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Graduate Calendar 2008-2009

Awards and Financial Assistance

General Information

Medals

The Governor General's Medal, Graduate Level

Awarded annually to a graduating student of very high academic standing in a master's or doctoral program of study. Donor: His/Her Excellency the Governor General of Canada. Established in 1988.

University Medal at the Ph.D. Level

Awarded at each convocation ceremony, when merited, to a graduating student for outstanding academic achievement at the Ph.D. level. Established in 1982.

University Medal at the Master's Level

Awarded at each convocation ceremony, when merited, to a graduating student for outstanding academic achievement at the master's level. Established in 1982.

 

Awards Policy

In recent years Carleton graduate students have been increasingly successful in winning highly competitive external scholarships. These include: the Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Postgraduate Scholarships (Master’s and Doctoral) and Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship (IPS) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Scholarships (Master’s and Doctoral), as well as Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Province of Ontario provides funding for the Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS), and the Ontario Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (OGSST) for students enrolled in graduate programs in Ontario institutions.

In addition, the University itself provides generous support, and the majority of graduate students receive funds from this source.

Students who hold such awards must pay regular tuition fees unless otherwise stated.

Full-time graduate students at Carleton University are expected to comply with the following procedure. Any full-time graduate student who accepts an award that is not directly administered by Carleton University must immediately inform his/her departmental chair and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in writing. This requirement applies to any awards or assistance offered by any agency or institution.

Application Deadlines

For information on the specific deadlines for applications to be considered for financial assistance, please visit the online application site by selecting the "Apply Online" link from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website at www.gs.carleton.ca. In the online application site, application deadlines can be found on the left hand navigation under "Program Deadlines".

Students who receive offers of funding from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research are required to respond to the offer within 30 days of date of the letter.

Method of Payment

All awards administered by Carleton are paid on the 15th and the 30th of each month. The exception is the first month of each term (September, January, May) when all awards are paid at the end of the month. Students receiving awards of any kind are urged to note the above payment dates and be prepared to be financially self-sufficient during these months.

In addition, students receiving teaching assistantships, scholarships, or any other kind of award or bursary should note that the deadlines for payroll may differ from the registration deadlines. In the first month of each term (September, January and May) students must have completed registration, including finalizing arrangements for the payment of fees, no later than the 15th of the month, in order to be eligible to receive payments at the end of the month.

Eligibility

In the case of fellowships, grants, scholarships, etc., for which students must make application, it is the individual student's responsibility to establish his/her eligibility. Should it become known that a student is unqualified for any reason, he/she must return the funds already received, with the University assuming no responsibility.

Departments recommending students for internal awards must accept full responsibility for the eligibility of their nominees.

Students are urged to consult carefully the brochures and announcements that specify the conditions associated with tenure of individual awards.

This information is available in the office of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and in departmental offices.

Awards Administered by Carleton University

The awards administered by Carleton University are derived from a variety of sources. Throughout the years, a number of individuals and organizations have contributed substantial funds to the University, through bequests and donations, in order to help support students in various fields of study.

These sums, together with the assistantship funds made available from the University budget, make up the reservoir from which the Carleton scholarships and assistantships are drawn.

It is not always possible to identify precisely the sources of various donations and bequests (often small, but most important in the aggregate) from which any graduate student's financial support has been constructed. In the following cases, however, either because of the relative importance of the contribution or because of the fact that it is earmarked for a specific type of student or program, we do identify the external source from which the award has originated.

Please refer to the Graduate Studies and Research Web site at: www.gs.carleton.ca for a complete, current listing of all awards available to graduate students. Unless stated otherwise, graduate students must be registered full-time in the term in which the award is held in order to be eligible to receive the awards listed below.

