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Named Exchange Bursaries

The following bursaries and awards have been made available thanks to the generosity of Queen's donors.

Only students participating on a Queen's formal bi-lateral exchange are eligible to apply for the Exchange Bursary.

The following named Exchange Bursaries have been made possible due to generous donations from specific donors. If a student is selected to receive an Exchange Bursary the name of their bursary may be amended to one of the following awards. Please note that only the name of the award will change after a student has been selected; the value of their Exchange Bursary assistance will not change depending on the name of the award.

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Exchange Bursaries Open to All Students

Bursary for Studies in Africa

Established from some of the contributions made by students to the discontinued South African Education Trust Fund and awarded on the basis of financial need to Queen's students planning to study in Sub-Saharan Africa on a study abroad program. Please complete an Exchange Study Bursary application. Please attach letter of application, outlining the reasons for wanting to study in Africa, should be forwarded to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) at least two months prior to the beginning of the study term. Selection of the candidate will be made by a committee which includes the Director of the International Centre and a representative from the Student Awards Office.

Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Award

Established by the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University (CFHU) and awarded on the basis of financial need to undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted during the fall, winter or spring/summer session at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for courses recognized for credit at Queen's University. Students may participate in courses offered at the Rothberg International School, the regular Hebrew University curriculum, other accredited Hebrew University programs, or any accredited study abroad program between Queen's University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Application should be made to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 31 March.

Deloitte Global Development Award

Established in December 2013 by the Deloitte Foundation and Deloitte LLP employees. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated financial need to students in the third-year of the Bachelor of Commerce program who have been selected to participate in a formal Queen's University bi-lateral exchange. Preference will be given to students demonstrating school/community involvement and leadership skills.

Exchange Study Bursary

Awarded on the basis of financial need to students who participate in an official international exchange. Application forms are available from the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) and should be submitted to the Student Awards Office.

Perry J. Lao International Exchange Award

Established in May 2007 by the friends and family of Perry Jason Lao to honour his passion for traveling and life-long learning. Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to students who are participating in an official international bi-lateral exchange program. Application should be made to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by January 15.

Claire L. Leggett International Study Award

Established by Claire Leggett and awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to undergraduate students studying on a formal Queen's Exchange or studying at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC). Students studying at the Bader International Study Centre apply on the BISC Bursary application form and submit to the Office of the University Registrar (Student Awards).

Leiden University Awards

Established by Marianne van Silfhout, alumna of Leiden University in the Netherlands, and awarded on the basis of financial need and academic excellence to students who wish to participate in an exchange program, or wish to pursue their studies or do research, at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Application should be made to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) at least two months prior to the beginning of the study period.

Bruce H. Mitchell International Exchange Award

Established by Bruce H. Mitchell, B.Sc. '68, and awarded on the basis of high academic achievement and financial need to full-time undergraduate students in any faculty of school at Queen's University who wish to study abroad and in doing so experience other learning environments and cultures. The award will provide support for students to attend any university worldwide where Queen's has established a formal exchange agreement. Preference will be given to students wishing to study outside North America. Students should complete the "Exchange Bursary" application form available from the Student Awards Office and submit the form to the International Programs Office along with the application for exchange.

Kathleen Ryan International Exchange Bursary

Established by a bequest from Kathleen Ryan, B.A. 1926, and awarded on the basis of financial need to students who participate in an official international exchange. Application forms are available from the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) and should be submitted to the Student Awards Office.

Honourable Dr. David J. Saul International Exchange Awards

Established in October 2003 by David J. Saul, B.A. '69, former Premier and Minister of Finance of Bermuda, and awarded on the basis of financial need and high academic achievement to full-time undergraduate students in any Faculty or School at Queen's University who wish to study abroad and in doing so experience other learning environments and cultures. The award will provide support for students to attend any university worldwide where Queen's has established a formal exchange agreement. Preference will be given to students wishing to study outside North America. Students should complete the "Exchange Bursary" application form available from the Student Awards Office and submit the form to the International Programs Office along with the application for exchange.

