Office of the Registrar
Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards (2014/2015)
5.2 Faculty of Arts

The following are available to Faculty of Arts students based on a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Arts or the appropriate Director or Department Head.

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, Bursaries and Awards 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 Edna Baird-Stephenson Scholarship in Gender Studies

This scholarship, valued at $500.00, has been established by the Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumni Association, through its Annual Fund. It honours distinguished alumna Edna Baird-Stephenson, B.A., B.H.S., one of the first female graduates of Memorial University College and long-time employee of Memorial University of Newfoundland, now retired. The scholarship is open to full or part-time students enrolled in the Gender Studies Program at Memorial University of Newfoundland who have successfully completed a minimum of 21 credit hours in two of the three semesters in the previous scholarship year and achieved a minimum 75% average at the end of those two semesters. It is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, acting on a recommendation from the Head, Department of Gender Studies.

Marcella M. Besaw Memorial Volunteer Award

This award has been established by the family of Marcella M. Besaw (1953-2010). Mrs. Marcella Besaw was known for her generosity to others and her service to her community. This scholarship is valued at $200.00 annually and will be awarded to a student entering the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) as a Second Degree program. The recipient must have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the service of humanity through involvement in volunteer/work experience relevant to the study of social work. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by the University. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Social Work.

The E.A. Bishop (1889-1953) Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, established to honour the memory of E.A. Bishop, a teacher in Newfoundland and Labrador, is the result of a generous donation to Memorial University of Newfoundland by his son, John. Interest on the fund will provide a scholarship to full-time undergraduate students after completion of their first year at Memorial University of Newfoundland who are dependants of teachers in the public school system of Newfoundland and Labrador. Applicants must be students in the Faculties of Arts or Science and be of scholarship standing. The scholarship is valued at approximately two semesters tuition for five courses. If, in any year, there is no eligible candidate, the scholarship will not be awarded; however, a student may be awarded the scholarship more than once. An application is required which is available at the Scholarships and Awards Office website at www.mun.ca/scholarships.

Bishop Spencer College Alumni Association Bursary

This bursary was established by the Bishop Spencer College Alumni Association. The bursary will be valued at a portion of the income from the endowment and will be awarded annually to a female student who is enrolled in the fourth year of any undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Arts. The recipient must meet the minimum academic and financial requirements for a bursary as defined by the University. The Bursary will be administered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the basis of a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Arts.

The Dr. Jim Black Award in Linguistics

This prize, valued at $250, is made possible through an annual donation from Jim Black, a retired faculty member in the Department of Linguistics. It will be awarded to a first or second year student who receives the highest combined marks in both Linguistics 1103 or 2103 and Linguistics 1104 or 2104 within the same academic year. The recipient must have declared a major in Linguistics by the end of the academic year in which the courses were completed. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Linguistics.

W.J. Blundon Scholarship

The W.J. Blundon Scholarship, in memory of Professor W.J. Blundon, Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics from 1948 to 1976, will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students majoring in Mathematics and/or Statistics. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The Marion and Rod Browne Family Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship established by Mr. Rod Browne and his wife Marion in memory of deceased members of the Browne family is tenable at Memorial University of Newfoundland and is valued at a portion of the income on the investment. It is based on academics and awarded to a student majoring in French. Selection will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of French & Spanish.

The Tom Budai Award in Business and Economics

The Tom Budai Award in Business and Economics, valued at $1000, is funded by Tom Budai, a 2009 graduate of the Faculty of Business Administration and a former member of the Memorial Seahawks men’s basketball team. The award is available to a full-time student enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) program, Bachelor of Business Administration program, Bachelor of Arts in Economics program or Bachelor of Science in Economics program. The candidate must be in at least her/his second year of studies and meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by the University. Preference will be given to candidates who have been active in varsity athletics at Memorial University of Newfoundland and/or who have a demonstrated record of active community, volunteer work and/or involvement with student organizations at this University. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Business Administration or the Head, Department of Economics.

The Maurice J. Burke Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at a portion of income on the investment, 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 Folklore Department on the basis of scholarship standing. In the case of undergraduates it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. 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.

CFUW St. John’s Scholarship for Gender Studies

This scholarship has been established by The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) St. John’s. One scholarship, valued at $2000, may be awarded annually, to a woman enrolled full-time in the Master’s program in the Department of Gender Studies. To be eligible, candidates must have scholarship standing. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Gender Studies.

The Canadian Tire Scholarships

These scholarships are the result of an endowment to the University by Canadian Tire Corporation Limited as part of their commitment to community service and to Memorial University of Newfoundland via the Opportunity Fund Campaign. The endowment will fund three scholarships in the Faculty of Arts, valued at the annual interest on the initial endowment. The scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students entering third or fourth year in the Faculty of Arts - one each to students majoring in Economics, Linguistics, and Sociology. They will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Head of each of the three academic departments.

Chevron Canada Ltd. Endowed Scholarships in Business, Earth Sciences, Economics and Engineering

These scholarships, valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, will be awarded starting in 2011 to full-time students enrolled in at least their second year of Engineering and Applied Science, Earth Sciences, Business or Economics; in a given year, it is anticipated that students from all four faculties will be represented. Selection will be based on scholarship standing as well as expression of interest in potential employment in the oil and gas industry, and signaling of career location mobility. Level of service to community, or leadership will also be considered. Students may receive the scholarship in more than one year. They will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the: Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; Head, Department of Earth Sciences; Dean, Faculty of Business Administration; and Head, Department of Economics.

