Office of the Registrar
Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards (2012/2013)
4.10 School of Nursing

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

The Alcohol and Drug Dependency Commission Commemorative Awards

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

The Kathleen M. Baird Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible through a fund established by Mrs. Edna Baird-Stephenson in memory of her sister Kathleen M. Baird (1903-1985). The scholarship will be valued at the annual accrued interest on the endowment and awarded annually to a student in the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program on the basis of scholarship standing and financial need. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Nursing.

The Eleanor and Norval Blair Travel Scholarship in Nursing

This scholarship is made possible through a donation to the Opportunity Fund Campaign in 1998 by Mr. and Mrs. Blair. The scholarship, valued at the annual accrued interest on the endowment, shall take the form of a travel grant to a student in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program at the Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing site who has demonstrated excellence in nursing practice. The recipient will be a student in the third or fourth year of the program who will pursue each of the clinical practicum courses in the given semester. First preference will be given to those students going outside the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to complete their clinical. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Dean, School of Nursing.

Clayton and Alice Cook Nursing Award

This award was established by Mr. Clayton D. Cook. The award, in honor of his niece Menetha Dyke, RN., will be valued at a portion of the income on the endowment and will be awarded annually to a student who meets the minimum academic requirements for an award, as defined by the University. The recipient must be enrolled in the second year of the undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing program at the School of Nursing. The award will be administered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Nursing.

The Ruby Dewling Memorial Award in Nursing

This award has been created in memory of Ruby Dewling, a respected faculty member in the Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing. Ms. Dewling taught in all areas of the program as a clinical instructor. She started her career by earning a diploma in Nursing from the General Hospital School of Nursing and then completing the post-RN diploma in clinical supervision from the University of Toronto. A lifelong learner, Ms. Dewling, went on to earn a B.Sc. from Mount St. Vincent and an M.Sc. (Medicine) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She remained deeply involved with nursing education throughout her life and serves as an exemplary model for the nursing profession. The award, valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, will be presented annually to a graduate student in the School of Nursing who is completing research in, or who has a passion for, community health and who meets the minimum academic requirements for an award. Preference will be given to a full-time student. The award will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Nursing.

The Barbara Fowlow Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a fund established by friends and colleagues in memory of Barbara Fowlow, a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland's School of Nursing. Valued at the annual interest on the initial endowment, it is awarded annually to a student who is entering the final year of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program. Preference in awarding the scholarship will go to students who have shown an interest in Cardiovascular Nursing and/or been involved in student life through volunteer work, involvement in Student Societies etc., during their university years, particularly within the School of Nursing. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Dean, School of Nursing.

Glendinning and Miller Family Scholarship in Nursing

This scholarship was established by Jane Carol Glendinning-Johnson, Andrea (Glendinning) Sumsion, and Barbara (Glendinning) Smith to honour and remember Andrew and Jane (Bethune) Glendinning and Hugh and Barbara (Green) Miller, their respective offspring and other family members, and to recognize their belief in the value of education which has carried down to the present generation. This scholarship, valued at a portion of the accrued interest on an initial endowment, will be awarded annually to a student registered full-time in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Dean, School of Nursing.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Nursing Award in Cardiovascular Health

Established by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador the Award, valued at $1,000 annually, will be presented to an undergraduate student in any year of the Bachelor of Nursing program at the School of Nursing. The student will have demonstrated an interest in cardiovascular health, have actively volunteered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and also have met the minimum academic requirements for an award. The Award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Nursing.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Nursing Award in Stroke

Established by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador the Award, valued at $1,000 annually, will be presented to an undergraduate student in any year of the Bachelor of Nursing program at the School of Nursing. The student will have demonstrated an interest in patient health related to stroke care, have actively volunteered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and also have met the minimum academic requirements for an award. The Award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Nursing.

The Mirdza Kajaks Scholarship

This scholarship, established by Mirdza Kajaks, is valued at a portion of the accrued interest on the endowment. It will be awarded annually to a full-time student entering the first year of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program at the Western Regional School of Nursing. It is the wish of Mrs. Kajaks that the recipient plans to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador upon completion of studies. Whenever possible such students will be given first preference. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Dean, School of Nursing.

