Maurice Law Scholarship (OTSS) (742220100851)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ENDOWED FUND

NAME OF ENDOWED FUND (OTSS [1] )

                              Maurice Law Scholarship

INTRODUCTION

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 aboriginal 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 Aboriginal people in Canada.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

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 [2] 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 Aboriginal people in Canada.

Note: Preference will be given to law students who are First Nations, Inuit or Métis.

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

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;

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 Aboriginal people in Canada; and

4. a proof of the applicant’s aboriginal origin, if applicable (optional supporting document).

 

[1] OTSS: Ontario Trust Student Support

[2] OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program