Opportunity Funds

Opportunity Funds

McConnell Student Opportunity Fund

The purpose of the McConnell Student Opportunity Fund is to encourage student-initiated projects that foster undergraduate student innovation, initiative, and self-reliance, by providing students with financial support to pursue practical research and, most particularly, job-related experiences. Funds are intended to nurture the development of new experiences and/or to enhance intellectual and practical skills complementary to those taught in academic programs.

For more information and application deadline, visit the McConnell Student Opportunity Fund page.

Tomlinson Internship Program

A Tomlinson Internship provides students practical experience opportunities related to their academic program while earning money to offset their educational costs. $20,000 is available each year to fund a number of interns. Directors, Managers, Coordinators or Department Chairs may apply for internships when the call for applications is sent each April from the Student Affairs Office. Students then apply on these positions.

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Build a Better Purple Fund

Each year, the Bishop’s University’s graduating class “gives a little purple back” to the Build a Better Purple Fund.

What’s it for? The fund is to be used to financially support student-led initiatives aimed at enhancing the BU Community. Students who have developed any program or activity they believe requires assistance to prosper on campus should apply. Whether it’s starting a soup kitchen to benefit the homeless on weekends or fostering green initiatives, as long as the fund is being utilized to contribute an improvement to the borough of Lennoxville and to Bishop’s University while helping a student reach and explore their potential, the fund is up for grabs.

Visit the page Build a Better Purple for information about what to include in your proposal and important dates.

Questions? Email Allison Verville: avervill@ubishops.ca.