The year-long Fellowship is designed for students who have:
- demonstrated the capacity and potential to develop as effective change-agents;
- a meaningful connection with a community of their choosing, locally, nationally or internationally; and
- EITHER an innovative idea of how this community could be strengthened or developed; OR
- a connection with a positive and sustainable community development initiative in any field already underway within this community that they would like to build upon in an innovative way.
- a living allowance (including housing, food, local transport and insurance);
- travel and travel-related expenses, to cover airfares to and from home locations and the community (if required), and, for those traveling internationally, such things as visas, immunizations and health insurance; and
- initiative funding, to cover expenses such as start-up and operational costs.
Candidates do not need to develop a completed plan at application stage, but rather have an interesting and innovative idea of something that could strengthen the community that can then be further developed in the first few months of the program, informed by the on-campus and distance learning components.
The Pathy Foundation Fellowship For Graduating Students 2024/25 Eligibility
Fellowships are awarded to candidates who meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
- Are a graduating, full-time student who will complete their final course requirements within this year’s eligibility window (i.e., AFTER last year’s Fellowship start date and BEFORE this year’s Fellowship start date. We operate on a July to July cycle. To check annual program start dates, please see the program schedule).
- We base eligibility on your end of studies date, not your physical graduation date.
- If you have already finished your studies (before the current Cohort’s program start date) you are not eligible to apply. If you complete your final course work after the start date of this year’s program, you are eligible to apply for next year’s cycle.
- Will be under 30 years of age by the program’s start date
- Attend one of the partner universities – Bishop’s, Carleton, McGill, uOttawa, Queen’s or StFX.
- Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
- Candidates may be a current Undergraduate or Master’s student in any field or discipline (this includes post-graduate programs such as Law and Education).
- If you have previously completed at least a Bachelor’s level degree and are now studying towards a Diploma or Certificate at one of our partner universities, of at least one full semester’s duration, you are also eligible upon completion of your studies.
- PhD, Medical and Dental students are not eligible to apply.