Entrance Bursaries

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 2017

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.

Helen and Douglas Nicholson Science Entrance Bursary

Valued at full tuition for the 2017/2018 academic year. Canadian high school students admitted to the Bachelor of Science Program at Carleton University are considered.

We are now accepting applications for 2017-2018. Please complete and submit your application by May 1, 2017.

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.

We are now accepting applications for 2017-2018. Please complete and submit your application by May 1, 2017.

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.

We are now accepting applications for 2017-2018. Please complete and submit your application by May 1, 2017.

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.

We are now accepting applications for 2017-2018. Please complete and submit your application by May 1, 2017.

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.

We are now accepting applications for 2017-2018. Please complete and submit your application by May 1, 2017.

Pamela and Richard Joho Leadership Bursary

Ontario high school students admitted to the Bachelor of Humanities, Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Roman Studies, or the Bachelor of Arts in Religion with the College of the Humanities (or any additional undergraduate degree program in the College of the Humanities) at Carleton University are considered.

We are now accepting applications for 2017-2018. Please complete and submit your application by June 1, 2017.

Provincial Bursaries

The following Province of Ontario Bursary Applications are available through the Undergraduate Online Application Forms system on Carleton Central at the start of the fall term:

Ontario First Generation Bursary

The Government of Ontario has allocated funding to create a bursary fund for First Generation Students through the Ministry’s Access and Opportunities Strategy. This is a unique opportunity to recognize and provide direct support to students with financial need who are the first in their families to attend university. Please note, there are a limited number of these bursaries available.  Eligible students are attending first entry programs of study and must meet OSAP’s Ontario residency requirements. If you believe that you may meet the eligibility requirements to be considered for this bursary, but have not been presented with the First Generation Bursary application via Carleton Central, please contact the Awards Office.

Ontario Indigenous Student Bursary

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has allocated funding to create the Indigenous Student Bursary as part of the ministry’s Aboriginal post-secondary education funding approach. This bursary provides direct support to Aboriginal students with financial need to improve access to post-secondary education. Aboriginal peoples include First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. Please note, there are a limited number of these bursaries available. Eligible students are attending first entry programs of study and must meet OSAP’s Ontario residency requirements. If you believe that you may meet the eligibility requirements to be considered for this bursary, but have not been presented with the Indigenous Student Bursary application via Carleton Central, please contact the Awards Office.