Gaston Héon Graduate Research Scholarships in History (712220103875)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ENDOWED FUND

NAME OF ENDOWMENT FUND (OSOTF[1])

GASTON HÉON GRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS IN HISTORY

INTRODUCTION

This fund was established in 1998 in keeping with the will of the late Gaston Héon. Mr. Héon (1934-1993) took up his studies anew in 1991, registering for an honours degree in history at the University of Ottawa. He was awarded the degree posthumously in October 1998. An ardent defender of a balanced, humanist education, Mr. Héon donated a considerable amount to the University through his will for the creation of scholarships designed to meet the financial needs of deserving graduate history students. Since October 1998, the building at 157 Séraphin Marion Street, which formerly housed the Department of History, carries the name ‘Gaston Héon House’.

The Estate of Gaston Héon thanks the Government of Ontario who helped create this fund through its generous matching contributions.

PURPOSE OF THE FUND

This scholarship would provide financial assistance to deserving students registered in a graduate studies program at the Department of History. The scholarship covers all or part of the costs of research, including travel, accommodation, food and other expenses.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be registered full-time in a graduate studies program at the Department of History;

2. be an Ontario resident as per OSAP regulations;

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

4. demonstrate academic excellence.

Note: Priority will be given to doctoral students who have completed their comprehensive exam but applications from MA students will be given consideration based on the need to travel outside Ottawa for Archival material to complete their memoir or thesis.

Value of the Award: Variable

Number of Awards: Variable

Frequency of the Award: Annual

Level of the Award: Graduate

Application Contact: Financial Aid and Awards Service

Application Deadline: February 28

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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 full description of all foreseen expenses including travel, accommodation, food, and research costs.

 

[1] OSOTF: Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund