Mercedes Germaine Klein Memorial Bursary (OSOTF) (762220101358)



Mercedes Germaine Klein Memorial Bursary


With the support of family and friends, Leslie (Coates), Randy, Robin and Steve established the Mercedes Germaine Klein Memorial Bursary in 1999 in memory of their mother, Mercedes Germaine Klein (BA'78). Mrs. Klein started her university studies at McGill University but left to raise her family. Twenty-three years later, she became a single mother, returned to school and graduated from Lafortune College with a secretarial diploma. While working full-time as secretary to the Dean of Arts at Algonquin College, she also studied part-time at Carleton University and proudly obtained her first bachelor=s degree in 1969. In 1978, she obtained a B.A. Honours degree in French-English translation. When this fund was created, Mrs. Klein had completed two-thirds of the Spanish Translation graduate program at the University of Ottawa School of Translation and Interpretation. Her children wish to recognize her strong affiliation to the School and honour the tradition linking their family to the University of Ottawa. Their grandfather, Louis Dagenais, was also a University of Ottawa alumnus.

The founders of this fund wish to thank the donors, as well as the Government of Ontario who helped create this fund through their generous matching contribution.


Award an annual bursary to a single parent registered at the School of Translation and Interpretation of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa.


Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be registered as a student in the School of Translation and Interpretation of the University of Ottawa;

2. meet the Ontario residency requirement, as per OSAP [2] rules;

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

4. take at least 3 courses (9 credits) per semester; and

5. be a single parent.

Value of the award: $500 to $700

Number of awards: Minimum one

Frequency of the award: Annual

Level or program of study: Undergraduate or graduate

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:

1. the Financial Questionnaire; and

2. proof of the applicant’s status as a single parent.


[1] OSOTF: Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund

[2] OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program