Areas of Support
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 …
“The scholarship has been one of the most positive and personally motivating aspects of my college experience so far and I am deeply thankful for the belief Queen’s has invested in me.”
Grace Creati — 1st year Design, Design 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.”
Eric Tian — 1st year Biomedicine, Master’s School Scholarship
“This hugely generous scholarship has not only enabled me to move over five hours away from my home and comfortably survive within the huge, expensive city that is Melbourne, but has truly given me the opportunity to become a part of the endlessly wonderful community that is Queen’s.”
Courtney Dove — 1st year Arts, Kate Eyles Scholarship
“I am a proud Kabi-Kabi and Bindal man from Queensland. I am passionate about education, First Nation Australian culture and how both correlate. I am studying my Masters in teaching, as one of my dreams is to reduce the education gap and to educate non-Indigenous youth on social issues in relation to First Nation Australians. My responsibility as a scholarship holder is to pave the way for future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander generations. Thanks to the support of Queen’s College Wyverns, I promise to try my hardest to make the impossible possible.”
Tyrone Bean — 2nd year Master of Teaching, Graduate Master’s Indigenous Scholarship
Areas you can support
- 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.
- THE COLLEGE CHAPEL & COLLEGE CHOIR
To facilitate the work of the Chapel, including our College choir.
- THE MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
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.
- STUDENT FACILITIES
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.
- FEATONBY LIBRARY
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.
- SUGDEN COLLECTION
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. In 2015 we would like to raise funds for programs such as an Artist in Residence and to begin an acquisition program led by residents to start a contemporary art collection for the College.
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.