External Scholarships

The following scholarships are not specific to, and are not administered by, Memorial University. Therefore, students are responsible for researching eligibility criteria and deadlines.

1st-Art-Gallery.com 2nd Annual Art and Design Scholarship

1st-Art-Gallery.com continues its $1000 annual scholarship for new, current, and returning college students! This scholarship is designed to help a student become successful in a career focused on one aspect of art or design. Applicants will be able to submit their entry along with a design, drawing, film, artwork, short story, poem or literally any type of art they are most proud of. The winner will be selected by the end of June and the winner will receive $1000 towards higher education.

See website for more details

AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program

The AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program recognizes the obstacles faced by students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and supports them in rising above their personal challenges in pursuit of their dreams.

Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will extend 10 one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 to students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who are entering into or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution for the fall semester of 2018. The AbbVie IBD Scholarship is a competitive bursary.

Application deadline is June 1, 2018

See website for details

Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant Scholarhip (ALNC) Certification with the ALNC Marketing Tool Kit (Valued at $3,995)

Application Deadline: July 1st

Scholarship Disbursement:
August 1st

Awards Available:
1 Per Year

Applicant must be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with one year of experience. Current or past enrollment in a BSN or MSN program is a plus, but not required.

See website for details

Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship in Naval Architecture

A scholarship fund for students wishing to pursue a professional career in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering was created in 1982 by a bequest from the late Robert F. Allan, noted Vancouver Naval Architect, and supported by his friends and colleagues. The scholarship fund is administered by a committee of senior employees at Robert Allan Ltd. and local members of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Applications for the Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship should be submitted in writing prior to June 30th of each year.

Please see website for more details.

The All Rowers $500 Scholarship Program

All Rowers is proud to announce their first annual scholarship program for undergrads and postgrads who currently or previously participated in crew.  As rowing enthusiasts and previous competitors ourselves, we appreciate the hard work and dedication it takes to compete on the college level. To this end we'd like to do our part to help those students who get up early each and every day to get out there on the water and get the job done.

Deadline:  June 30, 2018

See website for details

Building Brighter Futures Scholarships Program for Indigenous students who are enrolled in post-secondary programs

Since 1985, Indspire has disbursed bursaries and scholarships to First Nation, Inuit, and Métis post-secondary students. It is the largest funder for Indigenous education outside of the federal government.

See website for details

Canada Events Gala Scholarship

Amount: $ 1500

Application Deadline: 2018-10-15 | Award Year: 2018

Class: Community College and University students Senior, Graduate Students

Need/Merit: Merit

Enrollment: Full Time, Part Time

FAFSA needed: No

Renewable: No

To be considered, students must:

Be accepted to a post-secondary institutionHave a 2.5+ GPABe a Canadian citizen or permanent residentWinner will be announced on 2018-11-15Age Eligibility: Student must be over 18 years or older.

Be accepted to a post-secondary institutionHave a 2.5+ GPABe a Canadian citizen or permanent residentWinner will be announced on 2018-11-15.  Age Eligibility: Student must be over 18 years or older.

01.How do you explain Canadian Multicultural Society?
02.Do you agree or disagree that Canadian Events have the unique impact on the world and why?
03.How do you explain Canadian Culture can survive whole European nations culture?

See website for details

Cariati Law is offering an annual scholarship to prospective and current undergraduate students who are attending an accredited college or university in Canada.

The Cariati Law Scholarship is available to current or prospective undergraduate students.

Deadline: May 15 of each year

See website for details

Ronald A. Chisholm Undergraduate Scholarship

The Ronald A. Chisholm undergraduate scholarship of $2,500 is offered annually to each of two promising undergraduate students interested in studying Meat Science in Canada. The CMSA travel support program also covers costs to attend the CMSA Technical Symposium of that year. And all applicants receive a one-year complimentary membership of CMSA.

Deadline to apply is February 21, 2018

See website for details

ConfidentWriters.com is calling all students to show their literary genius, get published and win big! Your opportunity to win a cash scholarship is here, ready and waiting for you. Have no fear, put away your doubts because you don’t have to be an advanced writer to qualify. Grab your computer and let your imagination run wild onto those pages. This is your chance to make your creativity and imagination get the best of you. Still in doubt? Have some question for us? Check below for some answers.

All scholarship essays must be sent by March 18, 2018

No entries will be accepted after this date.

