Robert Pitfield Entrance Scholarship (OSOTF) (741220101922)



Robert Pitfield Entrance Scholarship


Rob Pitfield is Executive Vice-President, International Banking, responsible for all of the Bank's retail and commercial operations outside of Canada. Rob joined the Commercial Banking operations of Scotiabank in 1983. Over the years, he has worked in various positions in Commercial and Retail Banking. In 1990, he was promoted to Senior Vice-President, Card Products and Marketing, and the following year, he also took on responsibility for Retail Marketing. In 1996, he was appointed Senior Vice-President, International Banking, responsible for the Caribbean and Central America. In 1998, he returned to Retail Products and Marketing as Executive Vice-President. He was appointed Executive Vice-President and Group Head, Wealth Management, responsible for Scotiabank's domestic wealth management operations, in 1999. He returned to International Banking and his current position in 2003. Rob holds directorships with several of Scotiabank's subsidiaries and affiliates. He was Chairman of the Finance Division of the United Way in 2001, and is currently a Director of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Foundation. Mr. Pitfield has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto. He earned his law degree from the University of Ottawa, and he is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is married and has four children. The donor thanks the Government of Ontario, which helped to create this fund through its generous matching contribution.


To provide financial assistance to a student entering in first year at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section.


Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be admitted full-time to the first year of the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa;

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

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

4. demonstrate academic excellence.

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


Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through, and should include the Financial Questionnaire.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must apply through the Admission Bursary – English JD Program (99950) or Admission Bursary - French JD Program (99948).


[1] OSOTF: Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund

[2] OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program