Graduate Students with Disabilities

IMPORTANT

Do you have a newly diagnosed or newly acquired disability? Did you require academic accommodations during your undergrad? If you believe you may require academic accommodations, both new and returning students, on campus or distance students, should contact the Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS). The QSAS can assist to determine accommodations needed and connect you with those services, supports, and resources within the Queen's community.

Register with QSAS

Society of Graduate & Professional Students (SGPS)

If you are a graduate, law, consecutive education student, or an undergraduate medical student the SGPS is your student society. Your elected executive team and the staff of the SGPS work for you.

Your student organization represents and advocates for you on all levels of University administration and lobbies the federal, provincial, and municipal governments on issues crucial to the well being and success of graduate and professional students.
SGPS website

SGPS Peer Academic Advisors

The SGPS Peer Academic Advisors is a free and confidential service which provides advice, strategies for self-advocacy and referrals for academic issues to Graduate and Professional students at Queen’s University. Our Peer Academic Advisors are fellow Graduate and Professional students and they work to help you navigate many of the issues you may face while you are working towards your educational goals.

SGPS Peer Academic Advisors website

Awards, Scholarships and Bursaries

Queen's University’s financial assistance consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. There is a range of financial assistance and services available to students with disabilities at Queen's. Students are strongly encouraged to contact the Student Awards Office for complete information.

Student Awards - Students with Disabilities

Queen’s University offers The Queen's General Bursary which is available to all students in all years of study who have a demonstrated financial need.

The Queen's General Bursary

Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)

For full-time and part-time students who:

  • self-identify as having either a permanent or temporary disability,
  • have disability-related educational costs for services or equipment that are not covered by another agency or service, and
  • require these services/equipment to participate in postsecondary studies.

More info on the BSWD

The ATF Bursaries for the Disabled

  • are awarded to students with disabilities who are registered with the Disability Services Office.

The Beatrice (Steuer) Cohen Award

  • is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to students in any faculty who are challenged with a physical disability. Preference will be given to students with an impaired mobility. Students must be registered with the Disability Services Office.

The Disabled Students’ Bursaries

  • are awarded to students with disabilities based on financial need.

Rehab Therapy Society Sesquicentennial Bursary

  • is awarded on the basis of financial need to undergraduate and/or graduate students in any faculty who are challenged with a physical disability.

Scotiabank Group Accessibility Bursaries

  • are awarded on the basis of financial need to students in any school or faculty who have a disability and who are enrolled in a minimum of one credit per term (40% course load). Students must be registered with Disability Services Office.

Harold Arthur Cohen Bursary

  • is awarded on the basis of financial need to an upper year student in any faculty or school who is challenged with a physical or perceptual disability. Preference will be given to students who have either a hearing or visual impairment. Students must be registered with Disability Services Office.

Accessibility Fund through SGPS and DSO

  • If you are a graduate, law, education or theology student at Queen's, the The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) is your student society. Students who are registered with the Disability Services Office (DSO) and are in need of funding to cover costs associated with specific academic accommodations may qualify for the SGPS accessibility bursary. Your Disability Advisor is responsible for contacting the SGPS on your behalf to request support from the bursary and verifying that the funds are being requested to cover costs associated with an academic accommodation. This bursary was created by the SGPS and is supported by student fees collected from graduate and professional students. This bursary is open only to SGPS students.

SGPS

Joubin/Selig Scholarship

  • established a Scholarship Award at the Toronto Community Foundation to provide financial assistance to post-secondary students in Ontario, with permanent physical (mobility) disabilities, who wish to pursue an education in their chosen field of study.

Joubin/Selig Scholarship

Tamara Gordon Foundation

  • The Tamara Gordon Foundation provides financial awards ranging from $500 to $2000 to physically disabled students enrolled in degree programs at post-secondary institutions within Ontario.

Tamara Gordon Foundation