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Internal awards (application)

The following awards are administered by the School of Graduate Studies. These awards require the submission of an application for each award.


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. 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. One nomination from each category listed above, for these awards, should be forwarded to the Dean or Director by June 1st. Deadline for the Dean or Director to submit nominations to the School of Graduate Studies is June 15th.


Affinity NL (Ottawa) Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by the fund raising efforts of the Ottawa Affinity Newfoundland and Labrador group and is valued at a portion of the income on the investment according to Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Awards Program Spending Policy. Based on scholarship standing (academic excellence), it will be awarded in an alternating fashion to a first year undergraduate student (entering their second year) and then a first-year graduate student (entering the first year of either a Master's or Ph.D. program). The student must be from a rural community in Newfoundland and Labrador, express an interest in returning to work in rural Newfoundland, and be registered for full-time studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Rural is defined as outside St. John’s and Corner Brook as determined by the Centre for Institutional Analysis and Planning, or an equivalent University or Government body. When awarded to an undergraduate student, the Scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarship, Bursaries and Awards. When awarded to a graduate student, it will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee.


Chevron Canada Limited Rising Star Awards

The Chevron Canada Limited Rising Star Awards were established through a generous contribution from Chevron Canada Limited.  Six awards, valued at $15,000 a year (renewable for a second year), will be awarded annually to full-time graduate students who are enrolled in a Master's 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.  These awards will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee.


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. 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 who are in the first year of a full-time graduate program at the time of application 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. For further information, contact the School of Graduate Studies.


Graduate Student`s Union Award for Academic Excellence

The award, valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, has been established by the Graduate Student's Union (GSU) of Memorial University of Newfoundland to provide financial assistance and recognize outstanding contributions by graduate students. The GSU Award for Academic Excellence will be awarded annually to a full-time graduate student in any discipline at either the masters or doctoral level. Applicants must have a strong academic record, and have made significant contributions to their field of study. The Award, based on financial need and academic excellence, will be made by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee.


Graduate Student's Union Award for Leadership

The award valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, has been established by the Graduate Student's Union (GSU) of Memorial University of Newfoundland to provide financial assistance and recognize outstanding contributions by graduate students. The GSU Award for Leadership will be awarded annually to a full-time graduate student in any discipline at either the masters or doctoral level. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership ability, either through participation in student and university activities, and/or contribution to the larger community. The Award, based on financial need and outstanding leadership, will be made by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee.


Royal Bank Fellowship in Marine Studies

This fellowship is provided through the generosity of the Royal Bank of Canada. It is valued at $5,000 and is open to full-time graduate students in fields related to marine studies including, but not limited to, marine biology, aquaculture, biopsychology, fisheries resource management, maritime history, cold ocean engineering, folklore and naval architecture. The award, given on the basis of academic merit, will be made by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies upon recommendation from the Head of the appropriate academic units in the above noted areas. The award is not renewable but re-applications will be considered.


Sceptre Investment Counsel Limited Bursary

Sceptre Investment Counsel, one of Canada's leading pension and mutual fund managers and an important partner to Memorial University for several years, has established this bursary as a demonstration of its commitment to community support. Valued at the accrued interest on their endowment, one or more bursaries will be awarded annually on a rotating basis between undergraduate and graduate students in any field of study. Successful candidate(s) must be Newfoundland residents demonstrating financial need and displaying qualities of leadership. In the case of undergraduates, it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid using scholarship standing as the primary determinant. Graduate students can make application in writing to the Dean of Graduate Studies. The award will be made by the Dean on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee. For further information, contact the School of Graduate Studies.


 

The Dr. Anna C. Templeton Memorial Graduate Scholarship

This fund was established from a bequest to the university by Dr. Anna C. Templeton. Awarded annually and valued at approximately 75% of the earned interest, the scholarship is open to full-time graduate students in any year of their program who are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated leadership in teaching, promotion or development of craft or home economics in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Normally the award will be made to a student in the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Science, the School of Nursing, the School of Social Work or at Grenfell Campus, or the Marine Institute. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies upon recommendation from the head of appropriate academic units in the above-noted areas. The award is not renewable, but reapplications will be considered. For further information, contact the School of Graduate Studies.


The J. Beryl Truscott Graduate Scholarship

This fund is established in memorial to J. Beryl Truscott, a long-time employee of the Marine Sciences Research Laboratory, and is administered by the School of Graduate Studies. It is valued at $2000 and is normally awarded annually to a full-time student pursuing a graduate program in either Chemistry or Biochemistry. Awards will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies based upon recommendations from the Head, Department of Biochemistry and the Head, Department of Chemistry. For further information, contact the School of Graduate Studies.


The Maritime Awards Society of Canada (MASC) Maritime Studies Scholarship

The Maritime Awards Society of Canada has established an annual scholarship tenable at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The successful candidate will be a Canadian citizen studying in a "maritime based" program at either the Masters or Doctoral level. This scholarship will have a value of at least $5,000 a year, and in some cases, may be renewed for a second year. It will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee. For further information contact the School of Graduate Studies.


The National Scholarship in Ocean Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland

The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has helped to establish The National Scholarship in Ocean Studies to be awarded to an outstanding Ph.D. candidate in an aspect of ocean studies which may include: chemistry, biochemistry, biology, mathematics and statistics, physics and physical oceanography, earth sciences, geography, economics or engineering. The award, valued at $18,000 per annum for a maximum of three successive years, may be held in conjunction with other major awards. The award is made only on the basis of academic excellence and the successful candidate must exhibit and maintain first-class standing. Guidelines and applications for the scholarship are available from the school of Graduate Studies. Final selection of the candidate will be made by a committee which reports to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. A one-time grant of up to $2,000 may be made in support of travel to appropriate conferences where the student is presenting research findings. Deadline for application to the School of Graduate Studies will be July 1 in any one year when the scholarship is available.


