UW Community and World Service Awards

Award type: 
International experience awards, Other travel funding
Award description: 

Several awards, valued at up to $1,500 each, are available to assist undergraduate students in second, third or fourth year in the Faculty of Arts who spend a voluntary unpaid or minimally paid work term with a not-for-profit organization in the community, in Canada, or abroad. Candidates must have a minimum 70% overall average and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given for placements in the social service sector. Preference will also be given to students who have been involved in extracurricular or volunteer activities in the service of others. Recipients will be asked to write a letter (1-2 pages maximum), upon return to UW, describing how their experience benefitted them and the organization or employer. Interested students are to apply prior to the work/volunteer term by March 15, July 15, or November 15 for upcoming Spring, Fall or Winter experiences. Students are required to provide a letter from the organization to verify remuneration they will be receiving for the work/volunteer experience.

Value description: 

several valued at approximately $1,500 each

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • to assist with a voluntary unpaid or minimally paid work term with a not-for-profit organization in the community, in Canada, or abroad.
  • must have demonstrated financial need for the experience term
  • preference will be given for placements in the social service sector.
  • must have minimum 70% overall average
  • preference will also be given to students who have been involved in extracurricular or volunteer activities in the service of others
  • recipients will be asked to write a letter (1-2 pages maximum), upon return to UW, describing how their experience benefited them and the organization or employer
Level: 
Year Two, Year Three, Year Four
Program:
Arts→Accounting and Financial Mgmt, Anthropology, Classical Studies, Communication Arts, Economics, English Language and Literature, Fine Arts, French Studies, Germanic and Slavic Studies, Global Business and Digital Arts, History, International Trade, Italian Studies, Liberal Studies, Medieval Studies, Music, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian and European Studies, Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies, Social Development Studies, Sociology and Legal Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Women's Studies
Citizenship: 
Canadian citizen/Permanent resident
Selection process: 
Application required
Term: 
Winter, Spring, Fall
Application details:
  • Complete the Community & World Service Award application.
    • Access the application on our Forms Page under Specific Award Application Forms.
Application deadline: 
March 15, July 15, November 15
Contact: 

Please contact the Manager, Undergraduate Awards if you have questions about this award.

Anticipated Aid for your Promissory Note

OSAP, award and scholarship amounts will be posted as Anticipated Aid on your Quest account each term. Amounts will be updated throughout the Promissory Note period.