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Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards (2014/2015)
5.8 School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

The following are available to students in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation based on the recommendation of the Dean.

Athletics Northeast (ANE) Running Club Award for Varsity Cross Country

This award was created by Avalon Northeast (ANE) Running Club, which is a community minded club made up of runners of all ages who embrace the concept of serious running as a way to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle and to enhance their quality of life. The recipients will be one male and one female student, who are members of the cross-country team at Memorial University of Newfoundland and who are in clear academic standing. The recipient will have demonstrated leadership, commitment and dedication to the cross country program while endeavouring to maximize his/her running potential. For undergraduate students, it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Director of Athletics, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. In the event a graduate student is the recommended recipient, it will be awarded by the School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Director of Athletics.

The George and Mary Behm Award

The George and Mary Behm Award, established by Dr. David Behm, is valued at $500. It will be awarded annually to a full-time graduate student enrolled in the Masters of Kinesiology program who has the highest average in the first four masters’ courses of the M.Sc. Kinesiology program. The award will be made by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. It will be presented at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation Awards Ceremony in November.

The Edward Patrick Browne Memorial Scholarships

In his will, Edward Browne, a distinguished and beloved member of the University community, and a life-long supporter of the growth and development of the sport of basketball at provincial and national levels, left a bequest to Memorial University of Newfoundland for the awarding of scholarships to students.

These scholarships are awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the advice of the Dean of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

The Erin Bursey Memorial Leadership Award

This award was established by family and friends in memory of Erin Bursey, a Memorial University of Newfoundland student and women’s volleyball athlete who exhibited exceptional leadership skills, academic excellence and passion for her sport. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, this award will aid student-athletes in their pursuit of post-secondary study. Recipients will be recognized for their outstanding leadership, commitment to their sport and role as ambassador in the community. Eligible candidates must meet the CIS requirements and regulations regarding athletic financial awards. The award will be open to all student-athletes, undergraduate or graduate, who are current members of a varsity team at Memorial University of Newfoundland and have a minimum of clear academic standing (as defined by the University).The award will be granted based on the recommendation of the Director of Athletics. For undergraduate students, the award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. For graduate students, it will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

The Bruce J. Butler Award

This award has been established in memory of Bruce J. Butler by his family and friends. Bruce was a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s School of Physical Education and Athletics and a talented varsity athlete who represented Memorial University of Newfoundland in both soccer and hockey from 1964-68. He was known as a great teammate and a genuine team player who possessed a great sense of humor. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, it will be awarded annually to an undergraduate varsity athlete studying in one of the programs of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. In determining this award, preference will be given to student-athletes who have demonstrated leadership, athletic ability and overall commitment to their teammates. 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 Director of Athletics.

Frank T. Butler Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Frank T. Butler, a committed and successful athlete, coach and sport administrator at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Frank Butler was the backbone of Memorial University of Newfoundland Athletics for close to 30 years and his contribution to sport at this University and in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, has been felt at many levels. This scholarship will be awarded to support student-athletes in their pursuit of post-secondary study. Currently valued at $1,000, the scholarship will be awarded to student-athletes who meet the requirements for scholarship standing and who best combine the values that Frank admired most: athletic commitment, academic success and contribution as an ambassador in the community. The scholarship will be open to all student-athletes who are current members of a varsity team at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Director of Athletics.

The Olivia and Ethan Button Award

The Olivia and Ethan Button Award, established by Dr. Duane Button, is valued at $500. It will be awarded annually to the student who has achieved the highest average in Exercise Physiology 3310 in the Bachelor of Kinesiology or Bachelor of Physical Education program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. If the successful candidate is an undergraduate student, the scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. If at the time the award is presented, the recipient has enrolled as a graduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In both cases it will be awarded on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

The Nita Chambers (Sutton) Award

Nita Chambers (Sutton), a graduate of Stella Maris High School in Trepassey and Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, was a spirited and talented participant in basketball at both the scholastic and intercollegiate levels. This award fund has been established in Nita's memory through the fund-raising efforts of her family, friends, colleagues, team-mates, and former instructors. Valued at a portion of the annual interest, it will provide financial assistance to deserving male and female student-athletes who have graduated from high schools in Newfoundland and Labrador and who compete for the Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks in the sport of basketball. To be eligible for this fund students will be required to maintain a minimum cumulative average of 65% within the previous academic year of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Funds will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation in consultation with the coaches of the varsity basketball teams.