See website for details

Corporate Finance Institute Annual Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $500

Level of Study: Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate

Region of Study: Canada

Deadline: December 31 - Annually

See website for more details

CGStudio 2018 Spring Scholarship

CGStudio, a leading online marketplace for 3D models, has established a scholarship program to help support talented students with an interest in the 3D industry. The topic for our first scholarship is: “Influential and Inspirational Digital Artists.”

Digital art and computer graphics have revolutionized how we interact with the world, from our entertainment to our education and many points in between. We want to hear about how a digital art creator has influenced you. Write an essay about an animator, video game designer, or other person in the digital art field whom you admire. Explain why you admire them and/or how their accomplishments shaped their industry. We want to hear from the future artists (or fans) of our industry - let us know who has positively influenced your life.

Value of the scholarship: 1st Prize - $1500, 2nd Prize - $1000

Number of scholarships available: 2 (1st and 2nd prize)

Deadline:  April 16, 2018

See website for details

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges.

This is a $1,000 scholarship, and is awarded on December 20th of each year.

See website for more details

Jacqueline Demarais Foundation for Young Canadian Opera Singers Support Program

Objective:  Support the development and promotion of the careers of young Canadian opera singers.

Admissibility:  Conservatory or University graduates (singing studies)

Young professionals at the beginning of their careers

Age limit of 32 years of age as of March 31, 2018

See website for details

Electro-Federation Scholarship Program

The Electro-Federation Scholarship Program is offering $156,250 across 62 scholarships for Canadian university & college students. Students must have successfully completed first year with a minimum 75% average.

Deadline is May 31, 2018

See website for details

Engineers Canada is announcing a call for entries for the 2018 scholarship program. Six scholarships totalling $60,000 will be awarded:

Three Engineers Canada-Manulife scholarships valued at $12,500 each to provide financial assistance to engineers returning to university for further studies or research in an engineering field;

Three Engineers Canada-TD Insurance Meloche Monnex scholarships valued at $7,500 each to provide financial assistance to engineers returning to university for further studies or research in a field other than engineering.

The deadline for receipt of all submissions is Thursday, March 1, 2018.

See website to access each scholarship application and the eligibility criteria

Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors Scholarship

How your family has contributed to who you are as an individual.

Acceptable essays will be between 700-1,000 words long that answer the question: “How has your family contributed to who you are today?”

Deadline dates: January 15 and June 15 every year

See website for more details

Fix Your Walk Annual Scholarship

The $1000 scholarship that we offer every other year always goes to a student who is passionate about helping others that like walking or running. Also, it is for young people that like to keep an active life through running or walking regularly.

Annual Deadline is March 01 every year. However, it is always a good idea to apply the earliest possible, and we also encourage it. And if your piece is the best you will know by March 15 when we announce the winner.

See website for more details

Flannel fishermen 2018 Scholarship

If you have a great knowledge about fishing tips & trick then this program best for you. You just need to write down 1000 to 1500 words article about the fishing topic. if we love your article and its relevant about fishing we will publish your article on our website and winning awarded $1000.

See website for details

Foster Children Bursary Program from Storwell Self Storage

Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.

Annual Deadline: December 15

See website for more details and application

The Gaulin Foundation is pleased to announce that it is once again accepting applications for the Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship – a national scholarship that promotes the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education.

The $1,000 scholarships are being offered in honour of Sarah Gaulin, who died at the age of 26 after a longtime battle with mental illness. We would appreciate you sharing the attached information with students you work with.

In order to apply, students must be registered in a post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of their mental illness. Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2018.

Please see website for details

George F. Flood Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is administered by Saint John Construction Association and CANB Saint John New Brunswick.

There will be annual awards, totalling $5,000.00 based on the academic standing and/or need. To be considered, applicants must attach first or second division marks, and will be entering any year of an undergraduate program.

Deadline: June 30 yearly

See website for details

Hamilton Community Foundation’s scholarships and bursary funds provide assistance and encouragement to promising young students challenged by the costs of education. In all cases, the funds are paid directly to the student’s educational institution on his or her behalf. The following bursary is available through an open-call process.

Chaney Ensign Bursary Fund - deadline annually January 20 and September 20

David Davis Memorial Fund - deadline annually October 1

Geritol Follies Bursary Fund - deadline annually October 1

See website for details


Available to all accepted or enrolled Canadian University and College students.

Must apply to the contest via email, providing your name, email, phone and educational institution.

Applications should be emailed to scholarship@haywoodhunt.com in word format, no link to Google Docs or PDFs.

Students are asked to write a short 500-1000 word essay on how “The Internet and Social Media have changed the way that Police and Law Enforcement investigate crimes.”

Contest closes Auguest 31st, 2018

See website for details

Hexter & Baines' Annual Scholarship Award - 2017

The Hexter & Baines’ scholarship seeks to promote higher education and career aspirations. The award of $1,250 is aimed at helping ambitious students financially.

See website for details

"Improving Senior Living" Scholarship 2018

The team at CaregiverConnection.org is proud to announce our annual scholarship which awards a selected applicant with a $1,000 scholarship.

See website for details

InvestmentZen $1k Financial Future Scholarship

The scholarship is for $1000 and is open to any full-time student enrolled at an accredited university such as yours. Applicants just need to write a 1500 word essay.

Entries are due by April 1, 2018

See website for details

James Lee Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship is open to emerging creative talent from across Canada wanting to enter the advertising industry. Entrants must be non-professional Canadian residents over the age of 16. All fields of creativity related to the advertising community will be considered (e.g. writers, art directors, film makers, recording artists, illustrators, digital artists, etc.). We will be awarding a minimum of $5000 to the winner.

See website for details

Job-Applications.ca Working Parent College Scholarship Program

Are you a parent trying to balance work while attending university or some other higher learning institution?

Job-Applications.ca would like to announce our new plan to help our users succeed in the workforce: a college scholarship awarded once per year designed to benefit working parents in Canada who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Earn $1,000 to help offset the costs of going to college!

See website for details

London Metal Roofing Scholarship

We know better than anyone just how important a good fountain is, both in your home and with education. This is why we are happy to be sponsoring a $1000 USD annual scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.

It is our hope that by easing the finical burden of higher education, it will be a little easier to obtain the tools that will help you break through the ceiling of life.

See website for details

Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund Scholarship Opportunity

Are you currently active in sport?

Are you currently studying at the post-secondary level in an area that relates to values and ethics in sport?

Do you think that sport is not achieving or delivering the experience that it could or should for values-based or ethical reasons?

Do you believe that Canadian sport is facing important values-based or ethical challenges that are not being fully addressed and maybe not even seen?

If the above questions resonate, then there is an opportunity for you to apply for this sport study scholarship!

Deadline is April 30, 2018

Click website for details

Allie Mansour Scholarship for Management Students

Allie Mansour is offering a scholarship for students pursuing a career in Project Management. Students currently enrolled in Project Management or in a full-time Bachelor Degree in Arts, Science, Engineering or Commerce are eligible to participate in this scholarship program.
We will pay a stipend of $1,000 as a scholarship reward. There is no registration fee involved for becoming a part of this scholarship program.

See website for details

Matinée Voice-Over Scholarship is an opportunity for the students at Memorial University to demonstrate their language, writing and marketing skills.

Award: $1,000 or equivalent

Deadline: 5th January 2018

See website for more details

Sleep Health Scholarship

MattressHelp.org is pleased to announce our annual Sleep Health Scholarship. We created this scholarship to spread awareness about sleep as a public health issue and help students cut down the rising costs of higher education.

Each student who is awarded our scholarship will be given $1,000 towards their university or college fees. The scholarship is awarded once every academic year and is open to all students in the United States who meet the eligibility criteria.

Annual Deadline - Sept 25th every year

See website for details

Moving Lives Forward Scholarships

The Health Care Foundation funds a series of Moving Lives Forward Scholarships to benefit individuals who are clients of the Mental Health and Addictions Program of Eastern Health. These scholarships are open to individuals who have used the services of Eastern Health’s Mental Health and Addictions Program and are interested in pursuing post-secondary or professional development opportunities. The scholarships are valued at up to $1,000 each.

The yearly application deadlines are:

November 1st Winter Semester

April 1st Spring/Summer Semester

August 1st Fall Semester

Please see website for guidelines and applications

Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers Annual Scholarship is available to any student currently enrolled in a trade school, college, or university in Canada or the United States. High school graduates or GED holders who are about to begin their college-level studies are also eligible to apply.

To apply for this scholarship, please submit a three-minute video discussing:

The goals you want to achieve through your education, andHow this scholarship will help you achieve those goals

The successful applicant will receive a $1,000.00 CAD scholarship grant from Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers.

See website for details

Off The Beaten Track 2018 Scholarship
Summer Field School for Anthropologists and Social Scientists

The Off The Beaten Track program, with 12 years and 24 editions on its counter, now is the longest standing cultural anthropology field school in the world.

