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Awards and Scholarships

Want financial help for your education?

The School of Arts & Science in partnership with the Camosun College Foundation offer a series of awards to our outstanding students. Camosun also offers a wide selection of bursaries for full-time students. Apply by May 15 each year.

Eligibility

To be eligible you must be enrolled in a program within the School of Arts & Science during the current offering or academic calendar year.

Program/subject eligibility

Awards Ceremony

The School of Arts & Science hosts an annual Awards Ceremony each fall, where most of the awards and scholarships are presented.

The Arts & Science Administration Office will notify the recipients of their award/scholarship (usually in August) and then invitations to the Awards Ceremony will be sent out by email.

If your mailing address has changed since applying, please update your address.

If you have any further questions, please contact your instructor, call 250-370-3298 or email artsci@camosun.ca.

 


Open to all Arts & Science students

Allen & Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation Science Award

This award is given to a high achieving full-time student proceeding from first to second year and who carries a minimum of 3 courses in science per term. Please submit a statement describing your background, interests, academic program, and career goals (200 words, typed, double-spaced).

Eligibility
All Arts & Science students
Process
Application
Deadline
June 1
Forms
Application Form PDF

Donor

With thanks to the Allen & Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation for donating this award.

Fred Hughes Endowed Science Award

This award acknowledges high academic achievement (GPA) and is given annually to a science student going into their second year of either the Associate of Science Degree or UT program, who is a full-time student and carries a minimum of 3 courses in science and/or mathematics per term. Please submit a statement describing your background, interests, academic program, and career goals (200 words, typed, double-spaced).

Eligibility
All University Transfer or Associate of Science Degree students beginning their second year
Process
Application
Deadline
June 1
Forms
Application Form PDF

Donor

With thanks to Fred Hughes for donating this award.

Fred was a long-time Associate Dean of Arts & Science and instructor of mathematics at the college.

Latham Pazdro Women in the World Award

The award is open to Camosun individuals or groups who, in their course assignments, have done a substantial piece of work on the subject of women. Please submit a piece of work such as art, a body of creative writing or a unique research essay in which women are the focus. The submission must be a Camosun College School of Arts & Science course assignment completed in the current academic year, submitted with the instructor's original class assignment.

Eligibility
All full-time Arts & Science students
Process
Application
Deadline
June 1
Forms
Application Form PDF

Donor

With thanks to Not Just Pin Money and Roberta Pazdro, Barbara Latham, family and friends for donating this award.

This award is named for Roberta Pazdro and Barbara Latham, co-editors of Not Just Pin Money: Selected Essays on the History of Women's Work in British Columbia(1984), the publication which initially funded this Award.

Roberta Pazdro is a long time production manager in the Canadian film and television industry in Toronto; Barbara Latham is a retired Camosun instructor who, amongst other things, taught the first Women's Studies Course in Sociology.

Nicole Borthwick Spirit Award

This award is given to one student who exemplifies community spirit through their volunteer efforts. Please submit an essay of no more than 300 words detailing how you meet the criteria.

Eligibility
All full-time Arts & Science students
Process
Application
Deadline
June 1
Forms
Application Form PDF

Donor

With thanks to Nicole Borthwick for donating this award.

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Associate of Arts Degree

Associate of Arts Degree Award - Year 2

The Associate of Arts Degree Award - Second-Year acknowledges high academic achievement and is given annually to a student in year Two of the Associate of Arts Degree Program. You should have successfully completed at least 16 University Transfer courses in the Associate of Arts Degree Program, with a minimum of 6 second-year courses, as well as a high GPA. Preference will be given to those whose GPA is 7.0 (A-) or higher. Please submit a statement describing your background, interests, academic program, and career goals (200 words, typed, double-spaced).

Eligibility
Second-year Associate of Arts Degree students
Process
Application
Deadline
June 1
Forms
Application Form PDF

Donor

With thanks to the School of Arts & Science for donating this award.

CFUW Victoria Heather Lewis Associate Degree in Arts & Science Entrance Awards

The CFUW Victoria Heather Lewis Associate Degree in Arts & Science Entrance Awards provide entrance scholarships to students registered in the first year of the Associate Degree in Arts or Science diploma program.  One recipient in Arts and one recipient in Science will be selected by faculty, based on your high academic achievement as indicated in your high school graduation official transcript and Provincial exam transcript.

Eligibility
Students registered in the first year of the Associate Degree in Arts or Science diploma program (two recipients per year)
Process
Specific application
Deadline
First Tuesday of September each year
Forms
Application Form PDF

Donor

With thanks to Heather Lewis, former Dean of the School of Arts & Science, and CFUW Victoria for donating this award.

Colin Montesano Memorial Associate Degree Awards

This award recognizes a mature student enrolled in the Associate Degree program who has been away from formal academic studies for at least three years prior to attending Camosun College. You must be returning to complete your second year at Camosun and have completed at least two Psychology or two Math courses with a minimum grade point average of 7 or above (A-). Please submit a statement describing your background, interests, academic program, and career goals (200 words, typed, double-spaced). Two awards granted per year.

Eligibility
Returning Associate Degree students
Process
Application
Deadline
June 1
Forms
Application Form PDF

Donor

With thanks to Leikny Montesano for donating this award.

These awards were created in 2008 to honour the life of Colin Montesano, an instructor at Camosun College.

Dave and Bev Knapton Associate of Arts Degree Scholarship

The Dave and Bev Knapton Associate of Arts Degree Scholarship acknowledges high academic achievement and is given annually to a domestic student (Canadian citizen or landed immigrant) in the first year of the Associate of Arts Degree Program. You must have taken a minimum of eight first-year courses (four courses per semester) and be registered for at least four courses in the upcoming fall semester. Preference will be given to those whose GPA is 7.0 (A-) or higher.

Eligibility
First-year, continuing Associate of Arts Degree students
Process
Application
Deadline
June 1
Forms
Application Form PDF

Donor

With thanks to Dave and Bev Knapton for donating this award.

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Associate of Science Degree

Associate of Science Degree Award - Year 2

The Associate of Science Degree Award - Second-Year acknowledges high academic achievement and is given annually to a student in year two of the Associate of Science Degree Program. You should have successfully completed at least 16 University Transfer courses in the Associate of Science Degree Program, with a minimum of 6 second-year courses and have a high GPA. Preference will be given to those whose GPA is 7.0 (A-) or higher. Please submit a statement describing your background, interests, academic program, and career goals (200 words, typed, double-spaced).

Eligibility
Second-year Associate of Science Degree students
Process
Application
Deadline
June 1
Forms
Application Form PDF

Donor

With thanks to the School of Arts & Science for donating this award.

Dave and Bev Knapton Associate of Science Degree Scholarship

The Dave and Bev Knapton Associate of Science Degree Scholarship acknowledges high academic achievement and is given annually to a domestic student (Canadian citizen or Landed Immigrant) in the first year of the Associate of Science Degree Program. You must have taken a minimum of eight first-year courses (four courses per semester) and be registered for at least four courses in the upcoming fall semester. Preference will be given to those whose GPA is 7.0 (A-) or higher.

Eligibility
First-year, continuing Associate of Science Degree students
Process
Application
Deadline
June 1
Forms
Application Form PDF

Donor

With thanks to Dave and Bev Knapton for donating this award.

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Biology

Biology Department Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student with top grades in 4 Biology courses taken at Camosun College which include two 100-level courses and two 200-level courses. Note: For Dental Hygiene students, Biology 160 is regarded as 200-level. If there is no candidate with 4 courses taken at Camosun, then 3 will be acceptable.

Eligibility
Associate of Science Degree - Biology students
Process
Nomination
Deadline
June 1

Donor

With thanks to Various Retired Biology Faculty and Staff for donating this award.

This fund was established in 2011 to honour retired Biology Department Faculty and Staff.

Biology Department Scholarship - Year 1

The Biology Department Scholarship - Year One is awarded to the student who: is registered in an Associate Degree (Science or Biology) OR has completed 4 or more courses in each of the fall and winter semesters and be returning to complete their second year at Camosun; has achieved a B (or higher) average and has completed BIOL 124 and 126. Note: Awarded to the student with the highest average final mark in BIOL 124 and 126.

Eligibility
First-year, Associate of Science Degree - General Science or Associate of Science Degree - Biology students
Process
Application
Deadline
June 1
Forms
Application Form PDF

Donor

With thanks to the Biology Department for donating this award.

Biology Department Scholarship - Year 2

The Biology Department Scholarship - Year Two is awarded to the student who is registered in an Associate Degree (Science or Biology) OR has completed 4 or more courses in each fall and winter semesters, with at least a B average and has completed four of BIOL 202, 203, 228, 231 and 232. Note: Awarded to the student with the highest average final mark in four of BIOL 202, 203, 228, 231 and 232.

Eligibility
First-year, Associate of Science Degree - General Science or Associate of Science Degree - Biology students
Process
Application
Deadline
June 1
Forms
Application Form PDF

Donor

With thanks to the Biology Department for donating this award.

Geoff Haywood Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this award is to acknowledge a learner who demonstrates excellence not only in Biology, but also in one of the performing or visual arts, as did Geoff Haywood. The successful applicants will have taken BIOL-126 within the past academic year. Candidates must also submit a video in which they state briefly why they deserve to win this award, and then demonstrate their arts proficiency by performing, or otherwise showcasing their visual art work. Video should be a maximum of 5 minutes and uploaded to youtube.com to be eligible. Please visit YouTube support for an explanation of how to do this.

Eligibility
BIOL-126 within the past academic year
Process
Application with video
Deadline
June 1
Forms
Application Form PDF

Donor

With thanks to the Biology Department for donating this award.

Ted Davis Memorial Award

The Ted Davis Memorial Award is awarded to the student who is entering second year, who "wakes up to the light of science" and aspires to a scientific understanding of nature through the study of Biology and/or Environmental Technology and who exhibits academic excellence.

Eligibility
Continuing Associate of Science Degree - Biology or Environmental Technology students
Process
Nomination
Deadline
June 1

Donor

With thanks to Colleen Kasting, Family, Friends and Colleagues for donating this award.

Victoria Secular Humanist Association's Charles Darwin Award

The Victoria Secular Humanist Association's Charles Darwin Award is awarded to the student who is a first or second year Biology student who must have completed BIOL 124 (Evolution and Diversity) with a minimum mark of A- and who, through a 500-word essay, demonstrates sound judgment through applied critical thinking and dedication to the promotion of evidence-based science and have a passion for learning. An interview may also be required.

Eligibility
Associate of Science Degree - Biology students
Process
Application
Deadline
June 1
Forms
Application Form PDF

Donor

With thanks to the Victoria Secular Humanist Association for donating this award.

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