TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION

ADMISSION SCHOLARSHIPS
For newly-admitted students who register at Victoria College without transfer credit, usually right after completing their secondary school studies.

OPPORTUNITY AWARDS
For students with financial need who are from identified priority communities such as under-represented or at-risk groups.

IN-COURSE SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES
For students who have completed the First, Second, or Third Years of study toward a Bachelor"s degree. For award purposes, a year of study is defined as completion of 5.0 credits.

PARTICIPATION AWARDS
Awarded in recognition of significant participation in extracurricular university life, as well as excellent academic performance.

SPECIAL AWARDS
Have special terms or require a special application procedure.

AWARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY ABROAD
Awarded for approved study abroad.

BURSARIES
Grants given for financial need.

GRADUATING AWARDS
Awarded at the time of graduation. They include medals awarded for outstanding achievement over the entire period of work toward the degree. Most of the Victoria College medals are struck by the Royal Canadian Mint to designs created in 1993 by Professor David Blostein.

POSTGRADUATE AWARDS
For graduates of Victoria College (i.e., students registered at Victoria College at the time of their graduation from the University of Toronto) to enable them to begin or continue postgraduate studies.

INDEX OF AWARDS



Copyright Victoria University 2024.

Updated: June 24, 2024



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INTRODUCTION

Since its inception, Victoria College has built a portfolio of student awards which is impressive in both depth and breadth. Many awards have been established through gifts from individuals who, with only a few exceptions, are—or were—alumni of Victoria College. Some gifts go back as far as Victoria's Cobourg period of 1836-1890, while still others have been established as recently as in the past year.

Awards—both scholarships and bursaries—offer tangible support to Vic students. The recognition afforded by a scholarship is often a determining factor in the decision of students to attend and remain at Victoria and, at critical times, the financial assistance made possible through a bursary will ensure that a student is able to start or continue his/her/their studies.

Victoria College’s ‘A’ scholarship guarantee continues to attract high-achieving students to the College. With 65 per cent graduating with High Distinction or Distinction, Vic is the only undergraduate college at the University of Toronto to provide an in-course scholarship of at least $1,000 to all first-, second- and third-year students who maintain an A average. Given the high level of achievement amongst Vic students, the opportunity to create new awards remains a top fundraising priority for Victoria College.

A significant number of Victoria’s awards are funded through bequests, which alumni/ae and friends have included in their Wills. Victoria College protects, as a matter of policy, the capital value of endowed donations through prudent investment, so that the generosity of the past continues to be meaningful for future generations.

For those who may be considering the establishment of a named award at Victoria College, please contact:

Louise Yearwood, MPNL
Executive Director
Alumni Affairs & Advancement
Victoria University in the University of Toronto
150 Charles Street West, 3rd floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1K9
Telephone: (416) 585-4501
Fax: (416) 585-4594
Email: vic.alumni@utoronto.ca

ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE

Due to the availability of funds, some awards may not be offered every year. Terms of awards are subject to change upon Senate approval as necessary. The policies and administrative guidelines set out in the Victoria University Policy on Student Awards are reviewed every three years by the Senate of Victoria University and are subject to being changed without advance notice. However, every effort will be made to providing the most up-to-date information on our website: www.vic.utoronto.ca.





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ADMISSION SCHOLARSHIPS

Funds provided over many years by the donors listed below now support a program of about 120 plus admission scholarships offered automatically based on academic merit to outstanding secondary school students who indicate Victoria as their first choice of college at the University of Toronto. Information submitted in the Victoria College Student Profile will be used to select recipients for awards with other specific criteria (i.e. financial need, extracurricular involvement, geographic region, etc). Notification is sent in the offer of admission from the University of Toronto.

Victoria College admission scholarships must be held at Victoria College. If a student who has been awarded a Victoria college admission scholarship chooses to register at another college or Faculty at the University of Toronto, the award is withdrawn.

Students may also receive additional entrance awards from other divisions at the University of Toronto (Office of Enrolment Services or the Faculty of Arts and Science) to a limit of $15,000 for the first year of study.

For the purpose of awarding admission scholarships, the committee will use the grades available at the time of assessment. Decisions concerning scholarships are not subsequently revisited once the final grades become available.


Renewable

Victoria College offers several prestigious admission scholarships which can be held for four years of study if the required academic conditions are met.These are generally awarded to top entering students.

The Isabel Bader Scholarship
Donor:Dr Isabel Louise (Overton) Bader (1926-2022) of the Victoria College Class of 1949; established in 1994.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding newly-admitted students of Victoria College who have financial need. Renewable for Second, Third and Fourth Year if the status of "In Good Standing" is maintained.

The A. L. Cochrane Scholarship
Donor:Established in 1999 by Ralph M. Barford, Victoria College Class of 1950, member of the Victoria University Board of Regents 1996-2001, in memory of Arthur Lewis Cochrane (1870-1959), a beloved physical education instructor who taught at Upper Canada College 1894-1921, and who in 1903 founded and directed Camp Temagami pioneer boys' camp on islands in the South Arm of Lake Temagami. Cochrane believed that initiative, responsibility and self-reliance are all important aspects of a well-rounded education and that these may be acquired through engagement in a wilderness experience.
Terms:Awarded to newly admitted Victoria College students who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour), renewable for each of three years, provided the recipient remains in good academic standing. Preference will be given to students with financial need and to Indigenous students or those from Northern Ontario. Recipients must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

The Margaret Gairns Scholarship
Donor:Margaret Gairns (1910-2005) of the Victoria College Class of 1931, teacher of English at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, Toronto 1937-1969, in tribute to Victoria College Professors Pelham Edgar (1871-1948) of the University College Class of 1892, member of the teaching staff in French and head of English 1897-1939, Edwin John Pratt (1882-1964) of the Class of 1911, distinguished poet and member of the teaching staff in English 1920-1952, and John Robins (1884-1952) of the Class of 1913, member of the teaching staff in German 1914-1925, in English 1925-1952.
Terms:Awarded to a newly-admitted student who intends to study English or Literary Studies.

The General Motors Admission Award I
Donor:General Motors of Canada; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund. Established in 1998.
Terms:Awarded to a newly-admitted Indigenous student on the basis of financial need and academic excellence. Renewable for Second, Third and Fourth Year if the status of "In Good Standing" is maintained.

The General Motors Admission Award II
Donor:General Motors of Canada; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund. Established in 1998.
Terms:Awarded to female students of Mathematics or Science on the basis of financial need. Renewable for Second, Third and Fourth Year if an A average (GPA 3.50+) is maintained.

The Jeffrey Heath Scholarship in English
Donor:Jeffrey Heath, a member of the Victoria College Class of 1965, MA English 1967, PhD English 1971 (U of T), Associate Professor at Victoria College 1969-1998. This award is given in memory of Peter Buitenhuis (1925-2004, Professor of English at Victoria 1959-1967); Millar MacLure (1917-1990, Professor of English at Victoria 1954-1983); Jay Macpherson (1931-2012, Professor of English at Victoria 1957-1996); and John Mercel (Jack) Robson (1927-1995, Professor of English at Victoria 1957-1995): elders, betters, and distinguished mentors. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2022.
Terms:Awarded to an outstanding, newly admitted student of Victoria College who has achieved high standing in secondary school and who intends to pursue a program in English. Renewable in Second, Third and Fourth Years if the student continues to pursue studies in English and maintains a status of "In Good Standing."

The Gerald Allen Hollingshead Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Ethan Allen Hollingshead (1917-1998) of the Victoria College Class of 1937 in memory of his son Gerald Allen Hollingshead (1949-1964); the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF); the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund. Established in 1997.
Terms:Awarded to a newly-admitted student. Some awards will be made in compliance with OSOTF regulations.

The John and Beverly McKerrow Admission Award
Donor:Established in 2024 by Beverly (Lavis) McKerrow of the Victoria College Class of 1958. The Award reflects her enjoyment of her years as a Vic student and memorializes her late husband John’s and her belief in the importance of education.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly admitted Victoria College students and may be renewed for the Second, Third and Fourth Year if the status of "In Good Standing" is maintained. The award may be used for all expenses related to obtaining an education, including tuition fees, housing, and other living expenses.

The Professor George Metcalf Scholarship
Donor:The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation in 1991 in memory of George Metcalf (1935-1990) of the Victoria College Class of 1958, lecturer in British Imperial History at the University of London 1963-1971, member of the Department of History of the University of Western Ontario 1971-1990.
Terms:Awarded to a newly-admitted student.

The Edward Roberts Admission Award
Donor:Established in 2022 by the Estate of Edward M. Roberts, CM, ONL, QC (1940-2022), who was a member of the Victoria College Class of 1960, lawyer, member of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, and 11th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Terms:Awarded to a newly admitted student residing in Newfoundland and Labrador. Renewable in Second, Third and Fourth Years if the academic status of "In Good Standing" is maintained.

The Arthur Leonard Schawlow Scholarship
Donor:Friends, colleagues, family and classmates in memory of distinguished physicist Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921-1999) of the Victoria College Class of 1941, PhD (Toronto) 1949, recipient of a 1981 Nobel Prize for his contribution to the development of the laser spectroscopy.
Terms:Awarded to a newly-admitted student who intends to study Physics.

The Pauline M. Scott Scholarship
Donor:Pauline M. Scott (1930-2020) of the Victoria College Class of 1945 to assist one or more deserving students and to recognize two important institutions in her life - Victoria College and Christie Lake Kids and its Christie Lake Camp. Established in 2018.
Terms:Awarded to a newly-admitted Victoria College student who is a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and who has demonstrated financial need. The award may be split between two or more such students or only partially awarded or not awarded if no suitable recipients are identified. This admission scholarship may be renewed in the second, third, and fourth years of study if an average GPA of 3.50+ is achieved. Preference will be given to a student or students who have attended, or have been on the staff of, Christie Lake Kids of Ottawa, Ontario or its Christie Lake Camp, currently located on Christie Lake, near Perth, Ontario, Canada.

The Victoria Annual Fund Award
Donor:Alumni of Victoria College through contributions to the Annual Fund during the period May 1996-March 1997; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund. Established in 1998.
Terms:Awarded to newly-admitted Indigenous or First Generation students of Victoria College who have demonstrated financial need. Some of these awards are renewable for Second, Third and Fourth Year if the status of "In Good Standing" is maintained. Under the discretion of the Registrar and Associate Registrar, any remaining funds can be disbursed as non-renewable admission awards to support Indigenous or First Generation students.

Non-Renewable

The following awards are named scholarships for outstanding newly-admitted students entering their first year of study.These range in value from $3,000 to $5,000.

General

The Moses Henry Aikins Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Moses Henry Aikins (1832-1922) of the Victoria College Class of 1855, later a medical doctor, an early and generous benefactor.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Charles Earl Auger Scholarship
Donor:Alumni of Victoria College in 1936 in memory of Professor Charles Earl Auger (1877-1934) of the Victoria College Class of 1902, member of the teaching staff in English 1907-1922, Registrar 1922-1934.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Harold and Ethel Bennett Scholarship
Donor:Harold Bennett (1890-1973) of the Victoria College Class of 1915, member of the teaching staff in Classics 1932-1959, Registrar 1934-1944, Dean of Arts (after 1951 Principal of Victoria College) 1944-1959, Acting President of Victoria University 1949-1950, President of Laurentian University 1961-1963, in 1959; also the Victoria Women's Association in 1978 in honour of his wife Ethel Granger Bennett (1891-1988) of the Class of 1915, a longtime active member of the Association.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Maude McCrae Brown Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Walter Theodore Brown (1883-1954) of the Victoria College Class of 1907, Dean of Arts (Principal of Victoria College) 1932-1941, President of Victoria University 1941-1949; given in memory of his wife, Charlotte Maude (McCrae) Brown (1884-1954) of the Class of 1907; estate of their son Howard McCrae Brown (1921-1993).
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Wendy M Cecil Scholarship
Donor:The Senate of Victoria University in 2002 in honour of Wendy M Cecil of the Victoria College Class of 1971, to commemorate her term as Chair of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, 1998-2002.
Terms:Awarded to a newly-admitted student with preference given to students intending to enrol in the Northrop Frye or Lester B Pearson streams of the Vic One program.

The Classes of 1916, 1927 and 1929 Scholarship
Donor:The Victoria College Classes of 1916, 1927, and 1929.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Senator Keith Davey Scholarship
Donor:Friends and admirers of the Honourable Keith Davey (1926-2011) of the Victoria College Class of 1949, member of Senate of Canada 1966-1996.
Terms:Awarded to a newly-admitted student with preference given to a student intending to enrol in the Lester B Pearson stream of the Vic One program.

The Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Admission Award
Donor:Estate of Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson (1918-2012) of the Victoria College Class of 1943. Established in 2013.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Ruby M. Jolliffe Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Ruby Maud Jolliffe (1882-1968) of the Victoria College Class of 1903.
Terms:Awarded to newly-admitted students with financial need.

The Professor William Kingston and Dr John Kingston Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Frederick Ashbaugh (1903-1987) in memory of his great-grandfather William Kingston (1808-1887), a member of the faculty of Victoria College in Cobourg from 1838 and Professor of Mathematics 1841-1870, and his grandfather Dr John James Kingston (1845-1915) of the Victoria College Class of 1868.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Joseph Moyer Leppert Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Louisa Leppert (1871-1962) in 1967 in memory of her husband Joseph Moyer Leppert (1880-1956) of Pelham, Ontario.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Leopold Macaulay Scholarship
Donor:The Honourable Leopold Macaulay (1887-1979) of the Victoria College Class of 1911, member of the Board of Regents of Victoria University 1932-1972 and chair 1951-1958. Established in 1959.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Walter Edward Hart Massey Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Walter Edward Hart Massey (1864-1901), member of the Board of Regents of Victoria University 1896-1901.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The McCutcheon Award
Donor:The McCutcheon Foundation and its President, James Wallace McCutcheon (1936-2011) of the Victoria College Class of 1958; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund. Established in 1977.
Terms:Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

The Clara Flavelle McEachren Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Clara Flavelle McEachren (1889-1966), member of the Board of Regents 1936-1966, daughter of generous benefactor Sir Joseph Flavelle (1858-1939).
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Gloria and Henry Onyett Admission Scholarship
Donor:Heather Onyett (1945-2020), Hon. BA, MD, FRCPC, MPH, DTM&H, of the Victoria College Class of 1967, Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, in honour of her parents, Gloria and Henry Onyett. Gloria Margaret (Moreau) Onyett (1918-2005), rooted in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District, had an illustrious teaching career after graduating from North Bay Normal School. A trailblazer, she was the first teacher in Michipicoten Harbour, a remote First Nations community on Lake Superior, and the first married female teacher at Cody School in Sault Ste. Marie. Subsequently she was a renowned teacher of special education in the Etobicoke Board of Education. Henry Irish Onyett (1918-2004) was born and grew up in Huntsville, Ontario. He assisted his father, a skilled craftsman, in building many beautiful homes and cottages in Huntsville and Muskoka. An avid skier, skater and swimmer, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II. Subsequently, he became an accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of Kimberly-Clark Canada and Spruce Falls Power and Paper Company. Respected for his honesty, integrity and commitment to excellence, he was a community leader, serving on the Kapuskasing Town Council. To his family, he was a humble, caring, compassionate man with a creative sparkle. Together, Gloria and Henry Onyett were role models and mentors to their two daughters, graduates of Victoria College, one who became a physician/educator working among First Nations in Canada’s North and globally, and the other, a talented lawyer. Matching funds were provided by the Margaret Chambers Fund. Established in 2016.
Terms:Awarded to newly admitted students of Victoria College, with preference given to students from the Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, Huntsville or Muskoka regions of Northern Ontario.

The Wray and Anne Patterson Scholarship
Donor:Molly Anne Macdonald (1928-2020) of the Victoria College Class of 1951 in memory of her parents Wray Ralph Patterson (1898-1950) of the Class of 1923 and Anne C. (Elgie) Patterson (1899-1980), also of the Class of 1923.
Terms:Awarded to newly-admitted Victoria College students with demonstrated financial need who register in the Northrop Frye stream of the Vic One program.

The William Wray Patterson Scholarship
Donor:Molly Anne Macdonald (1928-2020) of the Victoria College Class of 1951 in memory of her brother, William Wray (Bill) Patterson (1932-1962), of the Victoria College Class of 1955 and resident of Ryerson House of Burwash Hall. Bill was the son of Wray Patterson and Anne Elgie, Victoria College graduates of the Class of 1923. Bill died suddenly and unexpectedly in March 1962, leaving his wife and a son born several months later. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2013.
Terms:Awarded to a newly-admitted Victoria College student.

The Mary Emily Pearson Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Mary Emily Pearson (1860-1959) of Merrickville, Ontario, an 1880 graduate of Wesleyan Female College in Hamilton. Affiliated with Victoria in 1888, this institution closed its doors in 1897. Miss Pearson became a Victoria supporter and benefactor in 1938.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Regents Admission Scholarship
Donor:The Board of Regents of Victoria University in 1995. The acquisition by Victoria University in 1887 of a valuable 15-acre plot of land fronting on Bloor Street, part of which forms the present campus, provides the source of income for these awards.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Professor John Robins Scholarship
Donor:Anonymous, in 1966 by annual gifts; later former students and friends in memory of Professor John Daniel Robins (1884-1952) of the Victoria College Class of 1913, member of the teaching staff in German 1914-1925 and in English 1925-1952.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Mrs F. N. G. Starr Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Anne Callander (MacKay) Starr (1876-1959), member of the Board of Regents of Victoria University 1935-1959, widow of distinguished surgeon and philanthropist Frederic Newton Gisborne Starr (1867-1934), an 1889 medical graduate of Victoria University.
Terms:To be awarded to a male student.

The James Carson Taylor Scholarship
Donor:William Emerson Taylor (1880-1959), Toronto contractor and builder, and Ethel May (Ball) Taylor (1886-1973) in 1946 in memory of their son James Carson Taylor (1914-1946) of the Victoria College Class of 1936, PhD (Toronto), recipient of the Sanford Gold Medal in Philosophy and the Jolliffe Gold Medal in English.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Helen Margaret (McConkey) Thomson Scholarship
Donor:James Thomson, in honour of his mother, Helen Margaret (McConkey) Thomson of the Victoria College Class of 1947. Helen possessed a determined and pioneering spirit that inspired her to travel by train from Calgary, Alberta in the early 1940s to enrol at Victoria College, a journey few women of her generation would have undertaken. Helen returned to Alberta following graduation and remained a lifelong supporter of Victoria. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2013.
Terms:Awarded annually to a newly admitted student from Alberta who holds the highest average of all admitted students from that province.

The Elizabeth Burr Tyrrell Scholarship
Donor:Joseph Burr Tyrrell (1858-1957) of the Victoria College Class of 1889, distinguished geologist, explorer and patron of learning (donor of the Tyrrell Medal of the Royal Society of Canada), in 1938 in memory of his mother Elizabeth Burr Tyrrell, a member of the first class to enter Upper Canada Academy on September 1, 1836.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Edward Rogers Wood Scholarship
Donor:Agnes Euphemia (Smart) Wood (1868-1950) in 1941 in memory of her husband Edward Rogers Wood (1866-1941), financier, member of the Board of Regents 1903-1941. Mr and Mrs Wood gave their former home, Wymilwood (84 Queen's Park Crescent, now Falconer Hall) to Victoria University as a Women Students Union and residence. Its name is perpetuated in the present Student Union building.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

Humanities

The Anne Marjorie Beer Scholarship
Donor:Roy William Wood (1906-1998) of the Victoria College Class of 1931 in 1998 in memory of his wife Anne Marjorie Beer (1909-1974), also of the Class of 1931, a student of Modern History, Women’s Editor of the Varsity, Senior Stick, member of the Board of Regents 1962-1970; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund.
Terms:Awarded to a newly-admitted student with financial need. Preference will be given to students who intend to study History.

The Elizabeth Ann Highet Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Mary Elizabeth Highet (1869-1944) of the Victoria College Class of 1891 (PhD Cornell 1905), daughter of Robert Highet (1830-1874) of Cobourg, Ontario. One of the first Canadian women to receive the PhD degree, Dr Highet was Professor of German Language and Literature at Elmira College, Elmira, NY 1902-1934. The award was established in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Ann Highet (1833-1918).
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Irwin Hilliard Scholarship
Donor:Anna Marion Hilliard (1902-1958) of the Victoria College Class of 1924, physician, in 1938 in honour of her father, Judge Irwin Hilliard (1863-1949).
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Gilbert Edward Howey Scholarship
Donor:Family and friends in July 1993 as a birthday tribute to Gilbert Edward Howey of the Victoria College Class of 1956.
Terms:Awarded to a student who intends to complete a degree in a Humanities subject or subjects. Preference will be given to candidates from a rural Ontario background or from a small urban community.

The Florence Warner Lang Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Augustus Edward Lang (1862-1945) of the Victoria College Class of 1889, Honorary President of the Class of 1907, member of the teaching staff in German 1897-1932, Librarian 1907-1924, in honour of his wife Florence Warner Lang (1874-1948).
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Pinkham Family Scholarship
Donor:Barbara Anne (Pinkham) Manrique of the Victoria College Class of 1959 in Modern Languages and Literatures (English and French) in memory of her parents Margaret Webster (Milne) Pinkham (1912-1998) and Robert Earl Pinkham (1904-1979). Professor Manrique is a former student of Leaside High School.
Terms:Awarded annually to a student who attended Leaside High School. Preference will be given to a student who intends to study Languages and Literature and/or International Relations.

The Laure Rièse Scholarship
Donor:Professor Laure Eva Rièse (1910-1996) of the Victoria College Class of 1933, member of the teaching staff in French at Victoria College 1929-1975; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF); the University of Toronto. Established in 1995. Revised terms 2018.
Terms:Awarded to a student with financial need who intends to study French. Preference given to a student who attended the Laure Riése School in Toronto.

The Robertson Scholarship
Donor:Estate of John Charles Robertson (1864-1956) of the University College Class of 1883, member of the teaching staff in Classics 1894-1932 and Dean of Arts (Principal of Victoria College) 1910-1922, and Mary E Robertson (1928-2019) of the Victoria College Class of 1950 in memory of her father Hartley Grant Robertson (1892-1985) of the Victoria College Class of 1914, son of J C, member of the teaching staff in Classics 1920-1962.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Professor D. O. Robson Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Professor Donald Oakley Robson (1905-1976) of the Victoria College Class of 1928, member of the Department of Classics of Victoria College 1947-1971 and its chair 1960-1971.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

The Magda Rozen Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Established in memory of Magda Rozen (1959-2022) a lifelong teacher, humanist and logophile. Born in Warsaw, Poland, Magda graduated from the University of Warsaw with a Master’s Degree in Linguistics (1986). Upon immigrating to Toronto, Canada (1988), Magda wholeheartedly embraced her new homeland, reinforced by a strong sense of civic duty. She lived without indifference, supporting Canadian art and literature, along with the values she believed Canada represented. As an ESL Professor at George Brown College, Magda felt privileged to guide many New Canadians along their immigration journey. Magda was a proud member of the Victoria Women’s Association and cherished her time participating in the Vic community. This scholarship is endowed to assist students in the Humanities who identify as New Canadians so that they might have the same opportunity. Established in 2023. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor.
Terms:Awarded to newly-admitted Victoria College students in the Humanities who identify as New Canadians, with preference to students with financial need.

The Professor Charles Bruce Sissons Scholarship
Donor:Former students and friends in 1967 in memory of Professor Charles Bruce Sissons (1879-1965) of the Victoria College Class of 1901, historian of Victoria University and biographer of Egerton Ryerson, member of the Department of Classics 1909-1944.
Terms:Awarded to outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College students.

Science

The Doris Preston Scholarship
Donor:Doris Evelyn (Fleet) Preston (1924-1999) of the Victoria College Class of 1945, in 1998. Mrs Preston, a former student of Humberside Collegiate Institute, was a secondary school teacher of Mathematics with the North York Board of Education.
Terms:Awarded to a female student who intends to study Mathematics or Science. Preference will be given to students of Humberside Collegiate Institute in Toronto.

The George and Elizabeth Rutherford Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Elizabeth Rutherford (1881-1941) in memory of her husband, George Learmond Rutherford (1885-1932), and herself of Toronto. The bequest was probably suggested by William Alexander Wilson (1851-1940), a friend of the Rutherford family and former Presbyterian minister who became a minister of The United Church of Canada and a Victoria University benefactor after Church Union in 1925.
Terms:Awarded to a student who intends to enter a Specialist or Major Program in Science.

The Edward Gladstone Schafer Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Edward William Patrick Schafer of the Victoria College Class of 1958 and his brother Lawrence Seymour Schafer (1940-2018) of the University College Class of 1964 (MA University of Toronto 1974, lecturer, Innis College 1974-1986) in 1996 in memory of their father Edward Gladstone Schafer (1906-1995) of the Victoria College Class of 1929, actuary and senior officer of several life insurance companies during his lifetime; additional donors are the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund and the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund.
Terms:Awarded to a newly admitted student who intends to study Actuarial Science and who has demonstrated financial need.

Commerce and Finance

The Edward L Baker Darius Dunham Award
Donor:Edward Lawrence Baker (1911-2009), BCom, of the Victoria College Class of 1932; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF). Established in 2005.
Terms:Awarded to students entering or in good standing in the Commerce program who have financial need and who have demonstrated scholarly ability. Special consideration may be given to an applicant who has won an award from the Edward L Baker Darius Dunham Award Endowment Fund of Albert College, Belleville, Ontario.

The William Jackson Little Scholarship
Donor:Estate of William Jackson Little (1890-1951), a Commerce and Finance graduate of the Victoria College Class of 1913, Accountant of Victoria University 1921-1932, Senior Tutor 1924-1935 and 1942-1946, Bursar 1932-1951, an ardent supporter of the Alumni Association and a good friend to students.
Terms:Awarded to a student who intends to enter the Specialist Program in Finance and Economics.

Other Admission Awards

The following awards are given to students who demonstrate leadership qualities through their involvement in extracurricular or community activities, or who have excelled in the creative or performing arts, or athletics, or have demonstrated financial need. Information from the optional supplementary form in the online Student Applicant Profile is used in awarding these admission scholarships.

The Albert College Award
Donor:Donald MacBean Ross of the Trinity College Class of 1954; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF); the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund. Established in 1997.
Terms:Awarded to a newly-admitted student who has been active in community service, with preference given to a student who has attended Albert College in Belleville, Ontario, and who has financial need. Albert College has been affiliated to Victoria University since 1884.

The Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Victoria College Admission Scholarship
Donor:Victoria University in 1996 in partnership with the Herbert H Carnegie Future Aces Foundation to assist academically qualified students in financial need to achieve the goal of a university education.
Terms:Awarded to a student nominated by the Herbert H Carnegie Future Aces Foundation.

The Mary Ellen Carty Residence Scholarship
Donor:Martha Carty (1851-1933) of Toronto in 1931 in memory of her sister Mary Ellen Carty (1849-1927), member of the Annesley Hall Committee of Management 1908-1916 and 1924-1925 and friend of Margaret Addison (1868-1940), Dean of Women 1903-1931.
Terms:Awarded to a female student who will live in a Victoria University residence.

The Elaine Godwin Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2022 by Elaine Godwin of the Victoria College Class of 1961 in memory of her uncle, Walter Blair, who financially supported her university education. Matching funds provided by Victoria University.
Terms:Awarded to an outstanding, newly-admitted Victoria College student living in residence at Annesley Hall, who has financial need.

The Moorelands Community Services Award
Donor:Donald MacBean Ross of the Trinity College Class of 1954; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund. Established in 1998.
Terms:Awarded to a newly-admitted student who has demonstrated financial need, and who has been recommended by Moorelands Community Services Association of Toronto, or who has been actively involved in community service.

The Anna O'Reilly Award
Donor:Roseann Runte, President of Victoria University 1994-2001, in 1998 in honour of her mother Anna O'Reilly; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund.
Terms:Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated financial need to deserving newly-admitted students who might not otherwise have been able to attend university; preference given to students from rural or northern communities.

The Regents Participation Admission Award
Donor:The Board of Regents of Victoria University in 1995. The acquisition by Victoria University in 1887 of a valuable 15-acre plot of land fronting on Bloor Street, part of which forms the present campus, provides the source of income for these awards.
Terms:Awarded to newly-admitted students who have excelled academically and who have made a significant contribution to extracurricular activities at their secondary school, or in external volunteer work.

The Regents Performance Award
Donor:The Board of Regents of Victoria University. Established in 2007.
Terms:Awarded to newly-admitted students who have excelled academically and who have distinguished themselves through their achievements in the creative or performing arts or athletics.

The Clifton Graham Roberts Admission Award
Donor:Estate of Clifton Graham Roberts, BA, of the Victoria College Class of 1956, head of student services at York Mills Collegiate 1965-1990.
Terms:Awarded to newly-admitted Victoria College students. The criteria for eligibility in order of importance are a) financial need, b) involvement in school, church or community services, and c) scholastic achievement. Recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

The Craig and Cathy Smith Award
Donor:Craig G Smith, President and founder of Ashlar Urban Realty. Established in 2007.
Terms:Awarded to newly admitted students who have distinguished themselves academically and through their achievements in the creative or performing arts, with preference given to students with demonstrated accomplishments in music.

The George Henry West Residence Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Sarah Margaret West (1852-1938) of Winnipeg in memory of her husband George Henry West (1848-1906) of the Victoria College Class of 1883.
Terms:Awarded to a male student who will live in a Victoria University residence.




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OPPORTUNITY AWARDS

The Robins Access Awards Program
The Robins Access Awards Program (RAAP) has been established to honour the work of Victoria University’s thirteenth President & Vice Chancellor, William Robins, who has been a strong advocate for programs supporting equity, diversity and inclusion for all Victoria College students.

The RAAP comprises a series of Opportunity Awards which are conferred upon Victoria College students on the basis of financial need with preference given to students from under-represented or at-risk groups. These awards create access for students through their flexible nature; they are designed to provide students with an opportunity to live in residence, should they choose to, and to alleviate financial pressures by providing an award which can be used to cover a variety of expenses, thus allowing recipients to focus on their studies and campus involvement.


Renewable

The Bader Opportunity Admission Award
Donor:Established in 2021 by Bader Philantropies, Inc.
Terms:Awarded to newly-admitted Victoria College students from the City of Toronto and elsewhere in the Province of Ontario who are Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour on the basis of financial need. Renewable for the Second, Third, and Fourth Year of Study if the academic status of "In Good Standing" is maintained.

The Bader Opportunity Award
Donor:Established in 2021 by Bader Philantropies, Inc.
Terms:Awarded to returning Victoria College students from the City of Toronto and elsewhere in the Province of Ontario who are Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour on the basis of financial need. Renewable for the Second, Third, or Fourth Year of Study if the academic status of "In Good Standing" is maintained.

