Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, and Technology

Housing and Funding

Housing

We encourage students from communities outside of the Greater Edmonton area to seek their own accommodations to avoid housing fees. However, Student Researchers who cannot find their own housing will be placed in a residence on or near the University of Alberta campus during the Program. There will be a resident supervisor assigned to the students in housing.

Each student in the Residence must agree to abide by the WISEST Residence Policies and Procedures (these will be sent out towards the end of May).

Housing Fees
Housing fees on campus have been rising and can be potentially very expensive for students. There is special funding for housing available for eligible students through the Margaret-Ann Armour Endowment Fund for Rural WISEST Students. The estimated housing fees for 2019 are $1200. WISEST will contact you with more information about the funding if you checked the Bursary box when completing your application.

Funding

Funding for Current Summer Research Program Students

Named for Founding Vice Chair, Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour, this fund helps promote diversity in the Summer Research Program by facilitating the participation of students who would otherwise be unable to attend.

This Endowment Fund was established to ensure that rural students who have a keen interest in science but may be in need of financial assistance are able to participate in the Summer Research Program.

This award is made on the following criteria:

  • The student lives further than commuting distance to Edmonton
  • The student requires financial assistance for housing or travel costs associated with participating in the program
  • The student has had little opportunity to become familiar with university of college settings
  • The student is seriously considering attending the U of A

If funds are sufficient, this award will be offered to more than one participant. Alternatively if there are no suitable candidates in any given year the money will be reinvested in order to support a greater number of students in the future.

Scholarship Opportunity for Summer Research Program Alumni

Field of Study: Science
Value: $1,500 payable over two years
Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded on the basis of superior academic achievement to a student entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Science who has participated in the WISEST Summer Research Program. Recipient will be selected on the basis of Grade 11 and/or Grade 12 final marks. Receipt of the funding for the second year is contingent upon the achieving a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a full normal course load in the Faculty of Science.

Funded by: Endowed by Dr Margaret-Ann Armour on the occasion of her retirement in honour of her mother, Nan.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Science. (This means that you do not apply for this scholarship. Instead you are selected from the pool of WISEST Alumni, based on your grades.)