Applications for the Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship now open!

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 ($1,200)

Awarded annually to an international student, who proceeding from one year to another, 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.

Application instructions:  

Applicants can submit a resume, cover letter, and a copy of their academic transcript or audit by email to the International Student Services Office at isso@carleton.ca

Deadline to apply:  Details coming Winter 2022

International House Award ($650)

Awarded to a student in his or her graduating year attending Carleton University on a student visa who, 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.

Application instructions:

Submit a resume, cover letter, and a copy of your academic transcript or audit by email to the International Student Services Office at isso@carleton.ca

Deadline to apply:  Details coming Winter 2022

Richard Van Loon Scholarship ($5,000) Fall 2021

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:  November 15, 2021 (successful candidate will not notified in writing by end of January 2022)


DFATD Scholarships

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is responsible for the administration of various international scholarship programs offered to students and faculty by Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

Carleton is required to apply for these scholarships on behalf of the student. To apply, please contact:

The following program is available for incoming exchange students to study in Canada:

  • Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)
    • The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarships provide students from post-secondary institutions located in Latin America and the Caribbean with short-term exchange opportunities for study in Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.
    • The candidate’s home institution must have a valid bi-lateral exchange agreement with the Canadian post-secondary institution.

Information on these and other International Scholarships offered by the Government of Canada is available online. Please review the information available online regarding these scholarship opportunities.

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.