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School of Fine Arts

Below is a list of scholarships open to returning Grenfell students in the School of Fine Arts. 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.

Canadian Coast Guard Newfoundland Region Alumni Association Bursary

This Bursary is made possible by the Canadian Coast Guard Alumni. Valued at $500.00 annually, it will be awarded to a 2nd year Visual Arts student who excels in drawing and painting. Financial need will also be taken into consideration. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee of Grenfell Campus in consultation with the Head, Division of Fine Arts.


Corner Brook Playmakers Theatre Arts Scholarship

This scholarship was established by The Corner Brook Playmakers, a local theatre company founded in Corner Brook in the 1950s. The group established the first high school drama festival in Newfoundland and Labrador which later grew into a provincial festival which still exists today. Valued at $1000 annually, it will be awarded to a full-time student in the second year of the Theatre Arts Program at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Grenfell Campus, who meets the academic requirements for a scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head, Division of Arts, Grenfell Campus.


The Cottage Crafts Association Scholarship

This scholarship is supported by the interest on $5000.00 donated by Cottage Crafts Association, Corner Brook. It is awarded to a student in Fine Arts at Grenfell Campus. Preference will be given to a student with an interest in fibre arts, including costume design, textile design or textile manufacturing. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation from the Grenfell Campus.


Division of Fine Arts Mercy/Presentation Education Fund Award

These awards, valued at between $1000 and $2000, have been established by the Mercy/Presentation Education Fund to assist students with extra-curricular projects that will enhance their education. These awards are open to students enrolled at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland in the Visual Arts or Theatre Arts program. Students must have clear academic standing and complete an application. Applications will be available at the Scholarship’s Office, Grenfell Campus. The awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Head of Division, Chair of Visual Arts and Chair of Theatre Arts and the scholarship committee at Grenfell Campus.


Tina Dolter Award in Visual Arts

This award was established by the friends of Tina Dolter in her memory. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to a student enrolled full-time or part-time in the Fine Arts Program, who is in good academic standing at Grenfell Campus. Preference will be given to a student who is focused on painting. The recipient must meet the minimum requirements for an award as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Scholarship Selection Committee, Grenfell Campus, that will receive a recommendation from the Head of the Division of Fine Arts.


The Ida Harvey Scholarship

This scholarship, in memory of Ida Harvey, is supported by a fund established in 1988 on the occasion of the opening of the Fine Arts Building. It is awarded on merit to any student in a Bachelor of Fine Arts Program by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus.


Husky Energy SeaRose Bursary

The bursary is made possible through a generous donation from Husky Energy, as operator of the White Rose Project, in recognition of the donation of art work by Grenfell Campus’s Fine Arts students. The art work is displayed on the FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) vessel the SeaRose. The bursary is being established to provide travel funding to students who, for financial reasons, would not otherwise have the opportunity to travel. Valued at $2,000.00 annually, it will be awarded on a rotating basis between Visual Arts and Theatre Arts students attending Harlow Campus. To be eligible to receive the bursary students must have clear standing and demonstrate artistic merit and financial need. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus in consultation with the Head, Division of Fine Arts.


The Imperial Tobacco Canada Fine Arts Scholarship

This scholarship, established in 1998 by Imperial Tobacco Canada in support of the Opportunity Fund Campaign, has a minimum value of $2,000.00 annually. It will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing to a full-time student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts who shows promise and plans to continue in the field. It will rotate annually between the disciplines of Visual and Theatre Arts. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus in conjunction with the Head, Division of Fine Arts.


The Kathleen Wagstaff MacCallum Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, was established by the MacCallum family in honour of their mother, Kathleen. Valued at the annual interest, it will be awarded to a Fine Arts student beyond first year at Grenfell Campus who is specialising in Visual Arts. 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 Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus in consultation with the Head, Division of Fine Arts. Factors such as financial need, family and community involvement, and contribution to the class may also be taken into account.


