Office of the Registrar
Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards (2017/2018)
11 Loan Funds

Maude Abbott Memorial Scholarship Loan Fund

This fund was established by the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. Small loans are available to any woman medical student or first-year intern. In special cases a loan of up to $1000.00 may be granted to a medical woman for recognized post-graduate training. Loans are repayable within five years of date of issue, after which time interest will be charged at the rate of 5% compounded annually. Information regarding these loans may be obtained in writing to Secretariat, Federation of Medical Women of Canada, P.O. Box 8244, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3H7.

Association of Professional Engineers of Newfoundland Loan Fund

Established by the Association of Professional Engineers of Newfoundland for Engineering students during their time at this University. Apply to the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Breezeway Emergency Trust Fund

In May, 1984, the Board of Directors of the Breezeway Bar gave to the University a sum of money, to be used as an emergency loan/ bursary fund for needy students. The Fund is administered by the Scholarships and Awards office, and within guidelines already developed by the Office for awards to financially needy students. These awards will not normally exceed $500.00.

Canada Student Loans Program Newfoundland and Labrador Student Loans Program

The Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador work together to provide student financial assistance to residents of the province. Students who have a demonstrated financial need may, upon application, may receive financial support from the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Student Financial Assistance Program. Students are encouraged to apply online at and to apply early.

Your eligibility to receive assistance will be determined by assessing your financial need. This is done by adding the costs of your education and living expenses, and then subtracting any money that may be available to you. This determines your assessed financial need - the amount of funding for which you may be eligible. The formula is: Costs - Available Resources = Assessed Need.

The provincial government provides funding for 40% of the amount assessed to a maximum total of $140 per week of study; the federal government provides funding for 60% of the amount assessed to a maximum of $210 per week of study (in some cases, eligible recipients of Canada Student Loans and Canada Student Grants may receive greater than $210 per week of study in total federal assistance).

Receiving A Student Loan

  1. Step 1: Once you are approved to receive assistance, you will be sent a Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA). This agreement must be signed and sent to the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) and include all supporting documents.

    Completing and Submitting the Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA):

    Step 1 - Read the MSFAA!.

    Step 2 - Complete the required sections.

    Step 3 - Take your MSFAA to a designated Canada Post outlet along with the following (for a list of designated Canada Post outlets, visit: the CanLearn website:

    1. Your Social Insurance Number card or a copy of your Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Tax Assessment;

    2. Official government issued photo identification; and

    3. A void cheque (if you do not have a cheque, your bank or credit union can help you complete the Electronic Funds Transfer section of the MSFAA).

  2. Step 2: Once NSLSC receives your MSFAA your educational institution must confirm your enrolment.

  3. Step 3: Once full-time enrolment has been confirmed, but no earlier than the first day of classes, eligible financial assistance will be deposited to your bank account. If you do not have a bank account, a cheque made payable to you will be mailed to the address you provide. All or a part of your financial assistance may be sent to your educational institution to pay fees owing. You will receive a letter from the NSLSC advising you of the amount of your disbursement that has been issued to you and/or your Educational Institution. You can also visit the NSLSC website for further information

The disbursement to you and/or your institution may not occur simultaneously due to a difference between the federal and provincial deposit dates.

For more information on the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Student Financial Assistance program please visit online at; in-person at Coughlan College on the St. John’s Campus; by e-mail to; by telephone to 1-888-657-0800 (toll-free) or (709)729-5849.

Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund

Education Assistance Loan Program

  1. The Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund offers an Education Assistance Loan Program to assist serving and former members and their dependants with costs of full-time postsecondary education. This program consists of low interest loans of $1,200 and $1,500, then in $500 increments up to a maximum of $4,000 per student, per year, up to a maximum of $16,000 lifetime per student. It should be noted that a period of 12 months must elapse before a new application can be considered.

  2. Serving or former members are eligible to apply; they must have served in the Canadian Army, after 1st October 1946, or in the Canadian Forces, after 31 January 1968, and have a minimum of one year Regular Force military service. Selection may be based on family income, years of service and individual family circumstances.

  3. Loans are repaid by the member over a twelve, twenty-four, thirty-six or forty-eight month period.

  4. Application forms are available on our website at, or from the Canadian Forces Base Financial Counsellors, district offices of Veterans Affairs Canada, and the Provincial Command offices of the Royal Canadian Legion. They may also be obtained by contacting the CFPAF office at 234 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6K6, telephone 6137603447 or toll free 8887539828.

  5. For those who wish to obtain their loan in time for the semester beginning in September, your submission should arrive at CFPAF by 30 June. Otherwise, applications will be accepted throughout the year until the funds allotted for the EALP are exhausted.

Gerald S. Doyle Engineering Scholarship Loan Fund

By the generosity of the late G.S. Doyle, Esq., O.B.E., there are a number of scholarship loans available each year to Engineering students. The loans are normally in the amount of $500.00 per year, but may, when circumstances warrant, extend up to $1,000.00 per year. The loans are based on the recommendation of the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science. These loans may be granted for three successive years and are repayable at convenient times before graduation. Applications are available from the Office of the Associate Dean of Engineering and Applied Science.

Helen M. Lodge Loan Fund

The bequest of the late Professor Helen M. Lodge, formerly Professor of Education at this University.

F.W. Rowe Student Loan Fund

Based on royalties from Dr. Rowe's book, The Development of Education in Newfoundland. At the author's suggestion, priority is to be given to the children of active, retired or deceased teachers.