Queen Elizabeth Scholarships

About the program

The QES program was created to improve global talent exchange between Canada and other nations. The program aims to develop the next generation of innovative leaders and community builders by providing enriched academic, professional and cross-cultural experiences and by facilitating lasting local and global community engagement. To date the QES program has provided funding to 106 projects, administered by 46 Canadian universities and more than 2,200 scholarships have been awarded.

The program requires all scholars to participate in leadership development and community engagement activities and in the network of Queen Elizabeth Scholars.

The program is administered by a unique partnership between the Rideau Hall Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, Universities Canada and Canadian universities.

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The next generation of leaders and community builders

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