Awards and Funding
The following is a partial list of awards available to Political Science students. Please refer to the University Calendar Scholarship Listings for current information and application procedures.
Travel funding may be awarded to students studying as part of a Harlow (UK) semester. Further information is available at Harlow Scholarships
The Dr. Clarence W. Powell Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of honorary graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dr. Clarence W. Powell. It is valued at a minimum of $1,000 annually and will be awarded to a student entering the third year of the Political Science Program who has scholarship standing, has shown leadership in university and/or community activities and who has not received another scholarship administered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Head, Department of Political Science.
The Dr. Gunther Hartmann Award
This award is in memory of Dr. Gunter Hartmann, who was a previous head of the Political Science department. He was also the faculty advisor and head organizer for the Model United Nations for many years. Dr. Hartman passed away suddenly in the summer of 2000. This award was created in honor of his memory and hard work. The award is granted during the final plenary General Assembly to the best delegation. The chairs of each committee session take note of outstanding students during these sessions. These students should 1) encourage cooperation among all states while avoiding excessive preoccupation with their own self-interest, 2) exhibit good public speaking and, 3) display excellent knowledge of both their country and topic. These goals embody many of the reasons for the existence of the United Nations. This is a delegation award, not an individual delegate award. At the end of the second committee meeting, each chair will make a list of the top three delegates in each room who met these criteria. The secretariat will evaluate the list and make the final decision on the winning delegation. Good luck to all students. (Note: this award is administered by the Memorial University Model United Nations)
The Dr. O'Neill Scholarship for Excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies
The Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador established this scholarship in honour of Dr. Paul O'Neill, LL.D., C.M., in recognition of his contributions to the study and promotion of Newfoundland and Labrador culture and history. The scholarship is valued at $1000 and will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, who is enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts degree program. There is no restriction by major or minor, but applicants must have shown excellence and outstanding enthusiasm and interest in some area of Newfoundland Studies as part of their degree program. Preference will be given to a student who has not received other major scholarships in the same academic year. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The E.B. Foran Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, awarded in memory of the late Mr. E.B. Foran, longtime associate of municipal government in St. John's, is valued at $500 and is sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Municipalities. It is open to students beyond first year at Memorial University of Newfoundland who demonstrate scholarship standing and who are majoring in Political Science with an emphasis on municipal government. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on a recommendation from the Head, Political Science Department.
The Ernest Joseph Ennis Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Ernest Joseph Ennis of Merasheen, Placentia Bay, retired School Supervisor, in memory of Dr. Hatcher, Ms. Monnie Mansfield, and Professors Fraser, Gillingham, and Andrews of the Memorial University College. This scholarship, valued at the accrued interest, shall be awarded to an entrance student of scholarship standing with preference to a student planning to study Economics or Political Science.
The Gunther Hartmann Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Dr. Gunther Hartmann who was a member of the Department of Political Science from 1968-2000. Dr. Hartmann fostered student interest in international affairs not only through his teaching, but through the United Nations Association and the Model United Nations program. In awarding the scholarship preference will be given to a Political Science student, third year or beyond, who has excelled in courses in International Relations, International Organization, or International Law and has been active in Model United Nations or similar organizations. Based on scholarship standing the scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Political Science.
The Honourable Gordon A. Winter, O.C. Scholarship
This scholarship, donated by The Standard Manufacturing Company in recognition of the contribution of the Honourable Gordon A. Winter to the public life of Newfoundland and Labrador, is awarded annually for academic excellence to a student entering fourth-year political science. The award, valued up to $500, will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Department of Political Science. The value of the award will be determined by the interest accruing on the fund.
The John and Jane Crosbie Scholarship
This scholarship is the result of an endowment to the University started by the Honourable John C. Crosbie, P.C, O.C., Q.C, in 1996 while he was Chancellor and Campaign Chair and further funded by volunteers of The Opportunity Fund in honor of Mr. Crosbie's commitment to Memorial University of Newfoundland. Valued at a portion of the annual income on the initial endowment, the scholarship(s) (each valued at a minimum of $1,000) will be awarded to one or more undergraduate student(s) beyond first year in the Faculty of Arts. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Leida Finlayson Memorial Scholarship
This fund has been established by relatives and friends of Leida Finlayson, former General Manager of the Newfoundland Historic Trust. The scholarship, valued at a portion of the accrued interest, is to be awarded annually to a Memorial University of Newfoundland undergraduate student, beyond second year, studying political science and/or history. Based on scholarship standing and financial need the scholarship will be awarded to a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador (a person who has maintained permanent residence in the province for a minimum of twelve months immediately prior to entering the University). The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Matthew Gillard Award for Excellence
This award is a relatively new creation of the Memorial UN Society, and is presented to a delegate who possesses the qualities considered to be ideal in the context of a simulation if this nature. The Award's namesake, Mr. Matthew Gillard, repeatedly embodied these qualities, and time and again proved his prowess in the model UN setting, both in St. John's and abroad. (Note: this award is administered by the Memorial University Model United Nations)
The R. Bertram Green Class Scholarship
This scholarship is the result of a bequest to the University by Rev. Dr. Robert Bertram Green. Valued at the annual interest on the initial endowment, it will be awarded to an undergraduate student in second or third year in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, majoring in either Classical or Modern Languages, Economics, English, History, Philosophy, or Political Science. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Senator Eugene Forsey Scholarship
Established by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, this scholarship honours a native Newfoundlander, Senator Eugene Forsey, as one of Canada's foremost authorities on the Canadian Constitution, and recognizes his great commitment to Canada and this province. The scholarship, tenable at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and valued at $2,000, shall be awarded to a student in third year, or beyond, who has shown excellence in Canadian Policy Analysis or Canadian Governmental Studies.
The Susan McCorquodale Memorial Scholarship
Established by her friends and colleagues, this scholarship honors the memory of Susan McCorquodale, former member of the Political Science department at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The scholarship will be valued at the annual interest on the endowment and shall be awarded to a senior student majoring in Political Science who is concentrating in one of the areas to which Susan was committed - Newfoundland Politics, Public Policy or Public Administration. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of a recommendation from the Head, Department of Political Science.
Scholarships for Graduate Studies
Rothermere Foundation Fellowships
The Rothermere Fellowships are awarded by the Rothermere Fellowships Trust on the recommendation of the President of Memorial University to candidates who will be pursuing their studies for a higher degree at a university of their choice in the United Kingdom. These Fellowships are valued at £12,500 per annum plus tuition fees and return airfare, economy class, for Fellows from Newfoundland to England, and back to Newfoundland in each year of their Fellowship. Candidates must have received their bachelor degree from Memorial University and have completed or about to complete a master's degree either at Memorial University or at another University in North America. Further information may be obtained by writing Ms. Margot Brown, Executive Director/Assistant to the President, Room AA-2028, Arts and Administration Building, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, A1C 5S7.
School of Graduate Studies F.A. Aldrich 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. 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 2008. 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. To apply, a nomination letter from the student’s department, faculty or school along with a copy of the completed application to graduate school for each applicant is required.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
This award is for citizens and or permanent resident of Canada, who have completed or are about to complete a bachelor's degree, or are already pursuing a master's degree in the humanities or social sciences. SSHRC provides both MA and Ph.D. scholarships to students persuing Political Science. Of particular note to Memorial students is the Canada Graduate Scholarship Program (CGS) - Masters Scholarship, valued at $17,500 per year. Information on these programs is available at http://www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/students_e.asp. Note: As of 2008, the Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) will be known as the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships. The terms and conditions of the CGS program remain the same.
The J.W. Pickersgill Fellowship
The J.W. Pickersgill Fellowship Act provides for the award of a fellowship valued at $7,500 per annum to a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland for the pursuit of doctoral studies in History or Political Science at any university. Application forms and regulations are available from the Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences.