Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

FACULTY OF MEDICINE

THE DR. BRIAN GERARD ADAMS MEMORIAL BURSARY FUND

This bursary has been established by the friends and family of Dr. Brian Gerard Adams, in his memory. The bursary, valued at $500.00, is available by application on the completion of second year medical studies. The recipient must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. The bursary is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships, acting on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

THE ALCOHOL AND DRUG DEPENDENCY COMMISSION COMMEMORATIVE AWARDS

These awards have been established to commemorate the Alcohol and Drug Dependency Commission (1982-1992). In an effort to promote the pursuit of addictions studies in various disciplines, it is hoped that recipients will pursue careers in addiction-related fields. Up to three awards, valued at $750.00 each, are available annually and open to students who have completed a major or published paper at the undergraduate or graduate level or are completing an Honors Dissertation on addictions issues. It will be awarded on a rotating basis to students in Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine, and Social Work with a Department receiving only one award in any given scholarship year. These awards will be granted by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon recommendation of the Dean/ Director/Head of the respective departments.

THE BRISTOL LABORATORIES OF CANADA PRIZE

This prize of $200.00 is to be used for the purchase of Medical books. It is to be awarded to a first-year medical student on the basis of academic performance as well as the interests and the needs of the student. Works on Pharmacology and Therapeutics will ordinarily be included in the books selected. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

THE DONALD CANT STUDENTSHIP

The annual Donald Cant Studentship, valued at $750.00, is for researching and writing an original essay, suitable for publication, on some aspect of the History of Medicine. The studentship is open to any student enrolled in the MD programme, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships on the basis of a proposal to be submitted by January 31 of each year.

THE CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND HOSPITAL MEDICAL STAFF AND DR. J.F. BROWN BURSARY

From the emoluments of this fund, two annual awards of equal value will be made available to students from the Central Newfoundland area who are enrolled in the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine. The first award, a scholarship, shall be made available to the student who attains the highest academic standing in the fourth year; the second award, a scholarship/bursary, shall be made available to the student, in any year, who demonstrates the greatest financial need. At the discretion of the Dean of Medicine, any combination of academic achievement and financial need may be applied in the granting of these awards. If no suitable candidates are available from the Central Newfoundland area, any qualifying Newfoundland Medical student may be considered. Applications for the scholarship/bursary are available from the Office of the Dean of Medicine. The awards are made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

CIBA STUDENT AWARD

The CIBA collection of medical illustrations provided by CIBA Pharmaceuticals is presented annually to the first-year student showing the most promise in the field of Anatomy. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

THE DR. JOHN M. DARTE MEMORIAL FUND (MEDICINE)

This fund, in memory of the first Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics at Memorial University of Newfoundland's Faculty of Medicine (1968-75), has been established by Mrs. J.M. Darte and Mrs. France Darte McCabe. With the income from this fund, up to four awards will be made annually with a value of $650.00 each. To be considered for an award from this fund, a student must be in good academic standing but other factors, such as financial need, will be considered. The selection will be made in accordance with prevailing policies of the Faculty of Medicine and the University.

THE WALTER DAVIS AWARD

This award was established by the Newfoundland Lung Association to honour the work of Mr. Walter Davis in the field of chest diseases particularly, tuberculosis. The recipient will be the student in the Faculty of Medicine who achieves the best performance in the first year respirology course. It will be valued at $500.00 annually and awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

THE HUNTER W. EARLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS IN MEDICINE

From the proceeds of a memorial fund established by colleagues of the late Dr. Hunter W. Earle, three scholarships will be made available annually to students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland, who best exemplify the characteristics of leadership, sportsmanship and interest in student activities and who have maintained a good academic standard. Two of the scholarships, valued at $500.00 each, will be awarded to students who have completed the third year of Medicine. The third, valued at approximately $400.00, will be awarded on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine to a student in any year. All awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

THE ISIDOR EPSTEIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded out of income derived from a bequest to the University by the late Mrs. Bella Levkovitz. From this income a scholarship of not less than $700.00 is to be awarded as often as possible to an outstanding second-, third-, or fourth-year student in the Faculty of Medicine.

THE DR. BRUCE A FRASER AWARD FOR THIRD YEAR ELECTIVES

This award is made possible by a bequest from the estate of Dr. Bruce A. Fraser who was Professor of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland from 1979-1992. This award, valued at the annual accrued interest on the initial endowment, is made available to two (2) medical students doing their third year elective in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland. The entire elective period must be completed in the designated area; however, it may be split between the two locations. Selection will be made on the basis of scholarship standing, financial need, and personal reference/interview. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine. A special application is required for this award and is available at the Student Affairs Office, Faculty of Medicine.

CHARLES E. FROSST MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, valued at $1,000.00, will be awarded at the end of the fourth year to the student who, in the opinion of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships, has shown the most promise in the field of Therapeutics. A suitably inscribed bronze medal is also presented to each year's winner.

