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Scholarships for students with disabilities

NOTICE OF AWARD
 
 
Key Tag Scholarships
Up to three scholarships, valued at $500.00 per annum, are donated by the Newfoundland Branch of the War Amputees of Canada, and are to be known as the Key Tag Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded annually to amputee students in any year or field of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In the event that no applications are received from amputee students, the Committee may consider other physically disabled students. In making the awards, financial need, initiative and scholastic achievement will be considered. In special circumstances, the scholarships may be held for more than one year. A special application is required and may be obtained from the Scholarships and Awards Office, Room 4018, University Centre or by calling (709) 737-3956.
 
The Fraser Edison Scholarship
This scholarship is the result of a donation to the Opportunity Fund in 1999 by Mr. Fraser Edison. It will be valued at the annual interest on the endowment and will be awarded to an undergraduate student who has a recognized physical disability. An application is required and the scholarship will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing to a student in any year or field of study. A special application is required and may be obtained from the Scholarships and Awards Office, Room 4018, University Centre or by calling (709) 737-3956.
 
The William Kenneth Macleod Scholarship  
This scholarship is the result of a donation to Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2002, in memory of Mr. MacLeod. Mr. MacLeod was a recipient of the Provincial Government Senior Jubilee Scholarship in the early 1930's. The scholarship will be valued at the annual interest on the endowment and will be awarded to a Newfoundland and Labrador undergraduate student who has a recognized disability (physical or learning). The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing to a student in the Faculty of Science.  Where possible, preference will be given to financially needy students as determined by the University. In a year when a student meeting the above criteria cannot be identified, the scholarship may be awarded to any undergraduate student who demonstrates need.  It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the basis of an application.
 
The Donald M. Balsom Award 
The Newfoundland Brain Injury Association (NBIA) has established this award to honor Donald M. Balsom, former Associate Director of Memorial University of Newfoundland's School of Continuing Education and brain injury survivor. Valued at $500.00, it will be awarded annually to a brain injured undergraduate student who is registered either part-time or full-time, in any year or field of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland, who has some volunteer experience with the NBIA and who is in clear academic standing at the University.  In the event that no applications are received from brain injured students the award may be given to a student who has made a significant contribution as a volunteer to the Brain Injured Association. In special circumstances, the award may be held for more than one year. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid in consultation with NBIA as needed.
 
The Newfoundland and Labrador Neurotrauma Initiative Award
This award, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, is made possible by a generous endowment from the Newfoundland and Labrador Neurotrauma Initiative Program, a partnership between the Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation, the Canadian Paraplegic Association, the Brain Injury Association and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The award will be available on an annually rotating basis between undergraduate and graduate students, with first preference given to a student who has been identified with a brain or spinal cord injury. For undergraduate students applications are available from the Scholarships and Awards Office, Room UC4018, University Centre, (709) 737-3956. Graduate Students are required to apply specifically to the School of Graduate Studies, Room IIC 2021, Inco Innovation Centre, (709) 737-2600. If no candidate is available with a brain or spinal cord injury, preference will be given to a student who is studying in any field related to neurotrauma. If it is not awarded at the level of study (i.e. graduate/undergraduate) on rotation in a given year, it may be awarded to a student studying at the other level for that year. In the case of undergraduates, the award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid. In the case of graduates it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee. This award is open to part-time or full-time students with clear academic standing.
 
 
The deadline for applications for the 2006-07 competition is February 16th, 2007.

Completed applications must be returned to the Scholarships and Awards Office, Room UC-4018.
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