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Awards for Arts and Science Students

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

Students who are currently registered at Queen's University can apply for the following awards. Students will be notified by either the Student Awards Office or their Faculty if they have been selected for an award. 

Please pay close attention to the application instructions and deadlines.

Harry and Ethel Abramsky Awards in Music

Established by Mortimer, Joseph and Bernice in loving memory of their parents, Harry and Ethel Abramsky, respected members of the Kingston community for many years and faithful supporters of the arts. Awarded on the basis of financial need and demonstrated overall excellence to a student in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Music or B.A. (Honours) Music program, who has been accepted to a graduate program in musicology, ethnomusicology or music theory. Application should be made to the School of Music by 30 April.  Selection will be made in consultation with the Student Awards Office.

Arts '50 Scholarship

Given by the members of the Class of Arts '50 in sincere appreciation of the benefits received while students at Queen's University. Awarded annually to a student entering final year in the Faculty of Arts and Science who has made a personal contribution to the life of the University and who has maintained a GPA of at least 2.0 on the work of his or her program. Applications are to be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar, Student Awards by 1 March.

Arts Management Award

Established in March 2009 by an anonymous donor to encourage students pursuing careers in Arts Management. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement to students in year three or four of a minor, major, medial or concentration in Drama who are currently registered in, or have completed, a Commerce course(s), or to students who are registered in year three or four in the Bachelor of Commerce program and are currently registered in, or have completed, a Drama course(s). The student recipient must have an interest in Arts Management as demonstrated through taking relevant courses and work or volunteer experience in Arts Management. A letter of application is to be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar, Student Awards, by April 15.

Arts and Science Undergraduate Society Scholarships

Three equal scholarships, established by the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society, are awarded annually on the basis of a combination of achievement in extracurricular activities and academic endeavours. These scholarships will be awarded to students registered in their fourth year of studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Each year one student with a medial or major concentration in one of the following areas will be a recipient of one scholarship.

AREA OF STUDIES I - Art, Classics, Drama, English, Film Studies, French, German, History, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Russian, Spanish and Italian.

AREA OF STUDIES II - Economics, Geography, Physical and Health Education, Politics, Psychology, Sociology.

AREA OF STUDIES III - Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computing and Information Science, Geology, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics.

Applications are to be submitted to the President of the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society by 27 February of the fourth year.Applications will be screened in confidence by a student committee of representatives from each of three areas of studies, an ASUS executive member and an ASUS Senator. The final selection will be made at a meeting of Awards Committee and the Honorary President of ASUS (or delegate). If in any particular year there is deemed to be no suitable candidate for an area of study, the scholarship will not be awarded for that particular area.

Fred Lamble Bartlett Memorial Award

Established in memory of Fred Lamble Bartlett by family, friends and former students to recognize students in the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education program, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Kinesiology program or the Health Studies program who is entering fourth year and who best demonstrates a combination of a solid academic record (overall B cumulative average), integrity, leadership and a sensitivity to and respect for the feelings of others. Nominations should be submitted to the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies by 15 February.

PHE Canada Student Award

Awarded by PHE Canada to a student entering third or fourth year in an undergraduate program in the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education program or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Kinesiology program in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. The award will be presented annually in March to a student in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies on the basis of academic standing and student leadership in a student health, physical education or recreation organization. The recipient will receive a one-year student membership in PHE Canada and serve as a liaison between PHEKSA and PHE Canada during the school year following the award with the responsibility of publicizing and promoting the professional work of PHE Canada on campus. Nominations for the award may be made to the PHE Canada Faculty Representative (Undergraduate Coordinator) prior to 15 February.

Harold and Helen Cave Scholarship

The terms for this award are cross listed with Exchange and BISC Awards requiring an application.

Clarkson Essay Prizes

Established by Max Clarkson, Toronto. Awarded annually by the Department of Drama to a student or students enrolled in the drama program (major, medial, minor or Stage and Screen Studies) judged to have submitted the best essay on any aspect of theatre or drama practice, history, criticism, or analysis. Submissions to be made to the Department of Drama prior to 15 April.

Department of Classics Travel Grant

Established in January 2010 by the friends of the Department of Classics. Granted to graduate students or undergraduates registered in the Department of Classics. The grant is available to contribute to the support of field research that must be carried out at a considerable distance from Queen's University. Granted on the basis of the academic merit and feasibility of the proposed field study research described within the Department of Classics Travel Grant application.Selection will be made by the Department of Classics Awards Committee.

Wes and Dorletta Curran Memorial Award

Established with donations from former research assistants, Curran family members, friends and colleagues in honour of Wes and Dorletta Curran. Dr. Curran was an outstanding teacher and the founding Director of the Queen's University Biological Station (Q.U.B.S.). Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic excellence to a full-time student in an Honours program in Biology. Preference will be given to students planning to reside at QUBS in order to pursue field and laboratory research in aquatic biology at QUBS, illuminating the ecology of the freshwater habitat. Successful candidates must agree to use approximately 80% of the value of the award to assist in the cost attending and residing at QUBS. Application forms are available at the Department of Biology and should be returned to the Department of Biology by 15 February. Selection will be made by the Office of the University Registrar, Student Awards in consultation with the Department of Biology.

