St. Paul's awards 14 student grants totaling $21,000

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

St. Paul’s University College is pleased to announce that 14 International Development (INDEV) students will each receive $1,500 through the St. Paul’s Student Awards Fund. 

St. Paul’s is providing the awards to fourth-year INDEV students leaving this September to complete eight-month field placements in Botswana, Burkina Faso, and Nepal. The $1,500 award matches the amount that 17 other students heading to countries eligible for funding from the Canadian International Development Agency will be receiving. (Malawi, Ghana, Vietnam and Peru are eligible destinations through CIDA’s Students for Development grant.)

The eight-month, for-credit field placement in a developing country arranged through the World University Service of Canada is a critical and required experiential learning component of the Bachelor of Environmental Studies in International Development program.

St. Paul’s also supports the INDEV program by awarding a Fellowship to each admitted student, which includes a term in residence and partial meal plan tenable in their 4A term prior to the 4B and 4C field work terms (value: $3,000).
 

About INDEV
University of Waterloo's Faculty of Environment, in partnership with St. Paul's, offers a first-year entry, undergraduate degree program in International Development. In their 4B term, INDEV students begin eight-month field placements in one of seven developing countries -– Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, Nepal, Peru and Vietnam. The first INDEV cohort completed their placements and graduated in June 2012. Learn more about their experiences at http://youtu.be/6QAib8tngNA

For more information:  
Grainne Ryder
Field Placement Coordinator, International Development Program
519-885-1460, ext. 201

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