Fred Mifflin Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $3,000
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: Jun 30, 2024

Each year, the Navy League of Canada issues one Maritime Affairs Scholarship valued at $3,000 to an active Sea Cadet entering an accredited post-secondary program within the maritime sector. Rear-Admiral Fred Mifflin joined the Royal Canadian Navy at age 16 and commanded both at sea and ashore over his 33-year career. He was the Commanding Officer of HMCS

SKEENA from 1970-1972, and finally, Deputy Commander of the RCN from 1985-1987. After retiring from the RCN, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Bonavista-TrinityConception from 1988-1999 and held various positions in Parliament, including Minister of Veterans Affairs, and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. Rear-Admiral Mifflin was the Honorary Chairman of The Navy League of Canada for 17 years, and in 2011 he was awarded the Robert I. Hendy Award for his national and international contribution to Maritime Affairs.

Application Instructions

Application

Please ensure the form is complete and all supporting documentation is attached. Incomplete form, or applications missing any supporting documentation will result in the application being rejected.

Applications can be submitted to the National Office via e-mail at communications@navyleague.ca, fax, or by post mail with the subject line “MA Scholarship Application”. Applications must be received or post dated no later than 30 June. Applications submitted beyond that date will not be considered.

The NL(55) Maritime Affairs Scholarship Application Form should be attached to the application package. Applicants are invited to use this form as a guide to ensure all requirements have been met, and are encouraged to seek guidance from someone able to help review documents before submitting.

Supporting Documentation

In all cases, the more detail that you can provide, the better your chances for success. Applications should include a maximum of three (3) reference letters, (one page in length each) that reflect the nature of the scholarship. The personal cover letter should be one page in length and include the applicant’s motive to apply for the scholarship.

Selection

National Office will review all applications received by the 30 June deadline. The award winner will be announced around September 1 through The Navy League of Canada’s national Facebook page, and will be contacted by their Division to arrange a cheque presentation.

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