Office of the Registrar
Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards (2016/2017)
5.6 Faculty of Medicine

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

The Dr. Brian Gerard Adams Memorial Bursary Fund

This bursary has been established by the friends and family of Dr. Brian Gerard Adams, in his memory. The bursary, valued at $500.00, is available by application on the completion of second year medical studies. The recipient must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. The bursary is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, acting on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

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.

Award in Psychiatry

This award is made available by the Discipline of Psychiatry. It is awarded to the most outstanding student in the area of Psychiatry during the core rotations of the Doctor of Medicine degree program. Valued at $500, it will be awarded annually. The recipient will be in the fourth year of this program and 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 on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Dr. Andrew Bagby and Son Zachary Andrew Memorial Bursary

This bursary was initiated in memory of Dr. Andrew Bagby and his son Zachary by David and Kathleen Bagby, parents of Andrew. The recipient must have an engaging demeanor and must relate with ease to people at all levels, as this was a unique characteristic of Dr. Bagby. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to the graduating M.D. student who best demonstrates the qualities Andrew embodied: a positive caring attitude, a sense of camaraderie, passion for life, supportive of others with a genuine concern for, and desire to, impact positively on the lives of his/her classmates. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need as well as meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary. This bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Erika Bartlett Memorial Bursary

This bursary is the result of an endowment to the University funded by donations from family and friends of the Bartlett family, as well as students, staff and faculty members of the Faculty of Medicine. This bursary is valued at a portion of the annual accrued interest on the endowment and is available to a staff member and a medical student in alternate years. The Erika Bartlett Bursary is administered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards and awarded on the basis of a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Medicine. Applications are available at the Office of Student Affairs, Faculty of Medicine.

Selection Criteria Staff Member

To be eligible a candidate must:

  1. Complete the appropriate application form,

  2. Be employed full-time with the Faculty of Medicine,

  3. Use the bursary to fund study at the undergraduate level,

  4. Submit a grade to the selection committee upon completion of the course.

Selection Criteria Medical Student

To be eligible a student must:

  1. Be registered in the fourth year of medical studies.

  2. Be matched to a postgraduate program in Oncology (Medicine/Surgery/Radiology). If a student is not matched to an Oncology program then the recipient will be chosen at the discretion of the selection committee.

The Gina D. Blundon Memorial Award

This award was established in memory of Gina Doreen Blundon, of Carbonear, Newfoundland, who passed away suddenly on May 18, 2001. Gina was a member of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine Class of 2004, and her classmates, family and friends wish to honour her spirit through the establishment of this award. Valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, it will be awarded annually, to an undergraduate medical education student in the Faculty of Medicine, following a nomination process. Nominations for this award can be made by any member of the health care team who has had interactions with medical students. The recipient must have a positive, caring attitude and have contributed to the quality of student life in addition to meeting 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 on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Donald Cant Essay Award

Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the Donald Cant Essay Award will be granted to a student for researching and writing an original essay, suitable for publication, on some aspect of the History of Medicine. The award is open to any student enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine program. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Central Regional Integrated Health Authority and Dr. J.F. Brown Bursary

Each year an award is made available to students from the former Central West Board. The annual income shall be awarded as a bursary to a student of any year from the former Central West area who demonstrates the greatest need and who, in the opinion of the Dean, has achieved adequate academic performance. Should for any reason a bursary not be awarded, the entire amount is to be returned to the fund, and the award made the following year in the usual manner. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships. Applications may be submitted in September of each year.

Class of ’78 Legacy Bursary

This bursary was established by a generous donation from the Faculty of Medicine Class of 1978 during their 35th reunion. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to any student in the MD program. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need as well as meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary. This bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Dr. Sharon Coffey Memorial Bursary

This bursary has been established in memory of Dr. Sharon Coffey, graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of medicine, Class of 1982. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the bursary will be awarded annually to a student entering their first year of Undergraduate Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine, who graduated from a high school in Newfoundland and Labrador, and who is in financial need. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, acting on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

The Dr. Peter and Mrs. Deborah Collingwood Scholarship in Medicine

The Dr. Peter and Mrs. Deborah Collingwood Scholarship in Medicine has been established through a generous gift from Dr. Peter and Mrs. Deborah (Templeton) Collingwood. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, the scholarship will be awarded to students who are citizens of Canada and residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, who are entering their first year of the M.D. program in the Faculty of Medicine and meet the criteria of scholarship standing as defined by the Faculty of Medicine. The scholarship is renewable for four years provided the candidates maintain scholarship standing. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine.