Dick Abbott Memorial Bursary
Awarded annually to a graduate student in the School of Public Administration who is in need of financial assistance. Endowed in 1997 by the faculty and staff of the School of Public Administration in memory of Dick Abbott, a distinguished and long-serving member of the faculty. The recipient is chosen each year on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Public Administration.
John Adjeleian Graduate Scholarship
Awarded annually, in alternate years, to an outstanding graduate student in the School of Architecture or in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The recipient will be undertaking research in the area of structural engineering or design. This award is not renewable. If a recipient is unavailable in one academic unit, it can be awarded to a student in the other. The scholarship is awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Endowed in 2001 by former faculty member, John Adjeleian.
Alumnus Graduate Scholarships in Geography and Environmental Studies
Awarded annually to outstanding students who are entering the M.A./M.Sc. or Ph.D. program in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Eligible recipients must be Canadian citizens and be pursuing research in the areas of environmental quality, human-environment interactions, or environmental processes. These scholarships will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Donor: Carleton Alumnus, endowed in 2006.
Carl Amberg Fund for International Students
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, to an international graduate student in financial need. Endowed in 1997 by Carl Amberg, a former Dean of Graduate Studies and Research whose distinguished career at Carleton was cut short by a sudden stroke in 1980.
Duncan M. Anderson Memorial Bursary
This bursary was endowed in 1992 by colleagues, former students, and friends of Duncan M. Anderson, who was a professor in the Department of Geography from 1964 to 1992. It is awarded annually to a deserving full-time student enrolled in the graduate program in geography who is in need of financial assistance, and whose studies relate to land use planning, resource management, or geographic aspects of the environment.
Application is not required. The recipient is announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Geography.
A. Andras Memorial Grant
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.
John W. ApSimon Graduate Student Award in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Awarded annually to a graduate student or students under the supervision of members of the Department of Chemistry or the Institute of Biochemistry, who is/are in need of financial assistance to present thesis-related papers at an international conference. The award is announced by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Chemistry. Endowed 2000. Donors: Friends, family and colleagues of Dr. John W. ApSimon, former Vice-President (Research and External) and Professor of Chemistry at Carleton University, to recognize his 38 years of contribution to the University and the broader community.
Association of Public Service Financial Administrators Prize
The Association of Public Service Financial Administrators (APSFA) research prize is awarded annually to students at the Sprott School of Business for the best research papers or reports addressing public sector accounting and related management issues. The recipients are chosen based on the recommendation of the Sprott School of Business selection committee. The prizes were established by the APSFA in 2002. The Association of Public Service Financial Administrators represents financial management professionals in the Public Service of Canada and are leaders in the promotion of sound public sector financial management. The minimum amount of each prize is $1,500.
Athletics Student Bursary
Awarded annually to a returning undergraduate or graduate Carleton student who is in need of financial assistance, and who is involved in inter-university sports. Endowed in 1997.
Athreya-Haritha Graduate Scholarship
Valued at $1,000 this scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in either the master’s or doctoral program in Psychology. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will award the scholarship upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Psychology.
Established in 2003 by Mr. Kalyanapuram R. and Mrs. Nandini Kothandaraman, parents of Anasuya Kothandaraman, B.Sc. Honours (1999).
Bruce Fletcher Attridge Graduate Bursary in Neuroscience
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the Institute of Neuroscience, to a graduate student entering or proceeding from one year to another in the Department of Psychology specializing in Neuroscience. Preference will be given to students specializing in depression and/or grief (bereavement). Recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must also meet OSAP's Ontario residency requirement. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Endowed 2006 by Martha Attridge Bufton and Ian E. Bufton (BA/80).
Auto-Carto Six Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student in geography studying computer-assisted cartography. The scholarship is awarded, on the recommendation of the Department of Geography, on the basis of academic merit as determined by the academic index used by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
Baha’i Community of Canada Bursary for International Students
Established in 2000 by the Baha’i Community of Canada in memory of Mr. Farid Behmardi, this bursary is to assist an international student, registered full-time in a graduate program, who has completed his or her undergraduate degree in the face of adversity and who is in need of financial assistance in order to be able to continue his or her graduate studies.
Walter Baker Fellowship
In honour of the distinguished contribution of the late Walter Baker to Canadian politics, parliamentary life, and public administration, and his long-standing dedication and service to the Ottawa community, Minto Construction Ltd. established the Walter Baker Fellowship. It is awarded annually to an outstanding student entering the School of Canadian Studies M.A. program. Application is not required; the recipient is chosen by the graduate awards committee from a list of candidates recommended by the Director of the School of Canadian Studies.
Fred Barkley Special Bursary
This bursary, in the amount of $500, is awarded annually to a graduate student from a developing country who requires special financial assistance in order to study at Carleton University. The recipient of the award is announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research each year.
William Barton Award in Arms Control and Disarmament
Awarded annually to a graduate student entering or proceeding from one year to another who is pursuing research in the area of international security, arms control or disarmament. The recipient will be selected, based on academic merit, on the recommendation of the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Endowed 2005 by William Barton, C.M.
Beattie-Haines Graduate Scholarship in English
Awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of English, to a graduate student pursuing an English Ph.D. or M.A. Endowed in 2001 by friends and colleagues in honour of Munro Beattie and Charles Haines.
C. Mervyn Beckstead Scholarship in Public Administration
Awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in the School of Public Policy and Administration, on the recommendation of the Director. Endowed in 2000 by friends and colleagues of Mervyn Beckstead in honour of his dedication and service to the Region of Ottawa-Carleton.
Beverlee Bell Scholarship in Human Rights and Democracy
This scholarship, valued at $1,000, is awarded annually to a graduate student who is making a significant contribution to human rights and democracy in developing countries. Established in 2002 to honour the memory of NDP activist Beverlee Bell, by her family and the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation. The recipient is chosen by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
Harold Bernstein Memorial Award in Physical Chemistry
Awarded annually to an outstanding student entering a graduate program in the Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute to study and do research in the area of physical chemistry. This scholarship may be held in addition to all other stipends or scholarships that the student may hold. The award is named in honour of Dr. Harold J. Bernstein, eminent spectroscopist and researcher, who retired from the National Research Council, Ottawa, in 1979. Dr. Bernstein served as an adjunct professor of chemistry at Carleton University from 1970 to 1979. Endowed 1985. Revised 2007.
Dr. Thomas Betz Memorial Award
Established in 1990 by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Dr. Thomas Betz, this award, valued at $1,000, is open to undergraduate and graduate students and is awarded annually, when merited, on the basis of scholarly promise and potential for intellectual leadership. The candidate must have a strong vision of what he/she wants to achieve in life and must be developing or have developed a multi-disciplinary approach in order to achieve this goal. The recipient is chosen on the recommendation of a selection committee chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, from a list of candidates nominated by departments, schools, and institutes.
John Bird Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to a graduating student in the Bachelor or Master of Journalism program who has shown the ability and high standards required for objective, carefully researched and responsible reporting. Donor: Estate of Florence Bird. Endowed 1999.
Board of Governors’ Graduate Student Bursaries
Established in 1992 by members and friends of Carleton University’s Board of Governors on the occasion of Carleton University’s 50th Anniversary, these bursaries are available to graduate students who are Canadian citizens and who need financial assistance to cover tuition fees.
Application should be made to the chair/director of the student’s academic unit. The final selections are made by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of names recommended by each academic unit.
Professor B.R. Bociurkiw Prize
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of Political Science to the undergraduate or graduate student writing the best essay in the field of Ukrainian politics or church/state relations in Eastern Europe. The prize was established by friends and colleagues to honour Professor Bociurkiw.
Bonneville Family Scholarship in Botany
Awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student enrolled in a biology program who is concentrating in the field of botany. Donor: Robert and Chica Bonneville. Endowed in 2001.
Bijit Bora Graduate Prize in Economics
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Economics, to an outstanding graduate student entering or proceeding from one year to another in the Department of Economics at Carleton University. Recipients must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must also meet OSAP's Ontario residency requirement. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Endowed in 2006 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Bijit Bora, MA/84.
Swithun Bowers Memorial Social Work Bursary
Endowed in 1985, this bursary is available to graduate students within the School of Social Work who are nearing the completion of their program and experiencing financial difficulty in meeting the costs of typing/reproduction of their thesis or independent inquiry project.
The bursary is awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Social Work. Donor: Ontario Association of Social Workers.
John P. Braaksma Transportation Engineering with a Social Touch Scholarship
Awarded annually to students in either the master’s or doctoral program in Civil Engineering, who are working in the field of transportation engineering. In addition to pursuing the academic side of engineering, candidates must demonstrate some related work experience in the broad area of transportation. The successful candidate will share Professor Braaksma’s philosophy of people-oriented focus on transportation engineering, which considers the impact of changes to transportation systems on quality of life. Applications must be submitted by November 15th of each year on forms available in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and the recipient(s) will be chosen by a committee comprised of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and a representative of the donor’s family.
A distinguished professor in the Department of Civil Engineering for 27 years, Dr. Braaksma’s early research interests in airport planning evolved to include urban transportation planning and the integration of various modes of transportation. He pioneered the introduction of traffic calming and was particularly concerned with the impact of transportation planning on quality of life. Endowed in 2002 by family, friends and colleagues.
Peter Browne Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 1983 by students, friends, and colleagues of the late Professor G. Peter Browne. The recipient is chosen by the awards committee upon the recommendation of the Department of History from among those students who apply. Preference is given to deserving history graduate students who are nearing the completion of their thesis.
Allan Buchanan Graduate Scholarships
Awarded annually to outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Engineering and Design entering the graduate program in Biomedical Engineering. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Endowed in 2005 by the family of Allan Raymond Buchanan in loving memory of his strengths as husband, father and grandfather, as well as in recognition of his contributions to the Ottawa community as a professional engineer, entrepreneur (co-founder of Lumonics Inc.), innovator, life-long learner, informal “educator” and concerned Canadian citizen.
Building Envelope Council, Ottawa Region, Award
The BECOR Award is awarded annually, on recommendation of the Dean of Engineering and Design, to a student continuing his or her studies in Architecture, Engineering or Industrial Design who demonstrates a strong interest in the area of the building science of the building envelope and who is in good academic standing. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will make the award if the selected recipient is a graduate student. The successful recipient will have demonstrated their interest in this area through undergraduate projects, work done to fulfil requirements of a graduate program, or through having made a commitment to completing a very promising project or thesis in the area of study. The projects on the building science of the building envelope, includes domains such as: thermal performance, control of air leakage, vapour diffusion, rain penetration, fire and noise, as well as, envelope strength and rigidity, durability and economics/sustainability.
Robert L. Clarke Graduate Scholarship in Medical Physics
Awarded annually, on admission, to an outstanding M.Sc. or Ph.D. student(s) in the Department of Physics specializing in Medical Physics. Eligible recipients may not hold a major external award including an NSERC, PGS, OGS or OGSST. This scholarship is not renewable. The scholarship is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Physics. Endowed in 2004 by family, friends and colleagues of Robert L. Clarke, Distinguished Research Professor, and founder of the Ottawa Medical Physics Institute (OMPI) to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the OMPI.
Dr. John Davis Burton Award
Awarded annually, when merited, to a student in good standing enrolled in a program at Carleton University, University of Ottawa, La Cité collégiale, or Algonquin College who has made a significant contribution toward awareness, equality, and integration of persons with disabilities within his/her educational community. The recipient is chosen on the recommendation of the Assistant Director (Special Needs), Student Life Services at Carleton University, assisted by a Selection Committee. Endowed in 1992 by students, family, and friends of Dr. John Davis Burton, who was a champion and advocate for persons with disabilities throughout his career as an educator.
CAL Corporation Scholarship
This scholarship, valued at $2,500, is provided annually by CAL Corporation in honour and memory of Mr. Bev Christie, Mechanical Group Leader, who was a key employee at CAL Corporation until his untimely passing. It is awarded to a student of outstanding performance studying for a graduate degree in electrical engineering who is working in the field of aerospace electronics with an emphasis on microwave technology, antennas, or radar.
Application is not required. The recipient is selected on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee, composed of the chair of the department and one other faculty member. The recipient of the award is announced in January each year. In a given year, the award may not be made for lack of a suitable candidate, but will be held over so as to allow more than one recipient in a subsequent year.
