Financial Aid and Awards

The VIU Financial Aid and Awards Office is committed to supporting students in their search for financial assistance including provincial and federal loans, grants, and internal and external Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries. Please search the menu tab for a wide range of resources available to assist students.

We've Moved!

Our Financial Aid and Awards Team is now located in Building 255, 2nd floor effective January 4, 2022. Check in with Reception to connect with our team.

The 2022-23 VIU Scholarship, Award and Bursary Application Program is Now Open. Apply now.

Apply by the yearly deadlines to be considered for over $4.3 million internal awards and scholarships. For more details, visit: VIU Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries: Deadlines and Processes.

Featured External Awards and Funding

External awards include scholarships, awards and bursaries through organizations unaffiliated with VIU. This viable funding option is often underutilized. See our complete list of categorized awards.

Our featured list of awards

BC Scholarship Society

Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships ($5000)

Over 100 Transfer Scholarships of $5,000 each are available to students transferring between BC post-secondary institutions in order to complete their degrees.  Application deadline: April 6, 2023

Indigenous Students Awards ($1000 - $5000)

Indigenous Students Awards offer $1000 - $5000 (multi-year) for students pursuing trades training, apprenticeship, diploma, certificates, degree or post-degree programs. Application deadline: April 20, 2023

Adult Basic Education Transition Award ($5000)

Applications open February 15, 2023. If you are completing your Adult Basic Education program and plan to enroll in full-time post-secondary studies, you may be eligible for a $5000 Transition Award. Application Deadline: June 1, 2023

Thank You!

Thank you to all individuals and organizations who have donated funds to assist students. Interested in assisting VIU students? 

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