Chevron Canada Ltd. Term Scholarships in Business, Earth Sciences, Economics and Engineering

These scholarships, valued at $4,000, will be awarded to full-time students enrolled at least their second year of Engineering and Applied Science, Earth Sciences, Business or Economics; in a given year, it is anticipated that students from all four faculties will be represented. Selection will be based on scholarship standing as well as expression of interest in potential employment in the oil and gas industry, and signaling of career location mobility. Level of service to community, or leadership will also be considered. Students may receive the scholarship in more than one year. They will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the: Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; Head, Department of Earth Sciences; Dean, Faculty of Business Administration; and Head, Department of Economics.

Reverend Professor A.C. Cheyne Scholarship in Religious Studies

This fund has been established by the estate of the late Reverend Professor A.C. Cheyne. It is based on scholarship standing and is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in any year of study who is majoring in Religious Studies. The scholarship will be valued at a portion of the income on the investment. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Religious Studies.

The Captain James Cook Memorial Scholarship

A fund was established in 1979 by members of the Department of Geography to honour the memory of Captain James Cook (1728-79), explorer, navigator and cartographer, whose years of painstaking mapping of the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador laid the basis for a comprehensive and scientific knowledge of the geography of the province. One or more scholarships, valued at not less than $600.00, will be awarded annually by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Department of Geography to a student or students demonstrating particular merit in Geography.

The Clayton and Alice Cook Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by Mr. Clayton D. Cook, retired Newfoundland/CN Railway Trainman. The scholarship will be valued at a portion of the income on the endowment and awarded annually. To be eligible, candidates must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at Memorial University of Newfoundland, be residents of Newfoundland and Labrador (as defined by the University) and have scholarship standing. First preference will be given to candidates who are sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren or wards of the Newfoundland/CN Railway Trainmen. When an eligible student meeting these criteria cannot be identified, second preference will be given to students enrolled in the Newfoundland Studies program. An application is required which is available at the Scholarships and Awards Office website at www.mun.ca/scholarships. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Michael Cook Scholarship

The Michael Cook Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who has completed English 3350 (Theatre) and English 3351 (The Physical Stage) and who shows definite promise and purpose in pursuing the study of theatre and drama at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The value of the scholarship is $1,000.00. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of English Language and Literature.

The John and Jane Crosbie Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of an endowment to the University started by the Honourable John C. Crosbie, P.C, O.C., Q.C, in 1996 while he was Chancellor and Campaign Chair and further funded by volunteers of The Opportunity Fund in honour of Mr. Crosbie's commitment to Memorial University of Newfoundland. Valued at a portion of the annual income on the initial endowment, the scholarship(s) (each valued at a minimum of $1,000.00) will be awarded to one or more undergraduate student(s) beyond first year in the Faculty of Arts. 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, Faculty of Arts.

The John and Anna Daley Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at a minimum of $1,000.00 annually, has been established by the Daley family in honour of their parents John and Anna. It will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing to an undergraduate student beyond first year in the Faculty of Arts. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Arts.

The Dr. Madeleine Darte Scholarships in English

These scholarships, up to four each year and having a value of not less than $250.00 each, have been established by Mrs. J.M. Darte and Mrs. France Darte McCabe in memory of Dr. Madeleine Darte, Lecturer and Assistant Professor of English at this University from 1971-75. In awarding these scholarships, preference will be given to students in the Honours program in English, but students in good standing in the General Degree program in English will also be considered. In addition to the student's academic record, financial need may also be taken into account. Applications for these scholarships should be sent to the Head of the Department of English. Awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Department of English.

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 Gender 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 Gender 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 Head, Department of Gender Studies Program. In the case of undergraduates, the scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Gender Studies Program.

The Joseph and Joyce Dawson Memorial Bursary in Philosophy

This bursary was established by an anonymous donor to honour Joseph “Peter” Dawson and his wife, Joyce. Professor Dawson taught in the Department of Philosophy and was Head of the Department from 1964-1975. He oversaw the Department’s expansion and assumption of new roles across Campus. Valued at $1500, it will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student majoring in Philosophy at Memorial University of Newfoundland, who meets the minimum academic requirements for a bursary as defined by the University, and has demonstrated financial need. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, based on a recommendation by the Head, Department of Philosophy.

The Gladys Deutsch Travel Bursary for Arts

This travel bursary was established through a bequest by Gladys Deutsch, a retired employee of the QEII Library and a supporter of the arts. It is valued at a portion of the income from the endowment and will be awarded annually to a full-time, undergraduate student who is participating in one of the overseas Field Schools or study abroad programs in the Faculty of Arts. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary as defined by the University and have demonstrated financial need. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Arts.

The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of a donation to Memorial University of Newfoundland by the Dominion Group Foundation. The scholarship, valued at the annual interest, will be awarded to a student in first year of the Faculty of Arts. It will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing and financial need.

The English Department Faculty Award

This award has been established, and is supported by, faculty and staff of the Department of English Language and Literature. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, it will be awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student with a major in English. To qualify, candidates must be in their third year of study or beyond (with a minimum of 21 credit hours), have completed coursework in Canadian Literature, American Literature and Shakespeare, and meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by the University. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of English.

