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Automatic Future Undergraduate Student Awards 

Eligible future students are also considered for automatic regional and high school specific awards and faculty specific awards.

The values shown for admission scholarships and awards were in effect at the time of publication. Queen's University reserves the right to revise or withdraw any award without prior notice.

As a future Queen’s student, you have lots of options for financial aid, including options that require an application.

Automatic Admission Scholarships

Principal's Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering first year of any first-entry undergraduate degree program.

Category Details
Program of study All
Criteria Academic average (see high school grades)
High school grades 95%+
IB Diploma Programme requirements 39 + core
Duration 1 year only (not renewable for subsequent academic years) 
Annual value $4,000
Number available Unlimited

Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the first year of a direct-entry undergraduate degree program at Queen's University.

Category Details
Program of study All
Criteria Academic average (see high school grades)
High school grades 90–94.9%
IB Diploma Programme requirements 36-38 core
Duration 1 year only (not renewable for subsequent academic years)
Annual value $1,500
Number available Unlimited

Total Value = $20,000

Up to eight scholarships are awarded on the basis of general proficiency to candidates who for at least one year at the time of their application have been and remain domiciled in the Province of Quebec. Students in their second year of CEGEP are also eligible for a Senator Frank Carrel Merit Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years provided a minimum GPA of 3.5 is maintained.

Category Details
Program of study All
Criteria
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  • Academic excellence (see high school grades)
  • Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada who are residents of the province of Quebec
High school grades 94% +
IB Diploma Programme requirements 38 core
Duration Renewable for 3 subsequent years (4 years total) provided a GPA of 3.5 is achieved in a full course load each year. Selected recipients will receive further information about renewal criteria
Annual value $5,000
Number available 8

Award Average Calculation

Unless otherwise stated, the awards average outlined below is used for scholarship consideration.

  • Queen’s will calculate an awards average based on grades available at the time you are offered admission
  • We calculate the awards average using the same courses required for admission to a Bachelor of Arts Honours program as identified by Undergraduate Admission
  • U Level English and five additional U or M Level courses will be used to calculate the awards average  
  • Final Grade 12 level courses will always be used in the calculation of the awards average. Available mid-term grades for Grade 12 level courses will be included in the award average calculation, if available at the time offered admission. In situations where grade 12 marks are not available to calculate the awards average, grade 11 courses will be used 

  • We calculate the awards average using the same courses required for admission to a Bachelor of Arts Honours program as identified by Undergraduate Admission
  • Available grades for Grade 12 level courses will always be included in the award average calculation. In situations where grade 12 marks are not available to calculate the awards average, we will use grade 11 courses

To be considered for first-year undergraduate admission awards, you must be eligible for the award and for admission to first year based on published admission requirements and pre-requisites.

  • Applicants offered admission who are currently enrolled in year one of a pre-university CEGEP program will have scholarship eligibility based on their year one fall-term grades, excluding physical education courses
  • Applicants offered admission who have completed year one of a pre-university CEGEP program will have scholarship eligibility based on the cumulative average of their completed courses, excluding physical education courses
  • For applicants in year two of a pre-university CEGEP program or graduates of the pre-university CEGEP program who have their DEC, the scholarship average will include all academic courses completed at the CEGEP level, excluding physical education courses
  • Graduates of a 3-year professional/career CEGEP program who achieve their DEC are considered as upper-year transfer applicants and are not eligible for admission scholarships

  • We calculate the awards average using the same courses required for admission to a Bachelor of Arts Honours program as identified by Undergraduate Admission
  • We calculate the award average in a manner consistent with the calculation and criteria used for admission purposes. Eligibility for grade-based admission scholarships require students to have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.7 or 90%
  • Available grades for Grade 12 level courses will always be included in the award average calculation. In situations where grade 12 marks are not available to calculate the awards average, we will use grade 11 courses

We calculate the awards average in a manner consistent with the calculation and criteria used for admission purposes.

Named Awards

Students who apply to Queen's University will be automatically considered for named grade-based awards, made available through the generosity of Queen’s donors. Should you be considered for a named donor award, your original automatic award may be replaced with a named grade-based award of equal or higher value. 

