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2017-2018
Algoma Central Corporation Scholarship

 

This scholarship was established by Algoma Central Corporation. Algoma is a leading Canadian shipping company, owning and operating the largest Canadian flag fleet of dry-bulk carriers and product tankers operating on the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Waterway. Algoma operates self-unloading dry-bulk carriers, gearless dry bulk carriers and product tankers. The Company is a leader in dry-bulk and liquid bulk transportation focused on meeting the special needs of customers that ship products on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Waterway.

 

Algoma’s dry-bulk fleet includes vessels of differing sizes and configurations, providing flexible shipping options for customers. Two scholarships will be awarded annually to fulltime students beyond first year at the Marine Institute, one in the Nautical Science Program and one in the Marine Engineering Program. Recipients must meet the minimum academic requirements for the Scholarship as outlined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. Initial preference will be given to students who have completed a work term with Algoma with secondary preference given to a high-achieving student in each of the two programs. The scholarship will be awarded by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee.

 

April Arnott Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship was established by the Human Resources Department at Memorial University. The scholarship will be valued at a portion of the interest on the endowment and will be awarded annually. To be eligible, candidates must be enrolled full-time in the third year of the Marine Environmental technology program.

 

Candidates can be nominated by the students in the Marine Environmental Technology class, and nomination forms are available in the Student Affairs office at the Marine Institute. Final selection will be made by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee with first preference given to candidates of any age who has demonstrated academic ability, high energy and compassion toward others.

 

Mr. Justice Fintan J. Aylward Scholarship

 

This scholarship, the yearly interest from an endowment established by the Honourable Mr. Justice Fintan J. Aylward, Q.C., (a former Chairman of the Board of the College of Fisheries, Navigation, Marine Engineering and Electronics and of the Marine Institute) is awarded to a student entering the first year of a diploma program at the Institute who has demonstrated an interest in marine law or marine safety.

 

Andrew Baker Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship is given in memory of a former student, Andrew Baker, and is awarded to a student in second year of the Marine Engineering Diploma of Technology program. The scholarship will be awarded based on the student’s performance in first year Communication Skills courses.

 

Atlantic Towing Scholarship

 

Atlantic Towing is part of the J. D. Irving Group of Companies with operations including servicing and development in the offshore industries off Newfoundland and the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The company has had a long-standing relationship with the Memorial University Fisheries and Marine Institute working as a key partner in work term placement and graduate employment of our seafaring students. The scholarship will be awarded two times per year, one scholarship in the Fall and one in the Spring scholarship ceremony.

 

The Fall scholarship recipient will be a Nautical Science Student who has completed their first year - students must meet the general scholarship eligibility criteria and must be a resident of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador. Initial preference for both scholarships will be given to students who have completed a work term with Atlantic Towing, but if that criteria cannot be met the scholarship will be awarded based on the above criteria, but excluding work term location.

 

Dr. C. R. Barrett Scholarship

 

This scholarship, the yearly interest from an endowment donated by Dr. C. R. Barrett on his retirement as President of the College of Fisheries, Navigation, Marine Engineering and Electronics, will be awarded to a deserving Diploma of Technology student.

 

John N. Barrett Scholarship

 

This scholarship, the yearly interest from an endowment to be awarded to a deserving diploma student who plans to continue his/her studies at the Institute, was donated by Dr. C. R. Barrett in memory of his father.

 

Raymond Bartlett Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship, the interest from an endowment in memory of a former student, is presented in alternate years to a student in second or third year of the Marine Engineering program or the MOT Engineering program who has demonstrated high academic ability and a strong sense of initiative and perseverance.

 

Ed Bowdring Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship was established by the friends and colleagues of Ed Bowdring as a memorial to an exceptional photographer who has left a valuable photo record of the people of the land and the sea.

 

The scholarship will be valued at a portion of the interest on the endowment and will be given annually. It is awarded to a student who demonstrates a creative use of video or still photography as part of his or her studies, or develops an innovative media-related project for the benefit of rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Heber Bowring Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship is awarded to a student studying engineering technology at the Marine Institute and is valued at a portion of the income on the endowment.

