Office of the Registrar
Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards (2010/2011)
4.12 School of Social Work

The following are available to students in the School of Social Work based on the recommendation of the Director.

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 Honors Dissertation on addictions issues. It will be awarded on a rotating basis to students in Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine, and Social Work with a Faculty or School receiving only one award in any given scholarship year. These awards will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Dean/Director/Head of the respective Faculty or School.

The Lyndsey Anne Antle Award in Social Work

This award is being established by the family of Lyndsey Anne Antle who was a student in the School of Social Work at Memorial University of Newfoundland and would have graduated on May 26, 2006. Unfortunately this did not happen. She was struck by a vehicle on June 19, 2005 and passed away as a result of severe injuries on June 22, 2005. Lyndsey strived for excellence in everything she did and truly believed in giving her all to work, family, friends and anyone who needed a helping hand. Her natural wisdom, warmth and strong conviction to helping others made her a great human being and she would have made a wonderful social worker. This award is valued at $300.00 and will be awarded annually to the student in the graduating class who has the highest average for years four and five of the Social Work program combined. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Director, School of Social Work.

The Jackie Brown Memorial Social Work Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in the memory of Jackie Brown, a dedicated social worker who was an activist for social justice. Valued at $500.00 annually, it will be awarded to a full time undergraduate social work student who best epitomizes Jackie's commitment and energy to creating positive change related to a social justice issue in his/her community. The award, however, is not necessarily intended for the student with the highest academic standing. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Director, School of Social Work.

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.

The Memorial University of Newfoundland Social Work Scholarship

This scholarship, at a value of at least $350.00, is awarded annually to a Social Work major enrolled in full-time study at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In the awarding of this scholarship, scholastic standing and financial need will be taken into account. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Director of Social Work and may be renewed in a subsequent year.

The Professor John S. Morgan Scholarship

This scholarship has been named to honour the late Dr. John S. Morgan, an honorary graduate of the University who served as Visiting Professor of Social Work during the 1976-77 academic year. It is valued at $500.00 per annum and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit to an undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Social Work. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Director of the School.

The John J. Murphy Scholarship in Social Work

This scholarship, valued at $500.00, is awarded annually to a student who has achieved academic excellence upon completion of the first year of the Social Work program. The award, however, is not necessarily intended for the student who has received the highest average in this category. It is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Director, School of Social Work.

The Elizabeth A. Newlands Memorial Scholarship in Social Work

This scholarship has been named to honour the late Mrs. Elizabeth Newlands, one of the first graduates of the B.S.W. Program as Memorial University of Newfoundland. Valued at a minimum of $1,000.00 annually, it will be awarded on the basis of academics to either a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Social Work. If granted to an undergraduate the scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. If awarded to a Graduate Student, it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In either case the scholarship will be awarded on the basis of an appropriate recommendation from the Director, School of Social Work.

The Dr. J. Victor Thompson Scholarship in Social Work

This scholarship, valued at not less than $650.00 is awarded annually to a full-time Social Work student upon completion of at least 90 credit hours in Social Work and other courses at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The award will be made on the basis of academic excellence by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, acting on the recommendation of the Director, School of Social Work.