The Killam Fellowships Program provides opportunities for undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States to study in the neighboring country for either one semester or a full academic year. The goal of the program is to increase mutual understanding between Canada and the United States through a program of residential exchange. The program is open to all undergraduate students in good standing at four-year degree-granting institutions throughout Canada and the United States. Any field of study is permissible.
Focus- Students who are interested in learning Canadian culture while studying at a Canadian institution.
Eligibility- U.S. Citizenship; candidates must be full-time undergraduate students for the year they receive the award; proficiency in English (proficiency in French is required to study at Francophone universities); applicant is responsible to apply for admission to any of his/her chosen institutions
Submission- Mailed application submission, one-page Personal Statement, curriculum vitae (up to three pages), provide course selection for each institution you have applied to, confidential reference forms from two referees, French Language Proficiency Report if your first language is not French and you plan to study at a French language institution, official university transcripts in a sealed envelope, photocopy of passport or other documentation that verifies citizenship
Criteria- Selection is open and competitive; competition based on a combination of academic standing, personal statements, and letters of reference; no GPA requirement, although an impressive GPA will strengthen any application;
Benefits-Up to $10,000 for the full academic year, or $5,000 for one semester, health insurance allowance, up to C$800 for in-country travel, Fall Orientation in Ottawa, ON (travel costs, room and board), Spring seminar in the US (travel costs, room and board)