Cooze Keinath Scholarship

This scholarship is established by Dr. Derek Cooze a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, M.D. Class of 1985 and his spouse, Dr. Kim Keinath. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student in the Doctor of Medicine degree program on the basis of scholarship standing. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Christopher & Donna Cox Scholarship

This scholarship, established through a generous contribution by Dr. Donna Hardy Cox and Dr. Christopher Cox, is valued at $500 per annum. Drs. Donna Hardy Cox and Christopher Cox, both alumni of Memorial University of Newfoundland, have established this scholarship in gratitude for their well-rounded student life and academic experiences. To be eligible, candidates must be full-time undergraduate students. The scholarship will be awarded annually on a rotating basis between the School of Social Work and the Faculty of Medicine, beginning with the latter. In Medicine, the Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating M.D. student who has a strong academic record and who has expressed an interest in specializing in Oncology. In the School of Social Work it will be awarded to a graduating B.S.W. student who is in scholarship standing and who has made the greatest contribution to student and community leadership. The Scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, based on the recommendation of the Dean/Director of the appropriate discipline.

Dr. John M. Darte Memorial Fund (Medicine)

This fund, in memory of the first Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Medicine (1968-75), has been established by Mrs. J.M. Darte and Mrs. Frances Darte McCabe. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it is awarded annually to up to four outstanding students in the Doctor of Medicine degree program. To be considered for this award, students must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated financial need. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Walter Davis Award

This award was established by the Newfoundland Lung Association to honour the work of Mr. Walter Davis in the field of chest diseases particularly, tuberculosis. The recipient will be the student in the Faculty of Medicine who achieves the best performance in the first year respirology course. It will be valued at $500.00 annually and awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

Dr. Ralph John Day Award

This award is a result of a donation from Mrs. Jean Day in memory of her late husband, Dr. Ralph John Day. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the award is available to a student in the Doctor of Medicine program who completes the best undergraduate project in bowel or liver cancer, including other metastatic disease. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Craig L. Dobbin Bursary in Medicine

The Craig L. Dobbin Bursary in Medicine was established by a generous gift through Dare To: The Campaign for Memorial University, in memory of Dr. Craig L. Dobbin. The bursaries will be awarded to full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Medicine. The bursaries will be made available annually and will be used to assist medical students who have exhausted many other means of support and still find themselves in financial difficulty. To apply, students should write a letter outlining their financial needs and complete a bursary application form. The number and value of the bursaries available each year will depend on the funds available for spending (as per University policy), and will be determined at the discretion of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine. Where possible, preference will be given to students from Newfoundland and Labrador who indicate a desire to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador. The bursaries will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Wesley and Jeanne Drodge Award in Simulation

This award was established by a generous donation from Wesley and Jeanne Drodge. Mr. Drodge was the project manager for the construction of the Health Sciences Centre and Faculty of Medicine in the early 1970s, as well as the expanded Medical Education Centre and Craig L. Dobbin Genetics Research Centre which opened in 2014. As a former healthcare CEO, his interest is in supporting students as they learn to become more proficient in the use of simulation technologies. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to two students in the Doctor of Medicine program who are demonstrating the use of simulation technology on healthcare delivery by presenting at medical conferences. Applications are accepted at the Office of Student Affairs, Faculty of Medicine. The recipients must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award. This award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Hunter W. Earle Memorial Scholarship in Medicine

This scholarship has been made possible from the proceeds of a memorial fund established by colleagues of the late Dr. Hunter W. Earle and a generous donation from Mrs. Marilyn Pasternak, widow of Dr. Earle. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who has completed their third year of the Doctor of Medicine degree program. The recipient must exemplify the characteristics of leadership, sportsmanship and interest in student activities, as well as maintain a good academic standard. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Dr. Harry W. Edstrom Scholarship in Medicine

