Gaston Héon Graduate Scholarships in History (OSOTF) (762220101240)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ENDOWED FUND

NAME OF ENDOWMENT FUND (OSOTF [1] )

GASTON HÉON GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS IN HISTORY

INTRODUCTION

This fund was established in 1998 in keeping with the will of the late Gaston Héon. Mr. Héon (1934-1993) took up his studies anew in 1991, registering for an honours degree in history at the University of Ottawa. He was awarded the degree posthumously in October 1998. An ardent defender of a balanced, humanist education, Mr. Héon donated a considerable amount to the University through his will for the creation of scholarships designed to meet the financial needs of deserving graduate history students. Since October 1998, the building at 157 Séraphin Marion Street, which formerly housed the Department of History, carries the name ‘Gaston Héon House’.

The Estate of Gaston Héon thanks the Government of Ontario who helped create this fund through its generous matching contributions.

PURPOSE OF THE FUND

This scholarship would provide financial aid to deserving students registered in a graduate studies program at the Department of History. For doctoral students, the scholarship would help cover the costs of research, including travel expenses. Each year, at least one scholarship is awarded to a master’s student whose first language or language of study is French and whenever possible, a set number of scholarships will be awarded to deserving students freshly admitted into the master’s program.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be a full-time student, registered in a graduate studies program at the Department of History at the University of Ottawa;

2. be an Ontario resident, as per OSAP [2] regulations;

3. demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa;

4. demonstrate academic excellence; and

5. have completed his/her comprehensive exam or, in very exceptional circumstances, be writing his/her master’s thesis.

Value of the Award: Minimum $2,000

Number of Awards: Variable

Frequency of the Award: Annual

Level of the Award: Graduate

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

www.uozone.uOttawa.ca, and should include the Financial Questionnaire.
 

[1] OSOTF: Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund

[2] OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program