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Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards (2006/2007)
10 Scholarships and Awards Available to Graduate Students
10.1 Awards Administered By the 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 of Newfoundland. 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 University of Newfoundland who are in the first year of a full-time graduate program and will be based on academic merit, and need only if all other things are equal. If the application is based on need, please make a case.

THE ATREYA-HARITHA SCHOLARSHIP IN MATHEMATICS

This scholarship is the result of a generous donation by Dr. K.R. and Nandinin Kothandaraman. Valued at $1000 annually, it will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing to a full-time student, either a senior level undergraduate or a graduate student in Mathematics and/or Statistics. In the case of an undergraduate student, the scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon recommendation of the Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics. In the case of a graduate student, it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, also upon recommendation of the head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

THE WILLIAM H. AND BERTHA BAIRD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, valued at the annual interest on the endowment, has been established by Mrs. Edna Baird-Stephenson in memory of her parents. It will be awarded to a full time graduate student at either the Master's or doctoral level. Eligible candidates should be residents of the province, or should have been resident in the province for at least three years prior to entering the program, excluding time spent at post secondary institutions. The award, based on academic excellence, will be made by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee.

THE BARROWMAN BIOCHEMISTRY GRADUATE TRAVEL AWARDS

The income from this endowment will be used to provide a number of awards to graduate students registered in the Department of Biochemistry, so that they may attend scientific conferences. Preference will be given to full-time students but part-time students will also be considered. It is anticipated that about three awards will be made each year. The awards will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Biochemistry.

THE BARROWMAN COMMUNITY HEALTH GRADUATE TRAVEL AWARDS

The income from this endowment will be used to provide a number of awards to full-time graduate students pursuing a research program in the Division of Community Health, so that they may attend scientific conferences. The awards will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Assistant Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Medicine.

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 program 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 Department of Earth Sciences, 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 and Financial Aid 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 Department of Folklore 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.

FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This fund was established through the contributions of members of the Associates' Program 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 program, scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Business Administration.

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

THE GREG CAMPBELL MEMORIAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is the result of a generous donation by Eleanor Swanson in memory of her late husband, J. Gregory Campbell. Interest on the fund will provide one award to a full-time graduate student in the Faculty of Business Administration who is entering the final year of study. Candidates for this scholarship must have scholarship standing and a demonstrated record of active community involvement, volunteer work and/or service in the faculty/University. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Graduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Graduate Studies.

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.

THE ROB CROSBIE SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY

This fund was established from contributions to the University's Opportunity Fund Campaign by Mr. Rob Crosbie. The scholarship, valued at $1,000.00 annually, will support a Business student (graduate or undergraduate) who is on an academic international exchange and who has shown interest in pursuing a career in the oil and gas industry. In the case of undergraduate students, the scholarship will be awarded 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, it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies upon recommendation of the Faculty Committee on Graduate Studies.

THE SALLY DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP

The Sally Davis Scholarship has been established to celebrate the memory and life work of Sally Davis. Contributions to the scholarship fund have come from family and friends who were so lovingly and generously influenced by Sally during her long life. The scholarship, valued at $1000.00, will be awarded annually in the Spring Semester. Eligible candidates must be full-time students in the Master of Women's Studies program. Preference will be given to a candidate studying in one of the following areas: peace and international understanding, literacy, children, labour movement, gun control, or environment. If there is no qualified graduate applicant in a particular year, the award may be offered to an undergraduate (who is registered in a minor in Women's Studies) who is in financial need. An individual may receive the award twice but no more. In the case of graduates it is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon recommendation of the Co-ordinator, Women's Studies Program. In the case of undergraduates, the scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Co-ordinator, Women's Studies Program.

EATON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, valued at $1,500.00, is to be awarded to a student who has left full-time employment of five years or more to enter full-time studies in the MBA program, 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 ECHOS DU MONDE CLASSIQUE/CLASSICAL VIEWS INTERNSHIP FUND

This fund jointly sponsored by the journal Echos du Monde Classique/Classical Views and the School of Graduate Studies, was established to support a full-time graduate student in Classics to train as an editorial intern with EMC/CV. It is awarded on the basis of academic standing to a full-time graduate student entering the Department of Classics and is valued at $10,000.00 per annum, paid over a period of three successive academic semesters. It may be renewed for one additional year. The internship will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the editors of Echos du Monde Classique/Classical Views.

THE FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION JACINTA SHEPPARD FELLOWSHIP

This fellowship, made possible through a donation by the Faculty of Business Administration, is in honour of Jacinta Sheppard, an MBA student who passed away in 1997 after a lengthy illness. While in the MBA program, Ms. Sheppard demonstrated academic excellence and a dedication to learning. This fellowship has a value of $1,000.00 annually, and will recognize a full-time student who, in the opinion of a Selection Committee, Faculty of Business Administration, has demonstrated these same qualities. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Business Administration.

