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 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.
2020-21 application is now available.
The application submission deadline for the 2020-21 academic year is March 1, 2020 (if the deadline date lands on a weekend, application must be submitted the first working day after the deadline date.)
To complete the application:
- Download the application to your computer. Do not edit the PDF in your browser.
- Complete each section as per the instructions on the application.
- Once complete, save your application again and submit to the Awards and Financial Aid Office.
The Prestige Scholarship application can be submitted by:
You can address the envelope to:
Awards Office, Carleton University
202 Robertson Hall
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6
Please keep your reference letter in its own, separate and sealed envelope within the package. We accept mailed applications based on the date the Post Office date stamped the package rather than the day it arrives in our office.
You can email your application to email@example.com
Please ensure that you attach your application and reference letter as two separate PDF files to your email. Please email them a few days earlier in case we have issues downloading your file.
Scholarships & Terms
|Prestige Scholarships (2019-20)|
|Number of Scholarships and Value||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|
|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