Awards and financial aid

These awards are designated for declared Environmental Studies and Restoration of Natural Systems Diploma students. The 2019/2020 available awards are listed here.

For other awards please see the Student Awards and Financial Aid Services website.

Derrick and Gwen Mallard Scholarship in Environmental Protection

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a declared Major or Minor student in the major/minor program in Environmental Studies with a record of contribution to the protection of the environment.

Georgia Klap Award

One or more awards are given to students who are entering the 3rd or 4th year of a declared Major in Environmental Studies or students in the Restoration of Natural Systems Diploma program. 

Preference will be given to students who are entering a field school or field course. 

A letter of application (max 2 pages) must be submitted to the School of Environmental Studies by March 31st demonstrating a commitment to environmental and social change, a passion for experiential learning and a passion for sharing these interests and values with others.

Nominations will be made by the School of Environmental Studies.

Georgia Klap was a student of Environmental Studies, Geography, and the Humanities.  She was an outspoken proponent of social and environmental justice. She was drawn to experiential learning and was a participant in the Environmental Studies field school, Redfish School of Change, in 2012.  Georgia worked in and maintained a garden plot with her brother Sam in the UVic Campus Community Gardens.  She died tragically on February 16, 2013 in a house fire along with her two good friends, Emily Morin and Mark Mitchell.

Everyone who knew Georgia was deeply affected by her authenticity, determination, and unbridled love for nature and all living beings.  This memorial scholarship was created to honour her life, her compassionate and empathetic nature, her dynamic creativity, and her infectious spirit.

http://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/environmental/alumni/memorial/index.php

Maureen Wayne Memorial Bursary

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate students in the School of Environmental Studies who are in a major or honours program. Preference will be given to students working on, or with an interest in, wetlands, estuaries and coastal areas, and in the restoration of ecosystems at the university of Victoria.

Maureen Wayne graduated from UVic in 1974. She was author and co-author of at least 12 scientific papers, an avid naturalist and a natural educator. Her passion was for flora and fauna of the west coast of British Columbia which developed from her work as an inventory biologist, estuary mapper and habitat rehabilitator. She was a life-time learner who enjoyed her work contacts with fisheries, wildlife and habitat biologists and university scientists.

Application for the Maureen Wayne Memorial Bursary.

Rhys Alexander Davis Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student in a declared Major or Minor in Environmental Studies based on the three core courses:
Political Ecology (ES 301), Ethnoecology (ES 321) and Ecological Restoration (ES 341).  Scholarship value varies from year to year.

Ryszard Borzuchowski Scholarship

One or more scholarships will be awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in a declared Major or Minor in Environmental Studies.  Scholarship value varies from year to year.

Stephen Canning Memorial Scholarship

One or more scholarships are awarded to students who have achieved academic excellence and are entering 3rd or 4th year of a declared major in Environmental Studies or Writing or to students in the Restoration of Natural Systems Diploma program.

A letter of application must be submitted to the School of Environmental Studies by May 31st illustrating a record of service and commitment to nature as well as a passion for communicating these interests and values.

Tom Perry Award for Social Responsibility

An award of $1225 is 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. Applicants must also show evidence of financial need. The recipient must register in a post-secondary institution in the following year.

Students should submit a letter of application in which they describe their contributions to such organizations; provide a summary of their anticipated educational and living expenses for the forthcoming academic year; and indicate who will be furnishing letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by environmental or humanitarian organizations with designated charity status, and provide evidence that the applicant has demonstrated an exceptionally active involvement in the organization. Further details are available at the office of Student Awards and Financial Aid.

Vicky Husband Scholarship

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a student in declared Major or Minor in Environmental Studies who has a record of outstanding contributions in environmental work.

A letter of recommendation must be submitted by an organization providing evidence that the applicant has demonstrated exceptional contributions to environmental work as a volunteer.