Graduate Students with Disabilities
Do you have a newly diagnosed or newly acquired disability? Did you require academic accommodations during your undergrad?
If you believe you may require academic accommodations, both new and returning students, on campus or distance students, should contact the Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS). The QSAS can assist you in connecting with those services, supports, and resources within the Queen's community.
Education, Training, and Awareness page lists many workshops and certificates offered at Queens.
Awards, Scholarships and Bursaries
Queen's University’s financial assistance consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. There is a range of financial assistance and services available to students with disabilities at Queen's. Students are strongly encouraged to contact the Student Awards Office for complete information.
Queen’s University offers The Queen's General Bursary which is available to all students in all years of study who have a demonstrated financial need.
Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)
For full-time and part-time students who:
- self-identify as having either a permanent or temporary disability,
- have disability-related educational costs for services or equipment that are not covered by another agency or service, and
- require these services/equipment to participate in postsecondary studies.
The ATF Bursaries for the Disabled
are awarded to students with disabilities who are registered with the Disability Services Office.
The Beatrice (Steuer) Cohen Award
- is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to students in any faculty who are challenged with a physical disability. Preference will be given to students with an impaired mobility. Students must be registered with the Disability Services Office.
The Disabled Students’ Bursaries
- are awarded to students with disabilities based on financial need.
Rehab Therapy Society Sesquicentennial Bursary
- is awarded on the basis of financial need to undergraduate and/or graduate students in any faculty who are challenged with a physical disability.
Scotiabank Group Accessibility Bursaries
are awarded on the basis of financial need to students in any school or faculty who have a disability and who are enrolled in a minimum of one credit per term (40% course load). Students must be registered with Disability Services Office.
Harold Arthur Cohen Bursary
- is awarded on the basis of financial need to an upper year student in any faculty or school who is challenged with a physical or perceptual disability. Preference will be given to students who have either a hearing or visual impairment. Students must be registered with Disability Services Office.
Accessibility Fund through SGPS and DSO
- If you are a graduate, law, education or theology student at Queen's, the The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) is your student society. Students who are registered with the Disability Services Office (DSO) and are in need of funding to cover costs associated with specific academic accommodations may qualify for the SGPS accessibility bursary. Your Disability Advisor is responsible for contacting the SGPS on your behalf to request support from the bursary and verifying that the funds are being requested to cover costs associated with an academic accommodation. This bursary was created by the SGPS and is supported by student fees collected from graduate and professional students. This bursary is open only to SGPS students.
Joubin/Selig Scholarship 2014
- established a Scholarship Award at the Toronto Community Foundation to provide financial assistance to post-secondary students in Ontario, with permanent physical (mobility) disabilities, who wish to pursue an education in their chosen field of study.
Tamara Gordon Foundation
- The Tamara Gordon Foundation provides financial awards ranging from $500 to $2000 to physically disabled students enrolled in degree programs at post-secondary institutions within Ontario.
SGPS Student Advisor Program
The SGPS Student Advisor Program offers advice and advocacy services to graduate and professional students on issues concerning their well-being while at Queen's. The advisors also act as an effective referral service to experts on campus.