Financial Support

The Society of Graduate Students and the Grad Club offer a variety of programs designed to help students financially. SOGS also administers academic programs that promote graduate student research and recognize the contributions graduate students make as teachers. Membership fees and Grad Club profits fund these programs.

All subsidy applications are availableĀ online and in the SOGS office (UCC 260). Bursary applications are made available online only.

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Application requirements

The following conditions must be met for applications to be considered:

  1. Applications must be complete and accurate. Please read the application forms carefully.
  2. All relevant original receipts must be attached (stapled) and in order. The order corresponds to the the second page of the application where students are asked to list expenses in specific categories.
  3. Submitted receipts must be the original receipts. If you have already submitted the originals to your dept./faculty for reimbursement, and that office has stamped and signed the photocopies as proof they are in possession of the original receipts.
  4. The provided income information must be more than $0. We need to know how much money you are living on for the term, regardless if it is in the form of a loan, line of credit, parental/spousal support, and/or school/government funding, etc.
  5. Applications must be printed out and provided in person. All applications should be hand-delivered or mailedĀ to the SOGS Office (USS 260).
  6. Applications must be provided by the last business day of of each term.

If you have extenuating circumstances and cannot comply with these submission rules, please contact sogs@uwo.ca for more information.

 

SOGS Bursaries

SOGS Bursaries are awarded three times annually to full-time members of the Society of Graduate Students (Masters or Doctoral) who have demonstrated financial need. The Society of Graduate Students bursary program two bursary types: the SOGS Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) Bursary and the Out of Province/Country (OOP) Bursary and Grad Club (GC) Bursary:

  • The OSOTF Bursary is valued at $1500 each. These bursaries are awarded to students from Ontario with demonstrated financial need.
  • The OOP Bursary is valued at $1500 each. These bursaries are awarded to students from outside Ontario with demonstrated financial need.

Applications are completed on-line through the SGPS Graduate Student Portal. Deadline dates are: September 30, January 31, and May 31.

 

Emergency Loans

The Society administers a financial service aimed at providing emergency loans of up to $1,000. Loans are secured through post-dated repayment cheques. Students with more complicated financial needs should seek appropriate support from outside the Society. Please download the application from our Documents page.

 

Subsidies

 

Child Care Subsidy

SOGS provides limited subsidies of $400 per term to offset the cost of child care services. The confidentiality of all applications is assured, and the general statistical information that is collected is used in our ongoing lobbying of the University for improved childcare assistance and facilities.

Applications must be completed and returned by the last business day of each term.

Please download the application from our Documents page.

 

Professional Placement and Experiential Learning Subsidy

This subsidy offers financial assistance for travel and accommodations of SOGS members undertaking professional placements, practicums, co-ops, or other experiential learning opportunities. Each award amounts up to a maximum of $500 based on demonstrated need. Students who are enrolled in Category II programs (i.e., non-funded professional masters) will be given first priority.

Applications must be submitted within the term when the placement or experiential learning activity ends. Deadlines are the last business day of each term in April, August and the last day of operation before the Christmas break. However, members have until the April, 2017 deadline to submit applications for placements that ended at any point between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2017.

Please download the application form with full details from our Documents page.

 

Travel Subsidy

Travel Subsidies are awarded to a maximum of $500 based on demonstrated financial need. The information collected through this form is used by SOGS for internal statistical purposes. Confidentiality of all information will be maintained.

Completed applications must be submitted within the term of the conference. Deadlines are the last business day of each term in April, August and the last day of operation before the Christmas break.

Please download the application from our Documents page.