Funding and Scholarships
Memorial University offers competitive funding packages to academically eligible full-time graduate students, both Canadian and international, in eligible programs. Select PhD students will also automatically be considered for the School of Graduate Studies Dean's Doctoral Award, through a competitive process. The award is an additional funding incentive amount of $5000 per year for up to four years, which is separate from additional Fellowships, TA's and supervisor grant stipends
GRADUATE AWARDS AVAILABLE TO EARTH SCIENCES
Buchans Scholarship Fund Of Asarco Incorporated
ASARCO Incorporated has established a scholarship fund, the annual interest on which will provide for students enrolled in the Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, either a scholarship for post-graduate study and research, valued at $5000.00; or two scholarships for undergraduate study, valued at $500.00 each. The latter scholarships will be available only when no suitable candidate can be found for the former. In order to qualify for these awards, students must be native-born Newfoundlanders or graduates of Newfoundland high schools. In the case of the graduate scholarship, the award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences; in the case of the undergraduate scholarships, by the Senate Committee on Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences. Should no candidates be available in any year, the awards may be held over.
The Hugh Lilly Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, presently valued at a minimum of $3000.00 per annum, will be awarded to the most promising graduate in the Geosciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland who is continuing studies at the post-graduate level, here or elsewhere. The award honours the memory of the late Hugh Lilly, an instructor in the Earth Sciences Department. Selection of the winning candidate will rest with the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid in consultation with the Earth Sciences Department.
Dr. Alfred K. Snelgrove Graduate Scholarship In Earth Sciences
A bequest from Dr. Alfred K. Snelgrove makes possible up to two scholarships, valued at $5,000.00 per annum, for students applying for or enrolled in a graduate program in the Department of Earth Sciences. These scholarships are intended primarily for Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and are awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Earth Sciences. The scholarships are tenable for one year, and may be renewed. They may be held in addition to other scholarships and fellowships, and will be awarded only to applicants whose academic excellence and research potential can be clearly demonstrated.
Chevron Canada Limited Rising Star Awards
The Chevron Canada Limited Rising Star Awards were established through a generous contribution from Chevron Canada Limited. Six awards, valued at $15,000 a year (renewable for a second year), will be awarded annually to full-time graduate students who are enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program in the areas of Earth Sciences, Engineering and Applied Science, Economics, and Business. The awards will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, demonstration of a strong potential to carry out meaningful search, expression of interest in potential employment in the oil and gas industry and signalling of career location mobility; level of service to community or leadership will also be considered. These awards will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee.
The LGL Limited Scholarship in Marine Science
This scholarship, valued at $1,000.00, was established by LGL Limited. It will be awarded annually to a student in the Faculty of Science who is following a program of studies related to Marine Science. The successful candidate will be either a fourth year undergraduate student doing an honours program or a graduate student. Wherever possible, preference will be given to a student from a fishing family, but other students will be considered. In the case of undergraduate students the scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing. In the case of graduate students the scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In both cases it will be based upon a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Science.
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador Past Presidents' Geoscience Scholarship
This scholarship valued at a minimum of $1,000.00 was established by the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador. It is awarded annually on the basis of scholarship standing to a Geoscience student at Memorial University of Newfoundland. It is open to either graduate or undergraduate students in any given year and will be allocated as such at the discretion of the Department Head. In the case of undergraduates, the scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences in consultation with PEGNL. In the case of graduates it is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences, in consultation with PEGNL.
Special Scholarships for Students to Pursue Graduate Studies Related to Resource Development
The "Special Scholarships for Studies in the Sciences Related to Resource Development" will be in the amount of $7500.00 annually for students registered in full-time post-graduate studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland, in programs leading to the Master's and/or Doctorate degrees in the Sciences related to Resource Development. A scholarship may be renewed and awarded for one additional year only.
The scholarships are to be tenable at Memorial University of Newfoundland, but under special circumstances may include approved studies abroad. Eligible candidates normally should be residents of the province, or should have been resident in the province for at least three years prior to entering the program, excluding time spent at post-secondary institutions.
Candidates will normally have a First-Class Undergraduate Degree, or a Second-Class Degree with First-Class standing in courses in their major field of study. Candidates should apply for the scholarships to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
TD Graduate Bursary for Environmental Study
The TD Graduate Bursary for Environmental Study was established by a gift from TD Bank Group to Dare To: The Campaign for Memorial University. The bursaries will be awarded to full-time graduate students enrolled in any program at Memorial University of Newfoundland, provided they are pursuing research and/or study in environmental-related subjects. Recipients must meet the academic criteria for a Bursary. The number and value of the bursaries available each year will depend on the funds available for distribution as per University policy, as well as the applicant pool, and will be determined at the discretion of the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. The bursaries will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies based upon recommendations of Deans and/or Department Heads of any eligible discipline.