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Major Admission Awards

Students who demonstrate superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership qualities can apply for a major admission award. Financial need is also a consideration for some of our major admission awards.

You may apply for one or all of these awards listed below by submitting a single Major Admission Award Application. The deadline to submit your application to the Student Awards Office is December 1, 2016.

If financial need is a criterion of a Major Admission Award you are interested in applying for, you must submit an Admission Bursary Application in addition to the Major Admission Award Application. The Admission Bursary Application will be available on your SOLUS Student Center.

Apply for admission to Queen's through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) prior to the Major Admission Award Application deadline. If you are unable to apply for admission online through OUAC prior to December 1 (i.e. you have not received your PIN number from you high school), you can still apply for a major admission award, and the application must still be submitted by December 1).

Chancellor's Scholarship
Chancellor's Scholarship

CHANCELLOR'S SCHOLARSHIP

Total Value = $36,000

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • Superior academic ability
  • Creative and original thinking
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • High school nomination required*

* Number of nominations per high school is based on graduating class size:

Less than 250 - 1 nominee

250-499 - up to 2 nominees

500 or greater - up to 3 nominees

 

QuARMS Candidates:

  • Must be nominated for a Chancellor's Scholarship
  • Only one Chancellor nominee may be selected as a QuARMS candidate from within each school's respective nominee guidelines
  • Schools that are permitted only one Chancellor's nominee (graduating class size less than 250) will have the option to nominate one additional Chancellor's nominee provided one of the two nominees is a QuARMS candidate.

Please ensure your high school has not over-nominated based on the guidelines above. 

High School Grades 90% +
Duration Renewable for 3 subsequent years (4 years total) provided a GPA of 3.5 is achieved in a full course load each year. Selected recipients will receive further information about renewal criteria.

Annual Value 

$9,000
Number Available  50
Deadline to Apply December 1, 2016
Admission Bursary Application Required  No
Chernoff Family Award
Chernoff Family Award

CHERNOFF FAMILY AWARD

Total Value = $48,000-$60,000

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • Superior academic ability
  • Creative and original thinking
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Financial need
  • Students from rural or remote areas of Canada
High School Grades 90% +
Duration Renewable for 3 subsequent years (4 years total) provided a GPA of 3.5 is achieved in a full course load each year.  Selected recipients will receive further information about renewal criteria.

Annual Value 

$12,000-$15,000
Number Available  8
Deadline to Apply December 1, 2016
Admission Bursary Application Required

Yes - Admission Bursary Application available on your SOLUS Student Center.

Chernoff Family Award (Quebec)
Chernoff Family Award (Quebec)

CHERNOFF FAMILY AWARD (QUEBEC)

Total Value = $60,000

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • Superior academic ability
  • Creative and original thinking
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Financial need
  • Students from Quebec (preference to students from rural or remote areas)
High School Grades 90% +
Duration Renewable for 3 subsequent years (4 years total) provided a GPA of 3.5 is achieved in a full course load each year. Selected recipients will receive further information about renewal criteria.

Annual Value 

$15,000
Number Available  1
Deadline to Apply December 1, 2016
Admission Bursary Application Required

Yes - Admission Bursary Application available on your SOLUS Student Center.

Dr. Iris May Marsh Memorial Award
Dr. Iris May Marsh Memorial Award

DR. IRIS MAY MARSH MEMORIAL AWARD

Total Value = $48,000

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • Superior academic ability
  • Creative and original thinking
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Financial need
  • Permanent family residence must be in Ontario
High School Grades 90% +
Duration Renewable for 3 subsequent years (4 years total) provided a GPA of 3.5 is achieved in a full course load each year.  Selected recipients will receive further information about renewal criteria.

Annual Value

$12,000
Number Available  3
Deadline to Apply December 1, 2016
Admission Bursary Application Required

Yes - Admission Bursary Application available on your SOLUS Student Center.

Bank of Montreal Award
Bank of Montreal Award

BANK OF MONTREAL AWARD

Total Value = $40,000

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • Superior academic ability
  • Creative and original thinking
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Financial need
High School Grades 90% +
Duration Renewable for 3 subsequent years (4 years total) provided a GPA of 3.5 is achieved in a full course load each year.  Selected recipients will receive further information about renewal criteria.

Annual Value 

$10,000
Number Available  3
Deadline to Apply December 1, 2016
Admission Bursary Application Required

Yes - Admission Bursary Application available on your SOLUS Student Center.

D & R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship
D & R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship

D & R SOBEY ATLANTIC SCHOLARSHIP

Total Value = $80,000

Program of Study Commerce
Criteria
  • Resident and student of one of the Atlantic provinces
  • Entering first year of the undergraduate Commerce program
  • Academic excellence
  • Proven leadership
  • Involvement in school or community activities
High School Grades Demonstrated academic excellence
Duration Renewable for 3 subsequent years (4 years total) provided a GPA of 3.0 is achieved in first year and a GPA of 3.5 is achieved in each subsequent year in a full course load. Selected recipients will receive further information about renewal criteria.

Annual Value 

$20,000
Number Available  up to 8
Deadline to Apply December 1, 2016
Admission Bursary Application Required No
Website http://dandrsobeyscholarship.com/
Melvin R. Goodes Entrance Award
Melvin R. Goodes Entrance Award

MELVIN R. GOODES ENTRANCE AWARD

Total Value = $48,000-$60,000

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • Academic excellence
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Financial need
  • Preference will be given to students who are graduates from Westdale Secondary School, then the award will be open to students who are residents of the City of Hamilton, Ontario on admission to Queen's.
High School Grades 90%
Duration Renewable for 3 subsequent years (4 years total) provided a GPA of 3.0 is achieved in first year and a GPA of 3.5 is achieved in each subsequent year in a full course load. Selected recipients will receive further information about renewal criteria.

Annual Value 

$12,000-$15,000
Number Available  2
Deadline to Apply December 1, 2016
Admission Bursary Application Required

Yes - Admission Bursary Application available on your SOLUS Student Center.

Notes:

  • Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada entering the first year of post-secondary education for the first time.
  • The values shown for admission scholarships and awards were in effect at the time of publication. Queen's University reserves the right to revise or withdraw any award without prior notice.
  • The grades listed for individual scholarships are based on the Canadian School System and generally reflect the average of the previous year's recipients and are not a guaranteed level for receiving an award.

Further information about the history and generous benefactors who have helped to establish the major admission awards can be found in the Awards List.

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