The Ernest Joseph Ennis Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Ernest Joseph Ennis of Merasheen, Placentia Bay, retired School Supervisor, in memory of Dr. Hatcher, Ms. Monnie Mansfield, and Professors Fraser, Gillingham, and Andrews of the Memorial University College. This scholarship, valued at the accrued interest, shall be awarded to an entrance student of scholarship standing with preference to a student planning to study Economics or Political Science.

The David and Ethel Evans Scholarship in History

The David and Ethel Evans Scholarship in History was established by Thomas Evans in memory of his parents. Valued at $1500 annually, it is available to a full-time student with scholarship standing who is enrolled in the final year of the Honours Degree Program in History. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on a recommendation of the Head, Department of History.

The Faculty of Arts Annual Fund Awards

These awards are made possible each year by the generous donations of alumni and friends to the Faculty of Arts Annual Fund. Valued at a minimum of $500 they will be granted annually to undergraduate students enrolled in a Faculty of Arts program. First preference is for students enrolled in a study abroad program within the Faculty of Arts. The recipients must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland and the number of awards available annually will be at the discretion of the Dean, Faculty of Arts. The awards will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Arts.

The Faculty of Arts Dean's List Scholarship

This scholarship, established by donors to the Opportunity Fund who have directed that their donations be used for scholarships within the Faculty of Arts, is valued at approximately $1,000.00 annually. It is awarded to a student who achieves high ranking on the Dean's List of the Faculty of Arts and who meets the requirements for scholarship standing, but who is not in receipt of other significant scholarship funding. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Arts.

The Leida Finlayson Memorial Scholarship

This fund has been established by relatives and friends of Leida Finlayson, former General Manager of the Newfoundland Historic Trust. The scholarship, valued at a portion of the accrued interest, is to be awarded annually to a Memorial University of Newfoundland undergraduate student, beyond second year, studying political science and/or history. Based on scholarship standing and financial need the scholarship will be awarded to a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador (a person who has maintained permanent residence in the province for a minimum of twelve months immediately prior to entering the University). The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Arts.

The E.B. Foran Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, awarded in memory of the late Mr. E.B. Foran, longtime associate of municipal government in St. John's, is valued at $500.00 and is sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Municipalities. It is open to students beyond first year at Memorial University of Newfoundland who demonstrate scholarship standing and who are majoring in Political Science with an emphasis on municipal government. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on a recommendation from the Head, Political Science Department.

The Senator Eugene Forsey Scholarship

Established by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, this scholarship honours a native Newfoundlander, Senator Eugene Forsey, as one of Canada's foremost authorities on the Canadian Constitution, and recognizes his great commitment to Canada and this province. The scholarship, tenable at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and valued at $2,000.00, shall be awarded to a student in third year, or beyond, who has shown excellence in Canadian Policy Analysis or Canadian Governmental Studies.

The G. Alain Frecker and Helena M. Frecker Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by the family of G. Alain Frecker and Helena M. Frecker to honour their parents' life-long commitment to Memorial University of Newfoundland and to the pursuit of excellence in education. Helena M. Frecker was the first graduate of Memorial College and a long-time faculty member in the Department of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. G. Alain Frecker was the first faculty member in the department of Engineering at Memorial College. He maintained a close relationship with Memorial University of Newfoundland as a senior public servant, as a member of the Provincial Cabinet, and as University Chancellor from 1971 to 1979. This scholarship, tenable at Memorial University of Newfoundland and valued at a portion of the accrued interest on the endowment, will be awarded to an undergraduate student beyond second year in the Faculty of Arts and majoring in the Humanities or any Social Science. 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, Faculty of Arts.

Daniel Freeman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established from the contributions of many family members, friends, and fellow students in memory of Danny Freeman, a former Engineering student at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The scholarship, valued at a portion of the accrued interest, will be awarded annually, on a rotating basis, to students enrolled in either Engineering or Mathematics. Preference will be given to candidates with disabilities with consideration given to quality of character and overall perseverance. If a successful candidate is not recommended by the discipline on rotation in a given year an eligible student from the other discipline may be awarded the scholarship for that year. If no candidates are available from the first group any student enrolled in either Engineering or Mathematics (discipline to be determined by the rotation schedule in a given year) will be considered. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering or the Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The David Freeman Memorial Scholarship in English

This scholarship honours Dr. David Freeman, a widely admired Grenfell English professor whose scholarship and zest inspired a wide circle of students, friends and colleagues. A well-known scholar of the editing of Renaissance literary texts, Dr. Freeman took his scholarship out of the classroom to enliven a broad range of presentations, public readings and dramatic performances. This scholarship is made possible through the family of Dr. Freeman and the efforts of the English faculty at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and friends of Dr. David Freeman. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, it will be given annually to an English Major in his/her second year of study pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English at Grenfell Campus, who meets scholarship standing as defined by the University and shares Dr. Freeman’s passion for literature. It will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee of Grenfell Campus in consultation with the Chair, English.

The Allan and Clara Gillingham Scholarship in Russian Studies

On the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary, this scholarship has been established by Mr. and Mrs. Gillingham, who both hold fond memories of studying the Russian language themselves. Valued at $500.00, this scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a program of Russian Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic excellence. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Head, Department of German and Russian.

