Student Awards


Student Awards

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Admission Awards - Entering post-secondary for the first time

At Queen's, we recognize a university education is a major financial undertaking. All Queen's students share the ability to excel academically, but many may not be able to fully finance their university education. Queen's University is here to help you achieve that goal, not just now, but throughout your undergraduate studies. Students entering the Faculty of Law, School of Medicine, Consecutive Education, or other graduate programs are not eligible for the awards listed in this section.

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Listen to this session to learn about Queen’s financial aid programs (e.g. scholarships, awards, and bursaries) for entering students, as well as information about the Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP)!

Major Admission Awards

Students demonstrating superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school/community activities, and leadership qualities can apply for a major admission award. These awards have values between $36,000 and $80,000. Financial need is also a consideration for some awards.

Admission Bursaries

An admission bursary is based on an assessment of your financial need. It is an amount of money you do not have to pay back. Students applying for an admission bursary must also be considering government student financial assistance.

Commitment Scholars

The Commitment Scholars Award celebrates and recognizes demonstrated leadership in, and commitment to, racial justice, social justice, or diversity initiatives by a student in their high school or in their community.

Promise Scholars

The Promise Scholars program is a comprehensive initiative designed to reduce financial barriers and increase access to Queen’s for local, first-generation students. The program provides dedicated financial, academic, and career support to help students complete their degree. Five awards will be available.

Automatic Admission Scholarships

By applying for admission to Queen's all eligible applicants are considered for a grades-based admission scholarship.

Schulich Leader Scholarships

Schulich Leader Scholarships were created by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich. The program is funded by The Schulich Foundation and Co-Administered by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Queen’s is one of 20 participating universities. The program recognizes students across Canada who are planning to study science, technology, engineering, or math.

Other Admission Awards

These awards are based on a number of criteria, including academic achievement.