Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

AWARDS AVAILABLE FOR STUDY OUTSIDE NEWFOUNDLAND

THE ARTHUR AND SONIA MAY SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship, which is expected to be between $4,000 and $5,000 (based on the annual interest on its endowment), has been established by Arthur and Sonia May on the occasion of the University's 50th Anniversary as a degree-granting institution, and in gratitude for the outstanding experience they enjoyed as students. It will be awarded to a student who has completed at least two years of a degree program at Memorial and who has been accepted to attend a recognized university outside Canada for one or two semesters of study for transfer credit to Memorial towards completion of his/her undergraduate degree. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid. Applications may be made to the Scholarships and Awards Office, Room 4018, University Centre, on or before March 1. The first of these scholarships will be awarded in 1999.

THE GORDON BILLARD AWARD IN EDUCATION

A donation has been made to Memorial University by Mr. Gordon Billard for the purpose of establishing a fund to provide financial assistance to Education students who live at the University's Harlow campus while undertaking approved studies in Great Britain. The award is intended to enhance the student's educational experience in Britain. Its value will be based on the annual interest on the fund. It will be awarded during the Spring Semester by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon the recommendation of the Dean, Student Affairs and Services. Academic achievement and financial need will be considered.

THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

This scholarship, valued at the annual interest on its endowment, has been established from contributions to the University's Opportunity Fund Campaign by The Coca-Cola Foundation. It will be awarded to a student who has completed at least two years of a degree program at Memorial and who has been accepted to attend a recognized university outside Canada for one or two semesters of study for transfer credit to Memorial towards completion of his/her undergraduate degree. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid.

THE HARLOW DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Harlow Development Corporation, Harlow, England, has made a grant to establish a scholarship fund to financially assist students from Memorial University of Newfoundland who wish to live at the University's Harlow campus while undertaking approved studies in Great Britain. The fund will also provide scholarships to students who are residents of Harlow and who wish to study at Memorial, or some other institute of learning, in Newfoundland. It is hoped that interest on the fund will finance five or six annual scholarships at 250 each.

THE ELIZABETH C. HESSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN GERMAN

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Elizabeth C. Hesson, Head of the Department of German and Russian from 1986 to 1989 and a member of that Department from 1969 to 1989, through the generosity of her family, colleagues and friends. The scholarship has a value of $1,000.00, and is normally awarded to a German major who has completed at least the second year of study at Memorial University and who has demonstrated a high level of academic performance in German. The scholarship shall be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of German and Russian, and is designed to assist the student to undertake a program of German studies in German-speaking Europe. In addition to academic excellence, financial need may be taken into account. This scholarship will not necessarily be awarded every academic year.

THE A.C. HUNTER TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP IN FRENCH

This scholarship has a value of not less than $600.00 and is awarded annually. It has been established in memory of Dean A.C. Hunter through the generosity of Mrs. Hunter, the Provincial government of Newfoundland, the Board of Regents of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Dean Hunter's former students and friends. The award shall take the form of a travel grant to a student, in second year or beyond, majoring or minoring in French who wishes to pursue a program of study of one or more semesters' duration, in French language, literature or culture, at a recognized institution in metropolitan France.

The award shall be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships, on the recommendation of the Department of French and Spanish.

THE MURIEL H. HUNTER SCHOLARSHIP IN SPANISH

This scholarship, valued at $600.00, is awarded out of income derived from a bequest to the University by the late Mrs. Muriel H. Hunter, wife of the late Dr. A.C. Hunter and former Lecturer in Spanish at the Memorial University College. The award shall take the form of a travel grant to a student, in second year or beyond, majoring or minoring in Spanish who wishes to pursue a program of study of one or more semesters' duration, in Spanish or Spanish-American language, literature or culture, at a recognized institution in metropolitan Spain or Latin America.

The award shall be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships, on the recommendation of the Department of French and Spanish.