James A. Good Scholarship in Philosophy

This scholarship has been established by friends and colleagues in Memory of James A. Good. Mr. Good was a successful investment banker and Partner at Capital Canada Limited in Toronto. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland, an M.A. in Philosophy from Dalhousie University, and undertook doctoral studies in Philosophy at the University of Toronto where he was also a lecturer. He was Chief of Staff to the Honourable John C. Crosbie, a position he maintained across the portfolios of Justice, Transport, Finance, International Trade and Fisheries. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, the scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Philosophy on the basis of scholarship standing and financial need. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Philosophy.

The Graham Family Scholarship

This scholarship, established by Mrs. Kathleen Birchall and Dr. David Graham, is valued at a portion of the income on the investment. It will be tenable at Memorial University of Newfoundland and will be awarded to an outstanding student majoring in French with preference given to students enrolled in the Honours program. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of French and Spanish.

The R. Bertram Green Class Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of a bequest to the University by Rev. Dr. Robert Bertram Green. Valued at the annual interest on the initial endowment, it will be awarded to an undergraduate student in second or third year in the Faculty of Arts, majoring in either Classical or Modern Languages, Economics, English, History, Philosophy, or Political Science. 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, Faculty of Arts.

Greystone Managed Investments Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, is made possible by a generous contribution from Greystone Managed Investments. This scholarship will be awarded, to an undergraduate student beyond first year, on a rotating basis between the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts. Based on scholarship standing it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty on rotation.

The Mary A. Griffiths Memorial Award for Folklore Field Research (Undergraduate)

This fund has been established by the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore Society in memory of Mary A. Griffiths, B.A. (Folklore).Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, one or more awards will be granted annually to undergraduate folklore students who complete a superior paper based on original field research. Selection will be made on the basis of a submitted paper including original field research that was completed as part of the requirements of an undergraduate Folklore course during the previous twelve months. Application forms and guidelines are available from and should be submitted to the Department of Folklore. The 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 awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Folklore.

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 in 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 to 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 Professor Peter Hart Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in memory of Canada Research Chair in Irish Studies and Department of History Professor, Dr. Peter Hart. His work was marked by a commitment to writing well and accessibly, and by his innovative approach to research and analysis – in particular for opening up new questions through his application of social science methods and concepts to problems of Irish history. The scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, will be awarded annually to a full-time doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts. Candidates must meet the minimum academic requirements for the scholarship as defined by the University and applications must include academic transcripts, a research statement of no more than 500 words, a writing sample, two letters of reference and an academic CV. In the event of more than one eligible candidate, preference will be given to a student whose research focus falls into one or more of the following areas: Irish history or politics; Newfoundland and Labrador history or politics; political violence; or revolution. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee.

The Gunther Hartmann Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Dr. Gunther Hartmann who was a member of the Department of Political Science from 1968-2000. Dr. Hartmann fostered student interest in international affairs not only through his teaching, but through the United Nations Association and the Model United Nations program. In awarding the scholarship preference will be given to a Political Science student, third year or beyond, who has excelled in courses in International Relations, International Organization, or International Law and has been active in Model United Nations or similar organizations. Based on scholarship standing the scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Political Science.

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, Bursaries and Awards 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.

Heaslip Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a generous donation from The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation. Two scholarships, valued at $15,000.00 each, will be available to students in their second year of undergraduate studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. To be eligible students must be registered for full-time studies, must have scholarship standing, must be in financial need, and must have demonstrated outstanding involvement in university and/or community affairs. Preference will be given to students in the Faculty of Arts. This scholarship is renewable for an additional two years providing full-time registration, scholarship standing, financial need and continued outstanding involvement in university and/or community affairs are demonstrated. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships Bursaries and Awards based on a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Arts.

The Aidan Hennebury Memorial Scholarship in Classics

This scholarship is the result of an endowment to Memorial University of Newfoundland via the Opportunity Fund Campaign by the law firm of Martin, Whalen, Hennebury & Stamp in memory of former partner Mr. Aidan Hennebury. The donation will fund a scholarship valued at the annual interest on the endowment. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student beyond second year who is majoring in Classics. 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 Head, Department of Classics.

The Elizabeth C. Hesson Memorial Scholarship in German

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Elizabeth C. Hesson, Head of the Department of German and Russian from 1986 to 1989 and a member of that Department from 1969 to 1989, through the generosity of her family, colleagues and friends. The scholarship has a value of $1,000.00, and is normally awarded to a German major who has completed at least the second year of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland and who has demonstrated a high level of academic performance in German. The scholarship shall be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of German and Russian, and is designed to assist the student to undertake a program of German studies in German-speaking Europe. In addition to academic excellence, financial need may be taken into account. This scholarship will not necessarily be awarded every academic year.

The Hollinger English Language and Literature Scholarship

This scholarship, donated by Hollinger Inc., will be awarded to a Memorial University of Newfoundland student who is beyond second year and is majoring in English Language and Literature. It will be valued at the annual interest and will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of Scholarship Standing and upon recommendation of the Head, Department of English.

The A.C. Hunter Travel Award in French

This award has a value of not less than $600.00 and is awarded annually. It has been established in memory of Dean A.C. Hunter through the generosity of Mrs. Hunter, the Provincial Government of Newfoundland, the Board of Regents of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Dean Hunter's former students and friends. The award shall take the form of a travel grant to a student, in second year or beyond, majoring or minoring in French who wishes to pursue a program of study of one or more semesters' duration, in French language, literature or culture, at a recognized institution in metropolitan France. Eligibility for this award requires a minimum of clear academic standing (as defined by the University) in the previous scholarship year. The award shall be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Department of French and Spanish.

