About this award

The Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship, valued at $5,000 for the 2023-2024 academic year, is awarded annually to an outstanding international student from an African country.

The award was endowed in 2005 by friends, family and colleagues in honour of Richard J. Van Loon, Carleton’s 10th President.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a citizen of an African country
    You must be an international student, who is required to have a valid Study Permit for Canada
    You must be registered as a full-time student at Carleton University and be successfully proceeding from one year to another in any program of study
    You must be in good academic standing

Application form

The 2023-2024 application is now open. The link will open the application in a new tab. Do not complete the application on this tab; you must download and save to your computer.


The deadline to apply is February 1, 2024.