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Scholarships

Carleton University has one of the most generous scholarship and bursary programs in Canada. Last year, more than 11,900 scholarships and bursaries, totalling over $19 million, were awarded to undergraduate students.


Entrance Scholarships

If you have been admitted to Carleton with an admissions average of 80 percent or better, you will automatically be considered for a renewable Entrance Scholarship. You may be offered a renewable Entrance Scholarship provided you are entering Carleton for the first time and have no previous attendance at post secondary educational institutions.

If you are an excellent student transferring from another Canadian university or college program to a full-time undergraduate program at Carleton, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships for transfer students.

Prestige Scholarships

Carleton’s highest awards are 24 Prestige Scholarships. For all Prestige Scholarships, the student must have an admission average of 90 per cent or better. Tge selection committee also assesses the range of the student’s community and secondary school avtivities for these competitive scholarships.

An application is required. Deadline: March 1.

Additional Entrance Scholarships

Carleton Capital Scholarship

Up to 13 students will be selected annually, with one recipient for each province and territory, to receive a $2000 award in their first year. The Carleton Capital Scholarship is awarded in addition to other Entrance Scholarships. To be eligible for the Carleton Capital Scholarship, students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons entering the first year of a degree program and pursuing post-secondary studies for the first time. Students must also demonstrate participation in extra-curricular activities and a strong academic background (with a minimum admission average of 90%).

An application is required. Deadline: March 1.

Faculty of Engineering and Design Scholarships

Up to 60 scholarships, valued at $1,000 to $5,000, will be awarded to the top students who are entering selected Bachelor of Engineering programs. The scholarship is awarded in addition to other Entrance Scholarships.

Page Program Entrance Scholarships

Up to 15 scholarships will be awarded to students in the House of Commons Page program who are entering an undergraduate degree program at Carleton University. Valued at $1,000, the scholarship is awarded in addition to other Entrance Scholarships.

Arthur Kroeger College National Scholars Program

Up to 10 scholarships will be awarded to students entering the Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management program. Two students (minimum admissions average of 90 per cent) will be selected from each of the following five regions:

  • Atlantic Canada
  • British Columbia and Northern Canada
  • Ontario
  • Prairies
  • Quebec

Valued at $2,000, the scholarship will be awarded in addition to other Entrance Scholarships.

Collins Memorial Entrance Scholarships for Earth Sciences

Two or more scholarships, valued at $1,000 to $4,000 will be awarded to students entering the first year of an Earth Sciences program. The scholarship is awarded in addition to other Entrance Scholarships.

Sprott School of Business Scholarships

The Dean’s Entrance Scholarship of Excellence, valued at $2,000 or $4,000, will be awarded to the top students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce program. This scholarship is awarded in addition to other Entrance Scholarships.

Bachelor of Global and International Studies Award of Excellence for ICP Graduates

Two awards, valued at $500 each, will be given annually to outstanding students who have completed an International Certificate Program (ICP) in Canada and are entering the Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) program at Carleton University.

Bursaries

Bursaries are financial-need based awards that do not have to be repaid. If you are applying for a bursary be prepared to present a budget estimating your expenses and sources of funds, including such things as your personal savings, family support and government assistance. Find out more about the Carleton University Undergraduate Bursary Program.

Provincial Student Assistance Programs

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is intended to supplement, where necessary, the financial resources that eligible students (and their family) have available to meet the costs of postsecondary education.

If you do not live in Ontario, you may be eligible for out-of-province student assistance through your home province or territory.

Budgeting your education

As a student, budgeting will also help you plan how you will stretch resources like financial aid funding (e.g. OSAP) over the entire academic year. Sticking to your budget will ensure you live within your means and avoid taking on unnecessary debt. Find out more about budgeting for your education.