The Daphne King (Bajzak) Memorial Award in Patient Care

The Daphne King (Bajzak) Memorial Award in Patient Care was generously established by the family of Mrs. Daphne Bajzak, a graduate of the General Hospital School of Nursing. Throughout her nursing career she provided calm comfort for those in pain. She will always be remembered for her kindness, compassion, empathy, positivity, tolerance and honesty towards patients and their families. Daphne came to be known for her unwavering dependability, trustworthiness and patient care centered approach to healing. The award will be presented annually to a student entering the 4th year of the Bachelor of Nursing program at the School of Nursing. The student will have demonstrated exemplary patient care by being an advocate for patients and their families’ well-being during their clinical placements. The student must also meet the minimum academic requirements for an award. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Director of the School of Nursing.

The Marilyn Marsh Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a fund established by former students and colleagues of Marilyn Marsh on the occasion of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the School of Nursing. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has completed the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program at the Memorial University of Newfoundland site. Criteria (in order of priority) for this award are:

  • - Demonstrated clinical excellence
  • - Participation in student/school activities
  • - Academic standing

The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, acting on the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Nursing.

The John M. and Elsa S. Morgan Scholarships

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

  • - up to five to the Faculty of Medicine
  • - up to four to the School of Nursing
  • - up to four to the Faculty of Education
  • - up to four to the Department of Philosophy
  • - up to four to the Department of Anthropology
  • - up to two to the Department of Religious Studies (with preference to students of comparative religions)
  • - up to two to students in Newfoundland Studies

The scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the appropriate Dean/Director/Department Head. Preference will be given, where possible, to students from the Port-de-Grave District.

The Margaret Fitzpatrick Morgan Scholarship in Nursing

This fund was established by the late Dr. M.O. Morgan in memory of his wife, the late Margaret Fitzpatrick Morgan. One or more scholarships valued at not less than $2,500.00 each will be awarded annually by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards to a student or students registered full-time in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program. Preference will be given to students entering the first year of the program preferably from rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

Rick Morris Memorial Bursary

This bursary was established in memory of Rick Morris by his family and friends. Rick was a caring individual who was deeply committed to Newfoundland and worked with a variety of individuals, organizations, and government. He was a mentor to many helping professionals, who regularly sought his counsel on personal and professional issues. He was deeply concerned with violence against individuals, particularly women, children, and the survivors of Mount Cashel. He was involved in the establishment of Unified Family Court’s mediation services and frequently collaborated with the aboriginal and senior’s communities. The bursary, valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, will be awarded annually to a student who is in financial need and meets the minimum academic requirements for a bursary. It will be awarded on a rotating basis to a student enrolled in one of the following academic areas: Year 1- School of Social Work, Year 2- Faculty of Education, Year 3- School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Year 4- Department of Gender Studies and Year 5- School of Nursing. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head of the Unit for which the bursary is being awarded.

The John Pelley Memorial Scholarship

The John Pelley Memorial Scholarship is established in loving memory of Mr. John Pelley, a graduate of the Western Regional School of Nursing. John was an Offshore Health Advisor who was aboard the Cougar 491 flight that was tragically lost on March 12, 2009. The scholarship will be awarded to a student in their final year in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program at the Western Regional School of Nursing who has expressed an interest in post-graduate training in emergency nursing, occupational health nursing or critical care nursing. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates a combination of a strong work ethic, a passion for student life and extra-curricular activities. To be eligible, students must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Director of the Western Regional School of Nursing.

The Elizabeth Lindsay Robbins Scholarship in Nursing

This scholarship was created by Elizabeth (Betty) L. Robbins who was born on May 15, 1911 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire County, Scotland. Betty graduated in Nursing from Stobhill General Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland on October 31, 1940 and received a Certificate from the Central Midwives Board for Glasgow on December 13, 1940. She came to Newfoundland on Jan 20, 1947 and married Frederick Robbins in St. John's on March 1, 1947. Mr. Robbins was a Newfoundland war veteran from Burlington, Notre Dame Bay, who had served with the Royal Navy during the Second World War.

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the annual accrued interest on an endowment (a minimum of $2,500.00 annually), will be awarded to a student in the third year of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing, financial need, and nursing professional practice. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Nursing.

