STUDENT EMPLOYMENT GRANT

The McMaster Science Society (MSS) and the Science Career and Cooperative Education (SCCE) are dedicated to supporting the overwhelming number of students who have lost employment opportunities within their communities. This year, $100,000 has been allocated to our Student

 

Employment Grants, which supports employers who aren't in a place financially to hire short-term employees, leaving them short-staffed even though many students are available to work.

The following will not be eligible to be funded:

  • If the student is already employed for the summer.

  • If the employer is a family member to the student.

  • Employers who have received MSS funding for 3 McMaster students..

 

Submitted grants must be for one opportunity only. The opportunity for which funding is being awarded must have taken place between June 1st 2020-September 1st, 2020. Reimbursements will be based on the agreed wage and hours worked over the period of time.

 

The MSS VP Finance will review the application with an additional 2 members of the MSS or SCCE for a total of 3 reviewers per application. All decisions regarding the allocation of funds are based on the quality of the application and the cost of the opportunity; these decisions are final.

A strong application demonstrates critical reflection on the value of the opportunity.

 

All inquiries regarding the application process should be forwarded to Leah Kogan. The funding will be released to the employer after hours are worked, and a time sheet has been signed and verified by the MSS. If you have any concerns about your health and safety during your employment please contact Leah Kogan with your concerns.

Application

In order to apply for support from this fund, you must complete a grant application and submit it to Leah Kogan, the MSS VP Finance via email at vpfinance@mcmastersciencesociety.com.
When completing the application form, please note that you MUST attach documentation supporting each component of your funding request. 

 

The funding will be released to the employer after hours are worked, and a time sheet has been signed and verified by the MSS. If you have any concerns about your health and safety during your employment please contact Leah Kogan with your concerns.

Application Timeline

  1. Submit the above application and receive approval for funding.

  2. Complete the hours agreed upon with the employer, and submit documentation as proof (Hour Collection)

  3. After Verification of hours, the employer will receive cheque within 2 weeks of approval. 

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