Established by the Chernoff Family which includes Mr. Michael N. Chernoff, B.Sc. (Eng.) 1959, Mrs. Dorine (Dennison) Chernoff, B.A., Manitoba, Ms. Catherine Chernoff, B. of Architecture, Texas, and Mr. M. Bruce Chernoff, B.Sc. (Eng.) 1987. The awards recognize and are in memory of Nick and Maud Chernoff, Michael's parents, who homesteaded on the Saskatchewan prairie and although acquiring very little education themselves, recognized the importance and value of a higher education and dedicated their lives to seeing their children through Canadian universities.
The awards also recognize Charlie N. Chernoff, B.Sc. (Eng.) Saskatchewan, Michael's brother, who over the years provided valuable assistance in furthering Michael's career in the earth sciences. These awards have been established to attract and encourage students from all parts of Canada to come to Queen's.
The program is especially intended to support qualified Canadian students who otherwise would be unable to study at Queen's. Awarded annually to full-time students entering the first year of any program at Queen's University. Selection of the recipient will be based on a combination of superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, proven leadership qualities and financial need. Preference will be given to students from rural and remote areas of Canada. The awards are renewable for three subsequent years provided a first class standing is maintained and financial need remains evident.
Duration Renewable for 3 subsequent years (4 years total) provided a GPA of 3.5 is achieved in a full course load each year. Selected recipients will receive further information about renewal criteria
Major Admission Awards
Students who demonstrate superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership can apply for a Queen’s major admission award. Financial need is also a consideration for some of our major admission awards.
- Available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada
- You may attend high school in Canada or internationally
- Students taking a gap year can still apply for the major admission awards
- Recipients will not be eligible for other merit-based scholarships
Please review the Eligibility section for additional requirements.
The values shown for admission scholarships and awards were in effect at the time of publication. Queen's University reserves the right to revise or withdraw any award without prior notice.
Some awards may have additional eligibility requirements. Review the specific details for each award program to determine eligibility.
To be eligible for most admission awards you must be:
- Entering the first year of post-secondary education for the first time in a full-time (minimum 60% course load) Queen's undergraduate degree program on Queen's campus or at Bader College (graduates from a 2-year CEGEP program transferring into their first year of a Queen's program remain eligible for grades-based admission scholarships)
- Students with prior post-secondary education are not eligible for Queen's admission awards
- Domestic (Canadian citizens, permanent residents) and international students (including U.S. students) will be considered for automatic grade-based admission scholarships
- International and U.S. students should also visit the International and U.S. Students section for more information on additional admission awards
- Queen's will calculate an awards average based on grades available at the time you are offered admission
- Final grades will be assessed for scholarship and award consideration for those students who accept their offer of admission to Queen's
- If you do not receive a scholarship offer at the time you were offered admission, we will review your final grades after we have received final grade reports from the Ontario Universities' Application Centre in July/August
- Summer courses taken in the summer immediately prior to your admit term to the university will not be used in the assessment of your final grade average
Note: To receive and remain eligible to retain an admission scholarship/award in the academic year granted, the student must be admitted and registered as a full-time student in the fall/winter academic year.How to Apply: