Experiential Learning Bursaries 2019-20

Following our successful launch of the Experiential Learning (EL) Bursaries program last year, the Experiential Education Unit (EEU) is pleased to announce that the Office of the Vice-Principal, Academic and Dean will once again make bursaries available to students enrolled in eligible EL courses offered over the Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Winter 2020 academic terms. 

Experiential Learning Bursaries for Students

We hope that the availability of these bursaries will continue to grow interest in EL courses and reduce barriers to participation by alleviating some of the added costs incurred by students (such as ancillary fees, equipment, and travel), advancing our goal of making EL opportunities available to all students at UTM. Different from last year, the EL Bursaries program for 2019-20 will be facilitated by application. Only students with demonstrated financial need will be considered for a bursary.

Bursary amounts are determined by the EEU with respect to the specific demands of the EL activities offered in the course, as per the information provided on the course syllabus and/or in consultation with the course’s instructor. Students will be notified via e-mail once the bursaries have been distributed and be asked to fill out a self-assessment survey as part of the process.

Students with accessibility concerns are recommended to consult with Accessibility Services on campus to evaluate their needs before applying for an EL Bursary. The EEU will work closely with the Office of the Registrar, Accessibility Services, the Equity & Diversity Office, and the Indigenous Centre to ensure that the EL Bursaries program fulfills the University of Toronto’s pledge to “remove a range of barriers and support our community members in fulfilling their academic, research and employment goals.”

If you have any questions about the EL Bursaries program for 2019-20, please do not hesitate to reach out to experientialeducation [dot] utm [at] utoronto [dot] ca. We hope that the availability of EL Bursaries for the upcoming year will encourage you to consider participating in the EL opportunities offered at UTM as you begin enrolling in courses this month.

How to Apply

Students enrolled in one or more eligible EL courses can be considered for the EL Bursaries program by submitting an application online during either of the application periods below. Applications received after the September deadline will not be considered until the end of January.

Application Period

Decision

September 5, 2019 – September 29, 2019

October 2019

January 6, 2020 – January 31, 2020

February 2020


Applications are now open! 
Click here to submit a bursary application through September 29, 2019.

 

When demonstrating financial need, please remember to include costs associated with eligible EL courses in your expenses. You will be asked to specify the EL course(s) in which you are enrolled and to provide a brief description of the additional costs associated with the course activities. Such costs may include, but are not limited to: ancillary fees, transportation, equipment, professional attire, and more. Associated costs will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, so please be as specific as possible in your descriptions. Applicants who fail to provide this information may not be considered for an EL Bursary.

Eligible Courses

Students who are registered in a degree program with the University of Toronto and enrolled in any of the following courses may qualify for a bursary. We will continue to update these lists throughout the month of June. Please be advised that approval for an EL Bursary will be dependent upon the student’s active participation in the EL activities offered in the eligible course.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Winter 2020
CCT410H5F
EDS388H5Y
ITA235H5F
WRI410H5F
ERS325H5F

 

ANT241H5F
ANT318H5F
ANT418H5F
BIO210Y5Y1
BIO400Y5Y
CCT224H5F
CCT410H5F
CPS400Y5Y
ECO400Y5Y
EDS325H5F
EDS388H5Y
ERS225H5F
ERS425H5F2
FSC481Y5Y
FSC482H5F​3
GGR440H5F
HIS498Y5Y
ITA400Y5Y
JCB487Y5Y
JEG400Y5Y
JEG401Y5Y
PSY442Y5Y
SOC480Y5Y
WGS435Y5Y
WRI410H5F

 

ANT312H5S
ANT368H5S
ANT439H5S
CCT410H5S
CCT411H5S
CSC490H5S
ENV496H5S
FAH451H5S
FSC483H5S
FRE383H5S
IMI400H5S
ITA235H5S
ITA388H5S
MGT480H5S
VST410H5S
WRI410H5S
WRI411H5S

Note that international courses and study abroad experiences are supported though the International Education Centre and are therefore not eligible for the EL Bursary program.

1Bursary eligibility dependent on application to and participation in Community-Engaged Learning components in the course. Please consult with the instructor for more details.

2Bursary eligibility dependent on participation in out-of-province course component. Please consult with the appropriate undergraduate advisor for more details.
 
3FSC482H5F must be taken together with FSC483H5S. Please consult with the appropriate undergraduate advisor for more details.