Currently Available Scholarships

Fall 2021

Scholarship applications for fall 2021 have now closed.

Scholarships are based on academic performance and are awarded to the student with the highest average meeting the conditions of the scholarship. Scholarship standing is required for all scholarships. For 2021/2022 there is a revised definition for scholarship standing for undergraduate students.  

  • A 75 per cent average over the three semesters in the previous scholarship year - Spring 2020 (201903) Fall 2020 (202001) and Winter 2021 (202002).
  • A combined course load of not less than 30 credit hours in these three semesters. For departmental specific scholarships we are permitted to consider students who have 27 credit hours if there are no eligible students with 30 credit hours.
  • Students who fail a work term or one or more courses during the scholarship year, will not be eligible for scholarships.

Below is the list of Science scholarships available in fall 2021. A separate form is required for each scholarship for which you wish to apply.

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Churchill Falls (Labrador Corp. Ltd. Science Scholarship
General Rick Hillier Scholarship in Science and Leadership
LGL Limited Scholarship in Marine Science
William Kenneth MacLeod Scholarship
Bruce Pardy Family Scholarship
Dr. Wallace Rendell Scholarship
Restoration of Labrador Exploration Sites Inc. (ROLES) Science Bursary
Faculty of Science Opportunity Fund Scholarship
Stantec Scholarship
Sunlife Financial Scholarship in Applications of Technology
Williams Science Scholarships
Lee Wulff Scholarship (Biology)

Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp. Ltd. Science Scholarship

These scholarships valued at approximately $2,500.00 each annually, are the result of an endowment to The Opportunity Fund by the Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited. They will be awarded to second year students or beyond entering the Faculty of Science. The scholarships 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 Science. All else being equal, preference will be given to students from Labrador.

General Rick Hillier Scholarship in Science and Leadership

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, was established through donations and the proceeds of the inaugural Halifax Affinity Dinner, at which General Rick Hillier gave the keynote address. The scholarship is intended to recognize one of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s most celebrated alumni. General Hillier is one of Canada’s most respected and successful military leaders in generations; a leader who has had a profound impact on Canada’s men and women in the military, and an advocate for peace internationally. Upon his retirement in October of 2008, General Hillier took on the position of Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland. To be eligible for this scholarship students must be enrolled full-time in any year of any undergraduate program in the Faculty of Science. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership in their activities, either on or off- campus, and students who have graduated from a high school in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. When possible, preference will also be given to students who are members of military families, or who are past or present members of the military. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarship, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science.

LGL Limited Scholarship in Marine Science

This scholarship, valued at $3,000.00, was established by LGL Limited. It will be awarded annually to a student in the Faculty of Science who is following a program of studies related to Marine Science. The successful candidate will be either a fourth year undergraduate student doing an honours program or a graduate student. Wherever possible, preference will be given to a student from a fishing family, but other students will be considered. In the case of undergraduate students the scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing. In the case of graduate students the scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In both cases it will be based upon a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Science.

William Kenneth MacLeod Scholarship

This Scholarship was established by a generous donation from Mrs. Helen MacLeod to Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2002, in memory of Mr. William Kenneth MacLeod. Mr. MacLeod was a recipient of the Provincial Government Senior Jubilee Scholarship in the early 1930s. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student from Newfoundland and Labrador enrolled in the Faculty of Science. Where possible, preference will be given to a student with financial need as determined by the University. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a Scholarship as defined by the University. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of Science.

Bruce Pardy Family Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at the annual interest on an endowment, has been established by the Pardy Family. It will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of 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 Science.

Dr. Wallace Rendell Scholarship 

This scholarship was established by Rendell’s children Stephen, Charles, Susan and Wally Jr in honour of their father’s life and achievements. With this award they share his passion for science, academics, medicine, nature and all things Newfoundland. The scholarship is valued at $500 and includes a novel and poem authored by Dr. Rendell. It will be awarded annually to a first or second year student at Memorial University of Newfoundland who has a declared major in the Faculty of Science and has graduated from a high school in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. The recipient must meet the requirements for a scholarship as defined by the university. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science.

Restoration of Labrador Exploration Sites Inc. (ROLES) Science Bursary

This bursary was established by a generous donation from The Restoration of Labrador Exploration Sites Inc. (ROLES), which existed from 2012-2019 as a not-for-profit consortium dedicated to cleaning and remediating historical abandoned mineral exploration sites in Labrador. Valued at $4,000, it will be awarded annually to students enrolled in Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Science who have graduated from a high school in Labrador. If there are no qualified students from Labrador in a given year the bursary will not be awarded for that year. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need as well as meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary as defined by Memorial University. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science.

Faculty of Science Opportunity Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of an endowment created from several general donations to the Opportunity Fund by various alumni and friends of the University and in particular of the Faculty of Science. Valued at the annual interest on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student beyond first year in the Faculty of Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland on the basis of scholarship standing. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science.

Stantec Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, was established originally by Jacques Whitford Environment Limited and Newfoundland Geosciences Limited as a contribution to the Opportunity Fund Campaign. The companies acquired by Stantec in 2008. The scholarship will be awarded on an annually rotating basis to students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (particularly Civil Engineering), the Faculty of Science (particularly Biological Sciences) and the Department of Archaeology. Successful candidates are to be of scholarship standing and preferably show an interest in environmental issues. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation from the Dean or Department Head of the appropriate discipline.

Sun Life Financial Scholarship in Applications of Technology

The Sun Life Financial Scholarship in Applications of Technology is consistent with the company’s belief that education is key to the future well-being of individuals, business and society. The scholarship, valued at the annual interest on the endowment, will be designated on an annually rotating basis to a student on the Corner Brook campus and the St. John’s campus. It will be awarded to a student within the faculties of Science, Engineering and Applied Science and Business Administration who is focusing his/her studies on the application of technology and has demonstrated scholarship standing. In addition, the student will have actively participated in extra-curricular activities and have been active in student life. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards on the recommendation of the appropriate Dean and /or the Vice-President of Grenfell Campus.

Williams Science Sholarships

These scholarships valued at $1,500.00 each are the result of an endowment started by Dr. Hank Williams. One scholarship from the fund shall be awarded to the most promising second year student entering the Earth Science Program and others, as the fund will allow, will be awarded to second year students entering the Faculty of Science. These scholarships shall be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on recommendations from the Head, Department of Earth Sciences and the Dean, Faculty of Science respectively. In the event that there is no acceptable candidate in Earth Sciences Department in a given year, all scholarships for that year will be awarded to students in the Faculty of Science upon recommendation of Dean.

Lee Wulff Scholarship (Biology)

A fund was established in 1991 to honour the memory of Lee Wulff (1905-1991), a renowned American sportsman, author, conservationist and environmentalist, who spent a considerable amount of time exploring the waters, barrens and woodlands of Newfoundland, promoting its abundant wildlife resources and supporting conservation. A single scholarship, valued at no less than $1,500.00 will be awarded annually from this fund, to a third year Biology major wishing to pursue further studies in biological sciences, with emphasis on conservation and environment. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head of Biology and the Dean of Science and will be based on academic excellence in biological sciences and a demonstrated interest in conservation and the environment.