GSA Awards and Bursaries

The GSA offers several different awards and bursaries for students in financial need. Students must be members of the GSA to apply.

A Child Care Bursary is available for graduate students who demonstrate financial need, once during their grad study degree.

How to Apply

▼ Download the Child Care Bursary Application Form

Please hand in a hard copy of the completed application form to Erin Angus (UC 530).

For more information, contact Erin Angus | eangus@uoguelph.ca

This bursary is administered by the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies. The fund normally provides up to $1,000 for expenses that are incurred due to extenuating circumstances.

Students with any emergency situation are encouraged to apply. Typical examples include: travel expenses due to a death or illness of an immediate family member (spouse, child, parent); travel to arrange a permanent change in parental obligations, including adoption; emergency living costs during family breakdown or dissolution; emergency food, living and/or school supplies required as a result of a delay in external agency support; emergency surgery (including dental) for self or immediate family member (spouse/child); uninsured loss due to fire, theft, or accident.

How to Apply

▼ Download the Compassionate Bursary Fund Application Form

GSA Travel Grant

Students who have presented at conferences, workshops, or seminars in their previous semester may be eligible to receive a travel grant up to $500, once during their grad study career. The student must have have been registered as a graduate student in the term that s/he has presented. Please noted that boarding passes are required in order to claim flight expenses.

Pre-approved applications are no longer accepted.

How to Apply

▼ Download the Travel Grant Application Form

Set up an appointment with Erin Angus, eangus@uoguelph.ca, UC 530, to review your completed travel applications.

For more information, contact GSA V.P. Financegsavpfin@uoguelph.ca

Priority is given to events that directly enrich the graduate community. PDRs are due on the first day of each month.

How to Apply

▼ Download the PDR Application Form

Please download and complete the application, then send it to gsa@uoguelph.ca. Afterward, contact Erin Angus at eangus@uoguelph.ca to reserve a spot for the meeting.