Colin Macnee Award for Drawing

This Award, in memory of Colin Macnee (1959-1989) was established by his family as a tribute to his life and work. He is remembered by friends and fellow artists for the unique and positive way he reached out to people as both an individual and an artist. Educated in Britain and Newfoundland, he worked in St. John’s up until the time of his death. Examples of his art can be found in private and public collections, including those of Memorial University of Newfoundland (through MUN Art Gallery) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Art Bank. It will be awarded to a student who has completed their first year of the B.F.A. (Visual Arts) program at Grenfell Campus and, in the opinion of the awards committee for visual arts (where possible including a visiting artist), has demonstrated achievement in self- expression through the medium of drawing. The Award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell campus.


The Maxim Mazumdar Memorial Scholarship in Theatre

This scholarship is supported by a fund established by Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador in memory of Maxim Mazumdar, founding Artistic Director of T.N.L. It is awarded to a Grenfell Campus student who has completed the first year in the Theatre Degree Program and who has shown the most promise in any area of the Program. This scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus.


The Dr. M.O. and Grace Morgan Scholarship in Fine Arts

This scholarship is the result of an endowment to Memorial University of Newfoundland from the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Morgan. Valued at a portion of the annual accrued interest, it will be awarded to a Fine Arts student beyond first year at Grenfell Campus. It will rotate annually between Visual Arts and Theatre Arts. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus in consultation with the Head, Division of Fine Arts.


The Maxwell and Emily Mullett Scholarship

This scholarship is supported by the interest on monies donated by Maxwell and Emily (Wicks) Mullett. It is awarded to a student in the final year of studies in Visual Arts at Grenfell Campus on the basis of achievement and promise. Preference is given to Newfoundland and Labrador students. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus.


The Raymond J.G. Pafford (1937-1997) Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, established in 2000 by Mrs. Roberta Pafford, in memory of her husband Raymond, is valued at the annual interest on an endowment. It will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing to a full-time student in any year of study of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program who shows promise and plans to continue in the field. It will rotate annually between the disciplines of Theatre Arts and Visual Arts. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus in conjunction with the Head, Division of Fine Arts.


Al Pittman Harlow Travel Award

The Al Pittman Harlow Travel Award has been established in his memory by Al Pittman’s friends and family. Mr. Pittman was one of Newfoundland’s most esteemed poets and playwrights and he believed that observing the different helps us to see the familiar in a new light. Therefore, travel, in enabling us to experience a different place, culture and context, has the power to heighten and enhance our perspective of home. The award will go to a student in the fourth year of study in the Theatre Program at Grenfell Campus who best exhibits a passion for and commitment to theatre, as well as an appreciation of place and how physical and cultural landscape can impact perspective, and who meets the minimum academic requirements for an award. The Award will be made at the beginning of the semester in which the student is scheduled to depart for England (for approved study at the Harlow campus) and will be valued at a portion of the income on the endowment. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Program Chair, Theatre and the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus.


The James C. Pratt Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at a minimum of $1000.00, has been established in memory of James C. Pratt by his daughter, Mrs. Daphne L. House. The scholarship is to be awarded annually by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Program Chair of Visual Arts at Grenfell Campus, to a full-time student in the discipline of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) who shows promise and purpose of continuing in that field.


The Francis J. Ryan Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established by the Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales law firm in memory of their late senior partner Francis J. Ryan. Valued at the annual interest on the endowment, the award will be made to a Fine Arts student specializing in Visual Arts 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 Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus in consultation with the Head, Division of Fine Arts. Financial need may be taken into account.


The Tommy Sexton Triple Threat Award

This Award has been established by the Tommy Sexton Project Inc., founded by the Sexton family. Tommy Sexton was one of the founding members of the award-winning comedy troupe, CODCO. This Award was established to celebrate and acknowledge his great ability as what is known in business as a Triple Threat. The Award will be valued at a minimum of $500 and presented annually during the final theatre performance. Eligible students will be enrolled in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) program at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus. The recipient will have demonstrated exceptional skills in singing, dancing and acting as determined by the Chair and Faculty of the Theatre Program. Recipients must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by the University. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Scholarship Selection Committee at the Grenfell Campus.


