Scholarships available through Financial Aid

The following scholarships are offered through Financial Aid:

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Africa Community Service Fund

The purpose of each $2,000 award is to provide financial assistance to students to travel to Africa to plan and implement their own community service initiatives or to participate in field courses or unpaid COOP placements.

Note: Community service activities cannot be implemented in an African country where the Government of Canada has issued an 'avoid non-essential travel' advisory.

Deadlines and applications:

Latin American Community Service Scholarship

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The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students carrying out community service in these countries: Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. 

Deadlines and applications:

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Gilles G. Patry Student Engagement Fund

This fund was established in 2008 in honour of former University of Ottawa president Gilles Patry, a champion of community service learning. The fund awards those who combine strong academic performance with outstanding service to the community.

Deadlines and applications:

Ontario resident students

Non-Ontario resident students


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