Current scholarship notices
Special Scholarships for Students to Pursue Graduate Studies in the Sciences Related to Resource Development
School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date: July 12th
Applications are now being accepted by the School of Graduate Studies for the Special Scholarships for Students to Pursue Graduate Studies in the Sciences Related to Resource Development. This scholarship is valued in the amount of $7,500, and may be renewed for one additional year upon application for renewal.
To be eligible, students must be (a) registered in a full-time graduate program in the sciences related to resource development at Memorial University, or under special circumstances, may take this scholarship abroad; (b) residents of the province or should have been a resident in the province for at least three years prior to entering the program, excluding time spent at post-secondary institutions; and (c) holding a first-class undergraduate degree or a second-class degree with first class standing in courses in their major field of study.
To apply, please forward an application consisting of a covering letter, a one-to-two page description of the research project, an academic transcript, a CV with a list of appropriate publications and/or presentations, and two letters of reference. For current recipients who wish to renew their scholarship for an additional year, please contact the School of Graduate Studies for further information.
Geological Association of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship in Environmental Science
Deadline Date for Submission of Applications: July 5th
Departmental nominations along with supported documentation are now being invited to be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies. The Geological Association of Canada is giving an award of $2,000 to a student undertaking a graduate program in an aspect of environmental science and is tenable for one-year only. Applicants must be starting their first or second year of full-time studies in September 2013 in an appropriate Master’s or PhD level program. In addition to the departmental nomination letter, the supported documentation would include a covering letter, a CV with a list of appropriate publications and/or presentations, a one-to-two page description of the research project, an up-to-date transcript, and a letter of reference from the student’s supervisor.
Chevron Canada Limited Rising Star Awards
School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date: June 28
Applications are now being requested for the new Chevron Canada Limited Rising Star Awards for the 2013/2014 scholarship year. This award has been established through a generous donation from Chevron Canada Limited. Six awards valued at $15,000 per year (renewal for a second year) will be awarded annually to full-time graduate students who are enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program in the areas of Earth Sciences, Engineering and Applied Science, Economics and Business. The awards will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, demonstration of a strong potential to carry out meaningful research, expression of interest in potential employment in the oil and gas industry and signaling of career location mobility; level of service to community or leadership will also be considered. The application would consist of a covering letter, a CV, a research statement (two pages maximum), two letters of reference and academic transcripts.
School of Graduate Studies F. A. Aldrich Fellowship
Deadline Date: June 17
Nominations are now invited for the School of Graduate Studies F. A. Aldrich Fellowship. Six to eight fellowships per year, valued at $20,000 per annum at the doctoral level and $15,000 at the master’s level, will be awarded to incoming full-time Canadian students who will be commencing their studies in September 2013. Renewal for one year at the doctoral level can be possible. If the fellowship recipient is also in receipt of an external award, he/she will be eligible to retain a portion of this fellowship. These fellowships were established to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the School of Graduate Studies in 1999 from a portion of the proceeds of the Opportunity Fund and in honour of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s first Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Dr. F. A. Aldrich (1970 - 1987). Recipients will be selected by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee, on the basis of exceptional academic achievement.
To apply, a nomination letter from the applicant’s department, faculty or school along with a copy of the complete application to graduate school must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies. For doctoral recipients who wish to renew this fellowship for an additional year, a recommendation letter from the department, faculty or school is required. The letter must indicate whether he/she had applied for national funding during the first year of the award. The deadline for receipt of nominations to the School of Graduate Studies is June 17.
A.G. Hatcher Memorial Scholarships
Normally up to three A.G. Hatcher Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually commencing in the Fall Semester. The awards are to be made solely on the basis of high academic merit. Typically a minimum of a first class degree is required. One scholarship shall be awarded to an applicant who graduated with an undergraduate degree from Memorial University, one to an applicant who graduated with an undergraduate degree from a Canadian university, and one to an applicant who graduated with an undergraduate degree from a foreign university. To be the recipient of this scholarship, one must be a full-time graduate student. The value of the scholarship is $15,000, and it may be held for one year only. Recipients holding a major external award of $15,000 or greater will retain $3,000 of the A. G. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship.
A scholarship application, which consists of a covering letter, a CV with a list of appropriate publications and /or presentations, a one-to-two page statement of research either completed and/or proposed, transcripts, and three letters of reference, must be submitted to the student’s department prior to their deadline date. Please contact the department for the internal deadline date. The departments’ deadline date for submitting one nomination for each category to their Dean or Director is June 1st. The deadline date for the Dean or Director to submit one nomination and two ranked alternates for each category to the School of Graduate Studies is June 15th.
F.A. Aldrich Graduate Award
The F.A. Aldrich Graduate Award has been established in memory of the first Dean of Graduate Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Up to three annual awards of $2,000 may be made. Awards will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies to alumni of Memorial University of Newfoundland who are in the first year of a full-time graduate program and will be based on academic merit and need only if all other things are equal. If the application is based on need, please make a case.
