Maurice and Claudette Larocque Cello Scholarship (722200302203)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ANNUAL FUND

TITLE OF ANNUAL FUND

Maurice and Claudette Larocque

Cello Scholarship

INTRODUCTION

This fund was created by Guy Larocque, at the time 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.

 

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be registered as a full-time undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Music Program (performance option) at the School of Music of the Faculty of Arts;

2. have the cello as his/her principal instrument; and

3. be in excellent academic standing.

Value of the award: $1,000

Number of awards: One

Frequency of the award: Annual

Level or program of study: Undergraduate

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

No application is required. The scholarship will be awarded automatically.