Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

AWARDS ADMINISTERED BY SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

Information on all graduate awards listed below can be obtained from the Dean of Graduate Studies.

F.A. ALDRICH GRADUATE AWARD

The F.A. Aldrich Graduate Award has been established in memory of the first Dean of Graduate Studies at Memorial University. Up to three annual awards of $2,000.00 may be made. Awards will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies to alumni of Memorial who are in the first year of a full-time graduate programme and will be based on academic merit and need.

FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This fund was established through the contributions of members of the Associates Programme of the Faculty of Business Administration. The fund will provide scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculty. Awards will be made on the basis of academic standing but such factors as financial need and contribution to the faculty may be taken into account.

In the case of the undergraduate programme, scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Business Administration.

In the case of the graduate programme, the scholarships will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean of Business Administration.

THE DAVID BUCHAN GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD IN FOLKLORE

The Research Award is established in memory of Dr. David Buchan, a leading international ballad scholar, faculty member in the Department of Folklore from 1979 to 1994, and the first Memorial University of Newfoundland Research Professor. Administered by the School of Graduate Studies, two awards of $500 will normally be given each year to fund costs related to national/international travel for the accomplishment of, or the presentation of, folklore research by students in the graduate programme in folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The awards, given on the basis of scholarly merit combined with the quality of a research proposal or conference paper abstract, will be made by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies upon recommendation from the Head of the Department of Folklore, who will be advised by the Department of Folklore's Scholarships and Awards Committee.

BUCHANS SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF ASARCO INCORPORATED

ASARCO Incorporated has established a scholarship fund, the annual interest on which will provide for students enrolled in the Earth Sciences Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland, either a scholarship for post-graduate study and research, valued at $5000.00; or two scholarships for undergraduate study, valued at $500.00 each. The latter scholarships will be available only when no suitable candidate can be found for the former. In order to qualify for these awards, students must be native-born Newfoundlanders or graduates of Newfoundland high schools. In the case of the graduate scholarship, the award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences; in the case of the undergraduate scholarships, by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences. Should no candidates be available in any year, the awards may be held over.

THE MAURICE J. BURKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, valued at approximately $1,000.00 annually, was established by the family of the late Maurice Burke. Mr. Burke served in the Provincial Department of Education in the Teacher Certification Division for thirty-five years. He was also a columnist and author with a personal and professional interest in Newfoundland culture and folklore celebrating the uniqueness of Newfoundland outport life. It will be awarded alternately to a full-time graduate or undergraduate student in the Folklore Department on the basis of scholarship standing. In the case of undergraduates it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid. In the case of graduates it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In both cases the scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a recommendation from the Head, Department of Folklore.

CANADIAN COLLEGE OF TEACHERS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, valued at $1,000.00, is sponsored by the Cabot Chapter of the Canadian College of Teachers and is awarded annually to a full-time graduate student in the Faculty of Education for outstanding research. The award is made on the basis of application by a student or nomination by the student's supervisor. The application or nomination may take the form of a thesis or project proposal, but preferably be supported by an explanation of why the work involved is particularly meritorious. Applications should be forwarded to the office of the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research, Faculty of Education. The scholarship will by awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, upon recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Education.

EATON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, valued at $1500.00, is to be awarded to a student who has left full-time employment of five years or more to enter fulltime studies in the MBA programme, for completion or near completion of the degree. Selection of the candidate for the scholarship will be made on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Awards will be made on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants.

THE J. BRUCE AND HELEN H. FRENCH GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN PHYSICS

This scholarship valued at the annual accrued interest on an initial endowment, will be awarded to a female student at any level of a graduate programme in physics on the basis of excellence in both course work and research. If, in a particular year, a qualified female student is not available, the scholarship may be awarded to a male student who meets the other conditions. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Physics.

THE P.J. GARDINER AWARD FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This fund was established from contributions to the University's Anniversary Fund to commemorate the memory of the late Peter Gardiner, a former Director of Memorial's School of Business and local entrepreneur. Interest from the fund provides an annual award of $5,000.00 to recognize student creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship as evidenced by the establishment or plan to establish a new venture. Students at all levels of their Business Programme (graduate or undergraduate) are eligible for the award. In order to be considered for an award, applicants must submit a Venture Plan in the case of a proposed venture or a detailed description of a venture that they have already established. The submissions will be reviewed by a panel consisting of representatives from Industry and from the Faculty. In the case of undergraduate students, the awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid acting on the recommendation of this panel. In the case of graduate students, the awards will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies acting on the recommendation of the panel and the Faculty Committee on Graduate Studies.