Family, friends and colleagues of the late Dr. Harry W. Edstrom have established this scholarship in his memory. Dr. Edstrom was a professor of Medicine (respirology) at Memorial University of Newfoundland who is recognized for his lifetime contributions to teaching and leadership in the medical profession. He was also Clinical Chief of Medicine at Eastern Health; Past-President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association; Past Governor of the American College of Physicians; Past Executive of the Canadian Medical Association and Recipient of the 2002 Queen’s Jubilee Medal. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student based on academic achievements during the third and fourth years of the Doctor of Medicine degree program. The recipient would have demonstrated leadership during medical studies and meets the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Isidor Epstein Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded from a bequest to Memorial University of Newfoundland by the late Mrs. Bella Levkovitz. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it is awarded annually to a student based on outstanding academic achievements during the second year of the Doctor of Medicine degree program. The recipient must be in the third year of this program and meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of a recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Faculty of Medicine Opportunity Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of an endowment created from several general donations to the Opportunity Fund by various alumni and friends of Memorial University of Newfoundland and in particular, of the medical school. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student based on academic achievements during the first year of the Doctor of Medicine degree program. The recipient must be in the second year of this program and meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Dr. Andrew Fagan Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a generous donation from Dr. Andrew Fagan. Andrew is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Medicine, class of 2010. The Fagan family believes strongly in the importance of education, as well as active community engagement. They are long-time supporters of Memorial University of Newfoundland, paying homage to their alma mater for the quality of education they all attained at the University. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student based on academic achievements during the second year of the Doctor of Medicine degree program. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated/exemplified athletic excellence. Only residents of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador as defined by the Faculty of Medicine are eligible for consideration. The recipient must be in the third year of this program and meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Frank & Pat Fagan Family Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Community Leadership

This scholarship has been established through a generous donation by Frank and Pat Fagan. Frank, Pat and their two sons, Andrew and Richard are graduates of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Frank and Pat have spent their lives involved in community activities to enhance the lives of the people of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. As a family, they believe strongly in the importance of education as well as community involvement and volunteerism. The Fagan family wants to express their gratitude for the quality of education they all attained at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the opportunities this has afforded them.

This prestigious scholarship will be awarded annually to an academically outstanding (top 10 in the class) student who has completed the Preclerkship component of the M.D. program and who demonstrates a significant record of community leadership, prior to entry or during the medical program. Only residents of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador are eligible to apply. The scholarship will be paid out to the recipient in two installments, one after completion of second year and one during the third year of medical studies. The recipient will be known as the 'Fagan Family Scholar'. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, acting on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine, and based on an application to be submitted by January 31 of the second year of medical studies. The Office of Student Affairs, Medicine will receive applications and assist the Dean with the selection.

Dr. Richard Fagan Medical Students’ Society Travel Award in Medicine

This award was established by Memorial University of Newfoundland's Medical Students’ Society in honour of Dr. Richard Fagan. Dr. Fagan was known amongst his peers for his sense of adventure. Whether exploring nature close to home or traveling to ski the Rockies or Andes, his enthusiasm for new experiences was clear and enriched the lives of his peers. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, this award will help offset the costs required to attend a medical conference. It will be awarded annually to a student who will be attending a medical conference during his / her first, second, or third phase of undergraduate medical studies. Preference is given to students who have not obtained funding from any other source. Application forms and faculty nominations are to be submitted to the Faculty of Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs. This award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Dr. Richard Fagan Memorial Scholarship in Orthopedics

The Dr. Richard Fagan Memorial Scholarship in Orthopedics was established by a group of orthopedic and plastic surgeons at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Richard Fagan, class of 2012, showed dedication to patient care and had a thirst for knowledge in the field of orthopedic surgery. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, this scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating student in the Faculty of Medicine who has shown exceptional promise within the field of orthopedic surgery. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. The Division of Orthopedics will make a recommendation to this Advisory Committee.

Dr. Bruce A. Fraser Award for International Electives

This award is made possible by a bequest from the estate of Dr. Bruce A. Fraser who was a professor of Anatomy in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland from 1979-1992. The award, valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, is available to two or three medical students doing Clerkship electives in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland. If no students are completing electives in the United Kingdom or Ireland in a given year, consideration will be given to providing the award for completion of other International electives. The recipient must be in the third or fourth year of the Doctor of Medicine degree program and meet the minimum academic requirements for an award. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Dr. Henry Gault Memorial Scholarship

Friends and colleagues of the late Dr. Henry Gault have established this scholarship in his memory. Dr. Gault had an international reputation in nephrology research, and was instrumental in building a strong program of clinical and research nephrology at the General Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, one or more scholarships will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated both interest in clinical research and academic excellence. The recipient must be in the fourth year of the Doctor of Medicine degree program and meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Dr. Peter Grant Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, has been established through generous gifts from the classmates, friends and family of Dr. Peter Grant, Medicine class of 1994, to honor his enduring spirit. The scholarship will be awarded annually, based on scholarship standing and financial need, to a second year medical student who has contributed greatly to the class spirit. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards, on the basis of a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Medicine. The Office of Student Affairs, Medicine will assist the Dean in his or her choice of an appropriate candidate.

Dr. Bob Green Memorial Award in Medicine

The Dr. Bob Green Memorial Award in Medicine was established by the M.D. Class of 1981 during their 30th reunion. With determination and strength of character in overcoming multiple medical problems, Dr. Green graduated on time and went on to specialize in anesthesia, obtaining Fellowship in Anesthesiology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In practice, Dr. Green was well known for providing outstanding patient care. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a graduating student who has experienced adversity during the Doctor of Medicine degree program. Nominations will be accepted for this award from members of the graduating class. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award. This award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Dr. Wulf Grobin Memorial Scholarship in Medicine

This scholarship has been established by Ida Parsons in memory of Dr. Grobin, a compassionate physician and humanitarian. Dr. Grobin was born in Latvia and studied in Switzerland, England and Scotland before moving to Newfoundland. He practised medicine in Brooklyn, Bonavista Bay from 1938-1943 and St. John's from 1945-1958 when he moved with his family to Toronto. There he continued his medical career in the area of diabetes and the elderly. He had many varied interesting medical and personal experiences as an outdoor doctor, and developed a great warmth and affection for Newfoundland and Newfoundlanders, which lasted until his death in March of 2001. Valued at the accrued interest on the initial endowment and based on academics and financial need, the scholarship will be available to a student at the end of their first year in the Faculty of Medicine. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards acting on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

The Eileen (O’Rourke) Gronich Scholarship in Medicine

This scholarship was established by a generous donation from Mrs. Eileen (O’Rourke) Gronich. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and was raised in Corner Brook where she would eventually meet the love of her life, Frank Gronich. They operated a flower shop in Corner Brook for 10 years and later moved to St. John’s where he attended Memorial University of Newfoundland while she worked for the Department of Folklore. They moved to Halifax while Frank attended Dalhousie Law School and returned to St. John’s for him to assume the position of Crown Prosecutor with the Justice Department. They enjoyed many happy years of retirement before his passing in 2015. This scholarship reflects their shared belief in the importance of education. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine degree program at Memorial University of Newfoundland who meets the academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by the University, and who graduated from a high school in the Metro St. John’s area. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of the Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Dr. Abdalla M. Hanna Memorial Bursary in Medicine

Named in memory of Dr. Abdalla M. Hanna, a well known surgeon in St. John’s, this bursary is awarded to a student entering the first year of the Doctor of Medicine degree program who is a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador and who has demonstrated financial need. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the bursary is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Donald and Elizabeth Hillman Award in Pediatrics

Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to the most outstanding student in pediatrics during the core rotations of the Doctor of Medicine degree program. The recipient must be in the fourth year of this program and meet the minimum academic requirements for an award. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, acting on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Dr. Laura Hiscock Memorial Bursary

This bursary, valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, has been established through generous gifts from the classmates, friends and family of Dr. Laura Hiscock, MD class of 1992, in memory of Laura’s life and to honour her enduring spirit. Laura was passionate about life and had an outstanding ability to maintain balance between work and leisure. She was devoted to family and enjoyed helping and encouraging others; she supported other people and enjoyed celebrating their accomplishments, it seemed, as much as her own. She excelled at sports but was also an outstanding “sportsman”, with a belief that doing your best was what really mattered. The bursary will be awarded annually to a student in the Doctor of Medicine degree program who, in addition to demonstrated financial need, best demonstrates the qualities Laura embodied: passion for life, devotion to family, work-life balance, selflessness, supportive of others, and good sportsmanship. To be eligible students must be in their third year of medical studies or beyond. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Mary Honeygold Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Mary Honeygold by her family. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded to a fourth year student enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine degree program on the basis of academic merit. Preference will be given to a student who has stated and/or demonstrated an interest in practicing medicine in rural Newfoundland upon graduation. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

“In The Spirit of Giving” Bursary

Valued at $600 annually, this bursary will be awarded to a student enrolled in any year of the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program, Faculty of Medicine. Preference will be given to students who have completed one year of the program. The recipient will have demonstrated financial need and must meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. This bursary is renewable for the completion of the M.D. program provided the student continues to meet the criteria of the bursary. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Marie T. Kennedy Bursary

In her will, Ms. Marie Theresa Kennedy left a bequest to Memorial University of Newfoundland to allow one or more bursaries of at least $5,000.00 to be awarded annually. To be considered, a candidate must be a full-time undergraduate student, in any year of study, majoring in Science or Medicine - it will be awarded on a rotating basis. Students receiving scholarships or bursaries from other individuals or institutions, for the same scholarship year, will not be eligible. The bursary will be awarded on the basis of need and academic effort by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation from the appropriate Dean.

Dr. Kevin Keough Medical Entrance Scholarship

This scholarship has been established through a generous donation by Dr. Ming Jarm Lau, MD Class of 1982. The scholarship is named after Dr. Kevin Keough who was the supervisor of Dr. Ming Jarm Lau for his Master’s Thesis in Biochemistry (1978). Dr. Kevin Keough should be remembered as a Professor who believes in bringing out the best in his students and mentees. He has done this by his own example of forever challenging himself and by taking his mentees’ best interests to heart. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, this prestigious entrance scholarship will be awarded annually to an academically outstanding student entering the first year of the doctor of medicine degree program. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Dr. J.H. King Memorial Scholarship in Medicine

This scholarship, valued at $500.00, has been donated to the University by Mrs. Gertrude King, widow of Dr. J.H. King, Specialist in Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat, who practised in Corner Brook for more than thirty years (1947-1978). The scholarship is open to students in second year or third year of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland who demonstrate the most promise. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards acting on the advice of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

Nichole Michelle Lane Cancer Research Scholarship

This scholarship is provided through the generosity of the Candlelighters Association of Newfoundland and Labrador in memory of Nicole Michelle Lane. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the award is available to a student in the Doctor of Medicine program who completes the best undergraduate project in the area of cancer and particularly in the area of pediatric cancer. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Dr. Janice E. Lessard Scholarship in Geriatric Medicine

This scholarship is donated by Dr. Janice E. Lessard, an alumna of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Faculty of Medicine and a practicing Internist - Geriatrician in Toronto. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it is to be awarded annually to a graduating student in the Doctor of Medicine degree program. The student will have demonstrated a desire to improve the functional and social well-being of the aging population. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Noah Curtis Godwin Lloyd Student Award

The Noah Curtis Godwin Lloyd Student Award was established by the family of baby Noah Lloyd who was born on April 6, 2008 and died two days later of septicemia from a small bowel volvulus. Valued at a portion of the interest on the endowment, this award in Noah’s memory will be granted to a student in the Faculty of Medicine who is planning a career in a primary healthcare discipline, who has succeeded through hard work and perseverance, and displays humility and gentleness of character in approaching work and life. It will be granted annually on a rotating basis between undergraduate students and graduate students. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as determined by the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland. When awarded to an undergraduate student it will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine. When awarded to a graduate student it will be awarded by the Dean, Research & Graduate Studies (Medicine). Application forms and further information are available from the Student Affairs Office, Faculty of Medicine.

