Student Awards

OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR

Student Awards

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Aboriginal Students

Queen's believes that all students who are offered admission should have the opportunity to attend and remain at Queen's, regardless of their personal financial circumstances. We are committed to equality of opportunity and therefore we assist students entering the first year of any first-entry undergraduate program of study whose families are lacking sufficient financial resources.

The Department of Student Affairs has developed a new mechanism in SOLUS that provides students with Aboriginal ancestry with the opportunity to self-identify at any time during their studies. Aboriginal students are encouraged to self-identify so that Queen's can enhance programs, services and supports for these students. Students can learn how to self-identify through SOLUS on the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre website.

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Future Students - Direct Entry Undergraduate Programs:

Queen's offers both merit and need-based financial awards to entering students who self identify as Aboriginal, Inuit, and Métis.

To be eligible for a merit-based aboriginal admission award students must self identify during the application process when applying to Queen's via the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

To be eligible for a need-based aboriginal admission award students must apply via the Admission Bursary Application by 15 February. On the application students must self identify under the applicable section that provides them the opportunity to indicate their ancestral heritage. Students who have missed this deadline are encouraged to contact the Office of the University Registrar, Student Awards via phone or email.

Further, all students are considered automatically for a grades-based Admission Scholarship by applying for admission to Queen's. Students who excel both in and outside of the classroom should consider applying for the Queen's Major Admission Awards.

Current Students:

Aboriginal students are eligible to be considered for all scholarships, bursaries and awards where they meet the eligibility criteria. Further, Queen's has specific need-based assistance available for Aboriginal students.

To be eligible for consideration of an Aboriginal need-based award you must be currently registered at Queen's University. To apply students must complete and submit the online General Bursary application by 31 October. On the application students must self identify under the applicable section that provides them the opportunity to indicate their ancestral heritage. Students who have missed this deadline are encouraged to contact Student Awards directly, either in-person or via phone or email.