Bansoba Admission Scholarship for Black Students (741200305403)

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NAME OF NON-ENDOWED FUND

BANSOBA ADMISSION SCHOLARSHIP FOR BLACK STUDENTS

INTRODUCTION

This scholarship was created thanks to Ruth Bansoba, a graduate of the Civil Law Section class of 2020. Arriving in Canada in 2001 as a refugee, she was the first of eight children to receive a university degree, in law with distinction. During the 2019–2020 academic year, she set out to establish a chapter of the Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA) at the University of Ottawa — Civil Law Section, and served as its president.

This scholarship could not have been possible without the support of the University of Ottawa Civil Law Section, the uOttawa BLSA (Civil Law Section) and many generous donors.

PURPOSE OF FUND

To encourage young Blacks to consider a career in law by providing financial aid starting in first year. The scholarship will be awarded to a Black student who demonstrates financial need, commitment to the Black community, perseverance and a passion to succeed.

SCHOLARSHIP 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 admitted into an undergraduate program at the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa;

3. demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa;

4. demonstrate involvement in the Black community; and

5. have shown perseverance in the face of adversity.

Value of the award: $1,000

Number of awards: One

Frequency of the award: Annual

Level or program of study: Undergraduate

Application contact: Financial Aid and Awards Service

Application deadline: March 31

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through the uoZone portal, and should include:

1. the Financial Questionnaire;

2. the Curriculum Vitae on Online Scholarships and Bursaries; and

3. a letter from the applicant (max. 500 words) that outlines his/her involvement in the Black community as well as the perseverance shown in the face of adversity.