Wong International Bursary

Established in March 2007 by John W. Wong, Meds 1959, and Lily Y. Wong in honour of Dr. Min Sam Wong and Lau Yee Fern of Hong Kong. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to students in any year participating in an international study opportunity in China that is endorsed by the student's Faculty/School. Application are to be made to the Office of the University Registrar (Student Awards) by 15 January.

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Arts and Science Specific Exchange Bursaries

Arts '70 Study Abroad Award

Established by the class of Arts '70 and awarded on the basis of merit and financial need to a student currently enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science who has been selected to take part in an official exchange program abroad. Selection will be made by the Director of the International Centre, the Faculty Dean and a representative from the Student Awards Office. Applications are available from the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) and must be submitted by 15 January.

Blakely Family International Study Award

The terms for this award are cross listed with named BISC Exchange Bursaries.

Note: To be considered for this award students must submit either an Exchange Bursary application or a BISC Bursary application depending on their situation.

Murray A. Cowie Awards for Study in Germany

Established in November 2003 by a bequest from the estate of Murray A. Cowie. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to students with a major, medial or minor concentration in German, German Studies, or Business German, or a special field concentration in Language and Linguistics with a primary concentration in German, who either will spend the third year of a four-year program at a German-speaking University or will study at a German Language Summer School. Equal consideration will be given to students in each of the two categories. If there are no eligible recipients then the award may be granted to a student in third year with a concentration in German. Selection will be made in consultation with the Office of the University Registrar, Student Awards. Application are to be made to the Office of the University Registrar (Student Awards) by 15 January

Doug and Nancy McFadden International Exchange Award

The terms for this award are cross listed with School of Business Specific Exchange Bursaries.

Juliet Milsome Award

Established in January 2013 by Juliet Milsome, B.A. 1977, and awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to students in any year of the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University who have been selected to participate in a formal Queen’s University bi lateral exchange in the United Kingdom. Applications are to be made to the Office of the University Registrar, Student Awards by 15 January.

M. R. Parrish and M. A. (Henry) Parrish and Family Award

Established by A. Ralph Parrish in memory of his parents, M.R. Parrish and M.A. (Henry) Parrish, and awarded to full-time students in the Faculty of Arts and Science or the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and involvement in extracurricular activities, preferably volunteer work for humanitarian causes. Preference will be given to students participating in a Queen's University international exchange or studying at the Bader International Study Centre.

Dr. Claude H. Vipond Award

Established by Dr. Jayant Lele to celebrate the contributions of his father-in-law, Dr. Claude Hibbert Vipond (Meds '44) to International Development, as a physician in Malaysia, Malawi, Tanzania and Haiti. Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic excellence to a student who has completed the third year of the Development Studies Program, to facilitate participation in the work-study placement program (DEVS 410). Application, on a General Bursary form, should be made to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 February. Application must include a letter outlining the details of the proposed placement and a statement of support from the host organization. Selection will be made in consultation with the Coordinator of the Development Studies Program.

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School of Business Specific Exchange Bursaries

Edgar J. Benson/Dr. Clifford A. Curtis Bursary

Established in honour of The Honourable Edgar J. Benson, P.C., B.Com. '49, LL.B (R.M.C.)'73, and Dr. Clifford A. Curtis, B.A. (Toronto), Ph.D., Econ, (Chicago). Awarded to undergraduate students in the Smith School of Business on the basis of financial need and academic excellence in order for them to participate in the program of the School which may include a period of study abroad. Special consideration will be given to students from the Greater Kingston Area.

Carnelos-Bamji Memorial Bursary

Established by Annamaria and Perry Bamji in memory of their parents who supported and encouraged international relationships. Awarded on the basis of financial need to an undergraduate student in the Smith School of Business who has been accepted to participate in an official exchange. Applicants must submit a one-page essay indicating how overseas travel and participation in an exchange program will expand their horizons and prepare them for work in global markets. Selection will be made in consultation with the Student Awards Office.

