Are you interested in doing research or completing an internship in Summer 2021? Or are you interested in participating in a language and/or cultural immersion program (Cedric Ritchie Global Engagement Award)? The travel awards application is now open and can be found on the Experience MTA portal here. The application deadline is Monday, March 1, 2021.
Please note that all international travel for university-related activity is currently prohibited. We do not know when this ban will be lifted. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and travel advisories in effect and will notify students accordingly. Therefore, please note for summer 2021, there are some exciting exceptions to funding criteria for travel awards. Funding criteria for 2021 is as follows:
- Students may apply for a travel award to have a domestic experience or an international experience this summer.
-If a student plans to have an experience within Canada, it must be in a community or region you have never lived in before, in a province you are relatively unfamiliar with. It must be with an organization, non-profit group or program that you have not worked for in the past or you have not participated in previously.
-If a student is planning to have an in-person international experience, the option to switching to a virtual experience with their organization must be possible. Confirmation that this switch is possible will be a requirement in order to receive funding for summer 2021.
The Mansbridge Internship
What: $10,000 provided to the Mansbridge intern to cover travel costs & living expenses associated with working or researching abroad (or within Canada for 2021) with an organization of the students' choosing. It is meant to provide Mount Allison students with a unique leadership opportunity and to encourage active participation in our increasingly globalized and interconnected society.
Who: The internship is open to students in their third year of academic studies who will be returning to Mount Allison for a final year upon completion of the internship. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Students from all disciplines are eligible. Interns are responsible for all aspects of their experience, including researching and making initial contact with potential partner organizations and then working with the partner organization to confirm all details of their experience. More details about how to find and choose a good partner organization can be found in the useful links section on the right hand side of this page or by clicking on the link below. Areas to consider doing an internship in include: supporting immigrants and refugees, supporting indigenous people & indigenous youth, addressing poverty & homelessness, addressing health care issues, education, mental health advocacy, addressing human trafficking, addressing climate change & working on environmental issues, gender-based & intimate partner violence, anti-bullying.
- Build on both the academic and extracurricular experience
- Be framed as a pre-professional experience
- Develop essential leadership skills and abilities
- Encourage and support travel to communities outside the intern’s normal experience
The Bombardier Travel Grant
What: A minimum grant of $5,000 is available for students who aim to make a positive impact in a community in the Global South (or in Canada for 2021) by conducting research or doing an internship with an organization or by collaborating with the non-profit sector on a special project.
Who: This grant is open to students who are or will be beyond their 1st year of academic studies at time of implementing or completing the internship. Students must be returning to study at Mount Allison following their experience. To be eligible, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.2. This grant is open to students from all disciplines.
- Allow students to develop their own sense of social responsibility and leadership
- Provide support for a student's travel costs
- Encourage and support travel to communities outside the students' home community
The Cedric Ritchie Global Engagement Award
What: $5,000 to support Canadian students in thinking beyond what they know, and reaching beyond their comfort level. This award can be used to cover program fees, travel and living expenses for an experience that could include but is not limited to being a research assistant with an organization or institute, volunteering with a governmental or non-governmental organization, or participating in a field school or study abroad program. The experience must be a minimum of 4 weeks in length.
Who: Students must be Canadian and in good academic standing. This award is open to students have completed at least one full year of full time studies and will be returning to study at Mount Allison following their experience. Preference will be given to students traveling where Scotiabank has operations.
Purpose: Travel should relate to the students field of study.
- allows students to think beyond what they know and reach beyond their comfort level
- build on both the academic and extracurricular experience
Ross Quinlan Memorial Travel Grant
What: One-two grants awarded annually, with a minimum value of $2,000.
Who: Preference is given to students from Sackville NB, area or Prince Edward Island.
Purpose: Grant to cover students’ travel, registration, and accommodation costs associated with experiential learning initiatives at Mount Allison University, including but not limited to internships, community series learning, case competitions, summer research, and academic exchanges.