New scholarship opens doors for Brock students to U.S. schools

Through a new fellowship program, Brock University students now have the chance to study at a handful of schools in the United States.

Made possible through a partnership with Fulbright Canada, the Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional Canadian undergraduate students to spend either one semester or a full academic year on exchange south of the border.

Students can apply to 15 American university partners, including Arizona State, Hawaii at Mānoa, Vanderbilt and Clemson, the latter of which recently won the country’s NCAA football championship.

“This is a beneficial partnership for Brock University and a great opportunity for our students,” said Jesse Barraza, Manager of International Learning Programs at Brock University.

Barraza said the fellowship is particularly interesting for students in Applied Health Sciences programs such as Kinesiology, Medical Sciences and Sport Management, as they can gain valuable experience attending a Division 1 athletic school.

If selected, fellowship winners receive:

  •      US$10,000 for full-year exchange (US$5,000 for a semester)
  •      US$750 health insurance allowance
  •      Up to US$800 for in-country travel
  •      Killam orientation in Ottawa
  •      Spring seminar in Washington, D.C.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend their preferred university during the Fall 2019 or Winter 2020 Term. Students unable to attend their first choice will be offered alternative selections. As with all academic exchanges, students will continue to pay tuition and fees to Brock University.

To be eligible, applicants must be Canadian citizens who are proficient in English and can provide strong personal statements and references. Applicants be enrolled in full-time undergraduate studies up to spring 2020 and be in strong academic standing.

Applications will be reviewed by an independent adjudication committee of faculty members from Canadian and American universities. The committee will select up to two full academic year (or four single-semester) students from Brock University for the fellowship.

Applications must be submitted online through Brock’s International Mobility office by Thursday, Jan. 31 for consideration. Brock University will then submit up to three full academic year applicants (or six single-semester applicants) to Fulbright Canada for review.

For any questions or assistance with the application, contact the International Mobility Office at

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