An award application, which consists of a covering letter, a CV with a list of appropriate publications and /or presentations, a one-to-two page statement of research either completed and/or proposed, transcripts, and three letters of reference, must be submitted to the student’s department prior to their deadline date. Please contact the department for the internal deadline date. The departments’ deadline date for submitting one nomination for each category to their Dean or Director is June 1st. The deadline date for the Dean or Director to submit one nomination and two ranked alternates for each category to the School of Graduate Studies is June 15th.
Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies
Nominations are now being accepted for the title “Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies.” The criteria for this title can be located on our website at http://www.mun.ca/sgs/current/scholarships/criteria.php. This distinction will be annotated on the student’s Memorial University transcript, and the student will receive a pin and a certificate at the Graduate Award Ceremony in May. Please note that the second sentence “...will be awarded only once to successful nominees during the last year of their graduate programme” permits the same student to be nominated for both a master’s programme and a doctoral programme. To be nominated, the academic unit must submit a nomination letter, which contains the supervisor’s full name, the student’s CV or resumé, and a current transcript for each nomination. The deadline date for the heads of the academic units to submit their nominations to the School of Graduate Studies is April 24, 2013.
The Chancellor’s Graduate Award & The Fry Family Foundation Graduate Leadership Award
Deadline for Nominations: April 24
Nominations are now being requested for The Chancellor’s Graduate Award, which is the most prestigious leadership recognition award given by Memorial University. This award will be presented at Spring Convocation to a graduate student “who has demonstrated the greatest leadership contribution to graduate student life and other areas of the community during this or her university years.”
The recipient of The Chancellor’s Graduate Award will also receive The Fry Family Foundation Graduate Leadership Award, valued at $5,000, in recognition of their contribution to student life at Memorial University. This award recognizes the student who “has assumed a variety of leadership responsibilities in various positions and who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of their community.”
If you are aware of an eligible graduate student who has convocated in the fall or will be convocating this spring, and who has demonstrated active leadership, interest, and involvement in student life while attending Memorial University, I encourage you to nominate this individual for these awards. Please submit a current Curriculum Vita or outline of his/her involvement in student life, letters of support, and your nomination to the School of Graduate Studies by the deadline date.
The Rev. Dr. Bernard J. O'Connor Scholarship
School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date Extended: April 15
Applications are now being accepted for The Rev. Dr. Bernard J. O’Connor Scholarship for the 2012/2013 scholarship year. This new scholarship has been established by the J. Douglas Ferguson Historical Research Foundation in honour of Rev. Dr. Bernard J. O’Connor. Bernie O’Connor was a lifelong collector of numismatics who specialized in the specie (coined money) or pre-Confederation Canada. His direct support of the Foundation has translated into the availability of scholarships for research related to numismatics at certain universities across the country.
The Rev. Dr. Bernard J. O’Connor Scholarship is valued at $3,000 and will be awarded annually to a full-time graduate student, who is beyond their first year of study, in any academic discipline. The recipient of this scholarship must be in the process of researching and writing a thesis on a subject related to numismatics, which are the art, science, and history of coins, medals, tokens, paper money and related financial instruments. Research and writing could include areas such as the numismatics of Canada, fine art and money, banking history, the history of collecting, metallurgy and money, and economic history. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship
The application consists of a covering letter, a one-or-two page research statement, CV, two letters of reference, and an academic transcript. Please forward the applications to the Scholarships Officer at the School of Graduate Studies.
Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Research Awards for Students of Memorial University
School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date: May 21
The Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador annually offers up to seven Legal Research Awards valued at $500 each to students at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Awards are for outstanding research papers on one or more legal issues, or topics treated in a legal context, in 2000 level course or beyond in any discipline at the undergraduate level and in any graduate course for students at the graduate level. The papers submitted by and with endorsement of course professor or lecturer will be judged initially by the Dean, Director, or Department Head who will make a recommendation to a special selection committee comprised of appointees of Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Law Foundation. Undergraduate students will receive a minimum of two and graduate students will receive one or more of the seven Awards available annually. In the case of undergraduate students the Awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. In the case of graduate students the Awards will be made by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In both cases they will act upon the recommendation of the Foundation's selection committee. An additional $500 will be provided annually by the Law Foundation to Queen Elizabeth II Library for the purchase of research materials and resources. For further information on the graduate awards, please contact the School of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
External scholarship notices of upcoming deadline dates
The external funding sources found listed on this section are not an all inclusive listing of awards. This site contains information on awards for which the School of Graduate Studies has received notification. Although the listing is updated as often as possible, we ask that you contact the individual agencies for the most up-to-date scholarship information and application forms.
For External Scholarship information for the current month please visit:
The links to the three National Funding Agencies
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Grants for Research and Study in Germany and North America (DAAD) -
Deadline dates can be obtained from the website www.daad.org/.
Other external funding links