Currently Available Scholarships

Fall 2022

The deadline has passed for 2022-2023 scholarship applications. Successful students will be contacted.

Scholarship form:

https://mun.ca/science/undergraduates/scholarships-and-awards/student-scholarships-award/ 


Scholarships are based on academic performance and are awarded to the student with the highest average over the spring 2021, fall 2021 and winter 2022 semesters and who who meet the conditions of the scholarship.

Scholarship standing is required for all scholarships. For 2022/2023 there is a revised definition for scholarship standing for undergraduate students.  

Below is the list of Science scholarships available in fall 2022. 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
Ellen Grant Bursary for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Greystone Managed Investments Scholarship
General Rick Hillier Scholarship in Science and Leadership
Dr. Richard Huntsman Family Bursary
Marie T. Kennedy Bursary
LGL Limited Scholarship in Marine Science
William Kenneth MacLeod Scholarship
Ed and Mary Lou Martin Award
Dr. Charles and J. Yvonne (Butt) Pelley Scholarship
Bruce Pardy Family Scholarship
Dr. Wallace Rendell Scholarship
Restoration of Labrador Exploration Sites Inc. (ROLES) Science Bursary
Faculty of Science Opportunity Fund Scholarship
Roberta H. Sellars Scholarship
Dr. Allan R. Stein Scholarship in Science
Williams Science Scholarships
Lee Wulff Scholarship (Biology)
James and Mildred Youden Scholarship

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.

Ellen Grant Bursary for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

This bursary was established by a generous donation to Memorial University of Newfoundland from Ms. Constance Howlett B.Sc. ’89 to encourage and support women in leadership in science, technology, engineering and math. Ms. Howlett attributes much of her success to her grandmother, Ellen Grant, who was orphaned at a young age and in whose name the bursary is established. Ellen raised her daughters to be smart and independent women, a culture supported by both Constance’s mother and father, who both believed strongly in gender equality. Constance was a product of that lineage and family culture, where generosity and giving back were also expected, and education was considered the foundation of independence. The establishment of this bursary was also influenced by the belief that the critical thinking skills learned in studying STEM subjects can be applied to any business situation, and that leadership development is essential for long-term economic success. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the Bursary will be awarded annually on a rotating basis between the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to an undergraduate female student. In each case, preference will be given to a student who demonstrates leadership potential as determined by the faculty. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary as defined by Memorial University. This bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science or the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, as appropriate based on the rotation.

Greystone Managed Investments Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, is made possible by a generous contribution from Greystone Managed Investments. This scholarship will be awarded, to an undergraduate student beyond first year, on a rotating basis between the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Based on scholarship standing it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty on rotation.

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.

Dr. Richard Huntsman Family Bursary

This bursary was established by a generous donation from Mrs. Elaine Huntsman. Dr. Richard Huntsman and his wife, Elaine, came to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1975 with their eight (8) children, all of whom graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Huntsman always enjoyed the time that his various occupations afforded him in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.  He spoke highly of the people that he met on these trips, whether they be in destinations such as Ramea, Grey River, the Labrador Coast, or St. Anthony. The family of Dr. Huntsman believes that he would be delighted with the support and assistance that is available to the students that will receive these bursaries. Two bursaries, valued at $2,500 each will be awarded annually to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science. One bursary will be awarded to an individual who self-identifies as a woman or as gender-diverse who has graduated from a high school in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. The second bursary will be awarded to any undergraduate student who has graduated from a high school in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. The recipients must demonstrate financial need as well as meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary as defined by the University. These bursaries will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science.

Marie T. Kennedy Bursary

In her will, Ms. Marie Theresa Kennedy left a bequest to Memorial University of Newfoundland to allow one or more bursaries of at least $5,000.00 to be awarded annually. To be considered, a candidate must be a full-time undergraduate student, in any year of study, majoring in Science or Medicine - it will be awarded on a rotating basis. Students receiving scholarships or bursaries from other individuals or institutions, for the same scholarship year, will not be eligible. The bursary will be awarded on the basis of need and academic effort by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation from the appropriate Dean.

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.

Ed and Mary Lou Martin Award

This award was established by a generous donation from Ed and Mary Lou Martin who are proud supporters of Memorial University of Newfoundland and place a great emphasis on education. Ed and Mary Lou grew up in Grand Falls-Windsor and, at the age of 17, moved to St. John’s to continue their education. Ed and their four sons are graduates of Memorial University and Mary Lou is a registered nurse having graduated from St. Clare’s School of Nursing. Ed and Mary Lou recognize that leaving home to study brings additional financial strain to a student and they hope that this award will help to alleviate some of that pressure. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the award will be granted annually to a student from rural Newfoundland and Labrador who has relocated to study at the St. John’s Campus of Memorial University and who meets the minimum academic requirements for an award. The award will be distributed annually to a student in the School of Social Work or the Faculty of Science, on a rotating basis. Preference will be given first to students who have demonstrated financial need and within that pool of candidates, to mature students or student parents where possible. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of the appropriate discipline.

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. Charles and J. Yvonne (Butt) Pelley Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a generous donation from Dr. Charles and J. Yvonne (Butt) Pelley in memory of their parents, Chesley and Mona Pelley, and Cecil and Nellie V. Butt, who understood the importance of education for their children. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student beyond first year of study who is enrolled in a degree program related to ocean sciences or marine biology in the Faculty of Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Preference will be given to a student who has graduated from a high school in Newfoundland and Labrador. 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, 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.

Roberta H. Sellars Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of an endowment by the Rev. Walter C. Sellars in recognition of his wife Roberta for her loyal and loving support, particularly while he was struggling through university. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time student in any year in either the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or Science on a rotating basis. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on scholarship standing and financial need and upon the recommendation of the appropriate Dean.

Dr. Allan R. Stein Scholarship in Science

This scholarship was established by a generous donation from Dr. Allan R. Stein. Dr. Stein was born and educated in Alberta (BSc. Honours), attained a PhD at the University of Illinois in 1964, and came to Memorial University of Newfoundland as a professor of Organic Chemistry in 1965. He taught for 38 years until his retirement in 2003, and served at various times as the head and acting head of the Department of Chemistry. In 2015, Dr. Stein received a MUNPA Tribute Award which recognizes the contributions of retirees to the university. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Science who is beyond the first year of their program. Preference may be given to a student with a declared major in Organic Chemistry. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science.

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.

James and Mildred Youden Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a generous donation from James W. and Mildred Youden, a retired couple from Conception Bay South whose children are all Memorial University of Newfoundland alumni. The Youden’s value the importance of a University education to transform lives and they feel privileged to be able to offer this scholarship as a way to advance their belief. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student in the 2nd or 3rd year of study in any undergraduate program in the Faculty of Science. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. In a case where there are multiple eligible candidates, demonstrated financial need may be used as the deciding factor. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science.