CMC Electronics Inc. Bursary in Electrical Engineering
This bursary, established in 1987, is available to graduate students in Electrical Engineering who are in need of financial assistance. Application should be made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. The recipient is selected each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
Norman E. Cameron/West Ottawa Rotary Club Scholarship
Awarded annually to an outstanding student in the final year of the MBA program. The successful candidate must demonstrate involvement in campus or community activities outside the academic stream and is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the Eric Sprott School of Business. Donor: West Ottawa Rotary Club. Established in 2001.
Don Wilton Campbell Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to an outstanding Master’s student in a History program who is in the process of researching and writing his/her thesis. The selection of the recipient will be made upon the recommendation from the Department of History graduate committee. Endowed in 2003 by Laurie Campbell in memory of her father Don Wilton Campbell.
Carleton University Academic Excellence Scholarship for International Students
Awarded on admission to academically outstanding international students who are entering either a master’s or a doctoral program. Valued at $6,000 over twelve months, this scholarship is applied directly to tuition. These scholarships are renewable, subject to satisfactory academic performance, for two years at the master’s level and four years at the doctoral level. The scholarship ceases when the student becomes a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Recipients are selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the departments/institutes/schools.
Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) - Bill Jones Award
This annual award is given one year to a student, either graduate or undergraduate, in any department, who is studying labour or related issues, and in the following year to a graduate student in the Department of Psychology. The scholarship was established in memory of Bill Jones to recognize the outstanding contribution he made to Carleton University and the academic community as a teacher, scholar, Chair of the Department of Psychology, CUASA negotiator, OCUFA President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The recipient is selected by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Psychology. Endowed in 2000 by friends, colleagues, students and CUASA.
Carleton University Fine Arts Award
Awarded annually upon the recommendation of the Director of the Carleton University Art Gallery with the advice of the Practicum Co-ordinator, Art History, School for Studies in Art and Culture to a graduate or undergraduate student registered for the practicum credit and undertaking a curatorial project. Donor: Kenneth and Margaret Torrance and other friends of the Carleton University Art Gallery. Endowed 1999.
Central/East European and Russian-Area Studies Bursary
Awarded annually to one or more deserving graduate or undergraduate students in the Institute of European and Russian Studies whose academic program is directed to the study of the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union. Endowed by faculty, staff and friends of the Institute.The bursary is open to all domestic and foreign students of the Institute, and the recipient(s) is chosen by the Director of the Institute of European and Russian Studies.
R.F. Chinnick Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by Telesat Canada in memory of R.F. Chinnick, their former Vice President of engineering and operations. It is awarded annually, where appropriate, to a student enrolled in a graduate program in electrical engineering who is working in the field of satellite communications, or whose work has direct relevance to this area of telecommunications.
It is normally awarded in the second or subsequent year of graduate work, when the student’s area of specialization has been well established. It may be awarded more than once to the same student. If an award is not appropriate in a given year, it will be held over so as to allow more than one recipient in a subsequent year.
Fred Cinkant Bursaries in Engineering
Awarded annually to two deserving students, one undergraduate and one graduate, who are in financial need and proceeding from one year to the next in an engineering program in the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Recipients will be Canadian citizens. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will select the graduate recipient upon the recommendation of the Dean of Engineering and Design.
Endowed in 1984 by Fred Cinkant in memory of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Antal Cinkant.
Lorraine Cinkant Bursaries in Science
Awarded annually to two deserving students, one undergraduate and one graduate, who are in financial need and proceeding from one year to the next in programs in the Faculty of Science. Recipients will be Canadian citizens. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will select the graduate recipient upon the recommendation of the Dean of Science.
Endowed in 1984 by Lorraine Cinkant in memory of her parents Edmond and Elisabeth Sabourin.
Clio Graduate History Scholarship
Awarded annually to one or more outstanding students in or entering the Department of History. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research upon the recommendation of the Supervisor of Graduate Studies in the Department of History. Endowed in 2002.
Irene Ethel Cockburn Bursary
This bursary, which carries a value of up to $2,000, was established in 1991 and is derived from a legacy of the late Irene Ethel Cockburn. It may be awarded to one or more graduate students who require special financial assistance in order to complete their studies at Carleton University. Application is not required. The recipient(s) are selected by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of candidates recommended by each department.
Colonel John By Award for History
Value $500. A prize awarded annually to a student in a graduate or undergraduate history course who writes the best paper on a topic concerning the history of Ottawa or the Ottawa Valley. Donor: The Historical Society of Ottawa. Established in 1990. Revised 2006.
Scholarship in Comparative Economics
Awarded annually, if merited, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Economics, to a graduate or undergraduate student who has shown aptitude in the field of comparative economics. Endowed in 1991 by Professor Richard Carson in memory of his parents, Robert L. and LeVerne N. Carson.
Odette Condemine Graduate Scholarship in French Canadian Literature
Endowed in 1995 by Professor Odette Condemine, who taught French Canadian Literature at Carleton University until her retirement in 1992, this scholarship is awarded annually, when merited, to the graduate student in the French program who has demonstrated the most promise in French Canadian Literature. Application is not required. The recipient is announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of French.
Janet E. G. Conger Graduate Bursary in Social Work
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Social Work, to one or more graduate students in the School of Social Work who require financial assistance in order to continue or complete their studies at Carleton University. Recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must also meet the OSAP Ontario residency requirements. Endowed in 2006 by the Estate of Janet E. G. Conger.
Helen and Joe Connolly Bursary
Awarded annually to a deserving graduate student in Canadian history in need of financial assistance. Consideration for the award is given on the basis of academic achievement combined with an interest in community involvement and extracurricular activities. Endowed in 1997 by Helen and Joe Connolly. The recipient is selected by the Chair of the Department of History.
Eileen Cox Graduate Scholarship in Public Administration
Awarded annually to an outstanding student in the Master of Public Administration, Development Concentration. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research selects the recipient on the recommendation of the Dean of Public Affairs and Management.
This scholarship is in memory of Eileen Cox, a long-time Carleton employee, who died in 1984. Mrs. Cox began at the Registrar’s office of the University in 1953, and subsequently became Secretary to the Department of Public Administration. Over the course of her distinguished career as a public administrator, she also held the positions of Head of Residence and Personal Assistant to University President A.D. Dunton in addition to being Senior Resident for Renfrew House. Endowed by family, friends and colleagues in 2003.
Harold Crabtree Foundation - Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) in Canadian Studies
Established in 2001 by the Harold Crabtree Foundation, this $5000 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student enrolled in the Ph.D. Program in Canadian Studies at Carleton University. Preference is given to students who have been awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. The Director of the School of Canadian Studies selects the recipient.
Dean of Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Awarded on admission to domestic students who have demonstrated academic excellence and are entering either a master’s or doctoral program. Valued at between $2,000 and $3,000, the scholarship is payable over eight months in the first year of a program of graduate studies. Recipients are selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the departments/institutes/schools.
The Delphi Group Graduate Scholarship in Environment and Sustainable Development Public Policy and Entrepreneurship
Established in 2002 by The Delphi Group, this scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student in the Master’s program in Innovation, Science and Environment, School of Public Policy and Administration. Highly qualified students doing research related to the environment and sustainable development are eligible. Preference is for a student in financial need.
The award is valued at $500 annually and the recipient is announced by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director, School of Public Policy and Administration.
Graduate Award for Research in Dementia
Awarded annually by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the departmental chairs and school directors, to graduate student(s) entering or continuing in a program of study, who are pursuing research in dementia. Endowed in 2007 from an anonymous bequest.
Graduate Award for Ontario Students for Research in Dementia
Awarded annually by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the departmental chairs and school directors, to graduate student(s) entering or continuing in a program of study, who are pursuing research in dementia. Eligible recipients must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet the Ontario Residency Requirements set forth by OSAP. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need. Endowed in 2007 from an anonymous bequest.
Department of History Graduate Student Bursary for Ontario Students
Awarded annually to a graduate student in History who is in need of financial assistance. Endowed in 1997 by the faculty, staff and friends of the Department of History. The recipient is selected by the Chair of the History department. This bursary is open only to permanent residents of Ontario.
Department of Sociology Graduate Student Bursary for Ontario Students
Endowed in 1997 by the faculty and staff of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, this bursary is awarded annually to a graduate student in Sociology who is in need of financial assistance. The recipient is chosen by the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Derbyshire Graduate Scholarship in Cognitive Science
Awarded annually to a student in the doctoral program in Cognitive Science. Highly qualified students doing research in human or artificial cognition are eligible for consideration for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST). Preference is given to a recipient who meets the criteria for the OGSST. The scholarship is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the doctoral program in Cognitive Science. Endowed in 2003 by James and Jane Derbyshire.
Director’s Book Prize in Canadian Studies
This award, valued at $100, is presented annually to a graduate student enrolled in the first year of the Master of Arts program in the School of Canadian Studies. Application is not required. The recipient is chosen by the Director of the School of Canadian Studies.
Al Donaldson Award in Precambrian Geology
Awarded annually, when merited, to provide support for deserving students engaged in undergraduate or graduate thesis research in Earth Sciences that involves field-based research of fundamental unsolved problems within Precambrian regions of Canada. Eligible students may apply to the Chair of Earth Sciences and must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), must meet OSAP's Ontario residency requirements and also demonstrate financial need. Endowed in 1996 by Professor Donaldson, in the year of this retirement from full-time teaching at Carleton University, to encourage continuation of research in his principal area of geological research. Revised 2006.
Gary S. Duck Graduate Scholarship in Photonics, Mathematics and Physics for Ontario Students
Awarded annually to graduate students who are entering the graduate program, or are proceeding from one year to the next of their program. Eligible students must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet OSAP’s Ontario Residency Requirements. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need. Eligible students are those who have demonstrated excellence in the study of Photonics, Mathematics or Physics. The recipients will be selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on recommendations submitted by the Dean of the Faculty of Science, and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Endowed in 2003.
Emmett Dunne Scholarships
Awarded annually to one or more deserving graduate students studying Chemistry. Each scholarship will be valued at $5,000 over one academic year. The recipient will be selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Chemistry, to graduate students registered in the Department of Chemistry. The recipients of this scholarship may be eligible for consideration for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST), which, if it were awarded, would raise the scholarship to $15,000 over three terms. If an OGSST is awarded, OGSST guidelines will apply to this scholarship. These may be obtained from the awards office of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Endowed in 2000 by the estate of Mr. Emmett John Dunne (BA 1956). Revised 2006.
Davidson Dunton Memorial Student Assistance Fund
Established in 1987 by relatives, colleagues, and friends of the late Davidson Dunton, Carleton’s fourth and longest serving President and a Director of the School of Canadian Studies. This fund is available to graduate students within the School of Canadian Studies who are experiencing financial difficulty meeting the costs of typing/reproduction of their thesis or other research papers, attendance at conferences, or other approved special needs.
The award is announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Canadian Studies.
Rachael Elizabeth Edwards Memorial Award
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the School of Journalism and Communication, to an outstanding student completing the first year of the Master of Journalism program. Preference is given to a female student who has indicated an interest in pursuing a career in the daily newspaper field.
Endowed in 1974 in memory of Rachael Elizabeth Edwards, a former student in the School of Journalism and Communication. Revised in 1987.
Hendrika Alice Eisen Memorial Fund
This fund was established in 1990 by friends, co-workers, and relatives of the late Hendrika Alice Eisen, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology who was working in the interdisciplinary area of computer interface design.
In memory of the interdisciplinary nature of her interests and the high regard she had for the annual conference in computer-human interactions (CHI) presented by the Special Interest Group SIGCHI of the Association of Computing Machinery, this fund is to assist graduate students interested in attending this annual conference. Application for assistance with travel or accommodations can be made to the Chair of the Department of Psychology. Preference is given to students presenting posters or papers at CHI and who are acting as student volunteers at the conference. The award is open to students from any discipline who are interested in attending the CHI conference.
H. Edward English Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually, to one or more outstanding graduate students, studying development or international affairs in the Department of Economics or the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Economics and/or the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Endowed in 2004 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of H. Edward (Ted) English and to commemorate his 50 years of service to Carleton University.
David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Fellowship: Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value
Established in 1985, this fellowship is open to students studying in any discipline within the social sciences or humanities to support a master’s or doctoral student in a thesis program. The thesis should be on the topic of “equal pay for work of equal value”, and should have a strong empirical basis with application to Canadian work settings.
Valued at $6,000, this fellowship is provided by part of the income from the David and Rachel Epstein Fund. It is awarded on the basis of academic merit as determined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a selection of applicants who have submitted a research proposal related to the above. Departments are asked by the selection committee to nominate suitable candidates. In a given year, the award may not be made for lack of a suitable candidate.
David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Scholarships
Part of the income from the David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Fund, which was established in 1970, has been designated to provide scholarships for outstanding graduate students at Carleton University.
Up to twenty scholarships valued at $1,000 are awarded annually to students from a list of candidates recommended by each department. Application is not required.
Jack F. Fleming Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, to outstanding graduate students in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies with a preference for students studying in the field of Geomatics. Donor: Mrs. Elizabeth A. Fleming. Endowed in 2000.
Fluorosense Inc. Scholarship in Chemistry
Two scholarships, each to the value of $3,000 over one academic year (three terms), are awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Chemistry, to graduate students specializing in inorganic or materials chemistry.
Endowed in 1999 by the founder of Fluorosense Inc., a company that specializes in custom instrumentation. The recipients of this scholarship may be eligible for consideration for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST), which, if it were awarded, would raise the scholarship to $9,000 over three terms. If an OGSST is awarded, the OGSST guidelines will apply to this scholarship.
Harriet and Eugene Forsey Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1993 by the Canadian Federation of University Women/Ottawa in memory of the mutual fidelity of the Forseys. Senator Eugene Forsey was a recognized expert on the Canadian Constitution and a lecturer in Carleton’s Political Science Department for many years.
Valued at $1000, this scholarship is awarded annually, when merited, to a graduate student in the Political Science program who is working in the area of the Canadian Constitution. Application is not required. The recipient is announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Political Science.
Muriel Foulger Art History Student Travel Fund
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School for Studies in Art and Culture to deserving undergraduate and graduate students in the Art History program. The purpose of this fund is to assist with the costs of travel and accommodation for research or conference trips related to their studies. Multiple awards will be available in each academic year. Donors: This travel fund was initiated by the family and friends of the late Muriel Foulger, a long-time staff member and graduate of Carleton University, in honour of her love of art and travel. The endowment has subsequently been increased through additional donations from alumni and friends of the Art History program. Endowed 1992. Revised 2006.
Friends of Art History Book Award
Endowed in 1994 by the Friends of Art ­History, this award, valued at $100, is presented annually to a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Arts program in Canadian Art ­History. Application is not required. The recipient is chosen on the recommendation of the Art History Graduate Committee.
GAC-MAC Graduate Scholarship in Earth Sciences
This scholarship was endowed by the Geological Association of Canada and the Mineralogical Association of Canada in recognition of the support provided by the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre when Carleton University hosted the “Ottawa 86” Annual GAC-MAC Meeting. It is awarded annually to a graduate student enrolled in the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre. Application is not required. The recipient is selected by the Board of Management of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowship
This fellowship, to the value of approximately $10,000, was established in 1985 by friends of India to honour the memory of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, 1966 -1977 and 1980 -1984.
This fellowship is awarded annually to an outstanding (preferably foreign) student enrolled in a graduate program. No application is required. The recipient is chosen by an awards committee chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from candidates recommended by departments, schools, and institutes having graduate programs.
Michel Gaulin Travel Bursary in the Humanities
The purpose of this bursary is to assist in defraying the costs of research-related travel for a graduate student in the humanities (languages and literatures, linguistics, history, philosophy, religion, art and culture, and Canadian Studies). The criteria for the award are academic excellence and a clear statement of the benefits for the student’s research of the proposed travel. The bursary is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Department. Endowed by Dr. Michel Gaulin, Professor Emeritus of French and a former Clerk of Senate at the University.
Randall Geehan Memorial Scholarship in Quantitative Economics
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Economics, to a deserving fourth-year honours student or graduate student whose studies emphasize quantitative work in economics. Endowed in 1990 by colleagues, family, and friends in memory of Dr. Randall Geehan, who was a professor in the Department of Economics.
W. Irwin Gillespie Graduate Scholarship in Economics
Awarded annually to the most outstanding Ph.D. student in the Economics program, preference is given to a student whose study focuses on public economics. The scholarship was established in 2001 by the Taylor-Ebanks family in memory of Professor W. Irwin Gillespie, a member of the Department of Economics from 1964 to 1997. Dr. Marvin Taylor, a member of the family, was the last Ph.D. student Professor Gillespie supervised before he passed away.
June Girvan Bursary
Awarded annually to a student(s) progressing from first year to second year in the Public History Master’s program who is undertaking a graduate research essay in: reconciliation (memory politics and/or conflicting world views). Eligible students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must meet OSAPS’s Ontario Residency requirement. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need. The bursary will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of History. Endowed in 1999 by June Y. Girvan.
Murray Goldblatt Master of Journalism Scholarship
Awarded annually, in the amount of $500, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to a student proceeding from first to second year in the Master of Journalism program, who shows the best potential as a journalist. Funded by a bequest from the estate of Murray Goldblatt, who shared his experience and passion for the media as a professor at Carleton for 19 years.
The David Golden Democratic Development Scholarship
Value $2,500. Awarded annually to one outstanding second year student enrolled at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and pursuing studies in parliamentary reform and democratic development. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. The recipient will be eligible for an internship with the Canadian Parliamentary Centre.
Established in 2006 by friends and colleagues, in honour of Mr. David Golden.
Lois Gonyer Bursary
Awarded annually, on application and on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Canadian Studies, to a Canadian Studies graduate student whose program is threatened because of financial need. Established in 1988 by friends and colleagues of Lois Gonyer and funded by them and institute graduates in recognition of her twenty-seven years of service as administrator in the School of Canadian Studies.
Graduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering
This award is made possible by contributions from staff and faculty employees in Civil Engineering as well as from other donors. Valued at up to $500, it is provided annually to an outstanding undergraduate student at Carleton who enrols in a graduate program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. No application is required. The recipient is selected by a scholarship committee composed of the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the departmental supervisor of graduate studies, and two other faculty members from the Department of Civil Engineering.
Graduate Scholarship in Film Studies
Established in 2002, this award is given annually to the graduate student in Film Studies who has shown the greatest promise during her or his first year in the M.A. program. The scholarship is awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the basis of the student’s overall academic profile, on the recommendation of the Graduate Supervisor, Film Studies.
Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) Excellence Scholarship
Two scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding graduate students in financial need who are not recipients of any other financial assistance, either internal or external to the university. One scholarship, valued at $1,000, is awarded during the Fall term to a returning student registered full-time in either a doctoral program or a master’s program. One scholarship, valued at $500, is awarded during the Winter term to a graduate student registered part-time who has completed at least 1.5 credits, or the equivalent, in a graduate program. Information on application procedures and deadlines is available from the GSA Office, 600 Unicentre.
Graduate Student Research Bursary
The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research provides funds to students in financial need who require assistance to conduct or disseminate their research. The fund may cover a portion of the cost related to research activities such as field travel and supplies, long-distance telephone charges, questionnaire publication, translation, mailing, and the cost of copying journal articles. It may cover costs related to attend a scholarly conference at which the graduate student is presenting a paper. The fund is intended to cover modest costs where other sources of support are not available. Costs not covered under this bursary include: costs associated with interview subjects, honoraria, the cost of copying the graduate thesis, and attendance at scholarly conferences where no paper is being presented.
The bursary fund is limited. Students are restricted to applying for one conference per application per academic year (September to August). However, if funds are available, a second application may be considered within the same academic year. The maximum bursary per academic year is $1,500 per student.
Application forms are available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and must be submitted at least one month in advance of the expected travel activity or research expenditures.
Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) Honour Award
Up to four awards are awarded annually to graduate students who demonstrate commitment and dedication to the university community at Carleton, especially with regard to the graduate community. Candidates are nominated by individuals, groups of students or faculty, university committees, departmental student societies and other student groups on campus. Recipients must belong to the GSA. Information on the nomination and selection process is available from the GSA Office, 600 Unicentre.
Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) Student-Parent Award
Two awards, valued at $500 each, are available to graduate students in financial need who are parents supporting children. The GSA recognizes that students with families have added financial responsibilities which make higher education less accessible and this award was created to alleviate some of these financial burdens. Information on application procedures and application deadlines is available from the GSA Office, 600 Unicentre.
Marilyn Grant Bursaries
Family, friends and colleagues established this fund in 2000 in memory of Marilyn Grant, a graduate of Carleton University and long-time sessional instructor in the English Department. Annual bursaries are awarded to graduate students in the master’s program in English who are pursuing studies on a part-time basis. The bursary is awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of the English department.
H.H. Hall Graduate Scholarship in Architecture
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Architecture to a student in good academic standing who is entering the Master of Architecture: Professional Program. Established in 2004 by Dr. Beatrice Wickett Nesbitt in memory of her father Henry H. Hall Although Mr. Hall was not an architect by profession he used his talent to help community and friends in designing and building homes and churches. In the late 1880’s and early twentieth century when there were few trained architects. Mr. Hall planned to become an architect but circumstances did not allow him to follow his love of architecture as a career path.
Rudelle Hall Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in 1995 by family and friends in memory of Rudelle Hall, a graduate of the Master of Arts program, this scholarship is awarded annually, when merited, to a graduate student who is doing work in the area of women’s studies. Preference is given to a female student who is specializing in eco-feminism.
Application is not required. The recipient is selected by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of candidates recommended by the departments, schools, and institutes having graduate programs.
Michael Hare Fellowship
The fellowship was endowed in 1988 by colleagues, friends, and family in memory of Michael Hare, a graduate of the master’s program in geography and former senior proctor in the department.
The fellowship is normally awarded annually to a student in the third or subsequent term of a graduate program in the Department of Geography. It may be held in combination with a teaching or research assistantship. Application is not required; the recipient is selected by the departmental graduate studies committee. The award is made on the basis of academic achievement combined with a tangible contribution to the quality of the working environment for students in the department.
Ahmed Ali Hashi Human Rights Scholarship
Established to commemorate Ahmed Ali Hashi, an educated, multilingual man with roots in Somalia, the United States and Canada, this fund is made possible by donations from concerned citizens from these three countries who want to promote social justice and the abolition of violence stemming from racial and religious divisions. Ahmed Ali Hashi was killed in a racist attack in Ottawa on March 17, 1999. This crime remains unpunished.
The Ahmed Ali Hashi Human Rights scholarship is given annually to a graduate student in the Human Security and Global Governance cluster at The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs whose interests focus on human rights for minorities and immigrants in any part of the world. Application is not required. The recipient is selected each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.
Zuhair A. Hassan Graduate Scholarship
Awarded annually, when merited, on the recommendation of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, to full-time students in any discipline who have shown exceptional potential to conduct independent, innovative and high-quality research in Public Policy. Endowed in 2006 by Zuhair A. Hassan who served the Government of Canada for over 30 years in various capacities. During his years of service at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Ottawa, he made longstanding efforts to nurture and mentor staff emphasizing the fundamental importance of carrying out scholarly research projects as the first step in the formulation of top-quality policy advice.
Bill Hersh Memorial Graduate Scholarship for Ontario Students
Awarded annually to an outstanding female graduate student enrolled in either a mathematics or an engineering program. To be eligible, students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), must meet OSAP’s Ontario residency requirements and must demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.
Endowed in 2004 by Lisa Shapiro, B.A. (1968), B.J. (1969), and the late Bill Hersh, B.J. (1969).
Hibiscus Millennium Project Bursary
Awarded annually to a deserving graduate student enrolled in a Biology program who is studying in the area of plant biology and is in need of financial assistance to continue his/her studies. Donor: Department of Biology and friends of the Hibiscus Millennium Project. Endowed 1999.
Neil Huckvale Memorial Scholarship
This award was established in 1981 by family, friends, and colleagues in honour of Neil Huckvale, a former graduate student in the Department of Geography. The recipient will reflect Neil Huckvale’s humanity and philosophy, and will be chosen on the basis of merit and special interest in teaching and resource conservation.
The scholarship is normally awarded annually to a student enrolled in the third or subsequent term of a graduate program in geography. It may be held in combination with a teaching or research assistantship. Application is not required; the recipient is selected on the recommendation of the graduate studies committee. If an award is not appropriate in a given year, it will be held over so as to allow more than one recipient in a subsequent year.
Jag Mohan Humar Graduate Student Fellowship for Civil and Environmental Engineering
This fellowship was endowed in 2003 by the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Jag Mohan Humar, Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, to honour him on his retirement and to recognize his many contributions to the University, the profession and the community. The fellowship is awarded annually to a full-time student in the second or subsequent years of graduate study in the fields of civil or environmental engineering. The candidate must demonstrate both an outstanding academic achievement and the ability and desire to assist undergraduate students of engineering in their studies.
The fellowship is awarded each year by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of a selection committee of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering consisting of the Chair of the Department, the graduate supervisor, one other professor from the Department and an undergraduate student representative.
Ina Hutchison Award in Geography
Established in 1989, the fortieth anniversary of the founding of geography at Carleton, this award is presented annually. Its primary purpose is to assist graduate students in geography undertake research, but it may also be used to assist graduate students in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and to facilitate conference participation. The recipient(s) will be chosen each year on the recommendation of a Department of Geography selection committee.
Agnes M. Ireland Bursary for Ontario Students
This bursary, valued at $4,800, was established from the Estate of Agnes Mary Ireland. It is awarded to a student who requires financial assistance, has completed an undergraduate degree at Carleton University in either the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Public Affairs and Management or the Faculty of Science, and has enrolled in a graduate program within one year of graduation.
The recipient is chosen each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of candidates recommended by departmental chairs and school directors. This bursary is open only to permanent residents of Ontario.
Carl Jacobsen Peace Prize
Awarded annually, when merited, to an outstanding student who is studying in the area of peace and conflict resolution. This award is available to both graduate and senior undergraduate students. If the recipient is a graduate student, the prize is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Political Science on the recommendation of the selection committee. Endowed 2002. Donor: Anonymous.
Dr. George A. Jeletzky Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences, to an outstanding graduate student(s) in the Department of Earth Sciences who is pursuing studies in the field of paleontology. Endowed in 2006 by the Estate of Tamara Jeletzky.
Zbigniew A. Jordan Scholarship
This award, established in 1978 by friends and colleagues in honour of the late Professor Zbigniew A. Jordan, is open to all graduate students in sociology.
Application is not required; the recipient is chosen by the awards committee from candidates recommended by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology on the basis of merit and special interest in sociological theory and the philosophy of social sciences.
Joubin-Selig Bursaries in International Affairs
The Joubin-Selig Bursaries in International Affairs, endowed in 1999 by the estate of Franc R. Joubin and the generosity of his daughter, Marion Selig, are awarded annually to continuing students in the master’s program in The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs who need financial assistance in order to complete the program. Applications for the Joubin-Selig Bursaries should be made to the School of International Affairs.
Franc R. Joubin (1911-97) was a well-known Canadian geologist and a member of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. He traveled extensively during his career, working for almost 20 years with the United Nations, and had a lifelong interest in international relations and world peace.
Joubin-Selig Scholarship in International Affairs
The Joubin-Selig Scholarships in International Affairs, endowed in 1999 by the estate of Franc R. Joubin and the generosity of his daughter, Marion Selig, are awarded annually to outstanding students entering the master’s program in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Recipients are selected by the School of International Affairs.
Kalmen Kaplansky Scholarship in Economic and Social Rights
This scholarship in the field of economic and social rights was established in 1998 by the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation to honour the lifetime achievement of labour and human rights advocate Dr. Kalmen Kaplansky.
Awarded annually to a graduate student researching economic and social rights in a School or Department in the Faculty of Public Affairs and Management at Carleton University, the scholarship is valued at $1,000. A detailed letter of application for the award should be made by February 1 to the Dean of Public Affairs and Management, who will select the recipient on the advice of a three-person faculty advisory committee.
Eve Frankel Kassirer Memorial Scholarship
The Eve Frankel Kassirer Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually, when merited, on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research to a graduate student in sociology with research interests relating to ethical issues, the family, or allied health professions. It was endowed in 1988 by family and friends in memory of Eve Kassirer.
Eve was one of the first students to receive a master’s degree in sociology from Carleton University.
Eldon Kaye Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of French, to an undergraduate or graduate student in the French program who has demonstrated the most promise in French literature. Endowed in 1989 in memory of Eldon Kaye, who was a professor in the Department of French.
Dr. Roger Kaye Memorial Scholarship for Ontario Students
Awarded annually to a deserving graduate student in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering who is a permanent resident of Ontario and requires financial assistance to continue his/her studies at Carleton University. Preference is given to students who are undertaking studies in the field of telecommunications, and more specifically in the area of telecommunications network performance or management, of the highest academic level of excellence in collaboration with one or a consortium of Canadian corporations. Endowed in 1997, the donors include colleagues, family and friends in memory and honour of the late Dr. Roger Kaye, Professor of Systems and Communication Engineering.
Sherine Khalil Memorial Bursary in International Affairs
Awarded annually to a deserving full-time student enrolled in the M.A. program in International Affairs who is undertaking work on a thesis related to developmental issues in the Third World, and who is in need of financial assistance in order to complete his/her studies. Endowed in 1990 by friends and family of Sherine Khalil, a graduate student in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, who died tragically in the summer of 1990.
The bursary is awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of possible candidates submitted each year by the Director of the School of International Affairs.
Professor Ata Khan Sustainable Transportation Graduate Scholarship
Awarded annually, when merited, by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, to outstanding students in the second year of either the master’s or doctoral program in Civil Engineering. The successful candidates’ research should be in the area of sustainable transportation, as defined by the United Nations or the Canadian federal government. Endowed in 2005 by Professor Ata Khan, a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Koningstein Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Engineering
Awarded annually to outstanding graduate students entering or enrolled in the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Design. The scholarship is awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Deans of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Endowed in 2005 by Ross Koningstein.
John Lyndhurst Kingston Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was endowed in 1984 by Mrs. Leslie Kingston in memory of her late husband John L. Kingston, Architect. It is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student studying in a discipline within the Faculties of Arts and Public Affairs and Management, Social Sciences, Science (including Computer Science), or Engineering, whose work is aimed at the betterment of our society.
Application is not required. The recipient is selected by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of candidates recommended by departmental chairs from the above faculties.
Erwin and Herbert Kreyszig Scholarship
This scholarship, valued at $5,000 over one academic year (three terms), is awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
The recipient of this scholarship may be eligible for consideration for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, which, if it were awarded, would raise the scholarship to $15,000 over three terms.
Students must meet the eligibility requirements for the OGSST in order to qualify for these matched funds. The student must have maintained an overall average of at least A- or equivalent over the last two full years of study at the post-secondary level. The student must also exhibit research ability or potential; excellent communication skills; and interpersonal and leadership abilities.
Established in 2000 by Dr. Erwin Kreyszig and his son Herbert Kreyszig.
Margaret Wade Labarge Graduate Student Research Assistance Fund for Ontario Students
Awarded annually to deserving graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, with preference for students in the humanities. These awards are intended to provide financial assistance to graduate students for the completion of their research when no other source of assistance is available. The recipients are chosen by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Endowed in 1997 by Dr. Margaret Wade Labarge, C.M.
Lambda Foundation for Excellence Award for Ontario Students
This bursary, valued at $700 or more as funds become available, is to encourage excellence in research on the subject of gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgendered peoples. The recipients are announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research based on nominations received from academic units.
Christoph Lehmann-Halens Memorial Award
Awarded annually, when merited, to a student enrolled in the Master of Journalism degree program at Carleton. While good academic standing is an important consideration, demonstrated interest in the issues of disarmament and/or environmental protection and/or feminist concerns are the main criteria for selection.
The recipient is chosen each year on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication.
This award was established in 1987 by Southam News and the family and friends of Christoph Lehmann-Halens, who died tragically while on assignment in Libya.
Helen Levine Bursary
This bursary may be awarded to one or two students who require special financial assistance in order to complete their studies in social work. Preference is given to female students who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing research and practice in women’s issues or feminist counselling.
The selection of the recipient is made upon the recommendation of the Director of the School of Social Work.
Endowed in 1990 in honour of retired Professor Helen Levine, recipient of the Governor General’s Persons Award for 1989.
Lewar Graduate Scholarship in Arts and Social Sciences
This scholarship was established in 1998 by the Estate of Richard Lewar, a former Commerce student who attended Carleton University from 1974-1979, and a long time supporter of the University. To the value of $6,500 over three terms this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in the first year of a graduate program in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and Public Affairs and Management. The award may be held for up to two years by a master’s student and up to four years by a doctoral student. In the second and subsequent years the amount of the scholarship is $4,000. Continuation of the award is determined by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from amongst candidates recommended by the schools and departments of the Faculties.
Lewar-Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST) - Engineering and Science
This scholarship, established in 1998, is partially funded by the Estate of Richard Lewar, a former Commerce student who attended Carleton University from 1974-1979 and a long time supporter of the University, and the Province of Ontario. To the value of $9,000 over three terms, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in the first year of a graduate program in the Faculties of Science and Engineering and Design. The award may be held for up to two years by a master’s student and up to four years by a doctoral student, but for each year nomination is required.
Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and must have an A- average in the last two years of post-secondary education. The award is adjudicated by a committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
Kathy and Steve Loo Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the Eric Sprott School of Business to an outstanding M.B.A. student specializing in the areas of production and operations or research and development administration; or to a doctoral student whose thesis research is focused on technology and/or operations management. The scholarship is awarded each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director, Eric Sprott School of Business. Donors: Kathy and Steve Loo. Endowed in 2001.
Natalie Luckyj Scholarship Fund to Support the Study of Women in Canadian Art and Culture
This fund was established in 2002 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Natalie Luckyj, Associate Professor, School for Studies in Art and Culture (Art History) and Director of the School of Canadian Studies. An annual scholarship is awarded from the fund to a graduate student in either the master’s or the doctoral program whose thesis research focuses on women in Canadian art and culture. Outstanding students doing research in a variety of disciplines may be eligible. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research selects the recipient.
R.O. MacFarlane Memorial Award
This award is presented annually to an outstanding student registered in a graduate program in the School of Public Administration at Carleton University. Endowed in 1971 by relatives, friends, and graduates of Carleton University, the award is named in honour of the late R. Oliver MacFarlane, the first director of the School of Public Administration, 1953-19 71.
Brian MacIntosh Bursary in Social Work
Awarded annually to one or more senior undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Social Work who require financial assistance in order to continue or complete their studies at Carleton University. Recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must also meet OSAP's Ontario residency requirement. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Endowed in 2006 by family, friends and colleagues, in memory of Brian MacIntosh. Brian was a child protection worker at the Children's Aid Society of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry in Cornwall. He graduated from the Carleton University School of Social Work in 2003. He died in a boat accident in September 2003.
R.A. MacKay Memorial Fund
This fund was established in 1980 by relatives, friends, and former colleagues of the late R.A. MacKay, a distinguished scholar in Canadian government, a senior member of the Department of External Affairs, professor of political science at Carleton University from 1961, and founding associate director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, 1966-68.
The award is intended to assist graduate students from outside Canada who are studying international affairs at Carleton University; they may be enrolled in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or come from a related discipline, such as political science, history, or economics, provided that the “international” component of their course of study is prominent.
J. James Mackie Endowment for Graduate Scholarships in Human-Technology Interaction
Family, friends and colleagues established this fund in 2003 in memory of J. James Mackie. After a long career as an executive in the Canadian telecommunications industry, Jim became a founding partner of Distinct Features Inc., an Ottawa-based feature film and TV production company. In honour of both his contribution to telecommunications and his lifelong interest in interactive media, an annual graduate scholarship is awarded from the Fund. The successful recipient will be either a master’s or doctoral student whose thesis research focuses on the interaction between human beings and technology and the use of technology to enhance human communication and interpersonal experience. Outstanding students doing research in this area from a variety of disciplines may be eligible. Preference will be given to a student qualifying for either an Ontario Graduate Scholarship or an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology. The recipient is chosen by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
Jeffrey D. MacLean Bursaries
Awarded annually to a continuing student-athlete participating on a recognized Carleton University inter-university sport team. The recipient must be CIS/OUA eligible to receive the award. A committee made up of the Awards Office and the Department of Athletics and Recreation will select the award recipients.
A generous bequest from Jeffrey MacLean and gifts from family, friends and colleagues established this fund in 2000 in memory of Jeffrey MacLean, who attended Carleton University. Mr. MacLean spent 25 years as a Junior A Hockey League scout, general manager and coach. He served as General Manager of the Nepean Raiders and Ottawa Junior Senators and as a scout for the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League and the NHL’s Washington Capitals. His life was focused on helping young hockey players and providing them with opportunities both on and off the ice. Mr. MacLean’s legacy will provide valuable financial assistance to student athletes in pursuit of their educational and sport goals while attending Carleton University.
Vic Mallet Scholarship
This scholarship commemorates Vic Mallet, an outstanding student of the Department of English, who died tragically in a car accident. Established in 1992 by the department and by his family and friends, it is awarded annually, when merited, to the student with the highest academic standing on admission to the master’s program in the Department of English. Application is not required; the recipient is selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. Eligible students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person).
Manulife Financial Scholarship in Business Journalism
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to one or more outstanding graduate or undergraduate students specializing in business journalism. Established in 2000 by Manulife Financial.
Robert and Alyce Martin Scholarship in Journalism
This scholarship was endowed in 1999 by the Estate of Eleanore Roberta Powell and is valued at $9,800. The award is made annually to outstanding students entering the Master of Journalism program. Students are selected by the Master of Journalism admissions committee.
As a journalist, Mrs. Powell served as a reporter for The Ottawa Citizen during the Second World War. She later joined the women’s division of the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a public relations officer for the RCAF in Ottawa, Newfoundland and for the RAF HQ in London, England. She moved back to Ottawa after the war with her husband, Leslie C. Powell. The scholarship is named in honour of her parents, Robert and Alyce Martin.
Dewan Chand and Ratna Devi Marwah Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics
This scholarship, valued at $1,000, was endowed in 1984 by Professor Kanta Marwah of the Department of Economics in honour and memory of her parents. It is awarded annually to the most outstanding and deserving graduate student within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, preferably to a doctoral candidate who, having successfully completed all course and comprehensive requirements, is undertaking completion of a dissertation.
No application is required. The recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee, composed of the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, and Professor Kanta Marwah or her designate. The recipient of the award is announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in September each year. In a given year, the award may not be made for lack of a suitable candidate.
P.D. McCormack Fund
The purpose of the fund is to establish a memorial in perpetuity to Peter D. McCormack. The P.D. McCormack Fund is to be used for the support of graduate students in general experimental psychology in the Department of Psychology. Support may be direct (e.g. scholarships) or indirect (e.g. support of a graduate student reading room). The Chair of the Department of Psychology shall determine the deployment of funds on an annual basis.
The P.D. McCormack scholarships are considered as prestige awards in a manner similar to the Epstein Fellowships. The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, in collaboration with the Chair of the Department of Psychology, will determine the number and amount of the awards in January of each year to be awarded in the following fall.
Wylda Blanche McDermid Holbein Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, to an outstanding student proceeding from one year to another in any program. Endowed in 2003 in loving memory of Wylda B. Holbein, B.A. (1951), D.P.A. (1960), M.A. (1968), by her sister Evelyn Davis.
Robert McDougall Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2001 by friends, colleagues and former students in honour of Dr. Robert McDougall, Founding Director of the Institute of Canadian Studies, whose willingness to take risks and look to the future made a significant contribution to the intellectual and cultural history of Canada. This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student in the School of Canadian Studies. The scholarship is awarded each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Canadian Studies.
Bruce McFarlane Bursary
In honour of Dr. Bruce McFarlane and in recognition of his outstanding contributions during 33 years as a teacher and a scholar at Carleton University. On the occasion of his retirement in 1992, Dr. McFarlane’s friends, colleagues and former students established this bursary. The Bruce McFarlane Bursary is available to full-time graduate students from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology or the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs who need financial assistance in order to meet tuition fees or cover research costs. Application is not required. The recipient(s) will be selected each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from candidates recommended by the above units.
Andrew McIntosh Award in Investigative Enterprise
Awarded annually, by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, to a graduate student in the Masters of Journalism program who has achieved the highest final grade in any of the first-year graduate reporting and research methods courses including: Reporting Methods (JOUR 5206) and Public Affairs Reporting (JOUR 5208.) The highest final grade will be as calculated at the end of the recipient’s first year. The recipient will be selected by the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication on the recommendation of the Supervisor of Graduate Studies (Journalism).
Endowed in 2005 by the Donner Canadian Foundation in honour of Andrew McIntosh, one of Canada’s leading investigative reporters.
Robert McKeown Doctoral Scholarship in Communication
In memory of Robert McKeown’s career as a journalist of national stature, this scholarship is awarded annually, when merited, to a student in the doctoral program in Communication who has a background as a working journalist or whose research focuses on the news media or journalism practice. Recipients are selected by the Supervisor of Graduate Studies in Communication on the recommendation of the Graduate Committee in Communication. Eligible students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), meet OSAP’S Ontario Residency Requirements and demonstrate financial need.
Violet McLaughlin Scholarship
This scholarship, which carries a value of up to $1,000, was established in 1984 and is derived from a legacy of the late Violet McLaughlin to graduate students in the School of Social Work.
Two scholarships will normally be awarded each year: one to a graduate student who, upon admission, possesses the highest academic standing; and one to a student achieving the highest academic standing at the end of the first year of the program.
Application is not required; the recipients are chosen by the awards committee from candidates recommended by the School of Social Work.
John McManus Memorial Bursary in Economics
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Economics, to a graduate student entering or proceeding from one year to another pursuing a degree in Economics. Recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must also meet OSAP's Ontario residency requirement. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Endowed 2006 by Stephen and Ina Ferris in memory of John C. McManus, a longtime friend and fellow professor at Carleton University.
Bill McWhinney Memorial Scholarship for International Development and Journalism I
Bill McWhinney (1939-2001) left a remarkable legacy to Canada. From his early days as a Canadian Overseas Volunteer with the Ceylonese Cooperative Bank in 1961 to his last posting as Canada’s representative at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington from 1988-1993, Bill leveraged his leadership qualities and his big heart to promote Canada’s role in the world. Along the way, Bill served as CUSO’s first full-time Executive Secretary; led the Company of Young Canadians at the request of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson; and worked as Executive Assistant to the Honourable Donald MacDonald. His Public Service career took him through to Deputy Secretary posts at the Treasury Board Secretariat and Senior Vice-President Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), prior to his posting in Washington. Throughout his life, Bill sought to expand our understanding of international development and of the unique contribution Canada and Canadians could make to improve the lives of people in developing countries.
In recognition of the generous contribution of Bill McWhinney in furthering the understanding and connections of Canadians to the developing world, the Bill McWhinney Memorial Scholarship awards were established in 2002 to support the academic training and research of outstanding students who demonstrate an interest in combining international development studies and journalism. For the first five years, up to three scholarships may be awarded annually to outstanding applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university who are entering a master’s program in either the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or the School of Journalism and Communications. After five years, one or more awards will be made according to funding availability.
Each award is valued at $20,000 comprised of $10,000 for the first year of study, $5,000 for the second year and a $5,000 travel grant to conduct a study-related project in a developing country or countries during the second year. Funding for the first five years was made possible by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to support two awards, and for the third through generous contributions received from friends, family and colleagues of Bill McWhinney. Eligible applicants include Canadian citizens and Landed Immigrants.
The recipients of this award are expected to present the results of their studies and travel in a public forum to produce articles and/or media pieces that can be promoted to local and national media in Canada.
Students entering the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs without experience in the media are expected to enrol in courses in the School of Journalism and Communication. Similarly, students in the School of Journalism and Communication without the appropriate background in international development are expected to take additional courses in international affairs or development. In either case, candidates must have displayed broad interests beyond the formal curriculum, coupled with practical experience/background in either journalism or international affairs.
The deadline for applications for students applying to the Norman Paterson School is the same as the deadline for applications to NPSIA, January 31 of each calendar year. The application deadline for students applying to the Master of Journalism program is June 1 of each calendar year. Applicants must include a detailed statement of interest, official transcripts and a research proposal describing the candidate’s travel project component. Statements of interest and research proposals should not exceed four pages in length. Request for additional information should be directed to the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication. The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will make the final selection.
Bill McWhinney Memorial Scholarship for International Development and Journalism II
Bill McWhinney (1939-2001) left a remarkable legacy to Canada. From his early days as a Canadian Overseas Volunteer with the Ceylonese Cooperative Bank in 1961 to his last posting as Canada’s representative at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington from 1988-1993, Bill leveraged his leadership qualities and his big heart to promote Canada’s role in the world. Along the way, Bill served as CUSO’s first full-time Executive Secretary; led the Company of Young Canadians at the request of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson; and worked as Executive Assistant to the Honourable Donald MacDonald. His Public Service career took him through to Deputy Secretary posts at the Treasury Board Secretariat and Senior Vice-President Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), prior to his posting in Washington. Throughout his life, Bill sought to expand our understanding of international development and of the unique contribution Canada and Canadians could make to improve the lives of people in developing countries.
In recognition of the generous contribution of Bill McWhinney in furthering the understanding and connections of Canadians to the developing world, the Bill McWhinney Memorial Scholarship award was established in 2002 to support the academic training and research of outstanding students who demonstrate an interest in combining international development studies and journalism. It is awarded annually to outstanding applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university who are entering a master’s program in either the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or the School of Journalism and Communications.
Each award is valued at $20,000 comprised of $10,000 for the first year of study, $5,000 for the second year and a $5,000 travel grant to conduct a study-related project in a developing country or countries during the second year. Funding is provided through generous contributions received from friends, family and colleagues of Bill McWhinney. Eligible applicants include Canadian citizens and Landed Immigrants or a registered full-time student from Latin American or Caribbean countries.
The recipient of this award is expected to present the results of his/her studies and travel in a public forum to produce articles and/or media pieces that can be promoted to local and national media in Canada.
Students entering the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs without experience in the media are expected to enrol in courses in the School of Journalism and Communication. Similarly, students in the School of Journalism and Communication without the appropriate background in international development are expected to take additional courses in international affairs or development. In either case, candidates must have displayed broad interests beyond the formal curriculum, coupled with practical experience/background in either journalism or international affairs.
