Victoria Johnson Memorial Student Aid Fund (762200302815)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ANNUAL FUND

TITLE OF ANNUAL FUND

VIctoria Johnson Memorial student aid Fund

INTRODUCTION

This fund was established in the memory of Victoria Sian Johnson who passed away unexpectedly from complications arising from epilepsy in September 2014. Victoria graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in International Development and Globalization in 2010. Three years later, she returned to the University of Ottawa and enrolled in the Telfer School of Management to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a specialization in Accounting. During her all too short life, she faced more than her fair share of medical issues (at age 6, cancer and the effects of chemotherapy, and when she was 19, the onset of epilepsy) and, like many of her generation, the frustration of working hard for a degree and finding no work at the end of it. Each time, she gathered herself and moved forward without ever losing the sweetness, sense of humour and compassion which defined her character.

More than anything else Victoria wanted to live like anyone else, and to all outward appearances, she did so. This masked the effort that she put in every day to deal with the anxieties arising from her medical issues as well as dealing with the normal everyday stresses and strains of being a student. Her personal experience with these matters and her understanding of how they could undermine a person’s ability to succeed made her willing to help when she could.

This fund is in memory of her compassion and her bravery.

PURPOSE OF FUND

Financially support a student from the Telfer School of Management who has a physical, psychological or learning disability. The fund is intended to respond to a need or a setback that arises during the school year.

FUND DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

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

  2. be registered as a full-time student in a program at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa; and

  3. be a student who has a physical, psychological or learning disability. The fund is intended to respond to a need or a setback that arises during the school year.

    Value of the award: Variable

    Number of awards: Variable

    Frequency of the award: Variable

    Level or program of study: Undergraduate and graduate

    Application contact: Director, Student Services Centre, Telfer School of Management

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    A completed application form (available at the Student Services Centre of the Telfer School of Management) and a medical certificate as proof of eligibility must be submitted to the Director, Student Services Centre, Telfer School of Management. Any student who wishes to have help completing the application form may make an appointment with a Student Advisor in the Student Services Centre.