Société des Amis Canada-France Scholarship (OSOTF) (762220101725)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ENDOWED FUND
 
NAME OF ENDOWMENT FUND (OTSS[1])
 

SOCIÉTÉ DES AMIS CANADA-FRANCE SCHOLARSHIP
 
INTRODUCTION
This fund was created in 2004, the year marking the 400th anniversary of the first European settlement in North America, established by the French. The Société des Amis Canada-France, an officially registered not-for-profit organization, was established in 1999 and incorporated in Ottawa in February 2002 under the name Les Amis de la Fédération Canada-France. The organization gathers francophones and francophiles from the greater Ottawa area in an effort to support the Fédération Canada-France in its mission to stengthen Canada-France relations.
 
Specifically, the organization draws individuals from all walks of life who take an interest both in societal issues and in political, economic, scientific and cultural relations from a Canada-France perspective. As a multidisciplinary local forum for the promotion of Canada-France relations and for the exchange of views and insights, it not only gives exposure but also formally contributes to the efforts of those committed to promoting and highlighting Canada-France relations (authors, journalists, teachers, documentalists, academics, students, business people, scientists and diplomats).
 
By offering this scholarship, the Société des Amis Canada-France wants to provide a catalyst for a long-lasting youth movement in Canada-France relations. The organization thanks the government of Ontario for providing matching funds through the OTSS.
 
PURPOSE OF FUND
To provide financial assistance to francophone students in need.
 
SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS
Eligibility Criteria:
The applicants must:
1.        be registered as a full-time student in a program offered in French, either in second year at the undergraduate level or in more advanced level at the University of Ottawa.
2.        be Ontario residents, as per OSAP rules;
3.        be Canadian citizens;
4.        demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa; and
5.        demonstrate an interest in Canada-France relations.
 
Value of the award            Minimum $500
Number of awards:            Variable
Frequency of the award:  Annual
Level of the award:            All study levels, except for first-year 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 the uoZone portal, and should include:
1.      the Financial Questionnaire;
2.      an unofficial copy of the applicant’s academic transcript; and
  1. an essay outlining the applicant’s interest for Canada-France relations (maximum 250 words).
 
[1] OTSS: Ontario Trust Student Support