Bennett Student Admissions Award (OTSS) (722220102248)



Bennett Student Admissions Award


The Bennett Student Admissions Award was established by the Bennett Family Foundation to benefit undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa. This prestigious award will help recipients with the escalating cost of tuition. As a result, students will incur less debt upon graduation and be better able to take positions that serve their communities.

This award was created by Dr. Avie Bennett, C.C., O.Ont. Dr. Bennett was Chancellor of York University from 1998 to 2004 and currently holds the position of Chancellor Emeritus at York. He is the recipient of a Doctor of University from the University of Ottawa (1997); a Doctor of Laws from the University of Toronto (1995) and a Doctor of Letters from York University (2004).

Dr. Bennett has made immense contributions to Ontario’s direction as Chair of McClelland & Stewart; Chair of The Historica Foundation of Canada and a member of the board of trustees of the Art Gallery of Ontario. In 2001 he co-chaired the Canadian Democracy and Corporate Accountability Commission and he has been a member of many cultural, educational and government agencies over the past thirty years.

The Bennett Family Foundation thanks the Government of Ontario which helped create this fund through its generous matching contributions.


To provide financial assistance to a first-year student registered full-time at the Faculty of Arts, whose studies may otherwise be compromised.


Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be registered full-time as a first-year undergraduate student at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ottawa;

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

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

Note: Special consideration will given to members of a visible minority or aboriginal group as per the census data published by Statistics Canada.

Value of the Award: $1,500

Number of Awards: Minimum three

Frequency of the Award: 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 should include:

1. the Financial Questionnaire; and

2. if applicable, documentation that supports the applicant’s status as a member of a visible minority or aboriginal group as per the census data published by Statistics Canada.


[1] OTSS: Ontario Trust Student Support

[2] OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program