All correspondence to be emailed to The May Court Club of Ottawa at [email protected]
Application Deadline: May 17, 2024, no later than 12:00 noon
Name of Scholarship:
THE MAY COURT CLUB OF OTTAWA SUSAN ANDERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Purpose of Fund:
To award one scholarship to a deserving individual pursuing the Masters of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa, the Masters of Information at the University of Toronto or the Masters of Library and Information Science at Western University.
Value of Award: $5,000.00 (non renewable)
Frequency of Award: Annual
- Proof of acceptance in the Masters of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa, the Masters of Information at the University of Toronto or the Masters of Library and Information Science at Western University.
- Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Canadian Permanent Resident status
- Evidence of volunteerism/community service
- Two letters of reference – see Instruction #1
Submit the application form online. All supporting documentation must be emailed to [email protected]. Attached documents must be in pdf format.
The May Court Club of Ottawa Board of Directors’ decision is final.
All documentation must be received at [email protected] by May 17, 2024, no later than 12:00 noon.
No completed application will be accepted after this date.
INSTRUCTIONS AND CONDITIONS
1. References direct from two (2) referees to [email protected] are required, describing the candidate’s activities and time commitment. One email letter should focus on volunteerism and community service and the second email letter should focus on work experience. These letters must come by the Application Deadline date of May 17, 2024, no later than 12 noon from the referees’ mail boxes.
2. The Committee assumes no responsibility for making inquiries beyond the papers submitted. Award of the scholarship will be based on volunteerism, academic achievement, goals and personal qualities. The scholarship is not renewable. The recipient is required to write an email letter of acceptance of the scholarship within two weeks of receiving official notification by email from [email protected]. Proof of registration into the proposed program of study must be received before the first scholarship payment is released.
3. At the end of the first semester, the recipient of the May Court Club of Ottawa Scholarship is required to submit to the Chair of the Scholarship Committee the following:
- A report of your work reflecting the goals outlined in your letter of intent.
- A testimonial from the recipient of no more than 50 words on how this scholarship has benefited you, for publication on the May Court Club’s website and newsletter.
- An academic supervisor/professor’s statement of the student’s progress and quality of work.
- Proof of registration in the winter semester of the program of study.
4. The scholarship is payable in two equal installments. CRA requires a T4A to be issued for each payment. The first installment is payable in September, 2024. The second installment is payable in February, 2025 upon receipt by the Chair of the Scholarship Committee of the recipient’s report, the statement of satisfactory progress from the academic supervisor/professor and the recipient’s testimonial.
5. The May Court Club of Ottawa should be recognized in the acknowledgments of any publications resulting from work done during the tenure of the award.
6. Applications and supporting documents will not be returned to the applicant and become the sole property of the May Court Club of Ottawa. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. If there are no suitable applicants, the scholarship will not be awarded.
All documentation must be submitted electronically. Submit application online and send the supporting documentation, including email and any attached pdf documents, to [email protected].
Letter of Intent
Should include the following information and not exceed 500 words:
- Your personal motivation for embarking on such work
- A description of your goals following completion of your program
- The answer to the following question, “Name three ways the May Court Club of Ottawa contributes to the local Ottawa community”.
- A brief summary of volunteerism, professional work experience, teaching, research, publications, administration and other professional activities.
- Letters of reference – two required – see instruction #1.
- Copy of letter of acceptance to your program (copy in pdf form).
- Proof of Canadian Citizenship, e.g. birth certificate/passport (copy in pdf form) OR Proof of Permanent Resident of Canada: Permanent Resident Card (copy in pdf form).
- Signed Release Form (electronic signature on online registration form)
Notice: Should you be the successful applicant we will require your Social Insurance Number prior to issuing the first installment.