 

Captain Lloyd Bugden Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship in memory of the late Captain Bugden is awarded to a student in either the second or third year of the Nautical Science diploma program.

 

John Butt Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship given by the St. John’s Philatelic Society in memory of John Butt is awarded to a student continuing his or her studies at the Institute.

 

Canadian Association of Prawn Producers Scholarship

 

This scholarship will be awarded to a maximum of 3 students who are entering the Marine Engineering Diploma of Technology program who are Canadian citizens. This scholarship is renewable for up to 3 years at a value of $3000 per year. Students seeking renewal of the scholarship must remain in scholarship standing at the Institute.

 

Canadian Federation of University Women St. John’s Marine Institute Scholarship

 

This Scholarship was established the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) St. John’s, an organization committed to promoting equality for women and girls. It will be awarded annually to women who are enrolled in full-time studies at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

 

The number and value of the scholarships are determined on a year by year basis by the CFUW Scholarship Committee. The recipient must have graduated from a high school in Newfoundland and Labrador and meet the minimum academic requirements for the Scholarship as defined by the university. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee.

 

Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers (NL Branch) Award

 

The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers (NL Branch) Scholarship endowment fund was established through matched gifts from the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers (National) and the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers (NL Branch). The establishment of this endowment follows a long history of recognizing and celebrating marine engineering student success at the Marine Institute, dating back to a Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers prize that was established in 1965 at the College of Fisheries, Navigation, Marine Engineering and Electronics.

 

Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment the scholarship will be given annually at the Marine Institute Winter/Spring scholarship ceremony to a fulltime student with scholarship standing studying beyond first year in the Marine Engineering Program or the Marine Engineering Systems Design Program. The scholarship will be awarded alternately between these programs. The scholarship will be awarded by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee.

 

CARIS Scholarship

 

CARIS software is widely used in the Ocean Mapping program at the Marine Institute campus. In an effort to further foster the positive relationship between CARIS and the Marine Institute, CARIS have established this scholarship.

 

Daley Scholarship

 

This scholarship has been established with commitment from Andrew and Christine Daley. The Daley family has a long standing relationship with the Marine Institute. A number of family members are alumni of the Institute and the family’s long standing commitment to the provincial fishery has provided opportunity for various training partnerships. Two scholarships will be awarded annually in the Fall scholarship ceremony. One will be awarded to a 3rd year Naval Architecture student and the other to a Nautical Science student.

 

Wayne Dalton Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarships in memory of Wayne Dalton is awarded to a student in the second or third year of the Nautical Science or Marine Engineering Technology Program. Preference shall be given to a student from Baltimore High School.

 

Donald W. K. Dawe Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship comes from the yearly interest of a trust fund donated by the family, friends and associates of the late Donald W. K. Dawe, Q.C., the first chairman of the Board of Governors of the College of Fisheries, Navigation, Marine Engineering and Electronics. It will be awarded annually to a deserving student who has successfully completed at least one year at the Institute. Preference may be given to a student from rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Donald W. K. Dawe Scholarship

 

This scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to continue his/her studies at the Institute.

 

Frank Dopplinger Memorial Scholarship

 

This endowed scholarship was established by the family of Frank Dopplinger, former Chairman of the Fishing Industry Advisory Board, as a memorial of his contributions to the Newfoundland Fishing Industry. It is awarded annually to a student in a fisheries-related program based on academic performance.

 

Corey Eddy Memorial Scholarship

 

The Cory Eddy Memorial Scholarship is named after Corey Eddy, a graduate of MI’s Marine Engineering Systems Design program who passed away in the Cougar Flight 491 crash. Annually funded by family and friends through funds raised at the Corey Eddy Memorial Golf Tournament, Scholarship is awarded to a student beyond first year in the Marine Engineering Design program.

 

Randy Emberley Memorial Scholarship

 

The Randy Emberley Memorial Scholarship, donated by his family, is given in memory of Randy Emberley, a former graduate of the Marine Institute. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student in Nautical Science who has graduated high school in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Captain William Ennis Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship in memory of Captain William (Bill) Ennis, a Marine Institute faculty member and prominent Newfoundland fishing captain, is given to a student in the Bachelor of Maritime Studies program who has completed the Nautical Science diploma program at the Marine Institute.

 

ESRI Canada Higher Education Scholarship in GIS

 

The ESRI Canada GIS Scholarship is a national scholarship given by ESRI Canada recognizing MI for a strong, multidisciplinary focus on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in MI’s new Joint Diploma/Degree in Ocean Mapping.

 

EXXON/Mobil Oil Canada Scholarship

 

This endowed scholarship was established in 1988. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment the scholarship will be given annually to a student at the Marine Institute and will be awarded based on academic performance. The scholarship will be awarded by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee.

 

Charles Evans Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship, the yearly interest from an endowment by the family of Charles Evans, a former student of the Marine Institute, is awarded to a student in Nautical Science, upon the recommendations of the Head of the School of Maritime Studies.

 

Flight 491 Legacy Scholarships

 

This scholarship is the yearly interest from an endowment thanks to investment from the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries (NOIA), The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), and the St. John’s Oil Field Technical Society (OTS). Awarded to a student in the first year of a Diploma of Technology program.

 

Flotilla ‘97 Legacy Scholarship

 

In 1997 a flotilla of pleasure boats sailed from Toronto to St. John’s to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Cabot’s landing in 1497. The members contributed to a fund to establish this endowed scholarship to assist a student studying in the area of Marine Environment. This scholarship, the legacy of this 1997 commemorative flotilla, is presented to a student entering the Bachelor of Technology Program. Preference shall be given to students from Marine Environmental Technology.

 

Friends of India Association Scholarship

 

Awarded annually to the student with the highest average in the institute by the Friends of India Association.

 

Neil Gall Memorial Leadership Scholarship in Ocean Technology

 

Neil Gall was a natural relationship builder with a thriving career in oceans related research, development and policy. He was Executive Director of the national research network, MEOPAR (Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network). He also had been Executive Director of “Bridges”, an ocean technology marketing initiative at the Marine Institute. Earlier, as Manager of Ocean Technology Partnerships he played a key role in the development and implementation of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s ocean technology development strategy, “Oceans of Opportunity,”.

 

Neil Gall was a charismatic man with a sharp mind, a quick wit, and a warm heart that he shared with his loving family and extended circle of colleagues and friends. This memorial scholarship was established from a collective gift from his family, friends, colleagues and employers. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment the scholarship will be given annually to a fulltime student with scholarship standing studying beyond first year in a four year program at the School of Ocean Technology at the Marine Institute.

 

In awarding this scholarship preference will be given to candidates who have leadership characteristics and have made significant contribution to student and/or community leadership, as demonstrated in a faculty member’s letter of support. Preference will also be given to a student focusing on underwater vehicles. The scholarship will be awarded by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee.

 

Governor General’s Bronze Medal

 

The Governor General’s Bronze Medal is awarded at Graduation to the student who has the highest average in the final year of a three year program. Students must have carried a full academic load.

 

Laura C. Halfyard Scholarship for Women

 

The Laura C. Halfyard Scholarship for Women was established by Dr. Laura C. Halfyard, a Marine Institute faculty member and alumna, who wishes to encourage young women in their chosen career option. It will be awarded to a female student who is enrolled full-time. The recipient must have either graduated from a high school in rural Newfoundland and Labrador or contributed to rural marine communities through her field of studies.

 

Sidney Hann Memorial Scholarship

 

In memory of Sidney Hann a Marine Institute graduate and pioneer of the provincial and national fishery industry. The Sidney Hann Memorial Scholarship will be given annually to a full-time Newfoundland student enrolled in a program within the School of Fisheries at the Marine Institute.

 

Harbour Grace Shrimp Company Bridge Watch Scholarship

 

This Scholarship was established by the Harbour Grace Shrimp Company Limited, a private company in the commercial fishery with a northern shrimp offshore fishing license for operation on the east coast and more northern waters of Atlantic Canada. The company is also involved in a partnership arrangement of another northern shrimp offshore fishing license with aboriginal partners. The company further owns east coast commercial fishing quotas and has access to a number of different fish species and vessel licenses. The company promotes business in the wider community by encouraging technology transfer and partnership arrangements through product and market development for future generations.

 

Two scholarships will be awarded by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee to students enrolled fulltime in the Bridge Watch Technical Program at the Marine Institute, one awarded in the Fall semester (an entrance scholarship) and one in the Winter semester (awarded based on performance in the Fall semester). Recipients must meet the minimum academic requirements for the Scholarship as outlined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee.

 

Harbour Grace Shrimp Company Marine Engineering Scholarship

 

This Scholarship was also established by the Harbour Grace Shrimp Company Limited. Two scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled fulltime at the Marine Institute, one awarded in the Fall semester and one in the Winter semester. First priority will be for a student in the Marine Engineering Technology Program, second priority is the Marine Engineering Systems Design Program.

 

Recipients must meet the minimum academic requirements for the Scholarship as outlined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee.

 

Harbour Grace Shrimp Company Women in Nautical Science Scholarship

 

This Scholarship was also established by the Harbour Grace Shrimp Company Limited. Two scholarships will be awarded to female students enrolled fulltime and beyond first year in the Nautical Science Program at the Marine Institute, one awarded in the Fall semester and one in the Winter semester.

 

Recipients must meet the minimum academic requirements for the Scholarship as outlined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee.

 

Dr. Leslie Harris Memorial University Alumni Association Scholarships

 

Memorial University of Newfoundland and its Alumni Association have established these scholarships to honour former University President, Dr. Leslie Harris, and to recognize excellence. Several scholarships, valued at a minimum of $16,000.00 ($4,000.00 annually for up to 4 years) will be awarded annually and may be renewed if first class and scholarship standing are maintained.

 

These scholarships are tenable in all undergraduate programs at the University and will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

 

Harvey Head Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship is presented to a full-time student entering the Bachelor of Technology program who has graduated from the Electrical Engineering program at either the Marine Institute, Cabot College, or College of the North Atlantic and who has maintained a minimum of 70% average throughout the diploma program.

 

Hebron Women in Science & Engineering Scholarship

 

This scholarship program was created by a generous contribution from the Hebron Project. The Hebron Project co-venturers are ExxonMobil Canada Properties (operator), Chevron Canada, Suncor Energy, Statoil Canada and Nalcor Energy. Scholarships will be awarded to female students who are enrolled in full-time or part-time studies at any Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland who are majoring in engineering, the geosciences, environmental science or chemistry.

 

Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Where possible at least one scholarship will be awarded to a student in her first year of study. For students at the St. John’s or Grenfell Campus the awards will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the appropriate Dean or Department Head. The Marine Institute student awards will be granted by the Marine Institute Scholarship.

 

Kjell Henriksen Scholarship

 

Endowed scholarship by the widow of the late President of the Canadian Saltfish Corporation, in memory of her husband, awarded annually to second or third-year diploma students and advanced diploma students in the School of Fisheries.

 

Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. Scholarship

 

This scholarship was originally established in 1997 and endowed in 1998 by the Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) as part of its ongoing commitment to enhance educational opportunities for students in areas related to the offshore petroleum industry.

 

This scholarship is tenable at the Marine Institute and is awarded annually by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee to one or more (one female student and one male student) in either a second or third year Marine Environmental or Engineering Technology program, based on academic performance. The candidates must be of scholarship standing, but consideration may also be given to financial circumstances.

 

Dale Howse, Sterling Perham, and Richard Price Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship in memory of three students is presented to a student enrolled in a technology program. Preference may be given to a student in the Marine Engineering program.

 

Chester and Maud Keeping Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship, in memory of Chester and Maud Keeping who had a long association with both the marine and fishing industries and who valued education highly, is given to a student in either the second or third year of a technology program.

 

Keith R. Kirby Scholarship

 

Endowed scholarship to be awarded annually to a deserving Intermediate Student in Nautical Science of high academic achievement and who is recommended as having a commitment to improving safety in the marine environment.

 

Dr. Aidan Maloney Scholarship in Fisheries Resource Management

 

The Dr. Aidan Maloney Scholarship in Fisheries (Resource Management) was established through a generous gift by Dr. Aidan Maloney, who served the fishery of Newfoundland and Labrador in both the private and public sectors for almost 50 years.

 

This scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, will be given annually to a full-time graduate student enrolled in the Master of Marine Studies – Fisheries Resource Management program at the Marine Institute. If the above criteria cannot be satisfied, second preference will go to a full-time graduate student conducting fisheries related research in the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research.

 

Marine Atlantic Scholarship

 

A total of four scholarships shall be awarded each year. Two shall be given to students in either second or third year of Nautical Science program and two shall be given to students in either the second or third year of the Marine Engineering program. Recipients shall be residents of either Nova Scotia or Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Marine Institute Bronze Medals

 

Marine Institute Bronze Medals, presented at Graduation, are awarded to students with the highest standing in the final year of their programs.

 

Marine Institute Faculty Association Scholarship

 

The Marine Institute Faculty Association Scholarship Fund was established through a collective gift from Marine Institute faculty that was raised over many years while faculty were members of the Marine Institute Faculty Association. Most of the original contributing faculty members have since become Marine Institute retirees.

 

Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment the scholarship will be given annually at the Marine Institute Winter/Spring scholarship ceremony to a fulltime student with scholarship standing studying beyond first year in a three or four year technical program at the Marine Institute. The scholarship will be awarded by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee.

 

Marine Safety Scholarship at the Fisheries and Marine Institute

 

The Marine Safety Scholarship at the Fisheries and Marine Institute is valued at a portion of the income on the endowment. One or more scholarships will be awarded annually to students attending the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

 

The recipients must meet the academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by the University. One or more of the scholarships may be awarded based on faculty nomination of demonstrated learning in marine safety excellence. The scholarship will be awarded by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee.

 

Marine Institute Scholarship

 

This scholarship may be awarded to students in any program eligible for scholarships.

 

Marine Institute Student Union Scholarship

 

The Marine Institute Student Union has established this scholarship and it is awarded on the basis of academics and involvement in student affairs.

 

Marine Institute Sustainable Aquaculture Scholarship

 

This scholarship is awarded to a student in the Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture program and is based on academic performance in the first term.

 

Memorial University of Newfoundland Endowment Scholarship

 

These scholarships are awarded to students entering the technology program based on high school academic performance.

 

Middle Cove Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship, established from the interest of an endowment by members of the Canadian Coast Guard in the Newfoundland and Maritime Regions in memory of three colleagues who lost their lives in the line of duty, is awarded annually to a second or third year student in Maritime Studies.

 

Captain Wilfred B. Morgan Memorial Scholarship

 

Donated by his wife and children as a memorial to Captain Wilfred B. Morgan, Master Mariner, who served as a Master with C.N.R. and was a Master of the Institute’s M.V. Beinir, this scholarship is awarded annually to a Nautical Science student entering second year. Preference shall be given to a student from the Labrador coast.

 

Ocean Choice International Scholarship

 

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student entering the Marine Institute.

 

Ocean Ranger Scholarships and Bursaries

 

To commemorate the tragic loss of the 84 crew members of the Ocean Ranger on Feb. 15, 1982, a scholarship and bursary program has been established by the Ocean Ranger Disaster Fund. These awards, valued at $500.00 per year, are presented to students who are entering or pursuing a post-secondary program of studies.

 

In selecting candidates, preference will be given to the daughters, sons and/or widows of those who were lost. In the absence of eligible candidates from this group, the scholarships and bursaries may be awarded to other students at the discretion of the Ocean Ranger Scholarship Committee.

 

Oceanex Scholarship

 

Oceanex is a company with vision to become one of the most successful transportation companies in Eastern Canada. The company has had a long standing relationship with the Marine Institute and Memorial University, working as a key partner in work term placement and graduate employment of seafaring students, and this scholarship reflects the desire to continue to foster this positive relationship.

 

The scholarships will be awarded in both the Fall and Spring scholarship ceremonies. The fall scholarship recipients will be Nautical Science and Marine Engineering students beyond first year; for the Spring scholarship, preference is for a Marine Engineering student who has completed their second sea phase in the fall semester. Students must meet the general scholarship eligibility criteria and have a superior work term evaluation.

 

Initial preference for the scholarship will be given to students who have completed a work term with Oceanex, with secondary preference given to a high-achieving student in Nautical Science or Marine Engineering. The scholarship will be awarded by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee.

 

Oil and Gas Week Scholarship

 

This scholarship was established by the Oil and Gas Week Steering Committee in support of students in petroleum related programs. Based on scholarship standing, the scholarship will be awarded to a student beyond their first year of study, with preference given to students who graduated from a high school in Newfoundland and Labrador outside of the metropolitan St. John’s area.

 

To be eligible, the student must be enrolled in a program in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering, Marine Engineering Systems Design or Naval Architecture.

 

Captain Peter & Mrs. Olive Parsons Memorial Scholarship

 

The Captain Peter and Mrs. Olive Parsons Memorial Scholarship commemorates a Newfoundland master mariner who knew the power of the sea and his wife who recognized the value of education. The interest from the endowment is awarded annually to a student in either the second or third year of the Nautical Science Diploma of Technology Program who is a native Newfoundlander or Labradorian, or whose parents are natives of the province.

 

Pikalujak Fisheries Scholarship

 

Pikalujak Fisheries Limited is the owner of a Northern Shrimp Fishing License. The link between Pikalujak Fisheries Limited and the Marine Institute has developed over the course of the Marine Institute’s extensive work in Labrador. In an effort to foster the positive relationship between Pikalujak Fisheries Limited, Government of Nunatsiavut and the Marine Institute they have established this scholarship.

 

Professional Fish Harvesters Certification Board Scholarship

 

The scholarship is awarded to a certified fish harvester or a dependent who is entering the second year of a three-year diploma of technology program.

 

Gerald F. Pye Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship in memory of Gerald F. Pye, a former student, was established by his wife Cindy Power. It is awarded to a student in the third year of the Ocean Instrumentation program based on academic performance and demonstrated strong work ethic.

 

W. Gary Rowe, QC Scholarships at the Fisheries and Marine Institute

 

These endowed undergraduate scholarships were established through a generous gift from the estate of the late W. Gary Rowe (1944-2010), lawyer, art collector and philanthropist. Mr. Rowe graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Laws degree before being called to the bar in Newfoundland 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.

 

Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, one or more scholarships will be awarded annually to students attending the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated financial need. The recipients must have graduated from a high school in Newfoundland and Labrador and meet the academic requirements for a scholarship as defined by the University.

 

Hazen A. Russell Scholarship in Fisheries

 

Two scholarships, the annual interest from a $25,000 trust fund, will be awarded to qualified second and third year students in fisheries and related marine technology. The trust fund is a donation by the family of the late Hazen A. Russell, who made a major contribution to the development of the Newfoundland fishing industry.

 

These scholarships honour the memory of an outstanding businessman whose success was due in no small measure to his commitment to quality control and technical innovation.

 

Secunda Canada Scholarship

 

Secunda manages a harsh-weather fleet of offshore support vessels servicing major oil and gas companies in Atlantic Canada. Secunda, founded in Nova Scotia, has a fleet of six vessels utilizing highly experienced sailors, a maritime work ethic, and a philosophy of providing a superior service to its customers. The company has developed a relationship with the Marine Institute working as a partner in work term placement and graduate employment of seafaring students.

 

In an effort to foster the positive relationship between Secunda Canada and the Marine Institute and to expand on its tradition of investing in diverse set of young people entering the marine industry, the company has established this scholarship. The scholarship recipients will be a first year marine engineering or nautical science students who meet the general scholarship eligibility criteria with preference to given to female, aboriginal and visible minority students.

 

The Captain Michael J. Simmonds and Arthur Simms Memorial Scholarship

 

This Scholarship was established by Captain Rex Simmonds and his wife Mrs. Paula (Simms) Simmonds in memory of their fathers, two gentlemen who had a long association with the shipping and fishing industries. Captain Michael J. Simmonds spent a lifetime on the water; he first skippered vessels around Newfoundland and Labrador for 26 years and then went on to pursue a career in the fishery. Mr. Simms was engaged in the fishery for 40 years.