THE DR. ALEX FASERUK MBA SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE

The Dr. Alex Faseruk MBA Scholarship for Excellence in Service will be awarded annually to a full-time MBA student of scholarship standing who has demonstrated outstanding service through participation in student, faculty or university activities and/or contribution to the larger community. This award is in recognition of Dr. Faseruk's contribution to the Faculty of Business Administration as Professor of Finance and Coach of MBA case competition teams. The value of this scholarship will be determined by the annual income derived from the endowment. It will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the Associate Dean, Academic Programs, Faculty of Business Administration.

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 program 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 FRY FAMILY FOUNDATION GRADUATE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

The Fry Family Foundation scholarship will be awarded to a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador to support full-time graduate study in a master's program or a doctoral program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The scholarship, which is valued at $25,000.00, will be paid over the normal funding eligibility period appropriate to the recipient's program. It is intended to recognize a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador who has displayed exceptional leadership skills, has demonstrated academic merit, and who intends to pursue a graduate program related to study of leadership in areas such as international affairs, business, engineering and technology, science, politics, the media etc. The recipient's program of study should demonstrate a strong commitment to Newfoundland and Labrador. As part of the scholarship, the student will commit to completing the full-time master's or doctoral program which will include a study abroad component and/or an international internship placement or other international program option focusing on leadership, as approved by the Dean of the appropriate faculty or school. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of a special selection committee, which will include a member of the Fry Family Foundation and various university personnel. The recipient of this scholarship must meet the normal admission requirements to Graduate Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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 University of Newfoundland'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 program (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 University of Newfoundland'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 GRADUATE TEACHING TRAVEL AWARD

This award assists students with travel to attend conferences, workshops and other meetings that have as their principal concern teaching at the post-secondary level. Preference will be given to full-time graduate students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Memorial University of Newfoundland's Graduate Program in Teaching. Ideally the winner will present a paper or contribute in some other significant way to the event. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Coordinator(s) of the Graduate Program in Teaching. It will be valued at the annual accrued interest on the initial investment.

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 of Newfoundland 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 program, 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

Normally, up to three A. G. Hatcher Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually commencing in the Fall Semester. The awards are to be made solely on the basis of high academic merit. Typically a minimum of a first class degree is required. One scholarship shall be awarded to an applicant who graduated with an undergraduate degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, one to an applicant who graduated with an undergraduate degree from a Canadian university, and, one to an applicant who graduated with an undergraduate degree from a foreign university. The value of the scholarship is $15,000, and it may be held for one year only. Recipients holding a major external award of $15,000 or greater will retain $3,000 of the A. G. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship. One nomination from each category listed above, for these awards, should be forwarded to the Dean or Director by June 1st. Deadline for the Dean or Director to submit nominations to the School of Graduate Studies is June 15th.

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 program who are majoring in Labour Relations. These scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid 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 program 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. If a suitable graduate student is not available in a given year the scholarship for that year may be awarded to an undergraduate student.

THE IMPERIAL TOBACCO CANADA LIMITED GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN BUSINESS STUDIES

This scholarship valued at the annual accrued interest on an initial endowment was established from a generous donation made by Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited. Two awards, valued at $3,000.00 each, will be made annually to entering full-time graduate students whose area of specialization is business studies. The scholarship may include, at the discretion of the donor, an invitation to their head office to meet their management team. The award may be renewed for a second year provided that academic standing is maintained. Selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of academic merit. The award will be made by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee.

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 of Newfoundland 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 programs 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 of Newfoundland 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 Graduate Studies upon the recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Education.

THE LGL LIMITED SCHOLARSHIP IN MARINE SCIENCE

This scholarship, valued at $1,000.00, was established by LGL Limited. It will be awarded annually to a student in the Faculty of Science who is following a program of studies related to Marine Science. The successful candidate will be either a fourth year undergraduate student doing an honours program or a graduate student. Wherever possible, preference will be given to a student from a fishing family, but other students will be considered. In the case of undergraduate students the scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid on the basis of scholarship standing. In the case of graduate students the scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In both cases it will be based upon a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Science.

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" program 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.

