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.

Scholarships Exclusively for Film Studies Majors

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.

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.

External Awards

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: