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Student Association British Columbia Institute of Technology T: 604.451.7087

F: 604.434.3809

uconnect@bcitsa.ca

www.bcitsa.ca

Student Initiative Fund SUMMARY You have chosen BCIT for its excellent reputation and connections with industry. There is also a great deal of opportunity that occurs outside the classroom that can have an extraordinary impact on your student experience. The Student Association of BCIT (BCITSA), in partnership with BCIT, is proud to offer you, a BCIT student, access to funding for initiatives which will further your professional development and give you the competitive edge you need.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA As a BCIT student you must be:  Enrolled as a part time or full time student  Pursuing your funded initiative within your attending year(s) Funding is available for initiatives that focus on professional development such as, but not limited to:  Public speaking  Conferences  Leadership training  Industry best practices  Communication skills  Time management  Effective team work  Managing volunteers  First aid (as it pertains to industry standards) Funding is NOT available for the following requests:  Membership fees  Competitions  Groups, clubs, associations and accreditations  Courses for credit toward diploma/certification  Co-op or Internships

FUNDING INFORMATION BCITSA and BCIT have set aside $15,000 annually for this fund. The maximum amount of funding available to an individual student is $500.00 per school year. The funding is meant as a supplement to the full amount of the initiative, and does not cover more than 75% of the costs. One application may be submitted for an entire group attending the same initiative but each student applicant must fully complete and submit an individual student page to add to the group submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed; it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the application is completed in full. Please circle your application submission date: October 15 January 28 April 15 Applications are processed within 4 – 6 weeks after the submission deadline date. All funding requests will receive notification of approval or refusal. Upon approval for funding, every student will be asked to submit a brief report detailing their experience of attending their chosen initiative. The SIF Committee may later utilize this information in materials to promote the SIF Fund. Students will be reimbursed upon receipt of their final report with presentation of receipts and BCITSA Expense Form(s) up to the approved amount.


HOW TO APPLY Please fill out the following. Applications are accepted at the Uconnect Resource Centre in SE2 (Rm. 286) on the Burnaby campus or by email at uconnect@bcitsa.ca. If you have any questions throughout the application process, you are welcome to contact Catherine Wilkinson, BCIT Student Services Manager, at 604.432.8549.

STUDENT DETAILS

Other Funds

Student: Name-first/last:

In addition to SIF funds, are you receiving external funds from other sources for your initiative: Please circle

Full/Part time: Student Number: Phone Number:

Yes No If yes, please briefly describe funding source (BCIT; my program/ school, etc.).

Email: Program:

INITIATIVE DETAILS Name of Initiative: Date(s): Briefly describe your chosen initiative and the location. For example, what is it about, who is the target audience?

Attach relevant course or conference information about your chosen initiative. Please also include a website address.

INITIATIVE COSTS Please detail all applicable costs to the best of your ability: Initiative Fee (i.e. Conference or Registration Fee):

$

Accommodation:

$

Travel Expense:

$

Meal Expense:

$

Other (please list what they are and cost):

$


PERSONAL STATEMENTS There is value in writing down your goals, sharing them, and referring to them often. Please take a moment to answer the following questions. 1. Explain how this initiative is connected to your professional development goals. For example, how will you benefit professionally from this initiative? Is this initiative related to something you are currently pursuing or would like to pursue in the near future?

2. Identify how this initiative will impact your skill sets. For example, will you build a new skill set or enhance an existing one? How will this skill set be valuable to you in your professional development?

3. Does this initiative enable professional development that might otherwise not be available? For example, does this initiative offer something that can only be gained outside your program area? Does this initiative offer you something that compliments or is in addition to your learning in a program area?


PERSONAL STATEMENTS 4. Explain how this initiative is directly applicable to your role as a BCIT student. For example, will it assist your involvement in a group or committee you are currently participating in? Is there opportunity for you to share your learning with the wider campus community (i.e. presentation, article writing, awareness raising etc.)?

5. Please take a moment to write a summary statement telling us what you hope to gain from this opportunity. Explain why this particular initiative interests you.

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Student Association British Columbia Institute of Technology T: 604.451.7087

F: 604.434.3809

uconnect@bcitsa.ca

www.bcitsa.ca

Student Initiative Fund Application Form  

Student Initiative Fund Application Form

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