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UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS AVAILABLE TO EARTH SCIENCES

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Past President’s Geoscience Scholarship

This scholarship valued at a minimum of $1,000.00 was established by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland. 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 and Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences in consultation with APEGN. 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 APEGN.

BP Canada Energy Company Scholarships in Earth Sciences

These Scholarships, the gift of BP Canada Energy Company, are valued at $2,500.00 each annually and are awarded to two students in the Earth Sciences program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. One scholarship will be awarded to a student in Geology and one to a student in Geophysics. Normally students must be registered full-time in the semester for which these scholarships are granted, however, in the case of a student who has met all academic requirements for their Honours degree, except the Honours dissertation, part-time registration will be accepted. Candidates must have demonstrated high academic achievement, and expressed an interest in oil and gas exploration and development through their choice of courses and/or dissertation subjects. The scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Head, Department of Earth Sciences.

The Dr. Werner D. Bruckner Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at $500.00, honours the memory of Werner D. Bruckner, Head of the Department of Geology at this University from 1959 to 1968, J. P. Howley Research Professor from 1968 to 1977 and Professor Emeritus, 1978. It is awarded annually to an undergraduate student majoring in Earth Sciences.

The award will be based upon scholarship standing but, in recognition of other concerns held as particularly important by Dr. Bruckner, financial need and qualities of character will also be considered. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Head, Department of 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 Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Petroleum Silver Jubilee Scholarship

This $1,500.00 annual award is available to students in the final or penultimate year in Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Scholastic achievement is the principal requirement governing the award but economic need and character may be taken into account. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid acting on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Earth Sciences.

The Chevron Canada Resources Scholarship in Geology and Geophysics

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the annual income on an endowment created at Memorial University of Newfoundland by Chevron Canada Resources, will be awarded annually to an undergraduate 3rd or 4th year student studying Geology or Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences. It will be awarded on the basis of scholastic standing and financial need to a student who graduated from a high school in Newfoundland and Labrador. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences.

The Ernst R. Deutsch Memorial Scholarship in Geophysics

This scholarship is named in honour of Dr. Deutsch, a long-time faculty member at Memorial University of Newfoundland who passed away in 2000. It is valued at a minimum of $1,500.00 and will be awarded annually to a senior undergraduate student in the Earth Sciences (or related field of Physics) whose concentration is Geophysics. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Head, Department of Earth Sciences.

The Hugh Lilly Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at $300.00 per annum, will be awarded to an undergraduate student entering the third year of studies in a Geology major program. The award honours the memory of the late Hugh Lilly, an instructor in the Earth Sciences Department. In making the award, academic achievement, character and financial need may be taken into consideration. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Head, Earth Sciences Department.

The E.R.W. Neale Undergraduate Scholarship Of The G.A.C. (Newfoundland Section)

The E. R. W. Neale Undergraduate Scholarship is offered annually by the Newfoundland Section of the Geological Association of Canada. The scholarship is open to declared majors in Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland. One scholarship valued at $1000 will be offered annually, on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and character. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences.

The Noranda Scholarship

This scholarship valued at the annual interest, has been established by the Noranda Foundation as part of the Opportunity Fund campaign. It will be awarded on an annually rotating basis between students in Earth Sciences and Engineering and Applied Science. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Dean/ Department Head of the appropriate discipline.

The Dr. V. Stephen Papezik Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at a minimum of $1000.00, honours the memory of Dr. V. Stephen Papezik, Professor of Geology at Memorial University of Newfoundland from 1961 to 1984. It is awarded annually to an undergraduate student majoring in Earth Sciences whose specialization is closest to mineralogy. The award will be based upon scholarship standing but in deciding on candidates of equal scholastic attainment, need may be the deciding factor. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences.

The Dennis R. Prince Memorial Scholarship

The Dennis R. Prince Memorial Scholarship has been made available by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Falconbridge Ltd., the Porcupine Prospectors and Developers Association, the mining community, colleagues, friends and family of the late Dennis Prince. Dennis graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1970 with a BSc Honours degree. He led a distinguished career as a geologist with twenty-nine years at Falconbridge Ltd. The annual scholarship, valued at $2,000.00 and an engraved Brunton compass, will be awarded to a final year student specializing in mineral exploration and development in the honours program of the undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland. If there is no qualified undergraduate student a graduate student who has been accepted for post-graduate studies in mineral exploration and development at Memorial University of Newfoundland and who intends to pursue a career in the mineral industry, will be considered. The qualifying student must demonstrate scholarship standing, strong personal values including a strong work ethic and high personal integrity. Active participation and leadership in geological associations and activities such as The Alexander Murray Geology Club and the Geological Association of Canada may be taken into consideration as well as financial need. In the case of undergraduates the scholarship will be awarded 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. In both cases it will be based on a recommendation from the Head, Department of Earth Sciences in consultation with the PDAC and the Prince family.

The Rick Sheppard Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at $500.00 has been established by the friends and colleagues of Rick Sheppard, a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland (Geology---Class of '81), who died in the Ocean Ranger Disaster. The award is open to undergraduate students majoring in Geology. Academic standing, financial need and active participation in the Alexander Murray Geological Club will be taken into consideration in selecting candidates. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid, acting on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences.

The James (Jay) Stackhouse Memorial Scholarship

From a sum of money donated to the University by the friends of the late James (Jay) Stackhouse, a geologist who graduated from this University in 1976, a scholarship has been established for students majoring in the Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Undergraduate students in their penultimate year of the program may apply. The value of the award will be determined by the annual interest earned on the fund. The scholarship will be awarded at the end of the fall semester by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid acting on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences.

The Eric A. Swanson Scholarship in Earth Sciences

This scholarship, valued at $3,000.00, is established by Eleanor Swanson in honour of her father, Eric. It will be awarded annually to a student in the Faculty of Science, who is following a program of studies in Earth Sciences. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Head, Department of Earth Sciences.

The Eugene Vincent Memorial Scholarship

This undergraduate scholarship has been established by the Baie Verte-Springdale Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, in memory of the late Eugene Vincent, a former President and active member of the Branch. The award, which has a value of at least $300.00, will be restricted to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador who are enrolled beyond the first-year level of the Earth Sciences program at Memorial University of Newfoundland and who are intending to pursue careers in the mining field. Selection of a candidate will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences.

The Jacques Whitford Newfoundland Geoscience Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at the annual interest on their endowment, has been established by Jacques Whitford Environment Limited and Newfoundland Geosciences Limited as a contribution to the Opportunity Fund Campaign. It will be awarded on an annually rotating basis to students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (particularly Civil Engineering), the Faculty of Science (particularly Biological Sciences) and Archaeology. Successful candidates are to be of scholarship standing and preferably show an interest in environmental issues. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon recommendation from the Dean/Director/ Department Head of the appropriate discipline.

The Williams Science Scholarships

These scholarships valued at $1,500.00 each are the result of an endowment started by Dr. Hank Williams. One scholarship from the fund shall be awarded to the most promising second year student entering the Earth Science Program and others, as the fund will allow, will be awarded to second year students entering the Faculty of Science. These scholarships shall be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid based on recommendations from the Head, Department of Earth Sciences and the Dean, Faculty of Science respectively. In the event that there is no acceptable candidate in Earth Sciences Department in a given year, all scholarships for that year will be awarded to students in the Faculty of Science upon recommendation of Dean.

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