Your Investment

University is a big investment. But it shouldn’t exclude you from getting an education. At Carleton, we’ve got the resources to help you balance your budget so you can invest in your future.

Scholarships and Awards

Take a closer look at what we offer by visiting the Awards Office website. Our Prestige and Entrance Scholarships are second to none – that’s what makes Carleton #1 in scholarships and bursaries.

If you are entering Carleton with a high school average of 80 per cent or better, you will automatically be considered for one of our entrance scholarships.

The high school average we use is calculated from the marks submitted by your high school in support of your application, and may be a combination of early/interim or final marks. You may be offered an entrance scholarship provided the University’s Admissions Services receives your complete application for admission (either directly or through the Ontario Universities Application Centre) by June 15. No additional application is necessary. An A- average or better is required to maintain a renewable entrance scholarship.

Prestige Scholarships

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.

The application submission deadline for the 2019-20 academic year was March 1, 2019.