RAQ Members are generous benefactors of many causes. We'd like to encourage you to consider supporting our very own RAQ Bursary, which is awarded annually on the basis of demonstrated financial need to students in any year of any Faculty or School at Queen's University. Preference will be given to students who have experienced an interruption in their formal education.
The idea of a RAQ Bursary began in 2015 with then RAQ Newsletter editor Diane Duttle, who proposed the idea to RAQ council. Council agreed and a small committee (Diane, George Brandie, Bruce Hutchinson and Patrick Oosthuizen) worked with Queen's Advancement to create the RAQ Bursary - just in time for Queen's 175th Anniversary celebrations.
Today, the RAQ Bursary has surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $12,500 (enough to make 5 awards of $2,500 over 5 years). We continue to successfully solicit donations to enable RAQ to extend the Bursary beyond 2022 by maintaining a minimum account balance of $2,500.
Please consider making the RAQ Bursary one of your charitable causes if you are able, so that we can ensure a lasting contribution to Queen's and its students. The first award was made in 2018. You can Give Now or you can Give Later