 

This scholarship is awarded by the Marine Institute Scholarship Committee and presented at the Marine Institute Fall scholarship ceremony to a student in the Marine Studies (Marine Spatial Planning and Management) Master’s Degree, and is based on entrance standing. Recipients must meet the minimum academic requirements for the Scholarship as outlined by Memorial University of Newfoundland.

 

The Captain Rex Simmonds Scholarship

 

This Scholarship was established by Captain Rex Simmonds and his family to recognize the importance of lifelong learning and the valued relationship that Captain Simmonds has had with the Marine Institute over many years. Captain Simmonds has returned to the Institute for retraining and further certification with a constant curiosity and determination to excel further in his marine career.

 

This scholarship is established to support and celebrate student success and shall be awarded annually in the Fall to a student in second year Nautical Science, based on academic merit. Recipients must meet the minimum academic requirements for the Scholarship as outlined by Memorial University of Newfoundland.

 

Jane Simoes Ré Memorial Scholarship

 

This endowed memorial scholarship was established from a gift from Captain José M. Simoes Ré, husband to Jane Simoes Ré. Originally from Portugal, Captain José M. Simoes Ré has had a long standing relationship with the Marine Institute as an instructor in the School of Maritime Studies, teaching various levels of students enrolled in both traditional and industry programs. Earlier, he studied at the College of Fisheries (a predecessor of the Marine Institute).

 

Originally from Newfoundland, Jane Simoes Ré (née Kennedy) was a grade school teacher. This scholarship is established as a testament to Jane’s passion for education and for her support of her husband’s teaching career at the Marine Institute. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, the scholarship will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in their final year of a Nautical Science program at the Marine Institute based on academic performance in the program’s second year of study.

 

The Skinner Memorial Scholarship at the Fisheries and Marine Institute

 

This term 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 years living in Pasadena, NL, where they operated a motel as well as two hunting and fishing lodges in Labrador. The Skinners believed strongly in the importance of fisheries and wildlife management and conservation.

 

One or more scholarships will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student(s) entering full-time studies at the Fisheries and Marine Institute who have graduated from a High School in Western Newfoundland and Labrador (that is west of Grand Falls but including Labrador). The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship as outlined by Memorial University of Newfoundland, with a preference for students with demonstrated financial need.

 

Captain Norman Small Scholarship

 

Captain Norman Small was from Moreton’s Harbour and was skipper on several International Grenfell Association (IGA) vessels from the 1950s until his passing in 1970, including the Strathcona III, the Maravel and the Albert T. Gould. Perhaps his most famous trip was when he took Helge Ingstad as a passenger on the hospital boat the Albert T. Gould, as Ingstad documented in his 1969 book – Westward to Vinland, The Discovery of Pre-Columbian Norse House-sites in North America.

 

In 1970, shortly after Captain Small’s passing, the IGA featured Captain Small in its newsletter, Among the Deep Sea Fishers, describing a man whom would long be remembered for his kindness and interest in the people who live in northern NL and his innumerable acts of kindness to the members of the staff and station nurses of the many nursing stations along the coast.

 

The scholarship was made possible through the efforts of colleagues and friends of Captain Small with whom he worked and served for over 15 years as captain with the IGA. This scholarship is awarded to a first year student entering the Institute from the area historically serviced by the IGA.

 

St. John’s Port Authority Scholarship

 

This scholarship was established by the St. John’s Port Authority to recognize the academic achievements of students studying in the marine fields. Preference shall be given to students in second and third year Nautical Science.

 

St. John’s Rotary Scholarship

 

Two scholarships shall be awarded to students entering their final year of studies. In selecting candidates for the scholarships, the Scholarship Committee will consider academic achievement, participation in Institute activities, and the demonstration of personal qualities appropriate to the student’s chosen field of endeavour.

 

J.J. Ugland Memorial Scholarship

 

Valued equally at a portion of the income on the endowment, The J. J. Ugland Memorial Scholarship, will be awarded to one marine engineering student and one nautical science student. The J.J. Ugland Memorial Scholarship is for first-year MI students and is renewable for one year if scholarship standing is maintained.