Beneath Our Surface Scholarship - Memorial University


The Beneath our Surface Scholarship aims to encourage applicants to consider the impact that mental health and/or mental illness has had on their lives. This scholarship endeavors to create an open dialogue surrounding mental health and mental illness between applicants and their communities through open and honest reflection in the form of personal essays penned by each applicant. 

The Beneath our Surface Scholarship competition is open to full time undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at Memorial University. 

The Beneath our Surface Scholarship is made possible by generous donations by community members, and has a value of one thousand dollars ($1000.00). 

By participating in this scholarship competition, we hope to give people whose lives have been affected by mental illness or mental health concerns the opportunity to show their communities what living with mental health issues means, and to demonstrate what lies beneath their surface. 


The Beneath our Surface Scholarship is open to students who meet the following criteria: 

    Applicants must be registered as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland;

    Applicants must hold an overall academic average of no less than 65%;

    Applicants must demonstrate that mental illness or mental health issues have had an impact on their lives. 

How to Apply 

Please complete the application form in its entirety by February 20/2017 at 5:00pm. You will find the link to the application form below: 

Application Form: Beneath our Surface Scholarship Application 

If you are unable to complete the application online, please complete the application in the format presented below, and email it to by 5:00pm on February 20/2017. Please ensure that the subject line reads: “Beneath our Surface Scholarship Application”. 

For further information: 

Memorial (Mun) Minds, UC-6017, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland

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