Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER AWARDS ADMINISTERED BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WHICH STUDENTS ATTENDING THE SIR WILFRED GRENFELL COLLEGE AT CORNER BROOK MAY QUALIFY

Although students on the Corner Brook campus are eligible for other awards listed in this booklet, the following awards are tenable specifically at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College:

THE FRED ALDRICH SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, established by the Corner Brook and Area Branch of the Alumni Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland, is awarded annually to a student at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College who is in the fourth semester of full-time study, who has accumulated at least 45 credit hours, and who is registered in a science programme at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The scholarship may be held at either Corner Brook or St. John's. Valued at $1,000.00, the award is made on the basis of outstanding academic performance. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and the Head of Science at the College.

BETA CHAPTER, BETA SIGMA PHI SCHOLARSHIP

An annual award of $100.00 is made to a female student who is in her second year at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and who intends to proceed to a degree. The award, to be presented directly by Beta Chapter, is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at the College. Academic standing and financial need will be taken into account.

THE KATY BINDON SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, one or more valued at $1,000.00 each annually, was created by friends of Dr. Katy Bindon with the assistance of the local branch of the MUN Alumni Association and colleagues at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. It was created to mark the contribution that Dr. Bindon made at the college during her tenure as its Principal from 1991-1997. The scholarship is to be awarded to a student entering his or her fourth year in any degree program offered at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. The recipient should have combined academic excellence with an outstanding contribution to student life at SWGC. The scholarship is to be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

THE BREAKWATER FOLKLORE/FOLKLIFE SERIES AWARD

The Breakwater Books Folklore Prize is awarded annually for outstanding student performance in undergraduate Folklore courses at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. It is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon recommendation of the Head of Social Science at the College in consultation with Folklore Faculty.

EDWARD P. BROWNE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by individual members of faculty, staff and student body of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in memory of the late Edward P. Browne. Professor Browne was Co-ordinator of Physical Education at Grenfell College from its opening until his death in 1982. The scholarship is open to all full-time students who have spent at least two semesters at Grenfell College. It is awarded on the basis of academic standing, participation in college life and financial need. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on recommendation from the College. The value of the award will be determined from the interest accrued on the principal sum donated.

THE CAPTAIN GEORGE CARTWRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP IN HISTORY

This scholarship is in honour of Captain George Cartwright (1739-1819), trader, explorer and naturalist on the coast of Labrador. It is awarded annually to a student who has completed with merit the first year at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and is proceeding to the second year at the College, intending to major in History, preferably with an interest in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. The scholarship is valued at $200.00 and is awarded on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee and the Programme Chair of Historical Studies at the College.

THE CITY OF CORNER BROOK J.R. SMALLWOOD SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in 1991 by the City of Corner Brook to honour the Honourable Joseph R. Smallwood, first Premier of Newfoundland, who contributed significantly to the educational and cultural development of Newfoundlanders. This fund, donated by the City is a tangible mark of the support given by the City to Sir Wilfred Grenfell College since the campus opened in Corner Brook.

The scholarship valued at $1,000.00 will be awarded to a student who is a resident of the City of Corner Brook in the final year of high school who is proceeding to Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. The award will be made, upon application, to a student of outstanding academic merit and promise who has demonstrated active participation in school and community life.

The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships, acting on the recommendation of a special selection committee appointed by the Principal, with a representative from City Council.

CORNER BROOK PULP AND PAPER LIMITED PRIZES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PHYSICS

These prizes, a gift of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, are awarded each Fall and Winter Semester. Cash prizes up to the value of $150.00 each will be awarded to the most outstanding student in first-year and in second-year Physics at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. The awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships based upon the recommendations of the Head of Science at the College.

CORNER BROOK PULP AND PAPER LIMITED SCHOLARSHIPS

From funds donated annually by Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, a number of scholarships are available to students attending Sir Wilfred Grenfell College:

1. Several scholarships valued from $250.00-$500.00 each are available to students in any faculty or year of study;

2. In addition to the above, two scholarships of $250.00 each are available to students intending to study Business Administration and Engineering. These scholarships are open to students who have spent at least one semester at the College.

The awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at the College.

THE COTTAGE CRAFTS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is supported by the interest on $5000.00 donated by Cottage Crafts Association, Corner Brook. It is awarded to a student in Fine Arts at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Preference will be given to a student with an interest in fibre arts, including costume design, textile design or textile manufacturing. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon recommendation from the College.

