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Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards (2012/2013)
4.9 School of Music

The following are available to students in the School of Music based on a recommendation from the Dean.

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 program. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, acting on the recommendation of the Dean, 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, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of academic excellence, based on the advice of the Dean, 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, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music with the criteria for eligibility being musically, musical achievement, financial need, and scholarship standing.

The Amanda Bishop Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established by the family of Amanda Bishop to cherish the memory of a loving and caring daughter and sister whose life-long ambition was to study voice in preparation for a career in the performing arts. With a value of at least $500.00, this scholarship will be awarded annually to a student beyond the first year of the music degree program in good academic standing, whose performance medium is voice and who has demonstrated dedicated commitment to the betterment of the music community. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Charles J. Bown Memorial Entrance Scholarship in Music

This scholarship was established in 2001 in memory of Charles J. Bown (1963-2000) who graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1985 with a Bachelor of Music and Music Education. He went on to obtain his Master's degree in vocal performance from the University of Ottawa in 1994. He was actively involved in music as an educator, choir director, soloist and organist until his death on October 24, 2000. Valued at the annual interest on the endowment, the scholarship will be awarded to a student entering the Bachelor of Music program at Memorial University of Newfoundland who has demonstrated musical potential, academic ability and financial need. Preference will be given to a student whose major applied study is in voice. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Dennis G. Browne Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at the accrued interest on an endowment, established by the firm of Patterson Palmer Hunt Murphy, in memory of the late Dennis G. Browne, who was a member of their law firm; will be awarded to a student enrolled beyond first year in the Bachelor of Music program. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing and demonstrated musical potential. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Buell-Olson Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, was established by Dr. Gerry B. Olson, who was a Henrietta Harvey Visiting Professor in the School of Music in 1983-84 and a long time contributor to the vitality of instrumental music in Newfoundland and Labrador. It was renamed in 2006 on the occasion of the retirement of Dr. Donald Buell in recognition of his seminal role in instrumental music and music education in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is to be given to a student entering the first year of the Bachelor of Music program. 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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Music.

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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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, Bursaries and Awards acting on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

Olga Davis Scholarship in Music

This scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Olga Davis, for whom music constitutes an essential part of life. It is derived from a generous gift by Dr. John Guy and Ms. Jennifer Guy (Davis) to the School of Music. The scholarship, valued at $1000 will be awarded annually to a Music student beyond first year who is a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador. The recipient must demonstrate both musical excellence in his or her applied study as well as financial need. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee of Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

Karl Diemer Memorial Bursary

This fund has been established by Mme Roberte Diemer in memory of her husband, Corner Brook businessman, Karl Diemer. Trained as a professional singer, Mr Diemer had a great love for music and encouraged young musicians. The bursary, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, will be awarded annually to a voice student beyond first year who demonstrates musical potential and scholarship standing, as well as financial need. If there are no voice candidates in a given year, the award will be made to a student whose performance medium is strings. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

ECMA Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at $1000.00, has been established by the East Coast Music Association. It will be awarded annually to a student in any year of the Music program who demonstrates scholarship standing. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 University 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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 program 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 program, 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, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Gower Youth Band Entrance Scholarship in Music

This scholarship, in the value of at least $1,000.00, 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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Alan D. Hall Award

This award has been established in memory of Alan D. Hall by his friends and family. A longtime faculty member in the Department of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland, he was deeply engaged in Music and Theatre throughout his life. The award, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, will alternate between the School of Music and the Faculty of Arts on a yearly basis. For the School of Music the award will go to a Music student beyond first year who demonstrates a high level of achievement on their instrument of applied study as well as involvement and commitment to the music community. For the Faculty of Arts the award will go to a student beyond first year enrolled in the program leading to a Diploma in Performance and Communications Media or a student enrolled in the program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Drama and Music. The eligible student must demonstrate a high level of achievement in theatre, as well as involvement in and commitment to the theatre community. To qualify for this award, students must meet the academic requirements for an award as outlined by the University. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music or the Dean, Faculty of Arts.

The Norah and Leo Healey Memorial Award in Music

This Award has been established in memory of Norah and Leo Healey by their granddaughter Noreen Greene-Fraize and her spouse Thomas W. Fraize Q.C. The award will go to a School of Music student in any year of study seeking support for a community engagement project. To qualify for this award, students must meet the academic requirements for an award as outlined by the University and submit a proposal – including a timeline and an approximate budget - to the Dean, School of Music by October 15. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Ben Heppner 25th Anniversary Scholarship in Music

This scholarship was established through the generosity of Canadian tenor, Ben Heppner, who donated his fee for a recital given on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the School of Music. Proceeds from the concert were matched by the Opportunity Fund to endow the scholarship. Valued at a portion of the annual interest on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student in the Bachelor of Music degree program on the basis of musical and academic excellence. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Winnifred Holloway Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of a bequest left to the University by Mrs. Velda Richards of St. John's. The scholarship, valued at approximately $1,000.00, will be awarded annually to a female student who is full-time in the Bachelor of Music program and who is beyond first year. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music on the basis of musical talent, financial need, and scholarship standing.

The William J. House Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, 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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean 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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards acting on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Imperial Tobacco Canada Entrance Scholarship in Music

This scholarship, established in 1998 by Imperial Tobacco Canada 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 of Newfoundland. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The JUNO Legacy Graduate Scholarship in Music

This scholarship was established by the 2010 JUNO Awards Host Committee to support excellence in music. This scholarship, valued at $2,000 will be awarded annually to a full-time graduate student at the School of Music enrolled in the Master of Music (M.Mus.) program. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by Memorial University. It will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Director, School of Music.

