Areas of Support
SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
Many scholarships at Queen’s rely on annual gifts. Donations to Annual Giving help build our Scholarship fund so we can provide extraordinary opportunities to those students who, due to their financial circumstances, may not otherwise be able to accept a place at Queen’s.
More than 100 scholarships and bursaries are awarded each year based on financial need and academic excellence, including Entrance Scholarships, Continuation Scholarships, Special Scholarships and Graduate Scholarships. These scholarships enable students from a wide variety of backgrounds and with a broad range of interests to join the College, adding intellectual and cultural strength and diversity to the community.
What your support means to our students …
“Without the Os Nelson scholarship, I would not have been able to stay at Queen’s for a second year. Having the opportunity to be part of Queen’s College has enhanced every aspect of my life. Living amongst hundreds of high-achieving students has pushed me academically and is an amazing source of motivation.”
Hannah Mitchell — 2nd year Arts, Os Nelson Scholarship
“Having moved to Melbourne from Perth for the first time, there were various difficulties that stood in my way, a significant one being the financial burden. Being a recipient of the Master’s School Scholarship has taken some of that burden off of me and my family and I am now able to focus more readily on my studies.”
Nicholas Clarnette — 1st Year Biomedicine, Jack & Elaine Clarke Scholarship (Nicholas is a member of the Queen’s College Choir)
“As someone who is supporting myself through my studies, it is hard to describe in words how grateful I am to know that there is a community that believes in my potential to succeed, and that equips me with the resources to best achieve my aspirations.”
Nick Chu — Masters of Engineering, Andrews Bros Graduate Engineering Scholarship
“I am extremely grateful to have been awarded the Outer Metropolitan Scholarship. It would not have been possible for me to attend due to my financial situation. Before moving to Queen’s I was unaware of how much it would change me as a person. There are so many opportunities along with the amazing academic, social and pastoral support to assist in my university degree. Queen’s has very quickly became my home!”
Monique Silk — 1st Year Arts, Outer Metropolitan Scholarship
THE MASTER’S DISCRETIONARY FUND
To enable the Master to apply resources to the areas of most urgent need.
THE DEANS’ DISCRETIONARY FUND
The Deans’ Discretionary Fund is used to support areas of residential student life which the Deans consider to have the greatest need. These may include areas such as Performing Arts, the College musical, MADs and Quadstock and activities for Student Wellbeing programs including the Positive Psychology Program, pastoral care, chapel or other student-sponsored areas.
Facilities play a key role in our delivery of a world-class living and learning experience. Gifts to this fund enable the development of new student study or communal spaces, refurbishment of current facilities and maintenance of our magnificent heritage architecture.Those who make a gift of $1500 or more to the Student Facilities Fund have the opportunity to ‘name’ one of the heritage dining hall chairs in Eakins.
Our students find that the library is an indispensable resource for their studies and is in continual use by the residential community. To accommodate the broad range of subjects for assignments in the courses, the library must regularly update many subject collections, and fill gaps in other parts of the collection. Your gift will support the purchase of books and other library resources, and will make a vital contribution to the students’ academic success. It is an investment for our current students and also for future students.
THE PERFORMING ARTS FUND
To support the Queen’s student experience in music, drama and other art forms as audience members, music students, creators or performers in classical and popular idioms, in formal or casual settings.
THE COLLEGE CHAPEL AND COLLEGE CHOIR
To facilitate the work of the Chapel, including our College choir.
SUGDEN HERITAGE COLLECTIONS
To assist with the maintenance and development of the Sugden Collection, the largest collection on the Wesleys and Methodism in the Southern Hemisphere and eighth largest in the world, renowned as a ‘globally significant collection’.
ART AND ARCHIVES
Annual gifts directed to Art and Archives not only assist in the acquisition of new works of art and items of the College’s heritage, but support their continuing care and maintenance.
The Jack and Elaine Clarke Scholarship has been established to honour the memory of our beloved former Vice-Master and his wife, and to perpetuate their commitment to the development of our young people.