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Making education more accessible

Queen’s University and the Faculty of Arts and Science have introduced a new Dean’s Admission Scholarship for incoming Bachelor of Arts students. The $1,500 to $2,000 first-year scholarship is available to students with an 88.5 to 89.9 high school average.

Students will be automatically considered for this award upon application.

“Canada needs more well-rounded, multi-talented arts graduates,” says Susan Mumm, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science. “To meet this need, Queen’s is establishing additional admission scholarships to attract exceptional students. As well as a financial boost, these awards will provide a symbolic ‘vote of confidence’ in a student’s ability to succeed at Queen’s.”

To increase both applications and acceptances from high-caliber, well-rounded students to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program, the dean has made admission scholarships the highest faculty priority.

“Recognizing and acknowledging students for what they have already achieved, and underlining their potential to go further, is a significant commitment. Such an award from Queen’s can be a valuable endorsement on a graduating student’s resume,” says Dean Mumm. “We are excited to see this available for the incoming 2015 class thanks to our alumni and donors.”

The goal of Queen’s Initiative Campaign is to raise funds for all forms of student assistance for undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. To date, more than $60 million has been donated toward this purpose. Currently 50 per cent of arts and science students receive some type of financial support from the university.

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