J.P. Bickell Foundation Mining Scholarship (722200300134)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ANNUAL FUND
 
NAME OF ANNUAL FUND
 

J.P. BICKELL FOUNDATION MINING SCHOLARSHIP

INTRODUCTION
John Paris "J. P." Bickell (September 26, 1884 – August 22, 1951) was a Canadian businessman, philanthropist, and sports team owner. He was inducted into both the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame and the Hockey Hall of Fame for his contributions to these industries.
 
Upon his death, the J. P. Bickell Foundation was established, with 5% of its earnings directed toward mining scholarships in Ontario universities and colleges, including funding for students at the University of Ottawa.
 
PURPOSE OF FUND
To offer financial assistance to students in the field of mining, including the geological and geophysical fields (i.e. environmental geosciences, geological sciences, earth sciences and mining engineering). The funds can be used to assist with tuition costs. A portion of the funds may also be directed toward student costs for mining related expenses or field study courses (at the discretion of the Selection Committee).
 
SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS
Eligibility Criteria
The applicant must:

  1. be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a person with the protected/refugee status or an international student;
  2. have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies and be registered in a course of study related to the field of mining, including the geological and geophysical fields (i.e. environmental geosciences, geological sciences, earth sciences and mining-related engineering);
  3. demonstrate an active interest in the mining industry;
  4. have attained a minimum academic average of “B.”; and
  5. be continuing his/her program into the following academic year.
 
Value of the award:                  Minimum $2,000[1]
Number of awards:                  Variable
Frequency of the award:        Annual
Level or program of study:    Undergraduate
Application contact:                Financial Aid and Awards Service
Application deadline:              October 31
 
Note: If at the time of the selection process the Selection Committee is aware of an upcoming mining-related field trip in Ontario and if the number of qualified applicants permits, the additional funds may be allocated to assist with student expenses for the field trip, at its discretion.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through www.uozone.uOttawa.ca, and should include:
  1. a non-official copy of the applicant’s transcript;
  2. a letter from the applicant (500 words maximum), demonstrating his/her interest in the field/industry of mining; and
  3. a declaration by the applicant of any other funding, awards or scholarships received for the year of application.
 
[1] Applicants demonstrating a very active interest in pursuing mining, as evidenced by their application letter, should receive proportionally larger scholarships.