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Scholarships and bursaries

Receiving [this award] from an organization whose work in our community I greatly admire and respect has further inspired my goal of becoming a librarian to serve the information needs of the public.

Recipient (2016), Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Endowment Fund

University of Ottawa

Barbara-Clubb Scholarship in Information Studies (712200102836)
This scholarship was created in honour of Barbara Clubb, a former City Librarian in Ottawa. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student at the University of Ottawa’s School of Information Studies who has work or volunteer experience in a library.

Value of the award: Minimum $1,000
Level or program of study: Master’s

Eligibility Criteria
The applicant must:

  1. Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a person with the protected/refugee status;
  2. Be registered as a full-time or part-time student in Master’s of Information Studies at the School of Information Studies of the University of Ottawa;
  3. Have a good academic record;
  4. Be a resident of the National Capital Region, including Gatineau; and
  5. Have work or volunteer experience in a library.

Contact: School of Information Studies, University of Ottawa at esis@uottawa.ca.

Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Endowment Fund (712240302151)
This fund was established to honour the founders of the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA), and to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the friends groups who amalgamated in FOPLA into 2003.

The fund, established for the School of Information Studies of the University of Ottawa, is designated to provide financial aid to students who wish to obtain a graduate degree or diploma in Information Studies at the University of Ottawa and is awarded annually.

Value of the Award: Minimum $2,000 for a full-time student; Minimum $1,000 for part-time student
Level of the Award: Graduate

Eligibility Criteria
The applicant must:

  1. Be registered either as a full-time or part-time student in the Master’s of Information Studies program or the Graduate Diploma in Information Studies program at the School of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa;
  2. Be in good academic standing; and
  3. Demonstrate involvement in a recognized literacy organization.

Contact: School of Information Studies, University of Ottawa at esis@uottawa.ca.

Algonquin College

Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Bursary
This one-time donation of $12,500 in 2011, which was matched by the Ontario Trust for Student Support program, resulted in a total fund of $25,000. An annual bursary of $1000 is awarded to students of Algonquin College’s Library and Information Technician program.

Contact: Algonquin’s Library and Information Technician program at merriah@algonquincollege.com.