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UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS AVAILABLE TO EARTH SCIENCES


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.

Chevron Canada Ltd. Endowed Scholarships in Business, Earth Sciences,Economics and Engineering

These scholarships, valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, will be awarded starting in 2011 to full-time students enrolled in at least their second year of Engineering and Applied Science, Earth Sciences, Business or Economics; in a given year, it is anticipated that students from all four faculties will be represented. Selection will be based on scholarship standing as well as expression of interest in potential employment in the oil and gas industry, and signaling of career location mobility. Level of service to community, or leadership will also be considered. Students may receive the scholarship in more than one year. They will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the: Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; Head, Department of Earth Sciences; Dean, Faculty of Business Administration; and Head, Department of Economics.

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.

Chevron Canada Ltd. Term Scholarships in Business, Earth Sciences, Economics and Engineering

These scholarships, valued at $4,000, will be awarded to full-time students enrolled at least their second year of Engineering and Applied Science, Earth Sciences, Business or Economics; in a given year, it is anticipated that students from all four faculties will be represented. Selection will be based on scholarship standing as well as expression of interest in potential employment in the oil and gas industry, and signaling of career location mobility. Level of service to community, or leadership will also be considered. Students may receive the scholarship in more than one year. They will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the: Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; Head, Department of Earth Sciences; Dean, Faculty of Business Administration; and Head, Department of Economics.

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.

Hebron Diversity Award

This award was created from a generous contribution from the Hebron Project. The Hebron Project co-venturers are ExxonMobil Canada Properties (operator), Chevron Canada, Suncor Energy, Statoil Canada and Nalcor Energy. Awards will be available to full-time or part-time students, enrolled at any Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, who have aboriginal status, a disability, or who represent a visible minority. Students with a disability should provide supporting documentation (from a medical doctor, psychologist, audiologist, rehabilitation counselor, or other professional who has specific training, expertise, and experience in the diagnosis of this condition). Students will claim aboriginal and visible minority status through self-identification. Of those eligible students, further preference will be given to students who are majoring in engineering, the geosciences, environmental science or chemistry. Normally, at least one award will be granted in each designated area and where possible, at least one award will be granted to a student in his/her first year of study. For students at the St. John’s or Grenfell Campus the awards will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the appropriate Department Head. For students at Marine Institute, the awards will be granted by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee on the recommendation f the appropriate Department Head.

The Hebron Women in Science and Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship program was created by a generous contribution from the Hebron Project. The Hebron Project co-venturers are ExxonMobil Canada Properties (operator), Chevron Canada, Suncor Energy, Statoil Canada and Nalcor Energy. Scholarships will be awarded to female students who are enrolled in full-time or part-time studies at any Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland who are majoring in engineering, the geosciences, environmental science or chemistry. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Where possible at least one scholarship will be awarded to a student in her first year of study. For students at the St. John’s or Grenfell Campus the awards will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the appropriate Dean or Department Head. For students at the Marine institute the awards will be granted by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee on recommendation of the appropriate Department Head.

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.

Oil and Gas Week Scholarship

Valued at $1,000 each, these undergraduate scholarships are established by a gift over three years from the organizers of Oil and Gas Week, a program of events held annually in St. John’s, NL for the purpose of promoting the oil and gas industry. Two scholarships will be awarded each year. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time beyond the first year of an undergraduate program in the Department of Earth Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, or the Faculty of Business Administration. Eligible candidates must also have scholarship standing and preference will be given to students who graduated from a high school in Newfoundland and Labrador outside of the metropolitan St. John’s area. Each year the two recipients must be from different faculties, with each identified academic unit to be represented no more than twice in the three year period of the term of the fund. The scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, based on a recommendation from the appropriate academic 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 Maureen Penney Memorial Scholarship

This $400.00 scholarship, donated by the Geological Association of Canada, honours the memory of Maureen Penney, B.Comm.(MUN), who was Associate Secretary-Treasurer of the Geological Association of Canada from 1983 to 1989. It is awarded annually to a second- or third-year undergraduate student majoring in Earth Sciences. In making the award, academic achievement will be the primary consideration, but other factors, such as involvement in student activities, will be taken into account. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards 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.

Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador Eastern Chapter Award in Earth Sciences

This award was established by a generous donation from the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador Eastern Chapter. The Eastern Chapter is responsible for organizing technical and social activities within the Eastern District of the PEGNL membership. Valued at $500.00, the award will be granted annually to a student beyond their first year in the Department of Earth Sciences. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. This award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Earth Sciences.

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.

Rees Scholarship

This scholarship, funded by Memorial University of Newfoundland alumnus Michael Rees (B.Sc. ’99), is awarded annually to a student entering their second year of full-time undergraduate studies majoring in Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 and will be awarded to a Newfoundland and Labrador high school graduate solely on the basis of scholastic achievement (minimum of scholarship standing). It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Head of the 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 Tyller “Tip” Typical Memorial Bursary

This bursary, valued at $1000 per year, was established by the family and friends of Tyller Pittman to honor his memory. During his twenty-two years, Tyller was known as a loving individual who excelled in both academics and athletics and was recognized for his efforts with two scholarships. He volunteered with the youth of his community and played baseball at the national level as a pitcher. It was his goal to be a Geophysics graduate and to learn more about the world in which we live. This bursary will be awarded to a fourth year Earth Sciences student with preference to students pursuing the Geophysics track. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need as well as meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of 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 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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