MARITIME HISTORY INTERNSHIP

This fund, jointly sponsored by the Canadian Nautical Research Society and the School of Graduate Studies, is designated to support a graduate student in history to train as an editorial intern with the journal The Northerner Mariner/Le Marin du nord. It will be awarded on the basis of academic standing to a graduate student pursuing studies in the area of maritime history. The award will normally be made to an entering student, but may be made to a student already enrolled in the graduate program. Valued at $12,000.00 per year, 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 two additional years. The internship will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the editors of The Northerner Mariner/Le Marin du nord and the Department of History.

THE EDGAR RAYMOND MARTIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC

This scholarship, valued at the annual interest on the endowment, has been established by Mrs. Helen MacLeod in memory of her brother Edgar Martin. Edgar completed a Bachelor of Science at McGill University, Montreal in 1942 and died later that year while returning to St. John's aboard the S.S. Caribou which was torpedoed, causing the loss of 137 lives. Edgar was 19 years old and had a profound love for classical music. In his memory, this scholarship will be awarded to a full time graduate student in the School of Music. It will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies based on a recommendation from the Director, School of Music.

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 Program of Memorial University of Newfoundland. The successful candidate must be enroled in a doctoral program 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 Program 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 Program 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 GORDON MERTZ MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP IN PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

This fund was established as a memorial for Dr. Gordon Mertz by his family. Dr. Mertz was a Physical Oceanographer at the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Interest from the fund will be used to provide a fellowship which will be awarded annually on the basis of academic excellence to a full-time graduate student working in an area of Physical Oceanography with applications in Fisheries Oceanography or Marine Ecology. The fellowship will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon recommendation of the Head, Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography.

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 program 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 NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR NEUROTRAUMA INITIATIVE AWARD

This award, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, is made possible by a generous endowment from the Newfoundland and Labrador Neurotrauma Initiative Program, a partnership between the Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation, the Canadian Paraplegic Association, the Brain Injury Association and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The award will be available on an annually rotating basis between undergraduate and graduate students, with first preference given to a student who has been identified with a brain or spinal cord injury. For undergraduate students applications are available from the Scholarships and Awards Office, Room UC4018, University Centre, (709) 737-3956. Graduate Students are required to apply specifically to the School of Graduate Studies, Room IIC 2021, Inco Innovation Centre, (709) 737-2600. If no candidate is available with a brain or spinal cord injury, preference will be given to a student who is studying in any field related to neurotrauma. If it is not awarded at the level of study (i.e. graduate/undergraduate) on rotation in a given year, it may be awarded to a student studying at the other level for that year. In the case of undergraduates, the award will be made 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 on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee. This award is open to part-time or full-time students with clear academic standing.

THE ELIZABETH A. NEWLANDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN SOCIAL WORK

This scholarship has been named to honour the late Mrs. Elizabeth Newlands, one of the first graduates of the B.S.W. Program as Memorial University of Newfoundland. Valued at a minimum of $1,000.00 annually, it will be awarded on the basis of academics to either a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Social Work. If granted to an undergraduate the scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid. If awarded to a Graduate Student, it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In either case the scholarship will be awarded on the basis of an appropriate recommendation from the Director, School of Social Work.

THE NOPAH CONSULTING LIMITED BURSARIES IN EARTH SCIENCES

Two bursaries, valued at $3,000 each, will be awarded annually to full-time graduate students who are enrolled in a masters program in the area of geology and whose topic of research is directly related to Newfoundland and Labrador. These bursaries will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic standing. They are tenable at Memorial University of Newfoundland and may be renewable for a second year. They will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Earth Sciences.

THE SENATOR GERALD R. OTTENHEIMER LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, valued at the annual interest on the initial endowment, has been established via The Opportunity Fund in memory of Senator Ottenheimer through the generosity of White Ottenheimer & Baker, Barristers & Solicitors. It will be awarded on a rotating basis to students majoring in one of the language programs or the English Language and Literature programs at Memorial University of Newfoundland (graduate or undergraduate). At the undergraduate level it will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing to a student in second year or beyond who plans to pursue one of the above noted areas of specialization. In the case of graduate students it will be awarded to a full-time student doing the Masters of Arts in one of the disciplines noted. If the successful candidate is an undergraduate, the scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid. If the winner is a graduate student, it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In both cases it will be awarded on the basis of a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Arts.

THE STUART O. PIERSON PRIZE

The Stuart Pierson prize, valued at a portion of the annual interest, will be awarded annually on the joint recommendation of the Head of the History department and the Coordinator of the Masters of Philosophy program in Humanities. Eligible students will be enrolled full time, in either the Masters of Philosophy Humanities program, or in the MA or BA Hons. programs in History. Preference will be given to students who show particular promise in the history of ideas, historiography, or the history of science. In the case of undergraduate students, the scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid. In the case of graduate students, it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies.

