FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

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A limited number of entrance scholarships for the DUC will be available for the 2016–2017 academic year for eligible new students.* Eligible candidates for Master’s-level studies will receive an entrance scholarship of $6,000, and eligible candidates for PhD studies will receive an entrance scholarship of $8,000.

There are also opportunities for paid assistantships ($1,800 per semester) for qualifying graduate students. Information on assistants can be found under the Policies tab, in the About Us menu.

*To be eligible, students applying to the DUC must have maintained an A-minus average during their previous program of studies, and must be either a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Annie-Coulombe Scholarship

A $1,000 merit scholarship for graduate studies in theology in French. Established in 2002 by teacher Rita Coulombe-Habel, B.A. Ph., M.Ed., in memory of her daughter (1960–2002), through an annual donation.

Catherine of Siena Fund

Amounts earmarked for scholarships or activities in theology on the theme of Church reform or the role of women in the Church. Instituted by Élisabeth J. Lacelle, PhD, the first Franco-Ontarian woman to become a theologian, in 1967. Accumulated principal is $8,000, with a target of $20,000.

Claude Plante Scholarship

Support for higher studies in philosophy ($500). Established in 2012 by Claude Plante through an annual donation.

Élisabeth-Moreau Scholarship

Financial support for pastoral studies ($2000). Instituted in 2003 by Pastoral Institute graduate Marie-Louise Moreau, in memory of her sister.

Élizabeth-Bruyère Scholarship

Financial support for studies in philosophy ($10,000) and theology ($10,000). Established by the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa, in memory of their founder (1818–1876).

Esther-Blondin Scholarship

Financial support in philosophy ($2,000), theology ($2,000) and pastoral studies ($2,000). Established by the Sisters of Saint Anne of Quebec, in memory of their founder (Mother Marie Anne, 1809–1890) through a capitalized donation of $250,000 between 2003 and 2007.

Eulalie-Durocher Scholarship

Financial support for pastoral studies ($6,000). Established by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary through a capitalized donation of $150,000 between 2002 and 2005.

Georges-Henri-Lévesque Scholarship

Financial support in philosophy ($6,000) through a capitalized donation of $150,000 from the Imperial Tobacco Canada Foundation between 2003 and 2007.

Jean-Baptiste de la Salle Scholarships

Financial support in philosophy ($800), theology ($800) and pastoral studies ($800). Established by the Brothers of the Christian Schools through a capitalized donation of $60,000 from 2003 to 2006. The scholarships honour the memory of the order’s founder (1651–1719), who was canonized in 1900 and named the patron of Christian educators by the Pope in 1950.

Marie-Léonie Scholarship

Support in theology ($1,200). Instituted by the Little Sisters of the Holy Family, in memory of their founder, Élodie Paradis (1840–1912), through a capitalized donation of $30,000 between 2003 and 2006.

Marthe-Gagnon-Doré Scholarship

Support in philosophy ($1,000). Instituted in memory of teacher Marthe Gagnon-Doré (1923–1999), the mother of Paule Doré, who was an executive with CGI between 1990 and 2006. The scholarship was created thanks to a capitalized donation of $25,000 from 2002 to 2004.

J.A. DeSève Scholarships

Financial support for pastoral studies for a total of a $25,000 per year. These scholarships were instituted in 2015 by Fondation J.A. DeSève thanks to annual donations, but the foundation has provided ongoing support since 2002.

Saint Dominique Scholarship

Financial support in theology ($400). Instituted by Martin Lavoie, O.P. in 2002 through a capitalized donation of $10,000.

Yvan and Diane Desrochers Scholarship

Financial support in theology ($1,000). Instituted by Yvan A. Desrochers in 2014 through an annual donation.