Hyman Soloway Scholarship (OSOTF) (741220101929)



Hyman Soloway Scholarship


This fund was created by Martin Teplitsky in memory of Mr. Hyman Soloway. Hyman Soloway was educated at Queen's University and Osgoode Hall and was certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. He graduated in 1939 and recommenced practice in 1945 following his discharge from the Canadian Army. During his distinguished legal career, Hyman has practised in almost all areas of the law, but with an emphasis on corporate and commercial matters. From 1970 to 1978, he was counsel to the National Energy Board, and he also served as a director of major Canadian corporations. In addition to his professional endeavours, he was actively involved in community and public affairs as a member of the Canadian Jewish Congress, President of the Ottawa Jewish Community Council, and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Carleton University, where he received an LL.D, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ottawa Civic Hospital, and on the Board of Governors of Ottawa University where he received a second LL.D. A Chair in Trade and Business Law has been established in his name at the Faculty of Law at Ottawa University. The founder of this fund thanks the University of Ottawa and the Government of Ontario for their matching contributions.


To provide financial support to students entering the first year English-language JD Program at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section whose education would otherwise be compromised.


Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be admitted full-time in the first year of the English-language JD Program at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa;

2. be an Ontario resident, as per OSAP rules;

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

4. demonstrate academic excellence; and

5. demonstrate an interest for social justice issues.


Value of the Award: Minimum $2,500

Number of Awards: Variable

Frequency of the Award: Annual

Level of the Award: JD

Application Contact: Financial Aid and Awards Service

Application Deadline: May 1


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. a brief statement demonstrating the applicant’s interest in social justice issues.