Travel Bursary Program

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Travel Bursary Program

The Fraser Institute offers a limited number of Travel Bursaries to cover transportation and accommodation costs for BC students wanting to attend an Explore Public Policy Issues student seminar in Vancouver. We offer two seminars in Vancouver each school year – one in the fall semester and one in the winter semester. If you are passionate about the economy, business, and critical issues of the day, join other students from across BC and listen to academics, community and business leaders address important public policy issues. Enjoy a challenging and inspiring day of discussion and inquiry while networking with like-minded individuals.

2018-2019 Travel Bursaries:

Bursary Includes:

  • Airfare from the closest major BC airport to Vancouver
  • Return transportation from airport to conference hotel
  • Shared hotel accommodation on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Attendance at the Explore Public Policy Issues seminar on Saturday
  • Saturday morning breakfast, breaks, lunch and reception with speakers


  • You must be a student between the ages of 17 and 30 and currently enrolled in Grade 12, college, or university.
  • You must be a resident of British Columbia who lives outside of the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
  • If you are under 18, you must have a parent/guardian sign a consent form.
  • Please note you may apply for both bursaries, but are only eligible to receive one bursary in the school year. Please indicate on the application form which bursary you are applying for, or if you would like to apply for both (you have no preference which program you attend).

To Apply:

  • Look at each seminar’s line-up above and decide which speakers and/or policy topics interest you. The application deadline for both 2018 and 2019 travel bursaries is Monday, September 24, 2018 at 9:00 am PST. All applicants will be notified in early October.
  • For enquiries, contact Rachel Osterman at or 1-800-665-3558 ext. 554.

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