Awards of $2,500 each will be automatically awarded to the top academic achieving international undergraduate students in the previous scholarship year. Students must have completed at least two semesters at Memorial University as full time students (minimum of 9 credit hours per semester), have not failed any courses in the previous academic year and be currently registered full time.
As a result of the tragic events in New York, USA on September 11, 2001, nearly 13,000 air travellers were diverted to airports in Newfoundland to ensure their safety. In St. John's, 475 of them were housed on Memorial University of Newfoundland's St. John's campus for several days. Some of the passengers have shown their gratitude to Memorial University of Newfoundland by making donations to establish a fund which will assist students from other countries to attend Memorial University of Newfoundland. This fund will be a perpetual memorial to those who died in the tragic events of that day, while also providing both international students and our community with the opportunity for enrichment through exposure to new cultures and ways of life.
There will be one award which varies in value for each Fall term. To be considered for this award, a student must be eligible to pay the full international undergraduate fee, must register for at least three courses (9 credit hours) in each of two semesters in their previous academic year at Memorial University of Newfoundland, must not have failed any courses in the previous academic and must not also hold an International Undergraduate Academic Award in the same academic year.
Both awards were awarded in October 2014.