The Medical School Essay Undergraduate Award

The Medical School Essay Award is supported by the K.B. Roberts Scholarship Fund, which was established in appreciation of the contribution made to the Faculty of Medicine by Dr. Kenneth Roberts. The award, valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, will be awarded annually to any undergraduate medical student registered full-time in the current academic year following a competition in the form of an essay or short monograph pertaining to any aspect of medicine or the medical sciences. The essay, not exceeding 5,000 words, should include an interpretative element that indicates the importance and relevance to Medicine, Health and Society. Should there be two essays of very high caliber but one is obviously the better provision may be made for an honourable mention award of lesser value. Submission deadline is April 30, in any given year, to the Office of Student Affairs HSC Room 2713. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships. Awards are also available to postgraduate and graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine.

Medical Practice Associates Scholarship for Academic Achievement

Medical Practice Associates, the business association of all full-time clinical faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine, offers three prestigious undergraduate scholarships annually. These scholarships are valued at $1,500.00 in Medicine Year 1 and Year 2 and $2,000.00 in Medicine Year 4. They are awarded to the student earning the highest overall grades in each of the 1st, 2nd, and 4th years of undergraduate medical studies. The Medicine Year 4 scholarship will be awarded to the recipient of the University Medal for Academic Excellence in Medicine. The scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Effie and Leander Mercer Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Jean Mercer in honour of her parents, Effie and Leander Mercer, in recognition of their inspiration and leadership in the lives of their children. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student during the third year of the Doctor of Medicine degree program. The successful student must have completed most of their studies as a mature student and meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by the University. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards acting on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Gordon Mercer Rural Medicine Bursary

Named for the Founding Officer for Student Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine (1972), this bursary is awarded to a student entering the first year of the Doctor of Medicine degree program who is from a rural community (as defined by the University) in Newfoundland and Labrador and who has demonstrated financial need. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the bursary is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

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 Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a donation from the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. Valued at $1,000, it will be awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated an interest in oncology and has completed an elective in the area of oncology during the third or fourth year of the Doctor of Medicine degree program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by the University. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Dr. Charles Nardini Memorial Award

This award was initiated by the MD Class of 1986 in memory of a classmate who was tragically killed in a skidoo accident in the Spring of 1986. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a graduating student of the Doctor of Medicine degree program. The student will be selected by classmates and judged as follows: the student who best exemplified the characteristics of leadership, friendliness, good humor, care and concern for fellow students and patients. Preference, when possible, will be given to students from Labrador. The student will be nominated by classmates and recommended on the basis of a majority vote. Selection will take place after completion of the fourth year. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Dr. Angus J. Neary Bursary Endowment Fund

This bursary was established by a generous bequest from Dr. Angus J. Neary, a kind and attentive doctor, a learned and brilliant surgeon. Dr. Neary believed in the importance of seeing patients as whole people and he nurtured the patient-practitioner relationship to offer personalized, collaborative care. He was curious about people, their life and their circumstances and integrated that knowledge in their plans for care. Dr. Neary was also a consummate scholar with an endless thirst for learning about medicine and people, remaining current in his field even years after his retirement from the profession. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to students enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine degree program who have graduated from a high school in Newfoundland and Labrador. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need as well as meet the academic requirements for a bursary as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. This bursary is renewable for 3 additional years (4 in total) if bursary standing is maintained and the student continues fulltime enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine degree program. This bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Dr. Angus J. Neary Surgery Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a generous bequest from Dr. Angus J. Neary, a kind and attentive doctor, a learned and brilliant surgeon. Dr. Neary believed in the importance of seeing patients as whole people and he nurtured the patient-practitioner relationship to offer personalized, collaborative care. He was curious about people, their life and their circumstances and integrated that knowledge in their plans for care. Dr. Neary was also a consummate scholar with an endless thirst for learning about medicine and people, remaining current in his field even years after his retirement from the profession. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student based on excellence in the surgical rotations (core and selective) during the third and fourth years of the Doctor of Medicine degree program. To be eligible for this award, the student must have a confirmed surgery residency placement. The recipient must be in the fourth year of this program and meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Dr. Francis L. O'Dea Scholarship

This scholarship is established to commemorate the memory and work of Dr. Francis L. O'Dea in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is valued at a portion of the income on the investment. It is awarded annually to a third-year student in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland, whose special interest lies in the area of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards acting on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine and a Faculty Selection Committee.

