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Memorial Endowment Scholarships & Bursaries

Memorial endowment scholarships and bursaries are a meaningful way to honour loved ones and continue their legacy indefinitely. Scholarships and bursaries provide students with the opportunity to pursue their education and achieve their goals while alleviating the financial stress of post-secondary. 

Creating an endowment

The minimum amount required to establish a named endowment award at Mount Royal is $30,000. Endowments may be created by a single gift, or a series of gifts, over a maximum of five years. The full minimum must be invested for one year before the inaugural scholarship or bursary is awarded.

Contact Us if you would like to create a student award in memory of a loved one.

Behind the Name: The David G. Tallman Memorial Scholarship 

Place HolderMy brother Dave passed away after a two-year battle with cancer in 2001, leaving his wife Debbie and a son, Alex who was only four at the time. Debbie returned to school and started right here at Mount Royal.

Like Alex, my dad lost his father when he was a young child. He was one of five children, including a brother who was just a week old when his father passed away.

This is why the scholarship is awarded to a single parent, to not only remember my brother but also recognize the hard work of my sister-in-law and grandmother, who moved forward under hard times to support their family.

- Scott Tallman, creator and support of the David G. Tallman Memorial Scholarship

Dr. John H. Garden Memorial ParkDr. John H. Garden Memorial Park

Established in 1998, Dr. John H. Garden Memorial Park is dedicated to the memories of family and friends of loved ones who are remembered through memorial endowment awards for Mount Royal students. The Memorial Park was named in honour of Rev. Dr. John H. Garden (1889 - 1969). It is the focal point of remembrance on Mount Royal's campus. It is, as Dr. Garden would have wished, a place for people.

Online Memorial Endowment Wall

View our online directory of memorial endowments. Read about the incredible individuals that inspired our memorial awards. Biographies are provided by loved ones so that others may appreciate the individuals whose legacies are honoured through memorial endowments. View the online memorial endowment wall

In MemoriamIn Memoriam

In Memoriam, Mount Royal's annual ceremony held in August to commemorate new inductees. Donors and their family and friends, students and faculty gather to remember and celebrate the lives of the special individuals who inspired the most recent memorial endowment scholarships and bursaries. Together, the Memorial Park and In Memoriam honour the generous spirits whose concern for others inspired these endowments. The tranquil setting provides an area for quiet contemplation and an opportunity for reflecting on those who will forever make a difference in the lives of Mount Royal students.



To contribute to an existing memorial endowment on an annual or one-time basis click here. Use the giving search tool to look for any existing fund. If you cannot find the fund you are looking for please contact us