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Funding and Awards

The Division of Student Affairs runs several awards programs and funding opportunities for students.

Baillie Awards for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching Kelly Dear, 2013 Baillie recipient

2015 Nominations are now closed! Thank you to all graduating students who nominated a high school teacher. If you former teacher is selected to receive an award, you will be notified in early April.

Undergraduate students in their final year of study can recognize a secondary school teacher who has inspired them to pursue their goals in higher education and passed on a life-long desire to learn with a Baillie Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching. 

Read about the 2014 Baillie Award recipients!

Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award

2015 Nominations are now closed. Thank you to all of those who submitted nominations. Recipients will be announced in late March 2015. 2016 nominations will open early in 2016.

Named in honour of Brian Yealland, the Chaplain at Queen’s University for 32 years, the Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award will be presented annually to Queen’s students who make a significant contribution to society by working with and encouraging youth who are experiencing social, behavioral, economic or other challenges by helping them realize their worth as individuals and their potential to achieve.

Read more about the Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award

Eilidh Balkwill Fund


Application deadline: ongoing

The Eilidh Balkwill Fund supports not-for-profit, co-curricular initiatives that benefit women in their first year of study and/or improve the living and broader learning environment for women studying at Queen's. 

Learn more about the Eilidh Balkwill Fund


The Jack.org/Queen's Student Initiative Fund

The Jack.org/Queen’s Student Initiative Fund (SIF) wishes to support and encourage the students at Queen’s as they take ownership of the topic of mental health and wellness on campus. Often it’s the students who possess the creative energy and enthusiasm to run fantastic events, programs, and activities to create real and substantial change. But the reality is, many of these things cost money, which can be hard to come by as a student. To help with the financial burden, The Jack.org/Queen'sSIF exists to provide funding opportunities for special projects and initiatives that support student health and wellness, with a specific emphasis on mental health. 

Peer Leadership Award

2015 Nominations are now closed. Thank you to all of those who submitted nominations. Recipients will be announced in late March 2015. 2016 nominations will open early in 2016.

Presented annually to Queen’s students who, through their commitment, skill, dedication and interest in helping others, have exemplified excellence in peer-to-peer assistance and outreach. 

Learn more about the Peer Leadership Award

The Rhodes Scholarship

The internal application period for endorsement for 2015 Scholarships has now closed. The application period for the 2016 Scholarships will open in spring 2015. 

Rhodes' 2015 application deadline was October 17, 2014. Review the 2015 Rhodes memorandum for Canada.

The Rhodes Scholarships are considered the oldest and most prestigious international scholarships for outstanding scholars from any academic field of study. Rhodes Scholarships are tenable for postgraduate students or a second bachelor's degree at Oxford University, for two years with the possible extension of a third year. Queen's students wishing to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship must receive an institutional endorsement. The internal application period for 2016 Scholarships will take place in September 2015.


Student Initiative FundImage of a poster for "The Ballad of Valentinv Sapunov'

Next Application deadline: Monday, September 14, 2015 for activities/events scheduled after October 16, 2015.

Are you a student with a great idea or project that can help you learn and work in service to the community? The Division of Student Affairs'  Student Initiative Fund seeks to help students and student organizations fund projects that provide educational opportunities. 


Team-Building Activity Fund 

Next Application deadline: Monday, September 28, 2015 for activities scheduled after October 30,  2015.

Are you a leader of a sanctioned student club, team or group that is looking for a way to establish or enhance its culture, cohesion and environment through team building activities that are positive, motivating and safe?

The Team-Building Activity Fund provides funding opportunities for initiatives that will allow student clubs to welcome new members in ways that cultivate a sense of belonging and pride and build positive and respectful club dynamics.

This Fund supports university-sanctioned student clubs of the AMS, SGPS or Athletics &Recreation (A&R), involving registered students, in organizing activities that enhance the inclusion/introduction of new members. 

Learn more about the Team-Building Activity Fund

First Year Experience Fund

The First Year Experience Fund will be disbursed in the form of grants to Queen’s departments and student groups that are mandated to deliver personal, social and academic transition programs and services for undergraduate students. The goal of the Fund is to encourage and support both ongoing and innovative programs and services that enhance undergraduate student life and learning, with a particular emphasis on the first year student experience.  

Learn more about the First Year Experience Fund

Other Funding

For AMS Bursary and Grants Page, click here