Jim Ryan Class of 1975 Scholarship (OSOTF) (742220102256)
NAME OF ENDOWMENT FUND (OTSS  )
Jim Ryan Class of 1975 Scholarship Fund
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.
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  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
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.
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
 OTSS: Ontario Trust Student Support
 OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program