The Katharine Roberts Memorial Scholarship

This Katharine Roberts Memorial Scholarship has been endowed by Edward Roberts in memory of his mother Katharine. The scholarship is valued at a percentage of the income on the endowment and will be awarded annually to a student in any year of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

The first preference in awarding the scholarship will be given to Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program students from the electoral Districts of The Straits and White Bay North, Lake Melville and Cartwright-L'Anse au Clair (or other Districts embracing the communities in those Districts, which were established by the House of Assembly in 1995). If no suitable candidate comes forward from one of these Districts in any given year, the scholarship may be awarded to a Nursing student from a rural community elsewhere in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing, but in the case of a tie between two equally deserving students, financial need may be used as a determining factor. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Nursing.

The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 13 Bursary in Nursing

Established by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 13 the bursary will be awarded to an undergraduate student in any year of the Bachelor of Nursing program at the Western Regional School of Nursing. The student must be in financial need and meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Director of the Western Regional School of Nursing.

The School of Nursing Class of 1976 Bursary

The Bursary, valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, will be awarded on the basis of financial need to a student who is registered full time at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s School of Nursing and who has completed their first year clinical placement of the Bachelor of Nursing Collaborative program. Candidates must have displayed a passion for patient care through their respective clinical placements and have met the minimum academic requirements for a bursary. Students must have a supporting letter of recommendation detailing how they have demonstrated a passion for patient care from their clinical course instructor. In the event there is more than one suitable candidate for the bursary preference will be given to a student who comes from outside of the St. John’s area. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Nursing.

The School of Nursing Faculty Memorial Award

The School of Nursing Faculty Memorial Award pays tribute to our respected faculty members who have passed on. The School of Nursing Faculty Memorial Award honours the following faculty members: Ruby Dewling, Grace Gould, Neil Joiner, Maureen Laryea, Margaret McLean, Joyce Nevitt, Beverly Rockwell, and Elizabeth ‘Betty” Summers. The award is valued at a portion of the income from the endowment and will be awarded to a student beyond their first year of the Bachelor of Nursing program at the School of Nursing. The recipient must emulate the best qualities of a nursing faculty member; including a passion for nursing education, a spirit of caring and a commitment to nursing and a compassion for patients. The award will be presented by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Nursing.

The St. John's Home Care Scholarship for Excellence in Community Health Nursing

This scholarship valued at the annual accrued interest on the initial endowment will be awarded to a full-time or part-time student enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (Post RN) or Master of Nursing Program at Memorial University of Newfoundland with preference given to candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Program. Candidates must also have employment experience in community health nursing and demonstrated recent voluntary involvement in a community organization(s). Minimum academic requirements are a 75% overall average in either the completed diploma program in nursing or completed courses in either the B.N. (Post-RN) or Masters Program. In the case of undergraduates the scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. In the case of Graduates the scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies. In both instances the award will be based upon a recommendation from the Dean, School of Nursing.

The Sybil Gertrude Rusted Toy Memorial Bursary

This bursary, established by Dr. Nigel Rusted in memory of his sister Sybil, is valued at a portion of the accrued interest on an endowment. Sybil, the daughter of Rev. Canon Ernest and Faith (Hollands) Rusted, was born in Upper Island Cove April 2, 1911. She was educated at schools in Upper Island Cove, Carbonear, Girl's College in New York and the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. The bursary will be awarded annually to a student entering the first year of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program with first preference to students from the Conception Bay North area, who have demonstrated ability and financial need. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Nursing.

The Janet P. Winsor Bursary

This bursary, valued at a portion of the accrued interest on the initial endowment, is awarded annually to third year students enrolled in the B.N.(Collaborative) Program who demonstrate financial need over and above academic excellence. The candidates must have scholarship standing as well as demonstrate financial need. At least one bursary will be awarded in each of the three sites. The criteria for this award includes excellence in Year 3 clinical courses (Nursing 3501 and 3511) supported by a letter of recommendation from clinical instructors. The student's file may also be used to determine examples of clinical excellence. Each Committee on Undergraduate Studies will select the student at their site. This bursary will be awarded at the Graduation and Awards Ceremony in the Spring, but not necessarily to the highest academic student. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation from the Dean, School of Nursing.