Our highest awards are our Prestige Scholarships: the Chancellor’s Scholarship, the Richard Lewar Entrance Scholarship, the Carleton University Scholarship of Excellence, the Carleton University SHAD Scholarship, the Jay Woo and CAA Scholarship, the Riordon Scholarship, and the Collins Prestige Scholarship.

You will be considered for a prestige scholarship only if you are entering Carleton directly from high school or CEGEP. Students who have previously attended a post-secondary educational institution (either college or university) are not eligible for these awards. For all prestige scholarships, you must achieve an admission average of 90 percent or better. The selection committee will also assess the range of your community or secondary school extra-curricular activities.

One application form is used for all the prestige scholarships.

Note: Please ensure to download the file below on your computer, open it in Adobe and fill it out before submitting it via email. 

The application will be available shortly.

Deadline and Submission Guidelines

The application submission deadline for the 2023-24 academic year is March 1, 2023 (if the deadline date lands on a weekend, application must be submitted the first working day after the deadline date).

Submit your application by sending an email to awards@carleton.ca. When you send the email, make sure that:

  • The application is signed
  • You attach both the application and the reference letter
  • You include your student number

Scholarships & Terms

Prestige Scholarships
Number of Scholarships  Value Terms Admission Average
Ten Chancellor’s Scholarships $30,000 ($7,500 x four years) Renewable* 90% and extracurricular activities throughout secondary school
Seven Richard Lewar Entrance Scholarships $21,500 ($6,500 in the first year and $5,000 in second, third and fourth year) Renewable* 90% and extracurricular activities throughout secondary school
Three Carleton University Scholarships of Excellence $20,000 ($5,000 x four years) Renewable* 90% and extracurricular activities throughout secondary school
Two Carleton University SHAD Scholarships $20,000 ($5,000 x four years) Renewable* 90% and extracurricular activities throughout secondary school
Jay Woo and CAA Scholarship $20,000 ($5,000 x four years) Renewable* 90% and extracurricular activities throughout secondary school
One Riordon Scholarship Full tuition in first, second, third, and fourth year** Renewable* 90% and extracurricular activities throughout secondary school
One Collins Prestige Scholarship Full tuition in first, second, third, and fourth year** Renewable* 90% and extracurricular activities throughout secondary school
* Scholarships are renewable with an annual GPA of 10.0

** Capped at Canadian domestic full tuition fee amount

Carleton Capital Scholarships
Students submitting this application may be considered for a Carleton Capital Scholarship.
To be considered, students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons of Canada.
Number of Scholarships and value Minimum average
Up to 13 students selected, with one recipient from each province and territory in Canada.

$2,000 in first year ***

Non-renewable

90% and extracurricular activities throughout secondary school

*** A Carleton Capital Scholarship may be awarded in addition to other Entrance or Prestige Scholarships.

Eligibility

Students submitting an application must have an admissions average of 90% or better plus have demonstrated leadership roles in their extra- curricular activities throughout school.

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