Scholarships at IALH

Annual Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health Scholarships and Travel Awards

A scholarship can be the deciding factor in the decision to pursue graduate education or in selecting which university to attend. The opportunity to work with world class researchers is also a deciding factor. The Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health scholarships bring essential elements to support the University of Victoria, an institution that has always had a reputation for superior educational opportunities.

IALH offers the following scholarships and awards: 


  • Alice Lou-Poy Scholarship – for students studying dementia
  • Dr. David Chuenyan Lai Scholarship – for students studying aging and whose supervisors are affiliated with IALH
  • Neena L. Chappell Scholarship – for students studying aging
  • UVRA Award - for students studying aging in people 55 years of age and older
  • PBC Health Benefits Society Scholarship in Lifelong Health - for students studying innovation in digital health, well-being and/or cognitive health
  • Ferguson Graduate Research Award in Digital Health - for graduate students whose research is in the area of digital health innovation and application

Travel Awards

  • Elaine Gallagher Award – for graduates students conducting research with health and aging-related outcomes and have an accepted conference presentation.

View the 2020/2021 IALH Student Award Recipients

View the 2020/2021 IALH Student Award Showcase on our YouTube Channel

Please consider a gift, pledge or bequest in honor of these distinguished scholars and community members. For further information, please contact 


Eldercare Foundation Research Awards

Administrated in partnership with IALH, the Eldercare Foundation is offering two awards: The Funke-Furber Gerontological Research Award and the Ruth A. Gardner Research Award. Applications for these awards may be submitted between December 10, 2021 and February 4, 2022. 

Funke-Furber Gerontological Award

Open to health care professionals, graduate students or undergraduate students registered in an educational program offered by UVic.  Applicants must also be UVic IALH affiliates. For information on this award, and to apply, please see

Ruth A. Gardner Research Award

Open to graduate student registered in an educational program offered by UVic. Applicants must also be affiliates of IALH.For more information on this award, and to apply, please see


Other Award Opportunities at UVic

UVic awards 8+ million dollars in scholarships each year on the basis of academic merit or excellence, as well as a number of bursaries. 

For more information please click here.

3M National Student Fellowship for Undergraduate Students Call for Nominations (2021 Award)
The award is open to undergraduate students who are enrolled full time in a post-secondary Canadian institution, have completed at least one full semester of study at the time of nomination, and have not previously received a 3M student fellowship. Call for nominations (PDF) will be posted in Fall 2021.  UVic deadline for nominations will also be annouced in Fall 2021.