THE H.H. JACKSON TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP IN GERMAN

This scholarship was established upon the retirement of Dr. Herbert H. Jackson, Professor Emeritus and first Head of the Department of German and Russian from 1967 to 1980, through the generosity of his colleagues and students. The scholarship has a minimum value of $500.00 and is awarded annually by the Senate Committee on Scholarships, upon the recommendation of the Department Head, to a candidate who has completed at least the second year of study at Memorial University, has demonstrated a high level of academic performance in German, and is planning to undertake a program of studies and/or work assignment in a German-speaking country.

THE RHODES SCHOLARSHIP

A Rhodes Scholarship is tenable at the University of Oxford and may be held for three years. Since, however, the majority of Rhodes Scholars obtain standing which enables them to take a degree in two years, appointments are made for two years in the first instance, and a Rhodes Scholar who may wish to remain for a third year must present a definite plan of study for that period satisfactory to his/her College and to the Rhodes Trustees. Rhodes Scholars may be allowed, if conditions are approved by their own College and by the Oxford Secretary to the Rhodes Trustees, either to postpone their third year, returning to Oxford after a period of work in their own countries, or to spend their third year in post-graduate work at any university in Great Britain, and in special cases at any university on the continent of Europe, in the Overseas Dominions, or in the United States, but not in the country of their origin. This privilege of taking the work of the third year away from Oxford is, however, granted only in exceptional circumstances.

The stipend of a Rhodes Scholarship consists of a direct payment to the University and to the Scholar's College of approved fees (such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory fees, and certain other set charges), plus a maintenance allowance, which is paid directly to the Scholar at the rate of at least 3,480 per annum to cover board, lodging and other expenses. The sum provided should be sufficient to enable a Scholar to meet the necessary expenses for term-time and vacations, but those who can afford to supplement it to a modest extent from their own resources are advised to do so. Reasonable travel expenses to and from Oxford will be paid by the Trust. Application forms containing full particulars can be obtained from the Secretary of the Selection Committee for the Province of Newfoundland or from the Scholarships and Awards Office at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Inquiries may be directed to the Secretary of the Selection Committee:

Mr. Augustus G. Lilly
P.O. Box 5038
St. John's, NF
A1C 5V3
Telephone: 722-4270

THE ROTHERMERE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS

These fellowships, the gift of the first Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland, have been established to aid and encourage students who have taken their first degree at this University, to pursue their studies for the British higher degree at a university of their choice in the United Kingdom. It is not intended that students who have obtained most of their education in Britain be eligible for a Fellowship. Awards are made by the Rothermere Fellowships Trust, on the recommendation of the President.

This fellowship does not guarantee admission to a university in the United Kingdom. The successful candidate is responsible for applying separately to the university of his/her choice and finalizing appropriate admission details.

The conditions of the award are as follows:

1) Candidates shall have completed a Bachelor's degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland and have completed or be about to complete a Master's degree either at Memorial or another university in North America.

2) Fellowships will be awarded only to candidates who are proceeding to the United Kingdom from Memorial University of Newfoundland to work for a British higher degree. Fellowships will not be awarded to candidates who wish to extend their stay in Britain to obtain a further British higher degree. Persons who are full-time members of the Faculty of Memorial University of Newfoundland are not eligible for a Rothermere Fellowship.

3) The awards will be restricted to a maximum tenure of THREE years, or the period requested in the candidate's application, whichever is the lesser. Continuation beyond the first year will depend on certification of competence and satisfactory progress.

4) Candidates must accept and complete the terms of years for which the Fellowship has been awarded, unless the requirements for the qualifications for which the Fellowship was awarded have been completed before the term expires. No interruption of tenure or postponement of the date of commencement of the Fellowship will be allowed.

5) One Fellowship will be awarded each year.

6) The value of the award will be 7,000 per annum, plus college fees. The fees will be paid directly to the University concerned. The grant will be credited to the Fellow's banking account in quarterly instalments, paid in advance.

7) The Trust will pay the air fare, economy class, for new Fellows, from Newfoundland to England. Return fare, economy class, will be paid, with the proviso that the student must return within a month of the completion of the Fellowship, in order to qualify for a refund of the cost of the fare home to Newfoundland.

8) Application forms are obtainable from Ms. Elizabeth Hillman, Assistant to the President, and must be submitted in duplicate, with accompanying documents, by November 30 in any year, for the following academic year.


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