Scholarships & Awards
Scholarship & Award Applications will be available in our "Applications" section, approximately two months prior to deadline dates. Mail or take completed applications to the Financial Aid & Awards Office by the specified deadline dates.
Scholarships and Awards will be selected based on minimum course load requirements, grade point average requirements, specific donor criteria and information provided on the application form.
Published award information is subject to change. Many of the awards are funded by interest earned on endowment funds established by very generous donors. The interest earned for the awards will vary with the financial markets.
For information on awards based on athletic, rather than on scholastic achievements, visit our website at www.viu.ca/mariners/recruiting.htm or contact the Director of Athletics at 250-740-6419.
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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE
Beverly Revin Scholarship
1 award, $1,000; Available to 1st year ECEC students who will be continuing to 2nd year. Selection based on achievement with recipient selected by program faculty. Open to domestic and international students. No application necessary. Recipient selected in February, with funds issued in March.
Cowichan Valley ECEBC - Margaret Mitchell Scholarship
1 award, $250; Available for high achievement in the Early Childhood Education & Care program for 1st or 2nd year students, who normally reside in the Cowichan Valley (Duncan, Lake Cowichan, Cobble Hill, Mill Bay, or Crofton). No application necessary. Recipient selected in April. If recipient is 1st year, funds will be awarded as a tuition credit for the fall semester. If recipient is 2nd year, funds will be issued at graduation.
Early Childhood Educators of BC Scholarship
1 award, $250; Available to students continuing to second year of the Early Childhood Education & Care program, with selection based on academic achievement and instructor recommendation regarding potential. No application necessary. Recipient selected in April, with funds awarded as a tuition credit for the fall semester.
Mid Island Co-op Early Childhood Education & Care Award
1 award, $1,000; Available to students returning to the Early Childhood Education & Care program at VIU. Selection based on academic achievement, with financial need being considered. Open to residents in the area from French Creek to Duncan. Applicants must be affiliated with Mid Island Co-op. Member's name and number will be required on the application. Apply to Financial Aid & Awards office by April 30. Funds awarded as a tuition credit for the fall semester.
Students transferring to the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, or Simon Fraser University, are advised to contact the Financial Aid & Awards office at the respective institution, as each have many "in-house" scholarships and bursaries, some of which are specifically designated for students transferring from regional colleges or universities.
College Transfer Entrance Award to Royal Roads University
1 award, $2,000: Students enrolled at Vancouver Island University who are planning to enter a Royal Roads University undergraduate program, may apply to VIU for a $2,000 tuition credit. An eligible candidate will be able to demonstrate achievement through academic or other preparation in one of our major theme areas: sustainable development, entrepreneurship, empowering leadership, and conflict analysis and management.
A complete application consists of an application form and a one page essay (application form and information available on-line at royalroads.ca/awards). Submit completed application package to the Financial Aid & Awards Office at VIU by the specified due date on the Royal Roads website.
Transfer ScholarshipsScholarships of $5,000 are available to students who have completed two years of full-time study and must transfer to another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their degree. GPA must be at least 3.5 and students must demonstrate exceptional involvement in their school and community.
BC Aboriginal Student AwardsAwards of $1,000 to $5,000 are available to BC residents of Aboriginal ancestry, who have been active in their school or community, and are planning to study in either a certificate, diploma, degree, or approved trades / apprenticeship programs.
Aboriginal Teacher Education AwardsAwards of $5,000 are available to Aboriginal students registered in a teacher education program at a BC University, which leads to certification by the BC Teachers' Council. This includes programs leading to a Developmental Standard Term Certificate in First Nations Language and Culture.
Additional detailed information and applications are available at www.bcscholarships.ca
Two classes of Mackenzie King Scholarship are available to graduates of Canadian universities: the Open Scholarship and the Travelling Scholarship. Both are to support graduate study.
- The Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded each year. The value has recently been about $10,000 but it is subject to change.
- The Travelling Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom in the areas of international relations or industrial relations. Recently four scholarships of $11,000 each have been awarded annually, but the number and the amount are subject to change.
Additional information and applications are available at http://www.mkingscholarships.ca/index-e.html and must be submitted to VIU Financial Aid & Awards Office by February 1st