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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 Marina Westbrook, 2015 Recipient

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. These awards are presented to the recipients at their nominee's convocation ceremony. Nominations for the 2016 Awards are being accepted until February 29.  

Read about the 2015 Baillie Award recipients!

Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award


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.

Nominations are now open.  Deadline January 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

Read more about the Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award

Eilidh Balkwill Fund

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Application are received on an ongoing basis. There are no deadlines.

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's Student Initiative Fund logo

The’s Student Initiative Fund supports and encourages students at Queen’s as they take ownership of the topic of mental health and wellness on campus. The'sSIF exists to provide funding opportunities for special projects and initiatives that support student health and wellness, with a specific emphasis on mental health. For more information, please visit the Provost's website.

Peer Leadership Award

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. 

Nominations are now open.  Deadline January 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

Learn more about the Peer Leadership Awards

Queen's internal selection process, that determines the students who will be endorsed by the institution as applicants for a 2017 Rhodes Scholarship, will take place in September 2016. 

For more information, please visit the Queen's Rhodes webpage. 

Interested students can review the 2017 Rhodes memorandum for Canada that includes all information for candidates to get a sense of the requirements.

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

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

Next Application deadline: Monday, January 17, 2017 for activities/events scheduled after February 28, 2017

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, October 3, 2016 for activities scheduled after October 31, 2016.

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 Alma Mater Society (AMS) Bursary and Grants information, click here
For The Principal's Teaching and Learning Awards information,  click here