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.


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


Rhodes Scholarship

Deadline:  September 30

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.

Deadline

• The deadline for Rhodes Scholarships is September 30, 2017

Links

• 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

glennjanes2000@yahoo.ca 


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.

Interested candidates will find the information needed to apply for this program by visiting the Universities Canada website

Scholarship Partners Canada
Partenaires en bourses d’études Canada
Universities Canada / Universités Canada
350 Albert St., suite 1710 / 350, rue Albert, bureau 1710
Ottawa, ON K1R 1B1


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


Reston Limousine Scholarship

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

The Prompt:

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


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


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


ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIPS 


Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors Scholarship

Tell us your unique story, starting with an introduction about who you are, your background and how your family has contributed to who you are as an individual.

Requirements

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

See website for more 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

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.

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


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 31 of each year

See website for details


The Kidney Foundation of Canada - Atlantic Canada Branch Bursary

The general purpose of the program is to assist kidney patients and their family members to further their education and/or training.

The total funds available are $2,000 annually. Four (4) awards of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) each may be awarded each year.

A bursary may be awarded to an individual a maximum of two (2) times.

No application may be made by a member of Kidney Foundation staff, Board Members selection committee or immediate family of such members.

Click here for more details about the Bursary.


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.


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 is available through an open-call process.

David Davis Memorial Fund - deadline annually October 1

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.

Geritol Follies Bursary Fund - deadline annually October 1

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, 2017

See website for more 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)

CanLearn

Fastweb

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)

Yconic


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. 

 

Contact

Scholarships / Bursaries / Awards and other Financial Aid

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca