Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) Imagination Scholarship (712240300859)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN NON-ENDOWED FUND

 

TITLE OF NON-ENDOWED FUND

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) Imagination Scholarship

                                                                                                  

INTRODUCTION

This scholarship has been established with the intent to financially aid students of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Ottawa in pursuing scholastic and career building related activities that ultimately aid in their overall student experience. This scholarship builds on an idea that while knowledge can be directly supported through the University, imagination which is often built on new and personally transformative initiatives needs further financial support.

As Albert Einstein put it best, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create".

PURPOSE OF FUND

To award a scholarship to a student at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs of the University of Ottawa who is pursuing one or more of the following activities:

  • internships aligned or not directly aligned to the University of Ottawa;
  • student exchanges (national or international);
  • student led projects with students of other institutions;
  • summer courses in other institutions;
  • conferences to present papers and/or promote the school or student initiatives; and
  • any scholastic activity the designated Board Members deem acceptable for the benefit of the student.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

  1. be registered as a full-time student at the Graduate School of Public an International Affairs of the University of Ottawa; and
  2. be engaging in one or more of the following activities:
  • internships aligned or not directly aligned to the University of Ottawa;
  • student exchanges (national or international);
  • student led projects with students of other institutions;
  • summer courses in other institutions;
  • conferences to present papers and/or promote the school or student initiatives; and
  • any scholastic activity the designated Board Members deem acceptable for the benefit of the student.

Value of the award:              Variable 

Number of awards:               Variable

Frequency of the award:      Annually

Level or program of study:   Graduate

Application contact:             GSPIA

Application deadline:           February 28

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through the uoZone portal, and should include:
  1. a letter from the applicant (max. 500 words) describing the activities in which they are taking part. The letter must be accompanied by supporting documentation; and
  2. a document outlining additional fundraising efforts (e.g. proof of receiving/application of other scholarships).