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International Students To Get Financial Relief Through New Scholarships And Experiential Learning Opportunities 

Wednesday September 23rd, 2020, 5:44pm

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The University of Windsor today announced an investment of $700,000 into three scholarships and experiential learning programs designed to relieve some of the financial strain experienced by international students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We know that international students have experienced difficulties as a result of the pandemic. From getting funds out of their home countries to the loss of part-time jobs, co-op placements, and other financial pressures” said Chris Busch, Associate Vice President, Enrolment Management.

The recent addition of a $100,000 in donations will allow even more of our international students to receive assistance during these unprecedented times.

Newly announced supports include:

  • A needs-based scholarship of up to $2,500 available to all returning international students with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship expands on a newly established International Student Bursary;
  • On-campus faculty and departmental co-op placements for approximately 80 international students in course-based Masters programs; and,
  • Funding of 50 additional positions for International Students in the University’s Ignite Program, a paid, part-time, on-campus experiential learning program.

“International students bring a great deal to our campus and to our Windsor-Essex community through their knowledge, expertise, and creative activity,” said University of Windsor President and Vice-Chancellor Rob Gordon.

For more information on the initiative, you van visit there website.

This total investment into incremental financial support for international students in 2020 now exceeds $1.2 million.

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