1. Board of Governors Award for Outstanding Community Achievement
    1. About the Award
    2. Deadline
    3. Qualification Criteria
    4. Timeline
    5. Past Recipient
    6. Contact

Board of Governors Award for Outstanding Community Achievement

Nominations for the 2021/22 Board of Governors Award closed on March 25, 2022.

About the Award

This award recognizes the spirit of student volunteerism and substantial community contribution while at Carleton University. Reflective of the Board’s shared belief in volunteerism and creating civically engaged citizens through higher education, this award aims to increase student financial support by granting $2,000.

Individuals may be nominated for this award by:

  • A member of the external community
  • A member of the faculty/staff
  • A fellow student
  • The student themselves

Nominations/applications will be considered by a jury composed of Board members.


Application deadline is March 25, 2022.

Qualification Criteria

The recipient of the award is selected based on the following factors:

  1. The recipient must be expecting to graduate in the academic year 2021/22 (June or Nov. convocation).
  2. Leadership in and substantial contributions to the Carleton University community while balancing the demands of student life.
  3. Academic excellence and potential for future personal and professional growth and achievement.
  4. Exemplary service to Carleton University, fellow students and/or the community-at-large.
  5. A spirit of volunteerism and community service demonstrated through active, unpaid involvement in and contributions to the community, while a student at Carleton University.
  6. A record of exceptional commitment and leadership at Carleton University that inspires others to engage in volunteer service.
  7. The recipient cannot be a current board member.


Sept. 20, 2021: Advancement and University Relations Committee appoints the jury.

Nov. 29, 2021: Board Office issues a Call for Nominations through various internal media.

March 25, 2022: Deadline for receipt of nominations.

April 2022: Jury to review applicants and identify a successful nominee.

April 20, 2022: Advancement and University Relations Committee receives the Jury’s recommendation.

April 28, 2022: Board of Governors receives a report from Advancement and University Relations Committee on the recommended recipient.

June/Nov. 2022: Presentation of Award at Convocation and news feature in Carleton Grad Stories.

Past Recipient

Congratulations to Millie Close who is the 2021 recipient of the Board of Governors Award for Outstanding Community Achievement!


For more information regarding the award or the application process, please contact the Amanda Goth, University Secretary at amanda.goth@carleton.ca