Financial Assistance

The Ban Righ Centre offers financial assistance to mature women students.


All bursaries and awards are assessed based on the financial need of applicants. In addition, all students are invited to speak with Student Advisors for information about other funding available at Queen’s University and in the community, and for referrals to other resources.

Needs-based assistance available to registered mature women students throughout the academic year.

What is it for: Emergency bursaries are given for items such as books and glasses, and for childcare, dental or family emergencies, or to assist with larger unexpected expenses.

Who is Eligible: Female students at Queen’s University who have been away from formal education for at least one year and/or have a child or children.

How to apply: Speak to a Student Advisor in person or over the phone to receive an application form and to arrange an interview. To be assessed for a bursary, you will need to fill out a financial application and be interviewed by a staff person. Decisions are based on your application, your interview, need, staff judgment and trust. You may apply in person at 32 Bader Lane, or ask us to email the application form to you.

Each year for the next five years the Ban Righ Centre has limited funds available to help reimburse mature women students to participate in professional development activities

What is it for: Financial assistance for women who face barriers to participate in conferences or other worthwhile professional development activities.

Who is eligible: Female students who have been away from school for at least one full year and/or have children and have demonstrated financial need and who face at least one additional barrier (parenting responsibilities, racialized, person with a disability, etc.)

How to apply: Apply in person at 32 Bader Lane. Speak to a Student Advisor for an application form and to arrange an interview. Details of your proposed activity (conference, license, training, etc.) must accompany the application.

The Ban Righ Foundation for Continuing University Education invites undergraduate female students enrolled at Queen’s University to apply for The Bonnie Judge Memorial Bursaries.

What is it for: These bursaries were established to provide financial support to mature women students enrolled in any undergraduate program at Queen’s University.

Who is eligible: Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program, and must have been away from formal study for 3 or more years, and who have no previous University degree.

How to Apply: Apply in person at 32 Bader Lane. Speak to a Student Advisor for an application form and to arrange an interview. To be assessed for a bursary, you will need to fill out a financial application and be interviewed by a staff person. Decisions are based on your application, your interview, need, staff judgment and trust.

At a Spring Celebration, we applaud the character and determination of women who return to formal education after an interruption.

What is it for: Our generous donors and stalwart supporters present financial awards and medals to women who demonstrate perseverance and strength.

Check back in December for this year’s Spring Awards application information

In the meantime, follow this link to see pictures from last year’s Spring Awards celebration.