Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER AWARDS ADMINISTERED BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WHICH STUDENTS ENTERING AND THOSE ALREADY ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC MAY QUALIFY

THE JAMES E. AUSTIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

From a sum of money donated by the firm of Dicks & Co. Limited, a scholarship has been established in honour of the late James E. Austin, former Chairman of the Board of the Company. The scholarship, valued at $500.00, is to be awarded annually on the basis of academic excellence to a full-time student enrolled in the School of Music at Memorial University of Newfoundland who is entering the fifth semester of the Conjoint Degree programme. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships, acting on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

DR. ANDREAS BARBAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Andreas Barban, distinguished musician and scholar, and former instructor in the School of Music. The scholarship, valued at not less than $1,000.00 will be awarded to a full-time Bachelor of Music student beyond the first year whose principal applied study is piano, and who has demonstrated musical potential and academic excellence. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE JONAS (JOE) BARTER SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

This scholarship, valued at $500.00, is awarded annually from the income derived from a trust fund given to the University by the family and friends of the late Jonas (Joe) Barter. It is to be awarded by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the basis of academic excellence, based on the advice of the Director, School of Music. Preference will be given to a student who has completed three years of study in the area of Music Composition.

THE YVONNE BELANGER MEMORIAL BURSARY

This fund was established by her Family to cherish the memory of musician, teacher and mother, Yvonne Belanger. The bursary will be awarded annually to full-time bachelor of music students beyond first year from the interest accrued on this endowment. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music with the criteria for eligibility being musically, musical achievement, financial need, and scholarship standing.

THE CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR REGION) ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

This scholarship, valued at not less than $500.00, is to be awarded annually from a sum of money donated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Newfoundland and Labrador Region). The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic standing and demonstrated music potential, to a student from Newfoundland and Labrador entering the first semester of full-time study toward the Bachelor of Music degree. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE CORNER BROOK PULP AND PAPER LIMITED SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

This award, the gift of The Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, is valued at $250.00. It will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in full-time studies in the School of Music at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated musical potential by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the advice of the Director, School of Music.

THE DR. G. ALBERT COOPER BURSARY

This bursary, valued at the accrued interest on an initial endowment, is awarded annually to a full-time Bachelor of Music student beyond second year who has demonstrated academic excellence, musical potential and need. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid acting on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE FREDERICK AND ISABEL EMERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship has been established in memory of Frederick and Isabel Emerson by their children. Mr. Emerson, lawyer, musician, and a former lecturer and member of the Board of Regents, was involved in setting up and teaching music classes in the early days of the Memorial College. The scholarship, valued at not less than $500.00, is awarded annually to a full-time Music degree student beyond the second semester. Selection of candidates will be made on the basis of academic standing, financial need and character. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE ED GOFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship valued at a minimum of $2,500.00 is to be awarded to a student in any year in the Bachelor of Music degree programme who shows musical potential and has scholarship standing. Preference will be given to a student whose principle applied study is saxophone. It may be renewed for the duration of the student's programme, up to a maximum of four years, if he or she continues to excel musically and maintain scholarship standing. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE GOWER YOUTH BAND ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

This scholarship, in the value of at least $500.00, is sponsored by The Gower Youth Band in honour of former members who have become professional musicians and music educators. The scholarship is open to all students in brass, woodwind or percussion entering the first year of full-time study in the School of Music, and is awarded on the basis of musical excellence and potential as demonstrated at the entrance audition. This award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE WILLIAM J. HOUSE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, valued at $750.00, has been established in memory of William J. House by his widow, Mrs. Daphne L. House. The scholarship is to be awarded annually by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Music, to a full-time organ student from Newfoundland and Labrador who shows promise and purpose of continuing in that field.