The Valerie (Husband) Brook Opportunity Award
Donor:Established in 2022 by the Estate of Valerie (Husband) Brook (1930-2014), B. Ed 1963, BLS 1968, a member of the Victoria College Class of 1961, teacher-librarian at Swansea Public School and Ryerson Elementary Public School.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students on the basis of demonstrated financial need who are from identified priority communities such as under-represented or at-risk groups. Renewable for the Second, Third, and Fourth Year of Study if the academic status of "In Good Standing" is maintained.

The Lillian G. (Humphrey) and Dougald E. Dyer Opportunity Award
Donor:Established in 2024 by Diane Dyer of the Victoria College Class of 1962 (Modern Languages and Literatures) in gratitude for her parents’ enthusiastic support of her university education that enriched her life.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students on the basis of demonstrated financial need who are from identified priority communities such as under-represented or at-risk groups. Renewable for the Second, Third, and Fourth Year of Study if the academic status of "In Good Standing" is maintained.

The Paul and Judy Huyer Opportunity Award
Donor:Established in 2024 by Paul Huyer, a member of the Victoria College Class of 1981, Chair of the Board of Regents of Victoria University 2010-2014; and his wife, Judy Huyer.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students on the basis of demonstrated financial need who are from identified priority communities such as under-represented or at-risk groups. Renewable for the Second, Third, and Fourth Year of Study if the academic status of "In Good Standing" is maintained.

The Tjiang Family Opportunity Award
Donor:The Tjiang Family with employer matching. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2024
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students based on demonstrated financial need who are from identified priority communities such as under-represented or at-risk groups. Renewable for the Second, Third, and Fourth Year of Study if the academic status of "In Good Standing" is maintained.

The Victoria University Opportunity Admission Award
Donor:Established in 2022 by Victoria University.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students on the basis of demonstrated financial need who are from identified priority communities such as under-represented or at-risk groups. Renewable for the Second, Third, and Fourth Year of Study if the academic status of "In Good Standing" is maintained.

The Victoria University Opportunity Award
Donor:Established in 2022 by Victoria University.
Terms:Awarded to returning Victoria College students on the basis of demonstrated financial need who are from identified priority communities such as under-represented or at-risk groups (including refugees or asylum seekers). Renewable for the Second, Third, and Fourth Year of Study if the academic status of "In Good Standing" is maintained.

The Eila (Helin) and Allen Paul Walters Opportunity Award
Donor:Established in 2022 by the Estate of Allen Paul Walters (1937-2019), husband of Eila (Helin) Walters (1947-2012) of the Victoria College Class of 1969.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students on the basis of demonstrated financial need who are from identified priority communities such as under-represented or at-risk groups. Renewable for the Second, Third, and Fourth Year of Study if the academic status of "In Good Standing" is maintained.




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IN-COURSE AWARDS

In-course awards are automatically assessed and given to students who have completed the first, second and third groups of 5.0 credits. An average in the A range is required (Grade Point Average 3.50+). Some awards also require that financial need be demonstrated. No application is required. Please note that students receive only one Vic in-course award per eligible year.

Students holding renewable admission scholarships from Victoria College are not eligible to receive additional in-course scholarships.

Students do not always accumulate their credits in groups of five per year, or in cumulative totals divisible by five. In order to produce a list of candidates for in-course awards, the Registrar's Office uses a method of calculating averages which treats all candidates fairly without regard to whether they have been registered as part - time or full - time, winter session or summer session students.The method makes use of the Sessional Grade Point Averages reported by the Office of the Faculty Registrar at the end of each session.These averages are multiplied by the number of credits required from each session to produce the average for the credit group.For example, a student might complete 4.0 credits in a first winter session and 2.0 in the following summer session.This student's average for the first group of 5.0 credits would be calculated by multiplying the winter session GPA by four, the summer session GPA by one, adding the results and dividing by five.

Credits completed at another college/division, transfer credits, and courses designated as Extra (EXT) are not eligible for in-course scholarship consideration. CR credits are eligible for in-course scholarship consideration.

It is the responsibility of the student to inform the Awards Committee of an amended grade that may make him / her eligible for an in-course scholarship. Notification must be submitted to the Awards Committee within one calendar year in which the course was taken or the status was earned.

In-course awards are presented at the annual Charter Day Convocation in October.





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FIRST YEAR (First Group of 5.0 Credits)


General

The Susan and Murray Armitage Scholarship
Donor:Susan Armitage, Vic 6T4, to honour her connection with Victoria College and to memorialize her late husband, Murray’s, Vic 6T2, belief in the importance of education. Established in 2019.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year who have achieved excellence during the course of their academic pursuits. Financial need may be taken into consideration.

The Alfred and Isabel Bader Scholarship
Donor:Victoria University, in honour of philanthropists Alfred Bader (1924-2018), (Engineering Chemistry BS, Queen’s 1945; History BA, Queen’s 1946; Chemistry MSc, Queen’s 1947; Chemistry MA, Harvard 1949; Chemistry PhD, Harvard 1950) and Isabel Bader (1926-2022) of the Victoria College Class of 1949, in special recognition of their generosity to Victoria University’s scholarship program; funding for the creation of the Isabel Bader Theatre in 2001; and for their lifelong commitment to philanthropy. Established on April 28, 2014, on the occasion of Alfred Bader’s 90th birthday.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year who achieve excellence in their studies, with preference given to students studying in the arts, chemistry, history, or literature.

The Isabel Bader In-Course Scholarship
Donor:Isabel Louise (Overton) Bader (1926-2022) of the Victoria College Class of 1949; and the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund. Established in 2006.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have achieved excellence during the course of their studies in First Year.

The Ruth M. Bentley Scholarship
Donor:Ruth M Bentley (1921-2021), member of the Victoria College Class of 1943, recipient of the Arbor Award (1995), and the Victoria College Distinguished Alumni Award (1999) in recognition of her extraordinary involvement with her community and college. Ms Bentley chaired Victoria's Sesquicentiennial dinner, which drew almost 3,000 alumni and friends; was one of the founders of the Friends of the Library and the Victoria College Book Sale; and was described as "the glue that has held her class together," having helped to plan every 4T3 reunion since graduation. Established in 2015.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student achieving excellence in the course of his or her studies in First Year.

The Dorothy I. M. Black Scholarship
Donor:The Estate of Dorothy I. M. Black (1915-2016), member of the Victoria College Class of 1935, dedicated teacher, passionate traveller, avid photographer. Ms Black started her teaching career in the small northern town of Chapleau in the 1930’s and retired in Ottawa in 1979. In 1979 she was awarded the first Smeaton-Nuir Award in recognition of her contributions to the teaching profession in Ottawa. Throughout her life she never lost her devotion to learning and teaching. At the age of 100 she was an active member of the Canadian Federation of University Women. Ms Black spoke and taught several languages and had visited every continent including Antarctica.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student achieving excellence in the course of their studies in First Year.

The David and Diane Bond Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2021 by Pearl Diane Bond of the Victoria College Class of 1972, to assist one or more deserving students in their studies at Victoria College.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their academic pursuits, with a preference to assist students who have financial need.

The Bev and Harvey Botting Scholarship
Donor:Harvey Botting of the Victoria College Class of 1967 to support and encourage Victoria College students in pursuit of their intellectual growth. Mr. Botting has been an exceptional volunteer for Victoria and for the University of Toronto, serving in a variety of capacities including member of the UofT’s Governing Council. Established in 2017.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year achieving excellence during the course of their studies.

The Salvatore and Marion (Cooper) Brancaccio Scholarship
Donor:Marion (Cooper) Brancaccio (1923-2012) of the Victoria College Class of 1945, teacher of French and German at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, Toronto 1946-1980, head of Moderns 1976-1980, and her husband Salvatore Brancaccio (1927-2021) in tribute to Professor Laure Rièse (1910-1996) of the Victoria College Class of 1933 and member of the teaching staff in French at Victoria College from 1929-1975; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year achieving excellence during the course of their studies.

The Rachel Brady Brandeis Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Dr. Robert C. Brandeis, Chief Librarian Emeritus of Victoria University, in memory of his beloved daughter, Rachel Brady Brandeis, to assist one or more deserving students in their studies at Victoria College. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2018.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year who achieve excellence during the course of their academic pursuits.

The Valerie Brook Scholarship
Donor:Valerie (Husband) Brook (1930-2014) of the Victoria College Class of 1961, B.Ed 1963, BLS 1968, teacher-librarian at Swansea Public School and Ryerson Elementary Public School.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student in First Year who has achieved overall A standing.

The Walter Buleychuk Scholarship
Donor:The Estate of Walter Buleychuk (1928-2020), a proud member of the Victoria College Class of 1951. Born in Northern Ontario to Ukrainian immigrants, Walter Buleychuk grew up in Toronto, attending Humewood Community School and Vaughan Road Collegiate. Walter studied English and Philosophy at Victoria College - a highlight being his literature classes with Professor Northrop Frye. After graduating, he married, raised a family and built a successful graphic arts business in Toronto. Walter treasured his time at Vic and endowed this scholarship so that other students might have the same opportunity. Walter died at the age of 91, leaving three daughters, three sons-in-law and seven grandchildren - all of whom pursued higher education. Established in 2020.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in First Year. Financial need may be taken into consideration.

The Burwash House Scholarship
Donor:Victoria College alumni and former residents of Burwash houses in honour of the Centenary of Burwash Hall in 2014. Matching funds provided by the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2018.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year who achieve excellence in their studies, with preference given to Burwash house residents.

The Charles and Barbara Catto Scholarship
Donor:Family of Charles R Catto, Vic 5T1, Emm 5T4, LLD 1995, and Barbara J Catto, CDNU 5T4, in 2005, in recognition of Charles' and Barbara's countless and selfless contributions to the betterment of society; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund.
Terms:Awarded to a student in First Year with overall A standing with preference given to a student who is enrolled in a Social Science, Religious Studies or Indigenous Studies program.

The Louis R. Charpentier Scholarship
Donor:Chancellor Wendy Marion Cecil of the Victoria College Class of 1971, LLD University of Toronto 2005; Chancellor of Victoria University 2010- ; Chair of Vic One President’s Advisory Committee 2003-2008; Chair of University of Toronto Governing Council 1998-2002; Chair of University of Toronto President’s Circle 1994- ; recipient of the Therèse Casgrain Volunteer Award, 2009; Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In honour of Louis R Charpentier of the St Michael’s College Class of 1979, Secretary to the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, a very dear friend of many years, a wise advisor and a selfless servant of the University of Toronto. Louis is a man ever-dedicated to doing the right thing with great dignity, and whose charming sense of humour makes even the most difficult task delightful when done in his company. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year who achieve excellence during the course of their studies.

The Noreen (Moorhouse) Clark Scholarship
Donor:David Clark of the Victoria College Class of 1971, former Chair of the Victoria University Board of Regents 2001-2004 and his sister Nora, of the Victoria College Class of 1973, Donna and brother Dan, in honour of their mother, Noreen (Moorhouse) Clark of the Victoria College Class of 1942, for whom music was a large part of her life. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2013.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year, with preference given to students enrolled in a music program, who achieve excellence during the course of their studies.

The Class of 6T5 Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2022 through donations by members of the Victoria College Class of 1965. Matching funds provided by Victoria University.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their studies.

The Isabel Crook Scholarship
Donor:Paul W. Gooch, President of Victoria University 2001-2015, in honour of Isabel Crook (1915-2023) of the Victoria College Class of 1936, a founder of Beijing Foreign Studies University. Dr Crook was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Letters by Victoria University in 2008 for her work as an educator, activist and author. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student achieving excellence in First Year, with preference given to a student with an academic connection to China, including previous studies or participation in an exchange.

The Donald and Joan Dique Scholarship
Donor:Mrs E Joan Dique (1929-2014) of the Victoria College Class of 1950 on behalf of her late husband, Donald C Dique (1929-2011), former resident of North House and member of the Victoria College Class of 1951. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year achieving excellence in the course of their studies, with preference given to students living in, or associated with, North House.

The Robert C. Dowsett Scholarship
Donor:Bequest from Robert C Dowsett (1929-2018), member of the Victoria College Class of 1950 and Football T-holder. Recipient of an Arbor Award in 2000 for his volunteer service to Victoria University where he held a number of roles through the period 1992 through 2018, including as a member of the Board of Regents and several of its committees (Audit, Budget, Executive, Investment and Pension). Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2020.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in First Year.

The Herb Epp Scholarship
Donor:Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Herb Epp spent much of his life in Ontario, receiving his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo in political science and history, and Master’s degree in education from the University of Toronto. He enjoyed a successful career as an educator and guidance counsellor before choosing to enter into politics. He ran for office and served as Alderman of Waterloo from 1968 to 1974 and for two terms as the city’s Mayor from 1975 to 1977. Thereafter he was elected four times to the Ontario legislature, representing the constituency of Waterloo North. Mr. Epp was very active with the Canadian Landmine Foundation having joined the board as Chair in 2009 and was committed to supporting the work of the Ottawa Treaty. His dedication raised money to remove millions of landmines, to reduce the number of injuries, and to rehabilitate those people affected by landmines. Mr. Epp was also a licensed real estate professional and it was through his work in this field that he became connected with Victoria University; he was instrumental in helping Victoria to unlock the value of one of its properties that was not needed for academic purposes. Mr. Epp was a man of deep integrity and was committed to the importance of education throughout his lifetime. It was clear, through his interactions with Victoria, that his personal values were closely aligned with those of the University. To honour Mr. Epp’s legacy, Victoria University has established a scholarship in his name.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year who achieve excellence in their studies, with preference given to students enrolled in courses related to Political Science or Education.

The Marianne and Hermann Esterhammer Scholarship
Donor:Principal Angela Esterhammer (VIC 8T3) and her spouse Mr. John Kozub (NEW 8T6), in memory of her parents Marianne and Hermann Esterhammer. After their own educational careers were interrupted by historical and personal circumstances, Marianne and Hermann emigrated to Canada and supported their children Angela and Martin (VIC 8T8) as they attended Victoria College. Later in life, Hermann earned a BA from Woodsworth College in the University of Toronto and Marianne completed her certification in music education as an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2019.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year who achieve excellence during the course of their academic pursuits, with preference given to students who are the first generation in their family to attend university.

The John Paul Evans Scholarship
Donor:Chancellor Wendy Marion Cecil of the Victoria College Class of 1971, LLD University of Toronto 2005; Chancellor of Victoria University 2010- ; Chair of Vic One President’s Advisory Committee 2003-2008; Chair of University of Toronto Governing Council 1998-2002; Chair of University of Toronto President’s Circle 1994- ; recipient of the Therèse Casgrain Volunteer Award, 2009; Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In memory of John Paul Evans (1948-2013) of the Victoria College Class of 1970, University of Toronto Faculty of Law 1975, a classmate and dear, loyal friend of 46 years. John was a scholar and lawyer who loved philosophy, was an athlete, a fine chef, a dedicated family man, a kind and generous friend and a proud Macedonian. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year who achieve excellence during the course of their studies.

The Marion (Rickard) Farr Scholarship
Donor:Wendy Marion Cecil of the Victoria College Class of 1971 in memory of Marion Gertrude (Rickard) Farr (1912-2001) of the Victoria College of 1934, first teacher of Latin at Newtonbrook Secondary School, Willowdale, Ontario; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund.
Terms:Awarded to students who have achieved an overall A standing in First Year.

The David L. Farrington Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2024 by David L. Farrington of the Victoria College Class of 1974. The Award reflects his gratitude for the role that his studies at Vic played in improving his critical thinking, communications, and interpersonal skills, which contributed to his successful career in the Public Service of Canada. He wishes to pay it forward by helping other Vic students to participate in the transformative, liberal arts education that Vic champions. Matching funds provided by Victoria University.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their studies, with preference to students of the liberal arts.

