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Awards for Graduate Students

Internal Awards for Continuing and Graduating Students

Note: No application is required, information to MJ students will be provided during the academic year. The School’s Journalism Awards Committee meets in May each year to select the award candidates. All students eligible for a particular award are considered by the Committee.

Andrew McIntosh Award in Investigative Enterprise

Awarded annually, by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, to a graduate student in the Masters of Journalism program who has achieved the highest final grade in any of the first-year graduate reporting and research methods courses including: Reporting Methods (JOUR 5206) and Public Affairs Reporting (JOUR 5208.) The highest final grade will be as calculated at the end of the recipient’s first year. The recipient will be selected by the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication on the recommendation of the Supervisor of Graduate Studies (Journalism).

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Christoph Lehmann-Halens Memorial Award

Awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Master of Journalism degree. While good academic standing is an important consideration, demonstrated interest and commitment to the issues of disarmament and/or environmental protection and/or feminist concerns is the main criteria for selection. The recipient will be chosen each year on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism.

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Joe O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship in Journalism

Awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in the Master of Journalism program. The scholarship is intended to support experienced journalists undertaking thesis research toward a graduate degree. Pertinence to Canada in the proposed study will be a consideration awarding the scholarship. The Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will select the recipient upon the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication. Over the course of his long and distinguished career in Canadian journalism, Joe O’Donnell was a reporter and columnist for several major news organizations including the Ottawa Sun, the Toronto Sun and the Toronto Star. For many years he was a member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery and he was also former president of the National Press Club in Ottawa. Established in 2003 by family, friends and colleagues of the late Joe O’Donnell who died on August 7, 1997.

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Martin Newland Award in News Reporting

Awarded annually, by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, to the graduate student in the Masters of Journalism program who has achieved the highest final grade in the Print Journalism Laboratory (course # JOUR 5200). The highest final grade will be as calculated at the end of the recipient’s first year. The recipient will be selected by the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication on the recommendation of the Supervisor of Graduate Studies (Journalism).

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Murray Goldblatt Master of Journalism Scholarship

Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to a student proceeding from first to second year in the Master of Journalism program, who shows the best potential as a journalist. Funded by a bequest from the estate of Murray Goldblatt, who shared his experience and passion for the media as a professor at Carleton for 19 years.

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Peter Buckley Scholarship in Journalism

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communications two awards of equal value for outstanding undergraduate or graduate students proceeding from one year to another in the Bachelor of Journalism or the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University. One award shall be for excellence in writing and one award for superiority in editing. Should the recipient be a graduate student, the scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communications. Endowed 2009 by the Estate of Peter Buckley.

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PROUD FM Graduate Scholarship in Broadcast Journalism

Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication to an outstanding graduate student enrolled in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication pursuing studies in broadcast journalism. Endowed 2007 by PROUD FM.

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Rachael Elizabeth Edwards Memorial Award

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the School of Journalism and Communication, to an outstanding student completing the first year of the Master of Journalism program. Preference will be given to a female student who has indicated an interest in pursuing a career in the daily newspaper field. Endowed in 1974 in memory of Rachael Elizabeth Edwards, a former student in the School of Journalism and Communication. Revised in 1987.

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Robert and Alyce Martin Scholarships in Journalism

Entrance scholarships, awarded annually, were endowed in 1999 by the estate of Eleanore Roberta Powell. These awards are made annually to outstanding students entering the Master of Journalism program. Students will be selected by the Master of Journalism admissions committee. As a journalist, Mrs. Powell served as a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen during the Second World War. She later joined the women’s division of the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a public relations officer for the RCAF in Ottawa, Newfoundland and for RCAF HQ in London, England. She moved back to Ottawa after the war with her husband, Leslie C. Powell. The scholarship was named in honour of her parents, Robert and Alyce Martin.

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Rogers Communications Award in Television Journalism

Awarded annually on the recommendation of the School of Journalism and Communication to the student graduating from the Master of Journalism program who shows the most promise as a television journalist. Endowed in 1991 by Rogers Ottawa Ltd.

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Tim Ralfe Memorial Scholarship in Journalism

Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication to an outstanding student who is proceeding from first to second year in the Master of Journalism program. Preference will be given to a student who shows great promise as a future journalist, and demonstrates an interest in the field of Canadian public/political affairs. Endowed in 2001 by family, friends and colleagues of Tim Ralfe the scholarship was established in memory of Tim Ralfe, to recognize his illustrious career and the outstanding contribution he made to the field of journalism.

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Internal Awards Requiring Application

Note: MJ Student’s application is required – dates to be posted.  Contact Mrs Choueiri, Journalism Graduate Administrator, at Mary Choueiri for further information.

Bill McWhinney Memorial Scholarship for International Development

Awarded annually to outstanding graduate students enrolled in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or the School of Journalism and Communications at Carleton University who demonstrate an interest in combining international development studies and journalism. Eligible recipients will be conducting a study-related project in a developing country or countries during his/her second year. Application is required and applications must include a detailed statement of interest, official transcripts and a research proposal describing the applicant’s travel project component. Statements of interest and research proposals should not exceed 4 pages in length. Request for additional information should be directed to the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication. The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will make the final selection. Endowed in 2002 by friends, family and colleagues in memory of Bill McWhinney (1939-2001) in recognition of the generous contribution of Bill McWhinney in furthering the understanding and connections of Canadians to the developing world. Revised 2008.

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G. Stuart Adam Graduate Award in Journalism

Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, on the recommendation of the Director or Associate Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to an outstanding graduate student pursuing a Master of Journalism degree who is undertaking a Master’s Research Project (MRP). Eligible recipients will be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person). This award is intended to fund travel and research expenses related to the recipient’s MRP.

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Graduate Award in Political Reporting

Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs on the recommendation of the Director or Associate Director of the School of Journalism and Communication to a graduate student completing a Master’s Research Project in political reporting. Eligible recipients will complete a substantial piece of public affairs journalism that critically examines current affairs. Established in 2015.

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Harold A. Morrison Fellowship

Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, to one or more graduate students to underwrite research costs associated with a major piece of public affairs journalism in the print media. Department nominations for this award must include a statement from the student describing their research. Endowed in 1997 in memory of the late Harold A. Morrison, the first graduate of the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. Revised 2008. Donor: Anonymous

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External Awards Requiring Application

Note: MJ student’s application is required – dates to be posted.  Contact Mrs. Mary Choueiri, Journalism Graduate Administrator  for further  information.

Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS M)/SSHRC

Awarded annually to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting Domestic students (Canadian and permanent residents of Canada)who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. The Tri-council allocates CGS M awards to universities specifying the number of awards that each may offer to their students annually. The awards can only be offered to students pursuing graduate studies at eligible Canadian universities and the award must be held at the university that has made the offer.

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The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

Awarded annually, this Program recognizes academic excellence in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels in all disciplines of academic study. The OGS program is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and Carleton University.

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For more information about OGS and SSHRC awards, visit the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs external awards page