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Scholarships

School of Arts and Social Science

Below is a list of scholarships open to returning Grenfell students in the School of Arts and Social Science. Details on scholarships open to all returning students are available here.

For information about scholarships available to first year students, click here.

For more information about shcolarships available to all MUN students, visit the university calendar. Here you will also find many more scholarships open to all Memorial students.


The John Ashton Folklore Award

This award has been established by the Social / Cultural Studies Program at Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland in honour of Dr. John Ashton, folklorist, professor, principal, and mentor. Valued at $150 per year, it will be awarded to a major / minor student in Social / Cultural Studies or one of the Cognate disciplines who has shown excellence in his / her folklore classes over the previous two years. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Social / Cultural Program, Grenfell Campus.


The Breakwater Folklore/Folklife Series Award

The Breakwater Books Folklore Prize is awarded annually for outstanding student performance in undergraduate folklore courses at Grenfell Campus. It is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Head of Social Science at the Campus in consultation with Folklore Faculty.


CIBC Bursaries

The CIBC Bursary Program was established by a gift from CIBC to Dare To: The Campaign for Memorial University. These bursaries, available to students in the Faculty of Business Administration (St. John's Campus) and the Department of Business (Grenfell Campus), will be awarded to full-time undergraduate students in either their first or second year of studies who meet the academic criteria for a bursary. Where possible, evidence of leadership or community involvement will also be considered. These Bursaries are valued at $2,500, and are renewable for one additional year, provided the recipient meets the minimum academic requirement for a bursary. The Bursaries will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based upon recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Business Administration or on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus, as appropriate. Applications are available in the Faculty of Business Administration (St. John's Campus) or the Department of Business (Grenfell Campus), and are due in October of each year.


The James Alexander Doull Memorial Scholarship in Humanities

This scholarship was established by Professor Floy Andrews Doull, to honour the memory of James Alexander Doull, teacher, colleague and friend. This scholarship, valued at a portion of the annual accrued interest, will be awarded annually to a student registered full-time in the Humanities Program at Grenfell Campus. 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 Chair of Humanities, Grenfell Campus.


Craig Dobbin Memorial Scholarship for Master of Business Studies at the Waterford Institute and Memorial University of Newfoundland

This scholarship has been established by Mr. Pat O'Callaghan, the Ireland Business Partnership, the Ireland Newfoundland Partnership, the Provincial Department of Education, and Craig Dobbin family members in memory of Mr. Craig Dobbin. It will be awarded on an annually rotating basis to students at The Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Memorial University of Newfoundland. In year one, and every alternating year thereafter, the scholarship will be awarded to a recent honors graduate (in the past 2 to 3 years) of one of the undergraduate business programs in the Faculty of Business Administration program or Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland who is accepted into the Master of Business program, at the Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland. In the event that there is no such candidate, the scholarship will be awarded to two Memorial University of Newfoundland exchange students (undergraduate or graduate) to study (one academic term) at the Waterford Institute of Technology. In year two, and every alternating year thereafter, the scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student from the Waterford Institute of Technology who will be selected to attend Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Business Administration's M.B.A. program. In order for a WIT student to complete the program in one year, they must have an honors undergraduate business degree, or a business degree with significant academic standing. The student must meet Memorial University of Newfoundland’s M.B.A. admission requirements. The student may take two years to complete the degree; however, scholarship funding will be available for one year only. In the event that no such student is selected from the Waterford Institute, then WIT will select a business undergraduate or graduate student to complete a student exchange (one academic term) at the Faculty of Business Administration or Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Scholarship recipients will be required to complete and present a report on an aspect of the Ireland Newfoundland Partnership. In the case of Memorial University of Newfoundland undergraduate students, the scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Business Administration or the Vice-President of Grenfell Campus. In the case of Memorial University of Newfoundland graduate students, the scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Business Administration.


Duncan A. Ferguson Prize in Psychology

This prize was established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Dr. Duncan A. Ferguson. It will be awarded annually to a student in his/her final year of a Psychology program at Grenfell Campus. The chosen student will have demonstrated strong academic performance and have contributed to the spirit of student life within the Psychology program. This prize, valued at $500, will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Chair, Psychology program, Grenfell Campus, in consultation with the Psychology faculty and the Ferguson family.


The Madeline Fowler Prize in English

This prize, valued at $200.00, is in memory of Madeline Fowler. The prize is normally awarded to a senior student in the B.A. Specialization in English engaged in full-time studies at Grenfell Campus. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Program Chair of English at the Grenfell Campus.


