Funds & Scholarships

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Funds & Scholarships

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The University of Ottawa Student Union is excited to launch our funds and scholarship program! The funds and scholarships program is here to provide financial aid to all undergraduate students at the University of Ottawa. There is $175 000 allocated for the program that will be split through many different bursaries and scholarships. If you have any questions or need help, please feel free to contact us at funds@seuo-uosu.com

Available Funds

School Supplies

up to $200

up to $200

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Wellness

up to $100

Wellness

up to $100
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Counselling & Medical

discretion of the committee

Counselling & Medical

discretion of the committee
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Healthy Eating Bursary

up to $50

Healthy Eating Bursary

up to $50
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Equity, Inclusivity & Anti-Racism

up to $100 | up to $500

Equity, Inclusivity & Anti-Racism

up to $100 | up to $500
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Emergency Hardship Fund

up to $500

up to $500

Emergency Hardship Fund
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Additional Information

PURPOSE OF FUND

The purpose of the school supplies bursary is to assist students to purchase necessary items for their classes such as textbooks, lab materials, computer programs, etc.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The applicant must:

  1. be a member of the UOSU in the Winter 2022 semester (a part-time or full-time undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa who paid their UOSU levies);
  2. provide evidence that the material is necessary for their course (syllabus or proof of enrollment in the course, a note from your prof that you need xyz for the course- a combination)
  3. Provide a receipt for the material bought – Facebook message, credit card/debit statement etc.
  4. Preference will be given to students with financial need

VALUE OF THE AWARD

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria shall receive a disbursement of up to $200 depending on the need.

Full Terms of Reference Document

PURPOSE OF FUND

The purpose of the wellness bursary is to assist students to purchase items to improve their wellbeing, such as message therapy, yoga classes, meditation apps, etc.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The applicant must:

  1. be a member of the UOSU in the Winter 2022 semester (a part-time or full-time undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa who paid their UOSU levies);
  2. provide an invoice for the item they are looking to use the money for
  3. provide receipts for the item that they purchased

VALUE OF THE AWARD

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria shall receive a disbursement of up to $100 to use towards an item to improve their wellness.

Full Terms of Reference Document

PURPOSE OF FUND

The purpose of the counselling and medical expenses (mental health) bursary is to assist students with the costs necessary for getting a diagnosis, help pay for meetings with mental health professionals and prescriptions fees, after they exceeded their benefits with their personal health plan or the UOSU student care plan.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The applicant must:

  1. be a member of the UOSU in the Winter 2022 semester (a part-time or full-time undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa who paid their UOSU levies);
  2. provide proof that they have exceeded their benefits with their personal health plan or the UOSU student care plan.
  3. Proof of receipt –

VALUE OF THE AWARD

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria shall receive a disbursement of up to an amount decided at the discretion of the committee to use towards a counselling session.

Full Terms of Reference Document

PURPOSE OF FUND

The purpose of the wellness bursary is to assist students pay for fresh produce to boost their overall wellness.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The applicant must:

  1. be a member of the UOSU in the Winter 2022 semester (a part-time or full-time undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa who paid their UOSU levies);
  2. provide receipts

VALUE OF THE AWARD

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria shall receive a disbursement of up to $50 to use towards a counselling session.

Full Terms of Reference Document

PURPOSE OF FUND

The purpose of the equity, inclusivity & anti-racism bursary is to assist students who might need help with inclusive needs, and/or is given to an individual who has or will be creating a project to make uOttawa more equitable, inclusive, and/or anti-racist.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The applicant must:

  1. be a member of the UOSU in the Winter 2022 semester (a part-time or full-time undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa who paid their UOSU levies);
  2. provide details of what inclusive items they need
  3. provide details of their project to make uOttawa more equitable, inclusive and/or anti-racist.

VALUE OF THE AWARD

  1. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria shall receive a disbursement of up to $100 to use towards inclusive accommodations.
  2. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria shall receive a disbursement of up to $500 to use towards their equity, inclusivity and/or anti-racism project

Full Terms of Reference Document

PURPOSE OF FUND

The purpose of the Emergency Hardship Fund is to assist students who are in a financial emergency caused by unforseen circumstances.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The applicant must:

  1. have been a member of the UOSU in the Winter 2022semester (a part-time or full-time undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa who paid their UOSU levies);
  2. provide evidence of a situation of unexpected financial precarity

VALUE OF THE AWARD

  1. The fund is set up using the 2021-2022 Funds and Scholarship budget. In total, the budget for the fund is $75,000.
  2. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria shall receive a disbursement up to $500.

Full Terms of Reference Document