The Professor Paul Fox Scholarship
Donor:The Board of Regents in 1998 in honour of Professor Paul Wesley Fox (1921-2007) of the Victoria College Class of 1944, member of the Department of Political Economy (later Political Science) of the University of Toronto 1954-1987, Principal of Erindale College 1976-1986, member of the Board of Regents of Victoria University 1986-1987, 1990-1995, chair 1992-1995.
Terms:Awarded to a student who has completed First Year with high standing.

The Dale Anne Freed Scholarship
Donor:Family in memory of Dale Anne Freed of the Victoria College Class of 1972 and M.A. (Toronto) 1980. Established in 2011.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year achieving excellence during the course of their studies.

The Friends of Victoria University Library Scholarship
Donor:The Friends of Victoria University Library; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund. Established in 1996.
Terms:Awarded to students who have achieved overall A standing in First Year. Preference will be given to students who have part-time employment in the E J Pratt Library or the Emmanuel College Library. Financial need must be demonstrated.

The John Gardner Scholarship
Donor:John Gardner of the Victoria College Class of 1959, and his wife, Dr. Maria E. Seco De Loucena Vazquez, with gratitude to Victoria College and the University of Toronto for the education provided to them and members of their family. Matching funds provided by the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2018.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have achieved overall A standing.

The Blake C. Goldring Scholarship
Donor:Blake C Goldring of the Victoria College Class of 1981 (Honours BA Economics), CFA, MBA (INSEAD), President and Chief Executive Officer of AGF Management Ltd., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGF Trust Company; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year achieving excellence during the course of their studies.

The Dr Augusta Stowe Gullen Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Magistrate Frederick Cecil Gullen (1883-1961) of the Victoria College Class of 1911 in memory of his aunt, Ann Augusta Stowe Gullen (1857-1943), who received the MD and CM degrees from Victoria University in 1883 and became the first woman doctor in Canada with a Canadian medical degree.
Terms:Awarded to a student with high standing in First Year who is studying Humanities and/or Social Science.

The Gordon Westaway Hilborn Scholarship
Donor:Gordon Westaway Hilborn (1909-2005), BA Modern Languages, of the Victoria College Class of 1934, MA in Romance Languages (University of Toronto 1938). He served as Canadian Consul for Mexico from 1946 to 1948.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year achieving excellence during the course of their studies.

The R. Malcolm Hill Scholarship
Donor:Estate of R Malcolm Hill (1920-2014), of the Victoria College Commerce and Finance Class of 1944, who formed life-long friendships at Victoria College and who was instrumental in organizing their Class of 1944 reunions for 66 consecutive years. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their studies in First Year.

The Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson (1918-2012) of the Victoria College Class of 1943. Established in 2013.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in First Year.

The Roy Alvin Hope Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Roy Alvin Hope, BA, of the Victoria College Class of 1947.
Terms:Awarded to students who have achieved overall A standing in First Year.

The Gwen (Neal) Hopper Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Gwen (Neal) Hopper (1922-2014), a member of the Victoria College Class of 1943 and former resident of Annesley Hall (1940-1942). Matching funds were provided by the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2015.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in First Year.

The Lecily (White) (Johnston) Hutcheson Scholarship
Donor:Brian K Johnston in honour of his mother Lecily (White) (Johnston) Hutcheson (1926-2012), who was a member of the Victoria College Class of 1949 and who taught at Huntsville High School for many years; the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2013.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in First Year.

The F. Ray Irwin Scholarship
Donor:Mrs Mildred Irwin (1920 -2018) of Ottawa, Ontario, in memory of her late husband, F Ray Irwin, BA 1936. Established in 2011.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in First Year.

The Simeon Janes Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Louisa Cornelia Janes (1870-1967) in memory of her father, Simeon Heman Janes (1843-1913), of the Victoria College Class of 1866.
Terms:Awarded to a student who has completed First Year with high standing.

The Ruby M. Jolliffe Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Ruby Maud Jolliffe (1882-1968) of the Victoria College Class of 1903.
Terms:Awarded to students who has completed First Year with A standing who have financial need.

The Professor William Kingston and Dr John Kingston Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Frederick Ashbaugh (1903-1987) in memory of his great-grandfather William Kingston (1808-1887), a member of the faculty of Victoria College in Cobourg from 1838 and Professor of Mathematics 1841-1870, and his grandfather Dr John James Kingston (1845-1915) of the Victoria College Class of 1868.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who completed First Year with high standing.

The Joyce and Paul Kozub Scholarship
Donor:Mr. John Kozub (NEW 8T6) and his spouse Principal Angela Esterhammer (VIC 8T3), in memory of John’s parents Paul Kozub, M.D., and Joyce Kozub, R.N.. Keenly dedicated to science, botany, and the environment, Paul and Joyce pursued their own education as medical specialists amid challenging financial circumstances and supported the post-secondary educational aspirations of their children. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2019.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year with financial need who achieve excellence in the course of their academic pursuits.

The Julie Yan-Ping Lee Scholarship
Donor:Julie Yan-Ping Lee, of the Victoria College Class of 1971, who is grateful to Vic for the financial support throughout her undergraduate years that paved the way to academic success at U of T (MA in East Asian Studies, LLB, Faculty of Law) and a rewarding law career. Through this award, Ms. Lee hopes to assist other Vic students to achieve their academic goals. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2018.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in First Year, with financial need.

The Jean (MacIntosh) MacLeod Scholarship
Donor:Friends and family in memory of C. Jean (MacIntosh) MacLeod (1925-2016), of the Victoria College Class of 1949 and in honour of her commitment to education and lifelong attachment to Victoria College. Jean graduated from Sault Ste. Marie Collegiate Institute and then earned a teaching certificate at the Toronto Teachers College. She used her earnings as a primary school teacher to go on to earn a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Victoria. While at Vic, Jean met Donald Murdoch MacLeod(1924-2019), Vic 4T7, whom she married in 1950; they were married 66 years. Jean worked as a teacher in the Winnipeg, Montreal Protestant and North York school systems before leaving the profession to start a family. She continued a life of service and commitment to education through involvement in the United Way, the Toronto YWCA and the North York University Women’s Club. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2017.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have achieved overall A standing in First Year.

The Richard Jeffery Maybee Memorial Scholarship
Donor:John Hamilton Watson Vic 6T6, in honour of Jeff Maybee of the Victoria College Class of 1965, a friend and classmate whose inquisitive nature, love of learning and natural ability as a teacher made him an inspiring role model for his family, friends and the students whom he taught. Jeff (affectionately known in his youth as "The Loon") was greatly admired and much loved by the students and staff of Markham District High School, where he taught history and classics for the entire 33 years of his distinguished teaching career. Upon retirement in 1999, he served for many years as a highly respected gallery interpreter at the Royal Ontario Museum. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2013.
Terms:Awarded to students with an overall A standing in First Year, with preference given to students whose studies in the humanities and social sciences arise out of the western classical tradition.

The Heather McCallum Scholarship
Donor:Heather McCallum (1927-2022), of the Victoria College Class of 1949 and a resident of Annesley Hall during her four years, who, during her distinguished career as a librarian, established the Theatre Department at the Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library and developed its extensive theatre collection. A compiler of two directories of Canadian theatre archives, Miss McCallum has a lifelong love of the theatre and has won a number of awards in recognition of her many contributions to the theatre in Toronto and Ontario. Matching funds were provided by the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student achieving excellence in the course of his or her studies in First Year, with preference given to a student who has completed the Norman Jewison Stream of Vic One.

The Jamie McEwen Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Carolyn McEwen, University of Toronto Class of 1985, in memory of her husband, Jamie McEwen (1960-2012) of the Victoria College Class of 1983; and other family and friends of Jamie McEwen. Jamie McEwen cherished his memories of Vic and the friendships he formed here. He had a lifelong passion for history, though his path after Vic took him to an MBA and a successful career in financial services marketing. Matching funds provided by the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in First Year, with preference given to students who completed the Lester B. Pearson Stream of the Vic One program.

The Devon Colbert McGregor Scholarship
Donor:Chancellor Wendy Marion Cecil of the Victoria College Class of 1971, LLD University of Toronto 2005; Chancellor of Victoria University 2010- ; Chair of Vic One President’s Advisory Committee 2003-2008; Chair of University of Toronto Governing Council 1998-2002; Chair of University of Toronto President’s Circle 1994- ; recipient of the Therèse Casgrain Volunteer Award, 2009; Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In honour of Devon Colbert McGregor, a very dear friend of 25 years and an inspiring educator in the practice of health and fitness. Devon is a man whose grace, both physical and spiritual, has been earned through respecting the Laws of Nature. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their studies in First Year.

The Ronald J. C. McQueen Scholarship
Donor:Estate of the late Ronald J C McQueen (1925-2007) of the Victoria College Class of 1948.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in First Year.

The Leila Miller Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Friends in 1987 in memory of Leila Margaret (Anderson) Miller (1932-1987) of the Victoria College Class of 1954.
Terms:Awarded to a student who has completed First Year with overall A standing.

The Thora and Ralph Mills Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Ralph Shaw Mills (1903-2002) of the Victoria College Class of 1925, chairman of the Victoria University Board of Regents 1962-1971, and Thora McIlroy Mills (1904-1992), also of the Class of 1925; and family and friends in 2003.
Terms:Awarded to First Year students who have obtained overall A standing in any program.

The Xhelal bej Mitrovica and Feruze Mitrovica Scholarship
Donor:Andrew Mitrovica, of the Victoria College Class of 1983, his wife Sharon Gregory, and their daughters, Sabrije Mitrovica and Isabella Mitrovica, in memory of Andrew’s parents and Sabrije’ and Isabella’s grandparents, Xhelal bej Mitrovica (1916-1974), journalist and writer, graduate of the University of Bologna in International Law and PhD from Sorbonne University, Paris; and Feruze Mitrovica (1926-2015), who believed ardently in the importance of higher education. Established in 2016.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in First Year.

The Dr. A. B. B. Moore Scholarship
Donor:Victoria graduates in 1970 in honour of the Very Reverend Dr Arthur Bruce Barbour Moore (1906-2004), President of Victoria University 1950-1970, Moderator of The United Church of Canada 1971-1972, Chancellor of the University of Toronto 1977-1980.
Terms:Awarded to a First Year student with high standing.

The Dr Raymond Moriyama Scholarship
Donor:Dr Raymond Moriyama (1929-2023), Bachelor of Architecture 1954 and Honorary Doctor of Laws 1994, University of Toronto, and his wife Sachiko established the award in 2011. Dr Moriyama is a recipient of the Order of Ontario and the Companion of Order of Canada.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in First Year.

The James Morrow Scholarship
Donor:James L Morrow (1916-2004) of the Victoria College Class of 1963, a member of Chancellor's Council and a teacher of English and Business in Toronto secondary schools until his retirement in the early 1980's. Established in 2005.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during their course of studies in First Year.

The Mary Mounfield Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Mary Eylene Mounfield (1922-2001) of the Victoria College Class of 1944.
Terms:Awarded annually to a student with overall A standing who is registered in the Vic One program.

The Alastair McDonald Murray Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2022 by Jennifer Murray in memory of her beloved late husband, Alastair McDonald Murray (1934-2020), to assist one or more deserving students in their studies at Victoria College.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their academic pursuits.

The H. E. Buzz Neal Scholarship
Donor:H.E. Buzz Neal, of the Victoria College Class of 1948 and resident of North House, Burwash Hall 1943-1948, who worked as a consulting geologist in many countries and discovered the largest deposit of iron ore in Canada, in the Wabush area of Labrador. Matching funds were provided by the Margaret Chambers Fund. Established in 2016.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students from Northern Ontario who achieve excellence in the course of their studies in First Year.

The Ruth Joyce Norton Scholarship
Donor:Gary R Norton of the Victoria College Class of 1972 (and the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund) in memory of his partner Ruth Joyce Norton (1949-2006), BA, BEd, MEd, also of the Victoria College Class of 1972, Associate Registrar at New College whom he met at Vic and to whom he proposed in the E J Pratt Library. Ruth loved reading and learning and would be pleased to see these interests continuing to be encouraged in her memory.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

The Ann Oaks Scholarship
Donor:Dr B Ann Oaks (1929-2006) of the Victoria College Class of 1951, professor of Biology at McMaster University 1965-1989, adjunct professor of Botany at the University of Guelph 1989-1999, and fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 1986. Established in 2008.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in First Year.

The Dr Heather Onyett Scholarship
Donor:Heather Onyett( 1945-2020), Hon. BA, MD, FRCPC, MPH, DTM&H, of the Victoria College class of 1967, Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University. Dr. Onyett, was born in Sault Ste. Marie and raised in Kapuskasing, a remote community in northern Ontario. After completing her degree in Modern History, she thrived as a Canadian University Services Overseas volunteer teaching in rural Burundi, Africa. The spirit of adventure, exploration and treading new paths, persistence, pursuit of excellence and the sense of community in the vast wilderness that had characterized her northern Canadian childhood and adolescence flourished also in Africa and sustained her in her subsequent work as a pediatrician in the remote, isolated Grenfell region of northern Newfoundland and Labrador among the First Nations, Inuit communities and internationally. Matching funds were provided by the Margaret Chambers Fund. Established in 2016.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in First Year, with preference given to students from Northern Ontario.

The Regents In-Course Scholarship
Donor:The Board of Regents of Victoria University in 1995.
Terms:Awarded to students who have achieved overall A standing in First Year.

The William Robins and Anne Christie Award
Donor:Established by Victoria University’s 13th President, William Robins, and his partner, Anne Christie, to support deserving Victoria College students and to celebrate their achievements. Established in 2017.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence in their studies in First Year, with preference given to students who are the first in their families to attend university.

The Mary Coyne Rowell Scholarship
Donor:Estate of the Honourable Newton Wesley Rowell (1867-1941), member of the Board of Regents of Victoria University 1901-1933 (chair 1928-1933), Chief Justice of Ontario 1936-1938, in memory of his sister Mary Coyne Rowell (1870-1940) of the Victoria College Class of 1898, member of the teaching staff in French 1919-1935. Established in 1968.
Terms:Awarded to a female student with high standing in First Year.

The Helen Rutherford Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Heather (Bourne) Millar (1941-2023) of the Victoria College Class of 1963 and Hugh Millar (1939-2015) in memory of Heather's aunt Helen Rutherford of the Victoria College Class of 1937; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund. Established in 2007.
Terms:To provide financial assistance to students achieving excellence in their course of studies after successfully completing first year.

The Elizabeth Anne Sabiston Scholarship
Donor:Elizabeth Anne Sabiston (1947-2010) of the Victoria College Class of 1991 and Emmanuel College Class of 1994, member of the Emmanuel College Alumni/ae Association Executive from 1997-2007, and past president of United Church Women in Toronto. Established in 2013.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student who has achieved high academic standing in First Year.

The William Pearson Scott Scholarship
Donor:John Michael Grierson Scott (1927-2009) of the Victoria College Class of 1950 in 1998 in memory of his father, William Pearson Scott (1897-1974), chairman of Wood, Gundy & Company Limited 1961-1967.
Terms:Awarded to students who have achieved overall A standing in First Year, and who demonstrate financial need.

The Margaret Slater Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Mary Margaret Slater (1910-1995) of the Victoria College Class of 1932, university librarian, member of the Board of Regents of Victoria University 1970-1982; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund.
Terms:Awarded to a student who has completed First Year with overall A standing who has demonstrated financial need.

The Katherine St John Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Helen Burnside St John (1894-1985) of the Victoria College Class of 1918, Professor of Methods in Modern Languages at the Ontario College of Education 1937-1964, and Margaret Elizabeth St John (1903-1997) in memory of their sister, Katherine Isobel St John (1897-1977), a Modern Languages graduate of the Class of 1919.
Terms:Awarded to a student with high standing in First Year.

