Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Finance Your Studies

The Queen's Student Awards Website at https://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/ provides charts with guidelines for costs that students in our Bachelor, Diploma and Graduate Studies programs may incur, including education and basic living expenses (based on an 8 month period). The amount it costs to attend Queen's will depend somewhat on the choices you make, which will affect your budget (such as where your extended practicum and/or alternative practicum is located).

For information on financial assistance please contact Queen's Student Awards.


Bachelor/Diploma Programs

The Student Awards website includes information on financing your studies. Please visit the Financial Assistance page for more information.

Concurrent Education (Years 1-4)

Information for applicants on financing your Queen's Education can be found under Admission Awards at https://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/admission-awards. For general bursary and award information, see Current Students. Also, see Aboriginal Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries.

B.Ed. Students at the Faculty of Education during class

Consecutive Education and Final-Year Concurrent

Entrance Awards

For most entrance awards, all eligible candidates will be considered automatically. Most of these awards are based on academics. Visit the Student Awards Website at https://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/ to learn more.

Entrance Awards
Award Title Description
J. Bolton and Kathleen Slack Scholarship Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the consecutive Bachelor of Education program in the Faculty of Education.
Milton Frederick Pummell Scholarships Two entrance scholarships are to be awarded on the basis of excellent teaching-related experience and academic standing to teacher candidates entering the consecutive Bachelor of Education program in the Primary-Junior option.
Paul Park Scholarship Established to encourage students entering the Faculty of Education to teach in the fields of Mathematics, Science and Technological Education. Up to 10 scholarships are to be awarded on the basis of academic excellence.
Senator Frank Carrel Upper Year Scholarships Up to ten scholarships are to be awarded on the basis of general proficiency to candidates who for at least one year at the time of their application have been and remain domiciled in the Province of Quebec.
John R. McCarthy Scholarship
(Application Required)
Awarded to a student who has graduated with at least second-class standing from either a three-year or four-year degree program in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University who is normally domiciled in Ontario and will be enrolling in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University in the fall session immediately following graduation.

Faculty of Education Students Awards

Students who are currently registered at Queen's University in the Faculty of Education can apply/nominate for the following awards.

Faculty of Education Students Awards
Award Title Description
Aboriginal Teacher Education Practicum Award Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to part-time or full-time students in the Diploma or Bachelor of Education programs in the Faculty of Education wishing to broaden their studies through a practicum placement within a First Nations school or provincial school.
Johnny Biosphere Environmental Education Fund Established to promote environmental awareness among children. Teacher candidates, graduate students, and faculty are eligible to apply for funding. The application deadline is normally in late November.
Bamji International Practicum Placement Award Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to support a final year full-time Concurrent Education student in the Faculty of Education, wishing to broaden their studies in the international environment through and alternative placement.
Charles Martyn Elliott and Kathleen Mead Elliott Award for Travel Fellowships in Education Elliott Travel Fellowships for study outside Canada in the field of teacher education, pedagogy, or a related field are awarded to students enrolled in the Faculty of Education. In order to be eligible for this award, applicants must demonstrate financial need.
The Hajee Family Travel Fellowships in Education Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to full-time students in teacher education or graduate programs in the Faculty of Education wishing to broaden their studies through an alternative practicum placement or research project in Africa.
Rose A. Freeman Memorial Award It is given to a graduate student Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Education who directly contributes to the learning experience of Bachelor of Education (Con.Ed., B.Ed., Dip.Ed.) students through exhibiting outstanding commitment to the value of learning, availability to students, good organizational skills, and motivation.
Studio Arts Workshop Support (SAWS) Teacher candidates and graduate students at Queen's Faculty of Education are invited to apply for this support to offset the cost of registering in an arts workshop.
Upitis International Study Award Awarded annually to full-time students in teacher education and graduate programs enrolled in any Faculty of Education program wishing to broaden their studies in the international environment through an alternative placement.

Any public form of communication and report must maintain the anonymity of people. Thus, on the poster, real names of people must not be disclosed, and information that reveals the identities of specific persons must not be used.
Please retain receipts for all travel and accommodation expenses for auditing purposes.
Please note: the advisory committee will confirm with the Practicum Office that you completed your alternative practicum in the country/region indicated on your application form.

External Awards

Students who are currently registered at Queen's University in the Faculty of Education can apply for the following external awards.

External Awards
Award Title Description
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO/FEEO) Faculty of Education Award
(Application Required)
Awarded by ETFO/FEEO to a student at a publicly-funded university/institution in Ontario, during the final year of their teacher training. The deadline to submit your application to ETFO/FEEO is April 30.
F.D. Sawyer Memorial Award, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO)
(Application Required)
The FD Sawyer Memorial Award was established in the memory of Frank D Sawyer, who was a member of the Provincial Executive during some of its most stirring years from 1952 to 1959 and President of OSSTF in 1954. At the time of his death in 1960 he was principal of Petrolia District High School. Frank Sawyer's great contribution to Federation lay in his ability to discover the basic issues in the many difficulties which arose in teacher-board relationships during his term of office and in his having a sense of humour in periods of crisis. The OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award, valued at $1,000 annually, shall be awarded to a graduating Intermediate/Senior or Technological Studies teacher candidate.
Margaret Craig Education Award
(Application Required)

This award is be presented annually by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Nu Chapter, on the basis of merit and need, to a female student who:

  • is enrolled for full time attendance in the final year* of an approved education program leading to a degree, or diploma (*final-year Concurrent or Consecutive Education teacher candidates);
  • demonstrates outstanding ability as a potential educator.

The deadline to submit your application to the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Nu Chapter, Scholarship and Awards Committee is December 1.

