Below is information on scholarships for students who wish to study or do research in Canada. If you are looking for scholarships available for outgoing Carleton exchange students, please read our funding page.

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Scholarship/Awards Categories


Marie Odette Gabrielle Clay Memorial Award ($1,300)

Awarded annually to an undergraduate international student, who is a) proceeding from one year to another, and b) has been involved in student life. Recipients are selected by members of the International Student Services Office.

Donor: Friends and family of Marie Odette Gabrielle Clay, B.A. 1988. Endowed 2000.

The Deadline for this Award has passed.  Successful recipient will be contacted by the Awards Office early April 2022.

International House Award ($700)

Awarded to an international undergraduate student who is a) in his/her graduating year attending Carleton University on a student visa who, and b) in addition to maintaining the academic levels of the degree program, has been an active participant in extracurricular activities in the University. Recipients are selected by members of the International Student Services Office.

Donor: International House. Endowed 1972.

The Deadline for this Award has passed.  Successful recipient will be contacted by the Awards Office early April 2022.

Richard Van Loon Scholarship ($5,000) Fall

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship Committee, this scholarship is intended for an outstanding international student from an African country. Eligible recipients will be full-time students proceeding from one year to another in any program at Carleton University with a valid study permit. Consideration will be given to students in financial need.  More details and application form can be found here.

Application deadline has now passed for this scholarship, check back for Fall 2022.


Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)

The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarship provides students from post-secondary institutions located in Latin America and the Caribbean with short-term exchange opportunities for study in Canadian post-secondary institutions.

The Emerging Leaders in Americas Program is facilitated through the student exchange agreements Carleton has established with specific Latin American and Caribbean institutions and is administered by the International Student Services Office (ISSO) on behalf of Global Affairs Canada.

The 2022-2023 ELAP program is now open.

Eligible exchange partners whose students intend to study at Carleton during the 2022/2023 academic year must submit their students’ ELAP application to Carleton by March 11, 2022. Detailed application instructions are provided to eligible partners.

For additional scholarship opportunities outside of the GAC International Scholarships Program, please visit the websites below which may include scholarship mechanisms of interest to you.


Other Scholarship Options

Visit the Awards Office site for student scholarship, bursary and loan information.   The Awards Office is located on 2nd floor of Robertson Hall or you can email awards@carleton.ca 

For additional scholarship opportunities outside of the DFATD International Scholarships Program, please visit the websites below which may include scholarship mechanisms of interest to you.

For Canadian and International Students and Faculty:

For Canadian Students and Faculty Only:

For International Students and Faculty Only:

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.