Financial Aid and Awards Profile

Future Queen’s students are encouraged to submit the Financial Aid and Awards Profile. Through this single application, you will be considered automatically for many need and merit-based awards. Some of the programs which are administered through this application include the Admission Bursary, Commitment Bursary, Major Access Award, many donor-funded need and merit-based awards, and the Promise Scholars program. 

The Financial Aid and Awards Profile should be completed by incoming first year undergraduate students who are Canadian, permanent residents or protected persons. It can be found on your SOLUS Student Centre in the Financial Aid tile, under Online Award Applications for future students. Information on financial aid options for international undergraduate students can be found on the Specific Student Group – International and U.S. Students page. 

For more information on the programs included in this application, select each program below. 


Admission Bursary

An Admission Bursary is based on an assessment of your financial need. Students who may not qualify for the Commitment Bursary, or Major Access Awards but still need funding to assist with financing their education may be eligible for an Admission Bursary. Learn more about the Admission Bursary.

Major Access Awards

Transformative four-year need-based financial aid for our highest-need applicants. Learn about the Major Access Awards.

Commitment Bursary

A Commitment Bursary is based on an assessment of your financial need. Four-year need-based financial aid for eligible first-year students who self-identify as a member of an underserved or underrepresented group. Learn about Commitment Bursary.

Promise Scholars

A comprehensive initiative designed to reduce financial barriers and increase access to Queen’s University for local, first-generation students. Dedicated financial, academic and career support for eligible Kingston and area first-generation students. Learn about Promise Scholars.

Donor Funded Awards

Through the Financial Aid & Awards Profile, you will automatically be considered for awards based on your unique information. This could include extra-curricular activities, leadership, athletics, or other experiences and characteristics unique to each individual student. Review Donor Funded Awards


Some awards may have additional eligibility requirements. Review the specific details for each award program to determine eligibility.

To be eligible for most admission awards you must be:

  • Entering the first year of post-secondary education for the first time in a full-time (minimum 60% course load) Queen's undergraduate degree program on Queen's campus or at Bader College (graduates from a 2-year CEGEP program transferring into their first year of a Queen's program remain eligible for grades-based admission scholarships)
  • Students with prior post-secondary education are not eligible for Queen's admission awards
  • Domestic (Canadian citizens, permanent residents) and international students (including U.S. students) will be considered for automatic grade-based admission scholarships
  • International and U.S. students should also visit the International and U.S. Students section for more information on additional admission awards
  • Queen's will calculate an awards average based on grades available at the time you are offered admission
    • Final grades will be assessed for scholarship and award consideration for those students who accept their offer of admission to Queen's
    • If you do not receive a scholarship offer at the time you were offered admission, we will review your final grades after we have received final grade reports from the Ontario Universities Application Centre in July/August
    • Summer courses taken in the summer immediately prior to your admission term to the university will not be used in the assessment of your final grade average

Note: To receive and remain eligible to retain an admission scholarship/award in the academic year granted, the student must be admitted and registered as a full-time student in the fall/winter academic year.

If you have been granted a renewable academic-based award, to remain eligible for renewal of the award you are expected to:

  • Remain registered in an 80% course load (typically 24 units in fall/winter)
  • Achieve a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5

Please note that not all academic-based awards are renewable, refer to the award terms on SOLUS or the Financial Aid and Awards website to confirm if your Queen’s award is renewable. Review the Queen’s Renewable Awards Policy for further details.

Note: The academic guideline listed for the major admission awards is not based on the awards average as outlined above.