The scholarships and awards described below are intended specifically for History students. For more information, see the complete listing of scholarships and awards available to Vancouver Island University students.

Helen Brown Book Prize

The Helen Brown Book Prize is awarded each spring to a History student who distinguishes herself or himself by academic achievement, research, commitment to the History department and its work, or service to their fellow students.

Bygone Books Award for History

1 award, $500; available to continuing students enrolled in History courses, based on academic achievement and financial need. Apply to Financial Aid & Awards office by April 30. Funds awarded as a tuition credit for the Fall term.

William Barraclough History Scholarship

1 award, $250; to the student with the highest GPA in History 111 and 112 (Survey of Canadian History) who registers in a second year History course. No application necessary. Funds awarded as a tuition credit for the Fall term.

Dan Hawthorne Sports History Prize

1 award, $250; awarded to the student who performs best in History 214 or History 215.

Karr History Scholarship

1 award, $350; awarded to a returning fourth year student, majoring in History, who has achieved the highest GPA in their third year of studies. No application necessary. Funds awarded as a tuition credit for the Fall term.

Nanaimo Historical Society's Ethel Barraclough Memorial History Award

1 award, $250; for continuing students registered in a "300" or "400" level History course who have written an original research essay on local Vancouver Island, or British Columbia history. Essays adjudicated by the History department. A copy of the prize-winning essay to be sent to the Nanaimo Historical Society. No application necessary. Funds awarded as a tuition credit for the Fall term.

Nanaimo Historical Society's Peggy Nicholls Memorial Award

1 award, $500; Available to history students who have submitted an outstanding paper or project, in any aspect of history, as nominated by instructors. Students can be full or part time, and may be in any year of the program. No application necessary. Recipient selected in May, with funds issued in June.

Chuck Hee Wong Memorial Award

1 award, $300; available to first or second year History student returning to Vancouver Island University in the Fall. Based on achievement in a second year History course. No application necessary. Funds awarded as a tuition credit for the fall term.

Robert Ross Memorial Scholarship

1 award, $500; for academic achievement; to a full-time student (100% course load) continuing to fourth year of a B. A. program in Philosophy, Liberal Studies, English, or History.

Nanaimo Historical Society's Ethel Barraclough Memorial History Award

1 award, $250; for continuing students registered in a "300" or "400" level History course who have written an original research essay on local Vancouver Island or British Columbia history. Essays adjudicated by the History department. A copy of the prize-winning essay to be sent to the Nanaimo Historical Society. No application necessary. Funds awarded as a tuition credit for the Fall term.

British Columbia Historical Association Scholarship

1 award, $600; to a student entering fourth year in Majors program in History with a specialization in British Columbia. A formal application, including a research paper, is necessary.

Burnaby Historical Society Scholarship

1 award, $1,000; to an undergraduate enrolled in a Majors program that specializes in Canadian history, with preference given to the history of British Columbia. This scholarship is given by Drs. Violet and Blythe Eagles in honour of Evelyn Salisbury. Students are required to submit a formal application, including an essay, transcripts and letters of reference. Applications must be submitted to the Burnaby Historical Society Scholarship Committee by 15 June.

Margaret Ormsby Essay Prize

1 award, $300; available to students for the best original essay of first class standing on any aspect of British Columbia history (including, but not limited to, history of Indigenous people, immigrants, women, art history, historical geography, historical sociology, and the history of education). Essays will be adjudicated by the History department and must be submitted by 1 May. Funds awarded as a tuition credit for the Fall term.

W. Kaye Lamb Essay Scholarships

2 awards; 1 award for $750, 1 award for $1000. The British Columbia Historical Federation awards two scholarships annually for essays written by students in BC colleges or universities on a topic relating to British Columbia history. One scholarship ($750) is for an essay written by a student in a first or second year course; the other ($1000) is for an essay written by a student in a third or fourth year course. A formal application, including a research paper and a letter of recommendation for the student's professor, is necessary. The winning essay submitted by a 3rd or 4th year student will be published in British Columbia History.

Effie Galena Kilpatrick Scholarship

1 award, $1,000; available to students who are enrolled in their final year of study in Bachelor of Arts program and have completed History 480 or 481. Preference will be given to applicants who are intending to pursue further studies in a Heritage-related field. Apply to Financial Aid & Awards office by April 30.

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