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FAQs - Renewable Awards

Questions:

  1. What is a renewable award?
  2. Will I lose my renewable scholarship if I drop a course?
  3. What if my average is slightly below the required renewal average? Is there an appeal process?
  4. I have a renewable scholarship. What happens to my scholarship while I am at either the BISC or on Exchange?
  5. How do I renew my Athletic Financial Award (AFA)?
  6. Where can I find information about renewable awards policies?

Answers:

 

1. What is a renewable award?

Queen's University offers a number of renewable scholarships and awards to students as they enter the University. These awards are available to the recipients in future years as long as the renewable criteria are satisfied during each year of study at Queen's.

More than 90% of the students in receipt of these awards have their scholarships and awards renewed. This is testimony to the continuing commitment to excellence the recipients display as Queen's students.

 

2. Will I lose my renewable scholarship if I drop a course?

To keep most renewable awards students must maintain registration in at least 80% (or equivalent) of a full course load during the Fall and Winter Terms (September - April).   Before dropping a course check with the Office of the University Registrar (Student Awards) to see if it affects your scholarship or award.

 

3. What if my average is slightly below the required renewal average? Is there an appeal process?

You will be notified of the status of your renewal once we have received your grades at the end of each study period (end of May - beginning of June).  A student whose scholarship or award is not being renewed will be informed by email and will be provided details with respect to the appeal process.   You may appeal by sending a letter  to the Associate University Registrar, Student Awards, explaining the circumstances and provide all relevant documentation (e.g. medical documentation).

 

4. I have a renewable scholarship. What happens to my scholarship while I am at either the BISC or on Exchange?

The renewable scholarship is retained if you are participating in a formal, bilateral Queen's exchange or if you are studying at the BISC. 

If studying at the BISC the renewal average will be calculated on your average achieved while at the BISC .
If studying on exchange for a full year (Fall and Winter) you must successfully complete the equivalent of a Queen's full-time course load.

If studying on exchange for one term (e.g. Fall or Winter) your renewal will be based on successfully completing the equivalent of a Queen's full-time course-load in that term plus achieving the required average during the term of study at Queen's.

 

5. How do I renew my Athletic Financial Award (AFA)?

Renewal of the AFA is subject to satisfying the academic achievement and athletic excellence elements of the award as defined in the Athlete Agreement. At the end of each study period, generally beginning-mid June, you will be notified of the status of your renewal once your Fall/Winter grades are available and after Athletics and Recreation have provided the athletic excellence assessment . A student whose scholarship or award is not being renewed will be informed by email and will be provided details with respect to the appeal process. You may appeal by sending a letter to the Associate University Registrar, Student Awards, explaining the circumstances and provide all relevant documentation.

 

6. Where can I find information about renewable awards policies?

Refer to the "Policies" section of our website for further information.

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