Joseph Patrick and Eileen Marie Mulroy Memorial Scholarship in Common Law (OTSS) (742220101925)



Joseph Patrick and Eileen Marie Mulroy

Memorial Scholarship in Common Law


Mr. Mulroy established this scholarship in 2005 to honour the memory of his parents, Joseph and Eileen Mulroy, who immigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1947. Once in Canada, they built a home with their own labour, had a family of five sons and remained committed to their family, faith and community throughout their lives. They embraced the value of hard work, education, spirituality reflecting peace and humility, physical and intellectual development as well as the right to self determination of all human beings and communities. Kieran Mulroy attended the University of Ottawa, where he received a B.A. in Economics in 1981 and an LL.B. from the Faculty of Law in 1984. He also completed one year of graduate legal studies at the Université de Paris II. Mr. Mulroy commenced his legal career at the Macleod Dixon law firm in Calgary, Alberta, where he practiced until 1989. He has since progressed through various positions at Royal Trust, Gentra Inc. and Brookfield Properties Corporation until 2003, rising to SVP, Strategic Development and Legal. He was SVP, General Counsel and Secretary with Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc., a principal real estate subsidiary of la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, from 2003 to 2009. At the time of the creation of this fund, he was counsel with the Heenan Blaikie law firm. Mr. Mulroy is married to Jacqueline Mulroy (née Murphy) and they have four children. The donor wishes to thank the Government of Ontario for their matching contributions through its Ontario Trust for Student Support Program


To provide financial support to a student in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section (JD program), while recognizing their solid academic standing and substantive commitment to extracurricular involvement in athletics, the arts or the community.


Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be registered full-time in the JD program at the Common Law Section;

2. have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa;

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

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

5. demonstrate solid academic standing; and

6. demonstrate extracurricular involvement in athletics, arts and/or community service.

Value of the Award: Variable

Number of Awards: One

Frequency of the Award: Annual

Level of the Award: JD

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, and should include the Financial Questionnaire.


[1] OTSS: Ontario Trust Student Support

2 OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program