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Student supports across faculties

Students are living closer than ever to the financial breaking point. Last year, one in every seven University of Victoria students relied on donor support in order to manage their costs. From emergency bursaries to entrance scholarships, UVic faculties are raising funds this spring to create better access to education for students.

By supporting one the initiatives below, you’ll be providing critical financial support to a UVic student. Until May 15, 2024, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar, which means you’ll make twice the difference for students.

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As students, we are making that constant choice – do I pick up another shift at work or do I study for my midterm? I want to be investing in school as my primary job. I’m investing in my future and my son’s future. A gift may seem small to the person giving it, but the impact for students is impossible to overstate.

Ways to support students in each faculty

Faculty of Education

Emergency Bursary

Your gift to this bursary provides an education student with quick, easy-to-access funding when they are experiencing a financial crisis, so that they don’t need to put a pause on their dreams.

Your gift will be matched (until May 15)

Engineering and Computer Science

30x30 Women in Engineering Award

A gift to the 30 by 30 Women in Engineering Award provides crucial financial support to a woman entering her first year of engineering studies. Help break down barriers for women in this male-dominated field.

Your gift will be matched (until May 15)

Fine Arts

Indigenous Student Award

This fund provides crucial support to an Indigenous student facing financial barriers. Your generosity will open up an opportunity for a student who may not otherwise be able to afford university.

Your gift will be matched (until May 15)

Gustavson School of Business

Emergency Bursary

Your support provides vital safety net to business students facing a financial crisis, giving them the means to stay in school and continue following their UVic path.

Your gift will be matched (until May 15)

Faculty of Humanities

Emergency Bursary

An unexpected cost or financial emergency can put a student in a precarious situation. A gift to this bursary helps a humanities student overcome a financial setback and continue with their studies.

Your gift will be matched (until May 15)

Faculty of Human and Social Development

Indigenous Student Emergency Bursary

Your donation will provide Indigenous students with quick, easy-to-access funding when they are faced with unanticipated costs, such as an emergency family situation that requires travel.

Your gift will be matched (until May 15)

Faculty of Law

Student Emergency Fund

Even the best-prepared students can be set back by an unanticipated expense. Your donation will give a law student the means to overcome a financial emergency and stay in school.

Your gift will be matched (until May 15)

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship

Your support will not only provide a new university student with financial relief for their studies, but with recognition for their hard work and their commitment to the sciences.

Your gift will be matched (until May 15)

Faculty of Social Sciences

Emergency Bursary

Your gift provides critical support for a student who is facing a financial crisis. This easy-to-access emergency bursary is available to all social sciences students, whether they are part-time, full-time, domestic or international.

Your gift will be matched (until May 15)