Carleton offers a variety of merit-based entrance scholarships and need-based bursaries to incoming students, including international and transfer students. To learn more about costs, budgeting, and financial aid, click here.
In addition, Film Studies students are eligible for many other scholarships during their time at Carleton.
Internal Film Studies Scholarships
Adrian Sheppard Memorial Scholarship in Film Studies
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School for Studies in Art and Culture in consultation with the Film Studies program, to outstanding students enrolled in the Fourth year of the Film Studies Honours program. The intent of this award is to encourage Film Studies students to continue their education with a Master’s degree and pursue a career in film. Endowed in 2016 by friends and family in loving memory of Adrian Sheppard who tragically passed away before he was to begin his Master’s degree in Film Studies at Carleton University.
Ottawa Film Society Scholarship for Film Studies
Awarded annually to an outstanding student (or students) entering the Fourth year of the Film Studies Honours program. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of the School for Studies in Art and Culture on the recommendation of faculty members of the Film Studies program.
Donor: Ottawa Film Society/Ciné-club d’Ottawa. Endowed 1994.
L. Robert Morris Scholarship in Film Studies
Awarded annually to outstanding students entering or proceeding from one year to another in the Film Studies program at Carleton University. Endowed in 2019 by Dr. Lawrence Robert Morris.
Internal SSAC Scholarships
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School for Studies in Art and Culture, to an outstanding full-time undergraduate student who is entering or proceeding from one year to another in any program of study within the School. Preference will be given to an Indigenous student or if no Indigenous students are eligible in the program, then a student whose studies focus on Indigenous arts and culture would be preferred. Endowed in 2017. “Minôjitonigewin” (Min-O-jiton-eh-geh-win) is an expression or explanation for someone doing something skillfully and with good intent, it can be used in crafting, writing and painting – meaning someone has honed a skill. This scholarship will allow students to hone their own skills as they explore their passion for Indigenous arts and culture.
Rawlson King and Linda Grussani Scholarship for Indigenous, Black and Other Racialized Students in the School for Studies in Art and Culture
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School for Studies in Art and Culture to outstanding full-time students who are Indigenous, Black or a member of another racialized group and who are proceeding from one year to another of a degree program within the School for Studies in Art and Culture. Priority will be given to students in the upper years of their programs. Eligible recipients will demonstrate community service or engagement in campus life. Application is required.
With growing anti-racism and decolonization efforts since 2020 and Carleton’s recognition that we are working on a campus located on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe territory, we recognize in the School for Studies in Art and Culture that Indigenous, Black and racialized students are typically underrepresented in academia and that they are more likely to be systemically disadvantaged and oppressed by historical and contemporary inequities. Rawlson King and Linda Grussani are establishing this award to honor and support academic excellence among Indigenous, Black and other racialized undergraduate students in the School for Studies in Art and Culture. Established in 2022 by Rawlson King BJ/99, MA/07 and Linda Grussani BA/99, MA/03.
Additional Carleton Scholarships
Browse or search additional Carleton University scholarships. You can search for scholarships under categories such as “Arts and Social Sciences,” “Aboriginal,” “Disabled,” “International Students,” and “Inuit.” These scholarships have a range of possible criteria, such as involvement in student governance or athletics, interest in particular research topics, and advocacy for disability rights. Some awards require applications; others consider students automatically.
We also encourage students to apply for external awards. These are scholarship, bursary and award programs that come from organizations or associations outside of Carleton. Eligibility criteria vary greatly but with some research you can find external awards that would be suitable for you to apply to. Some helpful websites include: