Bursaries for Current Students

Carleton University offers bursaries to undergraduate students who are in receipt of student loan funding from either government student financial assistance (OSAP or other province) or from a financial institution and continue to demonstrate financial need in order to finance their studies. If you are an OSAP recipient, the value of your bursary is determined in conjunction with the financial need assessment provided to us by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development provided that your enrolment has been confirmed for OSAP prior to Oct. 31 for the Fall/Winter session. Bursary applicants must have satisfactory academic standing.

Applying – 2017-2018 Fall/Winter session

Students may access Bursary and Award Applications through the Undergraduate Online Application Forms system on Carleton Central, under the Awards and Financial Assistance section, as of Sept. 5. Once your eligibility to apply for various bursaries is determined, you will be presented with the Applications for Bursaries/Awards that you are eligible to complete. Simply follow the steps on your screen to submit your application(s). The deadline to complete and submit your application(s) is Oct. 31. You will be advised of the decision mid-December.

The following Bursary and Award Applications are available through the Undergraduate Online Application Forms system on Carleton Central:

General Undergraduate Bursary Application

Current registered undergraduate students may complete the General Undergraduate Bursary application in order to be considered and assessed for available donor bursary awards. Bursaries may be awarded to students who are in receipt of some type of student loan funding from either government student financial assistance programs (OSAP or other province) or from a financial institution and continue to demonstrate financial need in order to finance their studies. Complete and submit your application by Oct. 31 (late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered).

First Generation Bursary Application

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 college or 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. The 2017-2018 application will be available as of Sept. 5. 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. Complete and submit your application by Oct. 31 (late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered).

Indigenous Student Bursary Application

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. The 2017-2018 application will be available as of Sept. 5. Complete and submit your application by Oct. 31 (late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered).

The following bursary awards are selected in consultation with the award donor and require a separate application:

The Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary

Established by The Métis Nation of Ontario through the Métis Training Initiatives and awarded on the basis of financial need to Métis students registered in any year in any faculty or school at Carleton University. 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. Selection for the awards will be made in consultation with the Métis Nation of Ontario.

Applications for 2017-18 are now closed.

The Zonta Club Mature Student Bursary

Established by the Zonta Club of Ottawa and awarded annually to a deserving undergraduate female, mature student who is in need of financial assistance to begin or continue her university education after an interruption in her formal education. Selection of the award will be made in consultation with the Zonta Club of Ottawa.

Applications for 2017-18 are now closed.

The Giovanni Caboto Award

Awarded annually to undergraduate students studying Italian or students of Italian descent who are in good academic standing and in need of financial assistance. Endowed in 1997 by the National Congress of Italian Canadians Foundation (Eastern Ontario and Outaouais District) which is associated with The National Congress of Italian Canadians (National Capital District) to encourage and assist students and to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Giovanni Caboto’s landing on Canadian soil. Award recipients must meet OSAP’s Ontario Residency requirements.  Selection for the awards will be made in consultation with the National Congress of Italian Canadians Foundation.

Applications for 2017-18 are now closed.

Appeals

Bursary decision appeals or requests for a reassessment will be considered only if there is new financial information or extenuating circumstances not included on your original bursary application. A Bursary Appeal/Reassessment Request Form must be completed and supported by sufficient information and documentation. All appeal decisions made by the Bursary Committee are final and are subject to the availability of funds. Please contact the Awards Office by the deadline dates listed on the form to arrange a personal interview for reviewing your request and the new financial information or extenuating circumstances.