The Paul Menton Centre (PMC) administers a number of awards, scholarships, and bursaries for incoming and returning students who identify as having a disability and are registered with the PMC. The application deadline for these awards is August 31:

The Making a Difference Award is awarded on the recommendation of the Director of the Paul Menton Centre, to outstanding students with a documented permanent physical disability entering a program of study within the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science, the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs or the Bachelor of Commerce program. Recipients will demonstrate leadership, academic excellence and be committed to making a difference in their larger communities.

The Susan Scott Parker Scholarship is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Paul Menton Centre to an outstanding undergraduate student entering or proceeding from one year to another at Carleton University. Value: $4,000.

Eligible students will:

  • have a permanent disability;
  • be registered with the Paul Menton Centre;
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Preference given to a female applicant(s).

The Thomas Sorensen Memorial Scholarship was established by the Sorensen family to honour the legacy of their son, Thomas Sorensen, who was a student at Carleton from 2013-2014. Thomas had big dreams, was a true advocate for persons with disabilities and devoted countless hours volunteering and fundraising for various charitable organizations. He would never turn down an opportunity to educate anyone who was willing to listen.

If you have any questions about any of these awards, or others outlined on the Financial Aid page of our website, please email us at