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 service learning, field research and more.
Update May 9th , 2016 - All successful applicants for the March deadline have been notified via their Western email account. Due to the volume of applications, we are not able to notify all applicants. The next round of Global Opportunities Awards will open for application in late September with a deadline of November 15 2016.
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.
Transcripts are required for students who studied elsewhere in the previous academic year.
Students will be automatically considered for any donor-sponsored Global Opportunities awards for which they are eligible. A separate application is not required.
Undergraduate 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.
Students in professional and graduate programs are assessed based on a statement outlining how this experience will contribute to your development as a global citizen, what you expect to learn that will contribute to your success in your field of study/profession, and how you will be an effective ambassador for Western.
Preference will be given to students who have not received other funding.
November 15 and March 15 annually
2nd Floor, International and Graduate Affairs Building
519-661-2111 ext. 89309