Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships
Each year, the Faculty of Public Affairs honours its best students at the Dean’s Honour List reception. The celebration recognizes those students who have achieved a GPA of 10.0 or better. The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce the names of students majoring in Political Science who achieved this success. Congratulations on your hard work and success!
D Souza Ryan
Da Silva Kelsey
de Pretto Amedeo
Lima Larrazabal Maria
Morales Camacho Graciela
Rengel Urea Maria
Santana Macias Oriana
Previous 2019-2020 Dean’s Honours List
Dean’s 2019-2020 Honours List
4th-year Political Science Student
“Many of my professors had experience working in the field and that knowledge is inspiring me towards my goal of being a diplomat.”
Dean’s 2019-2020 Honours List
4th-year Economics and Political Science Student
“I treat school like a 9 to 5 job: that’s how I keep up with the work of a combined major. My next step is a master’s degree.”
R.A. MacKay Award in Political Science
The R.A. MacKay Award in Political Science was endowed by the late Dr. R.A. Mackay and is given in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and dedication to studies. Shireen demonstrated both academic excellence and commitment to the Political Science student community in her first year in the program. She was the first-year representative in the Canadian Political Science Students Society and volunteered as the campus liaison for Future Majority to get out the student vote in the 2019 federal election.
The Vered Foundation Scholarship is given in recognition of outstanding academic achievement to a student in the Political Science program. Rebekah demonstrated excellence in her academic work in the first two years of her program. She is an international student from Uganda studying Political Science and African Studies as a double major at Carleton.
The Bellamy Scholarship was endowed in honour of David J. Bellamy, a former faculty member of the Department of Political Science. It is awarded to Nathan on the basis of his high academic achievement, hard work and dedication to his studies going into the final year of the program.
The Garrett Elsey Memorial award was endowed in memory of Garrett Elsey, BAHons/2012, by his family and many friends to celebrate his love of learning, generosity, adventurous spirit, active involvement in Carleton campus life and being a proud Canadian. It is awarded to a student in their graduating year who, in addition to maintaining the academic levels of the degree program, has been an active participant in extracurricular activities at the University. In addition to his strong academic record, Jonathan has been a longstanding contributor to campus radio at CKCU, cohosting its weekly political program, The Filibuster, and making a valuable contribution to civic education in the local community.
The Honourable Walter Baker Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of The Honourable Walter Baker, P.C., Q.C., M.P., B.A., a distinguished graduate of Carleton University. The award is granted to students who have demonstrated high academic standing and political leadership or involvement in politics with the Carleton community and beyond. In addition to their academic achievements, we have listed some of the inspiring work our 2020 recipients have accomplished.
Shayna volunteered in the Ottawa and Carleton communities, including the Women’s March Ottawa and Engineers Without Borders Carleton.
Osman is a leader with the Carleton University Student Association and has been elected Vice President, Student Life with CUSA in the upcoming academic year. This will be a particularly important role in the coming year as the Carleton community adapts to the new environment brought about by COVID-19.
Shaolin is a committed leader in Carleton’s student community. She has been actively involved with the Carleton Climbing Club, Carleton Signs, Delta Phi Epsilon society, the Carleton University Filipino Students Association, and Carleton’s Fall Orientation for new students.
Nicholas has been an active volunteer in the Carleton community, including with the University’s annual Shinerama fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and providing his services to the Paul Menton Centre as a volunteer notetaker.
Nicholas was an active volunteer with his local federal riding during the 2019 election campaign – the same riding held by Mr. Walter Baker himself! He has also been committed to rejuvenating the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies Undergraduate Society at Carleton and volunteers with Ottawa’s Croatian Folklore Ensemble.
Makeda is a determined and committed student and has demonstrated this through her hard work and dedication to her studies. She is an inspiring model of strength and perseverance.
Matthew is a member of the Canadian Forces and has advised the Department of National Defence on the creation of a mental health policy. He also volunteers his time with the Ronald McDonald House Foundation at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
In addition to entrance scholarships, there are a number of scholarships available for students currently enrolled in the Political Science program. The awards and their value are announced each spring. Eligible students are encouraged to submit a nomination and application to the Department when the announcement is made. For more information about these Awards, please refer to the University’s extensive scholarships list.