Chubb Insurance Company Bursary

Established by Chubb Insurance Company of Canada and awarded on the basis of financial need to a Bachelor of Commerce student who has been selected to participate in an official exchange. Applicants must submit a 500 word, double spaced essay on an insurance-related topic. A summer internship in Canada may be offered by Chubb Insurance starting the beginning of May following a fall or winter term exchange. Selection will be made in consultation with the Smith School of Business and Chubb Insurance Company of Canada.

Commerce '66 Bursary

Established by Commerce '66 on the occasion of their 30th reunion in 1996. Awarded to an undergraduate student in the Smith School of Business on the basis of financial need and academic excellence in order for them to fully participate in the program of the School which may include a period of study abroad.

Commerce '72 Award

Established in May 2001 by Commerce '72 on the occasion of their 25th reunion in 1997. Awarded to an undergraduate student in the Smith School of Business on the basis of financial need and academic excellence in order for them to fully participate in the program of the School, which may include a period of study abroad.

Commerce 1974 Exchange Bursary

Established in October 2014 by the Class of Commerce 1974 in celebration of their 40th reunion in 2014. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to students in the third-year of the Bachelor of Commerce program who have been selected to participate in a formal Queen's University bi-lateral exchange.

Commerce 2009 Award in Memory of Baha Bekenov

Established in May 2009 by the Commerce Class of 2009 in memory of classmate Baha Bekenov. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, proven leadership skills, and involvement in school or community activities, to students in the Bachelor of Commerce Program who are participating in an international study opportunity through a formal Queen's University bi-lateral exchange or by attending the Bader International Study Centre.

Exshaw Family International Exchange Bursary

Established in March 2017 by Christian and Florence Exshaw and awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to a student in the Bachelor of Commerce Program in the Smith School of Business at Queen's University who has been selected to participate in a formal Queen's University bi-lateral exchange in Asia or South America. Candidates must not have lived in the region in which they will be studying.

HSBC International Business Award

Established in March 2015 by HSBC Bank Canada. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic achievement and proven leadership skills, to full-time students who are in third year of the Bachelor of Commerce degree program who have been selected to participate in a formal Queen's University bi-lateral exchange.

Masani Scholarship

Established by Dr. and Mrs. P. J. Bamji, in memory of their grandparents Jamshedji and Dhunmai Masani. Awarded to a Commerce undergraduate student in the Smith School of Business who exemplified the empathetic values closely held by Jamshedji and Dhunmai through involvement in one of the following: Service to the community within Queen's University and elsewhere, entrepreneurship or leadership in promoting small business. This scholarship is designated for a student with a high academic standing, who is desirous of going to another country on an International Exchange program, and who has proven evidence of some of the above values.

Elizabeth A. MacMaster Award

Established in May 2001 in honour of Mrs. Elizabeth A. MacMaster by her daughter, Lee Ann MacMaster Boyd, B.Com '84, and awarded to an undergraduate student in the Smith School of Business on the basis of financial need and academic excellence in order for them to fully participate in the program of the School, which may include a period of study abroad. Preference will be given to a student from the Kingston region.

Douglas and Deborah McCutcheon Award

Established in January 2013 by Douglas McCutcheon, BCom 1987, and Deborah McCutcheon, BSc(Hons) 1986, and awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to Canadian citizens or Permanent residents who are students in any year of the Bachelor of Commerce Program, Smith School of Business, who have been selected to participate in a formal Queen's University bi-lateral exchange to a destination outside of North America.

Doug and Nancy McFadden International Exchange Award

Established in October 2006 by Doug, LL.B.1975, and Nancy McFadden, B.A.(Hons.) 1974, B.Ed. 1976, and awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to students in the third-year of the Bachelor of Commerce program and to students in the third-year of the Faculty of Arts and Science who are selected to participate in a formal Queen's bi lateral exchange. Students are to submit the Exchange Study Bursary application to the Office of the University Registrar, Student Awards by 15 January.

