1. Award Criteria
  2. Nomination Process
  3. Honouring Provost Scholars

Do you know a student who has engaged a community group through an immersive learning project? Or someone who has actively engaged with an international issue through their academic studies?

The Provost Scholar Award honours exceptional undergraduate students who exemplify student engagement. Each year, two awards of $1,000 are given per Faculty.

Students are nominated by a faculty member or instructor with the support of their Dean. Although the focus is on individuals, nominations will also be considered for groups of undergraduate students. In this case, the award funds will be shared equally among group members.

Nominations are being accepted online by February 19, 2021.

Peter J. Ricketts Outstanding Provost Scholar Award

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Peter J. Ricketts Outstanding Provost Scholar Award. This award will provide one outstanding Provost Scholar Award recipient with an additional $1,700. The amount may be divided between two recipients. The recipient of this award will be selected by the Provost from the Provost Scholar Award recipients.

Award Criteria

Nominated students must be registered in an undergraduate program during the current academic year. A Provost Scholar exemplifies student engagement when their academic experience encompasses activities in two or more of the pillars of the Discovery Centre programs:

  • Community engagement
  • International learning experience
  • Immersive learning
  • Undergraduate research

Although there can be a broad interpretation of these four categories due to the variety of activities and engagement happening across the university, the nomination must be linked to students’ studies at Carleton.

Nomination Process

The call for Provost Scholar Award nominations begins in early January. The Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and the Discovery Centre encourage nominations for students who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, Racialized, Indigenous and students with disabilities. Faculty and instructors can nominate students by completing the Provost Scholar Award Nomination Form. The deadline to apply is for the 2020-21 Provost Scholar Award is February 19, 2021.

Faculty Deans will forward a shortlist of nominees to the Provost Scholar Award Selection Committee by mid-March.

Honouring Provost Scholars

An award presentation event will be hosted in the Spring. Family members and nominators will be invited to attend. Congratulations to all past recipients of this award: