The Student Academic Success Service (SASS), whose mission is to provide uOttawa students with tools to help them achieve their personal, academic and professional goals, will soon be making a new scholarship available to students with disabilities.
SASS has launched its scholarship drive as part of the 2012 Campus Campaign being conducted by the University of Ottawa’s Development Office. The objective is to establish an annual award for a student registered with SASS’s Access Service.
“We’re very happy to be taking part in the 2012 Campus Campaign, especially with its focus on creating projects designed to improve the uOttawa student experience. Our staff works hard every day to provide quality service and to make the student experience here as productive and enjoyable as possible. By establishing our scholarship, our goal is to add to the range of tools available to students,” says Murray Sang, director of SASS.
For Amy Grumberg, head of Access Service, the new scholarship fits perfectly with her team’s mission, which is to break down the barriers to learning faced by students registered with Access Service. Ms. Grumberg thinks the award will help in several ways, including removing some of the stress and financial insecurity the recipient may be experiencing. She adds that students registered with Access Service have to wrestle with a different reality than most other students and have to face challenges and obstacles all their own. Such is the driving force behind the creation of SASS’s special scholarship.