Funding specific to International Studies
International Studies Travel Award (ISTA)
The International Studies Travel Award (ISTA) provides support to declared International Studies Majors or Master's Students to undertake study, research, internship, or other volunteership opportunities abroad. The School offers several such awards per year.
Terms of Reference
1. The Award is valued up to a maximum of $4,000 and is tenable in the Fall, Spring or Summer term.
2. A minimum CGPA of 3.5 is required to be considered for this award.
3. Criteria for the award will be a combination of student achievement and financial need.
4. Students may only hold one ISTA during their studies at the university.
5. The recipient will submit a one-page essay on the experience within one month of return.
International Studies Bursary
Two bursaries per term, valued at $500 each, will be awarded every Fall and Spring term to undergraduate students in International Studies who are enrolled in the major/honours/minor program. Bursaries will be granted on the basis of demonstrated financial need to a student in good academic standing. If a suitable candidate is not found in a given year, the bursary funding can be carried forward to the next term. The Award will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee.
Each semester there are a limited number of part-time workstudy positions available in the School for International Studies. Workstudy positions are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to students in good academic standing.
Ted and Emily McWhinney Scholarship in International Studies
The Ted and Emily McWhinney Scholarship in International Studies will be awarded annually to 4th year or graduating undergraduate students enrolled in the International Studies program on the basis of outstanding academic achievement in coursework and research.
One scholarship will be given to a student whose academic excellence is related to coursework and research focused on Greece and the Balkans, from the 20th century forward and the second scholarship will be given to a student whose academic excellence is related to coursework and research focused on India, from the establishment of the Republic of India in 1947 and onwards.
The award will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee based upon the nomination of the Chair, Hellenic Studies and the Director, School of International Studies.
Best Undergraduate International Studies Essay Award
Awarded to a declared International Studies student annually (valued at $500). By faculty nomination.