Scholarships

Captain James Cook Memorial Scholarship 

A fund was established in 1979 by members of the Department of Geography to honor the memory of Captain James Cook (1728-1779), explorer, navigator and cartographer, whose years of painstaking mapping of the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador laid the basis for a comprehensive scientific knowledge of the province.

At least one scholarship is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of Geography to a student demonstrating particular merit in geography.

Recipients are selected based on their academic standing: they must have completed 30 credit hours in two semesters of the previous academic year with an overall average of at least 75 per cent.

Honourable Fabian O'Dea QC LLD Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by the O'Dea family in memory of their father, the Honourable Fabian O'Dea; Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumnus, Rhodes Scholar, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland, and recipient of honorary degrees from both Memorial University of Newfoundland and The Law Society of Newfoundland. It is valued at $1,000 per year.

To commemorate Dr. O'Dea's work in Newfoundland cartography, the scholarship is to be awarded to a student majoring in Geography who achieves scholarship standing. Preference is to be given to a student who is physically or learning disabled but if there is no such candidate in a given year it will be awarded to any eligible undergraduate student.

The scholarship is to be awarded by The Senate Committee on Undergraduate Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Geography.

The Nicole Fortier Memorial Scholarship

The family and friends of Nicole Fortier have established this scholarship in her memory to encourage and assist women to develop to their full academic potential.

Valued at $1,000.00, it is open to single mothers who are enrolled in full-time undergraduate studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
First preference will be given to single mothers who are doing a major in Geography. In the event of no such eligible candidate, it will be awarded to a single mother doing any undergraduate program.

It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarship and Financial Aid, taking into account financial need as well as scholarship standing. Applications will be available at the Scholarship and Awards Office, UC4018.

Contact

Department of Geography

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca