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Born in 1928, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Paul O’Neill graduated from the national academy of Theatre Arts in New York in 1948. He was a professional actor in the U.S. and England until 1954. He returned to Newfoundland and became a CBC producer, retiring in 1986. He is author of The Oldest City The Story of St. John’s, considered the definitive history of the city.
The Historic Sites Association established the Dr. Paul O’Neill Scholarship in 2003 to recognize his contributions to the study and promotion of Newfoundland and Labrador culture and history. The scholarship is valued at $1,000.00 and is awarded annually to an undergraduate student at Memorial University enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program. There is no restriction by major or minor, but applicants must show academic excellence, enthusiasm and interest in some area of Newfoundland Studies as part of their degree program.