Dr. Dalton J.P. McGuinty Sr. Scholarship Fund (OSOTF) (722220101397)
TITLE OF ENDOWED FUND (OTSS  )
Dr. Dalton J. P. McGuinty Sr. Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in honour of Dr. Dalton J. P. McGuinty Sr. by his wife and children. Dr. McGuinty served as professor of English Literature for 30 years in the Department of English at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ottawa. Professor McGuinty distinguished himself not only as an exceptional teacher, but as an individual who encouraged students from modest backgrounds, or who had faced adversity in their lives, to pursue a balanced liberal arts university education.
The donors thank the Alumni Association and the Government of Ontario who helped create this fund through their generous matching contribution.
PURPOSE OF FUND
To provide financial assistance to students registered in the second, third or fourth year of a program at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ottawa and whose education would otherwise be compromised.
The applicant must:
1. be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a person with the protected/refugee status;
2. be registered as a full-time student in the second, third or fourth year of a program at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ottawa;
3. meet the Ontario residency requirement, as per OSAP  rules;
4. demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa;
5. have a minimum GPA of at least 7.5;
6. have demonstrated courage overcoming hardship, i.e. have had to face serious physical and/or personal difficulties; and
7. be involved in extracurricular activities and demonstrate proven ability to balance school, work and volunteering as a means of being self-sufficient.
Value of the award: Variable
Number of awards: Variable
Frequency of the award: Annual
Renewable: Yes, upon application
Level or program of study: 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 letter from the applicant describing his/her courage overcoming hardship and describing his/her extracurricular activities and proven ability to balance school, work and volunteering as a means of being self-sufficient.