The Newfoundland and Labrador Neurotrauma Initiative Award

This award, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, is made possible by a generous endowment from the Newfoundland and Labrador Neurotrauma Initiative Program, a partnership between the Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation, the Canadian Paraplegic Association, the Brain Injury Association and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The award will be available on an annually rotating basis between undergraduate and graduate students, with first preference given to a student who has been identified with a brain or spinal cord injury. For undergraduate students, applications are available from the Scholarships and Awards Office, Room UC4018, University Centre, 709-864-3956. Graduate students are required to apply specifically to the School of Graduate Studies, Room IIC2012, INCO Innovation Centre, 709-864-2600. If no candidate is available with a brain or spinal cord injury, preference will be given to a student who is studying in any field related to neurotrauma. If it is not awarded at the level of study (ie graduate/undergraduate) on rotation in a given year, it may be awarded to a student studying at the other level for that year. In the case of undergraduates, the award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid. In the case of graduates it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee.


The Professor Peter Hart Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in memory of Canada Research Chair in Irish Studies and Department of History Professor, Dr. Peter Hart. His work was marked by a commitment to writing well and accessibly, and by his innovative approach to research and analysis – in particular for opening up new questions through his application of social science methods and concepts to problems of Irish history. The scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, will be awarded annually to a full-time doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts. Candidates must meet the minimum academic requirements for the scholarship as defined by the University and applications must include academic transcripts, a research statement of no more than 500 words, a writing sample, two letters of reference and an academic CV. In the event of more than one eligible candidate, preference will be given to a student whose research focus falls into one or more of the following areas: Irish history or politics; Newfoundland and Labrador history or politics; political violence; or revolution. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee.


The Scotiabank Bursaries for International Study

These bursaries, funded by a generous donation from Scotiabank to The Opportunity Fund, are intended to help students broaden their educational experience and cultivate an international perspective through study abroad while pursuing studies in the Faculty of Arts at Memorial University. Fifteen or more bursaries will be available with approximately ten at the undergraduate level valued at $1,000 each and five at the graduate level valued at $2,000 each. The undergraduate bursaries will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing to full-time students who are participating in one of the overseas Field Schools or study abroad opportunities sponsored by the Faculty of Arts. These include the Arts semester in Harlow (every Fall) as well as Summer programs at Harlow and in other countries such as Russia, Malta, Ireland etc. In addition, students wishing to participate in formal exchange programs through the faculty of Arts, such as those with the University of Keele, will also qualify. The graduate bursaries will be based on academics as well and will assist full-time Faculty of Arts master's and doctoral students (including those in interdisciplinary programs) to travel to other countries for the purpose of thesis research and thesis-related study. In both cases financial need may be taken into consideration. In the case of undergraduates the bursaries will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid. In the case of graduates they will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In both cases the bursaries will be awarded on the basis of a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Arts. Applications are available from, and should be submitted to, the Dean, Faculty of Arts.


Special Scholarships for Students to Pursue Graduate Studies Related to Resource Development

The "Special Scholarships for Studies in the Sciences Related to Resource Development" will be in the amount of $7500.00 annually for students registered in full-time post-graduate studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland, in programs leading to the Master's and/or Doctorate degrees in the Sciences related to Resource Development. A scholarship may be renewed and awarded for one additional year only.

The scholarships are to be tenable at Memorial University of Newfoundland, but under special circumstances may include approved studies abroad. Eligible candidates normally should be residents of the province, or should have been resident in the province for at least three years prior to entering the program, excluding time spent at post-secondary institutions.

Candidates will normally have a First-Class Undergraduate Degree, or a Second-Class Degree with First-Class standing in courses in their major field of study. Candidates should apply for the scholarships to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland.


The Very Reverend Edward and Marjorie Rusted Harlow Travel Award

This is an award for graduate students who wish to travel to Harlow either to undertake graduate thesis-related research or who have enrolled in a graduate course that is offered at the Harlow Campus. One award of $2,000 will be made annually to help defray the expenses for airfare and accommodation. Applications are to be made to the Dean of Graduate Studies and must be received by April 30th. Details of application are available from the School of Graduate Studies. The award will be made upon the recommendation of the Dean's Advisory Committee on Medals and Awards. For further information, contact the School of Graduate Studies.


The William H. and Bertha Baird Memeorial Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at the annual interest on the endowment, has been established by Mrs. Edna Baird-Stephenson in memory of her parents. It will be awarded to a full-time graduate student at either the master's or doctoral level. Eligible candidates should be residents of the province, or should have been resident in the province for at least three years prior to entering the program, excluding time spent at post secondary institutions. The award, based on academic excellence, will be made by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee. For more information on this scholarship, contact the School of Graduate Studies.


 

Women's Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland Graduate Student Scholarship

Two Master's level and two Ph.D. level scholarships valued at $1,200.00 each are awarded annually to full-time students entering a program in the School of Graduate Studies. Of the Master's level awards, one shall be for a thesis program, and one for a non-thesis program. Financial need as well as scholarship standing will be taken into consideration. The awards will be made upon the recommendation of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

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