Financial Assistance

The Ban Righ Centre offers financial assistance to women. Please speak with our Student Advisors for details.

Please note: all bursaries and awards are assessed based on the financial need of applicants.


Emergency Bursary Assistance

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

Professional Development special funding

  • Each year for the next five years the Ban Righ Centre has limited funds available to help reimburse mature women students who face barriers to participate in conferences or other worthwhile professional development activities.
  • Details of your proposed activity (conference, license, training, etc.) must accompany the application. Eligibility criteria: 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.)

The Bonnie Judge Memorial Bursaries

These bursaries were established to provide financial support to women students enrolled in any undergraduate program at Queens University, who have been away from formal study for 3 or more years, and who have no previous University degree.

Spring Awards 

At a Spring Celebration, we applaud the character and determination of women who return to formal education after an interruption. Our generous donors and stalwart supporters present financial awards and medals to women who demonstrate perseverance and strength.

Referrals and Advice

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.

Food security

Students in need of a meal may contact the AMS Food bank. Students may also seek out support from the Swipe-It-Forward program from one of the partner programs, including the Ban Righ Centre.