Scholarships and Awards for Philosophy Students
JAMES A. GOOD SCHOLARSHIP IN PHILOSOPHY
This scholarship has been established by friends and colleagues in Memory of James A. Good. Mr. Good was a successful investment banker and Partner at Capital Canada Limited in Toronto. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland, an M.A. in Philosophy from Dalhousie University, and undertook doctoral studies in Philosophy at the University of Toronto where he was also a lecturer. He was Chief of Staff to the Honourable John C. Crosbie, a position he maintained across the portfolios of Justice, Transport, Finance, International Trade and Fisheries. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, the scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Philosophy on the basis of scholarship standing and financial need. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Philosophy.
The first James A. Good Scholarship was awarded to Joseph Carew for 2006-07. Joe received the award on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at a ceremony which included university and government officials, such as President Axel Meisen, and members of the Department of Philosophy, as well as Mary Symons, Mr. Good's widow who traveled from Ontario to congratulate Mr. Carew.
THE JOSEPH AND JOYCE DAWSON MEMORIAL BURSARY IN PHILOSOPHY
This bursary was established by an anonymous donor to honour Joseph “Peter” Dawson and his wife, Joyce. Professor Dawson taught in the Department of Philosophy and was Head of the Department from 1964-1975. He oversaw the Department’s expansion and assumption of new roles across Campus. Valued at $1500, it will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student majoring in Philosophy at Memorial University of Newfoundland, who meets the minimum academic requirements for a bursary as defined by the University, and has demonstrated financial need. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, based on a recommendation by the Head, Department of Philosophy.
THE R. BERTRAM GREEN CLASS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is the result of a bequest to the University by Rev. Dr. Robert Bertram Green. Valued at the annual interest on the initial endowment, it will be awarded to an undergraduate student in second or third year in the Faculty of Arts, majoring in either Classical or Modern Languages, Economics, English, History, Philosophy, or Political Science. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Arts.
THE BAREND KIEFTE MEMORIAL AWARD
This award was established by friends of Dr. Barend Kiefte, in his memory. It is a book prize to be given annually to a student in Philosophy. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Philosophy.
THE JOHN M. AND ELSA S. MORGAN SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships have been bequeathed to the University by the late Dr. John M. Morgan, B.Sc., M.D., and have been named to commemorate Dr. Morgan and his wife Elsa. Up to twenty-five scholarships will be made available annually to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland within the areas specified below and who will be continuing in these programs. The scholarships, valued at a minimum of $1,000.00 each, will be disbursed as follows:
- up to five to the Faculty of Medicine
- up to four to the School of Nursing
- up to four to the Faculty of Education
- up to four to the Department of Philosophy
- up to four to the Department of Anthropology
- up to two to the Department of Religious Studies (with preference to students of comparative religions)
- up to two to students in Newfoundland Studies
The scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the appropriate Dean/Director/Department Head. Preference will be given, where possible, to students from the Port-de-Grave District.