Memorial University has a number of scholarships available to students with disabilities enrolled at the university. Due to the limited information available and the fact many of them have similar steps, all of them have been compiled here.
Glenn Roy Blundon Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by the family, friends and fellow students of the late Glenn Roy Blundon, a former student of Memorial University of Newfoundland who, despite his severe physical disability, succeeded in his studies and made a significant contribution to student life.
Preference will be given to academically qualified students with disabilities but those enrolled in the Special Education Program may be considered when no candidates are available from the first group.
Fraser Edison Scholarship
This scholarship is the result of a donation to the Opportunity Fund in 1999 by Mr. Fraser Edison. It will be valued at the annual interest on the endowment and will be awarded to an undergraduate student who has a recognized physical disability. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.
General Motors Undergraduate Scholarship
This scholarship was established by General Motors of Canada Limited with contributions to the University’s Opportunity Fund Campaign. Interest from the fund will provide one or more scholarships to support individuals who qualify as Native People, members of a Visible Minority and/or Physically Disabled. It will be awarded to students in any year or faculty or school at Memorial University of Newfoundland. It will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing.
Donald M. Balsom Award
The Newfoundland Brain Injury Association (NBIA) has established this award to honour Donald M. Balsom, former Associate Director of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s School of Continuing Education and brain injury survivor. It will be awarded annually to a brain injured undergraduate student who is registered either part-time or full-time, in any year or field of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland, who has some volunteer experience with the NBIA and who is in clear academic standing at the University. In the event that no applications are received from brain injured students the award may be given to a student who has made a significant contribution as a volunteer to the Brain Injury Association. In special circumstances, the award may be held for more than one year. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards in consultation with NBIA as needed.
How to Apply
For the aforementioned three opportunities, an application is required which is available at the Scholarships and Awards Office website at https://www.mun.ca/scholarships/scholarships/. The following award has it’s own application information.
Newfoundland and Labrador Neurotrauma Initiative Award
This award, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, is made possible by a generous endowment from the Newfoundland and Labrador Neurotrauma Initiative Program, a partnership between the Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation, the Canadian Paraplegic Association, the Brain Injury Association and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The award will be available on an annually rotating basis between undergraduate and graduate students, with first preference given to a student who has been identified with a brain or spinal cord injury. For undergraduate students an application is required which is available at the Scholarships and Awards Office website.
Graduate Students are required to apply specifically to the School of Graduate Studies, Room IIC 2021, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, (709) 864-2600. If no candidate is available with a brain or spinal cord injury, preference will be given to a student who is studying in any field related to neurotrauma. If it is not awarded at the level of study (i.e. graduate/undergraduate) on rotation in a given year, it may be awarded to a student studying at the other level for that year. In the case of undergraduates, the award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. In the case of graduates it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee. This award is open to part-time or full-time students with clear academic standing.
Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Office, Room 4018, University Centre
Memorial University of Newfoundland
P.O. Box 4200
St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7