THE DENNIS R. PRINCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Dennis R. Prince Memorial Scholarship has been made available by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Falconbridge Ltd., the Porcupine Prospectors and Developers Association, the mining community, colleagues, friends and family of the late Dennis Prince. Dennis graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1970 with a BSc Honours degree. He led a distinguished career as a geologist with twenty-nine years at Falconbridge Ltd.

The annual scholarship, valued at $2,000.00 and an engraved Brunton compass, will be awarded to a final year student specializing in mineral exploration and development in the honours program of the undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland. If there is no qualified undergraduate student a graduate student who has been accepted for post-graduate studies in mineral exploration and development at Memorial University of Newfoundland and who intends to pursue a career in the mineral industry, will be considered. The qualifying student must demonstrate scholarship standing, strong personal values including a strong work ethic and high personal integrity. Active participation and leadership in geological associations and activities such as The Alexander

Murray Geology Club and the Geological Association of Canada may be taken into consideration as well as financial need. In the case of undergraduates the scholarship 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 it will be based on a recommendation from the Head, Department of Earth Sciences in consultation with the PDAC and the Prince family.

THE GAR PYNN SCHOLARSHIP IN BUSINESS

This endowed scholarship is made possible through a very kind donation to Memorial University of Newfoundland 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 ROTHERMERE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS

These Fellowships, the gift of the first Chancellor of the University, have been established to aid and encourage students who have taken their first degree at this University to pursue their studies for a British higher degree at a university of their choice in the United Kingdom. It is not intended that students who have obtained most of their education in Britain be eligible for a Fellowship. Awards are made by the Rothermere Fellowships Trust, on the recommendation of the President of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The conditions of the award are as follows:

  1. Candidates shall have completed a bachelor's degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland and have completed or be about to complete a master's degree either at Memorial University of Newfoundland or at another university in North America.

  2. Fellowships will be awarded only to candidates who are proceeding to the United Kingdom to work for a British higher degree. Fellowships will not be awarded to candidates who wish to extend their stay in Britain to obtain a further British higher degree. Persons who are full-time members of a faculty of Memorial University of Newfoundland are not eligible for a Rothermere Fellowship.

  3. The awards will be restricted to a maximum tenure of three years or the period requested in the candidate's application, whichever is the lesser. Continuation beyond the first year will depend on certification of competence and satisfactory progress.

  4. Candidates must accept and complete the term of years for which the Fellowship has been awarded unless the requirements for the qualifications for which the Fellowship was awarded have been completed before the term expires. No interruption of tenure or postponement of the date of commencement of the Fellowship will be allowed.

  5. One Fellowship is usually awarded each year.

  6. The value of the award is currently £8,329.00 per annum, plus college fees. The fees will be paid directly to the university concerned. The grant will be credited to the Fellow's banking account in quarterly instalments, paid in advance.

  7. The Trust will pay the airfare, economy class, for new Fellows from Newfoundland and Labrador to England. Return fare, economy class, will be paid with the proviso that the student must return within a month of the completion of the Fellowship in order to qualify for a refund of the cost of the fare back to Newfoundland and Labrador.

  8. Completed applications must be submitted in duplicate to this office before the 30th of November and must be accompanied by the following documentation, also in duplicate:

    1. an official transcript of marks from Memorial University of Newfoundland and from any other university attended;

    2. a letter of recommendation from the dean of the faculty or school in which the applicant was registered as an undergraduate at Memorial University of Newfoundland;

    3. a letter of recommendation from the head of the department in which applicant majored as an undergraduate at Memorial University of Newfoundland; and

    4. a letter of recommendation from the applicant's present master's level supervisor;

    5. as indicated in Section 15 of the application, applicants must submit a personal statement on how their research will contribute or be of value to Newfoundland and Labrador. The statement must also contain a section on the candidate's commitment to Newfoundland and Labrador.

Note that additional letters of recommendation and other information in support of the application may be submitted at the applicant's discretion.

Applicants are encouraged to begin the process of applying to universities in the United Kingdom before submitting the Rothermere Fellowship application.

Further information may be obtained by writing Margot Brown, Executive Director/Assistant to the President, Room AA2028, Arts and Administration Building, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, A1C 5S7, or by telephone to (709) 737-8216, or by fax to (709) 737-2059, or by e-mail to mbrown@mun.ca.

ROYAL BANK FELLOWSHIP IN MARINE STUDIES

This fellowship is provided through the generosity of the Royal Bank of Canada. It is valued at $5,000 and is open to full-time graduate students in fields related to marine studies including, but not limited to, marine biology, aquaculture, biopsychology, fisheries resource management, maritime history, cold ocean engineering, folklore and naval architecture. The award, given on the basis of academic merit, will be made by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies upon recommendation from the Head of the appropriate academic units in the above noted areas. The award is not renewable but re-applications will be considered.