The Damien and Denis Collier Award

This award was established by former Memorial University of Newfoundland Varsity Wrestlers, Damien and Denis Collier. To be eligible, returning athletes must be a current member of a Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks wrestling team and have achieved a minimum average of 65% based on the previous academic year of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland. First-year athletes will also be eligible to receive provided they have an 80% final admission average. First-year athletes who do not meet the minimum 80% entering average may be eligible following the release of Winter grades as long as they maintain a 65% average on all coursework. This is a one-time allowance. Preference for this award will be given to student athletes who have demonstrated outstanding commitment, leadership, athletic ability and dedication to their teammates. The award valued at $500 annually will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the wrestling coach and the Director of Athletics.

Elizabeth Dale NLVA Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association (NLVA) and will be awarded annually, on the basis of scholarship standing, to a new recruit to the female volleyball program. This scholarship is renewable, for a second year, providing the recipient maintains scholarship standing and is a member of the female varsity volleyball team for both years. If an athlete receives a scholarship in her first year and does not return to the team in the following year, it is at the discretion of the coach to award the scholarship to another returning athlete. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on a recommendation from the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation acting on the advice of the team coach and the NLVA Executive.

The Margaret (Mag) Davis Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in memory of Margaret (Mag) Davis, former graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland, dedicated physical education teacher and well-known athlete who excelled in the sports of softball, field hockey, ice hockey, soccer, ball hockey, curling, squash and golf. Valued at a minimum of $500 annually, it will be awarded to a female undergraduate student studying in the programs of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. In awarding this scholarship, preference will be given to students who have demonstrated athletic ability and scholarship standing. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

The Marie and Paul Devlin Athletics Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the annual income on the initial endowment, was established by Memorial University of Newfoundland alumnus, Dr. William Devlin. Dr. Devlin is a medical school graduate and a former varsity athlete at Memorial. In awarding this scholarship, preference will be given to undergraduate students who combine academic achievement, leadership and athletic prowess at the varsity level. This scholarship is tenable in all undergraduate programs at this University. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on a recommendation from the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

The J. Douglas Eaton Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Alumni Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of degree programs in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation and to honour Dr. Eaton a former department head. The value of the scholarship will be determined by the interest accruing from the initial endowment. The scholarship shall be awarded to the student who attains the highest academic standing in the third year of the Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Recreation or Bachelor of Kinesiology. Recipients must also demonstrate commitment and service in activities related to their intended profession. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on recommendations from the Dean of the School.

Everest 2010 Mountain of Learning Experiential Education Award

This Award was established by TA Loeffler, faculty member in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, on the occasion of her second attempt on Mount Everest. The award, in honour of her grandmother, Frida Loeffler, celebrates Frida’s lifelong love of learning. The award will be valued at a portion of the income on the endowment and will be awarded annually to a student who meets the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by the University. The recipient may be enrolled in any one of the three co-operative education degree programs in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. To be eligible for this award, the student will have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to experiential education through their participation in activities or work terms related to their intended profession. The award will be administered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics, in consultation with the School’s Cooperative Education Coordinators. The award is presented annually at the Fall HKR Awards Celebration.

The Matthew J. Foster Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship, established by the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University of Newfoundland, commemorates the 30th Anniversary awarding of the first Bachelor of Physical Education Degrees at Memorial University of Newfoundland and honours Mr. Foster (department head/director - 1964 until his retirement in 1986). They will be valued at the interest accruing from the initial endowment and awarded to the student in the second year of a program offered by the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation who attains the highest academic standing. Recipients should also have demonstrated leadership in activities related to their intended profession. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation from the Dean of the School.

