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SCHOLARHSHIPS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS

Below is a list of scholarships open to all returning Grenfell students. For more information, visit the university calendar. Here you will also find many more scholarships open to all Memorial students.

Some scholarships are available specifically to students studying in each school. Please follow the links below for details.

School of Arts and Social Science

School of Fine Arts

School of Science and the Environment


The Dr. John Ashton Travel Award

This award was established by his wife Sheila and son Darby through generous contributions made in his memory by his family, friends and colleagues. John Ashton was the Principal of Grenfell from 2005 until his passing in 2008. He was a pivotal figure in the evolution of Grenfell and was also an internationally recognized, prize-winning scholar in his chosen field of Folklore. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, the award will be given annually to an undergraduate student at Grenfell Campus who meets the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland and wishes to travel for academic purposes. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need and/or who is facing other barriers, such as a disability, for which the funding would help to overcome obstacles to participate in academic travel opportunities. A special application form is required and may be obtained from the Student Services Office, Grenfell Campus, Room AS234 or by calling (709) 637-6249. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the collective recommendation of the Division of Heads, Grenfell Campus.


Belize Travel Award

This award, valued at a minimum of $1000 annually for study in Belize, has been established by Dr. Michael Newton. This award is open to students enrolled at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland who wish to gain international experience by doing university or field courses in Belize. Students should be beyond their first year of study, meet the minimum academic requirements of clear standing and be recommended by the faculty in their area of study. 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 in consultation with faculty.


The Katy Bindon Scholarship

This scholarship, one or more valued at $1,000.00 each annually, was created by friends of Dr. Katy Bindon with the assistance of the local branch of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumni Association and colleagues at Grenfell Campus. It was created to mark the contribution that Dr. Bindon made at the college during her tenure as its Principal from 1991-1997. The scholarship is to be awarded to a student entering his or her fourth year in any degree program offered at Grenfell Campus. The recipient should have combined academic excellence with an outstanding contribution to student life at Grenfell Campus. The scholarship is to be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus.


Edward P. Browne Scholarship

This scholarship was established by individual members of faculty, staff and student body of Grenfell Campus in memory of the late Edward P. Browne. Professor Browne was Co-coordinator of Physical Education and Recreation at Grenfell Campus from its opening until his death in 1982. The scholarship is open to all full-time students who have spent at least two semesters at Grenfell Campus. It is awarded on the basis of academic standing, participation in college life and may include financial need. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on recommendation from the Grenfell Campus. The value of the award will be determined from the interest accrued on the principal sum donated.


Dr. Wynanne Downer Award for Women

This award was established by the Canadian Federation of University Women, Corner Brook Club, in memory of Dr. Wynanne Downer who was a founding member. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, it will be awarded annually to a female student who attended a high school in Newfoundland and Labrador and who is pursuing a degree at the Grenfell Campus. Preference will be given to a female student who entered university as a mature student (twenty-one years or older) and is beyond her first year of studies. Financial need may be taken into consideration. The recipient must meet the minimum academic 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 Committee, Grenfell Campus. A special application is required and may be obtained from Student Services, Room AS234, Grenfell Campus, or by calling (709) 637-6249.


The Dr. G.A. Frecker Memorial Alumni Bursaries

The Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumni Association has established, from its Annual Fund, five bursaries named in honour of the late Dr. G.A. Frecker, Chancellor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1971-79, and valued at $500.00 each. Four of the bursaries are tenable at the St. John's campus and one at the Grenfell Campus at Corner Brook. The bursaries will be awarded annually to full-time students in any faculty or year on the basis of academic standing and financial need.


Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador Residence Scholarship


This scholarship, valued at $500.00, is available to a student who has spent at least two semesters in residence at the Grenfell Campus. Academic performance and contribution to college life will be the main criteria for choosing the recipient. The scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation from the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus.


Grenfell Campus Scholarship Fund

Funds are available for the purpose of providing scholarships to students at Grenfell Campus. The scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at the Grenfell Campus. Financial need may be taken into account when making the awards.