The Mrs F. N. G. Starr Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Anne Callander MacKay Starr (1876-1959), member of the Board of Regents of Victoria University 1935-1959; widow of distinguished surgeon and philanthropist Frederic Newton Gisborne Starr (1867-1934), an 1889 medical graduate of Victoria University.
Terms:Awarded to a male student with high standing in First Year.

The John David Stewart Scholarship
Donor:Chancellor Wendy Marion Cecil, C.M., of the Victoria College Class of 1971, LLD University of Toronto 2005; Chancellor of Victoria University 2010- ; Chair of Vic One President’s Advisory Committee 2003-2008; Chair of University of Toronto Governing Council 1998-2002; Chair of University of Toronto President’s Circle 1994- ; recipient of the Arbor Award, 1992; recipient of the Therèse Casgrain Volunteer Award, 2009; Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Given in honour of Major John David Stewart, a multiple graduate of Woodsworth College, University of Toronto, a dear, supportive and loyal friend of more than forty-five years. John is a soldier, an officer, a gentleman, a scholar, a businessman, a fisherman and a very wise man who has an abiding passion for all that is good about Canada and Canadians. Whether serving his country in the armed forces in Canada and internationally for the last 40 years, or appreciating the tranquility of the quiet woods and the call of the loon, John is a man who first seeks knowledge and then seeks to go and do good in the world. To know him is to share his deep love of Canada, his sense of honour and his boundless joy in living. Matching funds provided by the Margaret Chambers Fund. Established 2016.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student achieving excellence in the course of their studies in First Year.

The Valerie Story Scholarship
Donor:Valerie A Story, Honours BA English Language and Literature, of the Victoria College Class of 1970, member of the Alumni of Victoria College Executive and President 2008-2011, Chair of the Victoria University 175th Anniversary celebration 2010-11.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in First Year. Preference will be given to students following a liberal arts program.

The Wayne Reesor Thomas Scholarship
Donor:Chancellor Wendy Marion Cecil of the Victoria College Class of 1971, LLD University of Toronto 2005; Chancellor of Victoria University 2010- ; Chair of Vic One President’s Advisory Committee 2003-2008; Chair of University of Toronto Governing Council 1998-2002; Chair of University of Toronto President’s Circle 1994- ; recipient of the Therèse Casgrain Volunteer Award, 2009; Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In honour of Wayne Reesor Thomas of the Victoria College Class of 1970, University of Toronto BEd 1971, MEd OISE 1975, a classmate and very dear friend of more than 47 years. Wayne is an educator, dedicated to the wellbeing and success of students in Special Education. He is an energetic man for whom the statement, "It cannot be done," always poses a challenge which ignites his purpose, strengthens his determination and leads to his success in achieving the impossible in an ideal manner. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their studies in First Year.

The Urbancic O'Handley Scholarship
Donor:Anne Urbancic PhD, first Mary Rowell Jackman Professor of Humanities in the Northrop Frye Stream of Vic One at Victoria College, to celebrate the graduation of her daughters, Mimi O'Handley of the Victoria College Class of 2016 and Laurie O'Handley of the Victoria College Class of 2010. This award also recognizes that Dr. Urbancic's dedication to all her students was immeasurably aided by Victoria College in its unwavering support of her teaching. Matching funds were provided by Victoria University. Established in 2016.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student achieving excellence in the course of their studies in First Year.

The Ruth Estella Vanderlip Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Ruth Estella Vanderlip (1918-2006), BA, of the Victoria College Class of 1945.
Terms:Awarded to undergraduate students in Arts and Science on the basis of academic excellence in First Year.

The Vic One In-Course Scholarship
Donor:Alumni and friends in support of the Vic One program.
Terms:Awarded to students who have achieved A standing in the Vic One program.

The Vic Spring Reunion Scholarship
Donor:Vic alumni from Honoured Year Classes celebrating Spring Reunion since 2013. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund and anonymous donors. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in First Year.

The Victoria College 5T3 Scholarship
Donor:Members of the Victoria College Class of 1953; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund. Established in 2008.
Terms:Awarded to students who have completed first year with high standing.

The Victoria College Faculty Award
Donor:Members of the teaching staff of Victoria College; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund. Established in 1994.
Terms:Awarded to students with overall A standing in First Year who have demonstrated financial need.

The Victoria Reunion Award
Donor:Victoria College alumni who are members of the honoured years called to attend the annual reunion. The award was established in 1995. Additional donors are the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund and the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund.
Terms:Awarded to students with overall A standing in First Year and who have demonstrated financial need.

The Elizabeth (Eastlake) Vosburgh Scholarship
Donor:Elizabeth (Eastlake) Vosburgh of the Victoria College Class of 1968, member of Victoria's Renewing the Heritage Campaign Committee (1986-1989); member, Victoria University Board of Regents (Chair 1998-2001); member, Victoria's Campaign for the Dedicated Mind (1997-2002); Co-chair, Victoria's Women's Residences Centenary Reunion Committee (2002-2003); Alumni Governor, University of Toronto Governing Council (2005-2014); recipient of the University of Toronto Arbor Award (2001); and permanent member, Victoria University Chancellor's Council. Matching funds were provided by the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2015.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence in their studies in First Year and who live in a Victoria University residence. Preference given to residents of Annesley Hall.

The Gerald White Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2023 by the Estate of Gerald B. White (1941-2020), who was a member of the Victoria College Class of 1964.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their studies.

The Timothy E. F. White Scholarship
Donor:Edward Baker White of the Victoria College Class of 1966, Ottawa banker, whose three siblings (including Timothy E. F. White), mother, and grandfather attended Victoria College.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in First Year.

The Helen Mae Woodliffe Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Helen Mae Woodliffe (1919-2008) of the Victoria College Class of 1956, OISE B.Ed (1963), OISE M.Ed. (1964), OISE Ph.D. Ed (1970), a devoted teacher in Greater Toronto, consultant of Social Studies and Advancement classes. Established in 2009 to enable Vic students to attain a university degree.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students with overall A standing in First Year.

Humanities

The Ruby S. Aitken Scholarship
Donor:The Reverend Dr William Ewart Maurice Aitken (1885-1968) in 1942 in memory of his wife, Ruby Sebhiat (Howie) Aitken (1899-1942), member of the Victoria Women's Association, mother of William Howie Aitken of the Victoria College Class of 1949, Frances Elizabeth Tovee of the Class of 1944 and Mary Laura Page of the Class of 1942.
Terms:Awarded to a female student with high standing in an English course, whose First Year also included non-Humanities courses.

The Bader Scholarship in Spanish
Donor:Dr Isabel Louise (Overton) Bader (1926-2022) of the Victoria College Class of 1949. Established in 1999.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student with an overall A average who is enrolled in any program in Spanish.

The Anne Marjorie Beer Scholarship
Donor:Roy William Wood (1906-1998) of the Victoria College Class of 1931 in 1998 in memory of his wife Anne Marjorie Beer (1909-1974), also of the Class of 1931, a student of Modern History, Women's Editor of the Varsity, Senior Stick, member of the Board of Regents 1962-1970; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund.
Terms:Awarded to students who have completed First Year with high standing in the Humanities. Preference will be given to students of History. Some awards will take financial need into account.

The Dr Robert C. Brandeis Scholarship
Donor:Friends and colleagues in 2013 in honour of Dr Robert C Brandeis, Chief Librarian of Victoria University 1977-2013, on the occasion of his retirement; Friends of Victoria University Library and the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund.
Terms:Awarded to students in First Year with high standing in the Humanities. Preference will be given to students of English.

The Andrew Bretz Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Family and friends of Dr. Andrew Bretz (1975-2018), BA Philosophy (1999) and MA English (2007), University of Calgary and PhD English and Theatre Studies (2012 ) University of Guelph. Following completion of his PhD, Dr. Bretz continued his academic career, sharing his love of literature, theatre and Shakespeare with his students at the University of Guelph and then in the last year of his life at Queen’s University. His teaching accomplishments were recognized with the University of Guelph Central Student Teaching Excellence Award in 2013 and by a nomination for the Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching during his year at Queen’s. A prominent figure in the literary analysis of Shakespeare in Canada, Dr. Bretz was published in a number of scholarly journals and was Acting Project Coordinator and co-founder of the Canadian Shakespeare Association. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2021.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have achieved overall A standing and are pursuing studies in Drama or English or Renaissance Studies.

The Walter Theodore Brown Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Ida Louise (Brown) Palmer (1895-1978) of the Victoria College Class of 1919 in memory of her brother Walter Theodore Brown (1883-1954) of the Class of 1907, Dean of Arts (Principal of Victoria College) 1932-1941 and President of Victoria University 1941-1949; estate of Howard McCrae Brown (1921-1993), son of Walter Theodore Brown.
Terms:Awarded to a student in First Year with overall A standing who is studying Philosophy.

The E. Murray Cleland Scholarship
Donor:The Estate of E. Murray Cleland (1914-2006), a member of the Victoria College Class of 1936, winner of the Hodgins Prize and Webster Prize in English. Established in 2017.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have achieved overall A standing in First Year and are pursuing studies in English.

The Mary Victoria Court Scholarship
Donor:George Lachlan Court (1914-1999) of the Victoria College Class of 1935 in 1988 in memory of his wife, Mary Victoria (Miller) Court (1917-1979) of the Class of 1941, who completed the Honours Course in Modern Languages and Literatures (French and German).
Terms:Awarded to a student who has completed First Year with overall A standing whose courses include at least one course in French or German.

The William Allan Dafoe and Family Scholarship
Donor:Dr William Allan Dafoe (1851-1929), an 1878 medical graduate of Victoria University, in 1919 in memory of his wife, Essa Christina (Van Dusen) Dafoe (1857-1919); increased in value in 1982 and 1995 by members of the Dafoe family, many of whom were graduates of Victoria College; in particular by Isabel Mendizabal (1920-2002) of the Victoria College Class of 1941, granddaughter of Dr Dafoe.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student achieving excellence in the course of his or her studies, with preference given to a student who has completed the Northrop Frye Stream of the Vic One program.

The George W. Edmonds Scholarship
Donor:Ellen M. Edmonds in memory of her late husband, George W. Edmonds (1927-2016). Mr. Edmonds graduated from Victoria College in 1948 having studied Classics. He went on to pursue Law at Osgoode Hall, graduating in 1952 with the Gold Medal in his year. He was made a Queen’s Council in 1963. Mr. Edmonds was an enthusiastic and engaged alumnus of Victoria University, serving on its Board of Regents from 1958 to 1974. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2018.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year who achieve excellence during the course of their academic pursuits, with preference given to those students pursuing degrees in Classics or Philosophy.

The Eleanor and G. Wallis Field Scholarship
Donor:Family, friends and former students in memory of Eleanor Margaret (Woodger) Field (1926-2007) of the Victoria College Class of 1947 and Professor G. Wallis Field (1914-2002) of the Victoria College Class of 1935 and member of the Victoria College German Department from 1949-1979. Professor Field dedicated his life to his students and to maintaining Victoria College as a home of academic excellence.
Terms:Awarded to a student who has achieved an overall A standing in their first year and who has entered second year, studying in a German or Modern Languages program while enrolled in at least one course in German. The student will be eligible for a further scholarship in a subsequent year provided that the student continues to meet the criteria for the award.

The Dr Goldwin S. French Scholarship
Donor:Friends and colleagues in 2002 in honour of Goldwin S French (1923-2013) of the Victoria College Class of 1944, President of Victoria University 1973-1987, Doctor of Sacred Letters, honoris causa 1994, in recognition of his establishment of the Chancellor's Council in 1983; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund.
Terms:Awarded to a First, Second, or Third Year student with overall A standing. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Specialist or Major program in History. Some awards will be made in compliance with OSOTF regulations.

The Gladys and Ian Hamer Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2023 by members of the family of Gladys and Ian Hamer (Vic 3T9 and SPS 3T7, respectively) in memory of their parents, to assist one or more deserving students in their studies at Victoria College.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student who achieves excellence during the course of their studies, with preference to a student of the humanities.

The Marion Bell Helmer Scholarship
Donor:Marion Bell Helmer (1908-2006) of the Victoria College Class of 1930; established in 1992.
Terms:Awarded to a student with overall A standing who is enrolled in a Specialist or Major Program offered by the Department of History.

The Eva Kushner Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2014 by Dr. Eva Kushner (1929-2023), O.C., Professor Emeritus of French Literature, President of Victoria University 1987-1994, Director of the Northrop Frye Centre 1988-1994, noted scholar in the fields of Comparative and French Literature, as well as Renaissance, Canadian and Quebec Literature. Matching funds provided by the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have achieved overall A standing in First Year, with preference given to students pursuing degrees in Literature & Critical Theory.

The Victoria College Humanities and Social Sciences Legacy Award
Donor:Established in 2024 by Victoria University in recognition of the legacy of several historical awards and bequests bestowed upon Victoria College in support of students' academic achievements. These awards were originated from the following benefactors including those of The Norman Brown Prize, The Mary Gladys Burns Scholarship, The Hodgins Prize, The Gordon Crow Memorial Scholarship, The Edith Ailsa Greene Scholarship, The James Joyce Prize, The Lily Denton Keys Prize, The Professor A.E. Lang Scholarship, The Hart Massey Scholarship, The Thomas B. McCready Memorial Prize in Spanish, The Hattie Louise Pinel Prize, and The Webster Prize.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have achieved overall A standing in the Humanities or Social Sciences, with preference given to those enrolled in a Department of English program.

The William and Marion Loughty Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2022 by the Estate of Agnes Provan Beckett (1925-2020), who was a member of the Victoria College Class of 1947, in memory of her parents, William and Marion Loughty, who in their lifetimes worked as volunteers to benefit Victoria University.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student of English who achieves excellence during the course of their studies.

The Janet Elizabeth Macdonald Scholarship in Cinema Studies
Donor:Family and friends in 1984 in memory of Janet Elizabeth Macdonald (1936-1983) of the Victoria College Class of 1958, who devoted much of her professional career as a librarian to encouraging the establishment of film collections for public use and developed methods of cataloguing non-print materials.
Terms:Awarded to a student who has completed First Year with overall A standing who obtains the highest standing in the initial course in Cinema Studies, CIN105Y (Introduction to Film Study).

The Jessie Macpherson Scholarship in Fine Art
Donor:Gillian (Stalker) Hildebrand of the Victoria College Class of 1963 in memory of Jessie Hall Knox Macpherson (1900-1969) of the University College Class of 1923, Dean of Women at Victoria University 1934-1963, member of the teaching staff in Ethics at Victoria College 1936-1967; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund. Established in 2008.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students with overall A standing having completed First Year, with preference to students studying the History of Art.

The Beatrice Mathers Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Stephen James Mathers (1896-1985) of the Victoria College Class of 1923 in memory of his wife Beatrice (Boyle) Mathers (1899-1969), also of the Class of 1923.
Terms:Awarded to a student who has overall A standing who is studying Religion.

The Muriel McCuaig Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Muriel McCuaig (1915-2005) of the Victoria College Class of 1938, teacher at Vaughan Road Collegiate.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have completed First Year with overall A standing who are studying languages, with preference given to students who are studying French.

The Pauline (Mills) McGibbon Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Pauline (Mills) McGibbon (1910-2002) of the Victoria College Class of 1933, Chancellor of the University of Toronto 1971-1974, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario 1974-1980, Chancellor of the University of Guelph 1977-1983. Established in 2004.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student who has completed First Year with an overall A average who is registered in the Frye Stream of the Vic One Program.

