Finding Scholarships

Where can I find scholarships? Where can I find out about scholarship opportunities outside (or including) the ones offered by universities? Where are the best places to find lists of scholarships, if any? How can I find out more information about this, other than school?

  • Attend opportunities such as the C.U.E. (i.e., Canadian Universities Event at SD #63 secondary school in early fall) and PSIBC (i.e., Post Secondary Institute of B.C. Nights at SD #63 secondary schools for an evening session in early fall.)
  • Post secondary institutes’ websites will have special tabs: e.g.,
    • UVic – Finance Your Education,
    • Camosun College, Emily Carr & VIU – Financial Aid & Awards,
    • UBC – Financial Assistance
  • Public websites such as:
  • Visit post secondary administrative centers and speak with their advisors
  • Visit other secondary schools’ websites for scholarship information. e.g., Oak Bay Secondary and St Michael’s University School, Mt Doug career center.
  • Add your email address to Claremont counsellor's (Patrick Cannon) group contact list for periodic forwarding of scholarship information from PSIs.
  • Meet with Claremont counsellors about scholarships that are available only to Claremont students.

Where can I get a list of ALL the scholarships and bursaries available with short descriptions, the requirements needed, and the deadlines?

  • No single list provides information about all scholarships.
  • Ever changing numbers of scholarships are sponsored by continuously changing sources.

What are some great scholarships this year?

  • Any scholarship is great!
  • The LORAN ($100,000 IN 2016/ 2017), TD Canada Trust (e.g., $70,000 in 2016/2017), Schulich (e.g., $80,000 in 2016/2017), and renewable (or major) scholarships provide substantial amounts of money.

Is there anywhere you can apply that pays your way as long as you get a certain % in your classes at UVic?

  • Scholarships such as the LORAN, Schulich Leader and TD Canada Trust offer enough money to pay for a bachelor’s degree at UVic.
  • If the percentage average of your four admission courses is high enough, simply self reporting to UVic may provide you with a renewable entrance scholarship that might pay most of your way at UVic
  • Another alternative is to apply for the “application required” scholarships at UVic for a renewable scholarship
  • Another alternative is to apply for many scholarships of smaller amounts.

For which University courses can we get a scholarship?

  • Many departments will have their own scholarships donated by people that want to support that area of study. University websites will indicate a variety of scholarships that are associated with specific areas of study. (e.g., UVic engineering)

Last modified: Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:34 AM