International Education Bursary
OCENET is pleased to announce its International Education Bursary for OCDSB employees - one of two bursaries OCENET’s Board of Directors piloted during the 2014-2015 school year. This bursary is meant to support and encourage OCDSB staff members in their pursuit of professional development in the area(s) of cultural proficiency, global competency, and global citizenship initiatives. Bursaries are available in the following amounts: $500.00 or $1000.00. Please see the FAQ section and APPLICATION for more details. We encourage you to apply!
OCENET INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION BURSARY 2018-2019 APPLICATION
To support and encourage OCDSB staff members in their pursuit of professional development in the area(s) of cultural proficiency, global competency, and global citizenship initiatives.
The International Education Bursary is one of two bursaries that OCENET’s Board of Directors introduced during the 2014-2015 school year to support and encourage staff and students in the OCDSB to engage in international and intercultural learning
Bursaries are available in the following amounts: $500.00 or $1000.00
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
These are the minimum eligibility criteria for the OCENET International Education Bursary:
Please see Appendix A on the application form for examples of eligible opportunities
Please note that personal, family, and non-PD school-sanctioned travel are not eligible
Please complete the OCENET INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION BURSARY Application Form and submit along with the required supporting documents to:
Ottawa-Carleton Education Network (OCENET)
RE: OCENET International Education Bursary
440 Albert Street, Room C315
Ottawa, ON K1R 5B5
Attention: Kathy Sigmund-Scheepers, International Education Coordinator
Applications for this bursary will be accepted on a bi-annual basis. For the 2018-2019 school year, the dates are: Monday, January 14, 2019 & Monday, May 13, 2019.
Please note that there are a limited number of staff bursaries available. Both eligibility criteria and eligible opportunities will be reviewed on an annual basis.
Who is eligible to apply?
Any full or part-time OCDSB employee who meets the Minimum Eligibility Criteria outlined on the application.
Is family, personal or school-sanctioned international travel eligible?
Possibly. For international field trips taking place during the summer months, it will be considered.
Please refer to the Program section under Minimum Eligibility Criteria for a sample list of eligible opportunities.
What is the application process?
There are several items to complete prior to final submission. A completed application form and all supporting documents outlined in Sections A-D on the application must be submitted by the stated deadline.
When will I find out if I am awarded the bursary?
Successful applicants will be notified in two sets:
Do I have to repay the bursary?
No, however you will be expected to provide a statement following your educational travel experience – see Section D on the application for details.
Can the bursary be used to cover supply teacher costs?
No. As noted on the application, personal, family and non-PD school-sanctioned travel are not eligible for the bursary.