Portugal - Gaspar Côrte Real Scholarship Portuguese Language and Culture Fund (722200301794)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ENDOWED FUND

NAME OF ENDOWMENT FUND

Portugal – Gaspar Côrte Real – Scholarship 
Portuguese Language and Culture Fund

INTRODUCTION

This fund was established through the initiative of Mr. Carlos Gomes da Silva, Counsellor for Social and Cultural Affairs at the Portuguese Embassy and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts, of the University of Ottawa, who has decided to donate his annual remuneration as teacher of Portuguese courses at the University. Gaspar Côrte Real was a Portuguese explorer. The youngest of three sons of Joad Vaz Corte Real (who himself may have visited Newfoundland before John Cabot), he supposedly lived in Lisbon as a servant to the Duke of Beja, who later became King Manuel of Portugal. In 1500, he received a charter from King Manuel to discover and claim jurisdiction over lands in the New World. On reaching North American Shores he found a land full of large trees and fertile soil, which he named Terra Verte (Greenland). The following year, he returned with three ships and travelled along what was probably the coast of Labrador and the Island of Newfoundland. The ships separated, probably along the southern part of Newfoundland. Two ships returned to Portugal, but Corte Real’s seems to have headed in a southern direction and he was never heard from again.

OBJECTIVE OF THE FUND

The purpose of the fund is to recognize excellence in the area of Portuguese Language and Culture studies at the University of Ottawa.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be registered as a full-time student at the University of Ottawa;

2. have completed at least two courses in Portuguese offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures; and

3. demonstrate academic excellence.

Value of the Award: Minimum $500

Number of Awards: Variable

Frequency of the Award: Annual

Level of the Award: 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.