FOG Scholarship & Summer Jobs

Bernard S. Jackson Scholarship

The Friends of MUN Botanical Inc. (FOG) established this scholarship in 1991 to honour Dr. Bernard S. Jackson, the first curator of MUN Botanical Garden. Dr. Jackson directed the development of the Garden from 1971 until his retirement in June 1993. A maximum of two scholarships are awarded per academic year (maximum $1,000).  As of August 2019, the deadline for the next round of applications is currently under review. 

Dr. Bernard S. Jackson, O.D.H. (1933 - )

Dr. Bernard S. Jackson ScholarshipDr. Bernard Jackson was trained on farms, game reserves, and nature reserves in England and Scotland. When Dr. Jackson came from England to Newfoundland in 1958, he served on the Wildlife Park Advisory Committee and was instrumental in the formation of the provincial Salmonier Nature Park, Salmonier Line, Holyrood. Dr. Jackson recognized the importance of the boreal forest, a dominant feature in our ecosystem, and used it as one of his teaching tools. In 1971, he was asked by Memorial University of Newfoundland to start the Oxen Pond Botanical Park, renamed MUN Botanical Garden in 1984. As the first curator, Dr. Jackson designed the Rock Garden and directed the development of the Botanical Garden until his retirement in June 1993.

Students interested in applying for this scholarship should check back in the Fall of 2019 to download this scholarship's guidelines and application form. 

Summer Jobs with FOG

FOG typically hires one or two or summer students to assist its volunteer Board members with the seasonal increases in administrative and promotional tasks of FOG’s membership renewals, events, and programs. FOG pays the same hourly wage rate as the Garden and offers its Canada Summer Jobs program subsidized positions for students who meet all this federal government's program eligibility criteria. When available, opportunities are posted on MUN’s Center for Career Development Job Board, on the federal government’s Job Board, on FOG's Facebook account, and also available for download from this webpage.

For additional information on any of the above please contact the
Friends of the Garden at either
(709) 864-8590 or


Botanical Garden

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000