Graduate Awards

Women in Economics
Women in Economics Scholarship Celebration Reception: (from left) Cynthia Johnston, Women in Economics Affinity Group Member; Lamya Islam, 2018 Award Recipient; Kate Fairley, 2019 Award Recipient; Margaret Morrison, Women in Economics Affinity Group Member.

Graduate students who attend UVic are eligible for a number of awards made available through contributions from corporate and individual donors. The Economics Department nominates students for donor awards in September of each year.

We are grateful to our donors who so generously support these graduate students as they pursue their studies at UVic. 

Aboriginal Scholarship In Economics

Awarded to academically outstanding Aboriginal graduate or undergraduate students in the Department of Economics. If there are no eligible graduate students then the scholarship will be awarded to Aboriginal undergraduate students in the Department of Economics. 

Previous Aboriginal Scholarship winners:

2019: Katherine Fairley
2018: Katherine Fairley
2017: Maya Kryzan
2016: Maya Kryzan
2015: Megan Dorrington
2014: Maya Kryzan
2013: Maya Kryzan
2012: Bailey Quinn
2011: Taylor Nadon
2010: Taylor Nadon

Cynthia Johnston Economics Graduate Scholarship

Awarded to academically outstanding women graduate students in the first year of a graduate degree in the Department of Economics who have demonstrated community service and/or leadership inside and outside of the classroom.

Previous Cynthia Johnston Economics Graduate Scholarship winners:

2021: Fuyu Li, Stephanie Beaupre
2020: Sara Enns, Seyedeh Kiana Kia

Economics Alumni Scholarship

Awarded to a promising graduate student in the Department of Economics. 

2023: Janet Burlacu

Previous Economics Alumni Scholarship winners:

2022: Michael Janes
2021: Yiwei Wang
2020: Jiangyu Peng
2019: Hasibul Islam
2018: David Goulet Larocque
2017: Allen Peters, Injamam Alam
2016: Rebecca Wortzman
2015: Marcus Greenlaw
2014: Deirdre Weymann
2013: Linda Wong
2012: Jonathan Wood
2011: Po-Hsin Tseng
2010: Jiechun Qu

Henry Poulton Fund

Awarded to highly qualified graduate students in the Department of Economics. 

2023: Fatemeh Kalantari, Zhaoyu Zhou

Previous Henry Poulton Fund winners:

2022: Neha Chavan, Papa Yaw Owusu, Tao He
2021: Bo Liu, Sara Enns
2020: Jidny Rubaiyat Shoummo, Moein Amini, Seyedeh Kiana Kia, Xiaoying Guo
2019: Carlo Tolentino, Hasibul Islam, Huimin Cai, Kehan Liu, Sazia Afrin, Soheil Shaeri, Zi Jian Hao 
2014: Ibrahim Khan, Joshua White
2013: Jonathan Wood, Kushwinder Dhaliwal, Linda Wong
2012: Devon Friesen, Jonathon Alego, Jonathan Wood, Yunkai Huang
2011: Jonathan Wood, Po-Hsin Tseng
2010: Abu Asihaer, Po-Hsin Tseng

Phillips, Hager and North Graduate Scholarship

Awarded to outstanding Masters or Doctoral students who are pursuing a thesis or extended essay in environmental and resource economics. 

2022: Rouzbeh Parsi, Youle He

Previous Phillips, Hager and North Scholarship winners:

2021: Chenyang Xia, Matheson Gillis
2020: Brennan McLachlan
2019: Jitong Yang, Katherine Fairley, Mengxia Yu, Xiaojing Zhang
2018: Abdoulaye Dabo, Md. Abdul Halim, Sadia Afroz
2017: Peiyang Su

Phillips, Hager and North Prize in Research Excellence in Environmental and Resource Economics

Awarded to MA or PhD students who have completed the best qualifying research projects. 

Previous Phillips, Hager and North Prize winners:

2021: Brennan McLachlan
2019: Peiyang Su
2018: Jun Duan
2017: Jun Duan, Sheri Liu
2013: Linda Wong
2011: Brett Dolter
2010: Linda Wong

Van Dusen Scholarship

The Annual income from an endowment fund created by the Van Dusen Foundation is available to support outstanding students in Economics. 

2023: Sara Jafari, Atefeh Kazemi, Mohammad Sheikhi, Pooriya Tavana

Previous Van Dusen Scholarship winners:

2022: Erfan Jamali, Pantea Ghazei, Pouya Hatamzadeh, Velda Hodzoh, Yin Shi
2021: Atefeh Zeinolebadi, Bo Liu, Jonathan Loeppky
2020: Sara Enns, Bo Liu, Milad Oraei
2019: Bingyu Zhang, Bo Liu, Jacob Hunt, Mengxia Yu, Nicholas Liang, Sharfiyet Iqbal
2017: Dalin Wang
2015: Alexander Thomson, Anshul Dhankher, Joffre Leroux 
2014: Aoqian Xu, Jackson De Kock, Jonathan Wood, Omar Saleh, Omolara Isiolaotan, Rebecca Salpeter, Shahab Shafe, Sheri Liu, Yue Lan
2013: Aoqian Xu, Benjamin Cann, Deirdre Weymann, Hillary Cheung, Husen Ninie, Jackson De Kock, Jeffry Cisyk, Jonathan Wood, Jun Duan, Kayleigh Donahue, Omar Saleh, Omolara Isiolaotan, Rebecca Salpeter, Shahab Shafe, Sheri Liu, Sinan Ozel, Ta Chen Yeh, Xue Xiao, Yue Lan, Zuge Zhang
2012: Aathira Santhosh, Abdullah Mosfeq, Ahmed Hoque, Alisha Chicoine, Chaudhry Naeem, Christopher Greer, Chui Ying Lui, Dan Li, Eric Casey, Jianmin Li, Jonathon Algeo, Jordan Clapper, Ka Ho Chu, Kyle Burak, Matthew Agbay, Noha Abdelfattah, Po-Hsin Tseng, Shuo Sun, Xia Meng, Zhixiang Huan
2011: Abdullah Mosfeq, Changhao Guo, Chao Wang, Meng Wang, Wen Shi, Wenyu Liu, Yuan-Ju Wang
2010: Alison Watt, Brett Dolter, Ruixin Chen

Women in Economics Graduate Scholarship

Awarded to academically outstanding women graduate students in the first year of a graduate degree in the Department of Economics. 

2023: Megan Brink, Janet Burlacu, Shravasti Nath

Previous Women in Economics Scholarship winners

2022: Pantea Ghazei, Velda Hodzoh
2021: Matheson Gillis
2020: Alissa Calladine
2019: Katherine Fairley
2018: Lamya Bint-al Islam

Emergency Funding
Life happens... let us help you.

Through Student Awards and Financial Aid, UVic has an emergency loan fund which provides short term assistance to students experiencing an unanticipated and urgent financial crisis.