Applicants to Religion are eligible for a wide variety of Scholarships

Scholarships and Bursaries for Religion are coordinated through Carleton’s Awards Office.

Carleton Entrance Scholarships

Entrance Scholarships are worth up to $4000 per year. They are awarded automatically, based on your high-school grades.

Carleton Prestige Scholarships

Prestige Scholarships are worth up to $7500 per year. Prestige Scholarships are not awarded automatically. We strongly encourage students with over a 90% average to apply for a prestige scholarship.

Young monks at Namdroling, India

Young monks at Namdroling, India

Religion Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries

Pamela and Richard Joho Scholarship

The Pamela and Richard Joho Scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student entering the Bachelor of Humanities, Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Roman Studies, or the Bachelor of Arts in Religion in the College of the Humanities (or any additional undergraduate degree program in the College of the Humanities) at Carleton University. Eligible students must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must demonstrate a strong academic background and participation in extra-curricular activities.  Students who study abroad as part of any undergraduate degree program within the College of the Humanities are eligible to hold this scholarship in their year abroad. This scholarship is renewable up to four years. Application is required.
Application is required.

Pamela and Richard Joho Leadership Bursary

Ontario high school students admitted to the Bachelor of Humanities, Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Roman Studies, or the Bachelor of Arts in Religion with the College of the Humanities (or any additional undergraduate degree program in the College of the Humanities) at Carleton University are considered.
Application is required

Maurice Price Foundation Scholarship

Endowed in 2015 by the Maurice Price Foundation.

Awarded annually to one outstanding student entering or proceeding from one year to another in a Bachelor degree program within the College of the Humanities at Carleton University. Preference will be for a student in financial need.

Maurice Price Foundation Award 

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the College of Humanities, to one outstanding student entering or proceeding from one year to another in a Bachelor degree program within the College of the Humanities at Carleton University.
Preference will be for a student in financial need. Endowed in 2016 through the generosity of the Maurice Price Foundation.

William and Mary Iwasaki Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate student entering or proceeding from one year to another in the Bachelor of Arts program who is studying Religion.

Endowed in 2006 by Caroline Iwasaki, BA/67, in memory of her parents William and Mary Iwasaki.

Contemporary Christian shrine, Italy

Contemporary Christian shrine, Italy

Other Scholarships for Students in Religion

Allama Mohammad Iqbal Award

Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of Religion to an undergraduate student who has shown excellence in the field of Islamic studies.

Donor: The Government of Pakistan. Endowed 1982.

Andras Memorial Award

To support the cost of a research project or paper undertaken by an undergraduate or graduate student attending Carleton University. This grant is awarded in alternate years for a research project in one of the following areas: (a) Jewish studies; (b) trade union history or the democratic socialist movement in Canada.

Endowed 1972 in memory of the late Mr. A. Andras, a member of Carleton’s Board of Governors. Revised 1978.

Bertha F. Davis Award in Religion

Awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in the B.A. or Honours program in the Department of Religion at Carleton University.

Donor: Bertha Florence Davis. Endowed 1977.

Imam Tawfiq Shaheen Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1998 by the Ottawa Muslim Association in memory of the late Dr. Tawfiq Shaheen who was the Imam of the Ottawa Mosque from 1980-1997. It is awarded annually, when merited, on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, to a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program who undertakes a research project embracing, among other Islamic subjects, Islamic religion, Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic art, Islamic history, Islamic culture, Islamic ethics or Islamic philosophy.

Louis and Miriam Goldstein Book Award in Judaic Studies

Awarded annually to a deserving Carleton University student in Judaic studies, on the recommendation of the Department of Religion.

Donors: Louis and Miriam Goldstein. Established in 1983 in honour of Carleton University’s Fortieth Anniversary.

Robert E. Osborne Scholarship

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the College of Humanities, to an undergraduate student in the Religion program. Preference, in order, will be given to the students studying in the areas of New Testament, Biblical and other forms of religious studies.

Endowed in 1986 in memory of Robert E. Osborne who was a professor in the Department of Religion. Revised 2004.

Maurice Price Foundation Summer Research Internships (*New Spring 2018)

Internships will be made available annually by the Director of the College of the Humanities, to promising, full-time students proceeding from one year to another in a program within the College of the Humanities. These internships are intended to assist full-time returning undergraduate students in gaining summer research experience. Application is required. Endowed in 2016 through the generosity of the Maurice Price Foundation.

Students are invited to submit a research project that they propose to work on during the summer of 2018 in collaboration with a College faculty member. This summer we have one internship worth $3000, for which the awardee is expected to conduct 120 hours of research.

Interested students should send an application by email with the following information to the College Director (shane.hawkins@carleton.ca):

  1. Resume
  2. Academic audit
  3. Detailed description of proposed research project (no more than one single-spaced page), setting out the project you would like to research and what skills and experiences you hope to gain through this program

A statement of support from College faculty member who is willing to supervise the project is also required, and may be sent separately. At the end of the internship the awardee is expected to submit a brief summary of research that may be posted on the College website. The deadline for 2018 has passed.

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