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Major Admission Awards

Students who demonstrate superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership can apply for a Queen’s major admission award. Financial need is also a consideration for some of our major admission awards.

You may apply for all of the awards below that you are eligible for by submitting a single Major Admission Award (MAA) application. The deadline to submit your application is December 1, 2018.

The Major Admission Award application is submitted ONLINE through your Queen’s SOLUS Student Centre!  The 2019-2020 will be available in fall 2018.

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Important Dates and Instructions

DATES

TASK

Sept-Oct

  • Review the eligibility criteria for each of the major admission awards you wish to be considered for.
  • Prepare your responses to the MAA application in advance of submitting online in SOLUS (SOLUS cannot be accessed until after applying for admission to Queen's). Note: The practice application contains the exact questions that will appear on the online MAA application. There will not be any additional questions.
  • If you’re applying for the Chancellor’s Scholarship, make sure you have confirmation that your High School will be nominating you. You’ll need your High School Official name / email address when you submit the online MAA Application in SOLUS.

Upon submitting your application, an email will be sent to your High School Official requesting they submit the High School Official form electronically to our office.  You will then receive an email confirming the High School Official form has been received by your High School Official.

Please note the High School Official will identify if you have been selected as the nominee by your school OR if you have not been selected as the nominee by your school.   

We encourage you to follow up directly with your High School Official to verify if you are have been selected as the nominee.

Nov 20

Dec 1
  • The Major Admission Award Application on SOLUS will close at 11:59 PM on Dec 1st, 2018.  Ensure you have completed and submitted your application before this time. Please note that this date falls on a Saturday and there will be no technical support after 4:30 PM on Nov 30th. Students who are applying to need based Major Admission Awards must also submit the Admission Bursary Application on SOLUS by this date
Dec-Feb 15
  • Students who have applied for Major Admission Awards, including the Chancellor's, must still submit a PSE and Supplemental Essay (if applicable).

Awards

Chancellor's Scholarship
Chancellor's Scholarship

CHANCELLOR'S SCHOLARSHIP

Total Value = $36,000

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • Superior academic ability
  • Creative and original thinking
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • High school nomination required*

* Number of nominations per high school is based on graduating class size:

Less than 250 - 1 nominee

250-499 - up to 2 nominees

500 or greater - up to 3 nominees

In order to be considered for a Chancellor's Scholarship, the applicant must receive a nomination from the high school where they most recently attended full time study. Nominations from institutions where the applicant is enrolled in part-time studies will not be accepted.

Queen's Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS) Candidates:

  • Must be nominated for a Chancellor's Scholarship
  • Only one Chancellor nominee may be selected as a QuARMS candidate from within each school's respective nominee guidelines
  • Schools that are permitted only one Chancellor's nominee (graduating class size less than 250) will have the option to nominate one additional Chancellor's nominee provided one of the two nominees is a QuARMS candidate.

Please ensure your high school has not over-nominated based on the guidelines above. 

High School Grades 90% +
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 

$9,000
Number Available  50
Deadline to Apply December 1, 2018
Chernoff Family Award
Chernoff Family Award

CHERNOFF FAMILY AWARD

Total Value = $48,000-$60,000

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • Superior academic ability
  • Creative and original thinking
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Financial need
  • Students from rural or remote areas of Canada
High School Grades 90% +
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 

$12,000-$15,000
Number Available  8
Deadline to Apply December 1, 2018
Admission Bursary Application Required

Yes - Admission Bursary Application available on your SOLUS Student Center.

Chernoff Family Award (Quebec)
Chernoff Family Award (Quebec)

CHERNOFF FAMILY AWARD (QUEBEC)

Total Value = $60,000

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • Superior academic ability
  • Creative and original thinking
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Financial need
  • Students from Quebec (preference to students from rural or remote areas)
High School Grades 90% +
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 

$15,000
Number Available  1
Deadline to Apply December 1, 2018
Admission Bursary Application Required

Yes - Admission Bursary Application available on your SOLUS Student Centre.

Dr. Iris May Marsh Memorial Award
Dr. Iris May Marsh Memorial Award

DR. IRIS MAY MARSH MEMORIAL AWARD

Total Value = $48,000

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • Superior academic ability
  • Creative and original thinking
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Financial need
  • Permanent family residence must be in Ontario
High School Grades 90% +
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

$12,000
Number Available  4
Deadline to Apply December 1, 2018
Admission Bursary Application Required

Yes - Admission Bursary Application available on your SOLUS Student Centre.

Bank of Montreal Award
Bank of Montreal Award

BANK OF MONTREAL AWARD

Total Value = $40,000

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • Superior academic ability
  • Creative and original thinking
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Financial need
High School Grades 90% +
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 

$10,000
Number Available  3
Deadline to Apply December 1, 2018
Admission Bursary Application Required

Yes - Admission Bursary Application available on your SOLUS Student Centre.

D & R Sobey Atlantic Admission Award
D & R Sobey Atlantic Admission Award

D & R SOBEY ATLANTIC ADMISSION AWARD

Total Value = $80,000

Program of Study Commerce
Criteria
  • Resident and student of one of the Atlantic provinces
  • Entering first year of the undergraduate Commerce program
  • Academic excellence
  • Proven leadership
  • Involvement in school or community activities
  • Financial need
High School Grades Demonstrated academic excellence
Duration Renewable for 3 subsequent years (4 years total) provided a GPA of 3.0 is achieved in first year and a GPA of 3.5 is achieved in each subsequent year in a full course load. Selected recipients will receive further information about renewal criteria.

Annual Value 

$20,000
Number Available  up to 8
Deadline to Apply December 1, 2018
Admission Bursary Application Required Yes - Admission Bursary Application available on your SOLUS Student Centre.
Website http://dandrsobeyscholarship.com/
Melvin R. Goodes Entrance Award
Melvin R. Goodes Entrance Award

MELVIN R. GOODES ENTRANCE AWARD

Total Value = $48,000-$60,000

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • Academic excellence
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Financial need
  • Preference will be given to students who are graduates from Westdale Secondary School.
High School Grades 90%
Duration Renewable for 3 subsequent years (4 years total) provided a GPA of 3.0 is achieved in first year and a GPA of 3.5 is achieved in each subsequent year in a full course load. Selected recipients will receive further information about renewal criteria.

Annual Value 

$12,000-$15,000
Number Available  2
Deadline to Apply December 1, 2018
Admission Bursary Application Required

Yes - Admission Bursary Application available on your SOLUS Student Centre.

Notes:

Available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  You may attend high school in Canada or internationally.

Please review the Eligibility page for more detailed eligibility requirements.

  • Students who have applied for Major Admission Awards, including the Chancellor's, must still submit a PSE and Supplemental Essay (if applicable).
  • 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.
  • The grades listed for individual awards are based on the Canadian School System.  The grades listed should act as a guide for your academic accomplishments throughout your high school studies.
  • Recipients will not be eligible for other merit based scholarships.

Further information about the history and generous benefactors who have helped to establish the major admission awards can be found in the Awards List.