Rules and Regulations

Carleton University awards scholarships tenable at the university in the Fall/Winter session of the year of offer to entrance students and in-course full-time undergraduate students who have demonstrated high potential for university studies. The intention of the scholarship policy is to recognize, attract and provide incentives for excellence.

All in-course students and all graduating students who meet the academic requirements for the awarding of University in-course scholarships will be named to the Deans’ Honour List for every year in which they qualify.

Be sure to also carefully review the important information regarding Scholarship Payment and Renewing Requirements.

University in-course scholarships (based on full- or part-time study) will be awarded on the following conditions:

  • The student must be enrolled in an undergraduate┬ádegree program at the time of selection;
  • The student will not be offered a scholarship beyond the first four years of undergraduate study;
  • An annual GPA of 10.0 or better is required;
  • The grade points of all Carleton credits/courses taken in the period considered for the scholarship will be used to calculate the annual GPA;
  • No F, or ABS or UNS will be acceptable during the period considered for the scholarship;
  • Each summer, the Selection Subcommittee will determine the value of the scholarships to be awarded for each GPA; and
  • Students in the Co-operative Education stream and the Industrial Experience program will not draw upon scholarship funds for a work period. On returning to full-time studies they will come under scholarship provisions.

Full-time students:

  • The definition of a full-time student is a student who registers in and completes a minimum of 4.0 Carleton credits during the Fall/Winter Session.
    • Candidates will be considered for scholarships and the Deans’ Honour List based on the grade point average (GPA) of all Carleton credits/courses taken in the 12-month period May to April.
    • All grades (grade points of all Carleton credits/courses) for this 12-month period are included in the calculation of the annual GPA.
    • In order to hold the scholarship, the student must be returning to Carleton as a full-time undergraduate student (minimum 4.0 credits in the Fall/Winter session).

Part-time students:

  • The definition of a part-time student is a student who registers in and completes fewer than 4.0 credits during the Fall/Winter Session.
    • Candidates will be considered for scholarships and the Deans’ Honour List based on the grade point average (GPA) of all Carleton credit courses (minimum of four credits are required) taken in the past 24 month period (May-April). However, if the candidate was awarded a scholarship and named to the Deans’ Honour List┬áthe previous spring, a minimum of four new credits must be completed to be considered for the new scholarship and Deans’ Honour List; the same credit may not be used twice for consideration.
    • The student must be continuing at Carleton in his or her undergraduate degree program.

Note: Since the income from funds may vary from year to year, the values shown for scholarships, awards and bursaries may change.