The Muriel H. Hunter Award in Spanish

This award, valued at $600.00, is awarded out of income derived from a bequest to the University by the late Mrs. Muriel H. Hunter, wife of the late Dr. A.C. Hunter and former Lecturer in Spanish at the Memorial University College. The award shall take the form of a travel grant to a student, in second year or beyond, majoring or minoring in Spanish who wishes to pursue a program of study of one or more semesters' duration, in Spanish or Spanish-American language, literature or culture, at a recognized institution in metropolitan Spain or Latin America. Eligibility for this award requires a minimum of clear academic standing (as defined by the University) in the previous scholarship year. The award shall be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Department of French and Spanish.

The Imperial Tobacco Canada Scholarship in Archaeology

This scholarship, established by Imperial Tobacco Canada in support of the Opportunity Fund Campaign, has a minimum value of $2,000.00 annually. It will be awarded to a senior student in archaeology who is registered in (or is planning to enter) the honours program, specializing in historic archaeology. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Archaeology.

The H.H. Jackson Travel Scholarship in German

This scholarship was established upon the retirement of Dr. Herbert H. Jackson, Professor Emeritus and first Head of the Department of German and Russian from 1967 to 1980, through the generosity of his colleagues and students. The scholarship has a minimum value of $500.00 and is awarded annually by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, upon the recommendation of the Department Head, to a candidate who has completed at least the second year of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland, has demonstrated a high level of academic performance in German, and is planning to undertake a program of studies and/or work assignment in a German-speaking country.

R.S. “Jimmy” James and Marion Jean James Memorial Scholarship in English

This scholarship was established through a bequest from the Estate of Marion Jean James in memory of her late husband, R.S. “Jimmy” James, to promote and advance the studies of poetry. Born in Long River, Prince Edward Island, Jean attended several Canadian universities and graduated from the London School of Economics with a Doctorate in Philosophy. Her late husband, Jimmy, was a writer and a poet. He worked for many years with CBC’s Fisheries Broadcast program. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, the scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time Memorial University of Newfoundland student, enrolled as an English major, who achieves the highest grade in a course dedicated to the study of poetry. If there is more than one eligible recipient, then it will be awarded to student enrolled in the highest level course number. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Head, Department of English.

The Jeroboam Poetry Prize in English

The proceeds from a sum of money donated to the University in 2001 by the editors of Jeroboam Books will be awarded in an annual poetry competition administered by the Department of English, Memorial University of Newfoundland. The competition will be open to full-time or part-time students in any year of study at the University upon submission of original, unpublished work. In keeping with the tradition of Jeroboam, the work should reflect some aspect of traditional or contemporary Newfoundland. Entry forms and further information may be obtained by contacting the Department of English. The selection of winners will be the responsibility of a special committee composed of the Department of English faculty members. The prize will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Department of English Language and Literature.

The Barend Kiefte Memorial Award

This award was established by friends of Dr. Barend Kiefte, in his memory. It is a book prize to be given annually to a student in Philosophy. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Philosophy.

The Dr. B.K. Kim Scholarship in Statistics

This scholarship will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student whose major subject of study is Statistics. The award honours the memory of the late Dr. B.K. Kim who taught in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics from 1976-84. The scholarship, with a value of at least $500.00, will normally be based on academic achievement in third year and/or fourth year courses and will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The Cornelia Learning/Annie Butler Moores Scholarship

In memory of her maternal and paternal grandmothers, Mrs. Dorothy Young of Pasadena, California, has established the Cornelia Learning and Annie Butler Moores Scholarship in the Faculty of Arts. This perpetual scholarship, valued at approximately $500.00, is open to Arts students of scholarship standing with demonstrated financial need.

The John and Lucy Lee and Family Memorial Bursary

This bursary has been established by family members to honour the memory of John and Lucy Lee of Petty Harbour and their deceased children. It is valued at a portion of the interest on the endowment and will be awarded to a full-time student in Religious Studies. The recipient of this bursary will have demonstrated scholarship standing and financial need. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Religious Studies.

The Mrs. E.D. Matthews Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics

This scholarship honours the memory of the late Mrs. Evelyn Matthews who taught in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, from 1959-78. It has a value of at least $500.00, and will be awarded on an annual basis to an undergraduate student whose major subject of study is Mathematics or Statistics. The scholarship will be based on academic merit and will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The Susan McCorquodale Memorial Scholarship

Established by her friends and colleagues, this scholarship honours the memory of Susan McCorquodale, former member of the Political Science department at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The scholarship will be valued at the annual interest on the endowment and shall be awarded to a senior student majoring in Political Science who is concentrating in one of the areas to which Susan was committed - Newfoundland Politics, Public Policy or Public Administration. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of a recommendation from the Head, Department of Political Science.

The Reverend G. Lloyd Morgan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, awarded annually, has been donated by Mr. Baxter Morgan and his wife Lorraine to the Religious Studies Department of the University in memory of Mr. Morgan's brother, The Reverend G. Lloyd Morgan, B.A., B.D., who served with the United Church Ministry in Newfoundland for over twenty-five years.

It has a value of $500.00 and is awarded for academic excellence to a student who has completed two years of study in the Religious Studies Department of the University. Preference will be given to a student who has a major interest in the comparative study of religion. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Religious Studies Department.

