We believe that everyone deserves equal access to a life-changing Queen's education. That's why we're committed to removing the barriers that keep racialized students from choosing Queen's. If you believe in removing barriers and helping Queen's become a more diverse, welcoming community, join us in supporting these financial awards.
If you have any questions about these opportunities or how to make a gift to Queen's, please contact Kim Day, Manager, Young Alumni Engagement and Giving.
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The Robert Sutherland Memorial Admission Award
Support a student who has made a difference in African or Caribbean communities in Canada. This award is given to students in financial need, and based on academic achievement and involvement in or contribution to the African or Caribbean communities in Canada.
This award was established in 2001 by the Afro-Caribe Community Foundation of Kingston with the support of friends and colleagues of the Foundation.
Robert Sutherland - Harry Jerome Entrance Award
Give access to Black students entering their first year of undergraduate study at Queen's. This award is given to students in financial need, and based on academic achievement and contribution to the Black community or other volunteer activities. Students may benefit from this award for up to three years based on the achievement of a satisfactory academic average which is maintained and financial needs remain.
This award was established in 2008 in cooperation with Black Business and Professional Association and the Harry Jerome Scholarship program to honour Robert Sutherland, BA 1852, the first person of African heritage to graduate from Queen's.
The Alfie Pierce Admission Award
The Alfie Pierce Admission Award was established in 2001 by the Afro-Caribe Community Foundation of Kingston and is awarded to a student in financial need entering their first year of undergraduate study, and based on academic achievement and involvement in or contribution to the African and Caribbean communities in Canada.
Alfie Pierce was said to personify the spirit of Queen’s, regularly appearing at Queen's football games, cheering on the players and exciting the crowd. Queen's history with Alfie Pierce, a black man, remains deeply complicated and troubling. Both celebrated and abused, the question of how to best honour his legacy is a lingering issue.
The Madge Diversity Bursary
Support a student who self-identifies as Black, Indigenous, or as a visible minority or as belonging to a racialized group. This bursary is awarded to students entering their first year of undergraduate study.
This bursary was established in 2020 by Stacey Madge, Com'93.
Bursary for Visible Minority / Racialized Students
Support equal access with a gift to Bursary for Visible Minority / Racialized Students. This bursary is awarded to students who are a visible minority or racialized and in financial need during any year of study.