The Dr. M.O. and Grace Morgan Scholarship in Physical Education

This fund is the result of an endowment to Memorial University of Newfoundland from the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Morgan. One or more scholarships, valued at a portion of the annual accrued interest, will be awarded to a Physical Education student in the first year of the Bachelor of Physical Education degree program. The recipients will have demonstrated scholarship standing as well as leadership in the professional preparation and/or services program of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. These Scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

Rick Morris Memorial Bursary

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

The MRM Kinetics Award

This award, generously funded by MRM Kinetics and its founder Michael R. McIssac, has been created to encourage qualified exercise professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador by recognizing academic excellence in advanced fitness and leadership. Valued at $400 the award will go to the student who has achieved the highest mark in HKR 2340 (Fitness Leadership). It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Association Merit Awards

These awards, of varying amounts, have been established by the Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Association. They shall be awarded to Memorial University of Newfoundland students who are members of one of the University's basketball teams and in good academic standing. These awards shall be administered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards in conjunction with the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association Awards

These awards, valued at the interest accruing from the principal amount, have been established by the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association from monies contributed by supporters of volleyball including coaches and players. They shall be awarded to Memorial University of Newfoundland students, male and/or female, who are in good academic standing, displaying commitment and leadership in the game of volleyball and who are members of one of the University's varsity volleyball teams. The awards shall be administered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

The Newfoundland & Labrador Soccer Association Awards

These awards, valued at $500.00 each have been established by the Newfoundland Soccer Association and shall be awarded to two or more Memorial University of Newfoundland students, one male and one female, who are in good academic standing, displaying commitment and leadership in the game of soccer and who are members of one of the University's soccer teams. The awards shall be administered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

The Proactive Physiotherapy Award in Human Anatomy

This annually funded award, valued at $250, is the result of a contribution from Proactive Physiotherapy, a company owned and operated by two alumni of Memorial University’s School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Chris Cluett and Justin Whittle. This award is available to the candidate who receives the highest mark in the on-campus offering of HKR 2310, Human Anatomy each year. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time as undergraduates in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation and be in clear academic standing. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. The award is presented annually at the Fall HKR Awards Celebration.

The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation 30th/25th Anniversary Scholarship

In the calendar year 1994 the School commemorated 30 years of professional preparation in physical education/recreation and 25 years of Atlantic University Sport (AUS) competition at Memorial University of Newfoundland by hosting Anniversary Celebrations. The Steering Committee of these Anniversary Celebrations in co-operation with the two major organizing committees of these events established a $500.00 Scholarship to be awarded annually to the undergraduate student who combines academic achievement and athletic prowess at the varsity level. In awarding this scholarship, preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated ability and desire to coach, and to children of either graduates of the School or of former varsity athletes. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

Scott Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, established by Winslow and Eileen Scott in memory of their late son Bradford, a former student of Memorial University of Newfoundland, is valued at not less than $500.00. In awarding this scholarship, preference will be given to students in the Bachelor of Education Intermediate/Secondary Program who have completed the Bachelor of Physical Education or Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative) degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland. If a suitable candidate cannot be found in this category it will be awarded to a senior student in the Bachelor of Physical Education or Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative) program who is doing the teaching option. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and upon a recommendation approved by the Dean, Faculty of Education and/or the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

Sea-Hawks Athletics Award

A limited number of athletic awards are available to student-athletes who exhibit leadership, achievement and athletic success. The annual number and value of awards will vary. To be eligible, returning student-athletes, either undergraduate or graduate, must be a current member of a Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks Athletic team and have achieved a minimum average of 65% based on the previous academic year of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland. First-year athletes will also be eligible provided they have an 80% final admission average. Other criteria including financial need, service to the University and the community may be considered. In the case of undergraduate students the award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. In the case of graduate students the award will be granted by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In both cases the award is based upon the recommendation of the Director of Athletics, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, in consultation with the coaches of varsity teams.

