Scholarship Information

BMO Financial Group Global Learning Awards
Maximum Amount: $1,000
Application Form: Application Form
Deadline: Oct-1and Feb-1
Occasion: Fall and Winter
Scholarship Type: Award
Description: Granted to five students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at UPEI who will study abroad as part of their UPEI education. Study abroad opportunities must be officially sanctioned by the university and be for academic credit towards a student's current degree. Applicants must submit their scholarship application prior to their study abroad experience and their personal statement needs to detail their interest in practical learning experiences and how traveling abroad will contribute to the sustainability of the social and economic development of the Island and broader communities. Students will need to provide documentation to that confirms their plans to study abroad, including 1) A letter of reference signed by their respective program coordinator or department illustrating they have been accepted to participate in a study abroad experience, and 2) Proof of flight purchase (e.g., travel itinerary and boarding pass) showing their name and travel details. Student recipients will provide a synopsis of their experience upon their return, which will be shared with BMO Financial Group. Funds are typically disbursed to UPEI students' accounts during the semester they intend to study abroad. The reviewing committee reserves the right to rescind an offer should a student's study abroad plans change, as they may no longer be eligible for the scholarship.
Background: For over 200 years, BMO Financial Group has supported the principles of community reinvestment and corporate and social responsibility to the communities it serves. In 1917, the Bank of Montreal became Canada's first bank, and continues to play a critical role in the prosperity of Canadians. BMO is well known for its generosity through partnerships with numerous charitable organizations. It takes corporate responsibility to new heights through an understanding that the economic, social, and environmental choices it makes affect the lives of shareholders, customers, employees, and citizens across Canada. It also places honesty, transparency and accountability as top corporate priorities. BMO has more than 45,000 employees and, with a strong sense of community, continues to invest in higher education across the country. BMO has supported the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) for decades. In the fall of 2018, BMO again decided to provide a leadership gift to the university through a pledge of $250,000 to UPEI's Inspire! Campaign to begin in 2020. To recognize the value of student participation in studying abroad as a significant contributor to the sustainability of the social and economic development of the Island and broader communities, BMO has established these awards.
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