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 two to the Department of Anthropology
  • - up to two to the Department of Archaeology
  • - 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.

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 appropriate academic unit for which the bursary is being awarded.

Moving Forward Together Campaign Award

This Award was established by two generous donations as a part of the Moving Forward Together Campaign by the Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland and the Presentation Sisters of Newfoundland and Labrador. Moving Forward Together is a Canada-wide campaign to bring fundamental and lasting change to Aboriginal communities in Canada by supporting healing and educational programs. Valued at $1,800, it will be awarded to an undergraduate Aboriginal student beyond their first year of studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. There will be one Award annually at each of the St. John’s and Grenfell Campuses. The Award is renewable for an additional two years. The student must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. This Award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. An application is required which is available at the Scholarships and Awards Office website at www.mun.ca/scholarships.

The Mary Florence Mugford (Lane) Memorial Award for Social Work

This travel award was established by the family of Mary Florence Mugford (Lane) to honour their mother as a woman who persevered in life. This award is valued at a portion of the income from the endowment and will be awarded annually. The recipient will be a student in the School of Social Work who is traveling to a rural placement in the field of mental health and/or addictions. Preference will be given to a student who graduated from a high school outside of the St. John’s metropolitan area. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by the University. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Dean, School of Social Work.

The MUN Classics Society Prize in Latin

This prize has been established by the MUN Classics Society of 2001-2002 to reward students achieving academic excellence. This prize will be valued at approximately $150.00 annually. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of a recommendation from the Head, Department of Classics, to the student who is working toward an undergraduate degree in Classics and receives the top mark in the Classics 1120 and 1121 (Introduction to Latin) courses on the St. John's campus.

The Stephan Muzychka Bursary in Spanish

This bursary, valued at a portion of the annual interest, has been established by an endowment from the family of Professor Muzychka who taught Spanish Language and Literature at Memorial University of Newfoundland from 1960 until his death in 1985. Mr. Muzychka was born in 1926 in Pukiw, Ukraine. He attended the Ukranian Teacher’s Training College and later the University of Madrid where he received his MA in Philosophy in 1959. He joined Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Department of Modern Languages (at the old Parade Street Campus) and later became Head of the Department of Spanish. First preference, for this bursary, will be to a student majoring or minoring in Spanish who is beyond second year. If no candidate is available from the first preference the bursary will be awarded to a student beyond second year studying modern languages. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing, financial need and a recommendation from the Head, Department of French and Spanish.

The Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro Scholarships

These scholarships are the result of an endowment to the University provided by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. Valued at the annual interest on the endowment, up to ten of these scholarships will be awarded, initially in amounts of $1,000.00 each and increasing as endowment income permits, to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts at the second year and beyond. Half of the available scholarships will be for students of scholarship standing majoring or minoring in one of the interdisciplinary programs in the Faculty, and half will be for students of scholarship standing who are named to the Dean's List and who achieve exceptionally high overall averages, normally 85% or better. Those directed at students enrolled in interdisciplinary programs will be awarded on the recommendation of interdisciplinary Program Co-ordinators; those for Dean's List students will be awarded on the recommendation of the Dean of Arts. In both cases financial need may be taken into consideration. Preference will be given to students meeting these criteria who are not already in receipt of significant scholarship funding from other sources.

The Newfoundland St. Andrew's Society Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of a gift from the Newfoundland St. Andrew’s Society to Memorial University of Newfoundland. Valued at a portion of the interest on an endowment, the scholarship will be awarded to a student from the Faculty of Arts whose studies and accomplishments most closely support the aims of the Newfoundland St. Andrew's Society; To foster and encourage the love of Scotland, its history, literature, music and national games in a Newfoundland context. In the case of undergraduate students the scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards 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 awarded on the basis of a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Arts.

The Honourable Fabian A. O'Dea Q.C., LL.D. Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by the O'Dea family in memory of their father, the Honourable Fabian O'Dea; Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumnus, Rhodes Scholar, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland, and recipient of honorary degrees from both Memorial University of Newfoundland and The Law Society of Newfoundland. It is valued at $1,000 per year. To commemorate Dr. O'Dea's work in Newfoundland cartography, the scholarship is to be awarded to a student majoring in Geography who achieves scholarship standing. Preference is to be given to a student who is physically or learning disabled but if there is no such candidate in a given year it will be awarded to any eligible undergraduate Geography student. The scholarship is to be awarded by The Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Geography.

Lt. Donald O’Neill Memorial Award in Police Studies

This award was established by generous donations from family and friends in memory of Donald Anthony Michael O’Neill. A retired lieutenant of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, he proudly served for 28 years and was one of 66 officers who held the line against 250 loggers at the Badger Riots in 1959. As a young man, he was an accomplished athlete having won many trophies for hockey and having held a provincial record in track and field for discus that stood for many years. While Don grew up on the family farm on Bell Island he spent most of his years in St. John’s where he served his community with honour and distinction. He was known to many for his remarkable sense of duty and it was not uncommon for neighbours to wake up to find him clearing their driveways in a mid-winter blizzard. In honour of Lt. Donald O’Neill this award is valued at $500 and will be given annually to a cadet enrolled in the Diploma in Police Studies program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The recipient must meet 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 Coordinator, Diploma in Police Studies.