Marion Grace Holland Outerbridge Entrance Bursary

This bursary was established by a generous donation from Ms. Sharon Gray to honour the life of her Aunt Marion (Marni) Grace Holland Outerbridge (July 1, 1930 – May 15, 1985). Marion completed her training as a nurse at the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto in 1952 and moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland, following her marriage November 28, 1953, to Peter Outerbridge of St. John’s. Marion strongly believed in medical education for women and the opportunity for nurses to advance in the medical profession. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student entering the undergraduate medical education program who has completed a degree in nursing. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need as well as meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. This bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Pathology Prize

This prize is awarded by the Pathology Department to the second-year student in the Faculty of Medicine whose performance in the General and Systems Pathology courses is considered by the members of the Discipline of Pathology to be most distinguished. The prize was initiated in 1984 by the members of the Discipline in recognition of the distinguished contributions by Dr. S.N. Huang, a previous Chairman of the Discipline, to Pathology and to medical education at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

Mary E. Pedersen, M.D. Scholarship in Medicine

This scholarship is made possible by a generous donation from Mary E. Pedersen, B.Sc., B.Med.Sc, M.D., CCFP, ABFP, FAAF. Five scholarships, valued at $1,000.00 each, will be awarded annually, based on scholarship standing, to second year undergraduate medical students at Memorial University of Newfoundland. They will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries.

Nathan Goff Penney and Grace Roasmunde Penney Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a gift from the estate of Nathan Penney as a measure of his gratitude to the Faculty of Medicine for the care given to his wife, Grace. Valued at a portion of the income on investment, it will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine degree program who meets the academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

William and Frances Pound Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of a donation to the Opportunity Fund by Alumnus, Dr. Bernard Kai Fai So of Hong Kong. It is in recognition of the kindness and generosity shown to Dr. So by Mr. And Mrs. Pound during his years as a student at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student in the Doctor of Medicine degree program on the basis of scholarship standing. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Dr. Calvin N. Powell Bursary in Medicine

This bursary, which was established by Dr. Powell, is valued at $1,000.00. It will be awarded annually to a student entering the third or fourth year of medical studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland on the basis of scholarship standing and demonstrated financial need. The recipient will hold no other concurrent award. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine's Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries.

Dr. Harry Roberts Scholarship in Medicine

This scholarship has been established through generous gifts from Elizabeth Drugs Limited and the family of the late Dr. Harry Roberts, a graduate of Memorial University College in 1931 and an early and ardent promoter of the medical school. This scholarship will be valued at a portion of the income on the endowment and will be awarded annually. In recognition of the contribution made to the community and to the medical profession by Dr. H.D. Roberts, the scholarship will be awarded upon completion of the Doctor of Medicine degree program to a student that has a strong academic record. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, based on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Dr. J.B. Roberts Memorial Scholarship

Friends and colleagues of the late Dr. J.B. Roberts have established this scholarship in his memory. It will be awarded annually to a medical student for the most outstanding performance in second year clinical skills. The value of this scholarship will be determined by the annual income derived from the initial endowment. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine.

The Ryan Scholarship

This scholarship, established by Helen Ryan in memory of family members, Mary B.H., Thomas Sr., Thomas Jr. and Mary, is valued at a portion of the accrued interest on an endowment. Based on scholarship standing and financial need it will be awarded annually to a student in the Faculty of Medicine. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Robert B. Salter Award

This scholarship was made available by Dr. Robert B. Salter, former Professor and Head of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Toronto. The scholarship has been established as the result of Dr. Salter’s long association with the Grenfell Medical Mission of Northern Newfoundland and Labrador as well as his continuing academic interest in the Faculty of Medicine of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it is to be awarded annually to a student, who, in the third year of the Doctor of Medicine program, in the opinion of the Faculty, has best exemplified the qualities of personal compassion and kindness toward patients – qualities that characterized the life of the late Sir Wilfred Grenfell. Preference will be given to students born in Newfoundland and Labrador. The recipient will be in the fourth year of this program and meet the minimum academic requirements for an award. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Layton and Thelma Smallwood Bursary in Medicine