The deadline for applications for students applying to the Norman Paterson School is the same as the deadline for applications to NPSIA, January 31 of each calendar year. The application deadline for students applying to the Master of Journalism program is June 1 of each calendar year. Applicants must include a detailed statement of interest, official transcripts and a research proposal describing the candidate’s travel project component. Statements of interest and research proposals should not exceed 4 pages in length. Request for additional information should be directed to the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication. The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will make the final selection.
Stanley Mealing Bursary
Established in 1990 by former students, friends, and colleagues of Professor Stanley Mealing on the occasion of his retirement, this bursary is available to full-time master’s or Ph.D. students in history who require financial assistance in order to continue their studies at Carleton University.
Applications should be made to the Chair of the Department of History. The selection of the recipient(s) each year is made upon the recommendation of a selection committee comprised of the Department of History graduate committee.
Metis Nation of Ontario Bursary
Established by The Metis Nation of Ontario through the Metis Training Initiatives and awarded on the basis of financial need to Metis students registered in any year in any faculty or school at Carleton University. Selection for the awards will be made in consultation with the Metis Nation of Ontario.
Millennium Gold Corporation Bursaries for Ontario Students
Endowed by the Millennium Gold Corporation in 1999, these bursaries are awarded annually to one or more deserving graduate students in Earth Sciences who require financial assistance in order to attend, or continue studies at Carleton University. Preference is given to students with an expressed interest in field, exploration and mining geography.
These bursaries are open only to permanent residents of Ontario, and are awarded on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences, College of Natural Sciences.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Mital Scholarship of Chandigarh, Punjab, India
This award is presented annually on the recommendation of the Director of the Sprott School of Business to an outstanding student who is registered in a graduate program in the school and pursuing research in the area of technology and operations management. This award was established by Mr. Kelly Mital in honour of his late father Mr. Faqir Chand Mital, Advocate of Chandigarh, Punjab, India. Endowed in 2002.
Kyle and Monica Mital Scholarship in Finance and Accounting
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Dean of the Sprott School of Business to an outstanding graduate student who is pursuing research in the area of finance and accounting. This award was established by Mr. Kailash (Kelly) Mital of Ottawa in the name of his grandson, Kyle and his daughter-in-law, Monica, in honour of his late father Mr. Faqir Chand Mital, Advocate of Chandigarh, Punjab, India. Endowed in 2004.
Chet Mitchell Memorial Award in Law
Established in 1991 by colleagues, family, and friends in honour of the late Chet Mitchell, who was a professor in the Department of Law, this award is given annually to a deserving student enrolled in the Master of Arts program in legal studies.
Application is not required. The recipient is chosen each year on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Law.
Molecular Recognition and Inclusion Scholarship
Awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student engaged in research in the field of molecular recognition. Application is not required. The name of the recipient is announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the director of the Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute. Endowed in 1995 by the organizing committee of the 8th International Symposium on Molecular Recognition and Inclusion.
Roy Buckley Morrison Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1979 in honour of the late Roy Buckley Morrison by Panasonic/ Matsushita Electric of Canada Limited, and friends and associates. It is normally awarded to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada registered in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.
Application is not required; the recipient will be chosen by the awards committee from candidates recommended by the School on the basis of merit and special interest in conflict analysis and/or studies in strategy and security.
George Mulligan Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1989 by colleagues and friends of the late George Mulligan, who was a partner of Toronto Investment Management Inc., this scholarship is awarded annually, when merited, to a deserving student enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program to assist in the undertaking of research for a thesis dealing with investment management.
Application is not required. The recipient will be selected on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Business. In a given year, the award may not be made for lack of a suitable candidate, but will be held over so as to allow more than one recipient in a subsequent year.
Murray and Murray Prize
The Murray and Murray Prize is awarded annually to a graduate or undergraduate student in the M. Arch or B.A.S. program at Carleton University, following a juried competition. The competition challenges students to develop and present an architectural idea through hand-drawn drawing and to demonstrate an exceptional ability in using scaled and rendered drawings that include the conventions of plan, section and elevation. The competition takes place in the first week of the fall term and celebrates the beginning of a new school year. If a graduate student is selected, the recipient will be announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Architecture. Endowed in 2003 by friends, family and colleagues of Tim and Pat Murray.
Gertrude Neuwirth and Zbigniew A. Jordan Graduate Scholarship
Awarded annually by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research to an outstanding graduate student entering or proceeding from one year to another in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Preference will be given to students furthering Immigration and Refugee Studies. Endowed in 2006 by the Estate of Gertrude Neuwirth.
Martin Newland Award in News Reporting
Awarded annually, by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, to the graduate student in the Masters of Journalism program who has achieved the highest final grade in the Print Journalism Laboratory (JOUR 5200). The highest final grade will be as calculated at the end of the recipient’s first year. The recipient will be selected by the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication on the recommendation of the Supervisor of Graduate Studies (Journalism).
Endowed in 2005 by the Donner Canadian Foundation in honour of Martin Newland, first deputy editor of the National Post.
New Sun Graduate Scholarships for Canadian Aboriginal and Inuit Students
Five New Sun Graduate Scholarships for Canadian Aboriginal and Inuit Students valued at $10,000 each, will be awarded to Canadian Aboriginal and Inuit students at the master's or doctoral level in fields such as aboriginal governance, public administration, social work, architecture and environmental studies. Preference will be given to those candidates who have demonstrated a willingness to use their knowledge and skills to benefit Aboriginal and/or Inuit communities. High academic achievement is not a prerequisite for these scholarships. Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research upon the recommendation of a committee representing all graduate fields of study. Established in 2007 by Joy Maclaren.
Established in 2007 by Joy Maclaren, a passionate supporter and advocate of Aboriginal and Inuit peoples. Continuing the legacy of her father, who was given the honorary title of Old Sun in 1962 by the Blackfoot nation in Alberta, Joy was given the name New Sun by elders from three Aboriginal tribes; the Blackfoot nation in Alberta, the Mohawk nation in Akwasasne, Quebec, and the Ojibway in Ontario. A special naming ceremony was held at Carleton University's Alumni Park in 1993 to recognize Joy Harvie Maclaren's commitment to promoting aboriginal culture and education across Canada.
Norman Paterson School of International Affairs Alumni Association Foreign Student Bursary
Endowed by the alumni of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) in 1990, this bursary is awarded annually to one or more foreign students, admitted full time in the M.A. program in International Affairs, who require(s) financial assistance in order to study at Carleton University.
The recipient is chosen by a selection committee composed of the Director of the School of International Affairs, two representatives from the NPSIA Alumni Association, and one other faculty member from the School of International Affairs. The name of the recipient is announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
Interested applicants should contact the Director of the School of International Affairs. The bursary may not be awarded if there is no qualified candidate. In such cases it will be held over so as to allow more than one recipient in a subsequent year.
Nortel Networks Graduate Scholarships
Established in 1999 by Nortel Networks, up to 10 scholarships each valued at $10,000 over three terms will be awarded to outstanding graduate students at either the master’s or the doctoral level in Computer Science, Electronics and Systems and Computer Engineering who show outstanding research potential.
Graduate Scholarship in Northern Research
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, to a graduate student who is conducting northern research. Students must submit an application that includes a description of their intended or ongoing thesis research to the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee by March 1 of each year. Established in 2002 by Thomas L. White, Ph.D. (Carleton) in Earth Sciences and former Director of the Geotechnical Science Laboratories at Carleton University.
Joe O’Donnell Graduate Scholarship in Journalism
Valued at $1,000, this scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in the Master of Journalism program. The scholarship is intended to support experienced journalists undertaking thesis research toward a graduate degree. Pertinence to Canada in the proposed study will be a consideration awarding the scholarship. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will award the scholarship upon the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication.
Over the course of his long and distinguished career in Canadian journalism, Joe O’Donnell was a reporter and columnist for several major news organizations including the Ottawa Sun, the Toronto Sun and the Toronto Star. For many years he was a member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery and he was also former president of the National Press Club in Ottawa.
Established in 2003 by family, friends and colleagues of the late Joe O’Donnell, who died on August 7, 1997.
Maureen O’Neil Award in Women’s Studies
This award was endowed in 1985 by Canadian Hadassah-WIZO in honour of Maureen O’Neil, Coordinator, Status of Women Canada. It is awarded annually, when merited, to a student enrolled in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research who is doing work in the area of women’s studies.
Application is not required. The recipient is selected by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of candidates recommended by each department within the Faculties of Arts or Social Sciences.
Ontario Bursary for Central/East European and Russian Area Studies
Awarded annually to one or more deserving graduate or undergraduate students in the Institute of European and Russian Studies who are studying one of the post-communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union. Endowed in 1997 by faculty, staff and friends of the Institute. This bursary is open only to permanent residents of Ontario, and the recipient is chosen by the Director of the Institute of European and Russian Studies.
Khayyam Zev Paltiel Doctoral Dissertation Prize in Social Philosophy, Social Theory, or Social Policy
This prize, endowed by Professor Khayyam Z. Paltiel of the Department of Political Science, is intended to provide a fund to assist in the publication of a deserving doctoral dissertation presented to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at Carleton University in the fields of social philosophy, social theory, or social policy. The prize is awarded biennially to the best doctoral dissertation presented in these fields in the previous two-year period. The prize is not intended to be confined to students in a particular discipline; doctoral dissertations in the appropriate fields may be presented in political science, sociology and anthropology, economics, psychology, and history. Dissertations are nominated for the prize by the doctoral examining boards; adjudication is by a committee chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and including the appropriate faculty deans together with the chairs of the relevant departments.
Gilles Paquet Scholarship in Economics
Awarded annually to the most outstanding graduate student in the Economics program. The scholarship was established in 2001 by friends and former students of Dr. Gilles Paquet, a former Chair of the Department of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. The scholarship is awarded each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Economics. Endowed in 2001.
Paterson Fellowships
From the generous support provided by the late Senator Norman M. Paterson when the School was established in 1966, funds are allocated to support some candidates for the M.A. degree in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.
All those with high standing who are admitted to this program are considered for these fellowships.
Lester B. Pearson Scholarships
These scholarships, which were established in 1990 by a bequest from the estate of the late Lester B. Pearson, are awarded after the first term of each academic year to three graduate students working in the areas of Canadian foreign policy, politics, or history. The awards, having a value of approximately $1,000 each, are made on the recommendations of the Director of the School of International Affairs and the Chairs of the Departments of Political Science and History.
Wilfred Peltier Memorial Scholarship in English
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of English, to a student whose area of interest is Aboriginal Literature. This award was established in 2001 by family, friends and colleagues of Wilfred Peltier, Odawa pipecarrier, who passed away in July 2000. Associated some 20 years with Carleton University, Peltier served as an Elder-in-Residence in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology as well as adviser to the Centre for Aboriginal Education, Research and Culture.
Guardian of Anishnaabe traditions, renowned storyteller, and author of No Foreign Land and A Wiseman Speaks, Peltier guest-lectured over the years in a number of departments, including English and Psychology. He had a loyal following of faculty and students who regularly dropped in to chat and hear his words of wisdom.
Pickering Travel Bursary
Awarded annually to graduate students in the Department of Psychology studying in the area of developmental psychology. The purpose of this bursary is to provide financial support to students presenting papers at scholarly conferences. The fund was established in the early 1970’s by Chester E. Pickering. The bursary is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Chair of Pickering Research Award.
Norman Pollock Memorial Award for Latin American Studies
This award is presented annually to an outstanding student in the areas of Canadian-Latin American relations or Latin American development studies. It has been endowed to honour the memory of Norman Pollock by his son David H. Pollock and his granddaughter Susan A. Harkavy.
Application is not required. The recipient is selected by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from candidates nominated from relevant graduate programs.
John Porter Graduate Bursary
An annual bursary of $1,000 awarded to an M.A. student in sociology who requires financial assistance in order to complete studies at Carleton University. The selection of the recipient is on recommendation of the Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Public Policy and Administration 50th Anniversary Scholarship
Awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled full-time in either the Master’s of Public Administration or the Ph.D. in Public Policy. The Director of the School of Public Policy and Administration will nominate the recipient to the Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs and Management. The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will award the scholarship upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs and Management.
