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Graduate Studies Awards & Financial Assistance Fellowships


Fellowships
These merit fellowships, established by benefactors of Queen's University, make an important contribution to the support of graduate students.
 
For most of the fellowships listed here, the Fellowship Committee of the School of Graduate Studies adjudicates nominations from departments/programs through an annual competition.  
 
The departments concerned administer some of the fellowships which apply to particular fields of study.
 
For all fellowships listed here, consideration is given to students who have high academic qualifications.
 
All applications for admission submitted before 1 March are considered for these awards.
 
The E. G. Bauman Fellowship
Value: $15,000
Awarded to doctoral students in the departments of Biochemistry, Biology, Economics, English and Mathematics and Statistics. Candidates must be registered in the first or second year of a doctoral program and students may receive the award for two years. Candidates for the awards must show exceptional promise for making significant contributions to the study of biochemistry, economic theory and/or econometrics, English language and literature or mathematics.
 
The Bert Wasmund Scholarship for Sustainable Energy Research
Value: variable

Established in November 2006 by Dr. Bert Wasmund, B.Sc. 1961; M.Sc. 1963; Ph.D. 1966 (UofT), and Dr. Eric Wasmund, B.Sc. 1988; Ph.D. 2005 (McMaster) and awarded to an eligible graduate student in a Master’s or Doctoral research degree program in Engineering and Applied Sciences in the School of Graduate Studies at Queen’s University whose stated research area is studying sustainable energy research. Preference will be given to candidates who are engineering graduates from a Canadian University included in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. Selection will be made by the Fellowship Committee of the School of Graduate Studies through the annual internal fellowship competition. Selection will be based on academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to the development of sustainable energy technologies.

The Huntley Macdonald Sinclair Tuition Fellowships
Value: variable, normally be equal to the difference between International student and Canadian student fees.
Established by Mr. Huntley M. Sinclair, B. Comm. 1924, to assist students from countries other than Canada to undertake a graduate degree program. Two or more fellowship are awarded annually on the basis of need by the Fellowship Committee of the School of Graduate Studies. The value of the fellowships will normally be equal to the difference between International student and Canadian student fees.
 
The Kevin Armstrong Memorial Award
Value: variable
Established in April 2007 by Alan and Ursula Armstrong in memory of their son, Kevin A. Armstrong, M.A. (Philosophy) 1999, and awarded to a graduate student in the first year of any graduate program, with preference given to a student in the Master's program in the Department of Philosophy.  Selection will be based on academic achievement.
 
The G.E.Ted Courtnage Graduate Award in Engineering
Value: variable
Established in October 2006 by Dorothy Courtnage in memory of her husband G.E. Ted Courtnage, B.Sc. 1956, and awarded on the basis of academic achievement to full time funding eligible graduate students in any year of study, in Engineering and Applied Science in the School of Graduate Studies. 
 
The Morgan Brown Scholarships
Value: $10,000
Established from the estate of Mr. Morgan Brown, B. Comm. 1930. Awarded to master's or doctoral students who have first-class standing. Preference will be given to students in the social sciences, and the financial needs of students will be considered.
 
The D. W. Stewart Graduate Fellowship
Value: $10,000
Awarded to support study in the humanities; open to candidates for both the master's and the doctoral degrees.
 
The Duncan and Urlla Carmichael Fellowships
Value: $10,000
Established from the estate of Urlla Eillene Carmichael. Awarded to master's and doctoral students in any field who have first class standing.
 
The Franklin and Helene Bracken Fellowship
Value: $10,000
Awarded to Ontario graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and leadership ability. These awards are intended primarily for the encouragement of new graduate students, although second and third year doctoral students will be eligible for subsequent awards, provided that their graduate work continues to be of the highest quality.
 
The Franklin Bracken Fellowships
Value: $10,000
Awarded to master's and doctoral students in Health Sciences. Candidates for the award must have a first class standing.
 
The Louisa A. Fowler Graduate Fellowship
Value: $10,000
Awarded to a full-time Ph.D. student in any field who has first-class standing and who has completed or is completing one full academic year of graduate work.
 
The R. Samuel McLaughlin Fellowships
Value: $10,000
Awarded to first class master's and doctoral students in all fields who are residents of Ontario.
 
The Reuben Wells Leonard Resident Fellowship
Value: variable
Provided for under the will of the late Reuben Wells Leonard.  Awarded in any field to a graduate of Queen's University who plans to carry on studies and research for a twelve-month period at Queen's University.
 
The Arts '49 Principal Wallace Fellowship
Value: variable
Established in January 2001 by Arts '49 in memory of Dr. Robert Charles Wallace, Principal of Queen's University from 1936-1951. Awarded by the Fellowship Committee of the School of Graduate Studies to a deserving student in a graduate program in departments in the Faculty of Arts and Science, or the School of Urban and Regional Planning, or the School of Policy Studies.
 
The Robert Charles Wallace Graduate Award
Value: variable
Established by donations from Mr. Fred Moote, B.A. 1949, and admirers of Principal Wallace. This award will go to a first-class master's or doctoral student in any field, accepted into or enrolled in a graduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Science, or School of Urban and Regional Planning, or School of Policy Studies.
 
The Senator Frank Carrel Fellowships
Value: $10,000
Established by the late Senator Frank Carrel of the City of Quebec. Fellowships will be awarded for general proficiency to Canadian students enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies and Research who for at least one year prior to their application to Queen's (or for at least one year prior to 30 April if enrolled in an upper year) and until the expiry of their fellowship have been and remain domiciled in the Province of Quebec and as far as possible in the City and County of Quebec or in the Gulf Division of the Legislative Council of Quebec as constituted at 30 July 1940.
 
The Trevor C. Holland Fellowships
Value: $10,000
Established from the estate of Trevor C. Holland.  Awarded to master's or doctoral students in any field who have first-class standing and who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
 
The Martin Schiralli Fellowship
Value: variable
Established from the estate of Martin Schiralli, who was an active and well-regarded member of the Faculty of Education.  Awarded annually on the basis of financial need and academic excellence to eligible graduate students with a preference given to doctoral students in Education.  
 
The Grace L. Boileau Graduate Award
Value: variable
Established by a bequest from the estate of Grace L. Boileau, B.A. 1941, and awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to full-time funding-eligible graduate students in any year of a masters or doctoral program at Queen’s University.
 
The Michael Durland Graduate Fellowship
Value: variable
Established by Dr. Michael Durland, Ph.D. ’91, and awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to a full-time funding-eligible graduate student in any master’s or doctoral program at Queen’s University. Preference will be given to graduate students studying Finance in the School of Business.
 
The Seanix Graduate Award
Value: variable
Established by Paul Girard (BA ‘1987) for Seanix and awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to full-time funding-eligible graduate students.  Preference will be given to graduate students in the area of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in Engineering and Applied Science in the School of Graduate Studies. 
 
The William C. Leggett Graduate Fellowship
Value: variable
Established in October 2004 by the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University, faculty, staff, family and friends in recognition of Dr. William C. Leggett’s ten years as Principal and Vice-Chancellor at Queen’s University. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement to a full-time funding eligible graduate student with a preference for those enrolled in a doctoral program in English, History, Philosophy or Cultural Studies at Queen’s University.
 
The Herman K. Walter Graduate Award
Value: variable
Established by Herman K. Walter, B.Sc.(Eng.) 1945 and awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to a full-time funding eligible graduate student in any graduate program with a preference for those enrolled in a graduate program in Engineering and Applied Science. 
 
The Douglas Sheppard Wilson Fellowship
Value: variable
Established by a bequest from the estate of Douglas Sheppard Wilson for postgraduate studies in film.  Open to full -time first-class candidates for both the master's and doctoral degrees for one year of study and research.
 
The Norman D. Wilson Fellowship
Value: variable
Established by a bequest from the estate of Douglas Sheppard Wilson for postgraduate studies in urban transportation and economics.  Open to full- time, first-class candidates for both the master's and doctoral degrees for one year of study and research.

 

The Norma Nugent Graduate Award

Value: variable

Named in honour of Norma Nugent, a dear friend, invaluable colleague and dedicated employee of the School of Graduate Studies and Research, who died in May 2002.  Established in October 2005 by a Queen's engineering graduate who chooses to remain anonymous, and awarded to full-time funding eligible graduate students.  Preference will be given to graduate students in Engineering and Applied Science in the School of Graduate Studies. 

 

The Irene MacRae Memorial Graduate Award

Value: variable

Established in October 2005 by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in memory of Irene MacAllister MacRae, Arts '14, who was vice-president of the Mathematics Club while at Queen's and was one of the first female graduates in Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement to eligible graduate students in the Physical Sciences, with preference given to female students in Mathematics and Statistics. 

 

The Dr. Robert John Wilson Fellowships

Value: $10,000

Established by the Estate Kathryn Anna Wilson in memory of her husband, Dr. Robert John Wilson, Meds. 1941.  Awarded to funding eligible doctoral students registered in health sciences related disciplines at Queen's University.  Candidates for the awards must show exceptional promise for making significant contributions to studies or research in health sciences.  
 
The TD Bank Financial Group Graduate Fellowship in Arctic Environmental Issues
Value: variable.
Established in March 2009 by TD Bank Financial Group and awarded to funding eligible Master’s or PhD level students pursuing research work in environmental issues that are of practical relevance to the Arctic region. The fellowship will provide travel and stipend support for graduate students to continue critical field research within the Arctic. Selection will be made by the Fellowship Committee of the School of Graduate Studies through the annual internal fellowship competition. A one-page research summary must be submitted with the application materials.
 
The Marie Mottashed Graduate Scholarship
Value: variable.
Funds are to be expended over a seven year period. Established in January 2010 by the Estate of Marie Mottashed, M.A. (Economics) 1941 and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to funding-eligible female graduate students enrolled in the Physical Sciences (Chemistry, Physics and Geology) in the School of Graduate Studies. Selection will be made by the Fellowships Committee of the School of Graduate Studies through the annual internal fellowship competition.
 
The Nancy Simpson Scholarship in Genetics
Value: variable
Established in November 2004 by Nancy Simpson to recognize the best Masters or Ph.D. student at Queen’s University studying in a field of genetics. Open to Masters and Doctoral students registered in the School of Graduate Studies in any graduate program or department at Queen’s University whose research is in a field of genetics, including but not limited to molecular genetics, ethics in genetics, bioinformatics, behavioural genetics, evolutionary genetics and genomics. Selection will be made by the Fellowship Committee of the School of Graduate Studies through the annual internal fellowship competition. 
 
The U.S. Steel Canada Graduate Fellowship
Value: $10,000
Established by U. S. Steel Canada and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to funding-eligible Master’s or PhD level students enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies in the area of mechanical and materials engineering with a specialization related to steel. Selection will be made by the Fellowship Committee of the School of Graduate Studies through the annual internal fellowship competition.
 
The Dorrance Family Award
Value: $5,000
Awarded on the basis of excellence in scholarship and/or research, to a full time funding-eligible graduate student enrolled in a graduate program in an area in Science and Technology with preference given to Mathematics and Statistics. Selection will be made by the Fellowship Committee of the School of Graduate Studies through the annual internal fellowship competition. 
 
The Ian M. Drum Scholarship
Value: $10,000 to $15,000
Founded by Ian M. Drum, Science '37, and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to funding-eligible Master’s or Ph.D. level students enrolled in Engineering and Applied Science in the School of Graduate Studies who have a demonstrated interest in a project with potential for commercial applications. Preference will be given to students who have taken some courses in either the humanities, social sciences, law or business as part of their postsecondary education at the time of application or who are enrolled in a program where innovation and commercialization are key aspects of the curriculum. Selection will be made by the Fellowship Committee of the School of Graduate Studies through the annual internal fellowship competition. 
 
The Bruce Mitchell Academic Leadership Award
Value: $ 40,000 per year for 4 years
Established in February 2013 by Bruce H. Mitchell, B.Sc. 1968, to attract the best and brightest Ph.D. candidates from Canada and around the globe, and to provide a rich experience that prepares them for future success as leaders and contributors in a global society.Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to incoming (new) funding-eligible Ph.D. level students enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies. Selection will be made by the Fellowship Committee of the School of Graduate Studies through the annual internal fellowship competition.
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