CSU SCHOLARSHIP

Each year the Council of the Students' Union at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College awards a $500 scholarship to a full-time student at the College. The recipient should have contributed to the quality of student life while maintaining an overall average of at least 70%. The award is open to students in any year of study at Grenfell College.

Applications available from the CSU or Student Affairs at Grenfell College. Deadline date is March 15.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

One Merit Scholarship, valued at $2,500.00 annually will be awarded to an outstanding student entering the fourth year of the Environmental Science programme at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Chair of Environmental Science, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

FISHER SCIENTIFIC AWARD

This award is presented annually to the student with the highest average in second-year Chemistry courses. The award consists of $50.00 and a print. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon the recommendation of the Head of Science at the College.

THE MADELINE FOWLER PRIZE IN ENGLISH

This prize, valued at $100.00, is in memory of Madeline Fowler, whose love of reading was an inspiration to her children. The prize is normally awarded to a senior student in the B.A. Specialization in English engaged in full-time studies at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Programme Chair of English at the College.

THE DR. G.A. FRECKER MEMORIAL ALUMNI BURSARIES

The Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumni Association has established, from its Annual Fund, five bursaries named in honour of the late Dr. G.A. Frecker, Chancellor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1971-79, and valued at $500.00 each. Four of the bursaries are tenable at the St. John's campus and one at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College at Corner Brook. The bursaries will be awarded annually by the Senate Committee on Scholarships to full-time students in any faculty or year on the basis of academic standing and financial need.

THE MARY GRIFFITHS MEMORIAL BURSARY FUND FOR FOLKLORE FIELD RESEARCH (UNDERGRADUATE)

This fund has been established by the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore Society in memory of Mary A. Griffiths, B.A. (Folklore). One or more bursaries valued at a minimum of $250.00 each will be awarded annually to undergraduate Folklore students who wish to pursue field research. The awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships 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 RUFUS GUINCHARD ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship has been established by the Newfoundland government in honour of the late Rufus Guinchard.

The award, valued at $2,000.00, is presented annually to a student entering Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, who has demonstrated a commitment to the preservation of Newfoundland heritage and culture. This commitment may be reflected in Newfoundland music, folklore, art or writing.

Applicants for the Rufus Guinchard Scholarship should submit, with their application, either a statement of their interests relevant to this scholarship, or a completed piece of work.

The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships, based upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell College.

THE IDA HARVEY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, in memory of Ida Harvey, is supported by a fund established in 1988 on the occasion of the opening of the Fine Arts Building. It is awarded on merit to any student in a Bachelor of Fine Arts Programme by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

THE E.J.F. HODGETT SCHOLARSHIP IN SCIENCE

This scholarship was established by friends and colleagues of Professor Ferriss Hodgett on the occasion of his retirement, in celebration of his outstanding contributions and service to Memorial University of Newfoundland, and in particular Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Professor Hodgett, a native of Belfast, in the north of Ireland, served as Vice-Principal of Grenfell College from 1975-1992.

This scholarship, valued up to two semesters' tuition, will be awarded to the student entering second year at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College who has attained scholarship standing and has received the second highest overall average in his/her first year having completed at least four courses in the Natural Sciences. The award shall be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on recommendation of the Scholarship Committee of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

THE GERVASE C. HOLLANDER PRIZE IN BIOLOGY

This prize was established in 1982 by Mrs. Hollander in memory of her husband, a former teacher and school supervisor with the Humber-Bay St. George Roman Catholic School Board. Valued at approximately $100.00, it is awarded annually to a second-year student who has completed three or more courses in Biology beyond the first year and who have demonstrated excellence and initiative in both the theoretical and practical aspects of Biology. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Head of Science at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

THE IMASCO FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, established in 1998 by Imasco in support of the Opportunity Fund Campaign, has a minimum value of $2,000.00 annually. It will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing to a full-time student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts who shows promise and plans to continue in the field. It will rotate annually between the disciplines of Visual and Theatre Arts. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholar-ships and Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Scholar-ship Committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in conjunction with the Head, Division of Fine Arts.