The Alastair Thomson McKinnon Scholarship
Donor:Alastair Thomson McKinnon, BA Philosophy and English, of the Victoria College Class of 1947, MA in Philosophy (University of Toronto 1948), PhD Edinburgh 1950, FRSC 1981. Alastair McKinnon taught philosophy at McGill University from 1950 to 1990. His scholarly career combined a long commitment to Soren Kierkegaard's writings with pioneering work in the use of computer technology in the humanities. This scholarship pays homage to the inspiration he received from a remarkable group of professors of English at Victoria, including Joseph Fisher, Northrop Frye, Kenneth McLean, E.J. Pratt, and John Robins; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College undergraduate students who have completed First Year with high standing in Philosophy or English.

The McNeice Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Gladys Helene (Shepard) McNeice (1892-1978) of the Victoria College Class of 1917, a Sault Ste Marie secondary school teacher and historian with a special interest in the restoration of historical landmarks.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student with overall A standing who is enrolled in a History program.

The Professor D. O. Robson Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Professor Donald Oakley Robson (1905-1976) of the Victoria College Class of 1928, member of the teaching staff in Classics 1947-1971 and its chair 1960-1971.
Terms:Awarded to students who at the end of a First Year of courses in Languages and/or History have overall A standing.

The Pauline A Thompson Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2003 by Paul William Gooch, President and Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University 2001-, in honour of his wife, Professor Pauline A Thompson of the Victoria College Class of 1963.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student in the Humanities, with preference given to a student who has excelled in the Northrop Frye stream of the Vic One program.

The A. Julia P. Tremain Scholarship
Donor:A. Julia P. Tremain of the Victoria College Class of 1988 and the Howitt Dunbar Foundation. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2021.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have achieved excellence in the Humanities during the course of their academic pursuits, with preference given to students with financial need.

The Claire H. D. Walsh Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2022 by the Estate of Claire H. D. Walsh (1917-2016), a member of the Victoria College Class of 1939.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students pursuing studies in Latin and/or Spanish who achieve excellence during the course of their studies.

The William Crichton Webster Scholarship
Donor:Estate of William Crichton Webster (1941-2006) of the Victoria College Class of 1963.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have completed First Year with overall A standing with preference given to students who are studying History.

The White Scholarship in French
Donor:Estate of Della Margaret White (1911-1988) of the Victoria College Class of 1932, a teacher of French and German at Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School 1935-1965, in memory of her parents Dr John Arthur White (1867-1932) and Della Maude White (1870-1930) of Lindsay, Ontario.
Terms:Awarded to a student with overall A standing in a First Year who is studying French or French as Second Language.

Science and Mathematics

The Professor R. K. Arnold Scholarship
Donor:Robert Karl Arnold (1900-1992), member of the Department of German of Victoria College 1929-1966. Established in 1967.
Terms:Awarded to a student with overall A standing in a First Year that included courses in Mathematics or Science.

The Gregory L. and Margaret I. Baker Scholarship
Donor:Gregory L. Baker of the Victoria College Class of 1965, M.Sc. 6T7, Ph.D. 7T0 (Physics), Professor at Bryn Athyn College, PA (1970-2007), author and specialist in Nonlinear Dynamics, recipient of the Glencairn Award for outstanding scholarship. Matching funds were provided from The Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student achieving excellence in the course of his or her studies in First Year with financial need, with preference given to a student who intends to complete a degree in physics or mathematics.

The David K. Bernhardt Scholarship
Donor:David K Bernhardt of the Victoria College Class of 1958, professor of Psychology at Carlton University 1964- , and member of the Board of Regents of Victoria University 2002- ; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund. Established in 2007.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students, with preference given to students majoring in Psychology, who have achieved excellence during the course of their studies in First Year.

The Hamilton Fisk Biggar Scholarship
Donor:Estate and by gift in 1917 of Hamilton Fisk Biggar (1839-1926) of the Victoria College Class of 1863, a medical doctor and professor of clinical surgery of Cleveland, Ohio. Revised terms 2018.
Terms:Awarded to a student with overall A standing in a First Year who is studying Science.

The Birkenshaw Family Scholarship
Donor:John T. (Jack) Birkenshaw, B.A., F.S.A., F.C.I.A. of the Victoria College Class of 1950, graduate in Maths and Physics and winner of the men’s senior stick and men’s athletic stick on graduation, in memory of his parents, John Henry Birkenshaw (1891-1948) and Mary Aitken (McLellan) Birkenshaw (1892-1979), both graduates in Maths and Physics from the University College in 1913; his brother, Henry George Birkenshaw (1920-1999) of the Victoria College Class of 1944; his sister, Isobel M. (Birkenshaw) Dean of the Victoria College Class of 1947; and in honour of his sister, Jean L. (Birkenshaw) Fennell a graduate in Maths and Physics of the Victoria College Class of 1948. Matching funds were provided by the Margaret Chambers Fund. Established in 2016.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in First Year who are pursuing studies in math, physics, or actuarial sciences.

The Dr Ben Chan Scholarship
Donor:Dr Ben Chan, Victoria College Class of 1987, MD University of Toronto 1988, 1987 Moss Scholar, 2005 recipient of the Victoria College Distinguished Alumni Award, former CEO of the Health Quality Councils of Saskatchewan & Ontario, Assistant Professor of Global Health at the University of Toronto and dedicated physician to rural and First Nations populations. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2013.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in First Year who achieve excellence during the course of their studies, with preference given to students studying in the life sciences.

The Teça Patricia (Court) Coles Scholarship
Donor:Cathy Sinclair in memory of her mother Teça Patricia (Court) Coles (1917-2008), graduate of the Victoria College Class of 1939 and Toronto School of Library Sciences 1940, who worked at Victoria College libraries 1960-1964, then as Head of the Resource Centre at Downsview Secondary School, Toronto; and the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund. Established in 2009.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students with overall A standing having completed first year with preference given to students studying psychology.

The Dr John Benjamin Gullen Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Magistrate Frederick Cecil Gullen (1883-1961) of the Victoria College Class of 1911 in memory of his uncle, Dr John Benjamin Gullen (1855-1944), an 1883 medical graduate of Trinity College.
Terms:Awarded to a student who has high standing in First Year who is enrolled in a program in Mathematics and/or Sciences.

The Marvi and John Ricker Scholarship
Donor:John C Ricker of the Victoria College Class of 1947, MA in History (U of T, 1949); history professor, U of T (1962-1985), Dean of Faculty of Education, U of T (1975-1983); author, co-author and editor of numerous books on history, political science and education; Marvi Ricker of the Victoria College Class of 1966 (Maths, Physics and Chemistry), MSc in Chemistry ( U of T, 1967); Executive Director, Ivey Foundation (1990- 2002); VP & Managing Director, Philanthropic Services, BMO Harris Private Banking (2002- ); BMO Financial Group and James Morrow Regents Matching Fund, and by the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have successfully completed the Augusta Stowe-Gullen stream of the Vic One program and are proceeding to Second Year in a Science program.

The Edward Gladstone Schafer Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Edward William Patrick Schafer of the Victoria College Class of 1958 and his brother Lawrence Seymour Schafer (1940-2018) of the University College Class of 1964 (MA University of Toronto 1974, lecturer, Innis College 1974-1986) in 1996 in memory of their father Edward Gladstone Schafer (1906-1995) of the Victoria College Class of 1929, actuary and senior officer of several life insurance companies during his lifetime; additional donors are the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund and the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund.
Terms:Awarded to a student of Victoria College who has achieved overall A standing in First Year and who is enrolled in a Specialist or Major Program in Actuarial Science. Financial need must be demonstrated. If in any given year there is no candidate who meets these terms, the scholarship may be awarded to a student who is enrolled in the Specialist Program in Finance and Economics, who has achieved overall A standing and who is interested in a career in the actuarial field.

The Bob Simkins Memorial Scholarship in Science
Donor:Estate of Bob Simkins of the Victoria College Class of 1947.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student studying Science.

The Lillian Massey Treble Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Lillian Frances Massey Treble (1854-1915), a major benefactor of Victoria University, the originator of the study of Household Science at the University of Toronto and donor of the Lillian Massey building.
Terms:Awarded to a female student with high overall A standing in a First Year who is studying Sciences, preference given to studies in Biology.

The Mark Verdun and Lolly Santos Scholarship
Donor:Mark Verdun of the Victoria College Class of 1985 and Lolly Santos, established this award in 2022 in memory of Mark’s grandmother Anna Perun (1898-1998) and father Harry Verdun (1936-2017) and Lolly's father Eduardo Santos (1939-2022).
Terms:Awarded to two Victoria College students with high standing, enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree with preference to those with financial need.

Social Sciences

The Grace Victoria Becker Scholarship
Donor:Grace Victoria Becker (1912-2008) of the Victoria College Class of 1934, teacher of Business Education at East York Collegiate 1940-1977 and Head of the Secretarial and Data Processing Department 1967-1977.
Terms:Awarded annually to a Victoria College student with high A standing in any year who is enrolled in the Specialist Program in Finance and Economics.

The E. W. Bickle Scholarship
Donor:Mr William P Wilder (1922-2019) and his wife, Judith (Bickle) Wilder, of Toronto in 1963 in memory of the father of Mrs Wilder, Edward William Bickle (1890-1961), Treasurer of Victoria University 1941-1960; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF); the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student with high overall A standing in the Specialist Program in Finance and Economics. Some awards will be made in compliance with OSOTF regulations.

The Robert Leslie Edwards Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Classmates and friends in 1991 in memory of Robert Leslie Edwards (1913-1940) of Cobourg, Ontario, a member of the Victoria College Class of 1935. He joined the RCAF in 1938, reaching the rank of Pilot Officer when war broke out in 1939. His squadron was committed to the Battle of Britain on August 23, 1940 and he was killed on August 26. His was the first death of the RCAF in action. Donors also include the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) and the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund.
Terms:Awarded to a student with overall A standing who is studying Political Science and another Social Science program. Financial need is taken into consideration.

The Greybrook Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2022 by Greybrook in honour of Peter Politis of the Victoria College Class of 2004. Matching funds provided by Victoria University.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who are enrolled in Commerce or Economics, who have achieved excellence during the course of their studies and have financial need.

The Lester Bowles Pearson Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Maryon Elspeth (Moody) Pearson (1924-1989) of the Victoria College Class of 1924 in memory of her husband Lester Bowles Pearson (1897-1972) of the Class of 1919, Chancellor of Victoria University 1952-1959, Prime Minister of Canada 1963-1968.
Terms:Awarded to a student who has completed First Year with overall A standing who is studying International Relations, Political Science, or History in the broadest sense.

The Lilly and Nathan Strauss Q.C. Scholarship
Donor:Lilly Offenbach Strauss( -2020) in memory of her husband, Nathan Strauss Q.C. (1906-1999), Life Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada and distinguished member of the Ontario Bar (d. 1999), a student of Lester Pearson as undergraduate at the University of Toronto.
Terms:Awarded annually to the student who obtains the highest standing in the Pearson Stream of the Vic One program.

The Michael A. Tory Scholarship
Donor:Michael A Tory of the Victoria College Class of 1982 in celebration of his 25th anniversary since graduation; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund. Established in 2007.
Terms:Awarded to a student who has completed First Year with an overall A standing with preference given to students enrolled in a Program in Political Science or Economics.

The W. E. Wilder Scholarship
Donor:William P Wilder (1922-2019) of Toronto in 1977 in memory of his father, William Edward Wilder (1889-1929) of the Victoria College Class of 1910; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF); the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student with overall A standing who is enrolled in an Economics or Political Science program. Some awards will be made in compliance with OSOTF regulations.




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SECOND YEAR (Second Group of 5.0 Credits)


General

The Susan and Murray Armitage Scholarship
Donor:Susan Armitage, Vic 6T4, to honour her connection with Victoria College and to memorialize her late husband, Murray’s, Vic 6T2, belief in the importance of education. Established in 2019.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year who have achieved excellence during the course of their academic pursuits. Financial need may be taken into consideration.

The Alfred and Isabel Bader Scholarship
Donor:Victoria University, in honour of philanthropists Alfred Bader (1924-2018), (Engineering Chemistry BS, Queen’s 1945; History BA, Queen’s 1946; Chemistry MSc, Queen’s 1947; Chemistry MA, Harvard 1949; Chemistry PhD, Harvard 1950) and Isabel Bader (1926-2022) of the Victoria College Class of 1949, in special recognition of their generosity to Victoria University’s scholarship program; funding for the creation of the Isabel Bader Theatre in 2001; and for their lifelong commitment to philanthropy. Established on April 28, 2014, on the occasion of Alfred Bader’s 90th birthday.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year who achieve excellence in their studies, with preference given to students studying in the arts, chemistry, history, or literature.

The Isabel Bader In-Course Scholarship
Donor:Isabel Louise (Overton) Bader (1926-2022) of the Victoria College Class of 1949; and the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund. Established in 2006.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have achieved excellence during the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Ruth M. Bentley Scholarship
Donor:Ruth M Bentley (1921-2021), member of the Victoria College Class of 1943, recipient of the Arbor Award (1995), and the Victoria College Distinguished Alumni Award (1999) in recognition of her extraordinary involvement with her community and college. Ms Bentley chaired Victoria's Sesquicentiennial dinner, which drew almost 3,000 alumni and friends; was one of the founders of the Friends of the Library and the Victoria College Book Sale; and was described as "the glue that has held her class together," having helped to plan every 4T3 reunion since graduation. Established in 2015.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student achieving excellence in the course of his or her studies in Second Year.

The Dorothy I. M Black Scholarship
Donor:The Estate of Dorothy I. M. Black (1915-2016), member of the Victoria College Class of 1935, dedicated teacher, passionate traveller, avid photographer. Ms Black started her teaching career in the small northern town of Chapleau in the 1930’s and retired in Ottawa in 1979. In 1979 she was awarded the first Smeaton-Nuir Award in recognition of her contributions to the teaching profession in Ottawa. Throughout her life she never lost her devotion to learning and teaching. At the age of 100 she was an active member of the Canadian Federation of University Women. Ms Black spoke and taught several languages and had visited every continent including Antarctica.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student achieving excellence in the course of their studies in Second Year.

The David and Diane Bond Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2021 by Pearl Diane Bond of the Victoria College Class of 1972, to assist one or more deserving students in their studies at Victoria College
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their academic pursuits, with a preference to assist students who have financial need.

The Bev and Harvey Botting Scholarship
Donor:Harvey Botting of the Victoria College Class of 1967 to support and encourage Victoria College students in pursuit of their intellectual growth. Mr. Botting has been an exceptional volunteer for Victoria and for the University of Toronto, serving in a variety of capacities including member of the UofT’s Governing Council. Established in 2017.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year achieving excellence during the course of their studies.

The Salvatore and Marion (Cooper) Brancaccio Scholarship
Donor:Marion (Cooper) Brancaccio (1923-2012) of the Victoria College Class of 1945, teacher of French and German at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, Toronto 1946-1980, head of Moderns 1976-1980, and her husband Salvatore Brancaccio (1927-2021) in tribute to Professor Laure Rièse (1910-1996) of the Victoria College Class of 1933 and member of the teaching staff in French at Victoria College from 1929-1975; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year achieving excellence during the course of their studies.

The Rachel Brady Brandeis Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Dr. Robert C. Brandeis, Chief Librarian Emeritus of Victoria University, in memory of his beloved daughter, Rachel Brady Brandeis, to assist one or more deserving students in their studies at Victoria College. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2018.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year who achieve excellence during the course of their academic pursuits.

The Valerie Brook Scholarship
Donor:Valerie (Husband) Brook (1930-2014) of the Victoria College Class of 1961, B.Ed 1963, BLS 1968, teacher-librarian at Swansea Public School and Ryerson Elementary Public School.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student in Second Year who has achieved overall A standing.

