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Travel Scholarships

Travel Scholarships are available to students participating in McMaster’s formal exchange program and in an independent study elsewhere. 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.

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

When to Apply

Scholarship applications are now open.  The application and supporting documentation deadlines are March 29.  Review the mosaic application early to determine which supporting documents will be required.

How to Apply

  1.  Log into Mosaic
  2. Click the “Apply for Aid and Awards” tile
  3. The travel scholarship application is under the “Aid by Application” tab

Learn more here.

If you experience trouble applying for travel scholarships via Mosaic, please contact Nancy Solano at solanon@mcmaster.ca

Travel & Exchange Scholarship List

Faculty-Wide

THE A.G. ALEXANDER SCHOLARSHIPS
Established in 1938 and augmented in 1946 by Sir Douglas Alexander, and members of his family, in memory of Archibald Grieg Alexander.
Requirements: 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

THE DISCOVERY OF LANGUAGES STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2011 by Linda White B.A. (Class of ‘80), M.A. (Class of ‘83).
Requirements:  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

THE JOAN JACKSON DUNBAR TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP
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).
Requirements: 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

THE GABRIELE ERASMI TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP TO ITALY
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.
Requirements: 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

THE LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGES TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 1991 by the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics.
Requirements: 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

THE E.T. SALMON SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 1991 by Mrs. Edward Togo Salmon in memory of her husband, world-renowned Roman historian and member of the Faculty for 43 years.
Requirements:  To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 – 75 units of any Honours Classics or Honours History program, including at least 12 units of Ancient History and Archaeology, and who, in the judgment of the selection committee shows outstanding achievement and promise. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable the winner to travel and study abroad during the vacation before the final Fall/Winter term, and/or to fund the final year of study at McMaster; candidates should submit to the committee a statement of their aims and plans for study.
Value: $2,000

THE ALBERT SHALOM TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 1994 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Albert Shalom, Professor of Philosophy at McMaster University from 1966 to 1991.
Requirements: To be awarded to a student who is enrolled in a program in Philosophy, and has, in the judgment of the Department of Philosophy, attained notable standing. Preference will be given to a student travelling and studying abroad during the summer before the final Fall/Winter term, but the scholarship could also be used to fund the final year of study at McMaster.
Value: $725

THE VIOLA E. WEBSTER FOREIGN STUDY AWARD
Established in 2012 in memory of Viola E. Webster B.A. (Class of ‘43) by her nephew, Ion Webster.
Requirements: 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

University-Wide

THE BEALE-LINCOLN-HALL TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP
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.
Requirements: 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

THE JOHN P. EVANS TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP
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.
Requirements: 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

THE JIMMY FONG INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH TRAVEL AWARD FOR ENGINEERING
Established in 2006 by Jimmy Fong, B.Eng.Mgt. (Class of ‘82).
Requirements: 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

 THE HOWARD P. WHIDDEN SCHOLARSHIP
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.
Requirements: 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: $1,500