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 of Newfoundland 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.

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES F.A. ALDRICH FELLOWSHIPS

Six to eight fellowships valued at $20,000 per annum on the doctoral level and $15,000 on the masters level will be awarded to incoming full-time Canadian students. Renewal for one year at the doctoral level will be possible. These fellowships were established to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the School of Graduate Studies in 1999 from a portion of the proceeds of the Opportunity Fund and in honor of Memorial University of Newfoundland's first Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Dr. F.A. Aldrich (1970-1987). Recipients will be selected by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee, on the basis of exceptional academic achievement.

SCHOOL OF PHARMACY MILLENNIUM GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

This fellowship, valued at the annual accrued interest on an initial endowment from the School of Pharmacy, is to be awarded annually to a full-time graduate student in Pharmacy and will be in addition to the regular graduate student support held. The award is made on the basis of academic excellence in both course work and research and is normally renewable once only, for a Master's recipient and twice only, for a doctoral recipient. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Director of Pharmacy.

THE SCOTIABANK BURSARIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY

These bursaries, funded by a generous donation from Scotiabank to The Opportunity Fund, are intended to help students broaden their educational experience and cultivate an international perspective through study abroad while pursuing studies in the Faculty of Arts at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Fifteen or more bursaries will be available with approximately ten at the undergraduate level valued at $1,000.00 each and five at the graduate level valued at $2,000.00 each. The undergraduate bursaries will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing to full-time students who are participating in one of the overseas Field Schools or study abroad opportunities sponsored by the Faculty of Arts. These include the Arts semester in Harlow (every Fall) as well as Summer programs at Harlow and in other countries such as Ireland, Malta, Russia, etc. In addition, students wishing to participate in formal exchange programs through the faculty of Arts, such as those with the University of Keele, will also qualify. The graduate bursaries will be based on academics as well and will assist full-time Faculty of Arts master's and doctoral students (including those in interdisciplinary programs) to travel to other countries for the purpose of thesis research and thesis-related study. In both cases financial need may be taken into consideration. In the case of undergraduates the bursaries will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid. In the case of graduates they will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In both cases the bursaries will be awarded on the basis of a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Arts.

THE DR. JORGE SEGOVIA SCHOLARSHIP IN HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH

This scholarship has been established in honour of Dr. Jorge Segovia (former Associate Dean of Community Health and Professor Emeritus of Social Medicine). It is valued at $500.00 annually and will be awarded to any full-time graduate student doing Health Service Research at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The recipient of this scholarship will be selected on scholarship standing through such accomplishments as best paper, best thesis, or best research project. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine, in consultation with the Associate Dean Community Health.

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 program in the Department of Earth Sciences. These scholarships are intended primarily for 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.

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 programs 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 program, 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 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 Fisheries and 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 program 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.

THE LESLIE TUCK-AVIAN ECOLOGY AWARD

This endowed scholarship is named in honor of the late Dr. Leslie Mills Tuck, the first Dominion Wildlife Officer and Canadian Wildlife Service Officer in Newfoundland and Labrador. Author of two definitive and award-winning books on Newfoundland birds, The Murres (1961) and The Snipes (1972), Leslie Tuck was a J.L. Paton Research Chair in the Department of Psychology following his retirement from the Canadian Wildlife Service, and a member of the Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador which he was instrumental in sustaining.

The award, valued at $1,000 annually, will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean of Science. A committee appointed by the Dean of Science shall select a nominee on the basis of a 500 word essay on the student's research and its relevance to the avian ecology and ecosystem preservation in Newfoundland and Labrador. Eligible candidates must be full-time graduate students in biopsychology, biology or psychology. The winning essay will be published in The Osprey, the quarterly publication of the Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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.

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.

THE WOOD GUNDY SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATE BUSINESS STUDENTS

The Wood Gundy Scholarship for Graduate Business Students will be awarded annually to an MBA student of scholarship standing who has demonstrated leadership ability through participation in student, faculty or University activities and/or contribution to the larger community. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated career interest in the area of finance. The value of this scholarship will be determined by the annual income derived from the initial endowment. It will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Business Administration.

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

Two Master's level and two Ph.D. level scholarships valued at $1,200.00 each are awarded annually to full-time students entering a program in the School of Graduate Studies. Of the Master's level awards, one shall be for a thesis program, and one for a non-thesis program. Financial need as well as scholarship standing will be taken into consideration. The awards will be made upon the recommendation of the Dean of Graduate Studies.