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 My Page.  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 or by mail

Nursing Students with January entry instead select the Canadian College and University Transfer Application for Entrance Scholarships.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

David Harris Flaherty Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of at least $1,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in any discipline who can show how they have utilized library resources - be they print archival, music, multi-media, digital, etc. - for a class project, assignment or research paper. Eligible students must complete a 500 word essay explaining their use of library resources in an application. The University Librarian's Office will nominate the recipient.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Hector and Carol McDonald Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

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

First disbursement 2021-2022. 

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 $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: 1

A scholarship is awarded 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stó:lō Legacy Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships to a total value of $5,000 per annum are awarded to registered members of any Stó:lō First Nation (i.e. any First Nation located along the Fraser River and its tributaries between Langley and Yale) enrolled in a certificate, diploma, or degree program (undergraduate or graduate) at the University of Victoria.

Applicants must submit a short statement of the educational goals they wish to achieve with this scholarship, a high school transcript and/or other relevant educational transcripts, proof of band membership, and two letters of reference. Undergraduate recipients will be approved by the Senate Committee on Awards, upon the recommendation of the Department of History and the Indigenous Studies Program. Graduate recipients will be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee, upon the recommendation of the Department of History.

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.

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.

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.

Victoria Real Estate Board Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

$1,000 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

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.