The David Freeman Memorial Scholarship in English

This scholarship honours Dr. David Freeman, a widely admired Grenfell English professor whose scholarship and zest inspired a wide circle of students, friends and colleagues. A well-known scholar of the editing of Renaissance literary texts, Dr. Freeman took his scholarship out of the classroom to enliven a broad range of presentations, public readings and dramatic performances. This scholarship is made possible through the family of Dr. Freeman and the efforts of the English faculty at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and friends of Dr. David Freeman. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, it will be given annually to an English Major in his/her second year of study pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English at Grenfell Campus, who meets scholarship standing as defined by the University and shares Dr. Freeman’s passion for literature. It will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee of Grenfell Campus in consultation with the Chair, English.


The Joanne Swan Greenlee Prize in Historical Studies

This prize, valued at $500.00 will be awarded in memory of Joanne (Swan) Greenlee, who, for two decades, delighted in the hearty appetites and lively conversation of Grenfell Campus students who gathered to discuss history at her home. It will normally be awarded to a full-time senior student, at Grenfell Campus, majoring in Historical Studies who displays outstanding cumulative merit in four History courses during the academic year. This prize will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Chair of Historical Studies.


The Grenfell Campus Book Prize in English

This book prize was established by a generous donation from the faculty of the English Program, Grenfell Campus. It will be awarded annually at the Student Achievement Awards to a student majoring in English who has made an outstanding contribution to their discipline at the Grenfell Campus. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Chair of English, Grenfell Campus.


Historical Studies Merit Award

This book prize is awarded to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to the life of the Historical Studies Program at Grenfell Campus. The faculty of that program will fund the prize. It is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Historical Studies Faculty.


The F.L. Jackson Award in Philosophy

F.L. Jackson taught Philosophy at Memorial University of Newfoundland for twenty-nine years, for nine years serving as Head of the Department. Professor Jackson conceived the Department of Philosophy as a window on the grand tradition of philosophy, especially for Newfoundlanders, and it is this spirit which animates philosophy at Grenfell Campus. The F.L. Jackson Award will be given to students whose written work is distinguished by its appreciation of the history of philosophy. Generally there will be one award granted per academic year. It will be valued at a minimum of $100 and will be awarded to a student in any year of study. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus and in consultation with the Philosophy faculty.


The Palliser Prize in History

This prize is in honour of Captain Hugh Palliser, RN, Governor and Commander-In-Chief at Newfoundland from 1764 until 1768; in 1764 he became the first governor to visit western Newfoundland. It is awarded annually to a full-time student beyond first year who has earned no more than 90 credit hours and has earned the highest cumulative average in at least five History courses. This student would normally be studying towards a degree or minor in Historical Studies. The prize is valued at $250.00 and will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus and the members of the Historical Studies program. In the event that no student qualifies in any given year the award will not be given.


The Pausanias Award in Classics for Study Abroad

Named for the second century traveller and geographer, this award is available to students at Grenfell Campus who enroll in field study courses in the culture, history and/or civilization of ancient Greece or Rome. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus in consultation with the Head, Division of Arts at the Campus.


The Pike-Thackray Scholarship in English

This scholarship was established by a generous donation from Dr. Holly Pike and Dr. Marc Thackray in honour of their parents: David Pike, Phyllis Pike, Elizabeth Thackray, and Harry Thackray. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland who is completing an English major and entering the last year of his or her program. Preference will be given to the student with the highest average in English courses required for the completion of the Major. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Chair of the English Program at Grenfell Campus.


The 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 focussing 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.


Alan and Patricia Wright Psychology Conference Travel Bursary

This award was established by Dr. Sandra Wright in memory of her parents, Alan and Patricia Wright, both former educators who believed strongly in the importance of education. Applications will be available through Psychology Faculty members in January of each year. It will be given annually to a fourth year Psychology major engaged in full-time studies at Grenfell Campus. The purpose of the award is to offset the cost of travel to a Psychology conference (for example APICS, CPA or CSBBS). Funds must be used for travel to and from a conference in the year it is awarded. Valued at $700, one award is available each academic year. Applications will be read and the recipient chosen by Psychology faculty at Grenfell Campus based on academic performance in Psychology courses and the merit of the proposal. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Program Chair, Psychology and the Scholarships Committee at Grenfell Campus.

School of Arts and Social Science

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS351
Phone: (709) 637-6202
Email: bfisher@grenfell.mun.ca