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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


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.

The NOPAH Consulting Limited Bursaries In Earth Sciences

Two bursaries, valued at $3,000 each, will be awarded annually to full-time graduate students who are enrolled in a masters program in the area of geology and whose topic of research is directly related to Newfoundland and Labrador. These bursaries will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic standing. They are tenable at Memorial University of Newfoundland and may be renewable for a second year. They will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences.

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.