The Dr. Paul O'Neill Scholarship for Excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

The Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador established this scholarship in honour of Dr. Paul O'Neill, LL.D., C.M., in recognition of his contributions to the study and promotion of Newfoundland and Labrador culture and history. The scholarship is valued at $1000 and will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, who is enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts degree program. There is no restriction by major or minor, but applicants must have shown excellence and outstanding enthusiasm and interest in some area of Newfoundland Studies as part of their degree program. Preference will be given to a student who has not received other major scholarships in the same academic year. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Arts.

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, Bursaries and Awards. 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 Rt. Hon. J.W. Pickersgill Bursary in History

Jack Pickersgill was a teacher and lover of history. He believed strongly in the importance of education and was always grateful for the scholarships and bursaries that made this possible. He represented the constituency of Bonavista-Twillingate in the Canadian House of Commons from 1953 to 1967 and his affection for Newfoundland and Labrador lasted all his life. This bursary was established in Jack’s memory by family and friends. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the bursary will go to an undergraduate student in Faculty of Arts with demonstrated financial need as well as a declared major in History. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary as outlined by the University. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Department of History.

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 Co-ordinator 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 M.A. or B.A.(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, Bursaries and Awards. In the case of graduate students, it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies.

Mary Pittman-Robbins Scholarship in Archaeology

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, has been established by students and colleagues of Mary Pittman-Robbins. The scholarship is to be awarded to a senior student in Archaeology who has completed the honours program specializing in Prehistoric Archaeology or Physical Anthropology. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Department Head in consultation with the Archaeology faculty.

The Dr. Clarence W. Powell Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of honorary graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dr. Clarence W. Powell. It is valued at a minimum of $1,000.00 annually and will be awarded to a student entering the third year of the Political Science Program who has scholarship standing, has shown leadership in university and/or community activities and who has not received another scholarship administered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Head, Department of Political Science.

The Psychology Society Award

The Psychology Society Award has been established by the students of the Psychology Society to encourage and support their fellow students. This award will be given to an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience who is beyond their second year of study and meets the minimum academic requirements for an award. It will be based on academic achievement in Psychology or Behavioral Neuroscience courses as well as involvement in the internal and external Psychology or Behavioral Neuroscience community. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Psychology.

The Cpl. Michael J. Roberts Memorial Award in Police Studies

This award has been established in memory of Tampa Police Officer, and Memorial University of Newfoundland graduate, Cpl. Michael (Mike) Roberts. Born in Florida and raised in Newfoundland, Cpl. Roberts died tragically in the line of duty on August 19, 2009. He served his community with honour and distinction over his many years on the force and earned numerous commendations and awards. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the award will go to a student with demonstrated financial need who is enrolled in the Diploma in Police Studies program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The recipient must meet 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 Coordinator, Police Studies Diploma Program.

The Bobbie Robertson Scholarship in History

This scholarship was established by friends, family and colleagues of the late Bobbie Robertson. It will be valued at the annual accrued interest on the initial endowment and will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing to a history major with preference given to students in Newfoundland and Labrador history. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Head, Department of History.

The Dr. Grenville R. Robinson Award in French

This award was established in memory of the late Dr. Grenville Robinson, a former professor of the Department of French at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, it will be awarded each Spring to a student in the Department of French on the basis of his/her performance in any three or more of the following French courses: 3100, 3101, 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504 and 3506 and his/her contribution to the general activities of the Department. The successful recipient must be a full-time student and have completed between 60-90 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts at Memorial University of Newfoundland with a major or minor in French. The recipient will also receive a book prize and a certificate. This award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of French and Spanish.

Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest. Since 1965, members of the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest have dedicated themselves to helping our community under the motto of “Service Above Self.” The scholarship is valued at a portion of the income on the investment and will be awarded annually to a full-time student beyond the first year in the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts. Eligible students would have completed high school in Newfoundland and Labrador. The recipient would have been involved with campus-based volunteer activities and/or community service work. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Sociology. This scholarship will be presented at one of the regular meetings of the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest and the recipient will be asked to speak about their goals and community service work.

Dr. Edward ("Ted") Russell Scholarships in English

In memory of Dr. Edward ("Ted") Russell, author and teacher, who was a Lecturer and Assistant Professor of English at this University from 1965-73, a fund has been established to provide one or more scholarships for students majoring in English. These scholarships will be awarded to promising students who have completed their first year of University studies and are entering the second year of a degree program with English as their major subject. In addition to the student's academic records, financial need may also be taken into account. Applications should be sent to the Head of the Department of English. Awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Department of English.

The Russian Ambassador's Award for Excellence in Russian Language and Literature

This award was established in 1999 to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. It is a book prize to be given annually for outstanding achievements in studying the Russian Language and Literature. It will be awarded to an honours student in the Russian Language and Literature program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Co-ordinator, Russian Programs.

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. The bursaries will be valued at a portion of the income on the endowment. 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, UK and in other countries, with a preference for those in which Scotiabank operates. In addition, students wishing to participate in formal exchange programs through the Faculty of Arts 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, Bursaries and awards. 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 recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Arts.

Ron and Gwen Seary Memorial Scholarship

Two scholarships from the interest on a fund established by the family, colleagues and students of Ron and Gwen Seary shall be awarded. One scholarship shall be given to a student beyond second year who is majoring in English Language and Literature and who is recommended by the Head of the Department. One scholarship shall be awarded to a student in Primary/Elementary Education who shows promise in Art Education and who is recommended by the Dean, Faculty of Education.

