ACADEMIC CALENDAR
2017-2018
SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

 

These guidelines cover scholarships and awards administered by the Scholarship Committee of the Marine Institute Academic Council.

 

  • An applicant must be a registered full-time student of the Institute for the current academic year and satisfy the general conditions outlined below. In addition, certain scholarships and awards have special requirements which also must be met.
  • For the academic year under consideration, applicants normally shall have taken a course load equal to or greater than that prescribed for their program. Students who take more than the normal course load shall have their average based on the courses actually taken. In cases where students take a reduced load, a maximum of a one course reduction for the entire academic year is allowed.
  • In any one academic year, a student normally shall be granted only one scholarship which is administered by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee.
  • There is no limit on the number of external scholarships which a student may hold. For the purpose of these regulations, an external scholarship shall be deemed to be a scholarship that is administered or approved by an external committee (e.g. Ocean Ranger, Atlantic Accord, Master Mariners, etc.)
  • A scholarship or award normally is given to the eligible student with the highest marks. In the event of a tie, the following shall apply:
    • In the case where the students are taking an unequal number of courses, the student taking the larger number of courses shall be awarded the scholarship.
    • In the case where the students are taking an equal number of courses, the unrounded course marks shall be used and the student with the higher average shall be awarded the scholarship.
    • In the case where the unrounded averages are equal, every attempt will be made to award all students concerned with scholarships of equal value.
  • Entrance scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of the high school marks used to determine entrance eligibility.
  • First year students shall be awarded scholarships based on their performance in the first term.
  • Second and third year students shall be awarded scholarships based on their performance in the preceding year.
  • Students who have received a diploma of technology from the Institute and who are returning to receive another diploma of technology shall be eligible for scholarships provided that they returned to studies in the academic year immediately following the one in which they graduated. They shall be evaluated on the basis of their academic performance in the graduating year of their first diploma including any courses done as part of the new diploma.
  • Advanced diploma students shall be evaluated on the basis of their performance in the first term of their program.
  • Students entering the Bachelor of Maritime Studies and Bachelor of Technology programs shall be evaluated on the basis of their marks in the graduating year of their diploma program.
  • Transport Canada students shall be awarded scholarships and awards based on the recommendation of their faculty.
  • Certificate students in one year programs shall be evaluated on the basis of their performance in the first term.
  • Students in program of less than one academic year in length shall not be eligible for scholarships unless a scholarship is identified for their specific program.
  • Students must apply for scholarships, although the committee reserves the right to award scholarships to students who do not apply. Students who fail to apply may not claim any right of consideration by the Institute.
  • Students shall be required to have a minimum average of 70% for the academic year under consideration.
  • Students who write supplementary examinations in the year under consideration shall not be eligible for scholarships.
  • Students must have passed all courses in the year under consideration.
  • Where possible, marks will be correlated with scholarship value.
  • Awards given for performance in a specific area are based upon the recommendation from the school. As such, the nominee need not meet the overall minimum overall average requirement nor the course load requirement. The nominee must have been registered as a full-time student for the year under consideration.
  • Pass/fail courses completed as requirements for external certification (e.g. MED, First Aid, Radio Operator) shall not be calculated in the course load provided they were done as blocks and not concurrent with other courses.
  • Students in the diploma programs who are admitted to pre BMS or pre Btech may use courses from those programs to maintain the required course load for scholarships.
  • Students who have been convicted of an offence under the academic misconduct code are not eligible for scholarships.

 

A number of the scholarships have additional specific requirements which must be met. The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to award scholarships to students who have not applied. However, students who do not apply may not claim any right of consideration by the Institute. From time to time special scholarship programs are offered by outside agencies. Notice of these scholarships is posted on the Student Affairs notice board outside Room 3307. Usually more detailed information and application forms are available from the Student Affairs Office, Room W3013.