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Travel Scholarships

Travel Scholarships are available for students participating in both McMaster’s formal exchange program and in an independent study abroad. There are both faculty and university-wide scholarships available. Each travel scholarship requires its own application.

Eligibility

Terms and conditions for each scholarship can vary greatly, so it is important to look at the specific conditions in the award descriptions.

At minimum, students must have met the following criteria to be considered for any travel award:

  • Students must have been registered in at least 24 units at the time of application.
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 7.0 as a full-time student with no failures in the previous Fall/Winter session. Previous summer grades and grades from Term 1 of the current session are also considered.
  • Students travelling during summer of 2017 must return to study in September 2017. Exchange students should be going out on exchange in the 2017-2018 fall and/or winter terms and must return to study at McMaster in September 2018.

Click here to view the full academic regulations and conditions for eligibility to receive Travel Awards (Award Category H).

When to Apply

Travel Scholarships for 2017-18 are now closed. Please check back here in early 2018 for information on the next competition.

How to Apply

Travel Scholarships for 2017-18 are now closed. Please check back here in early 2018 for information on the next competition.

2017 Travel & Exchange Scholarship List

Below is a list of this year’s available travel scholarships for students in Humanities.

Faculty-Wide

THE A.G. ALEXANDER SCHOLARSHIPS (H)
Established in 1938 and augmented in 1946 by Sir Douglas Alexander, and members of his family, in memory of Archibald Grieg Alexander. A variable number of scholarships to be awarded to students who have completed Level I and an additional 30 – 75 units on the basis of excellence in an Honours program in the Faculty of Humanities. The purpose of the scholarships is to enable the recipients to study outside Canada during the twelve months prior to the final Fall/Winter terms.
Value: $5,500 each (B, H) (35001)

THE DISCOVERY OF LANGUAGES STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP (H)
Established in 2011 by Linda White B.A. (Class of ‘80), M.A. (Class of ‘83). To be awarded to a student who has completed at least 30 units beyond Level I in a program in the Department of Linguistics & Languages or the Department of French, and who has attained notable academic standing. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students with travel and study for academic credit during the Fall/Winter terms in a country where English is not the first language. Preference given to those who are participating in one of McMaster’s formal exchange programs.
Value: $2,500 (H) (35023)

THE JOAN JACKSON DUNBAR TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP (H)
Established in 1960 by Mayor Lloyd D. Jackson (Class of ‘09), LL.D (Class of ‘55) and Mrs.Jackson of Hamilton in memory of their daughter, Joan (Class of ‘40). To be awarded to a woman student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 – 75 units of an Honours program in English for excellence in the work of the program (with emphasis on English). The winner must have secured all her secondary school education in Canada. The award is to be used for study and travel in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe during the vacation before the final Fall/Winter terms.
Value: $3,675 (B, H) (35007)

THE GABRIELE ERASMI TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP TO ITALY (H)
Established in 2003 by the Dante Alighieri Society of Hamilton, the Department of Linguistics and Languages, the Julian-Dalmatians of Hamilton, and friends, in honour of Dr. Gabriele Erasmi, distinguished Faculty member of the Department of Linguistics and Languages. To be awarded to an outstanding student who has completed Level II of a Humanities program. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist with the expenses of travel and study in Italy for academic credit at McMaster University. The applicant must submit a plan of study for approval.
Value: $1,000 (B, H) (35009)

THE LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGES TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP (H)
Established in 1991 by the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics. To be awarded to a student who has completed at least 30 units beyond Level I in a program in Cognitive Science of Language or Linguistics and who, in the judgment of the Department of Linguistics and Languages, has attained notable academic standing. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist with travel expenses to study and travel abroad. Priority will be given to a student participating in the Humanities Study Elsewhere Program.
Value: $925 (B, H) (35014)

THE E. TOGO SALMON PRIZE IN HISTORY (H)
Established in 1973 by friends and colleagues of Professor E.T. Salmon on his retirement, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Department of History. To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 – 75 units and who, in the judgment of the Department of History, attains notable standing in an Honours program in History.
Value: $200 (B) (30392)

THE VIOLA E. WEBSTER FOREIGN STUDY AWARD (H)
Established in 2012 in memory of Viola E. Webster B.A. (Class of ‘43) by her nephew, Ion Webster. To be granted to a student in the Faculty of Humanities who is participating in an international exchange program and who demonstrates financial need. Preference to be given to students who have taken courses in French and German.
Value: $2,500 (H) (35026)

University-Wide

THE BEALE-LINCOLN-HALL TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP (O)
Established in 1996 by Arnold A. Beale in memory of his parents F. Arnold Beale and Margaret S. Beale and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gould Lincoln and Commander Harley H. Hall, U.S.N. To be awarded to students who demonstrate high academic standing and are participating in one of McMaster’s formal exchange programs. Preference will be given to students enrolled in a program in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Science of Language, Commerce, Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering Physics, English, French, Geography, History, Linguistics, Materials Science, Mathematics, Physics or Religious Studies and who demonstrate a lively interest in the humanities and the human and social implications of scientific developments.
Value: $2,000 (B, H) (35027)

THE JOHN P. EVANS TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP (O)
Established in 1991 by many friends, colleagues, students and graduates of McMaster University as a tribute to John (Jack) P. Evans upon his retirement as Associate Vice-President, University Services and Secretary of the Board of Governors in recognition of his 25 years of outstanding contribution to the University Community. To be awarded to a student who has completed at least 30 units beyond Level I of an Honours program with notable academic standing and has demonstrated a scholarly interest in some aspect of Asian languages, history or cultures, with preference being given to a student wishing to study in China.
Value: $1,500 (B, H) (35011)

THE JIMMY FONG INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH TRAVEL AWARD IN ENGINEERING (O)
Established in 2006 by Jimmy Fong, B.Eng.Mgt. (Class of ‘82). To be awarded to a student who, in the judgment of a selection committee, demonstrates high academic achievement, and is pursuing an international relief and development project under the auspices of Engineers Without Borders in an underdeveloped, disadvantaged area outside of North America. Preference to be given to a student in the Faculty of Engineering and/or a project in China.
Value: $2,500 (B, H) (35012)

THE RUNDLE FOREIGN STUDY SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2011 by the Rundle Foreign Study Bursary at the Hamilton Community Foundation. To be awarded to a student who has completed at least 30 units beyond Level I and who, in the judgment of the Selection Committee, has attained notable academic achievement. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students who are participating in one of McMaster’s formal exchange programs in a country where English is not the first language and who have graduated from a publiclyfunded secondary school in the Hamilton-Wentworth area.
Value: $2,500 (35017)

THE HOWARD P. WHIDDEN SCHOLARSHIP (O)
Established in 1941 by the Honourable Jacob Nicol (Class of ‘00) of Sherbrooke, Quebec, in honour of Chancellor Howard P. Whidden, with a view to fostering relations of friendship and understanding between French-speaking and English-speaking Canadians. To be awarded to a student who has completed six units of French and who shows ability and promise in the use of the French language. The recipient will study at a Quebec university during the summer.
Value: $800 (B, H) (35021)