THE OLOF LINDGREN SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, the value of which will be determined by the annual interest accrued, is supported by a fund established by Dr. Orvil Olsen, a former Professor of Biology at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, in memory of his grandfather Olof Lindgren, a Saskatchewan pioneer farmer, who was a firm believer in the value of education as a means of enhancing the quality of life. It is awarded to a student who has completed at least two years at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and plans to proceed with the full degree on that campus. In awarding the scholarship, preference will be given to a student who has shown an interest in both the natural and physical sciences and the arts. This award is based upon academic excellence. This scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

THE WILLIAM AND NAOMI LUNDRIGAN SCHOLARSHIPS

The William and Naomi Lundrigan Scholarships shall be awarded to students attending Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and are tenable at the Corner Brook or St. John's campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. There shall be at least two scholarships, valued at not less than $2,000.00 each, awarded annually, one for an entering student and one for a continuing student. The recipient of the entrance scholarship must spend at least one semester at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. The Lundrigan Scholarships will not be awarded to students receiving another scholarship of equal or greater value administered by the Senate Committee on Scholarships. It will be paid in two equal instalments (September and January) with the second instalment being conditional on maintaining a 70% average in the courses which comprise the 15 credit hours completed during the previous semester.

These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, however, character, economic need, and any other relevant factors may be considered. Students in any year of study and any faculty may apply but preference will be given to students in the engineering, nursing and business faculties. The awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of a selection committee at the College.

THE KATHLEEN WAGSTAFF MACCALLUM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, was established by the MacCallum family in honour of their mother, Kathleen. Valued at the annual interest, it will be awarded to a Fine Arts student beyond first year at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College who is specialising in Visual Arts. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Scholarship Committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in consultation with the Head, Division of Fine Arts. Factors such as financial need, family and community involvement and contribution to the class may also be taken into account.

THE MAXIM MAZUMDAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN THEATRE

This scholarship is supported by a fund established by Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador in memory of Maxim Mazumdar, founding Artistic Director of T.N.L. It is awarded to a Sir Wilfred Grenfell College student who has completed the first year in the Theatre Degree Programme and who has shown the most promise in any area of the Programme.

This scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

THE MAXWELL AND EMILY MULLETT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is supported by the interest on monies donated by Maxwell and Emily (Wicks) Mullett. It is awarded to a student in the final year of studies in Visual Arts at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College on the basis of achievement and promise. Preference is given to Newfoundland and Labrador students. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

THE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR FOREST PROTECTION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship valued at $2,000.00 was established by the Newfoundland and Labrador Forest Protection Association as a tribute to the hundreds of volunteers who served the Association since it was formed as a forest fire fighting unit in 1910. Since that time, the Association has become synonymous with forest education and related programs to raise the public's awareness of the need to conserve and protect the forest resource of the province. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a forestry student attending Sir Wilfred Grenfell College who has completed two years of study and who will be pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Forestry. Factors including leadership potential, communications skills, academic standing and financial need will be the main criteria considered in the selection process. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the basis of a recommendation from the scholarship selection committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in consultation with the Head of the division of Science at the college.

NORTH STAR CEMENT AWARD IN CHEMISTRY

This award is presented annually to the student with the highest average in first-year Chemistry courses. The award consists of $100.00 from North Star Cement and a plaque presented by the student chapter of the Chemical Institute of Canada. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon recommendation of the Head of Science at the College.

NORTH STAR CEMENT PRIZE IN PSYCHOLOGY

A book prize is awarded annually by North Star Cement Limited to an outstanding student in Psychology who has completed at least two semesters at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon recommendation of the Programme Chair of Psychology at the College.

THE ORVIL OLSEN BIOLOGY PRIZE

This prize was established to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the opening of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. It is valued at approximately $100.00 annually. Dr. Olsen taught Biology at the College from its opening until his retirement in 1980. The prize will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon recommendation of the Head of Science at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College to an outstanding student of first year Biology.

THE FLORENCE O'NEILL SCHOLARSHIPS

An endowment donated to the University by Florence O'Neill, Ed.D., C.M., LLD., honorary graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland, distinguished for her contribution to the fields of adult education and community development, will fund annual scholarships valued up to $1,000.00 each. These awards will be made available to full-time undergraduate students, preferably to those from rural Newfoundland and Labrador, on the basis of scholarship standing. One shall be given annually to a student attending the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook. The scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships.

MAY PARKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN CLASSICS

This scholarship, valued at $400.00, was established by Professor Michael Parker in memory of his mother, May Parker. It is awarded annually to a full-time student at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College who has shown outstanding interest and excellence in the study of Classics. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Scholarships Committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

PHILOSOPHY PRIZE

A cash prize of $100.00 is awarded annually by the Philosophy Department to an outstanding student in Philosophy at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon recommendation of the Head of Arts at the College in consultation with Philosophy Faculty.