The Layton and Thelma Smallwood Bursary in Medicine is endowed through a gift from the Smallwood Family (Cathy, Ray, Melissa, Amanda and Matthew). Layton and Thelma came from a modest background and grew up in rural Prince Edward Island. They were exceptionally hard workers and very generous members of their community. They believed that personal development through formal education, as well as the general acquisition of knowledge through informal means were critical to an individual’s success and the attainment of many personal goals. Layton and Thelma Smallwood had a granddaughter who studied in the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland and it is therefore appropriate that their generosity and belief in education be honoured with a bursary in their name. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the bursary will be awarded annually to a student who has completed either first or second year in the Doctor of Medicine degree program. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need and meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary as defined by the University. This bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Studentship in Physician and Medical Student Health and Well-Being

The Studentship in Physician and Medical Student Health and Well-Being will provide an opportunity for a minimum of one month academic experience to research and conduct a project on some aspect of Physician Wellness in Medicine. The project may include scholarly research; program evaluation related to health and well-being in the medical profession; or the creation of literature or other art inspired by this theme. It will result in the creation of a deliverable outcome that may be suitable for peer review and presentation at a medical education meeting, conference, and/or suitable for submission for publication. An opportunity will be provided to the donor for viewing the output. Valued at $3,000, it is open to all undergraduate medical students. Application forms are to be submitted to the Faculty of Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs. This award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Team 1984 Award in Autism Education and Research

This award was established by donations from the Faculty of Medicine Class of 1984 and friends. Initiated by the fundraising efforts of Dr. Peter Bartlett and Dr. Richard Hu, the award aims to forward education and research in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder and associated cognitive development. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student in the Doctor of Medicine program who has a demonstrated interest in education or research in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder or associated cognitive development. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award. Applications are available from the Student Affairs Office, Faculty of Medicine. This award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Undergraduate Aboriginal Award in Professional Studies

The Undergraduate Aboriginal Award in Professional Studies was established by Mr. Alan Rowe (B.Comm. ’78) through a generous donation to the Dare To: The Campaign for Memorial University. To be eligible, candidates must be Aboriginal students from Labrador or the Territories of Canada who are enrolled full-time, and have clear academic standing. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need. Awarded upon entrance to an eligible undergraduate professional program, the Award is valued at $2,500 per year and is renewable for three additional years assuming the recipients maintain clear academic standing and full-time enrollment. Two new recipients will be selected each year on a rotating basis, between the Faculties of Business Administration, Engineering and Applied Science, Medicine, and Education and the Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work. If a successful candidate is not recommended by the discipline on rotation in a given year an eligible student from one of the other disciplines may be awarded the scholarship for that year. The Awards are granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards with input from the Aboriginal Resource Office, and on the recommendation of the Deans of the appropriate academic units.

Darshan (Beeji) Wadhwa Memorial Scholarship in Medicine

This scholarship was established by generous donations from family to cherish and honour the memory of Darshan (Beeji) Wadhwa. Born in India in 1914, Beeji could only attend primary schooling but that was enough for her to appreciate the value of education. She became the driving force for professional education of all her children and her grandchildren. This scholarship is established by the family for her unwavering commitment to support academic excellence. Valued at a portion of the income of the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student entering the first year of the Doctor of Medicine degree program. The recipient must demonstrate a strong academic background as well as meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Morris and Graham Wilansky Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a generous donation from the family and friends of Morris and Graham Wilansky, in their memory. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine degree program. The recipient would have demonstrated overall excellence as a medical scholar, communicator and collaborator and must meet the minimum academic requirements for the scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

Dr. Robert W. Young Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a donation from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador to honour Dr. Robert W. Young for his many years of service as Registrar with the College. Dr. Young served the College for thirty-eight years with an unwavering commitment to professional, compassionate, ethical, thoughtful and fair patient care for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student in the fourth year of the Doctor of Medicine program. To be considered for this scholarship, students would have been nominated by a faculty member. This nomination would demonstrate that the student exemplifies the characteristics of Dr. Young noted above. Selection will be based on the strength of the nomination and academic standing. Nominations are to be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs by September of the students’ fourth year of the program. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.