The Olof Lindgren Scholarship

This scholarship, the value of which will be determined by the annual interest accrued, is supported by a fund established by Dr. Orvil Olsen, a former Professor of Biology at Grenfell Campus, in memory of his grandfather Olof Lindgren, a Saskatchewan pioneer farmer, who was a firm believer in the value of education as a means of enhancing the quality of life. It is awarded to a student who has completed at least two years at Grenfell Campus and plans to proceed with the full degree on that Campus. In awarding the scholarship, preference will be given to a student who has shown an interest in both the natural and physical sciences, and the arts. This award is based upon academic excellence. This scholarship is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus.


Moving Forward Together Campaign Award

This Award was established by two generous donations as a part of the Moving Forward Together Campaign by the Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland and the Presentation Sisters of Newfoundland and Labrador. Moving Forward Together is a Canada-wide campaign to bring fundamental and lasting change to Aboriginal communities in Canada by supporting healing and educational programs. Valued at $1,800, it will be awarded to an undergraduate Aboriginal student beyond their first year of studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. There will be one Award annually at each of the St. John’s and Grenfell Campuses. The Award is renewable for an additional two years. The student must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. This Award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. An application is required which is available at the Scholarships and Awards Office website at www.mun.ca/scholarships.


The Florence O'Neill Scholarships

An endowment donated to the University by Florence O'Neill, Ed.D., C.M., LL.D., honorary graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland, distinguished for her contribution to the fields of adult education and community development, will fund annual scholarships valued up to $1,000.00 each. These awards will be made available to full-time undergraduate students, preferably to those from rural Newfoundland and Labrador, on the basis of scholarship standing. One shall be given annually to a student attending the Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook.


The C.F. Poole Scholarship

This scholarship was established from funds donated by friends of Dr. Cyril F. Poole on the occasion of his retirement as Principal of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Dr. Poole, a native of Pilley's Island, Notre Dame Bay, was committed to excellence throughout his distinguished career as a university teacher and administrator in several Canadian universities including Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, where he served as Principal from 1977 to 1990. The scholarship honouring his contribution to excellence in education will be awarded annually to a Sir Wilfred Grenfell College student of outstanding academic merit and promise. Valued at approximately $1,000.00, it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on recommendation from Grenfell Campus.


W. Gary Rowe, QC Scholarship at Grenfell Campus

This undergraduate scholarship was established through a generous gift from the estate of the late W. Gary Rowe, QC (1944-2010), lawyer, art collector and philanthropist. Mr. Rowe graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Laws degree before being called to the bar in Newfoundland and Labrador in 1970. In 1972 he was a founding partner of the firm Chalker, Green and Rowe, which grew to become one of the largest in St. John’s with more than 20 lawyers at the time of its merger with the regional firm McInnes Cooper in 2000. Mr. Rowe was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1988. One or more scholarships will be awarded annually to a student(s) enrolled in any program or year of study at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. The recipient must have graduated from a high school in Newfoundland and Labrador and meet the academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by the University. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Scholarships Committee, Grenfell Campus.


The Short Family Harlow Award

This award was created to assist students to travel to and study at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Harlow Campus in the United Kingdom. Four awards valued at $1250 each for any program of study will be awarded annually. This award is open to students enrolled at either the St. John’s Campus or the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. To be eligible, students must be planning to attend the Harlow Campus for at least one full term and must have graduated from a high school in Newfoundland and Labrador. Financial need will be considered. Recipients must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. Application for this award can be made at the same time as application is made to the program at the Harlow Campus. Students will be notified if they are successful in their application for this award prior to accepting the placement at Harlow Campus; however, receipt of the award is contingent on acceptance into the program. A faculty nomination letter must accompany the award application form. Application forms are available in person or by writing the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Office, Room 4018, University Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7, or by telephone to (709) 864-3956, or on the Harlow Campus web site at www.mun.ca/harlow. The award will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Harlow Scholarship Committee.


The Honourable P. Lloyd and Elizabeth Soper Scholarship

This scholarship is provided from a fund established by the Honourable P. Lloyd and Elizabeth Soper. It will be awarded to a student at Grenfell Campus who has completed his or her first year of studies and is continuing as a full-time student at the Campus for the second year. The scholarship, valued at a minimum of $1000.00, will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee at Grenfell Campus.


Office of the Registrar

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

Office: AS 277
Phone: (709) 637-6298
Email: info@grenfell.mun.ca