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.
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.
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 the Office of the University Registrar, Student Awards directly, either in-person or via phone or email.
The following list of scholarships, awards, and bursaries are directed specifically to Aboriginal, Inuit, and Metis students:
|A. Colin and Merylin M. McKinley Bursary|
|MTCU Aboriginal Postsecondary Bursary|
|Newton Rowell Entrance Scholarship in Law|
|Nissan Commerce International Exchange Award|
|Doris Noftall Bursary|
|Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship (External, non-Queen's Scholarship)|
|Ontario Power Generation Award|
|Enbridge Bursary in Arts & Science||Padfield Award|
|Enbridge Bursary in Engineering & Applied Science||Dean Barry Smith Bursary|
|Suncor Inc. Employment Equity Bursary|
|Hatch Award||Wasmund Family Aboriginal Scholars Award|