THE PETER GARDINER AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY

This fund was established from contributions to the University's Anniversary Fund to commemorate the memory of the late Peter Gardiner, a former Director of Memorial's School of Business. Interest from the fund will provide or two annual awards of $2,500.00 each to support Business students (graduate and/or undergraduate) to study at Memorial's Harlow Campus or at another University outside Canada. In the case of undergraduate students, the awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Business Administration. In the case of graduate students, the awards will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon recommendation of the Faculty Committee on Graduate Studies.

THE MARY A. GRIFFITHS MEMORIAL BURSARY FUND FOR FOLKLORE FIELD RESEARCH (GRADUATE)

This fund has been established by the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore Society in memory of Mary A. Griffiths, B.A. (Folklore). One of more bursaries valued at a minimum of $250.00 each will be awarded annually to graduate Folklore students who wish to pursue field research. The awards will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Folklore. Selection will be made on the basis of a submitted research proposal as well as demonstrated financial need. Application forms and guidelines are available from and should be submitted to the Folklore Department. Deadline date for submission of applications is January 31. If there are no suitable candidates in a given year the bursaries will not be awarded.

THE MICHAEL HARRINGTON RESEARCH PRIZE IN NEWFOUNDLAND HISTORY

This award was established by the family of Michael Francis Harrington Sr., Journalist, Author and Newfoundland Historian. The prize is valued at a minimum of $500.00 and will be awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student doing research in Newfoundland History. To be considered, undergraduate students must be history majors planning to do research for a course in Newfoundland history or towards an honours thesis. Graduate students must be writing a thesis on some aspect of Newfoundland History. In some instances it may be awarded as a travel grant which will assist students with travel expenses incurred while undertaking their research. In the case of undergraduates it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon recommendation of the Head, Department of History. In the case of graduates it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, also upon recommendation of the Head, Department of History.

THE DR. AUSTIN J. HARTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Dr. Austin J. Harte Memorial Scholarship commemorates the memory of Austin Harte who was a member of the Faculty of Education, Memorial University from 1991-1995. The scholarship, which is valued at one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), may be awarded annually to a student in a graduate programme in the Faculty of Education. In order to be eligible for consideration, candidates must be registered full-time and satisfy all other conditions as stipulated by the University. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, upon the recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Education. A special application is required and may be obtained from the Faculty of Education and/or the School of Graduate Studies. Deadline for Application: March 15.

A.G. HATCHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

A small number of scholarships valued at $15,000.00 for one year will be awarded for high academic merit to full-time students working towards graduate degrees of this University.

THE ROLF G. HATTENHAUER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This fund was established by the Labour Management Co-operation Committee to commemorate the late Professor Rolf G. Hattenhauer, a well-known Newfoundland arbitrator who was actively involved in setting up the Committee. Professor Hattenhauer was a member of the Department of Commerce (later the Faculty of Business Administration) at Memorial University of Newfoundland from 1965 until his death in 1983, and during the year 1969-70 served as Head (pro tem) of the Department. The fund will provide scholarships and fellowships on a rotating basis in undergraduate and graduate studies in Business Administration.

In the case of the undergraduate scholarships, preference will be given to students in Terms 6 and 7 of the Bachelor of Commerce programme who are majoring in Labour Relations. These scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Dean of Business Administration.

In the case of the graduate fellowships, preference will be given to those students in the Master of Business Administration programme who are concentrating in or conducting research on the area of personnel and industrial relations. The graduate fellowships will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean of Business Administration.

THE DR. ETHEL M. JANES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION (GRADUATE)

From a sum of money endowed to Memorial University of Newfoundland by the late Dr. Ethel M. Janes, one scholarship valued at $2,000.00 will be awarded annually on the basis of scholastic achievement. Dr. Janes, a Professor of Education at Memorial University for twenty-eight years, devoted most of her professional career to study, research and teaching in primary and elementary education. Her contribution to the development of primary and elementary teacher education programmes within the faculty was significant, as was her influence on primary and elementary education in the schools. Two generations of prospective teachers were her students.This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic standing in a first Memorial University Education degree to a graduate student with a specialization in Reading or Language Arts. In the event that in any given year no graduate student qualifies for the award, this scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student. Instalments of $1,000.00 each will be awarded in two successive academic terms; and the scholarship is renewable for two years, provided first-class standing is maintained. This award will be made by the Dean of Education.