The Geoff Seymour Sr. Memorial Bursary

This bursary was created in memory of Geoff Seymour Sr., a CBC Radio announcer with a true passion for the performing arts who worked with many of the theatre companies across Newfoundland. Valued at $500, it will be awarded on an annually rotating basis to a student at the Grenfell Campus and a student at the St. John’s Campus. When awarded to a student at the Grenfell Campus, it will be awarded to a full-time student in the Theatre Program. When awarded to a student at the St. John’s Campus, it will be awarded to a full-time student who is completing either the Theatre and Drama Specialization Program within the English Major or the Diploma Program in Performance and Communications Media, both in the Department of English. The recipient will have demonstrated financial need and must meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In the event that there is no eligible candidate at the Campus on rotation in a given year, the bursary will be open to students at the other Campus. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Program Chair, Theatre, or the Head, Department of English, respectively.


Reginald Shepherd and Helen Parsons Shepherd Award

This award was created by a group of donors represented by Rex Anthony, Robert Crane, Janet Gardiner, Christopher March (Committee Chair), John Perlin, Valerie Pike, Phil Warren, and Janet Whittaker (Secretary) to honour the achievements of Helen Parsons Shepherd (1923-2008) and Reginald Shepherd (1924-2002). Helen and Reginald were pioneers of professional art practice in Newfoundland and played an important role in the post-Confederation art scene. From 1949 to 1961, they operated the Newfoundland Academy of Art in St. John’s, the province’s first art school. Helen was a renowned and highly skilled painter of portraits, still life and genre paintings. Reginald was an accomplished landscape painter and printmaker. Both Helen and Reginald were awarded honorary doctorates from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1988 at a special convocation in Corner Brook to mark the opening of the School of Fine Arts. The Award will provide an opportunity for a student of the Visual Arts program to pursue a personal interest and passion for visual art, internal or external to the prescribed university program. This will allow for a unique personal/professional development opportunity to be inspired by personal passion, life, and imagination. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student who is enrolled full-time in the Visual Arts program at Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. To be eligible, candidates must submit a description of a project that may or may not be part of their academic program. Submissions will be reviewed by a committee led by the Head of the Division of Fine Arts and a recommendation will be forwarded to the Scholarship Selection Committee at Grenfell Campus for approval. The recipient must also meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. Preference will be given to an artist who is beyond the first year of studies. This award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarship, Bursaries and Awards.


The Skinner Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a generous donation from the Estate of Edith and Robert Skinner. Robert Skinner (1920-2008) and Edith Skinner (1922-2010) spent most of their married life in Pasadena, Newfoundland and Labrador, where they operated a motel as well as hunting and fishing lodges in Labrador. Robert and Edith were very supportive of education and the arts. One of Robert’s many hobbies was to paint in the realism style. One or more scholarships will be awarded annually to undergraduate students enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program (Visual Arts) at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, who meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by the University. Preference will be given to students who are focused on realism painting. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Fine Arts.


The Wabush Mines Fine Arts Travel Bursary

These bursaries are the result of an endowment to Memorial University of Newfoundland from Wabush Mines as part of their contribution to The Opportunity Fund. Valued at the annual interest on the endowment, they will support Fine Arts students at Grenfell Campus wishing to travel and gain exposure to Visual and Performing Arts. They will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of academics, financial need and a recommendation from the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus in consultation with the Head, Division of Fine Arts.


The Dr. Harriet Ware Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts

This scholarship, valued at the annual interest on the initial endowment, is supported by a fund established by Martin Ware in memory of his mother, Dr. Harriet Ware. It will be awarded to a Grenfell Campus student who has completed the third year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Theatre and is continuing in that program. The scholarship will be awarded to a student with scholarship standing who has also maintained at least a 70% average in non-theatre courses in their overall academic performance. Preference may be given to a single parent. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus.

School of Fine Arts

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

Office: FA415
Phone: (709) 637-6223
Email: lhumphri@grenfell.mun.ca