Marion Dewar Scholarship for Immigrant or Refugee Students in the National Capital Region
The Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund was established by OCISO in 2009, in honour of the late Marion Dewar, former Mayor of Ottawa.
The goal of the fund is to provide financial support for three immigrant and refugee students going on to post-secondary education in the National Capital Region.
Three MDSF awards of $1,500 will be provided in 2022.
The Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund Criteria - All candidates must:
- Be a resident of the National Capital Region.
- Be an immigrant or refugee.
- Demonstrate financial need.
- Be a graduating senior from a high school or from another accredited secondary institution in the National Capital Region.
- Be pursuing a degree/diploma/certificate from an accredited post-secondary institution in the National Capital Region.
- Have a good academic standing: A minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or 80%.
- Demonstrate leadership skills and community involvement.
Please send the following documents and the completed application form together in one envelope.
A two-page essay explaining why this scholarship is important to you and how you satisfy the eligibility criteria (e.g., academic achievement, school and community involvement, extra-curricular activities, education plans, goals/aspirations and financial need).
- A photocopy of your latest official transcript of grade 12 courses.
- A letter of recommendation from a teacher/guidance counsellor in the current academic year.
- Proof of community work (please provide at least one reference letter from a community member or an organization that was involved in or benefited from this initiative. Copies of certificates and/or participation letters will be accepted).
- Proof of resident status in the National Capital Region (we will accept one of the following: proof of address, letter from employer, letter from landlord or neighbour).
- A statement indicating the amount of money expected from various sources (e.g., family/relatives, personal savings, employment, loans, and scholarships).