THE C.F. POOLE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established from funds donated by friends of Dr. Cyril F. Poole on the occasion of his retirement as Principal of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

Dr. Poole, a native of Pilley's Island, Notre Dame Bay, was committed to excellence throughout his distinguished career as a university teacher and administrator in several Canadian universities including Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, where he served as Principal from 1977 to 1990.

The scholarship honouring his contribution to excellence in education will be awarded annually to a Sir Wilfred Grenfell College student of outstanding academic merit and promise. Valued at approximately $1,000.00, it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on recommendation from the College.

THE JAMES C. PRATT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, valued at $750.00, has been established in memory of James C. Pratt by his daughter, Mrs. Daphne L. House. The scholarship is to be awarded annually by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Programme Chair of Visual Arts at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, to a full-time student in the discipline of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) who shows promise and purpose of continuing in that field.

THE PRINCIPAL'S SCHOLARSHIPS

The law firm of Poole, Althouse, Clarke, Thompson and Thomas annually presents $1000.00 to be awarded to students attending Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Awards, based on scholarship and need, are made each year to two or more students. The scholarships are awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon recommendations from the College.

THE FRANCIS J. RYAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This fund was established by the Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales law firm in memory of their late senior partner Francis J. Ryan. Valued at the annual interest on the endowment, the award will be made to a Fine Arts student specializing in Visual Arts at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Scholarship Committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in consultation with the Head, Division of Fine Arts. Financial need may be taken into account.

SIR WILFRED GRENFELL COLLEGE RESIDENCE SCHOLARSHIP

This award, valued at $500.00, is available to a student who has spent at least two semesters in residence at the College. Academic performance and contribution to college life will be the main criteria for choosing the recipient. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon recommendation from the College.

SIR WILFRED GRENFELL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Funds are available for the purpose of providing scholarships to students in their first and second year of studies at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. The scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at the College. Academic standing and financial need will be taken into account when making the awards.

THE SISTERS OF MERCY ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by the Sisters of Mercy to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the sisters on the west coast of Newfoundland in 1893. The Sisters of Mercy, educators in Newfoundland since 1842, have been associated with Memorial University since the university was established.

The scholarship valued at a minimum of $1,000.00 will be awarded annually to a student from Western/Northern Newfoundland or Labrador entering Sir Wilfred Grenfell College with full-time status. Academic standing and promise will be the main criteria. Consideration may be given to candidates' financial circumstances.

The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

JOHN AND DOROTHY SNOW MEMORIAL PRIZE

To mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, the Mature Student's prize, valued at $100 and sponsored by Mr. Jim Snow of Corner Brook, has been established.

It is awarded to a student entering the 4th year at Grenfell College who was admitted or returned to Memorial University after at least 10 years absence from full-time study. It was awarded on the basis of academic performance in the 2 semesters prior to the recipient commencing 4th year. The recipient should have been a full-time student in both those semesters.

The Mature Student's Prize is awarded by the Principal, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at the College

THE MR. JUSTICE P. LLOYD AND ELIZABETH SOPER SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is supported by a fund established by Mr. Justice P. Lloyd and Elizabeth Soper. It will be awarded to a Sir Wilfred Grenfell College student who has completed the first year of a Bachelor of Arts, Science or Fine Arts programme and is continuing on to second year at the College. Valued at a minimum of $500.00, this scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic performance by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

THE VISUAL ARTS ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, established by the Corner Brook and Area Branch of the Alumni Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland, is awarded annually to a student commencing first-year studies in the Visual Arts Programme of the Bachelor of Fine Arts at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Valued at $500.00, the award is made on the basis of previous academic performance and the quality of the portfolio submission. This scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

THE DR. HARRIET WARE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN FINE ARTS

This scholarship, valued at the annual interest on the initial endowment, is supported by a fund established by Martin Ware in memory of his mother, Dr. Harriet Ware. It will be awarded to a Sir Wilfred Grenfell College student who has completed the third year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts programme in Theatre and is continuing in that programme. The scholarship will be awarded to a student with scholarship standing who has also maintained at least a 70% average in non-theatre courses in their overall academic performance. Preference may be given to a single parent. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.


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