Dean's Special Award

Up to ten scholarships to be awarded in the fall to Arts and Science students returning from international exchange programs. To be eligible, students must be returning to Queen's and must submit a statement of no more than 500 words describing the ways in which the exchange experience enriched their lives and affected their outlook both academically and personally. The Awards Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Science will make decisions based on this statement and on the applicant's prior academic record. This scholarship will not be awarded to students who hold other awards of equal or greater value. Applications must be submitted by October 1 and should be addressed to:The Awards Committee, Faculty of Arts and Science, F200 Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6.

Marion Edith Dubin Memorial Scholarship in English Composition

Established in memory of Marion Edith Dubin (nee Hamilton) and awarded to a student who might not otherwise have the opportunity to study at the School of English. Awarded on the basis of an English composition.  Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of The School of English. Application is by specified English composition and application form submitted to the School of English by 18 November.

G. B. Dyer/DuPont Canada Scholarships

The terms for this award are cross listed with Engineering and Applied Science Awards requiring an application.

Fred Euringer Award in Drama

Established by colleagues and friends to honour the long and distinguished career of J.A. (Fred) Euringer, actor, director, playwright and teacher, and for many years the Head of the Department of Drama. Awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Queen's University Drama program and is intended to facilitate the recipient's ability to create theatre within the Kingston community. Applications will available at the Department of Drama and must be submitted by March 31. A covering letter outlining the proposed activity for which the award is to be used as well as a curriculum vitae and /or a portfolio of work appropriate to the student's area of interest should be included.  

French Exchange Scholarship

The terms for this award are cross listed with Exchange and BISC awards requiring an application.

Gowan Foundation No. II Prize

Founded by the late Sir James R. Gowan, K.C.M.G. Awarded for the best collection of Canadian plants. The plants must be good specimens, well pressed, and mounted on regular herbarium sheets or placed in other herbarium containers. They may represent any group of higher or lower plants. The collection must be submitted to the Department of Biology before 15 December.

Lorne Greene Award

Established by Lorne Greene, B.A. 1937, LL.D. 1971, and awarded annually to a student or students in drama who graduates at either fall or spring convocation in a current academic year for outstanding achievement in the practical and performing aspects of theatre while at Queen's. Assessment of the applicants shall be based equally on the following: 1) the highest average (not less than 80 per cent in each course) in the equivalent of 3.0 credits as specified by the Department of Drama; 2) a submitted resumé demonstrating a sustained level of participation in university theatrical activity. Final selection shall be decided by the faculty of the Drama Department in April. For application details, including the requisite courses, please consult the Department. Applications should be submitted to the Lorne Greene Screening Committee (Drama Department) on the prescribed form no later than 31 March.

Michael R. G. Harris Memorial Scholarship in History

Established by his parents in memory of Michael R.G. Harris. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of History to a student in the second, third, or fourth year of a B.A.(Honours) program with a major or medial concentration in History for the best essay on the history and practice of neutrality and pacific settlement of international disputes. Each essay must be submitted to the Chair of the Department by the last day of classes of the Winter Term.

Tom R. Higgins Scholarship in Mathematics & Statistics

Established in March 2008 by Thomas (Tom) Higgins, B.Sc.(Hons.) 1979, and awarded to a student entering the fourth year with a subject of specialization, major or medial concentration in Mathematics or Statistics at Queen's University. The award will be based on academic excellence in any selection of four from the following courses: MATH 210* or MATH 211, MATH 281* or 280* or 221*, MATH 239*, MATH 337*, MATH 384*, MATH 401*, MATH 402*, and COMM 211, or COMM 221, and a 500 word essay on some aspect of the business and financial world as it relates to the life and aspirations of the student. Application is by letter to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics by 31 March of their third year of study.

KGHM International Ltd. Scholarship

Established in April 2012 by KGHM International Ltd. and awarded on the basis of academic excellence and proven leadership skills, to undergraduate students registered in the Geological Sciences program in the Faculty of Arts and Science.  A letter of application outlining interest and engagement in the mining industry, as well as a resume is to be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar, Student Awards, by 1 March.  Selection will be made by a Committee comprised of faculty members from the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Don Krestel Memorial Award

Sponsored by PHESA and established by friends of Donald Andrew Krestel, B.A.-B.P.H.E., '74 whose untimely death in the Fall of 1974 prematurely cut short a great potential for service to the human community. The award, which consists of a plaque and a cash prize, is normally given annually to a student in the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education program or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Kinesiology program in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, who is deemed by the selection committee best able to promote among his or her classmates an appreciation of the needs of the individual and of the community and of the application of their knowledge and abilities for the common good of all, particularly those who are disadvantaged. Nominations for the award may be made to the Undergraduate Coordinator by students of the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies prior to 15 February.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Memorial Prize

Founded by the Ontario Women's Liberal Association. The scholarship, to perpetuate the memory of the late Sir Wilfrid Laurier, is awarded by the Ontario Women's Liberal Association for proficiency in French conversation, on recommendation of the Department of French Studies, to a Canadian student (by birth or naturalization) whose native tongue is not French. Applications should be received by the Department of French prior to 15 February in each year.

