G.B. "Hap" Nicholds Memorial Scholarship (OTSS) (722220102023)



G.B. “Hap” Nicholds Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship was established by the Nicholds family to honour the memory of Hap Nicholds, who died unexpectedly in February 2007 at the age of 68. Mr. Nicholds was born in Ottawa in 1938 and was a lifetime resident of the city. At the time of his death, he was the retired President of Dollco Printing, a company that had become an essential business resource for magazine publishers and product marketers in Canada. He and his brother, Barry Nicholds, had owned and managed the business since 1976 when they purchased it from their father, G.H. Nicholds. For 35 years Mr. Nicholds led Dollco’s successful efforts developing business in regional and national markets. He drove the company’s investments in technology and new markets and had enduring relationships with many leaders in Canada’s magazine publishing industry. Mr. Nicholds’ work ethic was legendary, and his respect for his employees was palpable. His presence was felt daily by employees even as the company grew significantly to 300 people. Following Mr. Nicholds’ death, his family selected the University of Ottawa for the scholarship fund because of the shared links between the family, the University, and the Ottawa community. Members of the Nicholds family are alumni of the university, including Mr. Nicholds’ wife, Deirdre Maynard Nicholds, who graduated in 1989 with a B. A. in Art History and Art Theory, and his daughter, Krista Nicholds, who obtained an M.A. in Science Politique in 1994. The Nicholds family also strongly supports the bilingual nature of the University of Ottawa, and values the work it does in bringing French and English speakers together. The family members wish to thank the Government of Ontario who helped create this fund through their generous matching contributions.


Provide a scholarship to students born in the portion of the National Capital Region located in the Province of Ontario who are in financial need and pursuing their studies at University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management.


Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be registered as a full-time student in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa;

2. be born in the portion of the National Capital Region in the Province of Ontario;

3. be an Ontario resident, as per OSAP [2] rules; and

4. demonstrate financial need, as determined by the University of Ottawa Financial Aid and Awards Service.

Value of the award: Minimum $1,000

Number of awards: Variable

Frequency: Annual

Level of the Award: Undergraduate

Application Contact: Financial Aid and Awards Service

Application Deadline: October 31


Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through https://scholarships.uottawa.ca, and should include:

1. the Financial Questionnaire; and

2. a copy of the student’s birth certificate.


[1] OTSS: Ontario Trust Student Support

[2] OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program