Winifred Hewetson Awards in Community and World Service

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

One or more awards, valued at up to $1,500, have been established by the Carold Institute in honour of Winifred Hewetson, to assist undergraduate students in second, third or fourth year of the Faculty of Arts or Environment who participate in a work term or field placement with not-for-profit organizations providing social services locally, nationally or abroad with little or no remuneration. Selection will be based on academic achievement (minimum 75% overall average) and the nature of the work/volunteer experience. Preference will 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. Apply by March 15 for upcoming Spring or Fall experiences.

Value description: 

up to $1,500 each

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • pursuing a work term in the service of others locally, nationally, or abroad with little or no remuneration
  • preference given to students who have been involved in extracurricular or volunteer activities in the service of others
Year Two, Year Three, Year Four
Arts→Accounting and Financial Mgmt, Anthropology, Classical Studies, Communication Arts, Economics, English Language and Literature, Fine Arts, French Studies, Gender and Social Justice, Germanic and Slavic Studies, Global Business and Digital Arts, History, Medieval Studies, Music, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies, Social Development Studies, Sociology and Legal Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies; Environment→Climate and Environmental Change, Environment and Business, Environment, Resources and Sustainability, Geography and Environmental Mgmt, Geography and Aviation, Geomatics, International Development, Knowledge Integration, Planning
Canadian citizen/permanent resident, International/study permit student
Selection process: 
Application required
Winter, Spring
Application details:
  • Complete the Community & World Service Award application.
    • Access the application on our Forms Page under Specific Award Application Forms.
    • Note that the form is called: Community & World Service Award Application.
Application deadline: 
March 15
  • Student Awards & Financial Aid
    • The Centre, Needles Hall