Jackie Larocque Violin Scholarship (OSOTF) (722220101916)
NAME OF ENDOWMENT FUND (OSOTF  )
Jackie Larocque Violin Scholarship
The fund was established in memory of Jackie Larocque by her daughters Cynthia, Maryse, Deirdre and Jocelyn, and friends and family. Born at the start of World War I, Jackie grew to adulthood during the Great Depression. She had a big musical talent, comfortable with both violin and piano. Violin training led her to play with the Ottawa Symphony in the 1930s, but she was never able to pursue her musical studies at the university level because of the financial impediments imposed by the advent of the Depression. Instead of continuing in school, she went to work to support herself and to help her family put her brother through university. Jackie wanted her daughters to have what she missed growing up in hard economic times - a chance at an advanced education. In that spirit, her daughters initiated a scholarship to perpetuate her name and her memory by providing support for talented violin students needing financial assistance.
The donor thanks the Government of Ontario, which helped create this fund through its generous matching contributions.
PURPOSE OF FUND
To provide financial assistance to students registered in the Baccalaureate in Music (B.Mus.), Violin Performance option, at the School of Music, Faculty of Arts of the University of Ottawa.
The applicant must:
1. be registered full-time in the Baccalaureate of Music (B.Mus), Violin Performance option, at the School of Music, Faculty of Arts 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; and
4. demonstrate academic and performance 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
Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through https://scholarships.uottawa.ca, and should include the Financial Questionnaire.