The Walter Buleychuk Scholarship
Donor:The Estate of Walter Buleychuk (1928-2020), a proud member of the Victoria College Class of 1951. Born in Northern Ontario to Ukrainian immigrants, Walter Buleychuk grew up in Toronto, attending Humewood Community School and Vaughan Road Collegiate. Walter studied English and Philosophy at Victoria College - a highlight being his literature classes with Professor Northrop Frye. After graduating, he married, raised a family and built a successful graphic arts business in Toronto. Walter treasured his time at Vic and endowed this scholarship so that other students might have the same opportunity. Walter died at the age of 91, leaving three daughters, three sons-in-law and seven grandchildren - all of whom pursued higher education. Established in 2020.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in Second Year. Financial need may be taken into consideration.

The Burwash House Scholarship
Donor:Victoria College alumni and former residents of Burwash houses in honour of the Centenary of Burwash Hall in 2014. Matching funds provided by the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2018.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year who achieve excellence in their studies, with preference given to Burwash house residents.

The Charles and Barbara Catto Scholarship
Donor:Family of Charles R Catto, Vic 5T1, Emm 5T4, LLD 1995, and Barbara J Catto, CDNU 5T4, in 2005, in recognition of Charles' and Barbara's countless and selfless contributions to the betterment of society; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund.
Terms:Awarded to a student in Second Year with overall A standing with preference given to a student who is enrolled in a Social Science, Religious Studies or Indigenous Studies program.

The Louis R. Charpentier Scholarship
Donor:Chancellor Wendy Marion Cecil of the Victoria College Class of 1971, LLD University of Toronto 2005; Chancellor of Victoria University 2010- ; Chair of Vic One President’s Advisory Committee 2003-2008; Chair of University of Toronto Governing Council 1998-2002; Chair of University of Toronto President’s Circle 1994- ; recipient of the Therèse Casgrain Volunteer Award, 2009; Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In honour of Louis R Charpentier of the St Michael’s College Class of 1979, Secretary to the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, a very dear friend of many years, a wise advisor and a selfless servant of the University of Toronto. Louis is a man ever-dedicated to doing the right thing with great dignity, and whose charming sense of humour makes even the most difficult task delightful when done in his company. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year who achieve excellence during the course of their studies.

The Noreen (Moorhouse) Clark Scholarship
Donor:David Clark of the Victoria College Class of 1971, former Chair of the Victoria University Board of Regents 2001-2004 and his sister Nora, of the Victoria College Class of 1973, Donna and brother Dan, in honour of their mother, Noreen (Moorhouse) Clark of the Victoria College Class of 1942, for whom music was a large part of her life. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2013.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year, with preference given to students enrolled in a music program, who achieve excellence during the course of their studies.

The Class of 6T5 Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2022 through donations by members of the Victoria College Class of 1965. Matching funds provided by Victoria University.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their studies.

The Isabel Crook Scholarship
Donor:Paul W. Gooch, President of Victoria University 2001-2015, in honour of Isabel Crook (1915-2023) of the Victoria College Class of 1936, a founder of Beijing Foreign Studies University. Dr Crook was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Letters by Victoria University in 2008 for her work as an educator, activist and author. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student achieving excellence in Second Year, with preference given to a student with an academic connection to China, including previous studies or participation in an exchange.

The Donald and Joan Dique Scholarship
Donor:Mrs E Joan Dique (1929-2014) of the Victoria College Class of 1950 on behalf of her late husband, Donald C Dique (1929-2011), former resident of North House and member of the Victoria College Class of 1951. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year achieving excellence in the course of their studies, with preference given to students living in, or associated with, North House.

The Robert C. Dowsett Scholarship
Donor:Bequest from Robert C Dowsett (1929-2018), member of the Victoria College Class of 1950 and Football T-holder. Recipient of an Arbor Award in 2000 for his volunteer service to Victoria University where he held a number of roles through the period 1992 through 2018, including as a member of the Board of Regents and several of its committees (Audit, Budget, Executive, Investment and Pension). Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2020.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Sarah Jane Elliott Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Mary Alice Georgia Brown (1891-1980) of the Victoria College Class of 1918 in memory of her aunt and foster mother Sarah Jane Elliott (1867-1917) of Richmond Hill.
Terms:Awarded to a female student who has completed Second Year with high standing.

The Herb Epp Scholarship
Donor:Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Herb Epp spent much of his life in Ontario, receiving his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo in political science and history, and Master’s degree in education from the University of Toronto. He enjoyed a successful career as an educator and guidance counsellor before choosing to enter into politics. He ran for office and served as Alderman of Waterloo from 1968 to 1974 and for two terms as the city’s Mayor from 1975 to 1977. Thereafter he was elected four times to the Ontario legislature, representing the constituency of Waterloo North. Mr. Epp was very active with the Canadian Landmine Foundation having joined the board as Chair in 2009 and was committed to supporting the work of the Ottawa Treaty. His dedication raised money to remove millions of landmines, to reduce the number of injuries, and to rehabilitate those people affected by landmines. Mr. Epp was also a licensed real estate professional and it was through his work in this field that he became connected with Victoria University; he was instrumental in helping Victoria to unlock the value of one of its properties that was not needed for academic purposes. Mr. Epp was a man of deep integrity and was committed to the importance of education throughout his lifetime. It was clear, through his interactions with Victoria, that his personal values were closely aligned with those of the University. To honour Mr. Epp’s legacy, Victoria University has established a scholarship in his name.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year who achieve excellence in their studies, with preference given to students enrolled in courses related to Political Science or Education.

The Marianne and Hermann Esterhammer Scholarship
Donor:Principal Angela Esterhammer (VIC 8T3) and her spouse Mr. John Kozub (NEW 8T6), in memory of her parents Marianne and Hermann Esterhammer. After their own educational careers were interrupted by historical and personal circumstances, Marianne and Hermann emigrated to Canada and supported their children Angela and Martin (VIC 8T8) as they attended Victoria College. Later in life, Hermann earned a BA from Woodsworth College in the University of Toronto and Marianne completed her certification in music education as an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2019.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year who achieve excellence during the course of their academic pursuits, with preference given to students who are the first generation in their family to attend university.

The John Paul Evans Scholarship
Donor:Chancellor Wendy Marion Cecil of the Victoria College Class of 1971, LLD University of Toronto 2005; Chancellor of Victoria University 2010- ; Chair of Vic One President’s Advisory Committee 2003-2008; Chair of University of Toronto Governing Council 1998-2002; Chair of University of Toronto President’s Circle 1994- ; recipient of the Therèse Casgrain Volunteer Award, 2009; Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In memory of John Paul Evans (1948-2013) of the Victoria College Class of 1970, University of Toronto Faculty of Law 1975, a classmate and dear, loyal friend of 46 years. John was a scholar and lawyer who loved philosophy, was an athlete, a fine chef, a dedicated family man, a kind and generous friend and a proud Macedonian. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year who achieve excellence during the course of their studies.

The Marion (Rickard) Farr Scholarship
Donor:Wendy Marion Cecil of the Victoria College Class of 1971 in memory of Marion Gertrude (Rickard) Farr (1912-2001) of the Victoria College of 1934, first teacher of Latin at Newtonbrook Secondary School, Willowdale, Ontario; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund.
Terms:Awarded to students who have achieved an overall A standing in Second Year.

The David L. Farrington Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2024 by David L. Farrington of the Victoria College Class of 1974. The Award reflects his gratitude for the role that his studies at Vic played in improving his critical thinking, communications, and interpersonal skills, which contributed to his successful career in the Public Service of Canada. He wishes to pay it forward by helping other Vic students to participate in the transformative, liberal arts education that Vic champions. Matching funds provided by Victoria University.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their studies, with preference to students of the liberal arts.

The Dale Anne Freed Scholarship
Donor:Family in memory of Dale Anne Freed of the Victoria College Class of 1972 and M.A. (Toronto) 1980. Established in 2011.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year achieving excellence during the course of their studies.

The Friends of Victoria University Library Scholarship
Donor:The Friends of Victoria University Library; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund. Established in 1996.
Terms:Awarded to students who have achieved overall A standing in Second Year. Preference will be given to students who have part-time employment in the E J Pratt Library or the Emmanuel College Library. Financial need must be demonstrated.

The John Gardner Scholarship
Donor:John Gardner of the Victoria College Class of 1959, and his wife, Dr. Maria E. Seco De Loucena Vazquez, with gratitude to Victoria College and the University of Toronto for the education provided to them and members of their family. Matching funds provided by the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2018.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have achieved overall A standing.

The Blake C. Goldring Scholarship
Donor:Blake C Goldring of the Victoria College Class of 1981 (Honours BA Economics), CFA, MBA (INSEAD), President and Chief Executive Officer of AGF Management Ltd., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGF Trust Company; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year achieving excellence during the course of their studies.

The Gordon Westaway Hilborn Scholarship
Donor:Gordon Westaway Hilborn (1909-2005), BA Modern Languages, of the Victoria College Class of 1934, MA in Romance Languages (UofT 1938). He served as Canadian Consul for Mexico from 1946 to 1948.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year achieving excellence during the course of their studies.

The R. Malcolm Hill Scholarship
Donor:Estate of R Malcolm Hill (1920-2014), of the Victoria College Commerce and Finance Class of 1944, who formed life-long friendships at Victoria College and who was instrumental in organizing their Class of 1944 reunions for 66 consecutive years. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson (1918-2012) of the Victoria College Class of 1943. Established in 2013.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Roy Alvin Hope Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Roy Alvin Hope, BA, of the Victoria College Class of 1947.
Terms:Awarded to students who have achieved overall A standing in Second Year.

The Gwen (Neal) Hopper Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Gwen (Neal) Hopper (1922-2014), a member of the Victoria College Class of 1943 and former resident of Annesley Hall (1940-1942). Matching funds were provided by the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2015.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in Second Year.

The John L. Horwood Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Dr Dorothy M (Flannery) Horwood (1925-2022), Victoria College Class of 1948, BA Hons., in honour of her husband John L Horwood (1922-1999) of the Victoria College Class of 1947; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund. Established in 2008.
Terms:Awarded to a student with overall A standing in second year with preference given to students who have completed courses in astronomy.

The Lecily (White) (Johnston) Hutcheson Scholarship
Donor:Brian K Johnston in honour of his mother Lecily (White) (Johnston) Hutcheson (1926-2012), who was a member of the Victoria College Class of 1949 and who taught at Huntsville High School for many years; the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2013.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in Second Year.

The F. Ray Irwin Scholarship
Donor:Mrs Mildred Irwin (1920-2018) of Ottawa, Ontario, in memory of her late husband, F Ray Irwin, BA 1936. Established in 2011.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Maria Janes Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Louisa Cornelia Janes (1870-1967) in memory of her mother, Maria Ann (Quinlan) Janes (1844-1907), wife of generous donor Simeon Heman Janes (1843-1913) of the Victoria College Class of 1866.
Terms:Awarded to a student who has completed Second Year with high standing in any program.

The Ruby M. Jolliffe Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Ruby Maud Jolliffe (1882-1968) of the Victoria College Class of 1903.
Terms:Awarded to students who have completed Second Year with A standing who have financial need.

The Kennedy Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Janet Margaret McCowan Kennedy (1869-1949) in 1951 in memory of her husband Herbert Willis Kennedy (1864-1914) of the Victoria College Class of 1887, and her daughters Lilian Edith (1908-1947) of the Class of 1933 and Margaret Jean (1910-1944) of the Class of 1932.
Terms:Awarded to a student who has completed Second Year with high standing.

The Professor William Kingston and Dr John Kingston Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Frederick Ashbaugh (1903-1987) in memory of his great-grandfather William Kingston (1808-1887), a member of the faculty of Victoria College in Cobourg from 1838 and Professor of Mathematics 1841-1870, and his grandfather Dr John James Kingston (1845-1915) of the Victoria College Class of 1868.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who completed Second Year with high standing.

The Joyce and Paul Kozub Scholarship
Donor:Mr. John Kozub (NEW 8T6) and his spouse Principal Angela Esterhammer (VIC 8T3), in memory of John’s parents Paul Kozub, M.D., and Joyce Kozub, R.N.. Keenly dedicated to science, botany, and the environment, Paul and Joyce pursued their own education as medical specialists amid challenging financial circumstances and supported the post-secondary educational aspirations of their children. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2019.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year with financial need who achieve excellence in the course of their academic pursuits.

The Julie Yan-Ping Lee Scholarship
Donor:Julie Yan-Ping Lee, of the Victoria College Class of 1971, who is grateful to Vic for the financial support throughout her undergraduate years that paved the way to academic success at U of T (MA in East Asian Studies, LLB, Faculty of Law) and a rewarding law career. Through this award, Ms. Lee hopes to assist other Vic students to achieve their academic goals. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2018.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in Second Year, with financial need.

The Joseph Wesley MacCallum Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Josephine Jemima MacCallum (1855-1924) of Toronto in memory of her father, the Reverend Joseph Wesley MacCallum (1820-1891), a Methodist minister. Established in 1946.
Terms:Awarded to students who have obtained overall A standing in Second Year.

The Jean (MacIntosh) MacLeod Scholarship
Donor:Friends and family in memory of C. Jean (MacIntosh) MacLeod (1925-2016), of the Victoria College Class of 1949 and in honour of her commitment to education and lifelong attachment to Victoria College. Jean graduated from Sault Ste. Marie Collegiate Institute and then earned a teaching certificate at the Toronto Teachers College. She used her earnings as a primary school teacher to go on to earn a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Victoria. While at Vic, Jean met Donald Murdoch MacLeod (1924-2019), Vic 4T7, whom she married in 1950; they were married 66 years. Jean worked as a teacher in the Winnipeg, Montreal Protestant and North York school systems before leaving the profession to start a family. She continued a life of service and commitment to education through involvement in the United Way, the Toronto YWCA and the North York University Women’s Club. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2017.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have achieved overall A standing in Second Year.

The Richard Jeffery Maybee Memorial Scholarship
Donor:John Hamilton Watson Vic 6T6, in honour of Jeff Maybee of the Victoria College Class of 1965, a friend and classmate whose inquisitive nature, love of learning and natural ability as a teacher made him an inspiring role model for his family, friends and the students whom he taught. Jeff (affectionately known in his youth as "The Loon") was greatly admired and much loved by the students and staff of Markham District High School, where he taught history and classics for the entire 33 years of his distinguished teaching career. Upon retirement in 1999, he served for many years as a highly respected gallery interpreter at the Royal Ontario Museum. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2013.
Terms:Awarded to students with an overall A standing in Second Year, with preference given to students whose studies in the humanities and social sciences arise out of the western classical tradition.

The McCutcheon Award
Donor:The McCutcheon Foundation and its President, James Wallace McCutcheon (1936-2011) of the Victoria College Class of 1958; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund. Established in 1977.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have completed Second Year on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

The Jamie McEwen Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Carolyn McEwen, University of Toronto Class of 1985, in memory of her husband, Jamie McEwen (1960-2012) of the Victoria College Class of 1983; and other family and friends of Jamie McEwen. Jamie McEwen cherished his memories of Vic and the friendships he formed here. He had a lifelong passion for history, though his path after Vic took him to an MBA and a successful career in financial services marketing. Matching funds provided by the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in Second Year, with preference given to students who completed the Lester B. Pearson Stream of the Vic One program.

