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Scholarships, Prizes & Bursaries

The following scholarships, prizes and bursaries have been established in the Department of Biochemistry.

The Au Family Scholarship in Biochemistry

This scholarship is valued at the interest accruing annually on an endowment given to Memorial University of Newfoundland by the Au family. It is open to students entering their final year of study in the Biochemistry program who, during their studies, combined a record of high academic achievement and scholarship standing with active involvement in extracurricular activities within the University, including athletic prowess at the varsity level. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Biochemistry.

 

The Biochemistry Bursary

Valued at $1,000, this bursary will be awarded annually to a full time undergraduate student who is enrolled in the fourth year (that is, normally enrolled in majors' courses at the 4000 level) of any Biochemistry Undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Science. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need and meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland, and not be in receipt of any other scholarships or bursaries. The bursary will be administered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Biochemistry.

 

The Collip Prize in Biochemistry

The Collip Prize in Biochemistry was established by an anonymous donor. It is named for James Bertram Collip, the Canadian Biochemist whose experimental expertise was key to obtaining pancreatic extracts pure enough for clinical trials on diabetic humans in 1922. Valued at $500, this prize is to be awarded in May or as soon as possible after the end of the Winter semester to a full-time undergraduate student, who obtains the best combined marks in the required third year biochemistry courses, all completed in that academic year. Only students who are declared majors in the Biochemistry program at the conclusion of classes in the Winter semester are eligible for this award. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on the Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Biochemistry.

 

Dr. L.A.W. Feltham Scholarship

This scholarship began with fundraising within the Biochemistry Department during the 1996 Opportunity Fund Campaign. It is named for Dr. Feltham, the founding head of the department. The interest on the endowment will provide a scholarship for a student in the B.Sc. Program in Biochemistry. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid to a student beyond second year on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Head, Department of Biochemistry.

 

The Douglas and Beatrice Hall Biochemistry Bursary

This bursary was established by the employees in the Department of Biochemistry in memory of two dedicated past members of the Department. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student who is enrolled in the third year (that is, normally enrolled in majors' courses at the 3000 level) of any Biochemistry undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Science. The recipient must meet the minimum academic and financial requirements for a bursary as defined by the university and not be in receipt of any other scholarships or bursaries. The Bursary will be administered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Head, Department of Biochemistry.

 

The Loughney-Brosnan Scholarship in Biochemistry

This scholarship is valued at the interest accruing on an endowment given to Memorial University of Newfoundland by the Loughney family. It is open to an undergraduate student studying the honours program in Biochemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland and will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing. Preference will be given to a student entering the final year of the Biochemistry (Honours) Program. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Head, Department of Biochemistry.

 

The Maud Menten Prize in Biochemistry

The Maud Menten Prize in Biochemistry was established by an anonymous donor. Maud Menten was a Canadian Biochemist, whose work on enzyme-catalyzed reactions led to the formulation of Michaelis-Menten equation, a key concept taught to every beginning biochemistry student. One of the first women in Canada to earn a medical doctorate in 1911, during her career she also made important contributions to clinical biochemistry and enzyme histochemistry. Valued at $500, this prize is to be awarded in May or as soon as possible after the end of the Winter semester to a full-time undergraduate student who obtains the best combined marks in Biochemistry 2100 and 2101 completed in the preceding academic year. Only students who are declared majors in a Biochemistry program at the conclusion of the Winter semester are eligible for this award. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on a recommendation of the Head, Department of Biochemistry.

 

The Grace Morgan Scholarship in Nutrition

This scholarship is valued at the interest accruing on an endowment given to Memorial University of Newfoundland by Mrs. Grace Morgan. It is open to an undergraduate student studying nutrition at Memorial University of Newfoundland and will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing. Preference will be given to a student entering the final year of the nutrition program. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Head, Department of Biochemistry.

 

The Newfoundland Margarine - Unilever Canada Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at the annual interest on an initial endowment, will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Nutrition major in the Department of Biochemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The award will normally be given to an honours student in his/her final year. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Head, Department of Biochemistry.

 

The most current information on scholarships and other awards can be found in the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards section of the Calendar

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