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
“I feel privileged to reside at Queen’s College where it is possible to maintain a balance between my academic life and social activities. The scholarship has helped me financially and also reduced the stress of transitioning into a new home.”
1st year Doctor of Medicine Norman Harry Graduate Medicine Scholarship
“The generosity of Queen’s College in awarding me the 2016 Queen’s Law Scholarship has given me the financial stability to continue my Juris Doctor degree. The scholarship has allowed me to focus on my studies, represent the graduate constituency as the Middle Common Room President, and assist the local community as a legal centre volunteer.”
2nd year Juris Doctor Queen’s College Law Scholarship
“As a rural student, I had to move a long distance to study at Melbourne, widely regarded as the best place to study music. Financially such a move is pressing and as such the Kate Eyles scholarship comes as a humbling privilege and an enormously beneficial aid and opportunity.”
1st year Music Kate Eyles Scholarship
“As an Indigenous Scholarship recipient the scholarship has enabled me to move interstate to Melbourne, as the financial stresses and restraints of moving have been significantly reduced. I hope to inspire other indigenous people to pursue tertiary education and even take up residency at Queen’s College if they are presented with the opportunity.”
1st year Arts Chancellors Scholar Undergraduate 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.