Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

CONVOCATION AWARDS

Convocation Medals and Awards are given at the Spring Convocation each year however, students who graduated at the previous Fall Convocation will also be considered for these awards.

The "scholarship year" shall be defined as "May 1 - April 30".

GOVERNOR-GENERAL'S MEDALS

Two Governor-General's Medals are awarded at Convocation: the Gold Medal to the graduate student who achieves the highest academic standing in his/her Graduate degree programme; and the Silver to the undergraduate student obtaining a first degree who stands highest in the graduating class and has an average of first-class standing.

UNIVERSITY MEDALS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

University Medals for Academic Excellence are given in the graduating year to candidates for Bachelor's degrees who are recommended by the Head of Department of each of the following: Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Canadian Studies, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Drama and Music, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education (Elementary, Music, Primary, Secondary and Vocational), Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Naval Architectural), English (both St. John's and Corner Brook programmes), Folklore, French and Spanish, Geography, German, History, Linguistics, Mathematics, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Music, Nursing (Programme A & B), Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Psychology (both St. John's and Corner Brook programmes), Religious Studies, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Theatre Arts and Visual Arts. Awards are made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships.

THE UNIVERSITY MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN AN ALL-COURSE MASTER'S PROGRAMME

The medal is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies to a student graduating at the Master's level who has demonstrated academic excellence in course work throughout his/her graduate programme. One medal may be awarded in each academic year.

THE UNIVERSITY MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN A THESIS BASED MASTER'S PROGRAMME

The medal is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies to a Master's candidate who has demonstrated excellence in the production of a thesis. One medal may be awarded in each academic year.

THE ASSOCIATION OF REGISTERED NURSES OF NEWFOUNDLAND AWARD TO GRADUATING DIPLOMA STUDENTS

Criteria: Graduating students of the Outpost Nursing and Nurse-Midwifery Programmes are eligible for this award. Successful candidates are chosen by the Undergraduate Studies Committee. One award of $100.00 for each programme.

THE BIRKS MEDAL

The Birks Medal is provided by Henry Birks and Sons (Maritime) Limited for awarding to the student of the graduating class who has shown most leadership in student affairs during his or her university years.

THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS (CAG) AWARD

The Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) Award is given to the top student graduating with an Honours degree majoring in Geography in each university in Canada. The award at Memorial University is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon a recommendation from the head of the Geography Department. Recipients receive a three-year membership in the association which includes a subscription of The Canadian Geographer, a professional journal.

THE CAPTAIN ROBERT A. BARTLETT SCIENCE AWARD

As a spontaneous expression of their admiration and affection for a man who has a lasting place in the history of polar exploration, the Explorers' Club of New York and two kindred organizations - the Wilderness Club of Philadelphia and the Harvard Travellers' Club of Massachusetts - donated a sum of money to this University, as a memorial to Captain Bartlett. The University has placed this money in a trust fund, the interest on which is the value of the award. The award is made annually to a student graduating in Science, on the recommendation of the President.

THE NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION MEDAL

This medal is awarded to a graduating student in Education who has had a consistently good academic record in the professional courses required for the degree and who has made an outstanding contribution to the Faculty of Education and to the University.

THE ASSOCIATION OF REGISTERED NURSES OF NEWFOUNDLAND AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

The Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland offers a $100.00 Award of Excellence to a graduating student of the generic Bachelor of Nursing Programme, who has demonstrated excellence in nursing practice.

ASSOCIATION OF REGISTERED NURSES OF NEWFOUNDLAND AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN M.N. PROGRAMME

The Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland offers an annual award to a graduating student of the Master's of Nursing Programme who has the highest average in courses required for the programme provided that the student has achieved a minimum average of 75 percent in those courses and has written a thesis which is judged by the examiners to be of high quality. This award is to be made at an annual Convocation. The recommendation for the award is to be made by the Director of the School of Nursing to the Dean of Graduate Studies.

THE MARGARET FITZPATRICK MORGAN MEDAL IN NURSING

This award will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Nursing, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

THE A.C. HUNTER PRIZE IN ENGLISH

The A.C. Hunter Prize in English, established by the late Mrs. A.C. Hunter in memory of her husband, formerly Head of the Departments of English and French, and Dean of Arts and Science at this University, has a value of $100.00 and is awarded annually at the Spring Convocation to the graduating student majoring in English who stands highest in the General Degree programme. The prize is awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Head, Department of English Language and Literature.

THE HARVEY AND DORIS MURCELL SCHOLARSHIP IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

This scholarship, donated to the University by Doris and the late Harvey Murcell of Harbour Grace, and valued at $500.00, is awarded to a graduating student majoring in Religious Studies. To be eligible for the award, a student must have scholarship standing. Financial need, and the student's contribution to the Department of Religious Studies, may be considered. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Religious Studies.

THE CAPTAIN GEORGE C. WHITELEY ENGLISH PRIZE

This prize is the gift of Mr. George C. Whiteley, Jr., a student of Memorial University College, 1926-27, in memory of his father, the late Captain George C. Whiteley. The prize, of the value of $100.00, is awarded annually by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Head, Department of English Language and Literature, to the student who graduates with B.A.(Hons.) in English with the highest standing. In the event that at any convocation there is no Honours graduate in English, the prize may be awarded to a graduating student of outstanding academic merit and promise in the General Degree programme who is selected and recommended for the award by the Department of English. Other things being equal, the prize will be awarded to a student who has produced original work of literary merit.

