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Bursaries

To apply for VIU General Bursaries, students must complete the "Scholarship/Award/Bursary Profile" from their student record. See our "Applications" section for more information. Deadline date for submission of student profiles for Bursary consideration is October 31st.

Bursaries will be selected based on minimum course load requirements of 60%, grade point average requirements of 2.0 (or better), specific donor criteria and information provided on the "Scholarship/Award/Bursary Profile". The value of some bursaries may vary dependent on investment returns.


Section I

To apply for VIU Tuition Bursaries, students must complete the "Scholarship/Award/Bursary Profile" from their student record. See our "Applications" section for more information. Deadline date for submission of student profiles for Bursary consideration is October 31st.

Vancouver Island University Tuition Bursary Program

The Vancouver Island University Tuition Bursary program has been established through institutional means to provide tuition relief for students with the greatest financial need attending this institution. Tuition bursary amounts are $500* for single students with no children, and $700* for students with children. Please note, first consideration will be given to students receiving government student loan funding for the current academic year, from any Province within Canada. Students not receiving student loans must demonstrate financial need through recent pay stubs, T4 slips, or an income tax assessment. Funds will be applied directly to tuition fees for the spring semester. In allocating bursaries and determining the amounts, grade point average (GPA) will be considered. *(amounts may vary dependant upon funds available)


Section II:

To apply for VIU General Bursaries, students must complete the "Scholarship/Award/Bursary Profile" from their student record. See our "Applications" section for more information. Deadline date for submission of student profiles for Bursary consideration is October 31st.

GENERAL BURSARIES

Allan & Edna Brown Bursary

1 bursary, $1,000; Available for financial need to students enrolled in a university program, and who are attending the Cowichan Campus.

CFUW - Nanaimo Bursary

1 bursary, $800; Available to deserving female students enrolled in any degree program.

Chilco Bursaries

4 bursaries, $500 each; Available for financial need to female students in any post-secondary program.

City of Parksville Bursary

1 bursary, $500; Available for financial need to residents of the Parksville/Qualicum area.

Coastal Community Credit Union Bursaries

3 bursaries, $500 each; Available for financial need to residents of School District #68.

Cowichan Campus Bursaries

2 bursaries, $500 each; Available for financial need to students attending the Cowichan Campus, who will be continuing studies at VIU.

Cowichan Dogwoods Chapter of IODE Bursary

1 bursary, $1,000; Available for financial need to students who are residents of the Cowichan Valley, (Duncan, Mill Bay, Shawnigan, NOT Lake Cowichan or Chemainus). Preference will be given to those attending the Cowichan Campus.

Cowichan High School 1952 Graduating Class Bursary

1 bursary, $500; Available for financial need and good academic standing, to students enrolled at the Cowichan Campus.

CUPE Local 1858 Bursaries

3 bursaries, $500 each; Available to full-time students who show financial need, and proof of union affiliation. Available to members, or students in the immediate family of members in good standing with CUPE Local 1858.

Diny van Beers & Family Bursary

1 bursary, $1,000; Available to VIU students in any program, who are single parents. Selection is based on financial need.

Doris Fineday Memorial Bursary

1 bursary, $300; Available to First Nations students enrolled in any academic university program, with selection based on financial need.

Dr. E. Margaret Fulton Bursary

1 bursary, $750; Available to single parents, or First Nations students who are residents of the Cowichan Valley, and are enrolled in Bachelor of Arts with a major in Women's Studies. Preference will be given to students attending the Cowichan Campus.

Dr. Grace Elliott Nielsen Bursary

1 bursary, $500; Available to First Nations students in first year of a university program who are not able to access band funding.

Dr. Prem Shanker Bursaries

2 bursaries, $500 each; Available for financial need to continuing students in any program, who show satisfactory progress. Preference will be given to members of the following religions: Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, or Jain.

Edna Lavina Fetterly Bursaries

6 bursaries, $1,000 each; Available to students enrolled in any post-secondary program, with selection based on financial need.

Emma Nicklin Memorial Bursary

1 bursary, $1,000; Available to students with demonstrated financial need, who are enrolled in any university program.

Erica Murphy (nee d'Alessandro) Athletic Bursary

1 bursary, $1,000; Available for financial need, to students who participate in VIU Athletics.

