Financial Awards for Varsity Athletes

Endowed Athletic Awards

Athletics NorthEAST (ANE) Running Club Award

This award was created by Athletics NorthEAST (ANE) Running Club. The Athletics NorthEAST Running Club is a community-minded club made up of runners of all ages who embrace the concept of serious running as a way to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle and to enhance their quality of life. To be eligible for the award, students must be members of the men’s or women’s cross-country team at Memorial University of Newfoundland and returning athletes must be a current member of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks athletic team. Recipients must have clear academic standing, with preference for individuals who have demonstrated leadership, commitment and dedication to the cross-country program while endeavoring to maximize their running potential. Preference will be given to undergraduate students, though graduate students may be considered if no eligible undergraduate candidate is identified. The awards are valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, if funds allow there will be one award for a male and one award for a female student.

 

The Edward Patrick Browne Memorial Award

This award was established by a generous bequest from Mr. Edward Browne, a distinguished and beloved member of the University community, and a life-long supporter of the growth and development of the sport of basketball at the provincial and national levels. As an educator at Memorial University of Newfoundland's St. John’s Campus for 16 years and at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Campus for five years, Mr. Browne provided guidance and leadership for thousands of students, within and outside of basketball. He also excelled as a player in baseball and as an oarsman, while performing with skill in hockey, soccer and track and field. He was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Association Hall of Fame in 1981 and posthumously inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to varsity student-athletes in the sport of basketball. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award. This award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Director of Varsity Athletics.

 
The Erin Bursey Memorial Leadership Award

This award was established by family and friends in memory of Erin Bursey, a Memorial University of Newfoundland student and women’s volleyball athlete who exhibited exceptional leadership skills, academic excellence and passion for her sport. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, this award will aid student-athletes in their pursuit of post-secondary study. Recipients will be recognized for their outstanding leadership, commitment to their sport and role as ambassador in the community. Eligible candidates must meet the CIS requirements and regulations regarding athletic financial awards. The award will be open to all student-athletes, undergraduate or graduate, who are current members of a varsity team at Memorial University of Newfoundland and have a minimum of clear academic standing (as defined by the University).The award will be granted based on the recommendation of the Director of Athletics.

 
The Bruce J. Butler Award

This award has been established in memory of Bruce J. Butler by his family and friends. Bruce was a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s School of Physical Education and Athletics and a talented varsity athlete who represented Memorial University of Newfoundland in both soccer and hockey from 1964-68. He was known as a great teammate and a genuine team player who possessed a great sense of humor. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, it will be awarded annually to an undergraduate varsity athlete studying in one of the programs of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. In determining this award, preference will be given to student-athletes who have demonstrated leadership, athletic ability and overall commitment to their teammates. The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by the University. 

 
The Frank T. Butler Memorial Award

This scholarship was established in memory of Frank T. Butler, a committed and successful athlete, coach and sport administrator at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Frank Butler was the backbone of Memorial University of Newfoundland Athletics for close to 30 years and his contribution to sport at this University and in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, has been felt at many levels. This scholarship will be awarded to support student-athletes in their pursuit of post-secondary study. Valued at at a portion of the income from the endowment, the award will be granted to student-athletes who meet the requirements for scholarship standing and who best combine the values that Frank admired most: athletic commitment, academic success and contribution as an ambassador in the community. The scholarship will be open to all student-athletes who are current members of a varsity team at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

 
The Nita Chambers (Sutton) Award

Nita Chambers (Sutton), a graduate of Stella Maris High School in Trepassey and Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, was a spirited and talented participant in basketball at both the scholastic and intercollegiate levels. This award fund has been established in Nita's memory through the fund-raising efforts of her family, friends, colleagues, team-mates, and former instructors. Valued at a portion of the annual interest, it will provide financial assistance to deserving male and female student-athletes who have graduated from high schools in Newfoundland and Labrador and who compete for the Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks in the sport of basketball. To be eligible for this fund students will be required to maintain a minimum cumulative average of 65% within the previous academic year of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

 
The Margaret (Mag) Davis Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in memory of Margaret (Mag) Davis, former graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland, dedicated physical education teacher and well-known athlete who excelled in the sports of softball, field hockey, ice hockey, soccer, ball hockey, curling, squash and golf. Valued at a minimum of $500 annually, it will be awarded to a female undergraduate student studying in the programs of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. In awarding this scholarship, preference will be given to students who have demonstrated athletic ability and scholarship standing. 

 
The Marie and Paul Devlin Athletics Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the annual income on the initial endowment, was established by Memorial University of Newfoundland alumnus, Dr. William Devlin. Dr. Devlin is a medical school graduate and a former varsity athlete at Memorial. In awarding this scholarship, preference will be given to undergraduate students who combine academic achievement, leadership and athletic prowess at the varsity level. This scholarship is tenable in all undergraduate programs at this University. 

 
The Maud and Matt Foster Memorial Bursary

This bursary was established by a generous donation from the family and friends of Maud and Matt Foster. Born in Northern Ireland, Maud and Matt immigrated to Newfoundland in 1953. Matt began his teaching career at Bishop Feild School and was later the Director of Memorial University of Newfoundland's School of Physical Education and Athletics from 1964 until his retirement in 1986. He was instrumental in creating a soccer program in this Province. Maud began her teaching career at Bishop Spencer and subsequently taught Grade Four at Brinton Memorial School for twenty-five years. Both were known for their love of life, family, nature and sport. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, it will be awarded annually to an undergraduate varsity athlete with preference to a soccer athlete. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need as well as meet the minimum academic requirements for a bursary.

 
The Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association Awards
These awards, valued at the interest accruing from the principal amount, have been established by the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association from monies contributed by supporters of volleyball including coaches and players. They shall be awarded to Memorial University of Newfoundland students, male and/or female, who are in good academic standing, displaying commitment and leadership in the game of volleyball and who are members of one of the University's varsity volleyball teams. 
 
The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation 30th/25th Anniversary Scholarship

In the calendar year 1994 the School commemorated 30 years of professional preparation in physical education/recreation and 25 years of Atlantic University Sport (AUS) competition at Memorial University of Newfoundland by hosting Anniversary Celebrations. The Steering Committee of these Anniversary Celebrations in co-operation with the two major organizing committees of these events established a $500.00 Scholarship to be awarded annually to the undergraduate student who combines academic achievement and athletic prowess at the varsity level. In awarding this scholarship, preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated ability and desire to coach, and to children of either graduates of the School or of former varsity athletes. 

 
The Michael ‘Beecher’ Smith Heart Award 

The Michael ‘Beecher’ Smith Heart Award will be awarded to a student-athlete who demonstrates outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment, while bringing a positive attitude to their team. This award is presented in honour of the characteristics that Michael ‘Beecher’ Smith, a former Memorial University of Newfoundland wrestler, exemplified. The recipient must be a current member of a varsity team and have met the minimum academic requirements for an award. It will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Director of Athletics.

 
The Harold Squires Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the annual interest, was established by Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumnus and long-time employee Harold Squires. In awarding this scholarship preference will be given to a student who competes for the Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks in the sport of basketball. Based on scholarship standing it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation in consultation with the coaches of the varsity basketball teams.

 
The St. John's Association of Basketball Officials Award

From a sum of money donated by the St. John's Association of Basketball Officials an award valued at a portion of the annual income on the investment is to be provided annually to a full-time or part-time Memorial University of Newfoundland student, either graduate or undergraduate, who is an active member of the University basketball community. The candidate must meet the University's definition of Clear Standing. In the case of graduate students the award will be made by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In the case of undergraduate students the award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. In both cases the award is based on the recommendation of the executive of the St. John's Association of Basketball Officials.

