HKR Awards and Scholarships Criteria

Margaret (Mag) Davis Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in memory of Margaret (Mag) Davis, former graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland, dedicated physical education teacher and well-known athlete who excelled in the sports of softball, field hockey, ice hockey, soccer, ball hockey, curling, squash and golf. Valued at a minimum of $500 annually, it will be awarded to a female undergraduate student studying in the programs of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. In awarding this scholarship, preference will be given to students who have demonstrated athletic ability and scholarship standing. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

J. Douglas Eaton Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Alumni Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of degree programs in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation and to honour Dr. Eaton a former department head. The value of the scholarship will be determined by the interest accruing from the initial endowment. The scholarship shall be awarded to the student who attains the highest academic standing in the third year of the Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Recreation or Bachelor of Kinesiology. Recipients must also demonstrate commitment and service in activities related to their intended profession. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on recommendations from the Dean of the School.

Everest 2010 Mountain of Learning Experiential Education Award

This Award was established by TA Loeffler, faculty member in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, on the occasion of her second attempt on Mount Everest. The award, in honour of her grandmother, Frida Loeffler, celebrates Frida’s lifelong love of learning. The award will be valued at a portion of the income on the endowment and will be awarded annually to a student who meets the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by the University. The recipient may be enrolled in any one of the three co- operative education degree programs in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. To be eligible for this award, the student will have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to experiential education through their participation in activities or work terms related to their intended profession. The award will be administered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics, in consultation with the School’s Cooperative Education Coordinators. The award is presented annually at the Fall HKR Awards Celebration.

Matthew J. Foster Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship, established by the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University of Newfoundland, commemorates the 30th Anniversary awarding of the first Bachelor of Physical Education Degrees at Memorial University of Newfoundland and honours Mr. Foster (department head/director - 1964 until his retirement in 1986). They will be valued at the interest accruing from the initial endowment and awarded to the student in the second year of a program offered by the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation who attains the highest academic standing. Recipients should also have demonstrated leadership in activities related to their intended profession. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation from the Dean of the School.

McIsaac Health Systems Award in Fitness Leadership

This award, generously funded by McIsaac Health Systems Inc. and its owner Michael R. McIsaac, has been created to encourage the ongoing growth and development of qualified exercise professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador, by recognizing academic excellence in advanced fitness and leadership. Valued at $400 annually the award will be granted to the student who has achieved the highest mark in Fitness Leadership in the Human Kinetics and Recreation program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by the University. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Human Kinetics and Recreation.

Dr. M.O. and Grace Morgan Scholarship in Physical Education

This fund is the result of an endowment to Memorial University of Newfoundland from the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Morgan. One or more scholarships, valued at a portion of the annual accrued interest, will be awarded to a Physical Education student in the first year of the Bachelor of Physical Education degree program. The recipients will have demonstrated scholarship standing as well as leadership in the professional preparation and/or services program of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. These Scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

Newfoundland and Labrador Kinesiology Association Award

This award was established by the Newfoundland and Labrador Kinesiology Association (NLKA) to support kinesiologists as leaders in health, fitness and wellness. Valued at $750 annually the award will be granted to a student in any year of study who is working towards a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University of Newfoundland and is actively involved with promoting health, fitness and wellness to the community. Preference will be given to students who are members of the NLKA. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by the University. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

Proactive Physiotherapy Award in Human Anatomy

This annually funded award, valued at $250, is the result of a contribution from Proactive Physiotherapy, a company owned and operated by two alumni of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Chris Cluett and Justin Whittle. This award is available to the candidate who receives the highest mark in the on-campus offering of HKR 2310, Human Anatomy each year. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time as undergraduates in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation and be in clear academic standing. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. The award is presented annually at the Fall HKR Awards Celebration.

School of Human Kinetics and Recreation 30th/25th Anniversary Scholarship

School of Human Kinetics and Recreation 30th/25th Anniversary Scholarship In the calendar year 1994 the School commemorated 30 years of professional preparation in physical education/recreation and 25 years of Atlantic University Sport (AUS) competition at Memorial University of Newfoundland by hosting Anniversary Celebrations. The Steering Committee of these Anniversary Celebrations in co-operation with the two major organizing committees of these events established a $500.00 Scholarship to be awarded annually to the undergraduate student who combines academic achievement and athletic prowess at the varsity level. In awarding this scholarship, preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated ability and desire to coach, and to children of either graduates of the School or of former varsity athletes. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

St. John’s Association of Basketball Officials Award

From a sum of money donated by the St. John's Association of Basketball Officials an award valued at a portion of the annual income on the investment is to be provided annually to a full-time or part-time Memorial University student, either graduate or undergraduate, who is an active member of the university basketball community. The award is based on the recommendation of the executive of the St. John's Association of Basketball Officials.

Keith Taylor Memorial Award

This award was established by generous donations from the family and friends of Keith Taylor. Keith was a faculty member at Memorial University of Newfoundland for over 35 years, serving as director of the School of Physical Education and Athletics until his retirement in 1994. He had a great interest in sport and outdoor recreation, and was instrumental in organizing and building volleyball, track and field, cross country running, cross country skiing, and orienteering in the province. This award is created in recognition of Keith Taylor’s contribution to the sport and recreation community, both in the province and at Memorial University, and to assist current students who demonstrate similar ideals and community spirit. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the award will be granted annually to a full-time undergraduate student in any program at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation who is beyond their first year of studies. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by the university. This award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.