The Kiwanis Club of St. John's Music Scholarship/Bursary

This scholarship/bursary, valued at $750.00, is awarded annually by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 Margaret Krause Scholarship in Music

This scholarship has been established in memory of Mrs. Margaret Krause, a pianist and cellist, who lived in St. John’s during the years 1955-58 with her husband, Dr. Lucjan Krause, a professor of physics at Memorial University of Newfoundland's Parade Street location. During this time Margaret played much chamber music with local musicians and their children Janet and Catherine were born. Catherine (also a cellist) subsequently became Director of the Health Sciences Library at Memorial University of Newfoundland. One scholarship valued at a portion of the income on the investment, will be awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in scholarship standing whose principal instrument of applied study is a bowed string instrument. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Music.

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 of Newfoundland. 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 Dean, School of Music. This award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards acting on the advice of the Dean, School of Music.

The Pat and Margaret Maloney Scholarship in Music

This scholarship was established by Dr. Aidan Maloney in honor of the lasting contributions of Margaret Maloney and her late husband Patrick to the musical life of our community. With Margaret's indelible passion for singing and Patrick's innate talent as a "kitchen" musician, music and life were synonymous to them. Individually gifted and together dynamic, they shaped a legacy shared by not only family, but our community at large. The scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, will be awarded annually to a Music student beyond first year who demonstrates musical excellence in her or his applied study. The scholarship will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 Dean, School of Music. The award(s) is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 of Newfoundland. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 a portion of the income on the investment, 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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 of Newfoundland. 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 piano and at least one of the awards will be given to a student in organ. The awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

Carl Morrissey Bursary in Music

This bursary is established in memory of Mr. Carl Morrissey by his family and friends. Through this bursary they hope his love of and involvement in music will continue to encourage young musicians, as he did so often. The bursary, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, will be awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in the School of Music in any year of study based on financial need and demonstrated music potential. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Dr. Hugh O'Neill Prize in Piano

This prize is the result of a generous donation to Memorial University of Newfoundland by The O'Neill Foundation. One prize valued at $500.00 will be awarded annually to the top graduating undergraduate student in the School of Music, who majored in piano. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Dr. Hugh O'Neill Prize in Violin

This prize is the result of a generous donation to Memorial University of Newfoundland by The O'Neill Foundation. One prize valued at $500.00 will be awarded annually to the top graduating undergraduate student in the School of Music, who majored in violin. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Dorothy and David Peters Scholarship in Music

The Dorothy and David Peters Scholarship in Music was established by Dr. David Peters with the intention of providing full, course-based tuition for two semesters (Fall and Winter) to the best student at the School of Music who displays the aptitude, ability, and passion for concert performance. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the Scholarship is available to a School of Music student in his or her second year of studies and is renewable for up to two additional years provide they meet the academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. The recipient must display a high level of musical ability for concert performance in any of the following areas: a keyboard instrument, strings, voice, woodwinds, or brass. In order to be considered for renewal, the recipient must be a performance major with scholarship standing during years three and four of their program and all of the aforementioned criteria will apply where eligibility is concerned. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The G. Calvin Powell Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at $500 has been established by Rebecca Eleanor Powell in memory of her grandfather G. Calvin Powell whose love of the arts and encouragement towards Ms. Powell were influential in her desire to study music. It will be awarded annually to a student beyond first year in the School of Music on the basis of scholarship standing and excellence on his or her instrument of applied study. The Scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

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 Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

Rex and Ruth Rood Memorial Scholarship in Music

Rex 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. Ruth (Hue) Rood had a lovely soprano voice and performed in many operettas and concerts during her school years and as a soloist and in chorales as an adult. This Scholarship is given in memory of her parents by their daughter, Susan Maunder. Valued at $2,000 per year, it is awarded to one student annually 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. One scholarship, in total, will be awarded each year with the previous recipient being eligible for renewal (up to a maximum of five years) if the recipient continues to excel musically and maintains scholarship standing. The Scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Dr. Ignatius A. Rumbolt Scholarship in Music

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, 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 of Newfoundland. The scholarship is awarded to a student beyond first year in the Bachelor of Music degree program who has demonstrated academic excellence and musical potential. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 School of Music activities.

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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Roger Skinner/Music NL Memorial Award in Music

This award has been established in memory of Roger Skinner by his friends, family and Music NL. Roger contributed significantly to the music industry of this Province and was a founding member and drummer of the legendary country/rock group The Ducats. He served on the Board of Directors for Music Newfoundland & Labrador for a number of years and was serving as President at the time of his passing in 2002. Among his many contributions to the music of Newfoundland and Labrador, it was his vision that resulted in the creation of Music NL’s Annual Awards Gala which celebrates the best of our Province’s music industry. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the Award will go to an undergraduate student in the School of Music with demonstrated financial need who meets the minimum academic requirements for an award as outlined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards 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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Harold and Maxine Stanley Award

The award is established in memory of Mr. Harold Stanley by his family and friends. The award valued at a portion of the income on the investment, will be awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student beyond first year in the School of Music. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based upon the recommendation of the Dean, 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.

Wesley Male Choir Bursary

This bursary was established in memory of William Collins and his two sons, John and Calvin ‘Robert’ Collins, who were all members of the Wesley Male Choir. It is derived from a generous gift by the late Mr. Calvin ‘Robert’ Collins to the Choir. The bursary valued at a portion of the income on the investment, will be awarded annually to a voice student beyond first year who demonstrates musical excellence in their applied study as well as financial need and meets the minimum academic requirements for a bursary. If there are no voice candidates in a given year, the award will be made to a student in another performance medium. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.

The Mary C. Whiteley Entrance Scholarship in Music

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student entering first year in the School of Music at Memorial University of Newfoundland. It is awarded on the basis of scholarship standing and musical potential as demonstrated in the entrance audition. The value of this scholarship is determined by the amount of interest accrued on the principle sum. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, 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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Music.