Grants

All full-time Niagara College students, in good academic standing, who participate in an international opportunity are eligible to receive up to $500 worth of Be World Ready grant funding to be used toward the experience.

Please note: In order for an experience to be considered and approved for grant funding, it must not take part during the academic calendar. It is Be World Ready policy that any travel which requires a student to miss class time will not be approved for funding.

If your academic standing or enrolment within your Niagara College program changes, you must notify the Be World Ready team immediately to assess your eligibility to participate in international opportunities.

International Field Study

Students who participate in a one-week International Field Study through the Be World Ready Program are eligible to be advanced up to $400 in Be World Ready grant funding to be applied to the cost of the trip. This grant will be issued prior to the students’ final payment after all requirements for the grant have been met.

In order to qualify for this funding, students’ must meet the following requirements:

  1. Register for the International Field Study
  2.  Attend a mandatory group pre-departure meeting held by the Be World Ready team and Faculty Leads (date to be released)
  3. Complete the online portion of pre-departure training found on Blackboard

Note: students will be added to the Be World Ready Blackboard group once they have registered for the International Field Study.

The online portion of training includes the following:

  1. 5 modules & 5 quizzes;
  2. Registration for Canadians Abroad with screenshot emailed to Be World Ready team;
  3. Waivers and misconduct abroad forms have been  signed and returned to the Be World Ready team via email by the stated deadline;
  4. Make all scheduled payments on-time;

***Note: Any student whom has not completed their previously scheduled payments at time of grant consideration will not be eligible to receive grant funding.

Upon successful completion of the above-mentioned requirements, the Be World Ready team will request to have up to $400 of the Be World Ready grant released to the students’ account, which will then be transferred to the International Field Study account as payment toward the field study.

Upon return to Canada from the international field study experience abroad, the student will be eligible to receive an additional $100 Be World Ready grant by meeting the following requirements 30 days after their return date:

  1. Submit two JPEG images from the international field study abroad. Please note: these photos MUST depict the student in the destination of the field study. The Be World Ready team must be able to verify the country and cultural setting in which the student has completed their field study.
  2. Provide a 100-word, well-written testimonial about the experience. The student must use examples of the skills learned and the cultural exchanges experienced while abroad. Please reference how this trip has prepared you for success for your future career.

The Be World Ready team will review the submission and, if approved, the student will be provided the $100 Be World Ready grant in the form of a refund to their student account. Refunds can be issued in the Registrars’ office and applied on a debit/bank card.

Work Abroad/Volunteer Abroad

Students that participate in any of the above mentioned international opportunities are eligible to receive up to $500 worth of a Be World Ready grant when they return from an experience abroad.

In order to qualify, the student must complete the following BEFORE departing on the experience:

  1. Register for the work abroad or volunteer abroad opportunity
  2. Send a copy of the work or volunteer term contract signed by the host organization employer as well as an official job description
  3. Complete the online portion of pre-departure training found on Blackboard

Note: students will be added to the Be World Ready Blackboard group once they have registered for the work or volunteer abroad opportunity.

The online portion of training includes the following:

  1. 5 modules & 5 quizzes
  2. Registration for Canadians Abroad
  3. Waivers to be signed and returned to the Be World Ready team via email
  4. Send the Be World Ready team a budget for the expenses that will be incurred during the time abroad

The Be World Ready team will review the documents provided by the student and notify the student if they are eligible to receive grant funding for the experience. The team will also notify the student of the amount of grant funding they will be eligible to receive.

Upon return to Canada from the work or volunteer experience abroad, the student will have 30 days to complete the following requirements:

  1. Submit two JPEG images from the work or volunteer term abroad. Please note: these photos MUST depict the student in the destination of the experience. The Be World Ready team must be able to verify the country and cultural setting in which the student has completed the work/volunteer term
  2. Complete the BWR Grant Submission Form (to be emailed to the student prior to departure), which will include:
    • A well-written, 500-word essay outlining how the trip has helped the student become ‘World-Ready’
    • Use examples of the skills learned and the cultural activities experienced while abroad. The student must ensure to reference how the experience abroad has prepared them for success in a future career upon graduation

The Be World Ready team will review the submission and, if approved, the student will be provided the Be World Ready grant in the form of a refund to their student account. Refunds can be issued in the Registrars’ office and applied on a debit/bank card.

Semester Exchange/Summer Institute

Students that participate in any of the above mentioned international opportunities are eligible to receive up to $500 worth of a Be World Ready grant when they return from an experience abroad.

In order to qualify, the student must complete the following BEFORE departing on the experience:

  1. Register for the semester exchange or summer institute opportunity
  2. Complete the online portion of pre-departure training found on Blackboard

Note: students will be added to the Be World Ready Blackboard group once they have registered for the semester exchange or summer institute opportunity.

The online portion of training includes the following:

  1. 5 modules & 5 quizzes
  2. Registration for Canadians Abroad
  3. Waivers to be signed and returned to the Be World Ready team via email
  4. Send the Be World Ready team a budget for the expenses that will be incurred during the time abroad

The Be World Ready team will review the documents provided by the student and notify the student if they are eligible to receive grant funding for the experience. The team will also notify the student of the amount of grant funding they will be eligible to receive.

Upon return to Canada from the semester exchange or summer institute experience abroad, the student will have 30 days to complete the following requirements:

  1. Submit two JPEG images from the semester exchange or summer institute abroad. Please note: these photos MUST depict the student in the destination of the experience. The Be World Ready team must be able to verify the country and cultural setting in which the student has completed the semester exchange or summer institute
  2. Complete the BWR Grant Submission Form (to be emailed to the student prior to departure), which will include:
    • A well-written, 500-word essay outlining how the trip has helped the student become ‘World-Ready’
    • Use examples of the skills learned and the cultural activities experienced while abroad. The student must ensure to reference how the experience abroad has prepared them for success in a future career upon graduation

The Be World Ready team will review the submission and, if approved, the student will be provided the Be World Ready grant in the form of a refund to their student account. Refunds can be issued in the Registrars’ office and applied on a debit/bank card.