Maurice Law Scholarship (OTSS) (742220100851)
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ENDOWED FUND
NAME OF ENDOWED FUND (OTSS  )
MAURICE LAW SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2006 by a generous gift from Maurice Law, Barristers and Solicitors. Maurice Law is a boutique law firm specializing in Indigenous and treaty rights advocacy. Maurice Law is based in Calgary, Alberta.
The donor wishes to thank the Government of Ontario which helped create this fund through its generous matching contributions.
PURPOSE OF FUND
To support a full-time undergraduate student at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, who has a demonstrated interest in promoting and protecting the rights of Indigenous people in Canada.
The applicant must:
1. be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
2. be registered as a full-time student in the JD program at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa;
3. be an Ontario resident, as per OSAP  regulations;
4. demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa;
5. have a good academic record; and
6. demonstrate an interest in the promotion and protection of the rights of Indigenous people in Canada.
Note: Preference will be given to law students who are First Nations, Inuit or Métis. These applicants will be asked to provide documented proof of Indigenous identity, in accordance with the requirements of the University of Ottawa Eligibility for Focused Admissions, Scholarships and Bursarie for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis People administrative procedure.
Value of Award: Minimum $500
Number of Awards : Variable
Frequency of Award: Annual
Level of Award: JD
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 the uoZone portal, and should include:
1. the Financial Questionnaire;
2. the Curriculum Vitae on Online Scholarships and Bursaries;
3. a letter (max. 500 words) outlining the applicant’s interest in the promotion and protection of the rights of Indigenous people in Canada; and
4. documented proof of Indigenous identity, in accordance with the requirements of the University of Ottawa Eligibility for Focused Admissions, Scholarships, and Bursaries for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis People administrative procedure, if applicable.