 

Annually Funded Awards

 
The Damien and Denis Collier Award
This award was established by former Memorial University of Newfoundland Varsity Wrestlers, Damien and Denis Collier. To be eligible, returning athletes must be a current member of a Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks wrestling team and have achieved a minimum average of 65% based on the previous academic year of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland. First-year athletes will also be eligible to receive provided they have an 80% final admission average. First-year athletes who do not meet the minimum 80% entering average may be eligible following the release of Winter grades as long as they maintain a 65% average on all coursework. This is a one-time allowance. Preference for this award will be given to student athletes who have demonstrated outstanding commitment, leadership, athletic ability and dedication to their teammates. The award valued at $500 annually will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the wrestling coach and the Director of Athletics.
 
 

Elizabeth Dale NLVA Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association (NLVA) and will be awarded annually, on the basis of scholarship standing, to a new recruit to the female volleyball program. This scholarship is renewable, for a second year, providing the recipient maintains scholarship standing and is a member of the female varsity volleyball team for both years. If an athlete receives a scholarship in her first year and does not return to the team in the following year, it is at the discretion of the coach to award the scholarship to another returning athlete. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on a recommendation from the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation acting on the advice of the team coach and the NLVA Executive.

 
The Newfoundland & Labrador Soccer Association Awards

These awards, valued at $500.00 each have been established by the Newfoundland Soccer Association and shall be awarded to two or more Memorial University of Newfoundland students, one male and one female, who are in good academic standing, displaying commitment and leadership in the game of soccer and who are members of one of the University's soccer teams. The awards shall be administered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

 
Sea-Hawks Athletics Award
A limited number of athletic awards are available to student-athletes who exhibit leadership, achievement and athletic success. The annual number and value of awards will vary. To be eligible, returning student-athletes, either undergraduate or graduate, must be a current member of a Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks Athletic team and have achieved a minimum average of 65% based on the previous academic year of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland. First-year athletes will also be eligible provided they have an 80% final admission average. Other criteria including financial need, service to the University and the community may be considered. In the case of undergraduate students the award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. In the case of graduate students the award will be granted by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In both cases the award is based upon the recommendation of the Director of Athletics, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, in consultation with the coaches of varsity teams.
 
 
The Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador Bursary
This bursary, valued at $1,000.00 annually, is available to a student continuing beyond their first year of studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The bursary recipient will be a swimmer in good standing with Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador and will be a returning member to the Memorial University of Newfoundland Seahawks Varsity Swim Team. Awarding of this bursary will be based on swimming performance at the varsity level. It will be awarded to a student in good academic standing at the University. 
 

 

Lorne Woolridge NLVA Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association (NLVA) and will be awarded annually, on the basis of scholarship standing, to a new recruit to the men’s volleyball program. This scholarship is renewable, for a second year, providing the recipient maintains scholarship standing and is a member of the men’s varsity volleyball team for both years. If an athlete receives a scholarship in his first year and does not return to the team in the following year, it is at the discretion of the coach to award the scholarship to another returning athlete. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on a recommendation from the Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation acting on the advice of the team coach and the NLVA Executive.

 


The Works Varsity Athletics Award
This annually funded award has been established in 2012-13 by the Works, with support from The Office of the President of Memorial University of Newfoundland for a minimum period of five years. Valued up to full-tuition and fees, the fund has been established to assist coaches in recruiting student-athletes for the University's varsity teams. To be eligible for these awards, returning athletes must be a current member of a Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks athletic team and have achieved a minimum average of 65% based on the previous academic year of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland. First-year athletes may also be eligible to receive the award provided they have a minimum final admission average of 80%. First-year athletes who do not meet the minimum 80% final admission average may be eligible to receive the award following the release of Winter grades as long as the full-time student athlete earns a 65% average on all coursework. This is a one-time allowance. In granting this award, preference will be given to student athletes who have demonstrated leadership, athletic ability and overall commitment to teammates. For undergraduate students, the award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on recommendation of the Director of Athletics. For graduate students, the award will be granted by the dean, School of Graduate Studies on recommendation of the Director of Athletics.