The Roberta H. Sellars Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of an endowment by the Rev. Walter C. Sellars in recognition of his wife Roberta for her loyal and loving support, particularly while he was struggling through university. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time student in any year in either the Faculty of Arts or Science on a rotating basis. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on scholarship standing and financial need and upon the recommendation of the appropriate Dean.

The Geoff Seymour Sr. Memorial Bursary

This bursary was created in memory of Geoff Seymour Sr., a CBC Radio announcer with a true passion for the performing arts who worked with many of the theatre companies across Newfoundland. Valued at $500, it will be awarded on an annually rotating basis to a student at the Grenfell Campus and a student at the St. John’s Campus. When awarded to a student at the Grenfell Campus, it will be awarded to a full-time student in the Theatre Program. When awarded to a student at the St. John’s Campus, it will be awarded to a full-time student who is completing either the Theatre and Drama Specialization Program within the English Major or the Diploma Program in Performance and Communications Media, both in the Department of English. The recipient will have demonstrated financial need and must meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In the event that there is no eligible candidate at the Campus on rotation in a given year, the bursary will be open to students at the other Campus. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Program Chair, Theatre, or the Head, Department of English, respectively.

Spurrell-Bartlett Bursary

This bursary was endowed by Morris and Janet Bartlett to honour their parents, Willis and Marjorie Spurrell and Francis and Jane Bartlett, who were devoted to the promotion of education in Newfoundland. It is valued at the annual accrued interest and is available to students in the Faculty of Arts, preferably from rural Newfoundland and Labrador. The bursary shall be awarded based on scholarship standing and need.

The St. Aiden's Presbyterian Church Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at approximately $1,000.00 will be awarded annually to a student who has completed at least two years of study in the Department of Religious Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. It will be awarded annually on the basis of scholarship standing and need. This scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Religious Studies.

Statistical Society of Canada Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by a generous donation from the Statistical Society of Canada. It is based on scholarship standing and is awarded to an undergraduate student in any year of study who is majoring in Statistics and meets the minimum academic requirement for a scholarship. The scholarship will be valued at $750. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Dr. Siegfried Thomeier Memorial Prize in Pure Mathematics

The prize, the interest from a donation by an anonymous donor, is awarded to a fourth or fifth year student majoring in Mathematics with a concentration in Pure Mathematics. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Clyde K. Wells Prize in Constitutional Affairs

This prize was established at the initiative of the Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador by colleagues and friends of former Chief Justice Wells. Mr. Wells was born in Buchans Junction in 1937. He graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Dalhousie Law School and built a thriving legal practice before serving as the fifth premier of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1989-1996. He was appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland Court of Appeal in 1998. In 1999 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Province, a position he held for ten years until he elected to work as a supernumerary justice before his full retirement from the Bench in November 2012. The prize is valued at $500. It will be awarded annually for ten years to the writer of an outstanding essay or research paper on a topic relating to Canadian (and/or pre-1949 Newfoundland) constitutional law or constitutional affairs in any discipline at the undergraduate level. The essay or paper must be submitted and endorsed by a course professor, lecturer or instructor and will be judged initially by the Dean of Arts, or Department Head, Faculty of Arts, who will shortlist the applicants and forward to a selection committee. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards.

The Robert Westcott Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Mary Westcott in memory of her late husband, Mr. Robert Westcott. It is valued at a portion of the annual interest on an endowment and will be awarded on a rotating basis to students beyond first year who have a strong commitment to post-secondary education and who are majoring in Business Administration and/or Economics. It will be based on scholarship standing and financial need and will be awarded to a student who was born in Newfoundland and Labrador. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean/Department Head of the appropriate discipline.

The Dr. Louise Whiteway Prize in Newfoundland History

A bequest to the University by the late Dr. Louise Whiteway has funded a $100.00 prize in Newfoundland history. The prize will be awarded annually to a Memorial University of Newfoundland student who is considered to be the most promising student in Newfoundland history. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards acting on the recommendation of the Head, Department of History.

The Jacques Whitford Newfoundland Geoscience Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at the annual interest on their endowment, has been established by Jacques Whitford Environment Limited and Newfoundland Geosciences Limited as a contribution to the Opportunity Fund Campaign. It will be awarded on an annually rotating basis to students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (particularly Civil Engineering), the Faculty of Science (particularly Biological Sciences) and Archaeology. Successful candidates are to be of scholarship standing and preferably show an interest in environmental issues. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation from the Dean/Director/Department Head of the appropriate discipline.

The Dr. John Whittaker Memorial Prize in Greek

This prize is in memory of Dr. John Whittaker, former professor of Classics at the University. The prize will be valued at approximately $150.00 annually. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of a recommendation from the Head, Department of Classics, to the student who is working toward an undergraduate degree in classics and receives the top mark in the Classics 1130 and 1131 (Introduction to Greek) courses on the St. John's campus.

The Honourable Gordon A. Winter, O.C. Scholarship

This scholarship, donated by The Standard Manufacturing Company in recognition of the contribution of the Honourable Gordon A. Winter to the public life of Newfoundland and Labrador, is awarded annually for academic excellence to a student entering fourth-year political science. The award, valued up to $500.00, will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Political Science. The value of the award will be determined by the interest accruing on the fund.