The Global Opportunities Awards are $1,000 scholarships for international learning provided through generous donations matched by funding from Western. A number of donor-sponsored awards valued at $2,000 are also available. These scholarships enable more Western students to participate in exchanges, study abroad programs, international field courses, summer programs, international community engaged learning, field research and more.
Conferences are not eligible experiences for this award.
Students must complete the online application form along with a statement (500 words maximum) outlining what they expect to learn through their program of study and how they will be an effective ambassador for Western.
Students will be automatically considered for any donor-sponsored Global Opportunities awards for which they are eligible. A separate application is not required.
Awards are based on academic achievement and a statement outlining how the experience will contribute to your development as a global citizen, what you expect to learn, and how you will be an effective ambassador for Western.
Preference will be given to students who have not received other funding.
Due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will receive notification of the award decision.
There are two application deadlines annually: November 15, with decisions being released mid January; and February 15, with decisions being released by the end of day April 3, 2018.
Successful applicants will receive notification to their Western email address.
The application will re-open for the 2018-2019 year in mid-September 2018.
Student Financial Services Officer
Office of the Registrar
Western Student Services Building
519.661.2111 ext. 80256