The Scholarships, Awards and Financial Aid Office


  • administers entrance and undergraduate scholarships, bursaries and awards;

  • processes loan documents for students from the United States and from other Canadian provinces other than Newfoundland and Labrador, and provides liaison services between those students and their provincial loan offices.

Applications are not necessary for most Memorial scholarships; they are awarded automatically based on academics and recommendations from academic units. You only need to apply for a scholarship if the description says so, otherwise you are considered automatically.

Scholarship standing for 2020-21

The criteria for scholarship standing for new and returning undergraduate students has been revised for the 2020-21 scholarship year.

Entrance scholarships for Newfoundland and Labrador applicants

Each spring, Memorial University offers a limited number of entrance scholarships to qualifying Canadian students enrolled in Newfoundland and Labrador High Schools.

Download and complete the application for the Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumni Entrance Scholarship and Dr. Leslie Harris Memorial University Alumni Association Scholarship. Deadline for receipt of the completed application is March 1 each year.

Application Based Scholarships (very specific criteria)

These scholarships can only be awarded to a student who has completed this Application Form and have submitted required documentation (if any). Some scholarships on the application form are also open to entrance students.  

The application-based scholarships have all been awarded for the 2019-2020 scholarship year. The site has been shut down for maintenance and will reopen again in late July for the 2020-2021 scholarship year.

These online scholarships/bursaries/awards are processed throughout the scholarship year beginning in October and continuing until April (they are allocated at different times in the year). Successful applicants will be notified in writing via their permanent mailing address. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. Please ensure that any required documentation is submitted at the time of application to avoid processing delays and/or disqualification of your application.

Note that these scholarships/bursaries/awards are very specific. Please read the criteria very carefully before submitting an application to ensure that you qualify.

Student Showcase

The Scholarships and Awards Office proudly supports the accomplishments of its students. Scholarships are regularly awarded to outstanding students who exhibit leadership and excellence in both their academic and extra-curricular lives. Some of these outstanding students, as well as a description of their leadership endeavours and scholarship history, include:

Under the authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (SNL2015 Chapter A-1.2), the Scholarships Office collects personal information for university scholarships, bursaries and awards programs. This information is used to assess students' eligibility and to administer the programs. Many Memorial University scholarships, bursaries and awards are provided by individuals and organizations who generously donate funds. If a student's university-administered scholarship, bursary or award is funded by a donor(s), the student's contact information is disclosed to the donor(s). In addition, some university departments may use photos and/or recipient lists for promotional and celebratory purposes. Information may also be disclosed to students’ secondary schools for celebratory purposes. The disclosure of personal information is permitted under the authority of the ATIPP Act. If there are questions about the collection, use and disclosure of students' personal information, or you do not wish for your personal information to be disclosed in this manner, please contact the Scholarships and Awards Office.


Scholarships / Bursaries / Awards and other Financial Aid

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