Pictured above, from left to right; Julia Vaughan who won a Santander International Connections Award and Patrick Somerville-Large and Megan Hanney who were awarded University of York Travel Bursaries.
Are you an Undergraduate planning a volunteering travel project for the summer vacation 2013? Then why not apply for a travel bursary?
Applications are now open via your e:Vision home page. The deadline for applications is Tuesday April 30th at 5pm. Late, incomplete or paper applications will not be accepted.
• Preference will be given to applicants who are organising their own private project rather than participating in a project pre-arranged by a charity or other organisation.
• Applications for projects directly forming part of the student’s academic work will not be accepted. This includes the International Study Centre, Summer Schools (Chinese University of Hong Kong and Seoul National University) and Worldwide and Erasmus Exchanges.
• Only individual students may apply. Applications from groups, teams, societies etc will not be accepted.
• Bursaries will be awarded from funds including the Staple Fund, the York Society, The York Annual Fund, the Nancy Richards Fund and the Beaumanoir-Hart Fund.
• With the exception of the Nancy Richards Bursary (which is open to women only), these bursaries are open to men and women, but final-year students are excluded. Some notes on the donors of the bursaries are given below.
• Recipients of bursaries are required to submit a short account (three or four A4 sides and including photographs) of their journey by the beginning of the following Autumn term. Copies will be sent to the donors of the bursaries and extracts may be published in the University Magazine.
York Annual Fund
Gifts to the Fund are donated by The Yorkies, alumni & friends of the University.
The Staple Travel Bursary is given by the Company of Merchants of the Staple of All England. The Staple has its origins in a group of fourteenth-century merchants who obtained a monopoly from Edward III to export wool. The export of wool held a very important place at that time in the economy of the country and was very profitable owing to the fine quality of English wool; in the sixteenth century, however, the trade lost its former prosperity. The Company was revived after the Second World War. Unlike the London-based livery companies, it does not have its own hall, but uses the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York for its annual dinners. The Company awards bursaries to help young people travel and makes grants to charities.
The York Society Travel Bursary is given by the York Society, membership of which is open to former students of the University and to past and present staff. Besides providing opportunities for members to renew old friendships and to establish new ones, the Society seeks to promote good relations between its members and the University.
The Nancy Richards Bursary was endowed by the Revd Julian Richards in memory of his mother. Nancy Richards studied at St Hilda’s College, Durham, from 1917 to 1919, where she obtained a teaching diploma. She taught at primary schools in Leeds until her marriage in 1924. Although she always longed to go abroad, she was never able to do so, and spent the rest of her life in Yorkshire. She died in 1952.
The fund will support travel to the following countries:
· In the Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA
· In Europe: Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain
· In Asia: China, Russia, Singapore.
The programme offers small grants (up to £1,000) and large grants (up to £3,000) for individuals. For group visits or delegations the maximum grant is £5,000. For detailed criteria for each programme, please read the guidance notes. If you participate in the International Study Centre you are not eligible to apply for a Santander International Connections Award.