The Jacob Malomet Memorial Scholarship

Established by family, friends and fellow students of Jacob Daniel Malomet, who died in 1978 during his first year at Queen's.

Jacob was an honour graduate of Woodroffe High School in Ottawa and had the choice of attending McGill, Queen's or U of T. Although my wife and I are both graduates of McGill class of 1954, after doing research we concluded that Queen's would be best for our son.

Jacob was diagnosed with liver cancer just before graduating from high school. He was determined to attend Queen's even though he had to miss many lectures, labs and assignments as a result of radiation and chemotherapy. Our choice of Queen's was truly justified as the staff bent over backwards to accommodate our son with special assignments and notes of lectures that he missed. In addition he was sent a letter telling him how well he was doing in all his assignments. This really cheered him up during a terrible time.

We so appreciated what Queen's did for him that we agreed with our friends to establish a memorial fund in his name. We hope that the scholarship fund helps out a deserving student each year.