ACADEMIC CALENDAR
2020-2021
SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

 

These guidelines cover scholarships and awards administered by the Scholarship Committee of the Marine Institute Academic Council for the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

  • An applicant must be a registered full-time student of the Marine Institute (MI) 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 in each the Fall and Winter semesters is permitted.
  • 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 based on the high school marks used to determine entrance eligibility.
  • First year students shall be awarded scholarships in the Winter term based on their performance in the Fall term.
  • Second and third year students shall be awarded scholarships based on their cumulative 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 are eligible for scholarships. They shall be evaluated based on their academic performance in the graduating year of their first Diploma of Technology.
  • Advanced Diploma students shall be evaluated based on their performance in the first term of their program.
  • Students entering the Bachelor of Maritime Studies and Bachelor of Technology programs shall be evaluated based on their marks in the graduating year of their diploma of technology program.
  • Transport Canada students shall be awarded scholarships and awards based on the recommendation of their faculty.
  • Technical Certificate students shall be evaluated on the basis of their performance in the first term and where appropriate on the recommendation of their faculty.
  • Students in programs 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 Scholarship 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 wrote supplementary examinations in the Winter semester and Technical Session 2020 will be eligible for scholarships in the semesters that consider those periods of study for scholarship eligibility.
  • 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 diploma programs who are provisionally admitted to undergraduate degrees may use undergraduate courses 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 or awards.

 

A number of the scholarships and awards have additional specific requirements which must be met. The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to award scholarships and awards to students who have not applied. However, students who do not apply may not claim any right of consideration by the Institute.