Gaston Héon Memorial Funds in Canadian Studies

This fund was established in 1999 as a result of the generous bequest from 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 students. Since October 1998, the building that houses the Department of History at 157 Séraphin Marion Street carries the name Gaston Héon House.

The University of Ottawa acknowledges the generosity of the Government of Ontario through its Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund initiative in matching Mr. Héon’s contribution.

Purpose of the fund

To provide financial assistance to students registered in a Canadian Studies program at the University of Ottawa whose education would otherwise be compromised.

Value of the award: minimum of $1,000, variable, according to interest generated by the fund and at the discretion of the Selection Committee.

Number of awards: variable, according to interest generated by the fund and at the discretion of the Selection Committee.

Frequency of the award: annual

Level of the award: undergraduate and graduate

Application contact: Director, Financial Aid and Award Service

Eligibility criteria

The applicants must:

  • be registered full-time in a Canadian Studies program at the University of Ottawa;
  • be Ontario residents (as per OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) rules);
  • demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa.

Application procedures

Application must be made to the Director of Financial Aid and Awards Service and should include:

  • an OSOTF application form available at the Financial Aid and Award Service. The “Student Budget” Section must be filled out if the candidate has not submitted an OSAP application for the year the scholarship is granted;
  • a copy of applicant’s academic transcript.

Application deadline: October 31st

Information: Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies

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