Dr. Dalton J.P. McGuinty Sr. Scholarship Fund (OSOTF) (722220101397)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ENDOWED FUND

TITLE OF ENDOWED FUND (OTSS [1] )


Dr. Dalton J. P. McGuinty Sr. Scholarship Fund


INTRODUCTION

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.


SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

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 [2] 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


APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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.

 

[1] OTSS: Ontario Trust for Student Support

[2] OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program