UNIVERSITY COLLEGE TRAVEL-STUDY AWARDS
University College has a number of awards to facilitate travel in connection with a student's educational program. Recipients of these awards are selected by the Scholarship Committee on the following basis:
- the student's academic merit
- the project's academic merit
- the project's feasibility
- the project's relation to the student's program(s) of study.
The awards are listed below. Those available to students other than undergraduates in University College are so marked.
Applicants should submit the following:
- The covering application form (available here);
- A statement of the purpose and plans for the travel, including an explanation of how it fits into the student's past and future academic program;
- A letter of recommendation from an academic familiar with the student's program and plans;
- A preliminary budget for the travel including other sources of financial support.
Note: Upon their return, students will be expected to submit a brief account of the travel undertaken under the terms of the award.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MAY 1st IN THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE.
The Elizabeth Brown Travel Award
The gift of Elizabeth Brown (UC 1928) to perpetuate her contribution to Canada's role in less favoured regions of the world. Miss Brown served with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in Palestine and with the International Refugee Organization in West Germany, and Foster Parents Plan in Vietnam and Australia. The fund assists undergraduate and graduate students to travel beyond North America in connection with their studies or future career plans, preferably in relation to Peace and Conflict Studies. Grants are variable, according to available funds and need. Approximate value: $2000.
Cloister Educational Foundation of Toronto Awards
This award has been established by the estate of Marjorie Moore (UC’47) to provide grants for University College students to assist with travel and living abroad for periods of up to one year. Students from the fields of Art, Archeology, Classics, History and Modern Languages will be eligible. Such students may be at any level of study. Special consideration will be given to students for whom a period abroad is important and an integral part of their education. Awards will vary in number and value; approximately $17,000 will be available annually.
The Sally Croll Award for Study Abroad in French
The Sally Croll Award for French Study Abroad is a travelling award established by the daughters and friends of Mrs. Sally Croll to honour her life-long interest in French. The purpose of the award is to allow University College students studying French or knowledgeable in French to go abroad to immerse themselves in a French milieu while pursuing their academic interests. The criteria will be academic merit, financial need, and the merit of the proposal. The awared is open to both undergraduates and graduates of University College. It may be used in conjunction with the Exchange Programs through the Centre for International Experience as well as Summer Abroad Programs. Approximate value: $1200.
Gertrud Davis Scholarships for Study in Germany
Gift of Dr. Herbert J. Davis, professor English at University College and later Professor of Textual Criticism at Oxford University, in honour of his wife Mrs. Gertrud Davis. To promote the exchange of students between University College and German universities. The scholarships will be awarded to University College students doing university studies in Germany. Both students in upper years and recent graduates are eligible. Approximate value: $1900.
Elisabeth Destout Travelling Scholarship
Established by Professor Paul Perron, Principal of University College, and his wife Jacqueline Perron, in honour of her mother, Elisabeth Destout. To assist a student in any discipline to travel to France in connection with his or her studies. First preference for a student from University College; if no such suitable candidate is available, the award may be used to assist a student from any college who is enrolled in a program sponsored by the Department of French. Students who have just completed their undergraduate studies are eligible, as well as those in the midst of their studies. Should there be no suitable candidates available in any given year a portion of the funds may be used to assist a University College student with travel to deliver a paper at a scholarly conference. Approximate value: $2000.
Margaret Jean Leppington Scholarship
Established by a bequest of Margaret Jean Leppington (UC 1950), this award assists University College students to travel abroad in order to study in the modern languages other than English. The value and number are variable according to need and academic merit. Approximate value: $2000.
Jane McAdams Perron Scholarship
Established by Professor Paul Perron, Principal of University College and his wife Jacqueline Perron, in honour of his mother, Jane McAdams Perron. To assist a student in any discipline to travel to France or any francophone country or province in connection with his or her studies. First preference for a student from University College; if no such suitable candidate is available, the award may be used to assist a student from any college who is enrolled in a program sponsored by the Department of French. Students who have just completed their undergraduate studies are eligible, as well as those in the midst of their studies. Should there be no suitable candidates available in any given year a portion of the funds may be used to assist a University College student with travel to deliver a paper at a scholarly conference. Value: approximately $2000 available.
Teetzel Travelling Award
Bequest of the late Mrs. Rita K. Teetzel (UC 1912), normally intended for a student majoring or specializing in Fine Art History, to be awarded for a planned program of travel for the purpose of observing architecture and art important to candidate's area of interest within an Art and Architecture program. This award may be held by a student participating in the International Student Exchange and Summer Abroad Programs. The application must be submitted with a letter from a faculty member supporting the applicant's proposal. Value is up to $3000.