Alex Getty and Ron Lynch, both former Ottawa-Carleton Education Network (OCENET) board members and active supporters of international education, believed that learning to communicate and act globally was important to creating a world where people strive to understand and help those near and far. To recognize Ron and Alex’s contribution to OCENET and commitment to international learning and cooperation, OCENET established the Lynch-Getty Global Student Award in 2010.
The Lynch-Getty award will be presented to four students each year attending school in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board – it is intended for both Canadian residents as well as international fee-paying students.
Each recipient will receive an award valued at $1,000 CAD that is to be used upon graduation towards post-secondary education or a volunteer experience outside Canada.
Who is Eligible?
· Are in Grade 12
· Have demonstrated leadership in local projects that involved cross-cultural initiatives and which encouraged a better understanding of other cultures
· Have received a minimum 75% average in their most recently completed school year