Awards, Grants & Funding
MUNSU has a variety of different awards, grants and funding opportunities available to our members and ratified clubs and societies. The Special Project Grant, Individual Merit Fund and Conference Hosting Grant are decided by our Funding Committee. Our Impact Awards are allocated by our Campaigns and Action Committee. The ETOCSL Award recognizes our hard-working faculty and our longstanding scholarships are distributed to eligible students in an effort to recognize their outstanding contributions. For more information on our committees visit Our Board. Questions about any of these opportunities can be directed to the Director of Student Life.
Special Project Grant
Does your group have a great event idea or want to try something new? Apply for a Special Project Grant. Special Project Grants are awarded to ratified clubs, societies, and Resource Centres up to a maximum of $250.
Application Due: Minimum 1 Month BEFORE Project Start
Conference Hosting Grant
Are you a ratified club or society looking to plan a conference on campus? Lay out your proposal, develop a budget, and apply for the Conference Hosting Grant. Your group can receive up to a maximum of $1000.
Application Due: Minimum 1 Month BEFORE Conference
Individual Merit Fund
Are you an undergraduate student looking to attend a conference, or another activity that builds your leadership skills? MUNSU members are eligible to apply for the Individual Merit Fund to receive up to a maximum of $100 per person or a maximum of $500 per event.
Application Due: Minimum 1 Month BEFORE Conference/Event
The MUN Students’ Union offers four scholarships annually to members. In order to be eligible, you must:
- Be at least beyond your first year
- Participate in student life at Memorial (i.e. student government, clubs, societies, student media)
- Have scholarship standing*
* Scholarship standing is defined as having a 75% average at the end of two out of the last three semesters in the previous scholarship year AND the successful completion of at least 30 credit hours in those two semesters. Students who fail one or more courses during the scholarship year, regardless of the number of courses completed, will NOT be eligible for scholarships.
The MUNSU 25th Anniversary Scholarship
The MUNSU 25th Anniversary Scholarship is valued at $978, this scholarship is the result of an endowment established by MUNSU and will be awarded to an undergraduate student who has completed at least one year at Memorial University. Eligible applicants should be in clear scholarship standing and demonstrate active participation in student life.
The Dr. Wayne E. Ludlow Scholarship
This scholarship is the result of an endowment made by undergraduate students at Memorial University of Newfoundland to honour Dr. Wayne E. Ludlow on his retirement, in 1999, from the position of Dean of Student Affairs and Services. Valued at $1104, this scholarship is tenable to students beyond their second year, based on scholarship standing and demonstrated active participation in student life. Factors to be considered will include but not be limited to involvement in student government, clubs and societies, and student media. Financial need may also be considered.
The Dr. J. Douglas Eaton Scholarships
Upon the retirement of Dr. J. Douglas Eaton from the position of Vice-President (Student Affairs &Services) in 1983, the student body of Memorial University of Newfoundland donated a sum of money to fund two undergraduate scholarships in his honour, valued at $699 each. These awards, tenable to students beyond first year will be made on the basis of academic standing and demonstrated active participation in student life. In cases of competition between students of equal standing, need shall be the determining factor in awarding the scholarships.
The application package for 2017-18 can be found here.
The Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contribution to Student Life (ETOCSL) are intended to give students the opportunity to give back by recognizing faculty and staff members at Memorial who have had a positive impact on their lives. The 2017-2018 academic year would be the tenth year that ETOCSL awards have been distributed, and there have been some very worthy recipients and candidates. These are the only awards for faculty and staff at Memorial that are entirely student-run. If you have any questions about the awards or the nomination process, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Impact Award is a financial grant awarded to a ratified club, society, or resource centre of MUNSU in recognition of their efforts to take-on a systemic, outcome-focused social change; and to examine the initiatives with critical and divergent thinking. Awards are not intended to help with operational costs of a specific event or initiative, but instead provide funding to build the group’s capacity inspired by a project. Awards will be capped at a maximum of $1000.