Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Changes to scholarship eligibility for 2020-21

The criteria for scholarship standing for new and returning undergraduate students has been revised for the 2020-21 scholarship year. The revised process minimizes the impact of the modified grading process implemented for the Winter 2020 semester on student’s eligibility for scholarships for 2020-21. If you have questions, email

There are many scholarships available to undergraduate students currently enrolled at Memorial.

Most of the scholarships are awarded on a recommendation from the academic unit. Students should declare a faculty and/or major as early as possible if they wish to be considered for certain faculty-specific undergraduate scholarships.

NOTE: Applications are only needed where stated in the description.

Scholarship standing

For undergraduate students, scholarship standing is defined as a 75% average at the end of two out of the last three semesters in the previous scholarship year and the successful completion of not less than 30 credit hours in those two semesters. In considering students who complete more than 30 credit hours in those two semesters, the average on the actual number of credit hours taken will be reviewed. Students who fail one or more courses during the scholarship year, regardless of the number of courses completed, will not be eligible for scholarships.

Scholarship standing for co-op students

Students who do not meet the above definition because of scheduled work terms, scholarship standing is defined as a 75% average over the most recent two academic semesters in the preceding four semesters in which they must have been enrolled as regular full-time Co-op students. Those who fail an academic course or work term during the four semester period will not be eligible for scholarships.

First class standing

Defined as having a 3.5 out of 4.0 GPA at the end of the two semesters being considered for scholarship standing. Not all students who meet the above definitions of scholarship standing will receive a scholarship.

Transfer students

Students transferring to Memorial University of Newfoundland from Universities/Colleges in Canada which are members of Universities Canada and who meet scholarship standing as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland will be eligible for undergraduate scholarships in the year in which they transfer. Such students must notify the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Office in writing of their intention to transfer and provide a complete transcript for the year in question.


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