Rule of Law Scholarship for Indigenous Students (742200103967)

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NAME OF NON ENDOWED FUND

 

Rule of Law Scholarship for Indigenous students

 

INTRODUCTION

Hugh Verrier is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading international project finance lawyers, and has been described in Chambers Global Directory as “a wise man and a gifted manager.” After completing his LL.B. with the University of Ottawa in 1981, Mr. Verrier earned his LL.M. at Harvard Law School in 1982. He then clerked with Justice Bertha Wilson at the Supreme Court of Canada from 1982-1983. Mr. Verrier became a partner at White & Case, one of the world’s leading global law firms, in 1994. He was elected to the Firm’s global management in 2004 and has been Chairman of the Firm since 2007. He has spent most of his career overseas in Indonesia, Turkey and Russia, where his practice was focused on the development of natural resources. Under Mr. Verrier’s leadership, White & Case has expanded its global reach and increased its global revenues to more than $1 billion, ranking it in the first tier of global law firms. Mr. Verrier has been committed to legal education as a crucial element of the establishment of the rule of law.

PURPOSE OF FUND

Financially support indigenous students registered to the JD program at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

  1. be a Canadian citizen;
  2. be registered as a full-time student to the JD program at the Faculty of Law, Common 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; and
  4. be of indigenous descent.

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

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 proof of the applicant’s indigenous descent.