Bertha Wilson Scholarship (741200301078)

Bertha Wilson Scholarship


This endowment fund was established at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, in honour of the Honourable Bertha Wilson in recognition of her contribution to women and women's issues.


Provide a scholarship to a student entering the first year of the JD program at the University of Ottawa.


Eligibility criteria

The applicant must:

1. be admitted and registered full-time in the first year of the JD program;

2. demonstrate financial need, as determined by Financial Aid and Awards Service; and

3. have contributed to the eradication of discrimination or inequality in Canadian society, or be involved in the promotion of women’s issues.

Value of the Award: Minimum $500

Number of Awards: Variable

Frequency of the Award: Annual

Level of the Award: Undergraduate

Application Contact: Financial Aid and Awards Service

Application Deadline:  May 1


Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through, and should include:

1. the Financial Questionnaire;

2. a copy of the applicant’s résumé detailing community involvement, academic record and career achievements and objectives. Special mention should be made of cultural, social or political contributions to women or women's issues, or cultural, social and political contributions to eradicating discrimination or inequality in Canadian society; and

3. a letter of recommendation confirming the applicant's community involvement or career achievements.