Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School for Studies in Art and Culture, to an outstanding full-time undergraduate student who is entering or proceeding from one year to another in any program of study within the School. Programs of study include: Art History, History and Theory of Architecture, Film Studies and Music. Preference will be given to an Indigenous student.

“Minôjitonigewin” (Min-O-jiton-eh-geh-win) is an expression or explanation for someone doing something skillfully and with good intent, it can be used in crafting, writing and painting – meaning someone has honed a skill. Minôjitonigewin is an Algonquin word, and this award was named by an Algonquin knowledge keeper and student at Carleton University. This scholarship will allow students to hone their own skills as they explore their passion for Indigenous arts and culture.


  • The 2024-25 Award is valued at $5000.
  • The application form is now closed for the year.
  • Successful candidate will be notified in late May 2024, via e-mail.