THE LABOUR/LE TRAVAIL INTERNSHIP FUND

This fund, jointly sponsored by the Canadian Committee on Labour History and the School of Graduate Studies, was set up to support a graduate student in history to train as an editorial intern with the journal Labour/Le Travail. It will be awarded on the basis of academic standing to a graduate student entering the Department of History to pursue studies in the area of Canadian and Newfoundland labour history. Valued at $10,000.00 it will be paid over a period of three successive academic semesters and may be renewed. Masters students may be renewed for one additional year and doctoral students may be renewed for up to two additional years. The internship will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the editor of Labour/Le Travail.

THE MARITIME AWARDS SOCIETY OF CANADA (MASC) MARITIME STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

The Maritime Awards Society of Canada has established an annual scholarship tenable at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The successful candidate will be a Canadian citizen studying in a "maritime based" programme at either the Masters or Doctoral level. This scholarship will have a value of at least $5,000.00 a year and in some cases may be renewed for a second year. It will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the appropriate Academic Unit.

THE MARGARET D. MCLEAN SCHOLARSHIP

The Margaret D. McLean Scholarship, valued at the annual accrued interest on the initial endowment, is awarded to a graduate of the basic Bachelor of Nursing Programme of Memorial University of Newfoundland. The successful candidate must be enroled in a doctoral programme of Nursing (or related field). In the event that an appropriate application from a doctoral candidate is not available, students enroled in a Master's Programme in Nursing (or related field) who intend to obtain a doctorate, may be considered. The scholarship will be based on academic excellence in the Bachelor of Nursing Programme and in any graduate courses completed. It will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon recommendation of the Director, School of Nursing.

THE W.F. MORNEAU SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, valued at the interest on the initial endowment will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Business Administration to a Newfoundland student who has been granted direct entry on a full-time basis to Term 3 of the Master of Business Administration Program and who has exhibited a high level of ambition. Financial need may also be taken into consideration when awarding this scholarship.

THE NEIL MURRAY GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD IN FOLKLORE

The Research Award, sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, is established to commemorate the energy of Neil Murray in his encouragement and promotion of our provincial folk music traditions.

Open to students currently registered in the graduate programme in folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland, two awards of $250, or one of $500, will normally be given each year. These awards are designed to fund costs related to the accomplishment of, or the presentation of, research on the traditional performing arts in Newfoundland, including song, dance, drama, or narrative and/or the cultural traditions of the Newfoundland fishery.

The awards, given on the basis of demonstrated academic merit and a research proposal or conference paper abstract demonstrating original, creative and innovative thought, will be made by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Folklore, who will be advised by the Selection Committee.

Applications should be directed to the head, Department of Folklore. The deadline for application is March 1st each year.

THE NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP IN OCEAN STUDIES AT MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND

The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has helped to establish The National Scholarship in Ocean Studies to be awarded to an outstanding Ph.D. candidate in an aspect of ocean studies which may include: chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physics, earth sciences, geography, economics or engineering. The award valued at $18,000 per annum for a maximum of three successive years may be held in conjunction with other major awards. The award is made only on the basis of academic excellence and the successful candidate must exhibit and maintain first-class standing. Guidelines and applications for the scholarship are available from the school of Graduate Studies. Final selection of the candidate will be made by a committee which reports to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. A one-time grant of up to $2,000 may be made in support of travel to appropriate conferences where the student is presenting research findings. Deadlines for applications will be July 1 in any one year when the scholarship is available, and application should be made on appropriate forms available from the School of Graduate Studies.

THE GAR PYNN SCHOLARSHIP IN BUSINESS

This endowed scholarship is made possible through a very kind donation to Memorial University by an anonymous donor in recognition of Professor Pynn's contribution to the Faculty of Business Administration over his 27 years of service. A scholarship valued at approximately $2,000.00 will be awarded annually to a full-time student at the end of his or her first year of full time study in the M.B.A. Program. It will be awarded to the student who has best demonstrated a combination of academic excellence, significant contributions to the faculty and leadership in student life within the M.B.A. Program. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Business Administration.

