Carleton University’s Board of Governors is now accepting nominations for the 2016-2017 Award for Outstanding Community Achievement. This $2000 award recognizes the spirit of student volunteerism and substantial community contribution while at Carleton University.

About the Award

The award recognizes voluntary involvement and is intended primarily to honour non-academic work. Nominees/applicants must be successfully pursuing a full-time program of study, in a graduating class at Carleton University and be in Good Academic Standing. Preference will be given to all graduate and undergraduate nominees/applicants with an overall CGPA of 7 (B-) or higher, in a graduating class.

Individuals may be nominated for this award by:

• A member of the external community;
• A member of the faculty/staff;
• A fellow student;
• The student him/herself;

A cash award in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded to the recipient:

Nominations and applications for the award shall be considered by a jury convened for that purpose.

How to Apply

All nominations/applications must include:

1. A statement of no more than 250 words, written by the nominee, describing how their involvement has made a significant difference to social, environmental or philanthropic aspects of the Carleton University community.
2. A resume, no longer than 2 pages in length, that is focused specifically on volunteer experience;
3. Two letters of reference, one of which should be from a supervisor of one of their volunteer activities:
4. The student’s full name, student number, mailing and/or email address, and telephone number.

All nominations/applications must be submitted by email ( or in person to the University Secretariat, Room 607, Robertson Hall, no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 20th, 2017.

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