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

Principal Wallace Freedom of Opportunity Award

Established in January 2013 by Drs. Alfred and Isabel Bader in recognition of Robert Charles Wallace, Queen's 11th Principal (1936 -1951), a just and fair man who opened the way to a Queen's education for Alfred Bader. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement to international students entering the first year of any first-entry undergraduate degree program. Preference will be given to a refugee student. If no refugee students are identified upon admission, then the funds will be granted to international students demonstrating the greatest financial need who are from developing countries. If granted upon admission then the award is renewable for three subsequent years provided the student remains in good academic standing in a full-time course load.

E. Stanley and Nadine M. Beacock Scholarship

Established in January 2012 by the Estates of E. Stanley Beacock, B.A. 1942, and Nadine M. Beacock in addition to the proceeds of a Charitable Remainder Trust created by Nadine M. Beacock. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering first year of any first-entry undergraduate degree program. The award is renewable for three years provided a minimum GPA of 3.5 is maintained in a full-time course load in each subsequent year.

Robert and June Brayshaw Scholarship

Established in May 2020 by the Estate of June Brayshaw and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering first year of any first-entry undergraduate degree program. 

Churchill First Generation Awards

Established in February 2018 by the Churchill Foundation and awarded on the basis of academic achievement to first-generation students entering first year of any undergraduate degree program under the First Generation Admission Policy.

Debating Entrance Scholarship

Awarded to the top individual speaker at the Canadian National High School Debating Tournament who registers in the first year of a first-entry undergraduate program at Queen's University.

A.J. and Margaret Grant Bursary

Awarded for general proficiency and is payable in three annual installments provided a minimum GPA of 2.7 (B-) is maintained each year.

Betty Harrison Awards for First Generation Students

Established in February 2018 by the Estate of Ester Margaret (Betty) Harrison and awarded on the basis of academic achievement to first-generation students entering first year of any undergraduate degree program under the First Generation Admission Policy.

Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Howitt Entrance Scholarship

Established by a gift from the estate of Mr. Henry Dyce Howitt and awarded on the basis of high academic standing to a student entering the first year of any undergraduate program at Queen's University.

Indigenous Admission Award

Established in January 2010 by Chancellor David Dodge, B.A (Hons.) 1965, LL.D. 2002, and Christiane Dodge, B.A. 1964 and awarded on the basis of academic achievement to Indigenous students entering first year of any undergraduate degree program under an Indigenous Admission Policy

Professor John Matheson Scholarship

Awarded to a student entering the first year of any direct-entry undergraduate program at Queen's University for high standing on two or more Grade 12U, or equivalent, Mathematics courses.

Agnes McLachlan Scholarship

Awarded for general proficiency to a candidate who achieved high standing in Grade 12U, or equivalent, French.

Janet and Thomas McLachlan Scholarship

Awarded to a student entering the first year of any direct-entry undergraduate program at Queen's University for high standing in Grade 12U, or equivalent, English.

McLennan Foundation Scholarship

Awarded for general proficiency.

John W. McVicar Scholarship

Awarded to a candidate who achieved high standing on the Senior High School Mathematics Contest.

Memorial Scholarship

The Queen's University Memorial Fund commemorates students, alumni, faculty, and staff in whose names donors have provided funds for the University. A scroll of the names of all those to be remembered is provided to each student benefiting from the fund. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit to students entering the first year of any undergraduate program at Queen's.

Lincoln Might Scholarship

Established in 1951 by Lincoln Might and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering first year of any direct-entry undergraduate Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering degree program.

Alban H. Norton Entrance Scholarship

Established by Alban H. Norton, P.Eng., B.A. Hons. '36, and awarded on the basis of academic standing to students entering the first year of any undergraduate program at Queen's University. Two scholarships are offered.

Marion Stewart MacDonald Scholarship

Awarded for general proficiency.

Stirling/Cape Entrance Scholarship

Established in May 2005 by Brigadier General John Cape in honour of J.B. Stirling. Last revised in June 2021. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program at Queen's University.

George Taylor and Lilian Coleman Taylor Scholarship

Two scholarships payable in four annual installments provided satisfactory standing is maintained each year.

Dr. Robert John Wilson Entrance Scholarship

Established in November 2002 and last revised in May 2017 by a bequest from the estate of Kathryn Anna Wilson in memory of her husband, Dr. Robert John Wilson Meds. 1941. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering first year of any first-entry undergraduate degree program.

Charles Frederick Young Entrance Scholarship

Established in October 2002 by a bequest from the estate of Edith Irene Young. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to an undergraduate student entering a first-year program in any faculty or school of Queen's University.