Louise Tardif Travel Grant (OTSS) (762220102321)

Louise Tardif Travel Grant
The Louise Tardif Travel Grant was set up in 2007 by University of Ottawa graduate Louise Tardif (BCom ’86), a member of the University’s Board of Governors.
Louise Tardif has occupied the positions of Vice-President of the National Bank Financial and Manager of the Ottawa office. With 18 years of service at NBF, she supervised a team of approximately 20 professional investment advisors. Since her retirement from her position as Vice-President of the National Bank Financial, in 2008, she has been a board member of a number of organizations, including OP Trust, a pension plan worth more than $16 billion, the Investors’ Advisory Group for the Ontario Securities Commission, and the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. She has been board chairperson of the Eastern Ontario Development Corporation and the Sophie Steadman Bursary. She currently chairs the board of directors of the Centretown Community Health Centre.
Recognized by the local business community for her outstanding contribution to improving the professional status of women and the status of women in general, she received in 1992 the Business Woman of the Year Award in the “Business and Professions” category and was awarded the 1998 Trudeau Medal by the University of Ottawa.

Her love of travel and exploration has led her to establish a grant for students who share the same interests.Travel shapes youth.
The donor thanks the Government of Ontario, which helped create this fund through its generous matching contributions.
Grant financial assistance to a student at the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the Faculty of Arts wishing to further the development of his or her knowledge through an international internship or a presentation at an international conference.
Eligibility Criteria
The applicant must:
1.      be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a person with the protected/refugee status;
2.      be registered full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa;
3.      be an Ontario resident, as per OSAP[2] rules;
4.      demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa; and
5.      demonstrate an interest in acquiring international and intercultural skills through an international academic, research or fieldwork internship as part of a course accredited by the University of Ottawa, or a presentation at an international conference.
Value of the Award:                      Maximum $1,500
Number of Awards:                      Variable
Frequency of the Award:            Annual
Level of the Award:                       Undergraduate and graduate
Application Contact:                    Financial Aid and Awards Service
Application Deadline:                   February 28
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.      proof of acceptance for the international internship by the applicant’s academic unit, or proof of registration to the conference.
[1] OTSS: Ontario Trust Student Support
[2] OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program