The School of Social Work is currently campaigning to establish a scholarship for BIPOC social work students. The aim of this scholarship is to provide some financial relief to BIPOC social work students and increase access to social work education for members of BIPOC communities who have been systemically oppressed. This scholarship was developed by an alumnus of the Carleton University School of Social Work to celebrate and empower BIPOC social work students in attaining their social work degrees so that they can then ​bring their unique experiences and valuable ​perspectives to their work with BIPOC (and other) communities.

This award will be available annually to a first-year undergraduate student who identifies as being Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour (BIPOC) in the Bachelor of Social Work program. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and a dedication to promoting social justice and social change within BIPOC communities.

Please consider donating to this project here!

The university will be matching our lead funder’s donation of $20,000 to create a scholarship fund of $40,000.  If we can raise another $5,000 early on December 1st, the university will also match these funds to create a scholarship of $50,000, which will last in perpetuity.