If you’ve been meaning to apply for our Prestige Scholarships, but haven’t gotten around to it, it’s time to act! The application deadline is March 1.

Prestige Scholarships for 2018-19

Prestige Scholarships are Carleton University’s highest undergraduate awards. They are comprised of:

  • 10 Chancellor’s Scholarships
  • 7 Richard Lewar Entrance Scholarships
  • 3 Carleton University Scholarships of Excellence
  • 2 Carleton University Shad Valley Scholarships of Excellence
  • 1 Riordon Scholarship
  • 1 Collins Prestige Scholarship.

For the terms and values of each award, visit our Prestige Scholarship page.

Eligibility Requirements

For all Prestige Scholarships, you will need an admission average of 90 percent or better. The selection committee will also assess the range of your community or secondary school activities.

Only candidates with no previous attendance at a post-secondary educational institution (college or university excluding CEGEP) will be considered. Students must be pursuing post-secondary studies for the first time.

How to Apply

One application form is used for all Prestige Scholarships. Once complete, submit your application package to the Awards Office by mail, fax, or in person.

27 thoughts on “Reminder: The Deadline to Apply for Prestige Scholarships is March 1”

  1. Gee says:

    I am Jide and international student from Nigeria, since before I can apply for the scholarship I need to get admission into the university, kindly share the link for registering.

    1. Shaun says:

      Hello Jide,

      I would suggest contacting our Admissions department for instructions on applying to undergraduate studies at Carleton University. Their website is admission.carleton.ca. You can also call their toll-free number, 1-888-354-4414.

      Thanks,

      Shaun

  2. Sohaila says:

    Hello!
    I was just wondering. When it says ” For all Prestige Scholarships, you will need an admission average of 90 percent or better,” does that mean that when I get my acceptance letter my average should be above 90, or is the average with all grade 11 and 12 courses up to now is 90 and above?

    1. Sohaila says:

      or does it depend on the highest 6 4U course marks?

    2. Shaun says:

      Hello Sohaila,

      When the committee meets to assess applications, they will look at your most recent admission average. This will likely include grades from your first-semester finals. Basically, we use the most up-to-date information we have. As for what courses are used, your admission average is calculated by our Admissions department.

      Best regards,

      Shaun

  3. saif marji says:

    In the “prestige and Carleton capital scholarships Application form” it is stated that the form must be printed and submitted to the office by March 1st. what if the student is international? How would I be able to submit it? Would the application be accepted by mail or email? If so where would I be able to mail it?

    1. Shaun says:

      Hello Saif,

      While we accept applications via email, your Reference Letter still has to be mailed separately in a sealed envelope. Our mailing address:

      Awards & Financial Aid
      202 Robertson Hall
      1125 Colonel By Drive
      Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6

      Best regards,

      Shaun

  4. Gail says:

    Hello Shaun,
    Can you please confirm that we can email in our applications for Prestige and Carleton Capital Scholarships? And can the Reference Letter be emailed in directly by the Referee?
    Thank you!

    1. Shaun says:

      Hello Gail,

      Yes, you can email your application form. As for the Reference Letter, your Referee can email it to us directly, however, it must be signed. Your Referee will have to print it, sign it, scan it, and email it to us.

      Best regards,

      Shaun

  5. Hasini says:

    Hello Shaun,
    Is the average rounded up? For instance, if it is 89.3, it would 89 or 89.6 would be 90.
    Thank you!

    1. Shaun says:

      Hello Hasini,

      For information on how your admission average is calculated, you will need to contact our Admissions department.

  6. Abdikarin says:

    Hello Shaun

    I am international student applying Prestige scholarship yesterday I submitted my application I sent by email .
    my teacher wrote me recommendation letter and he signed then I scanned I filled the form and signed then printed I sent my email the form filled and signed and the letter from my teacher .
    The recommendation letter wants to sent the teacher by his own email or the applicant can send both the form and the letter once into his email by separate PDF or ?

    The second questions is I have A+ from my high school the scholarship role is the student must have 90% percentage admission can you explain me about this ?

    1. Shaun says:

      Hello Abdikarin,

      Have your referee email the reference letter on its own. As for your admission average, it is calculated by our Admissions department.

      Best regards,

      Shaun

  7. Piper says:

    In regards to the overall average of 90%, is this strictly for grade 12 courses or do they take into consideration grade 11 marks?

    Thank you!

    1. Shaun says:

      Hello Piper,

      Our Admissions department is responsible for calculating your admissions average. If you contact them, they can likely tell you what courses they will use to calculate your average.

      Best regards,

      Shaun

  8. Ali says:

    What email address do you email the application to?

    1. Ali says:

      Also, what should I put in the subject of the email?

    2. Shaun says:

      Hello Ali,

      You can email your application to awards@carleton.ca. The subject can be “Prestige Scholarship Application”.

      Best regards,

      Shaun

  9. Declan says:

    Are the referee’s letters due to the admissions by March 1st by arrival or by post date?
    Thanks

    1. Shaun says:

      Hello Declan,

      We will accept reference letters that are post-dated on or before March 1.

      Thanks,

      Shaun

  10. Assumpta Isiguzo says:

    Hello,

    I am an Applicant. I was wondering where to send my Prestige Scholarship application if you don’t leave in ottawa?

    1. Shaun says:

      Hello Assumpta,

      Our mailing address is:

      Awards & Financial Aid
      202 Robertson Hall
      1125 Colonel By Drive
      Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6

      Our email address is awards@carleton.ca

      Thanks,

      Shaun

  11. Tom says:

    If I submit by mail before March 1st, but it does not arrive until later would I still qualify? Alternatively is it possible to email the application instead before the due date?

    Thanks

    1. Shaun says:

      Hello Tom,

      We typically go by the post-date not the date that it arrives so we will see that you submitted your application before the deadline. You are still welcome to email your application today if you are worried about it arriving late.

      Thanks,

      Shaun

  12. Ali says:

    I sent my application through the email and I got a response saying the awards office received my email; however, it is an automated email that says they will respond in a couple of days. The email said:

    “Thank you for your message. We strive to respond to general email inquiries within two business days; however, at the start of a term, additional time may be required. If your email must be forwarded to a Financial Aid or Scholarship Administrator for a response or for action, please allow us up to four business days to respond.”

    So I just want to know if the application is actually submitted or not.

    Thanks

    1. Shaun says:

      Hi Ali,

      Yes, your application is submitted. That is our auto-reply that gets sent to everyone who emails us. We will see you that you submitted your application before the deadline.

      Thanks,

      Shaun

  13. Aly says:

    Good evening,
    In order to submit the application, what email must it be sent to?

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