THE HOWSE OF FLOWERS MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, valued at not less than $500.00, is awarded annually to a full-time Music degree student beyond the second semester who has demonstrated academic excellence and musical potential. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE IMASCO ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

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 and demonstrated music potential, to a student entering the first semester of full-time study toward the Bachelor of Music degree at Memorial University. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE KAREN KEIRSTEAD MILLS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

This scholarship was established in 1991 in memory of Karen Keirstead Mills, a former organ student and voice instructor in the School of Music. The scholarship, valued at not less than $1,000.00, will be awarded to a full-time Bachelor of Music student who is normally beyond the first year and who has demonstrated musical potential and academic ability. Preference will be given to a student whose major applied study is in voice or organ. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE KIWANIS CLUB OF ST. JOHN'S MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARY

This scholarship/bursary, valued at $500.00, is awarded annually by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music, to a promising student who is continuing studies in Music at this University. Selection of candidates will be made on the basis of financial need, academic standing and character. The scholarship/bursary is not restricted to any particular year of study.

THE DAME VERA LYNN SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

This scholarship, valued at a maximum of $2500.00 over five years ($500.00 per year), was established to honour Dr. Vera Lynn, the distinguished musician and honorary graduate of Memorial University. It is open to all students entering the first year of full-time study in the School of Music and is awarded on the basis of academic standing and musical potential as demonstrated at the entrance audition. The recipient must maintain scholarship standing to retain the scholarship. A relinquished scholarship may be re-awarded at the discretion of the Director, School of Music. This award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music. Application forms may be obtained from the School.

THE R.F. (BOB) MACLEOD MEMORIAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

This scholarship, with a value of at least $300.00, has been established in memory of Mr. R.F. (Bob) MacLeod, pianist, organist and entertainer. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student entering the first year of full-time study toward the Bachelor of Music degree. In making the award preference will be given to a student from rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Academic standing, character and financial need will be considered. The award is to be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships acting on the advice of the Director, School of Music.

THE MARQUIS LIMITED (COLONEL SANDERS) BURSARY IN MUSIC

This fund was established to provide financial assistance to students from Newfoundland and Labrador whose permanent residence is outside the St. John's metropolitan area, and who are entering the first year of full-time study in the School of Music. The number of awards given annually and the value of each shall be determined by the Director, School of Music. The award(s) is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE DAVID MCCURDY MEMORIAL BURSARY

This bursary, established by the family and friends of the late David McCurdy, a former student of this University, is valued at $300.00 and is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the School of Music. In making the award, interest and ability in Music, as well as financial need, will be considered. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE JOAN McNAMARA FURLONG AWARD

This scholarship, awarded annually in memory of Mrs. Joan McNamara Furlong, is provided from the interest accumulated on a continuing endowment given for this purpose by her family. At the request of the sponsors it will be awarded to a second- or third-year student in voice who shows definite promise and purpose of continuing in that field, and of making a cultural contribution to the community. The scholarship will be utilized by the successful candidate to further studies in voice at Memorial University. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE DOROTHY DUFF MOORES MEMORIAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

This scholarship in memory of Dorothy Duff Moores, a lover and supporter of music, is provided from the interest accumulating on an endowment given for this purpose by her son Frank D. Moores and family friends. Valued at not less than $1,000.00, it is awarded annually to a student of outstanding academic and musical ability who is entering the first semester of full-time study towards the Bachelor of Music degree. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

MRS. GRACE MORGAN SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

This fund was established in 1982 by faculty members of the School of Music in recognition of the interest and support given by Mrs. Grace Morgan to music at Memorial University. Further funding resulted from a bequest to the University by Dr. M.O. Morgan after his death in 1995. Four scholarships, each valued at not less than $2,500.00, will be awarded annually from the income derived from the fund. Two scholarships will be awarded to students entering the first semester of full-time study toward the Bachelor of Music degree, and two scholarships will be awarded to students beyond the first year of the music degree program. In making the awards, academic standing and musical potential will be considered. Whenever possible, at least one of the awards will be given to a student in strings or piano. The awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARY FUND

These scholarships/bursaries of the value of at least $300.00 each are awarded out of income derived from a fund established in 1976 by the faculty members of the School of Music. The awards are made annually by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music, to promising students who are continuing their studies in Music at this University. Selection of candidates will be on the basis of musicianship, academic standing, financial need and participation in Music School activities.

