Maurice and Claudette Larocque Cello Scholarship (722200302203)
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR A NON-ENDOWED FUND
TITLE OF NON-ENDOWED FUND
This fund was created by Guy Larocque, director of Alumni Relations at the University of Ottawa, in honour of his parents. The donor recognizes the importance of scholarships to students to allow them to continue their education and concentrate on their studies without being unduly distracted by financial concerns. Maurice and Claudette Larocque, with their lifelong interest in music, encouraged their son to pursue his passion for music at his own tempo. This scholarship was created to help ensure that music, and in particular music for string instruments, will continue to be taught and performed at the University of Ottawa. This scholarship will provide encouragement to a student studying cello and who shows great promise.
Maurice Larocque was a pharmacist by profession and worked in the Saguenay and Mauricie regions. He was born in 1924 and died in the fall of 2001. Throughout his younger years, he excelled in voice and developed a deep overall appreciation for music. The music of Chopin in particular held a special place in his heart.
Claudette (Néron) Larocque was born in 1926. She is an accomplished painter and has always encouraged artistic expression in those around her, whether through writing poetry, drawing, playing or composing music or some other art form. A very creative woman, she continues to astonish her friends and family with her imagination, her generosity and her craftsmanship.
PURPOSE OF FUND
The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a student cellist who demonstrates exceptional ability.
The applicant must:
- be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a person with the protected/refugee status or an international student;
- be registered as a full-time undergraduate student in a Bachelor of Music program (including the BMus combined programs) at the School of Music of the Faculty of Arts; and
- demonstrate outstanding potential as a cellist.
Value of the award: $1,000
Number of awards: One
Frequency of the award: Annual
Level or program of study: Undergraduate
No application is required. The scholarship will be awarded automatically.