Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

LOAN FUNDS

MAUDE ABBOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP LOAN FUND

This fund was established by the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. Small loans are available to any woman medical student or first-year intern. In special cases a loan of up to $1000.00 may be granted to a medical woman for recognized post-graduate training. Loans are repayable within five years of date of issue, after which time interest will be charged at the rate of 5% compounded annually. Information regarding these loans may be obtained from:

Secretariat
Federation of Medical Women of Canada
P.O. Box 8244
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 3H7

THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS OF NEWFOUNDLAND LOAN FUND

Established by the Association of Professional Engineers of Newfoundland for Engineering students during their time at this University. Apply to the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

THE BREEZEWAY EMERGENCY TRUST FUND

In May, 1984, the Board of Directors of the Breezeway Bar gave to the University a sum of money, to be used as an emergency loan/bursary fund for needy undergraduate students. The Fund is administered by the Director of General Student Services through the Supervisor of Student Awards, and within guidelines already developed by the office for awards to financially needy students. These awards will not normally exceed $300.00.

CANADA STUDENT LOANS

The Canada Student Loans Plan has been instituted by the Federal Government to provide assistance for students at universities and other institutions of post-secondary education. The loans are made under government guarantee, and with the authorization of a provincial committee appointed for the purpose, by any branch of a chartered bank or by certain designated credit unions. The authorizing agency for Newfoundland is:

The Canada Student Loans Authority
Department of Education
Confederation Building
St. John's, Newfoundland
(Telephone 576-4235)

The procedure is as follows:

a) Students requiring loans should obtain application forms, and any further information, from the authority mentioned above. On this form they will be required to give details of their intended courses of study and to establish, by a statement of financial resources, their need for a loan;

b) If applications are successful, each student will be given a certificate of eligibility;

c) Having received the certificates of eligibility, students may then approach the bank of their choice and negotiate loans;

d) Loans up to a maximum of $100.00 per week for each week of the academic semester may be granted. Loans are available for a maximum of ten academic years;

e) As long as students continue full-time studies and for six months thereafter, the interest on the loan will be paid by the government. At the expiry of that period, borrowers will be required to begin regular monthly payments which must be negotiated with the bank.

CANADIAN FORCES PERSONNEL ASSISTANCE FUND

EDUCATION ASSISTANCE LOAN PROGRAMME

The Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund offers an Education Assistance Loan Programme to assist serving and former members and their dependents with costs of post secondary education.

To be eligible for a low interest loan of $1,200, $1,500, $2,000 or $2,500 the serving or former member must have served in the Canadian Army, after 1st October 1946, or in the Canadian Forces, after 31 January 1968, and have a minimum of 5 years Regular Force military service. The loans are repayable over a twelve month period commencing in September of the year in which the loan is awarded.

Application forms are available from Canadian Forces Base Financial Counsellors, district offices of Veterans Affairs Canada, and the Provincial Command offices of the Royal Canadian Legion or by writing to CFPAF, 245 Cooper Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0G2. The application must be submitted by the service member on behalf of the student. The deadline for submissions is 30 June 1995. Late submissions will not be considered.

THE GERALD S. DOYLE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP LOAN FUND

By the generosity of the late G.S. Doyle, Esq., O.B.E., there are a number of scholarship loans available each year to Engineering students. The loans are normally in the amount of $500.00 per year, but may, when circumstances warrant, extend up to $1,000.00 per year. The loans are made by the Dean of Students Affairs and Services on the recommendation of the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science. These loans may be granted for three successive years and are repayable at convenient times before graduation. Applications are available from the Office of the Associate Dean of Engineering and Applied Science.

HELEN M. LODGE LOAN FUND

The bequest of the late Professor Helen M. Lodge, formerly Professor of Education at this University.

F.W. ROWE STUDENT LOAN FUND

Based on royalties from Dr. Rowe's book, The Development of Education in Newfoundland. At the author's suggestion, priority is to be given to the children of active, retired or deceased teachers.

R.C.A.F. ASSOCIATION LOAN FUND

Set up in 1957 by the St. John's Branch of the R.C.A.F. Association. Priority will be given to children of those who have served in the Air Force.

ST. JOHN'S ROTARY CLUB SILVER JUBILEE LOAN FUND

Set up in 1946 by the Rotary Club of St. John's to commemorate the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Rotary in this Province.


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