The Jamieson Family Memorial Scholarship

In 2017, the Jamieson Family Memorial Scholarship was launched ( with the goal of raising just over $42,000.

During the launch, Joshua Jamieson spoke of why he wanted to do this. Check out the video ( from launch day.

That ‘goal’ amount for the fund was determined because the dividend that would result from its investment would make it possible to disperse one $1,500 scholarship per year in infinite perpetuity. So, the scholarship project truly is a legacy initiative that will benefit many generations of new community leaders, communicators, and journalists for decades.

The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to any eligible student planning to undertake studies in the areas of political science, communications, or journalism at any accredited post-secondary institution in Canada.

To ensure the scholarship’s longevity, transparency, and sound management, the partnership with the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador was established and CFNL serves as the fund’s caretaker. This partnership also enables the ability to issue tax receipts for donations we receive.

Activities to raise the funds have included raffles, selling handcrafted items/greeting cards at local markets, and direct donations.

They also have an online ‘Scholarship Shop’ ( where the entire proceeds of product sales support the scholarship. 

Products include Joshua’s grandfather’s memoirs in partnership with Breakwater Books, his grandfather’s spoken word 1979 Christmas album which he had remastered and personally manufactured, and the recently launched line of Friendly Fudge.  He hand-makes seven kinds!

To date, through all these activities he has managed to raise about $7,500, so he’s 18% of the way there.

This link ( connects you to a PDF that highlights the first year of activity to give you some visuals.