Student Awards

OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR

Student Awards

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Automatic Exchange and BISC Awards

The following awards have been made available thanks to the generosity of Queen's donors.

Queen's students who are participating in a Queen's formal exchange or studying at the BISC will be automatically considered for the following awards. Most of these awards are based on grades. Students will be notified by either the Student Awards Office or their Faculty if they have been selected for an automatic award.

Open to Students in any Undergraduate Program of Study

Bader International Study Centre Experiential Learning Award

Established in November 2017 by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and awarded to upper-year students from Queen's University in any undergraduate program of study who have been selected to attend the Bader International Study Centre in Winter 2018 or Fall 2018.

Arts and Science Specific Awards

Department of German Scholarship for Study in Germany

Established in February 2004 by the Department of German and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students with a major, medial or minor concentration in one of German, German Studies, or Business German, or a special field concentration in Language and Linguistics with a primary concentration in German, who either will spend the third year of a four-year program at a German-speaking University or will study at a German Language Summer School. Equal consideration will be given to students in each of the two categories. If there are no eligible recipients then the scholarship may be granted to a student in third year with a concentration in German.

Val Hanbidge Keast Memorial Scholarship

Established by relatives and friends of Val Hanbidge Keast who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University in 1976. Awarded to the St. Andrews Exchange Scholar from Queen's University to assist with the costs of travel in countries other than Canada.

Barbara C. Pearson Memorial Scholarship

Awarded at the end of the second year to the student with the highest standing in a major, medial or language and linguistics program (concentration: French), who plans to spend the third year of the program at a French-speaking university.

Jean Shields Sanders Scholarship in German

Established by Mrs. Joan Drabek (Arts '52) of Vancouver in memory of her mother, Jean Shields Sanders (Arts '14). Awarded annually at the end of the second year on the recommendation of the Department to an outstanding Canadian student who will spend the third year of a four-year Bachelor of Arts program with a major, medial or minor concentration in German at a German-speaking university. All courses necessary for eligibility to spend the third year abroad for credit under departmental and faculty regulations must have been completed. The award will be made on the basis of high overall academic standing in German language and literature and other cognate courses taken at Queen's in both the first and second years and is intended to recognize exceptional promise in the discipline.

School of Business Specific Awards

Rick Jackson Scholarship

Established in November 2009 by graduates of the Commerce Program, colleagues, and friends in honour of Richard Jackson, professor in the School of Business from 1974 to 2009.  Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and involvement in school or community activities to students entering third year of the Commerce program in the Smith School of Business, who have been selected to participate in a formal Queen's bi-lateral exchange.

MBA 1991 Exchange Scholarship

Established in September 2017 by the class of MBA 1991 in recognition of their 25th reunion.  Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated interest to students in the Full-time MBA program in the Smith School of Business who have been selected to participate in a formal international exchange with one of the Smith MBA partner Business Schools. Preference will be given to students who may not otherwise be able to participate in an international exchange opportunity as determined by the Awards Committee of the Full-time MBA program in the Smith School of Business.  Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Full-time MBA program in the Smith School of Business.

Douglas & Catherine McIntosh Scholarship

Established in March 2018 by Douglas McIntosh, BCom 1982, and Catherine McIntosh, BCom 1982, and awarded on the basis of academic excellence and leadership qualities to international students from Africa studying at a recognized exchange partner to come to the Smith School of Business on an official bi-lateral exchange. Awarded to students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in this exchange. First preference will be given to Commerce students, but students in other programs at the Smith School of Business who meet the criteria may also be considered. The duration of the exchange will be for a minimum of one term (4 months). Selection will be made by the Smith School of Business Awards Committee, the Centre for International Management and in consultation with the partnering institutions.

Thomas and Elizabeth Miller Exchange Scholarship

Established in September 2006 by Thomas, B.Com. 1979, and Elizabeth, B.F.A. 1979, Miller and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to Bachelor of Commerce students participating in an official international bilateral exchange program.

Scotiabank Group Scholarship of the Americas

Established in October 2006 by the Scotiabank Group and awarded on the basis of academic excellence and leadership qualities to (i) students in the Smith School of Business who are participating in an official university bi-lateral exchange with a recognized exchange partner in Central America or South America, or (ii) international students at a recognized exchange partner to come to the Smith School of Business on an official bi-lateral exchange, based on the same criteria. The duration of the exchange will be for a minimum of one term (4 months). Selection will be made by the Smith School of Business Awards Selection Committee, the Centre for International Management and in consultation with the partnering institutions.

Faculty of Law Specific Awards

Robert Wallace Best Exchange Scholarship

Established in October 2010 and revised in January 2016 by Andrew Best, LL.B. 1981, in honour of his father, Robert Wallace Best, B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) 1950. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and leadership qualities to exchange students from India or Sri Lanka who have been selected to come to Queen’s Law as part of a formal bilateral exchange. The duration of the exchange will be for a minimum of one term (4 months). Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Law.

Dean Bill Flanagan International Studies Award

Established in May 2019 by alumni and friends of Dean Bill Flanagan.  Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated interest/experience in international or comparative law and/or international study.  Awarded to students in any year of a JD program or combined JD program in the Faculty of Law at Queen's University who have been selected to attend one of the Global Law Programs at the Bader International Study Centre and/or who are participating in an international internship. Applications for the award will be due on a date to be announced each autumn. Selection will be made by the Faculty of Law Awards Committee.

The Jeremy & Judith Freedman Award for Studies in Israel

Established in November 2018 by The Jeremy & Judith Freedman Family Foundation. Awarded to students in any year of a JD degree program or combined JD degree program in the Faculty of Law at Queen's University who have been selected to participate in a formal Queen's University bi-lateral exchange in Israel. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement, an expressed interest in exploring Israel and gaining exposure to its people and culture, and a desire to share their experience with their law school colleagues following the completion of their exchange experience. Preference will be given to students who have not yet had the opportunity to visit or study in Israel.  Selection will be made by the Faculty of Law Awards Committee.