Frank Ney Memorial Bursary

1 bursary, $750; Available for financial need and academic ability to students continuing with their studies, and who have graduated from a secondary school in District 68.

George & Elizabeth Annand Bursaries

2 bursaries, $1,000 each; Available for financial need to students enrolled in any post-secondary program.

Heath Law LLP Athletic Bursary

1 bursary, $1,000; Available to a VIU Mariner Athlete, based on demonstrated financial need.

IODE Malaspina Chapter - Diana Ferguson Bursary

1 bursary, $1,000; Available to VIU students, with preference given to Nursing or Education programs, who will be continuing to 3rd or 4th year of their program. Selection based on financial need.

Johnson-Valente Family Bursary

1 bursary, $1,000; Available to students enrolled in any post-secondary program, with selection based on financial need. Preference will be given to those whose parents have no formal post-secondary degree.

Keith Hodgson Memorial Bursary

1 bursary, $1,000; Available to students in any program, who are permanent residents of School District #68, and who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to Business students.

MP Jarman Geological Bursary

1 bursary, $1,000; Available for financial need to students enrolled in Geology courses. Preference will be given to third or fourth year students.

Nora Fulton Gibson Memorial Bursaries

2 bursaries, $1,500 each; Available for financial need to students attending Cowichan Campus.

Positive Space Bursary

1 bursary, $1,000; Available to a VIU student in any program, who identifies as LGBTTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit and Queer). Selection will be based on financial need.

Registration Centre Bursaries

2 bursaries, $750 each; Available to students enrolled in any program. Selection based on financial need.

Rick Davidson Memorial Bursary

1 bursary, $500; Available for financial need to students enrolled in any post-secondary program, who are residents of the Cowichan Valley.

Shirley Barwise Bursary

1 bursary, $500; Available to students in any VIU program, based on demonstrated financial need.

Stan & May Radzik Bursaries

8 bursaries, $2,000 each; Available to students in any post-secondary program at VIU, based on financial need.

Tom & Josie Michael Memorial Bursary

1 bursary, $250; Available for financial need to first year students whose permanent residence is in Ladysmith, Cedar, or North Oyster district.

Vancouver Foundation Bursaries

A number of bursaries, amounts vary; Available to students requiring additional financial assistance through funds administered by the Vancouver Foundation.

Vancouver Island North Bursary

1 bursary, $1,000; Available to students with financial need. Preference will be given to students from northern Vancouver Island, (north of Campbell River).

Vancouver Island Trails Information Society Bursary

1 bursary, $500; Available to students involved in outdoor recreation, who are enrolled in Recreation & Tourism, Resource Management Officer Technology, or Environmental Studies programs. Recipient will also receive a copy of their choice of one of the Society's three books: Hiking Trails 1, 2 or 3.

Victoria Foundation Ruth Elina Carlson Bursaries

9 bursaries, $1,000; Available to Canadian born students, who are enrolled in any of the following areas: Arts, Science, Education, Humanities, Business Administration or Technology. Selection will be based on demonstrated financial need.

VIU Alumni Association Diploma & Certificate Bursary

1 bursary, $1,000; Available to VIU students who are enrolled in a trades program, or an academic certificate or diploma program. Selection based on financial need.

VIU Ambassadors Bursary

1 bursary, $1,000; Available for financial need, to students enrolled in any post-secondary program (includes Trades & Applied Technology programs). Bursary will alternate between first and second year students.

VIU Endowment Bursaries

A number of bursaries, amounts vary; Available to students enrolled in any post secondary program, with selection based on financial need.

William & Olga Rogers Bursary

1 bursary, $2,000; Available to first year students who are Canadian Citizens. Selection is based on financial need. This bursary may be renewed for the student's second year, if the student continues to require financial assistance.

Zonta Club of Nanaimo Bursary

1 bursary, $500; For financial need and academic achievement; available to female students enrolled in Science, Education, or Women's Studies at the Nanaimo Campus, who will be continuing at VIU in the upcoming semester.


Vancouver Island University Foundation

The Vancouver Island University Foundation is a registered non-profit society made up of community volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to raise funds for Vancouver Island University and its students.

For information on how to contribute to the VIU Foundation, please contact:

 

Vancouver Island University

Advancement & Alumni Office

900 Fifth Street, Building 310

Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5

 

Phone: 250-740-6216
Email: foundation@viu.ca
Internet: www.viu.ca/giving