Pierre-Yves and Pierrette Boucher Scholarship (OSOTF) (742120102028)



 Pierre-Yves and Pierrette Boucher Scholarship

A native of Ottawa and a three-time graduate from the University of Ottawa, Pierre-Yves Boucher arrived on campus in 1954 and earned a bachelor of arts (1962), an LLB (1965) and a graduate diploma in law (1966). As an outstanding student, he exemplified leadership skills and academic achievement as a gold medal winner and top student in common law in 1965 and as the 1966 recipient of the Barreau de Paris medal granted to the top doctoral civil law student.

It is also at the University that Mr. Boucher met his wife, Pierrette, whose dedication and encouragement would support him throughout a remarkable career. This scholarship is named for them both in recognition of her major role in Pierre-Yves Boucher’s successful legal career.

In 1967 he was called to the bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada and became assistant to the vice-president (academic), a position which he held until 1971, when he entered private practice as a partner in the Ottawa legal firm of Séguin, Landriault, Patenaude & Boucher.

In 1975, he returned to the University as legal counsel until 1982. He was then appointed to the position of associate executive director and legal counsel, and later as executive vice-president and legal counsel of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada from 1982 to 1990.

In commemoration of Mr. Boucher’s outstanding achievements, the University has created the Pierre-Yves and Pierrette Boucher Scholarship Fund. This fund will become a major endowment fund offering, in perpetuity, scholarships to deserving undergraduate students in the French Common Law program.

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


To provide financial assistance to students who are registered in the French Common Law program at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, and who demonstrate financial need.


Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must:

  1. be registered full-time in the first year of the JD program in French at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa;
  2. be an Ontario resident, as per OSAP[1] rules; and
  3. demonstrate financial need, as determined by the University of Ottawa Financial Aid and Awards Service.


The scholarship will be renewable for the duration of the French Common Law program, provided the recipient maintains a minimum CGPA of 5.0.

  • Value of the Award:  Minimum $2,000
  • 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.

1OSOTF: Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund. 

[1]OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program