The Michael ‘Beecher’ Smith Heart Award

The Michael ‘Beecher’ Smith Heart Award will be awarded to a student-athlete who demonstrates outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment, while bringing a positive attitude to their team. This award is presented in honour of the characteristics that Michael ‘Beecher’ Smith, a former Memorial University of Newfoundland wrestler, exemplified. The recipient must be a current member of a varsity team and have met the minimum academic requirements for an award. It will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Director of Athletics.

The Harold Squires Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the annual interest, was established by Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumnus and long-time employee Harold Squires. In awarding this scholarship preference will be given to a student who competes for the Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks in the sport of basketball. Based on scholarship standing it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation in consultation with the coaches of the varsity basketball teams.

The St. John's Association of Basketball Officials Award

From a sum of money donated by the St. John's Association of Basketball Officials an award valued at a portion of the annual income on the investment is to be provided annually to a full-time or part-time Memorial University of Newfoundland student, either graduate or undergraduate, who is an active member of the University basketball community. The candidate must meet the University's definition of Clear Standing. In the case of graduate students the award will be made by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In the case of undergraduate students the award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. In both cases the award is based on the recommendation of the executive of the St. John's Association of Basketball Officials.

The Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador Bursary

This bursary, valued at $1,000.00 annually, is available to a student continuing beyond their first year of studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The bursary recipient will be a swimmer in good standing with Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador and will be a returning member to the Memorial University of Newfoundland Seahawks Varsity Swim Team. Awarding of this bursary will be based on swimming performance at the varsity level. It will be awarded to a student in good academic standing at the University. Applications may be obtained in writing to the Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador Office, RPO MacDonald Drive, Box 21248, St. John's, NL, A1A 5B2 or by telephone to (709) 576-7946 or fax: to (709) 576-7493.

The Josephine Welch Research Initiative Award

The Josephine Welch Research Initiative Award, established by Dr. David Behm, is valued at $500. It will be awarded annually to a full-time graduate student enrolled in the Master of Kinesiology program who has demonstrated the greatest initiative towards publishing research. This can include submitted or published papers, abstracts or data collection. This award will be made by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. It will be presented at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation Awards Ceremony in November.

Lorne Woolridge NLVA Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association (NLVA) and will be awarded annually, on the basis of scholarship standing, to a new recruit to the men’s volleyball program. This scholarship is renewable, for a second year, providing the recipient maintains scholarship standing and is a member of the men’s varsity volleyball team for both years. If an athlete receives a scholarship in his first year and does not return to the team in the following year, it is at the discretion of the coach to award the scholarship to another returning athlete. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on a recommendation from the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation acting on the advice of the team coach and the NLVA Executive.

The Works Varsity Athletics Award

This annually funded award has been established in 2012-13 by the Works, with support from The Office of the President of Memorial University of Newfoundland for a minimum period of five years. Valued up to full-tuition and fees, the fund has been established to assist coaches in recruiting student-athletes for the University's varsity teams. To be eligible for these awards, returning athletes must be a current member of a Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks athletic team and have achieved a minimum average of 65% based on the previous academic year of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland. First-year athletes may also be eligible to receive the award provided they have a minimum final admission average of 80%. First-year athletes who do not meet the minimum 80% final admission average may be eligible to receive the award following the release of Winter grades as long as the full-time student athlete earns a 65% average on all coursework. This is a one-time allowance. In granting this award, preference will be given to student athletes who have demonstrated leadership, athletic ability and overall commitment to teammates. For undergraduate students, the award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on recommendation of the Director of Athletics. For graduate students, the award will be granted by the dean, School of Graduate Studies on recommendation of the Director of Athletics.