Jean Herbiet Fund (OSOTF) (762220101207)
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ENDOWED FUND
NAME OF ENDOWMENT FUND (OSOTF)
JEAN HERBIET FUND
The fund was established in 1999 by Théâtre Action.
An avid supporter of Théâtre Action until his death in March 2008, Jean Herbiet is honoured for his commitment to French-language theatre in Canada through this fund. Born in Belgium, Jean Herbiet became the Artistic Director of French-language theatre at the National Arts Centre in 1971. He taught at the University of Ottawa for more than 30 years, sharing his experience with students of all ages. Well-known as an actor, comedian, director and producer, Jean Herbiet’s name and reputation shall live on through this scholarship.
Théâtre Action was created in 1972 by a group of actors who believed in the vibrancy of French-language theatre in Ontario. The organisation helps develop and promote the Franco-Ontarian theatre community. As a key catalyst for growth in the broader Franco-Ontarian community, Théâtre Action focuses its activities on creating conditions that foster an active and visible theatre community. As such, it works with professional companies, free-lancers, community-based companies and school communities to help meet their needs.
The donor organisation thanks the Alumni Association of the University of Ottawa and the Government of Ontario which helped create this fund through their generous matching contributions.
PURPOSE OF FUND
To provide financial assistance to Ontario students registered to an undergraduate or master’s program in French at the Department of Theatre at the University of Ottawa whose education would otherwise be compromised.
The applicant must:
1. be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a person with the protected/refugee status;
2. be admitted or registered as a full-time student to an undergraduate or master’s program in French at the Department of Theatre of the University of Ottawa;
3. be an Ontario resident as per OSAP  rules; and
4. demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa.
Value of the Award: Variable
Number of Awards: Variable
Frequency of the Award: Annual
Level of the Award: Undergraduate and master’s
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:
1. the Financial Questionnaire; and
2. a copy of the applicant’s transcript.