THE FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ADVISORY BOARD M.B.A. AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

This award, established by the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Business Administration, is to be presented annually to the outstanding student in the graduating class of the M.B.A. programme. The recipient will be selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership and general contribution within the programme. Selection will be made by the Scholarship Advisory Committee of the Faculty of Business Administration, acting on the advice of the Dean of the Faculty.

THE DEAN'S HONOUR AWARD IN ENGINEERING

This award is in recognition of outstanding contribution made to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science through leadership in student affairs and service to the community while maintaining high academic standing.

THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND GEOSCIENTISTS OF NEWFOUNDLAND AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN GEOSCIENCE

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland have established an award for excellence in Geoscience which shall be awarded to the graduating student at Memorial University who has shown the highest degree of academic excellence during his/her geoscience education. It takes the form of a framed "Award for Excellence" which is engraved and presented by the association on or about the time of convocation. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences.

THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND GEOSCIENTISTS OF NEWFOUNDLAND ANNIVERSARY SILVER MEDAL

The Association of Professional Engineers of Newfoundland offers a Silver Medal in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to mark the occasion of fifty years of Engineering education at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The medal, to be tenable by a student in each year's graduating class, is to be awarded on the following conditions:

a) high academic standing;
b) outstanding leadership qualities;
c) involvement in extracurricular activities;
d) all-round contribution.

The selection of the winner is to be based on the recommendation of a Selection Committee within the Faculty, with the President of APEN or his delegate sitting on the Committee as a member.

THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND GEOSCIENTISTS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

The Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Newfoundland has established an "Award for Excellence", which may be made to a student at Memorial University who obtains an Engineering degree in not more than eight consecutive academic terms and who has completed the prescribed courses with the highest average mark in all the courses. This award takes the form of a framed "Award for Excellence", suitably engraved, and presented by the Association at or about the time of Convocation.

THE IEEE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR SECTION AWARD

This award, which consists of a certificate and cash prize, is presented at the Spring Convocation to a graduating student in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Electrical Engineering Programme) who has had a consistently good academic record in the professional courses required for the degree and who has made a significant contribution to the Faculty and to the IEEE student branch. It is awarded annually by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

THE DAVID DUNSIGER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

This award is for excellence in graduate studies in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and commemorates the contribution of Dr. A. David Dunsiger, a member of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science from 1974-79. It is awarded at the Spring Convocation to a graduate in the preceding year who produces work of outstanding quality. The recipient will be selected by the Faculty of Engineering Scholarship Advisory Committee, on the advice of the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS' STUDENT AWARD

The Newfoundland and Labrador Branch of the Canadian Association of Social Workers makes this award annually to a graduating B.S.W. student selected by the Association in consultation with the School of Social Work.

THE AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR'S PRIZE

This prize, a book award, is to be awarded annually by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Head, Department of German and Russian, to a graduating student who has majored in German Language and Literature and has a consistently good academic record at the University.

THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR'S PRIZE

This prize, the gift of the Ambassador of France to Canada, is a book award made at Convocation to an outstanding graduate whose major was French. The award is made on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of French and Spanish.

THE PRIZE OF THE AMBASSADOR OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

This prize, a book award, the gift of the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada, is to be awarded annually by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Head, Department of German and Russian, to a graduating student who has majored in German Language and Literature and has a consistently good academic record at the University.

THE SPANISH AMBASSADOR'S PRIZE

This Prize, the gift of the Ambassador of Spain to Canada, is a book award made at Convocation to an outstanding graduate whose major was Spanish. The award is made on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of French and Spanish.

THE SWISS AMBASSADOR'S PRIZE

One prize in French and one in German are awarded annually to graduating students who have majored in these languages. The prize in French is awarded on the recommendation of the Head, Department of French and Spanish, and the prize in German on the recommendation of the Head, Department of German and Russian.

THE SOCIETY OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY MERIT AWARD

The student graduating in Honours Chemistry and Biochemistry with the highest standing will receive a suitably engraved gold key and a year's subscription to Chemistry and Industry. The recipient must have obtained an overall average of at least 75%, completed the course programme in the normal number of years, and be recommended to the Senate Committee on Scholarships by the Heads, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

THE GEORGE M. STORY CONVOCATION MEDAL IN ARTS

This award was established in memory of Dr. George M. Story, Professor Emeritus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. The medal is awarded to the student graduating with a Bachelor of Arts who has demonstrated, as did Dr. Story, both academic excellence and a strong commitment to serving the university and the community. It ill be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon the recommendation of the Dean of Arts.

THE FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ADVISORY BOARD B.COMM. (CO-OP) AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

This award, established by the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Business Administration, is to be presented annually to an outstanding student in the graduating class of the B.Comm. (Co-op) programme. The recipient will be selected based on a combination of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and general contribution within the programme. This award will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration.

FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEAN'S MBA AWARD

This award is made by the Dean of the Faculty, on the advice of colleagues, to a graduating MBA student in recognition of academic excellence together with demonstrated leadership qualities in graduate student activities and service to the Faculty and/or the University.

THE CSEP/SCPE (CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY) UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

The CSEP/SCPE Undergraduate Award recognizes excellence in academic achievement among undergraduate students. It is offered in Canadian universities which offer an undergraduate degree in physical education, human kinetics, or related disciplines. It will be awarded to graduating students who achieve the highest academic standing in their undergraduate class in the scientific portion of their curriculum. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon the recommendation of the Director, School of Physical Education and Athletics. One award, in the form of an engraved medallion and a certificate, is granted annually at each university.


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