THE FORD HEWLETT MEMORIAL ONCOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

A scholarship, valued at $1000, has been established by the Canadian Cancer Society, in memory of Mr. Ford Hewlett of Springdale, Newfoundland, who was a very dedicated volunteer of the Society. The scholarship is awarded annually to a third year medical student who has demonstrated interest in the field of research or clinical oncology.

THE MARY HONEYGOLD SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARY

Established in memory of Mary Honeygold by her family, this scholarship/bursary is to be awarded to a student enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, on the basis of academic merit and need. Preference will be given to a student who has stated and/or demonstrated an interest in practising medicine in rural Newfoundland upon graduation. The award is to be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the advice of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

THE MARIE T. KENNEDY BURSARY

In her will, Ms. Marie Theresa Kennedy left a bequest to Memorial University to allow one or more bursaries of at least $5,000.00 to be awarded annually. To be considered, a candidate must be a full-time undergraduate student, in any year of study, majoring in Science or Medicine - it will be awarded on a rotating basis. Students receiving scholarships or bursaries from other individuals or institutions, for the same scholarship year, will not be eligible. The bursary will be awarded on the basis of need and academic effort by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon recommendation from the appropriate Dean.

THE DR. J.H. KING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN MEDICINE

This scholarship, valued at $500.00, has been donated to the University by Mrs. Gertrude King, widow of Dr. J.H. King, Specialist in Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat, who practiced in Corner Brook for more than thirty years (1947-1978). The scholarship is open to students in second or third year of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland who demonstrate the most promise. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the advice of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

THE DR. JANICE E. LESSARD SCHOLARSHIP IN GERIATRIC MEDICINE

This Scholarship is awarded annually from income derived from an endowment donated by Dr. Janice E. Lessard, an alumna of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Faculty of Medicine and a practising Gerontologist, Toronto. It is to be awarded annually to a student who has completed third year of medical studies. The student will have demonstrated a desire to improve the functional and social well-being of the frail and elderly.

This award, in the amount of $1,000.00, will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries.

THE MEDICAL SCHOOL ESSAY AWARD

The Medical School Essay Award will be given annually to an undergraduate medical student and will be in the value of $1,000.00. The award will be made following a competition in the form of an essay or short monograph pertaining to any aspect of medicine or the medical sciences, the topic being announced each year. The announcement of the topic will be made in March of each year, with the award being made twelve months later. A committee of three will adjudicate the competition. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships, acting on the recommendation of the Dean's Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries. This award is supported by the K.B. Roberts Scholarship Fund, which was established in appreciation of the contribution made to the Faculty of Medicine by Dr. Kenneth Roberts.

THE NICHOLE MICHELLE LANE CANCER RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is provided through the generosity of the Candlelighters Association of Newfoundland and Labrador in memory of Nichole Michelle Lane. It is awarded annually to a second-year medical student enrolled at Memorial University of Newfoundland who has undertaken the most outstanding summer research project in the area of cancer and particularly in the area of pediatric cancer. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships, acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

M.P.A. SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Medical Practice Associates offer four awards annually, one to each year of Undergraduate Medical Studies. The awards are made on the basis of demonstrated ability within Clinical Medicine, as well as perceived financial need. The awards are made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

THE MERCK FROSST AWARD

Merck Sharp & Dohme Canada Limited provides an annual award of $1,000.00 (or, when necessary, two awards of $500.00 each) to a third-year student of each Canadian medical school. This award is intended to recognize the efforts of the medical student who has shown the most promise in the field of Therapeutics. A copy of the current edition of the Merck Manual will be offered together with the monetary prize. The awards are made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

THE DR. LEONARD A. MILLER AWARD

This award, in memory of Dr. Leonard A. Miller, is given annually to the most outstanding student in the study of Community Medicine. The award, in the amount of $500.00, is funded jointly by the Faculty of Medicine and the General Hospital. The selection of the recipient for the award will be made at the completion of second year medical studies. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries.

THE JOHN M. AND ELSA S. MORGAN SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships have been bequested to the University by the late Dr. John M. Morgan, B.Sc., M.D., and have been named to commemorate Dr. Morgan and his wife Elsa. Up to twenty-five scholarships will be made available annually to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland within the areas specified below and who will be continuing in these programmes. The scholarships, valued at a minimum of $1,000.00 each, will be disbursed as follows:

- Five to the Faculty of Medicine
- Four to the School of Nursing
- Four to the Faculty of Education
- Four to the Department of Philosophy
- Four to the Department of Anthropology
- Two to the Department of Religious Studies (with preference to students of comparative religions)
- Two to students in Newfoundland Studies

The scholarships will be made on the basis of scholarship standing by the Senate Committee on Scholarships. Preference will be given, where possible, to students from the Port-de-Grave District.

