A Carleton University Entrance Bursary will provide you with additional funds to help you meet the direct educational costs of your first-year studies.

To be eligible for a Carleton University Entrance Bursary:

  • You have applied and been offered admission to an undergraduate degree program at Carleton University for September.
  • You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • You have demonstrated financial need and will be applying for government student financial assistance.
  • You complete and submit the Entrance Bursary application, through the Undergraduate Application Forms system on Carleton Central, by June 30.
  • Students who have not applied by June 30 may still be considered for a bursary by completing the General Undergraduate Bursary application for Current Students.  The General  Undergraduate Bursary application for Current Students is available as of September, through the Undergraduate Application Forms system on Carleton Central.

Leadership Entrance Bursary Awards for Prospective/New Students –  Fall 2022

If you are a Canadian high school student with financial need, demonstrated leadership abilities, and participation in secondary school extra-curricular activities and/or community service that impacted the lives of others – the following leadership entrance bursaries have been established to recognize your achievements and to provide additional financial assistance.

Carleton Calgary Alumni Award

Valued at $5,000 for first year. Calgary-area high school students admitted to any undergraduate degree program at Carleton University are considered.

Application for 2022-2023 is now available. 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.

Helen and Douglas Nicholson Science Entrance Bursary

Valued at full tuition for the 2022-23 academic year. Canadian high school students admitted to the Bachelor of Science Program at Carleton University are considered.

Application for 2022-2023 is now available. 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.

Humphrey Law Bursary for Indigenous Students in Business

Awarded annually to an Indigenous student in demonstrated financial need who is entering any program of study within the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. This bursary is intended to cover the cost of tuition and fees for first year. Application is required. Endowed in 2020 through the generosity of Humphrey Law, BComm/57.

The award is valued at full tuition for 2022-2023. The application is available on our Awards for Indigenous Students page.

Joyce Family Foundation Bursary for Indigenous Students

Awarded annually to an Indigenous student who is entering any full-time undergraduate program at Carleton University for the first time and who has demonstrated financial need.

The 2022-2023 application is available on our Awards for Indigenous Students page.

Donald R. Yeomans Bursary

Valued at full tuition for four years. Ontario high school students admitted to any undergraduate degree program at Carleton University are considered.

This application is currently not available.

Carleton University Alumni Association Leadership Bursary

Valued at $5,000 for first year. Ontario high school students admitted to any undergraduate degree program at Carleton University are considered.

This application is currently not available.

CIBC Bursaries

Canadian high school students admitted to either the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of International Business undergraduate degree program with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University are considered.

Application for 2022-2023 is now available. 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.

Douglas Arthur de Pencier Leadership Bursary

Valued at $6,000 for first year and eligible for renewal for 3 years. Awarded to students entering Carleton University from a high school in North Grenville, North Dundas, Winchester, Kemptville, Richmond, Osgoode, Merrickville-Wolford, Smiths Falls and North Gower areas of Eastern Ontario. Up to eight students will be selected.

Application for 2022-2023 is now available. 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.

Pamela and Richard Joho Leadership Bursary

Awarded annually to an outstanding student entering the Bachelor of Humanities, Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Roman Studies, or the Bachelor of Arts in Religion in the College of the Humanities (or any additional undergraduate degree program in the College of Humanities) at Carleton University. Application is required. Eligible students must demonstrate a strong academic background and participation in extra-curricular activities. Recipients will have demonstrated financial need, must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must meet OSAP’s Ontario residency requirements. Students who study abroad as part of any undergraduate degree program within the College of the Humanities are eligible to hold this bursary in their year abroad. This bursary is renewable for up to four years. Endowed in 2009 by Pamela and Richard Joho to honour their commitment to a classical education.

This application is currently not available.

Dunsmore Family Bursary

Valued at $5000 for first year and eligible for renewal for 3 years. Awarded to a first year undergraduate student entering Carleton University from high school who requires financial assistance. Eligible students must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada and demonstrate diligence through academic work and participation in extra-curricular secondary school activities

Application for 2022-2023 is now available. 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.