Lori Beckerman Scholarship (742200303964)



Lori Beckerman Scholarship


This scholarship was generously created in memory of Lori Beckerman. She was best friend to husband Richard Marceau, mother extraordinaire to Michel and Olivier and esteemed colleague at the Department of Justice. She was a passionate advocate, visionary, natural leader, friend and mentor for all who knew her. Lori graduated from the University of Western Ontario law school in 1993 and worked as a prosecutor in Brampton and Ottawa before joining the Department of Justice in 2003. She worked in various units in the department, including CSIS, the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section, Immigration and Corrections. Her ability to find solutions to complex legal and policy issues was second only to her giving and mentoring spirit. Friends and colleagues enjoyed her honesty, frankness, sharp sense of humour and no-nonsense attitude. The impression that she left on everyone who knew her remains with all of us. She lost her battle with cancer at the age of 52 on October 10, 2014. To honour Lori’s life and pass on her legacy of love and leadership, her family, friends and colleagues would like to provide financial support to law students committed to bilingualism.


Award a scholarship to a student at the Faculty of Law in recognition of their efforts to promote bilingualism in their community.


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 registered as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student at the Faculty of Law (Common Law or Civil Law Section) of the University of Ottawa; and

3. be taking courses in both English and French; OR

4. have distinguished themselves through their efforts to promote bilingualism in their community (involvement in bilingual activities and associations, planning and organization of bilingual events or activities, etc.).

Value of the award: Minimum $1,000

Number of awards: Variable

Frequency of the award: Annual

Level or program of study: Undergraduate

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. a copy of the applicant’s transcript;

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

3. a letter of recommendation highlighting the applicant’s efforts to promote bilingualism in their community (optional).