UVic Libraries Student Awards

Every year, the University of Victoria Libraries is pleased to offer three student awards: the David Harris Flaherty Undergraduate Library Scholarship; the William Petrie Graduate Student Library Scholarship; and the Gladys Nipp and Stephen Mah Family Award. Our awards recognize and honor the contributions and achievements of all our students, enhancing the sense of personal growth and accomplishment in our academic community. Each award is valued at $1000 and the annual deadline is May 31.

DAVID HARRIS FLAHERTY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LIBRARY SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2014 and named for donor David Harris Flaherty, this $1000 scholarship is awarded to an in-course, academically outstanding undergraduate student in any discipline who can demonstrate how they have utilized library resources for a class project, assignment or research paper. Eligible students must complete a 500-word essay explaining their use of library resources in an application accessible through the SAFA (Students Awards and Financial Aid) scholarship portal on My page.

WILLIAM PETRIE GRADUATE STUDENT LIBRARY SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2014 and named for bequest donor William Petrie, this $1000 scholarship is awarded to an in-course, academically outstanding graduate student in any discipline who can demonstrate how they have utilized library resources for a class project, assignment or research paper. Eligible students must complete a 500-word essay explaining their use of library resources for a class project, assignment, or research paper. Apply here.

GLADYS NIPP & STEPHEN MAH FAMILY AWARD

Established in 2019 and named in honor of Gladys Nipp and Stephen Mah, this $1000 award is given to one or more undergraduate or graduate UVic student(s) in any discipline who are utilizing and/or enhancing the UVic Libraries’ Chinese-Canadian collections for the purposes of research, outreach initiatives (including both physical and/or digital exhibitions) or oral history projects. Eligible students must submit a proposal (maximum 500 words) demonstrating how UVic Libraries’ Chinese-Canadian collections will assist in their research. Apply here.

To apply, or to learn more information about UVic Libraries’ student awards, our donors and our recipients, and to view previous award-winning essays by UVic students, please visit the UVic Libraries Student Awards and Fellowships webpage.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at cwalde@uvic.ca