Queen Elizabeth II Scholars Program

The Queen Elizabeth II Scholars (QES) Program is an innovative program for students with an interest in palliative care. Please view the brochure that provides details about this program.

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) Program is managed through a unique partnership of Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and Canadian universities.  This program is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments and the private sector.

Scholarships to Keele University, England


  1. Scholars must be enrolled in a Master’s or doctoral program in a health science or related field at the University of Windsor.
  2. Interns (undergraduate students) are currently on hold.
  3. All scholars/interns must:
  1. Be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  2. Be 35 years of age or under at the time of application.
  3. Demonstrate English proficiency.  Applicants whose native language is not English must submit certification of English proficiency (official TOEFL score or equivalent MELAB).
  4. Be eligible for and provide the following documents prior to travel: a valid passport, Tier-4 VISA, extended (vulnerable sector) police clearance, proof of up-to-date immunizations. If the candidate has a professional degree or designation, he/she must provide evidence of current registration or license in his/her own province/country.
  5. Complete the Pre-departure form at least four weeks prior to departure.
  6. Complete the QES Pre-departure survey.
  7. Attend a pre-departure orientation at the University of Windsor.
  8. Be supervised by at least one faculty member who has teaching and/or research interest/expertise in palliative care.
  9. Participate in community engagement activities.
  10. Complete a QEW narrative report within 30 days of the end of the scholarship award.
  11. Complete a QES follow-up survey one year after the scholarship.

Application Deadline (2016/17):

  • Master's scholarships: September 30, 2016.  
  • Summer undergraduate internships:  TBA (on hold)

Application Process:

All applications will be considered with a goal of achieving diversity among scholars (academic program, gender, geography and social).  An interview process will be required.

Selection of the candidate will be assessed based upon the quality of the following:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. A letter of Intent that summarizes the candidate’s unique experiences and abilities in palliative care, his/her rationale for applying for the scholarship, learning goals associated with participating in the scholarship, proposed projects and/or activities while on exchange, and a dissemination plan upon return.
  3. Letters of Support – Three confidential and signed letters of support from referees who know the candidate sufficiently to comment on the following:
    • Academic Performance
    • Intellectual Ability
    • Motivation for the Proposed Scholarship

Completed application package must be submitted in paper copy only to:

Dr. Kathy Pfaff or Dr. Laurie Freeman-Gibb
Assistant Professors
Faculty of Nursing
University of Windsor
Rm 336 Toldo Health Education Centre
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4

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