Create a New Scholarship

Memorial’s ability to offer financial aid to students within the Faculty of Science helps students focus their attention on achieving excellence in rigorous academic studies. Supporting an award is a very personal experience; the following questions have been prepared to help provide guidance on donating to student awards.

How can I support student awards?

You can direct your donations toward general student scholarships or to a specific award. If you wish to have your donation help students at the Faculty of Science, please specify “Faculty of Science Scholarships”.

What types of awards can I establish?

Scholarships recognize the achievements of a student in an academic field. Scholarships can be presented to students who have attained excellence in a certain class, research area, or other merits. Scholarships can be awarded at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Bursaries are created to ensure that students who are in financial need can gain access to higher education and training. The value of a bursary can have a significant impact on the lives of students who are struggling financially to pay tuition and other living expenses.

Awards are a wonderful way to celebrate the accomplishments of students who are excelling both within the classroom and in the community. An award can recognize criteria such as community service, leadership, or special needs.

How can I create a named award?

Awards can be created by single or multiple donations from an individual, groups or people wishing to support a shared cause. Named awards are often created to honour the memory of a friend or family member and are usually supported by friends, family and colleagues. Once the award is established, future contributions can increase the size or number of awards that are offered.

When can I create an award?

You can create an award at any time of the year and our staff will help to guide you through the establishment process.

What is an endowed award?

An endowed award wisely invests the entire amount of your donation. Each year, we distribute a portion of the investment income on your donation in the form of your award and another portion is re-invested to protect the value of your original gift against the effects of inflation. Not only is the value of your original donation maintained, but it is also guaranteed to generate an award in perpetuity for students at the Faculty of Science.

Are gifts to the university tax deductible?

Yes, all gifts to Memorial are tax deductible. Memorial University of Newfoundland is a registered charity and will provide a charitable receipt upon receiving your gift.

Will I be notified of who has received my award?

Yes, the Scholarships and Awards Office or the Faculty of Science will send a letter to the donor outlining who has received their award for each year that the award is given. In addition, we encourage each of our student recipients to write to our donors.

For more information on supporting student awards or for help in establishing an award, please contact:

Vic MacNab
Senior Development Officer, Faculty of Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
Canada A1C 5S7
tel. (709) 864-2696
fax. (709) 864-3316