Nissan Commerce International Exchange Award

Established in September 2006 by Nissan Canada Inc. and awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to students in the third year of the Bachelor of Commerce program, who are participating in an international exchange program. Preference will be given to visible minority or aboriginal students.

PwC International Awards

Awarded on the basis of financial need and on a combination of strong foreign language skills and interpersonal qualities to full time undergraduate students in the Smith School of Business. Preference will be given to students with an interest in a career in accounting. The purpose of the award is to allow the student(s) to fully participate in an international study program. Selection will be made in consultation with the Student Awards Office.

Scotiabank Commerce Student Awards

Established by the Bank of Nova Scotia and awarded to undergraduate students in the Commerce program on the basis of financial need. Preference will be given to students participating in an official exchange program.

Scotiabank Group Scholarship of the Americas

Established in October 2006 by the Scotiabank Group and awarded on the basis of academic excellence and leadership qualities to (i) students in the Smith School of Business who are participating in an official university bi-lateral exchange with a recognized exchange partner in Central America or South America, or (ii) international students at a recognized exchange partner to come to the Smith School of Business on an official bi-lateral exchange, based on the same criteria. The duration of the exchange will be for a minimum of one term (4 months). Selection will be made by the Smith School of Business Awards Selection Committee, the Centre for International Management and in consultation with the partnering institutions.

Scotiabank/Queen's University Leadership Awards

Established by Scotiabank and Queen's University in recognition of the Bank's commitment to providing students with the tools necessary to make the school to work transition a natural one. Awarded to full-time undergraduate students in the Smith School of Business on the basis of financial need, good academic standing, and demonstrated leadership abilities. Preference will be given to students going on an official international exchange program. Application should be made to the Student Awards Office by 15 January and selection will be made in consultation with the Smith School of Business.

Sculthorpe Family International Commerce Award

Established in April 2008 by David Sculthorpe, B.Com. 1983, and Patricia Sculthorpe, B.A. (Hons.) 1985, and awarded to undergraduate students in the Smith School of Business to participate in a formal Queen's bi-lateral exchange. The award will be based on demonstrated financial need, a minimum GPA of 3.0, and demonstrated leadership in extra-curricular activities and/or community service.

Smith School of Business Bursary

Established by alumni and friends of the School of Business and awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in the Smith School of Business on the basis of financial need and academic excellence in order for them to fully participate in the program of the School which may include a period of study abroad.

Richard G. Stackhouse International Awards

Established by Richard G. Stackhouse, Commerce '53. Awarded to undergraduate students in the School of Business on the basis of financial need and academic excellence in order for them to fully participate in the program of the School with preference given to a period of study abroad.

Sutton International Study Award

Established by Gerald D. Sutton, B.Com. 1948. M.Com. 1949, and Margaret (Scally) Sutton, B.A.(Hon.) 1948, in order to foster a greater understanding of global issues. Awarded on the basis of financial need to outstanding students in a graduate or undergraduate program in the School of Business to enable study abroad. In the case of a graduate student, the funds are available Established by Gerald D. Sutton, B.Com.'48, M.Com.'49 and Margaret (Scally) Sutton, B.A.(Hon)'48 in order to foster a greater understanding of global issues. Awarded on the basis of financial need to an outstanding student(s) in the graduate or undergraduate program in the School of Business to enable study abroad. In the case of a graduate student, the funds are available for research study abroad while the student is enrolled in a graduate program in the School of Business at Queen's University. In the case of an undergraduate student, the funds are available for an international exchange program or a term(s) at the Bader International Study Centre.

John Wakulat Family International Award

Established by the John Wakulat family. Awarded to an undergraduate student in the Smith School of Business on the basis of financial need and academic excellence in order for them to fully participate in an international exchange program in Germany.

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Engineering and Applied Science Specific Exchange Bursaries

M. R. Parrish and M. A. (Henry) Parrish and Family Award

The terms for this award are cross listed with named Exchange Bursaries, Arts and Science.