Student of the Month Scholarship

INTRODUCTION

This scholarship fund was created by the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO).

The SFUO recognizes that students face significant barriers to accessing education because of the high cost of living, and high tuition fees. The Student of the Month Scholarship is intended to award one student each month with a $ 500 scholarship to be used for education related expenses to alleviate some of these burdens that students face.

PURPOSE OF FUND

Award a monthly scholarship to a student who is in financial need and who demonstrates academic curiosity, positive attitude, a willingness to encourage others to do their best and a commitment to the community through service and volunteering.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a person with the protected/refugee status;
be a resident of Ontario, as per OSAP[1] rules;
be registered as a full-time student to the University of Ottawa;
be a fees paying member of the SFUO (excluding those members who are currently employed full- or part-time with the organization);
demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa; and
demonstrate academic curiosity, positive attitude, a willingness to encourage others to do their best and a commitment to the community through service and volunteering.
Value of the award: $500

Number of awards: One

Frequency of the award: Monthly

Level or program of study: Undergraduate

Application contact: Student Federation of the University of Ottawa

Application deadline: Applications must be submitted no later than 4 pm on the final Tuesday of each month to be considered eligible to receive the scholarship in that month.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications should be made to the VP External (vp.external@sfuo.ca), and must include::
a declaration from the applicant, stating that they have filled out the Financial Questionnaire on their Online Scholarships and Bursaries profile;
a curriculum vitae, which must include details on the applicant’s community involvement; and
a one-page letter of motivation from the applicant outlining the following to be considered by the committee to receive this scholarship:
– Demonstrate academic curiosity – In the form of seeking out tutoring or academic help/peer mentoring.

– Demonstrate positive attitude – Dealing with life realities while attending post-secondary education and working a part time job while keeping a positive attitude.

– Encourage others to do their best – Helping others with classwork, being a supportive friend, teammate and/or role model.

– Make contributions to the community through service and volunteering- This can include volunteer work outside of campus, and contributions to the community both on and off campus.

[1] OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program

INTRODUCTION

This scholarship fund was created by the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO).

The SFUO recognizes that students face significant barriers to accessing education because of the high cost of living, and high tuition fees. The Student of the Month Scholarship is intended to award one student each month with a $ 500 scholarship to be used for education related expenses to alleviate some of these burdens that students face.

PURPOSE OF FUND

Award a monthly scholarship to a student who is in financial need and who demonstrates academic curiosity, positive attitude, a willingness to encourage others to do their best and a commitment to the community through service and volunteering.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a person with the protected/refugee status or an international student;
not be a resident of Ontario, as per OSAP[1] rules;
be registered as a full-time student to the University of Ottawa;
be a fees paying member of the SFUO (excluding those members who are currently employed full- or part-time with the organization);
demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa; and
demonstrate academic curiosity, positive attitude, a willingness to encourage others to do their best and a commitment to the community through service and volunteering.
Value of the award: $500

Number of awards: One

Frequency of the award: Monthly

Level or program of study: Undergraduate

Application contact: Student Federation of the University of Ottawa

Application deadline: Applications must be submitted no later than 4 pm on the final Tuesday of each month to be considered eligible to receive the scholarship in that month.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications must be made to the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (www.sfuo.ca), and should include:
a declaration from the applicant, stating that they have filled out the Financial Questionnaire on their Online Scholarships and Bursaries profile;
a curriculum vitae, which must include details on the applicant’s community involvement; and
a one-page letter of motivation from the applicant outlining the following to be considered by the committee to receive this scholarship:
– Demonstrate academic curiosity – In the form of seeking out tutoring or academic help/peer mentoring.

– Demonstrate positive attitude – Dealing with life realities while attending post-secondary education and working a part time job while keeping a positive attitude.

– Encourage others to do their best – Helping others with classwork, being a supportive friend, teammate and/or role model.

– Make contributions to the community through service and volunteering- This can include volunteer work outside of campus, and contributions to the community both on and off campus.

[1] OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program