The Psychology department is seeking nominations for two awards - The General Rick Hillier Scholarship in Science and Leadership, and The Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited Science Scholarship (see below for details). Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience majors are asked to nominate themselves for the awards by sending their information directly to Dr. Aimee Surprenant (firstname.lastname@example.org) of our departmental awards committee. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 16th.
General Rick Hillier Scholarship in Science and Leadership
This scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, was established through donations and the proceeds of the inaugural Halifax Affinity Dinner, at which General Rick Hillier gave the keynote address. The scholarship is intended to recognize one of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s most celebrated alumni. General Hillier is one of Canada’s most respected and successful military leaders in generations; a leader who has had a profound impact on Canada’s men and women in the military, and an advocate for peace internationally. Upon his retirement in October of 2008, General Hillier took on the position of Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland. To be eligible for this scholarship students must be enrolled full-time in any year of any undergraduate program in the Faculty of Science. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership in their activities, either on or off-campus, and students who have graduated from a high school in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. When possible, preference will also be given to students who are members of military families, or who are past or present members of the military. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarship, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science.
The Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited Science Scholarship
These scholarships valued at approximately $2,500.00 each annually, are the result of an endowment to The Opportunity Fund by the Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited. They will be awarded to second year students or beyond entering the Faculty of Science. 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 Dean, Faculty of Science. All else being equal, preference will be given to students from Labrador.