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Awards Open to All Upper Year Students

he 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.

Ban Righ Centre Bursaries and Awards

Please visit the Ban Righ Centre website for more information on these awards and application instructions.  

Chaplain's Bursary

Established from funds donated by the Toronto Alumni Branch and friends and awarded on the basis of financial need to an Ontario resident registered in any faculty or school at Queen's University. Application should be made to the University Chaplain.Selection will be made in consultation with the Student Awards Office.

Kingston Field Naturalists Award for Queen's University Biological Station

Established in April 2007 by Kingston Field Naturalists in memory of Dr. Robert Stewart, Microbiologist at Queen's University and Past Honorary President of the KFN, and awarded on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated leadership qualities to an undergraduate student studying conservation science or natural history at the QUBS. Application by letter describing various leadership qualities and achievements should be made to the Head of the Department of Biology by March 31.

Charles C. J. Lorimer Memorial Award

Established in memory of Dr. Charles C.J. Lorimer, B.Sc. '79, M.D.'83. Awarded to a student in an upper year of science, medicine or other Faculty who, while maintaining good academic standing, has shown an understanding of the partnership of people with the natural world in the preservation and enrichment of the vitality and beauty of the earth. The recipient will have demonstrated this participation in wilderness living, travel, hiking, canoeing, by involvement in conservation or by similar activities. Application should be made by letter to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 October.

A. E. MacRae Award in Creative Leadership

Found by the late A.E. MacRae of Ottawa. The object of this prize is to promote on the part of the individual the practice of effectively appraising action from the point of view of others concerned. It is based on the idea that social progress requires of education the instilling in individuals the capacity to lead others in their actions, which are for the continuing good of all in the long term. It is intended to encourage students at Queen's to strive to evaluate competing interests and to seek out and advocate creative solutions, fairly and wisely balancing those interests. The recipient is required to write a short article on the purpose of the award and give his or her views on the methods by which the intentions of the award may be realized. The award is presented annually to the student in attendance at Queen's University who, prior to the beginning of his or her graduating year, has developed and exhibited the greatest capacity for creative leadership in the sense noted above.  Application should be made by letter to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 February.

Andrina McCulloch Prizes in Public Speaking

These prizes are awarded annually for the promotion and encouragement of public speaking in the University. Awards are made in the following fields: public speaking/thesis presentation, reading/ dramatization, and debating. The categories of the awards and the cash value of the prizes in any year are determined by a committee of the Senate. Details regarding the competition are available on the Andrina McCulloch Public Speaking Competition website.

F. W. Minkler Award

Established by Mrs. Rachel S. Minkler in memory of Dr. Frederick W. Minkler who, in his years in the field of education, introduced many innovative measures in the continually expanding system. Awarded annually to the upper year student whose integrity, scholarship and contribution to Queen's University is outstanding. Application should be made by 1 October to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards). Two letters of reference are required.Selection will be made by the Senate Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid.

Queen's Alumni Association Toronto Branch Award

Established in May 2006 by the Queen's Alumni Association Toronto Branch and awarded to an undergraduate student in the final year of studies in any faculty or school at Queen's University who has demonstrated leadership in community service at Queen's or within the Kingston or Toronto communities while maintaining a minimum B (65%) average. The award will be granted to students whose address on admission to Queen's University was the Greater Toronto area. Preference will be given to students who can show that they have received a job offer from an employer in the Greater Toronto area and that they have accepted the position after graduation. A letter of application, along with a resume and one letter of reference, should be submitted to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 March.Selection will be made by a sub-committee of the Senate Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid.

Rhodes Scholarships

The terms and application for the Rhodes Scholarship can be found on the website of Student Affairs.

Senior Citizen Tuition Bursary

The terms for this award are cross listed with Bursaries Open to All Students.

 

Gordon A. Snider Prize in the History of Technology

Established by colleagues and family of Gordon Snider, B.A. '74, respected teacher and ardent student of the history of technology and engineering in Canada. Awarded annually to an undergraduate student in any faculty or school for the best essay on the historical development of some aspect of technology. This essay must exhibit thorough research and originality and illustrate the impact of technology on the community. Preference will be given to a Canadian topic. Selection will be made by an inter-faculty committee chaired by an appointee of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Applications should be submitted to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 October.

Edward Somppi Awards

Established by Edward Somppi, Commerce '43. Up to six prizes are awarded to members of the Queen's Players or the Queen's Musical Theatre who are full-time undergraduate students. Selection is based on contribution to club activities and preference is given to members who have appeared in public performances. The prizes are awarded by a committee comprising the A.M.S. Campus Activities Commissioner, the chair of the Senate Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid, the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards), the president of the Queen's Players, the president of the Queen's Musical Theatre and one member-at-large from each club. Nominations from any member of the Queen's Players or the Queen's Musical Theatre are to be made in writing to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 15 January.

Robert W. & Ann C. Southam Memorial Scholarship

Established by his family in memory of Robert W. Southam, B.A. 1936, HLL.D 1980, and awarded to a student in any faculty or school on the basis of (a) academic achievement and extracurricular activities, and (b) demonstrated proficiency in writing on any relevant Canadian issue (past, present or future). The applicant should submit a resume and a written submission of approximately 500-750 words outlining the above. Application should be made to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 October. Selection will be made by a sub-committee of the Senate Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid.

STRIVE Awards in Environmental Studies

Established by Students Taking Responsible Initiatives for a Viable Environment (STRIVE) and awarded to any undergraduate student at Queen's who combines environmental volunteer work with academic achievement. Consideration will be given to students who have achieved an overall average of at least 75 percent who participated in extracurricular activities that benefit the Queen's community. These activities should be related to the visibility, education and the promotion of awareness of environmental issues. To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and no more than three letters of reference to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 February. Candidates can also be nominated and must provide the same information.The successful candidates will be selected by a committee made up of a STRIVE member, a faculty member from the School of Environmental Studies, and the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) or delegate.

Prince Takamado Visiting Student Scholarship at Queen's University

The Prince Takamado Visiting Student Scholarship at Queen's University is awarded to a second or third-year student of Japanese nationality (citizen) who is currently enrolled in a Japanese university, and who will study at Queen's University on a Letter of Permission from their home university. Application should be made to Undergraduate Admission by March 25.Undergraduate Admission will forward all applications from qualified applicants to the Student Awards Office. Value: Approximately $30,000 (Canadian Dollars), this will include tuition, books and supplies, and basic living expenses (including room and board and one return economy flight home) based on guidelines established by Queen's University. A guaranteed residence room in Harkness International Hall will be available to the recipient if he/she chooses on campus accommodations.

Apply for this award via the Prince Takamado Visiting Student Scholarship application.

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