Student Awards

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Student Awards

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Automatic Admission Scholarships

No application is required for these awards. Recipients of these scholarships will be selected automatically based on academic achievement alone. By applying for admission to Queen's all eligible applicants are automatically considered for a grades-based admission scholarship. Some automatic admission scholarships are renewable, and have specific conditions a student must meet in order to renew their award. We also offer additional automatic admission awards to international students.

Learn more about: Awards F.A.Q

Awards:

Principal's Scholarship (95.0%+)
Principal's Scholarship
Principal's Scholarship

 

Program of Study All 
Criteria Academic average (see high school grades)
High School Grades

95.0% +

IB Diploma Programme requirements: 39 + core

Duration 1 year

Annual Value

$4,000 - $6,000*
Number Available  Unlimited 
Deadline to Apply Students will be automatically considered for this award

* Annual value to be deteremined

Excellence Scholarship (90.0%-94.9%)
Excellence Scholarship
Excellence Scholarship

 

Program of Study All
Criteria Academic average (see high school grades)
High School Grades

90.0 - 94.9%

IB Diploma Programme requirements: 36 - 38 core

Duration 1 year

Annual Value

$1,000 - $2,000*
Number Available  Unlimited 
Deadline to Apply Students will be automatically considered for this award

* Annual value to be determined.

Senator Frank Carrel Merit Scholarship (94.0%+)
Senator Frank Carrel Merit Scholarship
Senator Frank Carrel Merit Scholarship

Total Value = $20,000

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • 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
Deadline to Apply Students will be automatically considered for this award

 

Award Average Calculation:

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

    Ontario Students
    • Queen’s will calculate an awards average based on grades available at the time you are offered admission. 
    • The awards average is calculated using the same courses required for admission to a Bachelor of Arts Honours program as identified by Undergraduate Admission.
    • A minimum of three U Level courses (including English) and three additional U or M Level courses will be used to calculate the Awards Average. 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, grade 11 courses will be used.
    Students from other Canadian Provinces/Territories
    • The awards average is calculated 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, grade 11 courses will be used.
    CEGEP Students

    In order to be considered for admission awards, candidates must be eligible and admissible for admission to year one 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.
    U.S. Curriculum Students
    • The awards average is calculated using the same courses required for admission to a Bachelor of Arts Honours program as identified by Undergraduate Admission.
    • The award average is calculated 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% and a minimum SAT score of 1200 with no less than 580 Critical Reading and 520 Mathematics. A minimum ACT score of 26 is also acceptable.
    • 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, grade 11 courses will be used.
    Students Studying in other Education Systems

    The awards average is calculated in a manner consistent with the calculation and criteria used for admission purposes.

    Notes:

    Please review the Eligibility page for more detailed eligibility requirements.

    • 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.
    • Recipients will not be eligible for other merit based scholarships.