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Commerce Awards


Peter R.B. Armstrong Entrepreneur Entrance Scholarship

Established in May 2007 and revised in February 2014 by Peter R.B. Armstrong and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business, with preference given to students who demonstrate evidence of entrepreneurial achievements. The award is renewable for one subsequent year provided a minimum GPA of 3.5 is maintained in a full course load.

Commerce 1954 Entrance Scholarship

Established in May 2005 by the Commerce Class of 1954 to mark the occasion of their 50th reunion and to leave a legacy for future generations. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to a student entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business.

Commerce 1996 Entrance Scholarship

Established in February 2007 by the members of the class of Commerce 1996 in recognition of the 10th anniversary of their graduation.  Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated community leadership to students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business at Queen's University.

Commerce Admission Scholarship

Established in March 2007 by School of Business Alumni and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business.

Tony Dimnik Scholarship

Established in May 2016 by the National Executive MBA Class of 1999. The Class wishes to honour Professor Tony Dimnik by providing support to students who are embarking on their business education. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business.

Elkhorn Manitoba Award

Established in October 2013 and revised in March 2019 by Ryan Pedlow, BCom 1998. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business. First preference will be given to students from the province of Manitoba and second preference will be given to students from the province of Saskatchewan. The award is renewable for one subsequent year provided a satisfactory academic average is maintained and financial need remains evident.

Ian and Pat Fraser Family Scholarship

Established in January 2012 by Ian Fraser, BCom 1953, and Pat Fraser, BA(Hons) 1953, in honour of their family's tradition at Queen's, daughters Pamela (Fraser) Valentine, BCom 1979, Margot (Fraser) Withey, BNSc 1986, and Jill Fraser, BCom 1991.  Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated leadership to students entering first year of the Bachelor of Commerce Program in the Smith School of Business.  Selection will be made by the Office of the University Registrar, Student Awards as delegated by the Senate Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid.

Jerry Jackson Admission Scholarship

Established in November 2010 by Jerry Jackson, B.Com. 1978, and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering first year of the Bachelor of Commerce Program in the Smith School of Business.

J. Paul Kinnear Entrance Scholarship

Established in October 2005 to honour J. Paul Kinnear, Commerce 1963. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the first year Commerce program in the Smith School of Business at Queen's University.

Professor C.E. Law Commerce Entrance Scholarship

Established in February 2006 by John Watson, MBA 1970, and awarded to students entering the first year of an undergraduate degree Commerce program in the Smith School of Business on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence in their final year of high school and high academic proficiency in the required math courses. Preference given to students whose permanent address on admission to Queen's University is from Alberta or British Columbia.

Brian Martin and Matthew Malcolm Scholarship

Established in May 2002 and revised in April 2014 by Brian E. Martin, B.Com. 1999, and Matthew V. Malcolm, B.Com. 1999, in honour of their outstanding professors, and awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated leadership to a student entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business. Preference will be given to students from the provinces of British Columbia or Alberta.

Thomas and Helen McLaren Commerce Entrance Scholarship

Established in September 2006 by Thomas McLaren, B.Com. 1949, and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the first year Commerce program in the Smith School of Business.

Len Morrow Entrance Scholarship in Commerce

Established in February 2007 by Len Morrow, M.B.A. 1972, and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to female students entering the first year Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business.

Ross W. Nicol Memorial Entrance Scholarship

Established by his family, friends and classmates in memory of Ross W. Nicol, Commerce '75. Awarded annually to a student entering Queen's University, who has graduated from Ridgemont High School in Ottawa or an Ottawa area high school on the basis of general academic performance.

John Nixon Scholarship

Established in March 2013 by John Nixon, B.Com. 1978, and awarded on the basis of academic excellence, creative and original thinking, proven leadership skills, and involvement in school or community activities to students entering first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business. Preference will be given to US citizens or students living in the US. 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, and involvement in leadership and extra-curricular activities remains evident. Selection will be made by the Office of the University Registrar, Student Awards, as delegated by the Senate Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid.

Dean Margot Northey Entrance Scholarship

Established by Queen's School of Business in celebration of the opening of Goodes Hall on September 12, 2002 and awarded on the basis of academic merit and leadership activities in school or the community to students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business.

Perras Shugart Commerce and Athletics Award

The terms for this award are cross listed with Automatic Admission Awards for Student Athletes.

Russell Family Entrance Scholarship

Established in January 2005 by Derek and Tina Russell in recognition of their three children, Derek, B.Com. 2002, Katherine, B.Com. 2004, and Kristina, B.Com. 2008. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to a student entering the Bachelor of Commerce program, with preference given to a student from the province of Quebec.

Scrymgeour Scholarship in Commerce

Established in September 2018 and revised in January 2019 by David Scrymgeour and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business at Queen's University. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate proven leadership skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and involvement in school or community activities, particularly sports.   The award is renewable for three subsequent years provided a minimum GPA of 3.5 is maintained in a full course load.

Anne Smith Memorial Entrance Scholarship

Established in April 2008 by Gregory, B.Com. 1991, and Crystal Smith and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to full-time students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business, who at the time of admission to Queen's University were residents of Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba. The award is renewable for three years provided a minimum GPA of 3.5 is maintained in each subsequent year.

Susan W. Smith Entrance Scholarship

Established by alumni and friends in recognition of Susan W. Smith's tireless efforts on behalf of the School of Business as their Development Liaison Officer from 1996-2003. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the first year program in the Smith School of Business at Queen's University.

Dorothy Wilson Symons Scholarship

Established in June 2014 by Judge Ariadne "Ari" Joanne Symons, B.A. 1978, in memory of her mother Dorothy Wilson Symons, B.A. 1947, B.Com. 1947. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business. Preference will be given to students from the Greater Sudbury Area of Ontario.

Upadhya Family Indigenous Award

Established in September 2016 and revised in October 2018 by Gaurav Upadhya, BCom 1991, and awarded on the basis of academic achievement to Indigenous students entering first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business under the Indigenous Admission Policy.

Vancouver Admission Scholarship

Established in May 2020 by Brendan O’Grady, BCom 2005, and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students from Metro Vancouver, British Columbia entering first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business. 

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