THE ARTHUR AND DOROTHY NOSEWORTHY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

This scholarship, valued at not less than $1,000.00, is to be awarded annually from the interest accruing from an endowment fund established by the Noseworthy family in honour of their parents. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated musical potential to a student entering the first semester of full-time study toward the Bachelor of Music degree. Preference will be given to a student whose principal instrument is organ. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE DR. G. B. OLSON SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, valued at $500, was established by Dr. G. B. Olson, who was a Henrietta Harvey Visiting Professor in the School of Music in 1983-84. It is to be given to a student entering the first year of the Bachelor of Music programme.

Preference will be given to a student from Newfoundland and Labrador whose principal applied study is in woodwind, brass or percussion. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Music.

THE FREDERICK A. PARKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC THEORY/COMPOSITION

This scholarship, valued at $400.00, was established by Professor Michael Parker in memory of his father, Frederick A. Parker. It is awarded annually to a student beyond first year for excellence in theory/ composition. Preference will be given for originality in composition.

REX E. ROOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship has been established in memory of Rex E. Rood by his wife and daughter. Although not a musician or performer, Mr Rood had a deep love and knowledge of classical music which he shared with his family and which formed an integral part of his life. He enjoyed orchestral arrangements, choral works and solo voices, but was particular fond of operatic tenors.

This scholarship, valued at $2000.00 per year, is to be awarded to a student in any year of the Bachelor of Music degree program who demonstrates musical potential and academic excellence. Preference will be given to a student whose principal applied study is voice, in particular a tenor, bass or baritone. The award may be renewed for the duration of the student's program, up to a maximum of five years, if the recipient continues to excel musically and maintains scholarship standing. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholar-ships and Financial Aid, on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE DR. IGNATIUS A. RUMBOLT SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

This Scholarship, valued at not less than $1,000.00, was established in memory of Dr. Ignatius A. Rumbolt, distinguished musician, music educator, builder of the choral tradition in Newfoundland and Labrador, and honorary graduate of Memorial University. The scholarship is awarded to a student beyond first year in the Bachelor of Music degree programme who has demonstrated academic excellence and musical potential. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE SERGEANTS MESS OF NEWFOUNDLAND MEMORIAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

From the revenue accruing from War Savings Bonds purchased in 1940 by the Sergeants Mess of Newfoundland, a fund was established in 1990 to provide an annual scholarship of not less than $500.00 to a student entering the first semester of full-time study in the School of Music. Academic excellence and musical potential as demonstrated at the entrance audition will be considered. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE GRACE M. SPARKES ALUMNI ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARY IN MUSIC

The Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumni Association has established, from its Alumni Annual Fund, an entrance scholarship/bursary in Music. The award, valued at not less than $500.00, will be given annually to a student entering the first semester of full-time study towards the Bachelor of Music degree. Academic standing, musical potential and financial need will be considered. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE GRACE M. SPARKES SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Sparkes, former Alumni of the year and devoted friend of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Valued at approximately $500.00, it will be given annually to an undergraduate student in full-time study towards the Bachelor of Music degree. Scholarship standing and musical potential will be the main considerations in awarding this scholarship. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE GORDON M. STIRLING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARY

This fund was established by the Stirling Ryan law firm in memory of their late senior partner Gordon M. Stirling.

The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships based upon the recommendation of the Director, School of Music. The award will be available to an exceptional student(s) enrolled in the School of Music to assist with travel and other expenses to enable such student(s) to perform at events of major musical importance outside the province. Scholarship standing, musical ability, financial need and the benefits such exposure would confer on the student(s) will be taken into consideration by the committee. The value of the award will be based on the interest income accruing on the capital sum in the fund.

THE VOCM-MAGIC 97 TALENT DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, valued at $1,000.00 per year, is awarded to a full-time Bachelor of Music student beyond the first year, on the basis of musical achievement and potential. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

THE MRS. H.B. YOUNG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship has been established by Mrs. Helen Marquis in memory of her mother, Mrs. H.B. Young, and is awarded annually to a full-time student at the School of Music. The value of the award will be based on the income accruing from the fund during the period of tenure of the scholarship. In selecting candidates, academic achievement, financial need and character will be taken into consideration. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.


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