Work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities – internships, placements, co-ops, etc – are a great segue into the working world and a chance for students to apply what they’ve learned and gain hands on experience. But having to take an unpaid opportunity is frustrating and can feel unfair. At IGNITE, we believe that students should be paid for their work – no matter the level – and that compensation should not be a reason to miss out on great opportunities.
In partnership with Humber College, IGNITE has been awarded $350,000.00 in funding from Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada) to assist us in increasing access to work integrated learning opportunities for underrepresented students and to relieve financial burdens. We’re excited to financially support even more students while they learn and grow through hands-on experience!
Applications for the 2023-24 school year will open on Oct. 2, 2023 at 9:00am.
Humber students must complete the application by logging into their MyHumber Account > Apply for Financial Aid > GLOW Bursary.
University of Guelph-Humber students must complete The IGNITE GLOW Bursary Form on the Student Financial Services Forms page and submit the completed application to Student Financial Services (GH112) or firstname.lastname@example.org
All applicants must:
Demonstrate considerable financial need, a metric that is evaluated on a variety of self-disclosed questions as part of the application (rent/housing costs, tuition costs, books/supply costs, etc.).
Be working in an unpaid Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement occurring between September 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023, inclusive. Must be a part of their academic requirements for the Fall 2023 term.
Be in an approved WIL experience, as defined by CEWIL.
Are legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with the relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.