OMLTA Helen G. Mitchell Award

This award is granted annually by the Ontario Modern Language Teachers Association (OMLTA) to honour students graduating from a pre-service Modern Language program in Ontario Faculties of Education. The candidate must exemplify the attributes of a potentially outstanding Classical/FSL/International Language teacher. Nominations must only be submitted by the language instructor at the Faculty of Education; no applications are required from teacher candidates.

Phyliss M. Beatty Memorial Award
(Application Required)
This award will be granted annually by the Ontario Alpha Delta Kappa Lambda Chapter to a female teacher candidate who is graduating from the Faculty of Education at Queen's University, and is a graduate of a high school in the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. The deadline to submit your application August 31.

Graduation Awards

Students currently registered at Queen's University in the Faculty of Education may be nominated for the following graduation awards.

Graduation Awards
Award Title Description
A. Lorne Cassidy Award Awarded to the graduating student who best displays outstanding talents and interests in the education of exceptional children during their program of study at the Faculty of Education.
Chiltern Way Academy Scholarship The Chiltern Way Academy Scholarship in Exceptional Education is awarded to the graduating student on the basis of academic excellence in Exceptional Education.
L.W. Copp Award Awarded to the student graduating from the Primary-Junior stream with high overall achievement and who demonstrates the qualities of an exemplary primary educator.
Frank J. Fowler Award Awarded to the student graduating from the Primary-Junior stream who best demonstrates the qualities of an exemplary primary educator.
D. E. Loney Prize Awarded to the graduating Technological Education student who has shown the most outstanding qualities of character and scholarship and demonstrated potential as a teacher.
Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) Scholarships Awarded to the graduating student who has demonstrated academic excellence in one or more of the courses preparing candidates to teach in Ontario Roman Catholic Schools: EDST 456, A Study of the Religious Education Program in the Roman Catholic Schools of Ontario; FOUN 416, Catholic Education.
John Deakin Buckley Walton Excellence in Student Teaching Award Awarded to the student graduating in the Intermediate-Secondary stream or Technological Education who has demonstrated excellence in student teaching.
John Watson Award Awarded to the graduating student in the Primary-Junior stream who has demonstrated excellence in student teaching.

Graduate Studies Programs

Information on tuition, fees and costs as well as the financial support offered to graduate students from the University and external agencies is provided by the School of Graduate Studies:

Funding Packages

All eligible full-time graduate students are considered for funding to help them with the costs associated with their graduate studies as long as they request financial support upon their initial application for admission. The minimum guaranteed funding package for Ph.D. students is $18,000 per year, and it is important to note that they must apply for all major external and internal (where appropriate) scholarships for which they are eligible in order to qualify for the minimum guarantee. Recipients of external awards will not receive $18,000 on top of them, however, their packages are likely to be higher than those who do not win external funds. Normally, if students apply for and successfully obtain a Teaching and/or Research Assistantship the average funding for eligible M.Ed. students is approximately $10,000, and the average funding for eligible Ph.D. students is approximately $25,000 per year.

Funding packages are awarded to students based on academic merit and they may consist of any or a combination of the following: scholarships, fellowships, external awards the student may bring with them, internal awards, research assistantships, teaching assistantships or graduate teaching fellowships.

Scholarships/Fellowships

Some of the scholarships/fellowships our students are nominated for most frequently are as follows:

  • Duncan and Urlla Carmichael Fellowship
  • Huntley Macdonald Sinclair Tuition Fellowship
  • Louisa A. Fowler Graduate Fellowship
  • R.S. McLaughlin and Franklin and Helene Bracken Fellowship
  • Morgan Brown Scholarship
  • Martin Schiralli Fellowship
  • Robert Sutherland Fellowship
  • Senator Frank Carrel Fellowship
  • The Frank Wyatt MacLean Graduate Fellowship in Education
  • The Grace L. Boileau Graduate Award
  • The Walter F. Light Fellowship
  • Trevor C. Holland Fellowship

Graduate students who want to be considered for a teaching assistant or graduate teaching fellow position as part of their funding package are required to apply for one or more of the postings listed under Work at Queen's.

Minimum funding offers are communicated to applicants when they receive an offer of admission and the details are provided in June.

Faculty of Education Awards

Some other awards and prizes our M.Ed. and Ph.D. students may be eligible for during their program are as follows:

  • M.Ed. Thesis Prize in Education
  • MSTE Apprenticeship 
  • MSTE Doctoral Fellowship
  • Ontario Trillium Scholarship
  • Robert J. Wilson Thesis/Dissertation Award
  • The Rosa Baier and Luis Bruno Award
  • Rose A. Freeman Memorial Award
  • The Alice Corry Award in Education
  • Tricolour Award
  • Elliott/Upitis/Bamji/Hajee Travel Fellowship, which is awarded for study outside Canada in the field of teacher education, pedagogy, or a related field. Fellowships may be used for travel expenses, living expenses, and academic fees payable to Queen's University and to other academic institutions in connection with the studies undertaken. The first step in the process is to determine financial eligibility, and the deadline for that initial application is September. You do not need to have your placement arranged for this initial step in the process.
Queen’s Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Awards

Queen’s University invests in Canada’s most talented graduate students with the Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Awards. Valued at $5,000 for master's students and $10,000 for PhD students entering their first year of study. Current graduate students in the Faculty of Education who are eligible for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship and/or a SSHRC or another Tri-Council Award are required to apply for them to be considered for internal funding.

SSHRC information and online application

Conference Travel Awards

Full-time master's students in the first 2 years and full-time doctoral students in the first 4 years of their Queen's Faculty of Education program are eligible to apply for a student conference award to attend a recognized conference at which they are presenting an authored or co-authored paper or poster. Funds are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Successful applicants will be awarded up to $600 each year and the awards may be used to support travel, accommodation, food, and registration fees. The application must be made and approved prior to the conference.