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ASHA Travel Awards Application

Students in the Arts and Science Honours Academy are required to participate in a study or work/volunteer abroad program. Normally this program will be one or two academic terms in length, but it may be as brief as 12 consecutive weeks. Study abroad terms can be arranged independently, or through the Centre for International Students and Study Abroad (CISSA). Work and volunteer abroad programs must be arranged independently and approved by the ASHA Program Coordinator to ensure their suitability for the ASHA program. Broadly speaking, students must be working or volunteering with a significant time commitment; the experience is not intended as tourism.

AWARD DESCRIPTION

Applicants will be considered for either the ASHA Travel Grant or the Dr. Rowland Smith Memorial Scholarship.  The amount awarded will be based on the length of travel and will not vary across the two available sources.  Funds will be dispersed upon receipt of a copy of your itinerary and confirmation of your acceptance to a study abroad program or volunteer program.  Students experiencing financial need may also be considered for the Wigham travel grant.  Please see below for the terms of reference for each award and any additional requirements.

ASHA Travel Grant

    • Multiple awards offered annually to continuing students in the Arts and Science Honours Academy
    • Must be in good academic standing
    • Amount may vary dependent on the applicant pool and is typically $500 for one term and $1,000 for two terms. 

Dr. Rowland Smith Memorial Scholarship

    • Multiple awards offered annually to continuing ASHA students in the Faculty of Arts
    • Requires a 3.2 GPA across 24 units completed in the previous Fall and Winter terms
    • Amount may vary dependent on the applicant pool and is typically $500 for one term and $1,000 for two terms. 

Wigham Travel Grant

    • Multiple awards offered annually to continuing students in the Arts and Science Honours Academy
    • Requires a 3.2 GPA across 24 units completed in the previous Fall and Winter terms
    • Amount may vary dependent on the applicant pool

Online Application Form

Deadline is December 1, 2017 for travel in the following semesters:

  • Spring/Summer 2017
  • Fall 2017
  • Winter 2018

As part of the requirement for the travel award, you will need to write an essay reflecting on why you have chosen this opportunity, and how it will benefit your studies and/or career goals. You will also need to provide confirmation of your booked travel and acceptance at another institution.

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