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Queen's University

Funds and Awards

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

  • Baillie Awards for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching 
  • Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award 
  • Eilidh Balkwill Fund
  • First-Year Experience Fund  
  • The Jack Project @ Queen's Student Initiative Fund
  • Peer Educator Award 
  • Rhodes Scholarship - The online application system for 2015 is expected to open in May or June 2014.
  • Robert Sutherland Visitorship
  • Student Initiative Fund 
  • Team-Building Activity Fund 

Baillie Awards for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching  KellyDear2013Baillie.jpg

2014 nominations are now closed. The next nomination period will be in early 2015.

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 2013 Baillie Award recipients!   

Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award

Nominations for 2014 are now closed. The next nomination period will be in early 2015.

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.


Eilidh Balkwill Fund

Next Application deadline: TBD in Fall 2014

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. The Jack Project @ Queen's Student Initiative Fund

The Jack Project @ Queen's Student Initiative Fund

Next application deadline: TBD in Fall 2014

The Jack Project @ Queen’s 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 Project @ Queen’s Student Initiative Fund exists to provide funding opportunities starting in Fall 2013 for special projects and initiatives that support student health and wellness, with a specific emphasis on mental health. 

Peer Leadership Award

2014 Nominations are now closed. The next nomination period will be in early 2015.

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. 

The Rhodes Scholarship

Next Application deadlines: Fall 2014 -Information will be posted in May or June 2014.

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 2015 Scholarships will open in late summer-early fall 2014.  


Robert Sutherland Visitorship 

2015 Application deadline: TBD

The  Robert Sutherland Visitorship brings a noted speaker to campus each year with expertise in the areas of equity, community diversity and race relations. The 2013 visitor was Dr. Jasbir Puar.  


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Next Application deadline: September 15, 2014 for events and activities scheduled after October 16, 2014

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


Team-Activity Building Activity Fund 

Next Application deadline:  Fall 2014 

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. 

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