Travel Bursary - Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. How far outside the seminar city do you have to be in order to be considered for the Travel Bursary?
  2. How far outside the seminar city do you have to be in order to be considered for the Travel Bursary?
  3. I'm interested in attending, but my field of study is not related to economics or public policy. Can I apply?
  4. I'm an international student attending a post-secondary institution in British Columbia or Ontario. Can I apply?
  5. I'm a graduate or doctorate student. Can I apply?
  6. I recently graduated from my post-secondary institution. Can I apply?
  7. What are the expectations or requirements for participants of the Travel Bursary?
  8. Will I be sharing my accommodation during the Travel Bursary?
  9. If my friend is accepted into the same Travel Bursary program that I am, can I request them as my roommate?
  10. Can I extend my stay in the seminar city?
  11. Will the roundtrip cost of the transportation from the airport to the hotel be covered in the Travel Bursary?
  12. When will I learn about the status of my application?

1. How far outside the seminar city do you have to be in order to be considered for the Travel Bursary?

While we don’t have specific distance requirements, a general rule of thumb is any location that would require a flight to attend the seminar.

2. How far outside the seminar city do you have to be in order to be considered for the Travel Bursary?

Our target age group is from 17-30 to allow for students just beginning their academic and professional careers to attend one of our post-secondary seminars. The age limit helps to ensure the participants have an opportunity to network with fellow students around their own age.

3. I'm interested in attending, but my field of study is not related to economics or public policy. Can I apply?

Yes – participants from all academic backgrounds are welcome. In fact, in Fall 2018 alone, we hosted students from 80 different faculties at our post-secondary seminars!

4. I'm an international student attending a post-secondary institution in British Columbia or Ontario. Can I apply?

Yes, you can apply for the Travel Bursary program located in your province.

5. I'm a graduate or doctorate student. Can I apply?

Yes, you can apply.

6. I recently graduated from my post-secondary institution. Can I apply?

Unfortunately, you cannot apply. The program is only open for students currently registered in high school or a post-secondary institution.

7. What are the expectations or requirements for participants of the Travel Bursary?

Participants are required to attend the full program, which includes the welcome breakfast, the full seminar, and the closing reception on Saturday. Participants are required to stay at the hotel where the seminar is held for 2 nights (Friday and Saturday), and share a room with a fellow Travel Bursary recipient of the same sex.

8. Will I be sharing my accommodation during the Travel Bursary?

Yes, you will be sharing a room with another Travel Bursary participant of the same gender. Roommates will be chosen at random, with the exception of individuals who requested to share a room with another participant in advance. All individuals who have roommates chosen at random will be introduced to their roommate via email prior to the Travel Bursary.

9. If my friend is accepted into the same Travel Bursary program that I am, can I request them as my roommate?

Yes, you can request to room with a fellow Travel Bursary participant. In order for your request to be granted, your intended roommate must also request you as a roommate. Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee your request can be fulfilled.

10. Can I extend my stay in the seminar city?

Yes. You are able to book your flights a little earlier or later than the specific program to allow for a short vacation in the seminar city. However, the flights must be within a certain time period, and must be the same cost or lower than your flights would have been had you flown on the intended dates. If you stay longer in the seminar city, you will be responsible for finding and covering the cost of your accommodation in the interim.

11. Will the roundtrip cost of the transportation from the airport to the hotel be covered in the Travel Bursary?

Yes, the Travel Bursary does cover the roundtrip travel cost from the airport to the hotel. Participants will receive their cash refund at the end of the seminar.

12. When will I learn about the status of my application?

You will be notified about the status of your application in early-mid October.