Undergraduate Scholarships, Awards, Medals and Prizes
Undergraduate Scholarships, Awards, Medals and Prizes
Scholarships, awards, medals and prizes are awarded to students on the basis of academic merit. Scholarships and awards for undergraduate students are administered by Student Awards and Financial Aid. Detailed information on undergraduate scholarships and awards including application procedures are available through the Student Awards and Financial Aid website at <www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa>.
Recipients of all undergraduate scholarships and awards adjudicated by the University of Victoria are approved by the Senate Committee on Awards. The following regulations apply to both entrance and in-course scholarships and awards.
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Students with disabilities, including those who are on a reduced course load, are eligible to be considered for scholarships and awards. Students must identify themselves to the Student Awards and Financial Aid office and must have documentation of the disability.
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Students who enroll as a full-time student and subsequently withdraw from courses, so that they fall below 12 academic units in the Winter Session (September to April), will have their scholarship or award withdrawn.
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Except where the terms of reference for the scholarship or award state otherwise, the proceeds of the scholarships or awards issued by or through the University will be applied towards the student's assessed fees for the next Winter Session. If the scholarship or award exceeds this amount, the balance will be paid to the student if they maintain full time registration (12 academic units).
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A scholarship or award may be withheld or cancelled if there is a lack of suitable candidates, if a donor withdraws the scholarship or award, or if the student receiving the scholarship or award withdraws from UVic or fails to meet the terms and conditions of the award.
Entrance scholarships and awards are offered to students entering UVic directly from secondary schools and Canadian colleges and universities. Detailed information about entrance scholarships and awards including application procedures are available on the Student Awards and Financial Aid website: <www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa/entrance-scholarships>.
Except where the terms and conditions of an undergraduate scholarship or award specifically state otherwise, recipients must normally register and maintain enrolment as a full-time student in a minimum of 12 academic units in their first Winter Session to receive the scholarship or award.
Deferral of a scholarship or award for up to one year may be granted upon written request to Undergraduate Admissions.
Undergraduate students who attend UVic in the Winter Session are eligible for a number of scholarships and awards made available through contributions from donors or from the University's operating budget. The majority of these scholarships and awards do not require an application; they are assigned on the basis of merit or by department nomination. Others require an application. Detailed information about in-course scholarships and awards including application procedures are available on the Student Awards and Financial Aid website: <www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa/in-course-scholarships>.
To be eligible for any scholarship offered by UVic, an undergraduate student must normally be a full-time student registered in a minimum of 12 academic units of study, of which 10.5 units are graded using the standard nine point scale, in the two academic terms in the 12 month period (May to April) immediately preceding the adjudication of the scholarships and awards.
Except where the terms and conditions of an undergraduate scholarship or award specifically state otherwise, award winners must normally return to UVic in the next Winter Session and register and maintain enrolment as a full-time student in a minimum of 12 academic units to receive the scholarship or award.
Other scholarship or awards, such as medals or book prizes, if not presented directly by the donors or their agents, will be forwarded to the winners.