THE DR. CHARLES NARDINI MEMORIAL AWARD

This award was initiated by the Class of 1986 in memory of a classmate who was tragically killed in a skidoo accident in the Spring of 1986. Valued at approximately $500.00 annually, it will be given to a fourth year medical student who has scholarship standing. He/she should be selected by his/her classmates and judged as follows: "The student who best exemplified the characteristics of leadership, friendliness, good humor, care and concern for fellow students and patients".

Selection will take place after completion of fourth year. The student will be nominated by classmates and recommended on the basis of a majority vote. Preference, when possible will be given to students from Labrador. The recommendation must be submitted to the Dean's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships, Faculty of Medicine. It will then be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the basis of a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Medicine.

NEWFOUNDLAND MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AWARDS

The Newfoundland Medical Association will make two awards of $1,000.00 available to students at the end of second year of medical studies. These awards are intended to recognize potential interest in the organizational aspects of the profession of medicine as judged by the contribution made by the student to the governance of the medical school. While academic excellence is not the main criterion, recipients should be in good academic standing. The recipient should be identified to the Executive of the Association for approval upon recommendation by the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

THE DR. FRANK O'DEA SCHOLARSHIP IN MEDICINE

This scholarship is established to commemorate the memory and work of Dr. Frank O'Dea in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is valued at $1,000.00. It is awarded annually to a fourth-year student in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland, whose special interest lies in the area of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine and a Faculty Selection Committee.

THE PATHOLOGY PRIZE

This prize is awarded by the Pathology Department to the second-year student in the Faculty of Medicine whose performance in the General and Systems Pathology courses is considered by the members of the Discipline of Pathology to be most distinguished. The prize was initiated in 1984 by the members of the Discipline in recognition of the distinguished contributions by Dr. S.N. Huang, a previous Chairman of the Discipline, to Pathology and to medical education at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

THE DR. CALVIN N. POWELL BURSARY IN MEDICINE

This bursary, which was established by Dr. Powell, is valued at $1,000.00. It will be awarded annually to a student entering the third or fourth year of medical studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland on the basis of scholarship standing and demonstrated financial need. The recipient will hold no other concurrent award. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries.

PRIZE IN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

This award, valued at $300.00, is to be awarded to the most outstanding student in the Growth and Development Course in the Second Year Medical Studies. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships, acting on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries.

PRIZE IN PEDIATRICS

This award, valued at $500.00, is to be awarded to the most outstanding student in Pediatrics in the Clinical Clerkship Year (Third Year Medical Studies). The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships, acting on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries.

PRIZE IN PSYCHIATRY

To be awarded by the Psychiatry Department to the most outstanding student in Psychiatry in the Clinical Clerkship Year (Third-Year Medical Studies).

THE HARRY ROBERTS PRIZE IN PHARMACOLOGY

In recognition of the contribution made to the community and to the medical profession by Dr. H.D. Roberts, Elizabeth Drugs Limited offers an annual prize of $200.00 to the medical student who has shown academic excellence in the field of Pharmacology. The prize will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships.

THE DR. J.B. ROBERTS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Friends and colleagues of the late Dr. J.B. Roberts have established this scholarship in his memory. It will be awarded annually to a medical student for the most outstanding performance in second year clinical skills. The value of this scholarship will be determined by the annual income derived from the initial endowment. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine.

THE ROBERT B. SALTER SCHOLARSHIP IN MEDICINE

This scholarship is awarded annually from income derived from an endowment by Dr. Robert B. Salter, Professor and Head of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Toronto, who has had a long association with the Grenfell Mission. This scholarship is to be awarded to the third-year undergraduate medical student who best exemplifies the qualities of compassionate and competent patient care. Preference will be given to students born in Newfoundland and Labrador. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

THE SURGERY PRIZE IN ANATOMY

This prize, valued at $500.00, is awarded annually to a first-year student who has demonstrated a high proficiency in Anatomy, particularly in the practical field. Nomination of a candidate is made by the Professors of Anatomy and the Professor & Chairman of Surgery. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries.

THE WESTERN MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship of $500 is derived from interest on funds invested by the Medical Staff of the Western Memorial Regional Hospital and is awarded annually to a student who is entering the third year of medical studies at Memorial University. The recipient shall be a bona fide resident of that area served by the Western Memorial Regional Hospital and shall have high academic standing. The scholarship is awarded by the Medical Staff of Western Memorial Regional Hospital in consultation with the Dean of Medicine. Applications should be made in July of each year to:

The Chief of Staff
Western Memorial Regional Hospital
P.O. Box 2005
Corner Brook, Nfld.
A2H 6J7

THE MORRIS AND GRAHAM WILANSKY MEMORIAL AWARD

This award has been established by family and friends of Morris and Graham Wilansky, in their memory. An annual award of $500.00 will be presented to the second-year medical student who has achieved highest academic excellence in the Neurosciences course. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.


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