The Devon Colbert McGregor Scholarship
Donor:Chancellor Wendy Marion Cecil of the Victoria College Class of 1971, LLD University of Toronto 2005; Chancellor of Victoria University 2010- ; Chair of Vic One President’s Advisory Committee 2003-2008; Chair of University of Toronto Governing Council 1998-2002; Chair of University of Toronto President’s Circle 1994- ; recipient of the Therèse Casgrain Volunteer Award, 2009; Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In honour of Devon Colbert McGregor, a very dear friend of 25 years and an inspiring educator in the practice of health and fitness. Devon is a man whose grace, both physical and spiritual, has been earned through respecting the Laws of Nature. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Ronald J. C. McQueen Scholarship
Donor:Estate of the late Ronald J C McQueen (1925-2007) of the Victoria College Class of 1948.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Isabel Mendizabal Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Isabel Mendizabal (1920-2002) of the Victoria College Class of 1941.
Terms:Awarded to a Second Year student who has achieved A standing.

The Thora and Ralph Mills Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Ralph Shaw Mills (1903-2002) of the Victoria College Class of 1925, chairman of the Victoria University Board of Regents 1962-1971, and Thora McIlroy Mills (1904-1992), also of the Class of 1925; and family and friends in 2003.
Terms:Awarded to Second Year students who have obtained overall A standing in any program.

The Xhelal bej Mitrovica and Feruze Mitrovica Scholarship
Donor:Andrew Mitrovica, of the Victoria College Class of 1983, his wife Sharon Gregory, and their daughters, Sabrije Mitrovica and Isabella Mitrovica, in memory of Andrew’s parents and Sabrije’ and Isabella’s grandparents, Xhelal bej Mitrovica (1916-1974), journalist and writer, graduate of the University of Bologna in International Law and PhD from Sorbonne University, Paris; and Feruze Mitrovica (1926-2015), who believed ardently in the importance of higher education. Established in 2016.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Dr Raymond Moriyama Scholarship
Donor:Dr Raymond Moriyama (1929-2023), Bachelor of Architecture 1954 and Honorary Doctor of Laws 1994, University of Toronto, and his wife Sachiko established the award in 2011. Dr Moriyama is a recipient of the Order of Ontario and the Companion of Order of Canada.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in Second Year.

The James Morrow Scholarship
Donor:James L Morrow (1916-2004) of the Victoria College Class of 1963, a member of Chancellor's Council and a teacher of English and Business in Toronto secondary schools until his retirement in the early 1980's. Established in 2005.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during their course of studies in Second Year.

The Alastair McDonald Murray Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2022 by Jennifer Murray in memory of her beloved late husband, Alastair McDonald Murray (1934-2020), to assist one or more deserving students in their studies at Victoria College.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their academic pursuits.

The H. E. Buzz Neal Scholarship
Donor:H.E. Buzz Neal, of the Victoria College Class of 1948 and resident of North House, Burwash Hall 1943-1948, who worked as a consulting geologist in many countries and discovered the largest deposit of iron ore in Canada, in the Wabush area of Labrador. Matching funds were provided by the Margaret Chambers Fund. Established in 2016.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students from Northern Ontario who achieve excellence in the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Ruth Joyce Norton Scholarship
Donor:Gary R Norton of the Victoria College Class of 1972 (and the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund) in memory of his partner Ruth Joyce Norton (1949-2006), BA, BEd, MEd, also of the Victoria College Class of 1972, Associate Registrar at New College whom he met at Vic and to whom he proposed in the E J Pratt Library. Ruth loved reading and learning and would be pleased to see these interests continuing to be encouraged in her memory.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students in Second Year on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

The Ann Oaks Scholarship
Donor:Dr B Ann Oaks (1929-2006) of the Victoria College Class of 1951, professor of Biology at McMaster University 1965-1989, adjunct professor of Botany at the University of Guelph 1989-1999, and fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 1986. Established in 2008.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Dr Heather Onyett Scholarship
Donor:Heather Onyett (1945-2020), Hon. BA, MD, FRCPC, MPH, DTM&H, of the Victoria College class of 1967, Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University. Dr. Onyett, was born in Sault Ste. Marie and raised in Kapuskasing, a remote community in northern Ontario. After completing her degree in Modern History, she thrived as a Canadian University Services Overseas volunteer teaching in rural Burundi, Africa. The spirit of adventure, exploration and treading new paths, persistence, pursuit of excellence and the sense of community in the vast wilderness that had characterized her northern Canadian childhood and adolescence flourished also in Africa and sustained her in her subsequent work as a pediatrician in the remote, isolated Grenfell region of northern Newfoundland and Labrador among the First Nations, Inuit communities and internationally. Matching funds were provided by the Margaret Chambers Fund. Established in 2016.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in Second Year, with preference given to students from Northern Ontario.

The Regents In-Course Scholarship
Donor:The Board of Regents of Victoria University in 1995.
Terms:Awarded to students who have achieved overall A standing in Second Year.

The William Robins and Anne Christie Award
Donor:Established by Victoria University’s 13th President, William Robins, and his partner, Anne Christie, to support deserving Victoria College students and to celebrate their achievements. Established in 2017.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence in their studies in Second Year, with preference given to students who are the first in their families to attend university.

The Elizabeth Anne Sabiston Scholarship
Donor:Elizabeth Anne Sabiston (1947-2010) of the Victoria College Class of 1991 and Emmanuel College Class of 1994, member of the Emmanuel College Alumni/ae Association Executive from 1997-2007, and past president of United Church Women in Toronto. Established in 2013.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student who has achieved high academic standing in Second Year.

The John A Sawyer Scholarship
Donor:John A Sawyer (1924-2019) of the Victoria College Class of 1947, teacher of Economics at the University of Toronto 1960-1990, the Royal Military College of Canada 1951-1953, and the University of Alberta 1949-1950, and Economist at the Dominion Bureau of Statistics 1953-1960; the James Morrow Regents Matching Fund.
Terms:Awarded to a student at the end of Second or Third Year who has achieved high standing in a program leading to the degree of Honours Bachelor of Arts or Honours Bachelor of Science.

The William Pearson Scott Scholarship
Donor:John Michael Grierson Scott (1927-2009) of the Victoria College Class of 1950 in 1998 in memory of his father, William Pearson Scott (1897-1974), chairman of Wood, Gundy & Company Limited 1961-1967.
Terms:Awarded to students who have achieved overall A standing in Second Year, and who demonstrate financial need.

The Margaret Slater Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Mary Margaret Slater (1910-1995) of the Victoria College Class of 1932, university librarian, member of the Board of Regents of Victoria University 1970-1982; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund.
Terms:Awarded to a student who has completed Second Year with overall A standing who has demonstrated financial need.

The Mrs F. N. G. Starr Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Anne Callander MacKay Starr (1876-1959), member of the Board of Regents of Victoria University 1935-1959; widow of distinguished surgeon and philanthropist Frederic Newton Gisborne Starr (1867-1934), an 1889 medical graduate of Victoria University.
Terms:Awarded to a male student with high standing in Second Year.

The John David Stewart Scholarship
Donor:Chancellor Wendy Marion Cecil, C.M., of the Victoria College Class of 1971, LLD University of Toronto 2005; Chancellor of Victoria University 2010- ; Chair of Vic One President’s Advisory Committee 2003-2008; Chair of University of Toronto Governing Council 1998-2002; Chair of University of Toronto President’s Circle 1994- ; recipient of the Arbor Award, 1992; recipient of the Therèse Casgrain Volunteer Award, 2009; Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Given in honour of Major John David Stewart, a multiple graduate of Woodsworth College, University of Toronto, a dear, supportive and loyal friend of more than forty-five years. John is a soldier, an officer, a gentleman, a scholar, a businessman, a fisherman and a very wise man who has an abiding passion for all that is good about Canada and Canadians. Whether serving his country in the armed forces in Canada and internationally for the last 40 years, or appreciating the tranquility of the quiet woods and the call of the loon, John is a man who first seeks knowledge and then seeks to go and do good in the world. To know him is to share his deep love of Canada, his sense of honour and his boundless joy in living. Matching funds provided by the Margaret Chambers Fund. Established 2016.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student achieving excellence in the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Valerie Story Scholarship
Donor:Valerie A Story, Honours BA English Language and Literature, of the Victoria College Class of 1970, member of the Alumni of Victoria College Executive and President 2008-2011, Chair of the Victoria University 175th Anniversary celebration 2010-11.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in Second Year. Preference will be given to students following a liberal arts program.

The Wayne Reesor Thomas Scholarship
Donor:Chancellor Wendy Marion Cecil of the Victoria College Class of 1971, LLD University of Toronto 2005; Chancellor of Victoria University 2010- ; Chair of Vic One President’s Advisory Committee 2003-2008; Chair of University of Toronto Governing Council 1998-2002; Chair of University of Toronto President’s Circle 1994- ; recipient of the Therèse Casgrain Volunteer Award, 2009; Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In honour of Wayne Reesor Thomas of the Victoria College Class of 1970, University of Toronto BEd 1971, MEd OISE 1975, a classmate and very dear friend of more than 47 years. Wayne is an educator, dedicated to the wellbeing and success of students in Special Education. He is an energetic man for whom the statement, "It cannot be done," always poses a challenge which ignites his purpose, strengthens his determination and leads to his success in achieving the impossible in an ideal manner. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Urbancic O'Handley Scholarship
Donor:Anne Urbancic PhD, first Mary Rowell Jackman Professor of Humanities in the Northrop Frye Stream of Vic One at Victoria College, to celebrate the graduation of her daughters, Mimi O'Handley of the Victoria College Class of 2016 and Laurie O'Handley of the Victoria College Class of 2010. This award also recognizes that Dr. Urbancic's dedication to all her students was immeasurably aided by Victoria College in its unwavering support of her teaching. Matching funds were provided by Victoria University. Established in 2016.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student achieving excellence in the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Ruth Estella Vanderlip Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Ruth Estella Vanderlip (1918-2006), BA, of the Victoria College Class of 1945.
Terms:Awarded to undergraduate students in Arts and Science on the basis of academic excellence in Second Year.

The Vic Spring Reunion Scholarship
Donor:Vic alumni from Honoured Year Classes celebrating Spring Reunion since 2013. Matching funds were provided from the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund and anonymous donors. Established in 2014.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence in the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Victoria College Faculty Award
Donor:Members of the teaching staff of Victoria College; the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund. Established in 1994.
Terms:Awarded to students with overall A standing in Second Year who have demonstrated financial need.

The Victoria Reunion Award
Donor:Victoria College alumni who are members of the honoured years called to attend the annual reunion. The award was established in 1995. Additional donors are the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund and the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund.
Terms:Awarded to students with overall A standing in Second Year and who have demonstrated financial need.

The Elizabeth (Eastlake) Vosburgh Scholarship
Donor:Elizabeth (Eastlake) Vosburgh of the Victoria College Class of 1968, member of Victoria's Renewing the Heritage Campaign Committee (1986-1989); member, Victoria University Board of Regents (Chair 1998-2001); member, Victoria's Campaign for the Dedicated Mind (1997-2002); Co-chair, Victoria's Women's Residences Centenary Reunion Committee (2002-2003); Alumni Governor, University of Toronto Governing Council (2005-2014); recipient of the University of Toronto Arbor Award (2001); and permanent member, Victoria University Chancellor's Council. Matching funds were provided by the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund. Established in 2015.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence in their studies in Second Year and who live in a Victoria University residence. Preference given to residents of Annesley Hall.

The Gerald White Scholarship
Donor:Established in 2023 by the Estate of Gerald B. White (1941-2020), who was a member of the Victoria College Class of 1964.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who achieve excellence during the course of their studies.

The Timothy E. F. White Scholarship
Donor:Edward Baker White of the Victoria College Class of 1966, Ottawa banker, whose three siblings (including Timothy E. F. White), mother, and grandfather attended Victoria College.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students achieving excellence during the course of their studies in Second Year.

The Helen Mae Woodliffe Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Helen Mae Woodliffe (1919-2008) of the Victoria College Class of 1956, OISE B.Ed (1963), OISE M.Ed. (1964), OISE Ph.D. Ed (1970), a devoted teacher in Greater Toronto, consultant of Social Studies and Advancement classes. Established in 2009 to enable Vic students to attain a university degree.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students with overall A standing in Second Year.

Humanities

The Bader Scholarship in Spanish
Donor:Dr Isabel Louise (Overton) Bader (1926-2022) of the Victoria College Class of 1949. Established in 1999.
Terms:Awarded to a Victoria College student with an overall A average who is enrolled in any program in Spanish.

The Anne Marjorie Beer Scholarship
Donor:Roy William Wood (1906-1998) of the Victoria College Class of 1931 in 1997 in memory of his wife Anne Marjorie Beer (1909-1974), also of the Class of 1931, a student of Modern History, Women's Editor of the Varsity, Senior Stick, member of the Board of Regents 1962-1970; the University of Toronto Endowment Adjustment Fund.
Terms:Awarded to students who have completed Second Year with high standing in the Humanities. Preference will be given to students of History. Some awards will take financial need into account.

The Dr Robert C. Brandeis Scholarship
Donor:Friends and colleagues in 2013 in honour of Dr Robert C Brandeis, Chief Librarian of Victoria University 1977-2013, on the occasion of his retirement; Friends of Victoria University Library and the Mary Isabel (Park) Hodgkinson Fund.
Terms:Awarded to students in Second Year with high standing in the Humanities. Preference will be given to students of English.

The Andrew Bretz Memorial Scholarship
Donor:Family and friends of Dr. Andrew Bretz (1975-2018), BA Philosophy (1999) and MA English (2007), University of Calgary and PhD English and Theatre Studies (2012 ) University of Guelph. Following completion of his PhD, Dr. Bretz continued his academic career, sharing his love of literature, theatre and Shakespeare with his students at the University of Guelph and then in the last year of his life at Queen’s University. His teaching accomplishments were recognized with the University of Guelph Central Student Teaching Excellence Award in 2013 and by a nomination for the Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching during his year at Queen’s. A prominent figure in the literary analysis of Shakespeare in Canada, Dr. Bretz was published in a number of scholarly journals and was Acting Project Coordinator and co-founder of the Canadian Shakespeare Association. Matching funds provided by an anonymous donor. Established in 2021.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have achieved overall A standing and are pursuing studies in Drama or English or Renaissance Studies.

The Hazel Margaret Brown Scholarship
Donor:Family and friends in 1982 in memory of Hazel Margaret Brown (1912-1981) of the Victoria College Class of 1936, secondary school teacher, Supervisor of Guidance Services with the Ministry of Education of Ontario and later Coordinator of Counselling for the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology.
Terms:Awarded to a student with overall A standing who is enrolled in the Specialist or Major Program in History or in a combined Specialist Program which includes History.

The Walter Theodore Brown Scholarship
Donor:Estate of Ida Louise (Brown) Palmer (1895-1978) of the Victoria College Class of 1919 in memory of her brother Walter Theodore Brown (1883-1954) of the Class of 1907, Dean of Arts (Principal of Victoria College) 1932-1941 and President of Victoria University 1941-1949; estate of Howard McCrae Brown (1921-1993), son of Walter Theodore Brown.
Terms:Awarded to a student with overall A standing in a Second Year who is studying Philosophy.

The Class of 1945 Scholarship
Donor:The Victoria College Class of 1945, through an endowment policy taken out on the life of its youngest member at the time of graduation and supported by contributions until the maturity date in 1970.
Terms:Awarded to a student who has completed Second Year with high overall A standing who is enrolled in the Specialist Program in English.

The E. Murray Cleland Scholarship
Donor:The Estate of E. Murray Cleland (1914-2006), a member of the Victoria College Class of 1936, winner of the Hodgins Prize and Webster Prize in English. Established in 2017.
Terms:Awarded to Victoria College students who have achieved overall A standing in Second Year and are pursuing studies in English.

The Victoria College Department of French Scholarship
Donor:The Victoria College Department of French in 1965.
Terms:Awarded to the student with overall A stand