School of Graduate Studies awards
Graduate students in the department of biochemistry may be eligible for the following awards that are open to all graduate students. These awards are made upon the recommendation of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
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.
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 $2,000.00 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.
The William H. and Bertha Baird Memorial 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.
The Erin Bursey Memorial Leadership Award
This award was established by family and friends in memory of Erin Bursey, a Memorial University of Newfoundland student and women’s volleyball athlete who exhibited exceptional leadership skills, academic excellence and passion for her sport. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, this award will aid student-athletes in their pursuit of post-secondary study. Recipients will be recognized for their outstanding leadership, commitment to their sport and role as ambassador in the community. Eligible candidates must meet the CIS requirements and regulations regarding athletic financial awards. The award will be open to all student-athletes, undergraduate or graduate, who are current members of a varsity team at Memorial University of Newfoundland and have a minimum of clear academic standing (as defined by the University).The award will be granted based on the recommendation of the Director of Athletics.
Charles Butler Graduate Scholarships
These scholarships were established by a generous donation from Mr. Charles Butler of Pembroke, Ontario. Mr. Butler has been a long-time friend of Memorial University of Newfoundland and of Newfoundland and Labrador, supporting the University's activities in the Ottawa region for many years. Two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, will be awarded annually to full-time students enrolled in any year and any program of graduate study at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The recipients must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by Memorial University.
Denis and Damien Collier Award
This award was established by former Memorial University of Newfoundland Varsity Wrestlers, Damien and Denis Collier. To be eligible, returning athletes must be a current member of a Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks wrestling team and have achieved a minimum average of 65% based on the previous academic year of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland. First-year athletes will also be eligible to receive provided they have an 80% final admission average. First-year athletes who do not meet the minimum 80% entering average may be eligible following the release of winter grades as long as they maintain a 65% average on all coursework. This is a one-time allowance. Preference for this award will be given to student athletes who have demonstrated outstanding commitment, leadership, athletic ability and dedication to their teammates. The award is valued at $500 annually. It will be granted based on the recommendation of the varsity wrestling coach and the Director of Athletics.
Graduate Students’ Union Award for Academic Excellence
The award, valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, has been established by the Graduate Students’ 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 Students’ Union Award for Leadership
The award valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, has been established by the Graduate Students’ 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.
A.G. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship
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 of Newfoundland, 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.
The LGL Limited Scholarship in Marine Science
This scholarship, valued at $1,000.00, was established by LGL Limited. It will be awarded annually to a student in the Faculty of Science who is following a program of studies related to Marine Science. The successful candidate will be either a fourth year undergraduate student doing an honours program or a graduate student. Wherever possible, preference will be given to a student from a fishing family, but other students will be considered. [...] In the case of graduate students the scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In both cases it will be based upon a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Science.
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 of Newfoundland 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... 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.
School of Graduate Studies F.A. Aldrich Fellowships
Six to eight fellowships valued at $20,000 per annum on the doctoral level and $15,000 on the masters level will be awarded to incoming full-time Canadian students. Renewal for one year at the doctoral level will be possible. 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.
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 Fisheries and Marine Institute.
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 $2000.00 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.
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.