Carleton University awards scholarships tenable at the University, in the Fall/Winter session of the year of offer to entrance and in-course full-time undergraduate students who have demonstrated a high potential for university studies. The intention of the scholarship policy is to recognize, attract and provide incentives for excellence.
If you have been admitted to Carleton with an admission average of 80 percent or better, you will automatically be considered for one of our Entrance Scholarships. Carleton offers an array of scholarships to students in program as well.
Applicants can also apply for financial assistance in the form of a bursary — a monetary award that is granted on the basis of financial need. A Carleton University Entrance Bursary will provide you with additional funds and will help you meet the direct educational costs of your first-year studies.
For detailed information on all of Carleton’s scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students, visit the Awards and Financial Aid web site.
Scholarship Opportunities for African Students
College and Undergraduate Student Exchange Program
The Government of Canada offers scholarships as part of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program (CCSP) and Government of Canada Awards (GCA). These scholarships are tenable at recognized Canadian publicly funded universities or colleges that meet the requirements below.
Richard Van Loon Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship Committee to an outstanding international student from an African country. Eligible recipients will be full-time students proceeding from one year to another in any program of study at Carleton University. Consideration will be given to students in financial need. Application is required. If an undergraduate student is selected, the scholarship will be awarded by the Director of Undergraduate Awards and Financial Aid, if a graduate student is selected, the scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Endowed in 2005 by friends, family and colleagues in honour of Richard J. Van Loon, Carleton’s 10th President.
Awards Black, Indigenous and Racialized Students
- Sociology and Anthropology Award for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Students
- Social Work Award for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Students
- Journalism Award for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Students
- Music Scholarship for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Students
- MPNL Award for Black Emerging Fundraising Professionals
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fund
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