Jim Ryan Class of 1975 Scholarship (OSOTF) (742220102256)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ENDOWED FUND

NAME OF ENDOWMENT FUND (OTSS [1] )

Jim Ryan Class of 1975 Scholarship Fund

INTRODUCTION

This fund was established thanks to the contribution of J. Bruce Carr-Harris of Borden Ladner Gervais and those of Jim’s family, classmates and friends who contributed towards this scholarship.

Mr. Carr-Harris established this Fund in memory of Jim Ryan, Class of 1975. Jim is fondly remembered by his classmates for his wit and humour during the sometimes anxious days of their first year at law school. Jim never forgot that the serious business of being a law student did not mean that one must always be serious. It seemed that wherever Jim was to be found in the law school there was always laughter.

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

PURPOSE OF FUND

To award a scholarship to the first-year student who contributed most to the enjoyment of his or her classmates during their first year of law school.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a person with the protected/refugee status;

2. be registered to the first year of the JD program at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section;

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

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

5. have been nominated by classmates from the first-year class of the JD program at the Common Law Section as the student who contributed most to their enjoyment during their first year of law school.

Value of the Award: Minimum $1,000

Number of Awards: One

Frequency of the Award: Annual

Level of the Award: JD

Application Contact: Financial Aid Administrator, Common Law Section

Application Deadline: March 15

NOMINATION PROCEDURE

A call for nominations will be sent by the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section to all students registered to the first year of the JD program, asking them to nominate classmates who contributed to the enjoyment of their first year of law school. Nominators will be asked to submit a letter providing examples of how the nominee contributed to the enjoyment of the first year of law school.

Only candidates who have been contacted by the Common Law Section following their nominations will be eligible for this scholarship.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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. the Curriculum Vitae on Online Scholarships and Bursaries

 

[1] OTSS: Ontario Trust Student Support

[2] OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program