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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, offers a series of awards to our outstanding students. Camosun also offers a wide selection of bursaries for full-time students.

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
May 15
Forms
Application Form DOC

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
May 15
Forms
Application Form DOC

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
May 15
Forms
Application Form DOC

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
May 15
Forms
Application Form DOC

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
May 15
Forms
Application Form DOC

Donor

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

Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria - Heather Lewis Associate Degree in Science Entrance Scholarships

The Associate Degree Entrance Scholarships acknowledge high academic achievement and are given to high school students enrolled to begin Associate Degree program studies in the Fall semester with the School of Arts & Science, Camosun College. Please provide your high school graduation official transcript and Provincial exam transcript and submit a letter of reference from your principal, vice-principal or a teacher describing your academic achievement.

Eligibility
Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degree students beginning at Camosun
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
May 15
Forms
Application Form DOC

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
May 15
Forms
Application Form DOC

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
May 15
Forms
Application Form DOC

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
May 15
Forms
Application Form DOC

Donor

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

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Social Sciences

Asia-Pacific Studies Award

The gift is to provide scholarships to students who will be studying in an academic institution in the Asia-Pacific region who have successfully completed two semesters of study in Social Sciences and /or Humanities.  Preference given to students who demonstrate a commitment to future study and/or employment involving the Asia-Pacific region.  Students must submit a letter describing their academic and career goals to the Chair of the Social Sciences Department.

Eligibility
Social Sciences and /or Humanities students who will study in Asia-Pacific
Process
Application
Deadline
May 15
Forms
Application Form DOC

Donor

With thanks to the Social Sciences department for donating this award.

Camosun ESRI Canada GIS Scholarship

This award is intended for an exemplary student to further their geographic literacy, spatial awareness, critical thinking and analytical skills. Students are encouraged to apply the GIS technology they learn in class to address real-world problems and improve their decision-making ability.

Please submit a summary report on an individually prepared GIS project completed for a Camosun class. This report shall state which class the project was done for; describe the research problem and analytical solution; and be judged upon criteria of originality, quality of analysis and professional presentation. Submit all relevant GIS files in electronic format and a Camosun College transcript. You should have an average of at least a B+ overall and be currently enrolled at Camosun College. Scholarship FAQ can be answered on the ESRI website. Note: No student shall receive this award more than once.

Eligibility
Arts & Science students taking a GIS course
Process
Application
Deadline
May 15
Forms
Application Form DOC

Donor

With thanks to ESRI Canada for donating this award.

Social Sciences Award for Outstanding Student

This award recognizes and supports the achievement of a deserving Social Sciences student. The criteria for selection include a high academic standing, originality of insight, and excellence in writing. The Social Science Award for Outstanding Student is awarded to a student who is registered as an A&S Studies, University Transfer or Associate Degree student in the current academic year taking at least 3 second year courses offered by the Social Sciences Department at Camosun College. You should be about to complete your degree at Camosun or returning to complete your second-year at Camosun, have superior grades (GPA minimum A-, 7.0 in a 9 grade scale) and GPA will be based on the applicant's two most recent semesters. Please submit an essay of no more than 500 words describing future academic or career plans as they relate to the Social Sciences. Note: Social Sciences courses include the following: Anthropology, Asia Pacific Studies, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, and Social Work.

Eligibility
A&S Studies, University Transfer or Associate Degree students taking Social Sciences courses
Process
Application
Deadline
May 15
Forms
Application Form DOC

Donor

With thanks to the Social Sciences department for donating this award.

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