This scholarship call is aimed at budding researchers with creative and open minds towards the challenges of applied research. We offer a unique learning opportunity in a multidisciplinary research project on the isle of Gozo, Malta. Expeditions and the University of Leuven offer a 20.000 euro scholarship fund to cover part or all of the tuition fee for the 2018 Malta Summer School. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis, based on a research proposal.

Please note that the number of students accepted in the program is limited. Scholarships will be granted only after the completion of the selection procedure, while registration is open to non-scholarship participants. In case you wish to join the project even if you do not receive a scholarship, we advise to register through the regular procedure as early as possible since non-scholarship slots are usually filled by the end of December.

See website for more details

On The Gas-The Art, Science and culture of Food Scholarship

On The Gas Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in food and beverage & marketing. Besides monetary benefits, the scholarship provides professional development, educational support, and industry exposure opportunities.

Deadline: May 15th Annually

See website to apply

Pioneers of Tomorrow Scholarship

We are awarding 10 scholarships with a total value of almost £80,000. Each of the 10 recipients will receive financial support to the tune of £650 a month for a whole year to put towards their studies. In addition, we’ll offer you coaching that is tailored to your subject.

Deadline is April 15, 2018

See website for more details

Reston Limousine Scholarship

Reston Limousine will award a $1,000 scholarship to a highly motivated student who can thoughtfully answer the prompt below.

At Reston Limousine, customer service is our priority. We strive to exceed expectations by providing the highest quality of service with a smile. In your life, how have you gone out of your way to help someone else? In 500 words or less, tell us about specific steps you’ve taken to help others or tell us about a time you selflessly went above and beyond. Share with us why you believe helping others is important.

See website for more details

Rhodes Scholarship

Deadline: September 30 - Annually

Please note:

All applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree to a very high standard by 1 October of the year following application. In some constituencies, you will need to have completed your degree in the year of application. Academic achievement must be sufficiently high to assure entry to the University of Oxford, whose admissions are internationally competitive, and to give confidence that Rhodes Scholars will perform to a high academic standard in Oxford. Please see the requirements listed in your country/region’s Information for Candidates for further details.

A Rhodes Scholarship is tenable at the University of Oxford and may be held for three years. Since, however, the majority of Rhodes Scholars obtain standing which enables them to take a degree in two years, appointments are made for two years in the first instance. Scholars may, however, hold the Scholarship for only 1 year.

Those Scholars who elect to read for a D.Phil. at the time of admission may apply for a third year on stipend. The Rhodes Scholar must present a definite plan of study for that period satisfactory to his/her College and to the Rhodes Trustees. A Rhodes Scholar may apply to any one of the courses of study available at the University of Oxford, subject to the consent of the college or, in the case of graduate study, the relevant faculty or department. The stipend of a Rhodes Scholarship consists of a direct payment to the University and to the Scholar's College of approved fees (such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory fees, and certain other set charges), plus a maintenance allowance, which is paid directly to the Scholar at the rate of at least £3,480 per annum to cover board, lodging and other expenses. The sum provided should be sufficient to enable a Scholar to meet the necessary expenses for term-time and vacations, but those who can afford to supplement it to a modest extent from their own resources are advised to do so. Reasonable travel expenses to and from Oxford will be paid by the Trust. Application forms containing full particulars can be obtained from the Secretary of the Selection Committee for the Province of Newfoundland.

Procedure for receiving an endorsement letter from the president for a Rhodes Scholarship:

• The endorsement letter is drafted by a professor who knows the student.

• The letter is reviewed and approved by the Department Head. The Head forwards the complete nomination package and endorsement letter, in electronic form, to the Deans’ office. The student is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the package is complete and received on time.

• The Dean of the Faculty reviews and approves the nomination package, and forwards it to the VP (Academic).

• The VP(Academic) reviews and approves the nomination package, and forwards it to the President with her recommendation that the President provide an endorsement letter for the student.

• The President provides his letter of endorsement, and sends it to the Rhodes Scholarship Committee.


• The deadline for Rhodes Scholarships is September 30 of each year


• MUN calendar: Rhodes Scholarship description

SGS, current scholarship notices

The Rhodes Scholarship Canada website

Advice for Student Applicants

1. It is best to send the reference letter or package electronically ( in the past there have been nomination packages sent by internal mail and therefore late for the deadline);

2. As well, either the President, Provost or Dean maybe travelling at that time in October and therefore it is prudent to have the letter/package sent earlier rather than later;

3. Keep checking on the letters because the professors are busy and not to assume that the professor has received the e-mail request or remembers being asked to write the letter;

Inquiries may be directed in writing to the Secretary of the Selection Committee to:

Mr. Glenn Janes

56 Berteau Avenue

St. John's, NL A1A 1V8

Telephone: +1.709.722-5509


Single Parent Scholarships - The Custody X Change Giving Program

Although we are based in the USA our scholarships are internationally applicable. The amount awarded is converted into the relevant currency before being transferred to the successful applicant.

We set up this program to help single parents wanting to study not just in the United States but around the world.

See website for details

Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship in Mineral Economics

Each year, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) awards $3,500 to a recipient of the Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship in Mineral Economics.

Candidates must be enrolled in a Canadian university studying either a Bachelor or Master of Economics, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and must demonstrate an interest in mineral economics.

Applications must be submitted by May 15 of each year.

Check website for more details

Every year, the Stewardship Association of Municipalities awards a $1000 scholarship to students from Newfoundland and Labrador whose interests, activities and post-secondary goals are focused on the conservation of habitat in this province. This Scholarship comes from the SAM Conservation Fund.

Deadline is May 1, 2018

See website for details

Universities Canada is pleased to announce the following fellowship program for which candidates must be nominated:

2018 Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University

Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Canada for graduate study at Harvard University. In establishing the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship program, Annie Reid Knox sought to honor her late husband and his lifelong commitment to America. According to the wishes of Mrs. Knox, Frank Knox Memorial Fellows are selected on the basis of outstanding academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in their fields.

Deadline: November 24, 2017

Check website for details

Wessex Scholarship which is a $5,000 annual award available to students entering/already enrolled in a post-secondary degree level health care program in Atlantic Canada.

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 award. The deadline is March 9, 2018.

See website for more details


The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies is seeking nominees for the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research, an award that recognizes a significant contribution and broad impact of a career devoted to Northern research by an individual who has demonstrated leadership, inspiration, and mentorship in research in the Canadian north. The recipient will receive a $50,000 cash prize. Beginning in 2017, the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research will also have a postdoctoral fellowship (PDF) component. The recipient of the Prize will be asked to select a deserving scholar who fulfills the criteria established within The W. Garfield Weston Postdoctoral Fellowship in Northern Research eligibility guidelines. The successful PDF candidate will receive $50,000 and an allowance of up to $5,000 for eligible travel to work with the recipient of the Prize in support of his/her area of research. The 2018 Weston Family Prize will also include $10,000 to foster a mutually-beneficial collaboration with local Inuit and/or Indigenous community members that will include economic and knowledge benefits for the community.

See website for details

The Wild Things Scholarship from Nature Newfoundland and Labrador

This $1000 scholarship recognizes the enthusiasm and efforts of a student whose volunteer activities have helped to conserve or enhance nature in Newfoundland and Labrador. Anyone residing in Newfoundland and Labrador: (1) who are (or will be) enrolled in a post-secondary program and (2) who have demonstrated an active commitment to nature and the environment through their volunteer activities are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline is March 19, 2018

See website for more details

Your Softball Scholarship

Just like many other sports, softball has been facing many challenges over the years, and it is becoming harder for the young players to focus on it as they have many things to worry about. One of the main issues is college tuition because education is now more expensive than any other time. It is as a result of this predicament and a few other reasons that we have YourSoftball annual external scholarship.​See website for details

Other sites to check for scholarships, bursaries and awards

Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

Canada Merit Scholarship Foundation

Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE)



Government of Canada Scholarships

Indspire Institute

International Education and Financial Aid

Leonard Foundation

Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme

Scholarships Canada

Student Scholarships

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid (United States)


Where else can I search for opportunities?

Many organizations and clubs oftentimes support members with educational funding opportunities.  You should follow up with any organizations or clubs that you and/or your family members are involved with, including:

  • Your employer
  • Your parent(s) employer
  • Foundations
  • Community Organizations
  • Churches/Religious groups

External Scholarship Payment

Payment of the scholarship is dependent upon the Donor's preference.  The donor may send a cheque directly to Memorial University so that it can be deposited into your student account.   Atlernatively, the donor may send a cheque directly to you.  If the cheque is made payable Memorial University, then you should bring it to the Scholarships Office located in UC-4018. 



Scholarships / Bursaries / Awards and other Financial Aid

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