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REF NO.: 333

SUBJECT: Central Newfoundland students benefit from new Memorial University scholarships

DATE: July 11,2006

Four new bursaries – valued at approximately $5,000 each – will give Memorial University students from central Newfoundland an opportunity to travel and study at the university’s Harlow Campus in England.
The Rothermere Harlow Travel Bursaries will enable full-time undergraduate students to attend a complete semester at the campus, which is located about midway between London and Cambridge.
Students from communities in central Newfoundland will be given first preference for the bursaries, two of which will be awarded during the fall 2006 semester, while two more will be presented during the winter 2007 semester.
The bursaries, valued at £2,500 each (or approximately $5,000) will be awarded annually to students in financial need who have a minimum grade point average of two out of a possible four.
If there are not enough eligible students from Central Newfoundland in a given year, then students from other regions of the province may be considered.
The bursaries will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid based on a recommendation from the Scholarship Committee of the Harlow Campus Trust.
Students are required to complete a special application for the bursaries. Forms are available from the Scholarship and Awards Office located in room 4018 in the Smallwood Centre on the St. John’s campus, or online at www.mun.ca/scholarships.
Students interested in applying should contact the Scholarships and Awards Office as soon as possible – the first of these bursaries will be allocated shortly.
The Rothermere Harlow Travel Bursaries build on a long and distinguished relationship Memorial University has with the Rothermere Foundation, which also awards one of the most prestigious and valuable scholarships offered at the university. The Rothermere Foundation Fellowship for graduate students studying in the U.K. was established by Lord Rothermere, Memorial University’s first chancellor, and is valued at approximately $17,000 a year.
“Historically, the Rothermere Foundation has been a significant partner in supporting the ongoing education and development of Memorial’s deserving students,” said Dr. Lilly Walker, dean of Student Affairs and Services at Memorial. “In establishing these Rothermere Harlow Travel Bursaries, they are further investing in the educational experiences of students from this province.
“Students tell us that studying at Harlow is a life-transforming experience, which is in keeping with Memorial’s efforts to offer innovative and unique programming that allows our students to become their best and realize their true potential. With the establishment of these travel bursaries, greater numbers of students from the rural areas of our province will be able to participate in the educational adventures that Harlow provides.”   
The creation of a Harlow travel bursary for a student from Central Newfoundland was announced last year when Jonathan Harmsworth, 4th Viscount Rothermere, and his uncle, Maj. Vyvyan Harmsworth, visited this province. The two visited the centennial celebrations in the town of Grand Falls-Windsor. Lord Jonathan Rothermere is the great-grandson of Harold Harmsworth who, along with his brother Alfred, founded the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company, which built the pulp and paper mill in Grand Falls-Windsor.
 
Editor’s note: Full-time undergraduate students from the attached central Newfoundland communities will be given first preference for the Rothermere Harlow Travel Bursaries.

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For more information, contact Jeff Green, communications co-ordinator (Marketing and Communications), Memorial University, at 737-2142 or jeffg@mun.ca.
 
 

Four Rothermere Harlow Travel Bursaries, valued at £2,500 each will be awarded annually to full-time Memorial University undergraduate students. First preference in awarding the bursaries will be given to students from the following Central Newfoundland communities. If there are not enough eligible candidates from Central Newfoundland in a given year, then students from other regions of Newfoundland and Labrador may be considered.
 

Aspen Cove
Badger
Badger's Quay
Baie Verte
Baytona
Belleoram
Benton
BirchyBay
Bishop's Falls
Botwood
Boyd's Cove
Brent's Cove
Bridgeport
Brighton
Brookfield
Buchans
Buchans Junction
Burlington
Burnside
Campbellton
Cape Freels
Carmanville
Centreville-Wareham
Change Islands
Charlottetown, B.B.
Coachman's Cove
Comfort Cove-Newstead
Conne River
Coomb's Cove
Cottlesville
Cottrell's Cove
Deadman's Bay
Deep Bay
Dover
Durrell
Eastport
Embree
Fleur de Lys
Fogo
Frederickton
Gambo
Gambo South           
Gander
Gander Bay
Gander Bay South
Gaultois
Glenwood
Glovertown
GlovertownSouth
Grand Falls-Windsor
Greenspond
Harbour Breton
Harbour Round
Hare Bay, B.B.
Harry's Harbour
Head of Bay d'Espoir
Hermitage
Herring Neck
Hillgrade
Horwood
Indian Bay, B.B.
Island Harbour
Jackson's Cove
Joe Batt's Arm-Barr'd Islands-
 Shoal Bay
King's Point
La Scie
Ladle Cove
Laurenceton
Leading Tickles
Lewisporte
Little Bay Islands
Little Bay, N.D.B.
Little Burnt Bay
Loon Bay
Lumsden
Lushes Bight-Beaumont-
 Beaumont North
Main Point
McCallum
Middle Arm
Miles Cove
Millertown
Milltown         
Ming's Bight
Moreton's Harbour
Musgrave Harbour
Newtown
Nippers Harbour
Norris Arm
Norris Arm North
Pacquet
Pass Island
Peterview
Pilley's Island
Point Leamington
Point of Bay
Pool's Cove
Pool's Island
Port Albert
Port Anson
Pound Cove
Rattling Brook
Rencontre East
Robert's Arm
Rodgers Cove
Round Harbour
Salvage
Sandringham
Seal Cove, F. B.
Seal Cove, W.B.
Seldom-Little Seldom
Shalloway Cove
Shoe Cove
Snooks Arm
South Brook
Springdale
St. Alban's
SI. Brendan's
St. Chad's
St. Jacques-
 Coomb's Cove
Stag Harbour
Stoneville
Summerford
Templeman
Tilting
Tizzard's Harbour
Traytown
Trinity, B.B.
Triton
Twillingate
Valley Pond
Victoria Cove
Virgin Arm
Wesleyville
Westport
Wild Cove
Wings Point
Woodstock

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