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Financial Assistance

AMS Grants

The AMS has a myriad of grants to award to eligible students and groups. These grants include:
- Student Arts Initiative Grant (from the Campus Activities Commission)
- New Events Grant (from the Campus Activities Commission) 
Equity Grants (from the Social Issues Commission)
- Special Projects Grants (Board of Directors)
- Clubs Grants (for AMS-ratified clubs), 
- Sustainability Action Fund (from the Commission of the Environment & Sustainability)
- Accessibility Queen's (from the Social Issues Commission) 

If you have any questions about these grants, eligibility, and applications, please contact the Vice-President (University Affairs) at

AMS Membership Bursary

The AMS Membership Bursary was established in 2011 to offset the cost of student fees for low-income students. Income should not be a barrier to participating in the activities and opportunities that the AMS has to offer.  In order to be eligible, you must be an AMS Member, must have demonstrated financial need, and you must not be a member of the AMS Executive. Students can apply using the General Bursary application, not a separate application. This is accessible through your SOLUS account in the finances section. Applications are due on October 31st. If you have any questions you can contact Justin Reekie, Vice President Operations. 

Student Initiative Funds

- Student Initiative Fund
- Team Building Activity Fund
- Jack Project /Queen's Student Initiative Fund 

AMS Taxi Bursary

The AMS Taxi Bursary exists to assist students who face temporary mobility difficulties with extra costs they may face. Students may apply for this bursary through Student Awards. In order to be eligible, you must provide a doctor’s note verifying your temporary disability and document your taxi usage. The maximum available amount is $250.

You can download the AMS Taxi Bursary application here.

AMS Campus Activities Events Bursary

If you face financial constraints that may prevent you from participating in events such as Orientation Week, Queen's Model Parliament (or any other event) the Campus Activities Events Bursary may be able to provide you with partial or full support with participant fees. Find more information here or email

AMS Food Centre

Located in McGillivray-Brown, the AMS Food Centre serves confidential and non-judgmental food service to members of the Queen’s community. We are a non-profit organization which aims to provide our clients with new-food-centre-logofood services in the most comfortable environment possible. We operate mainly on donations as well as an opt-outable student fee from both the AMS and the Society for Graduate and Professional Students. As a non-profit organization, we aim for our funds to be put towards the upkeep of the Food Bank itself in the purchasing of fresh fruits, vegetables, milk and other items on a weekly basis.

The Food Centre provides a reliable and confidential service to ensure that Queen’s students can be healthy and productive as they pursue academic achievement. We also seek to address the underlying causes of poverty so as to alleviate, and ultimately eliminate poverty amongst Queen’s community members. The centre also works closely with other relevant organizations in the Queen’s and Kingston community.

Hours: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Contact: Rebecca Silver (Director) -