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Graduate Scholarships and Awards

Faculty of Education graduate student specific scholarships and awards are listed below. There are also grants available to assist in funding graduate students.

Please check deadlines, required information and forms for each of the following scholarships and awards. Further information will be available from the School of Graduate Studies or the Faculty of Education, Graduate Programs and Research, Associate Dean.

For all scholarships and awards listed below, please submit your package to the Faculty of Education, Graduate Programs and Research, Associate Dean, by email: gradeduc@mun.ca.

or in person:

Faculty of Education, Graduate Programs and Research
Room 2007F
G.A. Hickman (Education) Building
St. John's, NL

Dr. Kate Bride Memorial Conference Travel Award

This award was established by family, friends and students of Dr. Kate Bride (1968-2013) out of a deep and abiding love for her. Kate was an alumni member of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Graduate Program in Education, an instructor in Women’s Studies and Education, and a full-time graduate student. Her dissertation, Learning to Love Again: Loss, Self Study, Pedagogy, and Women’s Studies, is a passionate exploration of teaching and learning in the aftermath of loss.

We remember Kate Bride as a strong and kind woman with a loving soul, a fabulous teacher and a wonderful friend to many. She fell in love with Memorial University of Newfoundland and Newfoundland and Labrador during her graduate work and the award is being created in memory of this love. It will help students to travel to conferences for years to come. We will always remember with love and gratitude the time that Dr. Kate Bride travelled alongside us.

Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, it will be granted annually to a full-time graduate student in the Faculty of Education who is in need of funding to travel to an education-related conference and/or to present a research paper. 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 Dean of the School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Education.

Applicants for the award must provide:

  • Transcript(s)
  • An academic CV
  • A letter of support
  • A one page statement outlining their role at the conference and financial need

Deadline for applications: November 1 

Canadian College of Teachers Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at $1,000.00, is sponsored by the Cabot Chapter of the Canadian College of Teachers and is awarded annually to a full-time graduate student in the Faculty of Education for outstanding research.

The award is made on the basis of application by a student or nomination by the student's supervisor. The application or nomination may take the form of a thesis or project proposal, but preferably be supported by an explanation of why the work involved is particularly meritorious. Applications should be forwarded to the office of the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research, Faculty of Education. The scholarship will by awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, upon recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Education.

Applicants for the award must provide:

  • Transcript(s)
  • A resume
  • A letter of support from supervisor
  • A thesis or project proposal supported by an explanation of why the work involved is particularly meritorious

Deadline for Applications: January 15

The CFUW Edith Creighton Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) St. John’s and is named after Edith Creighton (1892-1994); the first president of CFUW St. John’s when it was formed in 1945.

One scholarship, valued at $2000, may be awarded annually, to a woman enrolled full-time in the Masters or Doctoral program in the Faculty of Education. To be eligible, candidates must have scholarship standing. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Education.

Applicants for the award must provide:

  • Trancript(s)
  • A resume
  • A letter of support from thesis supervisor
  • A brief overview of thesis research

Deadline for Applications: November 15

The Dr. David Dibbon Leadership Scholar Award

The David Dibbon Award, valued at $10,000 ($5000 per year for two years), has been established by his family, friends, colleagues and students to commemorate the life and work of Dr. David Dibbon, Dean of the Faculty of Education, 2008-2010.

David was committed to research focused on improving schools and school systems in Newfoundland and Labrador and elsewhere. He had great dreams of what public education could be. He was passionate about enabling schools to become better places for students to learn and for teachers to work. He was a transformational leader and change agent committed to collaborative partnerships and teamwork. He had a gift of innovative thinking, a visionary spirit, and the tenacious patience required to successfully lead meaningful educational reform.

It will be awarded in alternating years to a doctoral student in educational administration who holds Dr. Dibbon's ideals and has been accepted into Ph.D. studies in the Faculty of Education. $5000 will be awarded in year one, when the student begins full-time studies. The second $5000 will be awarded after successful completion of the oral comprehensive examination. The recipient will be as “The David Dibbon Leadership Scholar” and will be expected to share his or her research findings with practitioners. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the Dean of Education.

Applicants for the award must provide:

  • Transcript(s)
  • A resume
  • A letter of support
  • A letter of intent. Please include in your letter a statement indicating how your philosophies, experiences and research interests reflect those valued by Dr. Dibbon.

Deadline for Applications: September 15

Dr. Austin J. Harte Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Austin J. Harte Memorial Scholarship commemorates the memory of Austin Harte who was a member of the Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland from 1991-1995. The scholarship, which is valued at one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), may be awarded annually to a student in a graduate program, in the Faculty of Education.

In order to be eligible for consideration, candidates must be registered full time and satisfy all other conditions as stipulated by the University. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Education. A special application is required and may be obtained from the Faculty of Education and/or the School of Graduate Studies.

Applicants for the award must provide:

  • Transcript(s)
  • A resume
  • A letter of support
  • A statement of professional goals, philosophy of leadership in education, and other relevant information
  • A completed application form

Deadline for applications: February 1

Dr. Harrison Hedley Way Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a generous donation from Dr. Elizabeth (Way) Johnson in the name of her late father, Dr. Harrison Hedley Way of Bonavista, NL. In the early 1970’s, he was invited to establish and direct the Department of Educational Psychology within the Faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland; a post he held for fifteen years.

Dr. Harrison Hedley Way was a financial supporter of young Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans who pursue higher education, and this scholarship will ensure that this practice will continue on in perpetuity. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, it will be awarded annually to a student who has graduated from a Newfoundland high school.

The student must be enrolled full-time in the Counseling and Psychology program in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Preference will be given where financial need is demonstrated. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship as outlined by the University. This scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Education.

Applicants for the award must provide:

  • Transcript(s)
  • A resume
  • A letter of support
  • A letter demonstrating financial need

Deadline for applications: February 15

The Dr. Ethel M. Janes Memorial Scholarship in Education (Graduate)

From a sum of money endowed to Memorial University of Newfoundland by the late Dr. Ethel M. Janes, one scholarship valued at $2,000.00 will be awarded annually on the basis of scholastic achievement.

Dr. Janes, a Professor of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland for twenty-eight years, devoted most of her professional career to study, research and teaching in primary and elementary education. Her contribution to the development of primary and elementary teacher education programs within the faculty was significant, as was her influence on primary and elementary education in the schools. Two generations of prospective teachers were her students.

This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic standing in a first Memorial University of Newfoundland Education degree to a graduate student with a specialization in reading or language arts. In the event that in any given year no graduate student qualifies for the award, this scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student. Instalments of $1,000.00 each will be awarded in two successive academic terms; and the scholarship is renewable for two years, provided first-class standing is maintained. This award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Education.

Applicants for the award must provide:

  • Transcript(s)
  • A resume
  • A letter of support
  • A brief summary (one or two paragraphs) indicating your contributions to the area of language and literacy studies

Deadline for applications: November 1

Williams and Verge Family Bursary

This bursary, valued at $1,000 per year, will be awarded annually to a part-time graduate student enrolled in the first year of a Master’s program in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

To be eligible, candidates must be active volunteers in the community, not hold a full-time position at the time of eligibility for the bursary and meet the academic requirements for a bursary. The bursary will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies based on the recommendation from the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Faculty of Education.

  • Transcript(s)
  • A resume
  • A letter of support
  • A cover letter outlining volunteering in the community

Deadline for applications: January 15

Dr. Linda Coles Primary/Elementary Literacy Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a generous donation from Dr. Linda Coles.  Dr. Coles is a graduate of the B.A.(Ed), B.Ed., M.Ed., and Ph.D. programs at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  During her years as a primary/elementary teacher, a provincial curriculum development specialist, and the provincial Executive Director of Literacy, Dr. Coles has been an advocate for literacy.  Her commitment to early literacy, exemplary teaching and to honoring children's voices and perspectives continues in her current work with the Faculty of Education.  Valued at $1,000, it will be awarded annually in the Fall to a full-time Master's or PhD student in the Faculty of Education, entering their second or third year, with a demonstrated interest in literacy at the primary and elementary levels.  The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship.  This scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Education.

Applicants for the award must provide:

  • Transcripts
  • A resume
  • A letter of reference
  • A brief summary (one or two paragraphs) indicating your contributions to the area of language and literacy studies

Deadline for applications: November 15

 

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