John R. McCarthy Scholarship

Established in 1987 by John R. McCarthy, B.A.'43, LL.D.'67, former Deputy Minister of University Affairs and Deputy Minister of Education for the Province of Ontario. Awarded to a student who has graduated with at least second-class standing from either a three-year or four-year degree program in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University who is normally domiciled in Ontario and will be enrolling in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University in the fall session immediately following graduation. The student selected will have displayed leadership in student government and student affairs, made a personal contribution to the life of the University, shown a fondness and aptitude for sports and displayed leadership and sense of fair play in athletic endeavours.

McIlquham Foundation Prize in English

Founded by the parents of Mr. J. Max McIlquham, a student at Queen's University 1912-1915, who was killed on service overseas. Awarded to a student for an original poem, short story, or play. Competitive papers must be submitted to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 April.Each paper must bear a motto instead of the author's name, and must have attached to it a sealed envelope, bearing the same motto, and containing a signed declaration that it is the author's unaided composition.

Northeastern Chemical Association Scholarship

Established by Northeastern Chemical Association, Inc. and awarded to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Chemical Engineering, Engineering Chemistry or Chemistry on the basis of academic performance and interest in science issues.  Students must submit a letter of application outlining goals, interests, career objectives and experience to the Head of their department by 15 March, who will then forward nominations by 1 April to their respective Scholarship Committee.

Novelis Scholarship

Established in April 2006 by Novelis Inc. Two scholarships will be granted to students in the penultimate or final year on the basis of academic excellence. One scholarship will alternate between the School of Business and the Faculty of Arts and Science (Chemistry, Economics, Geological Sciences or Physics). The scholarship will be awarded to a student in the Faculty of Arts and Science in even numbered years and to a student in the Bachelor of Commerce program in odd numbered years. One scholarship will be awarded to a student in any program of Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Preference will be given to children of Novelis employees who have applied by letter to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 March.  If there are no eligible children of Novelis employees, the selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the faculties.

Danielle Polk Memorial Award

Established in April 2002 by family, classmates and friends at Queen's University in memory of Danielle Polk, B.P.H.E. 1999, and awarded to a student in the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education program or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Kinesiology program in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies who is entering fourth year and who best demonstrates a combination of a solid academic record (overall minimum "B" cumulative average), enthusiasm for life and the outdoors, love of humanity, and devotion to family and friends. Nominations should be submitted to the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies by 15 February.Selection will be made in consultation with the Awards Committee of the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies .

Rector Norman McLeod Rogers Prize

Established in memory of Norman Rogers (1894-1940), who held the Chair of Politics at Queen's from 1929 to 1935. Combining academic distinction with a commitment to public life, Mr. Rogers was elected M.P. for Kingston in 1935 and served subsequently as Minister of Labour. At the time of his death he was Canada's Minister of National Defence. Among his many accomplishments and honours, Mr. Rogers was selected as a Rhodes Scholar for Nova Scotia and from 1938 was Rector of Queen's. The prize is awarded to a graduating undergraduate or graduate student in the Departments of Political Studies, Economics, History, or the Public Administration program in the School of Policy Studies, who intends after completion of his or her studies to enter politics or the public service. A letter of application, with a current transcript and resume, should be submitted to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 February; no other material will be considered by the committee. Selection will be made by a committee chaired by the Head of Political Studies, and comprising the Heads of Economics and History, the Director of the School of Policy Studies and a representative of the Senate Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid, or their delegates. The three top-ranked candidates will be interviewed by the Committee. Candidates interviewed should expect the focus of the interview will relate, directly or indirectly, to topics associated to the candidate's interest in public service and/or public policy issues .

James H. Stitt Prize in Poetry

Founded by the late James H. Stitt, Q.C. Open to all undergraduate students, including those in the graduating year. Competitive poems must be submitted to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 April.

Teck Scholarships

The terms for this award are cross listed with Engineering and Applied Science awards requiring an application.

Walter Thumm Memorial Scholarship in Physics

Established by his family and friends in memory of Walter Thumm, Professor at Queen's until his death in 1977. By his understanding and enjoyment of physics, by his writing, and by his own example, he inspired countless students and teachers of physics. Awarded on the recommendation of the Physics Department to a student beyond the second year who has indicated his/her intention of pursuing a career in teaching physics, preferably at the high school level, and who has a strong aptitude in physics as well as a demonstrated commitment to teaching. Applications should be made prior to 31 March to the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy.

Colette Tonge Bursary

The terms for this award are cross listed with Exchange and BISC awards requiring an application.

Venice Program Bursary

The terms for this award are cross listed with Exchange and BISC awards requiring an application.

Alexander and Ian Vorres Hellenic Travel Bursary

The terms for this award are cross listed with Exchange and BISC awards requiring an application.

Alexander and Ian Vorres Hellenic Travel Fellowship

The terms for this award are cross listed with Exchange and BISC awards requiring an application.

 

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