanied by a letter or resume describing their contributions.

Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics on behalf of the Faculty of Science.

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.

Wuitchik Family Marine Sciences Undergraduate Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards of $2,000 each are given to entering or continuing undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in the Faculty of Science who have demonstrated an interest in marine sciences through course work, co-op or work experience. Preference will be given to students doing, or planning to do, marine sciences field work.

Students must submit a letter of application (max 300 words) explaining their passion for marine sciences and the opportunities this award would allow them to pursue.

If no applicants meet these criteria, the Award will be given to student(s) from underrepresented minorities in the Faculty of Science. A student may only receive this award once.

Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon recommendation of the Faculty of Science.