Regional & High School Specific

Named Undergraduate Admission Bursaries

If you are selected to receive an admission bursary (e.g. Queen's Admission Bursary, Queen's Tricolour Bursary) the name of your bursary may be amended to one of the following awards. If you wish to be considered for Admission Bursaries assistance you must submit an Admission Bursary application.

The following bursaries and awards have been made available thanks to the generosity of Queen's donors.


W.J. Abrams Memorial Bursary

Established by family and friends in memory of William J. Abrams, B.Sc.'55, and awarded to a graduate of Char-Lan High School on the basis of financial need.

Barkley Scholarship

Founded by the Barkleys of Avonmore, Ontario. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the secondary school principal and on the basis of merit and need to a graduate of Tagwi Secondary School, Avonmore, Ontario on entrance to Queen's University.

The Chancellor Lougheed Calgary Alumni Award

Established in September 1990, and revised in February 2019 by the Board of Trustees of Queen's University and the Calgary Branch of the Queen's University Alumni Association, in honour of Chancellor Emeritus, Peter Lougheed, who served as Chancellor of Queen's University from July 1996 through June 2002. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to students from Calgary, Alberta entering first year of any first-entry undergraduate degree program. Preference will be given to students who have been involved in school or community activities and/or have been employed during high school.

Churchill Bursary for Local Youth

Established in February 2018 by The Churchill Foundation and awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to students entering first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program. The award is renewable for 3 subsequent years provided a satisfactory academic average is maintained each year and financial need remains evident.  Preference will be given to students who are graduates of a secondary school in the City of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, or Leeds and Grenville Counties.

Costco Canada Admission Award

Established in February 2018 by Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. and awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to students entering first year of the Bachelor of Commerce Program in the Smith School of Business.  Awarded to graduates from secondary schools in the City of Kingston, Lennox and Addington, Frontenac, Leeds and Grenville, or Prince Edward Counties, or secondary schools in the Cities of Belleville or Brockville. The award is renewable for 3 subsequent years provided a minimum GPA of 2.0 is maintained each year and financial need remains evident.

Douglas Arthur de Pencier Bursary

Established in May 2018 by the Estate of Mary Marlene Joan de Pencier in memory of her brother Douglas Arthur de Pencier. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to students entering first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program whose residence during the two years preceding the award was within the limits of the Geographic Townships of Oxford-on-Rideau and Wolford in the County of Grenville, the Township of Montague in the County of Lanark and the Township of Marlborough in the County of Carleton. If in any year there are not suitable candidates meeting this requirement the bursary will be awarded to students whose residence during the two preceding years was in rural Eastern Ontario. The award is renewable for 3 subsequent years provided a minimum GPA of 2.0 is maintained and financial need remains evident.

Ken Dryden/Edward Fletcher Award

Established by the Ken Dryden Scholarship Fund, Starter Canada and through gift commitments made to Queen's University. Awarded to a student entering the first year in any faculty or school who has had significant experience in the Child Welfare System in Ontario and who shows financial need. The award is renewable for the following three years provided satisfactory academic standing is maintained and financial need remains evident.

James Eickmeier Admission Bursary

Established in March 2021 by James Eickmeier, BSc 1959 and awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to students entering first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program. First preference will be given to students who have graduated from Lake Superior High School or successor school(s). Second preference will be given to students who have graduated from all other high schools in the Superior-Greenstone District School Board.

Susan and Louis Forbes Award

Established in February 2015 by Louis Forbes, MBA 1980, and Susan Forbes. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic achievement and involvement in school or community activities to students entering first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program. Preference will be given to students first from Quinte West, second from Brighton and third from Belleville, Ontario. The award is renewable for 1 subsequent year provided a satisfactory academic average is maintained each year and financial need remains evident.

Guelph Alumni Entrance Award

Established in October 1993 by the Guelph Ontario Branch of the Queen's University Alumni Association and awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to a student from Wellington County entering the first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program at Queen's University.

Robert L. Handford Family Entrance Award

Established in April 2007 by friends and family in memory of Robert L. Handford, B.A. 1973, and awarded on the basis of financial need and demonstrated involvement in high school extracurricular and/or community activities (such as athletics, clubs, coaching, charities, committees, etc.) to students entering the first year of any direct-entry undergraduate program at Queen's University. Preference will be given to applicants graduating from a high school in Peterborough County, Ontario.

Maria A. Higginson Bursary

Established by Blair Higginson in memory of Maria A. Higginson, for many years a highly regarded and dedicated teacher of Mathematics in the Hawkesbury and Renfrew districts. Awarded to a student in financial need entering any undergraduate program at Queen's University from Hawkesbury, Vankleek Hill, or Renfrew High Schools. If no entering student is eligible, the award may go to an upper year student in financial need from the high schools noted.

Joyce Family Foundation Bursary

Established in November 2014 by The Joyce Foundation and revised in September 2017 to reflect the name change to The Joyce Family Foundation. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to students entering first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program. The award is renewable for 3 subsequent years provided a satisfactory academic average is maintained each year and financial need remains evident.  Preference will be given to students who are graduates of a secondary school in the City of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, or Leeds and Grenville Counties.

Kingston Branch of the Queen's Alumni Association Entrance Award

Established in January 2001 by the Kingston Branch Alumni Association and awarded to an undergraduate student entering the first year of any program at Queen's University. Awarded on the basis of financial need, academic merit, and community involvement. The recipient must be a graduate of a secondary school in Lennox and Addington, Frontenac, Leeds and Grenville, or Prince Edward County.

Marshall Laverty Award

Established in 1990 by The Rotary Club of Kingston to honour the Reverend A. Marshall Laverty for his dedicated life of service to the greater Kingston community. Awarded annually to graduates of a Public or Separate Secondary School in the County of Frontenac registered in the first year of any undergraduate faculty or school of Queen's University. Selection is based on the candidate's character, leadership, intellectual promise, community involvement and financial means.

Donald Benedict Lee and Betty Ngan-Woon Lee Memorial Award

Established in October 2013 by the children of Donald Benedict Lee and Betty Ngan-Woon Lee and awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to students entering first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program. First preference will be given to students who have graduated from Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute and second preference to graduates of secondary schools in the City of Kingston, Lennox and Addington, Frontenac, Leeds and Grenville, or Prince Edward Counties.

Paige Marshall Admission Award

Established in May 2010 by W. Gavin Marshall (M.B.A. 1982) in honour of his daughter Paige Marshall (B.A./B.Ed, 2011; MPH 2016). Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic excellence and demonstrated leadership within their high school and community to students entering first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program with first preference to students who graduated from St. John Catholic High School in Perth, Ontario; Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place, Ontario; St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville, Ontario; or St. Mary Catholic High School in Brockville, Ontario. If no students are eligible from the above named schools then the award will be granted to students from rural areas.

George E. Marshall Bursary

Established by the late Mary Ethel Marshall in memory of her husband, George E. Marshall, B. A. '20, and awarded to a student from Windsor, Ontario in financial need entering the first year of any program at Queen's University.

Dorothy and Angus Matheson Entrance Award

Established in May 2001 by the family of Dorothy and Angus Matheson in recognition of their unwavering commitment to, and support of, higher education. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need to a student from Northern Ontario who is entering first year of any undergraduate program in any faculty or school.

Wilhelmina McArthur-Humphries Bursaries

Established by Wilhelmina McArthur-Humphries, B.A. 1918. Four bursaries are awarded on the basis of merit and need to candidates for admission to an undergraduate program whose permanent place of residence is in Wellington or Lanark County. Two bursaries are offered to students from Wellington County and two bursaries are offered to students from Lanark County. bursaries may be renewed for up to three years provided a minimum GPA of 2.0 is maintained and may be held in any undergraduate Faculty or School. If in any year there are not sufficient entrance candidates to use up the income, the award may be given to an eligible upper-year candidate from Wellington or Lanark Counties.

McLean McCuaig Entrance Bursary

Established in November 1990 by Brenda and David McLean and awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, involvement in school or community activities to students graduating from a high school in the Provinces of British Columbia or Alberta entering first year of any direct entry undergraduate degree program.

O.M. Montgomery Awards

Established by Alcan Aluminum Ltd. in memory of Mr. O. M. Montgomery who graduated from Queen's University in Electrical Engineering in 1905. These awards are given on the basis of academic standing and need; one to a student entering first year and two to upper year students. Preference will be given to children of Alcan employees.

Maurice Pollack Foundation Award

Established in January 2021 by the Maurice Pollack Foundation and awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to students entering first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program at Queen’s University. The award is renewable for 3 subsequent years provided a satisfactory academic average is maintained each year and financial need remains evident. Preference will be given in the following order of priority: (1) to students from Montreal, (2) to students from the Province of Quebec.

Roane Family Admission Bursary

Established in October 2014 and revised in February 2019 by Glen Roane, BA 1977, MBA 1979. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to students entering first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program in the following order of priority: (a) to students from Canmore, Alberta, (b) to students from Banff, Alberta or Morley, Alberta. The award is renewable for three subsequent years provided a minimum GPA of 2.0 is maintained each year and financial need remains evident.

Rotary Club of Kingston (Robert Charles Wallace) Bursary

This bursary, which is open to graduates of Kingston Secondary Schools, is given by the Rotary Club of Kingston in honour of Robert Charles Wallace, a former Principal of Queen's and a member of the Rotary Club. The bursary is awarded on the basis of ability, character and need.

John M. Scott Award

Established in July 2011 and revised in October 2014 by Henderson (Glenn) Scott, B.A. 1956, and awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to students entering first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Preference will be given to students from Eastern Ontario.

Ali Velshi Admission Bursary

Established in March 2017 by Ali Velshi, B.A. (Hons) 1994, and awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to students entering first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program.

Mildred K. Walters Bursaries

Established from the estate of Mildred K. Walters and awarded to undergraduate students in any faculty or school at Queen's University on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. Preference will be given to students entering any faculty or school at Queen's University who are from Collingwood Collegiate Institute, Collingwood, Ontario or Walkerton District High School, Walkerton, Ontario.

Wasmund Family Memorial Scholars Award

Established in February 2004 in memory of Theodore and Esther Wasmund by members of the family including Dr. Bert Wasmund B.Sc. '61 and Dr. Eric Wasmund B.Sc. '88. Awarded to students entering the first year of any direct-entry undergraduate degree program at Queen's University on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, and demonstrated initiative. Preference will be given to candidates from North Hastings and North Renfrew Counties. Candidates will have completed all of their high school education at, in order of priority, North Hastings High School in Bancroft, Madawaska Valley District High School in Barry's Bay, Opeongo High School in Douglas or Renfrew Collegiate Institute in Renfrew, Ontario. The awards will be renewable for three years provided a satisfactory academic average has been maintained each year and financial need remains evident.

 


Thank Your Donor

If you received a donor sponsored award then we will provide you with further information about how you can express your appreciation in the coming weeks. Donors enjoy learning more about the recipients of their awards; this acknowledgement provides them with a first-hand understanding of what their gift has meant to you.