THE VERY REVEREND EDWARD AND MARJORIE RUSTED HARLOW TRAVEL AWARD

This is an award for graduate students who wish to travel to Harlow either to undertake graduate thesis-related research or who have enroled in a graduate course that is offered at the Harlow Campus. One award of $2,000.00 will be made annually to help defray the expenses for airfare and accommodation. Applications are to be made to the Dean of Graduate Studies and must be received by April 30th. Details of application are available from the School of Graduate Studies. The award will be made upon the recommendation of the Dean's Advisory Committee on Medals and Awards.

SCEPTRE INVESTMENT COUNSEL LIMITED BURSARY

Sceptre Investment Counsel, one of Canada's leading pension and mutual fund managers and an important partner to Memorial University for several years, has established this bursary as a demonstration of its commitment to community support. Valued at the accrued interest on their endowment, one or more bursaries will be awarded annually on a rotating basis between undergraduate and graduate students in any field of study. Successful candidate(s) must be Newfoundland residents demonstrating financial need and displaying qualities of leadership. In the case of undergraduates, it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid using scholarship standing as the primary determinant. Graduate students can make application in writing to the Dean of Graduate Studies. The award will be made by the Dean on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee.

DR. ALFRED K. SNELGROVE GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN EARTH SCIENCES

A bequest from Dr. Alfred K. Snelgrove makes possible up to two scholarships, valued at $5,000.00 per annum, for students applying for or enrolled in a graduate programme in the Department of Earth Sciences. These scholarships are intended primarily fro Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and are awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Earth Sciences. The scholarships are tenable for one year, and may be renewed. They may be held in addition to other scholarships and fellowships, and will be awarded only to applicants whose academic excellence and research potential can be clearly demonstrated.

THE DR. ANNA C. TEMPLETON MEMORIAL GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

This fund was established from a bequest to the university by Dr. Anna C. Templeton. Awarded annually and valued at approximately 75% of the earned interest, the scholarship is open to full-time graduate students in any year of their program who are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated leadership in teaching, promotion or development of craft or home economics in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Normally the award will be made to a student in the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Science, the School of Nursing, the School of Social Work or at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, or the Marine Institute. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies upon recommendation from the head of appropriate academic units in the above-noted areas. The award is not renewable, but reapplications will be considered.

THE J. BERYL TRUSCOTT GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

This fund is established in memorial to J. Beryl Truscott, a long-time employee of the Marine Sciences Research Laboratory, and is administered by the School of Graduate Studies. It is valued at $2000.00 and is normally awarded annually to a full-time student pursuing a graduate programme in either Chemistry or Biochemistry. Awards will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies based upon recommendations from the Head, Department of Biochemistry and the Head, Department of Chemistry.

UNIVERSITY SUPPORT

A limited amount of University Support may be awarded to full-time students working toward graduate degrees at this University. Awards will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendations of Departments. These awards may be supplemented by remuneration for extra duties performed in the Departments at the discretion of Department Heads.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS TO PURSUE GRADUATE STUDIES RELATED TO RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

The "Special Scholarships for Studies in the Sciences Related to Resource Development" will be in the amount of $7500.00 annually for students registered in full-time post-graduate studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland, in programmes leading to the Master's and/or Doctorate degrees in the Sciences related to Resource Development. A scholarship may be renewed and awarded for one additional year only.

The scholarships are to be tenable at Memorial University of Newfoundland, but under special circumstances may include approved studies abroad. Eligible candidates normally should be residents of the province, or should have been resident in the province for at least three years prior to entering the programme, excluding time spent at post-secondary institutions.

Candidates will normally have a First-Class Undergraduate Degree, or a Second-Class Degree with First-Class standing in courses in their major field of study. Candidates should apply for the scholarships to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

THE GEORGE WESTON GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Two scholarships valued at a minimum of $2,000.00 each, will be awarded annually to full-time graduate students, one in the field of Marine Biology and one in the field of Marine Engineering. These students must have been born in one of the Atlantic Provinces. Tenable at Memorial University of Newfoundland, these scholarships will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon recommendation from the Deans of Science and Engineering.

WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, valued at $600.00, is open to a student currently in the School of Graduate Studies in the semester in which his/her thesis is expected to be presented. Financial need as well as scholarship standing will be taken into consideration. This award will be made upon the recommendation of the Dean of Graduate Studies.


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