Marga I. Weigel Engineering International Exchange Award

Award type: 
International experience awards
Award description: 

Up to four awards, valued at $2,500 each, will be available annually to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four in any program in the Faculty of Engineering who are participating in an exchange program between UW and a partner institution in Germany or Austria or a low-paying co-op work term in Germany or Austria. Preference will be given to candidates pursuing an exchange program as well as to students who demonstrate financial need for the term(s) abroad. Candidates must have a minimum overall average of 75%. Upon their return, recipients are encouraged to provide a summary (1-2 page maximum) of their experience abroad to be shared with the donor and which may be published in an online journal to inspire other students to participate in an experiential endeavour in Germany or Austria. Interested applicants must complete the general International Experience Award application by July 15 or November 15. This fund is made possible by a donation from Dr. Marga Weigel, a proud UW alumna to encourage engineering students to pursue exchange opportunities in Germany or Austria, and to enhance their knowledge of European thought and culture.

Value: 
$2,500
Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • participating in an exchange program between UW and a partner institution in Germany or Austria or a low-paying co-op work term in Germany or Austria
  • must have an overall academic average of at least 75%
  • preference to students who demonstrate financial need for the term(s) abroad
  • further preference to students with some proficiency in German
  • upon their return, recipients¬† are encouraged to provide a summary (1-2 page maximum) of their experience abroad to be shared with the donor and which may be published in an online journal to inspire other students to participate in an experiential endeavour in Germany or Austria
Level: 
Year Two, Year Three, Year Four
Program:
Engineering→Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Management Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology Engineering, Systems Design Engineering; Software Engineering
Citizenship: 
Canadian citizen/permanent resident, International/study permit student
Selection process: 
Application required
Term: 
Spring, Fall
Application details:
  • Complete the International Experience Award application
Application deadline: 
July 15, November 15
Contact:
  • Student Awards & Financial Aid
    • safainfo@uwaterloo.ca
    • The Centre, Needles Hall