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The Dr. Leslie Harris Memorial University Alumni Association Scholarship

Memorial University of Newfoundland and its Alumni Association have established these scholarships to honor former University President, Dr. Leslie Harris, and to recognize excellence of our students. Several scholarships, valued at a minimum of $16,000.00 ($4,000.00 annually for up to 4 years) will be awarded annually and may be renewed if first class and scholarship standing are maintained. These scholarships are tenable in all undergraduate programs at the University and will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid.

2007-2008 Winners



Melissa Hoskins

Program: Unspecified
What the scholarship means to her: "I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the Memorial University Scholarship Committee for awarding me the Dr. Leslie Harris Scholarship. This generous prize will not only serve me tremendous financial aid, but will undoubtedly permit me to further my academic studies and allow me to "become" the person I want to be. As American philosopher, John Dewey once said, 'Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself'."



Christina Price
Program: Pre-Biochemistry
What the scholarship means to her: "First of all, I would like to thank the selection committee and the MUN Alumni Association for choosing
me to receive the Dr. Leslie Harris Scholarship. This scholarship was a large factor in my decision to attend university at Memorial. This
scholarship is also an extra incentive to do well in my chosen course of study, which at the moment in an Honours degree in biochemistry,
followed by medical or grad school."



Allison Nicholas
Program: Music (vocal performance)
What this scholarship means to her: "I am tremendously honoured to have been chosen as the recipient of the Dr. Leslie Harris Memorial Scholarship.
This distinction will provide me with the encouragement of knowing the education of dedicated students, such as myself, is well looked after.
I view this scholarship as an award of sorts of academic commitment and community involvement. Through all of this, I am inspired to work hard
to keep my education running in the right direction."



Katherine Manning
Program: B.Sc.
What this scholarship means to her: "Receiving the Dr. Leslie Harris Memorial University Alumni Association Scholarship has been a huge honour as well
as being a good initiative to continue demonstrating a good work ethic in university. My hopes to obtain a major in math or physics will be
greatly aided with the help of this scholarship."



Rebecca Sparkes
Program: Engineering
What the scholarship means to her: "Receiving the Dr. Leslie Harris Memorial University Alumni Association Scholarship has been an honour. It has made me feel my hard work has been recognized and has motivated me to study engineering at Memorial, a difficult and involved program. I would like to express my gratitude to the scholarship committee for this great honour."



Jonathan Neil
Program: B.Sc
What the scholarship means to him: "My name is Jonathan Neil, and I am from Upper Island Cove, NL. I am currently studying to receive my
undergraduate in Behavioral Neuroscience and am hoping to attend medical school at MUN. I am very grateful to receive this scholarship to
help me pursue my education and ambitions."



Shaun Rideout
Program: Undecided
What the scholarship means to him: "Receiving the Dr. Leslie Harris Memorial Scholarship has meant that all of my hard work, involvement and
dedication throughout my years of high school have paid off. It was very nice to be recognized by the University for my academic achievements. This
award has been a huge boost for my confidence and I hope to make the most of it in the years to come at Memorial University by continuing to perform
to the best of my abilities. Thank you so much!"



Sarah Dinn
Program: B.Sc
What this scholarship means to her: "I was fortunate enough to receive the Dr. Leslie Harris Memorial University
Alumni Association Scholarship. By receiving this award, it will allow me to go to the school here at home and work on my biochemistry major without
any financial worries. Also, it will give me the opportunity to hopefully attend med school here at MUN as well."



Kathy Higgins
Program: Engineering
What this scholarship means to her: "When I became aware that I would be receiving this scholarship, I was ecstatic! It was definitely my greatest scholastic achievement thus far.
Recognition of my dedication towards my schoolwork and extra-curriculars will push me to do the same as a MUN student. This award will impact my
next six years and when I graduate in 1013 with my B.Eng, I will be proud of myself and I will know that all my struggles have paid off."



Noelle Marsh
Program: B.Sc
What this scholarship means to her: " Receiving the Dr. Leslie Harris award has been a great honor for me. I am very privileged to receive this award in recognition for all of my hard work throughout my high school career. This award will help with my financial needs for the next few years while also allowing me to fully concentrate on what I want to pursue for the rest of my life."
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