Scholarships for Entrance Students
Newfoundland and Labrador Students
Most entrance scholarships are awarded automatically and applications are not required. Some entrance scholarships are offered to students in March/April each year. These offers are the result of a nomination process whereby Newfoundland and and Labrador High Schools are asked to nominate their top students for an early scholarship offer of $2000.00 or more. These offers are limited to students who have an average of 90% or higher on the courses required for admission to Memorial University.
Any student entering Memorial University in September with a *final admission average of 90% or higher, who does not receive an early offer or other scholarship of equal or higher value from Memorial University, will receive an entrance scholarship valued at a minimum of $2,000.00.
High school applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents are eligible for $1,000.00 scholarships based on *final admission average. A minimum 85% is required. A limited number of these entrance scholarships will be given starting at *final admission averages of 89.9% and awarded in descending order until all available funds are exhausted.
There are a few exceptions where applications are required. Please see the following application form to determine eligibility.
Out of Province High School Students
Entrance scholarships are available to students graduating from Canadian High Schools outside Newfoundland and Labrador but they do not have to apply specifically for the scholarships. They are considered automatically based on their admission application to the university. The early scholarship allocations are valued at $3000.00 and $2000.00 (non-renewable). The first of these are usually awarded in early April so students must ensure that their admission application and supporting documents are submitted to the university before the March 1st Admissions deadline in order to qualify.
If students do not receive a scholarship through this early process (i.e. due to late applications or averages below 90 etc.) they may still qualify for an automatic entrance scholarship in July/Aug based on final transcripts, from high school.
*Note: final admission average is the average calculated by Memorial University using the final grades in the 10 credits required for admission to the university.
Shad Valley Scholarships Three renewable scholarships, valued at $12,000 each, are available to high school students who have applied to Memorial University of Newfoundland. The scholarships are open to students who are either current participants or have previously participated in Shad Valley. They cannot be held in conjunction with any other scholarship awarded by the university. A minimum of scholarship standing is required and the process is very competitive. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.
The deadline is the last Friday in April.
Link to application: SHAD VALLEY SCHOLARSHIP