Academic Information/Scholarships


Check this page on a regular basis for academic opportunities and information of interest to Psychology students!

Academic Opportunities

Canadian Psychological Association:

Please see the attached link for anyone interested in becoming a student affiliate of the Canadian Psychological Association. Gain access to numerous events, information and professional development skills to guide you along your path in Psychology. The CPA hosts annual conferences, a student written and published psychology newsletter and the opportunity to network with professionals in your field of interest.

If anyone wants to join the Canadian Psychological Association, here's some of the perks an a link to learn more!

-Free SPC Card with membership
-Network with professionals and other students
-Access to CPA Journals
-Learn about publishing, networking and career opportunities
-And More!

To find out more information, you can visit the website listed below, or contact our CPA Rep, Garrett Melee.


All students are welcome to attend the academic information sessions below:
Feb. 25 Business
March 4 Arts
March 11 Science

All sessions will be in the Science Building Room SN 4068 from 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Find out what is needed to begin your intended program of study!

2014-2015 Science Atlantic (Psychology) Conference

When: May 18th - 19th, 2015

Where: Memorial University of NL

More information to follow.

Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

Indspire Bursaries and Scholarships

Indspire has a new application window for its post-secondary bursaries and scholarship awards program for Indigenous students. The new application period is now open and will close on February 16 2015 - so don't wait! Indspire helps thousands of Indigenous students complete their education, and we can help you, too! Please spread the word about this opportunity for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students.

Wild Things Scholarship

Nature Newfoundland and Labrador is now accepting applications for the 2015 Wild Things Scholarship. The deadline is February 28, 2015. To apply, applicants should go to our website ( and click on the Scholarship tab where they will find instructions for applying online or via paper copy.

MUNSU Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contribution to Student Life AWARD

Nominations are now being accepted for the MUNSU Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contribution to Student Life (ETOCSL) Awards. The awards are intended to give students the opportunity to give back to those faculty and staff members at Memorial who have had a positive impact on their lives. The 2014-2015 academic year marks the seventh year that ETOCSL Awards have been distributed, and there have been some very worthy recipients and candidates. These are the only awards for faculty and staff at Memorial that are entirely student-run. Check out MUNSU's website to find out more details and how to nominate someone! Nominations are due by 4:30 PM on March 6th.

Summer Undergradate Research Awards (SURAs)

Please note that international students are eligible for the Dean of Science’s Summer Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA), even though they cannot apply for NSERC USRAs. Students should put together the materials that would have gone to NSERC and submit them directly to the Dean of Science office no later than Friday, March 27, 2015. We ask that students submit only those documents they would normally submit with an NSERC application, but not the NSERC application itself. Have a look at the NSERC website to see what it is that completes the application package, and give us only those materials.

Students should understand, however, that their supervisor must be a member of the faculty of science as we will not fund SURAs through medicine or engineering. More information is also posted on the Faculty of Science website.

Sarah Gaulin Award
The Gaulin Foundation is pleased to announce that it is once again accepting applications for the Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship – a national scholarship that promotes the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education. The $1,000 scholarships are being offered in honour of Sarah Gaulin, who died at the age of 26 after a longtime battle with mental illness. In order to apply, students must be registered in a post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of their mental illness.The scholarship will be awarded to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2015. Details about the scholarship can be found at

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology or long-term care administration. The applicant must be attending classes at the time of the spring deadline. Deadline April 15, 2015. Essay topic and details found at

Live Out There Scholarship

The scholarship is a student award that supports any undergraduate student who is passionate about the outdoors.

Applicants Must:
Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree level course at a recognized Canadian University; Be passionate about the outdoors; Submit a 500-1000 word essay based on one of the 8 topics suggested by Live Out There (more details below); One application per student; Selection process: Selection will be made by Live Out There. Deadline: April 15, 2015. Winner will be notified via email no later than: 30th April 2015. Number of awards: *One. Value of award: *$2,000

Lyle Makosky Award

On behalf of the True Sport Foundation, a national charitable organization that promotes values-based and principle driven sport. We have received a major gift from a donor who is a firm believer in, and advocate for, fair and ethical sport in Canada. In an attempt to encourage others in the sport sector, including young people studying in various sports disciplines, to also advocate for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone, Mr. Lyle Makosky, former ADM, Fitness and Amateur Sport, has established the “Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund;” administered by our foundation. The Fund will initially award a minimum of $2,000 annually to one successful applicant; we are committed to growing the Fund and expect that it will provide multiple annual awards in the coming years. The application deadline for this Award is April 30th, 2015 (for the 2015-2016 academic year). We are therefore asking that you please share the Fund information as soon as possible with your faculties and schools offering programs in: Physical Education and Recreation, Human Kinetics, Kinesiology, Sports Psychology, Sport Management, Sport Studies, Exercise Science, Coaching and Leadership Programs, Sports Journalism, Strength and Conditioning, Ethics, or Moral Reasoning. Check out for more information (terms of reference) and on-line application form.

NLTA Leonard Foundation Scholarship

Further information, including selection criteria, along with applications, are available on the NLTA website Click on “forms” and go to “L” for Leonard Foundation scholarship. Please address any questions and forward completed applications to the attention of Beverley Park,


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