This award has been created in honour of the fiftieth anniversary of Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Administration. The School was Canada’s first-ever public administration university program and is proud to have provided leadership in teaching and research in these disciplines in Canada and abroad since 1953.
Patrick Purcell Award
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Business, to an outstanding student in the M.B.A. or Ph.D. who requires financial assistance in order to complete their studies. Eligible recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants or protected persons) and must meet OSAP’s Ontario residency requirements. Endowed in 2003 by the Estate of Patrick Purcell, BComm/53.
Rainbow Radio Group Graduate Scholarship in Broadcast Journalism
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication to an outstanding graduate student enrolled in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication pursuing studies in broadcast journalism. Endowed 2006 by Rainbow Radio Group Inc.
Tim Ralfe Memorial Scholarship in Journalism
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication to an outstanding student who is proceeding from the first to second year in the Master’s of Journalism program. Preference is given to students who show great promise as a future journalist, and a demonstrated interest in the field of Canadian public/political affairs. Endowed in 2001 by family, friends and colleagues of Tim Ralfe. The scholarship was established in memory of Tim Ralfe to recognize his illustrious career and the outstanding contribution he made to the field of journalism.
Resource Futures International (RFI) Scholarship in Environmental Governance
Awarded annually to an outstanding M.A. student in the Innovation, Science and Environment Policy program in the School of Public Policy and Administration. Recipients will be conducting excellent research in environmental governance, defined as strengthening environment policy-related institutions and democratic processes at the international, national and/or local level. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Coordinator of the Innovation, Science and Environmental Policy program. Endowed in 2004 by Resource Futures International.
R.D. Richmond Travel Bursary in Aerospace Engineering
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, to outstanding and deserving graduate students in the Aerospace Engineering program. The purpose of this bursary is to assist with the costs of travel and accommodation for research or conference trips related to their studies. Endowed 2006 by R.D. Richmond.
Peter M. Roberts Memorial Award
Awarded annually to one or more students in financial need who are attending Carleton University and are either from, or are studying, Russia, Eastern Europe, or East Central Europe. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the Centre for Research in Canada-Russian Relations.
Gordon Robertson National Inuit Scholarships
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the Nunavut B.A. program and/or the Coordinator of the Centre for Aboriginal Education and Culture, to one or two undergraduate or graduate students from the Inuit community. Eligible recipients will be either entering or proceeding from one year to the next in a program at Carleton University. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will select graduate recipients. Preference will be given to Inuit students undertaking scholarly or research work of benefit, either in the present or the future, to Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic and including Nunavut, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories and Quebec. Endowed in 2004 by Gordon Robertson, C.C. Gordon Robertson, the Chancellor Emeritus of Carleton University, had an illustrious career with the Canadian government. Over thirty-eight years, he served in a variety of capacities including Deputy Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources, Clerk of the Privy Council and Commissioner of the Northwest Territories. Tributes to his public service include the Vanier Medal, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and a Companion of the Order of Canada.
Mr. Robertson’s association with Carleton began in the early 1960s when he was appointed a member of the Board of Governors (1962-1971). In 1980, he became Carleton’s fifth Chancellor, a position he held until 1990. In that year he received an Honourary Doctor of Laws from the University and in 1992 was named the University’s first Chancellor Emeritus. To recognize his outstanding ­contributions to Carleton, Robertson Hall, a key administration building on campus is named in his honour. This scholarship is a member of the Carty family of awards.
Rogers Communications Award in Mass Communication
Awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in the Master of Arts in Communication program. The recipient is selected by the awards committee of the Mass Communication Program. Endowed in 1991 by Rogers Ottawa Ltd.
Rogers Communications Award in Television Journalism
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the School of Journalism and Communication to the student graduating from the Master of Journalism program who shows the most promise as a television journalist. Endowed in 1991 by Rogers Ottawa Ltd.
Roderick S.J. Rooney, F.C.A. Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was endowed in 1985 by Mrs. Isabella M. Rooney in memory of her late husband Roderick S.J. Rooney, F.C.A. It is awarded annually to an outstanding student who is enrolled in the Master of Social Work program.
Application is not required. The selection of the recipient is decided on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Social Work.
William and Margaret Roxburgh Memorial Award
This award was established in 1981 by Ross and Gwenda Roxburgh, and is open to all graduate students in the School of Canadian Studies. The amount of $250 is provided annually to assist students in carrying out research projects. Application should be made to the Director of the School of Canadian Studies; recipients will be chosen from a list of candidates recommended by the Director.
Kevin Sampson Graduate Scholarship in Cognitive Science
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Director of the doctoral program in Cognitive Science, to a student in the doctoral program in Cognitive Science. Highly qualified students doing research in human or artificial cognition are eligible and must meet the OGSST requirements. Endowed in 2006 by Kevin Sampson, BA/73.
John Ruddy Architecture Scholarship
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Architecture, to one or more outstanding students proceeding from one year to another in the Architecture program. Endowed in 2004 by John Ruddy, B.Arch. (1975). This scholarship is a member of the Carty family of awards.
John Ruptash Memorial Fellowship
This fellowship was established in 1974 by relatives, former students, faculty colleagues, and friends as a memorial to the late John Ruptash, who was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and later Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from 1959 to 1973. The fellowship has been awarded annually, beginning in 1975-76, to an outstanding graduate student in the Faculty of Engineering; it may be held in combination with a teaching or research assistantship.
Application is not required; the recipient is chosen by the awards committee of the Faculty of Engineering.
Clyde Sanger and IDRC Scholarship
On the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, this scholarship, valued at $5,000, is awarded to a graduate student enrolled in the School of Journalism and Communication with a demonstrated interest in African or African-Canadian relations. Preference is given to a student who has been awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). Established in 2001 by Clyde Sanger and IDRC.
Helga H. Schirmer Graduate Scholarship in Mathematics for Ontario Students
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, to an outstanding graduate student in mathematics, proceeding from one year to another. Eligible students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet the Ontario residency requirements of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Recipients must also demonstrate financial need. Endowed in 2003 by the friends, academic colleagues and the estate of Helga H. Schirmer, an outstanding topologist who was a member of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for many years.
School of Social Work 50th Anniversary Bursary
Established in 1999 by alumni, faculty and staff in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the School of Social Work, this bursary is awarded annually to students in the School of Social Work who require financial assistance to continue their studies. The recipients are chosen by the Director of the School of Social Work.
SFPE National Capital Region Chapter Scholarship for Fire Safety Engineering
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, to a graduate student in the area of Fire Safety Engineering who has completed all required courses for his/her degree and excelled in his/her studies. Endowed 2006 by the SFPE NCR Chapter and various donors.
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.
Shannon Scholarships in Canadian Social History
Established in 2000 by an anonymous donor, these scholarships are awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee, composed of the chair of the Department of History and two other faculty members, chosen by the chair, to outstanding graduate and/or undergraduate students studying full-time in the field of Canadian social history, immigration, migration or local history, with preference to those with research interests in British and Irish immigration to Canada or the local history of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
Sigmond Shore Memorial Scholarship in Intelligence and Security
Awarded annually to a second-year student registered in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs who has demonstrated high potential in Intelligence and Security Studies. Preference will be given to a student intending to prepare a research essay or thesis in Intelligence Studies. The award is administered by the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies at Carleton University, and was endowed in 2002 by Jacques Shore in memory of his late father, Sigmond Shore, a former diplomat, whose preoccupation in public service was to secure democracy and freedom. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.
Tom Skinner Award in Computer and Systems Engineering
Awarded annually to an outstanding student entering either a master’s or Ph.D. program in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and whose research focus is either in Communications Engineering or Software Engineering. The award will be made by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design and the Chair of the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering. Endowed in 2004 by Tom Skinner, M.Eng. (1972). This scholarship is a member of the Carty family of awards.
Arnold Smith Award in International Affairs
Valued at $1,500, this award was established in 1990 by the North-South Institute in honour of the outstanding contribution made to the Institute by its Chair of the Board, Mr. Arnold Smith. It is awarded annually, when merited, to a student who is enrolled full-time in the Master of Arts program in international affairs, is following the development studies core, and whose work focuses on Canadian policies toward developing countries in aid, trade, or international finance. Application is not required. The award is made each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the School of International Affairs.
Arnold Smith Commonwealth Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded annually from funds provided by the Royal Commonwealth Society, Ottawa Branch, to a student from a Commonwealth country other than Canada in any field of study at the graduate level. The award will be based on academic excellence and seeks to recognize students who will use their studies to contribute to the development of their country of origin.
Application is not required. The recipient is chosen by the awards committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of candidates recommended by each department.
Social Sciences Graduate Bursary
This fund is made possible by contributions from staff and faculty employees in the social sciences. Support of up to $100 is available to graduate students nearing the completion of their program and experiencing financial difficulty in meeting the costs of typing/ reproduction of an M.A. or Ph.D. thesis.
Application should be made to the chair/director of the student’s department, for referral with recommendation to the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences or the Dean of Public Affairs and Management, where applicable.
Nicholas P. Spanos Memorial Award in Psychology
This award, established in memory of Professor Nick Spanos, a faculty member at Carleton University from 1975 to 1994, is presented to graduate students in the Department of Psychology who have shown exceptional research achievement. The award is supported by the generosity of the family and friends of Professor Spanos.
Professor Spanos was a prolific researcher in the areas of hypnosis, multiple personality disorders, spousal abuse, ritualistic behaviours, false memory syndrome, imagery, absorption, and other topics too numerous to list. Journal citations placed Professor Spanos as a leading world publisher in social psychology. He was a proud mentor for many graduate and undergraduate students in his years at Carleton.
Application is not required. Four awards, valued at approximately $100 each, are presented each year to students in the Department of Psychology on the recommendation of the Graduate Committee of the Department of Psychology.
Special Bursary for Students in Social Work
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, to one or more graduate students in the School of Social Work who require special financial assistance in order to continue or complete their studies at Carleton University. Recipients will be selected on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Social Work. Endowed 1978. Revised 2006.
Sprott Award of Excellence for Doctoral Studies in Management
Awarded annually to the two most outstanding students entering the Ph.D. in Management in the Sprott School of Business. Each award is valued at up to $24,000 over three years. The recipient must be registered full-time in the Ph.D. program for the duration of the award, and must maintain a grade point average of 10.0 or above for each of the three years the award is held. The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research selects recipients on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Business. Established in 2002 by Eric and Vizma Sprott. Eric Sprott, B. Comm. (1965) is a long time supporter of Carleton University.
Sprott Graduate Award in Business
Awarded annually to outstanding new or continuing graduate students, in either the master’s or doctoral program in the Sprott School of Business, who possess a grade point average of 10.0 or above. The value of the scholarship is a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $3,000 for a master’s student, and a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $5,000 for a doctoral student. The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research selects recipients on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Business. Established in 2002 by Eric and Vizma Sprott. Eric Sprott, B.Comm. (1965) is a long time supporter of Carleton University.
Henry Standerwick Brown Graduate Scholarship in Canadian Studies
Established in 2001 by Mr. Henry S. Brown, this scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student in either a master’s or doctoral program registered in the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University. Highly qualified students doing research related to any relevant aspect of Canadian Studies may be eligible. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will award the scholarship on the recommendation of the Director, School of Canadian Studies.
Frank Stone Memorial Prize
Awarded annually, when merited, to a student graduating from the M.A. program in international affairs who presents the best thesis or research essay on Canadian trade policy. Endowed in 1990 by friends and colleagues of the late Frank Stone in honour of his contribution to the study of trade policy in Canada and to encourage others to follow in his footsteps.
Application is not required. The selection of the recipient is decided on the recommendation of the Director of the School of International Affairs, and the recipient will be announced each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
Colonel William B. Sutherland Bursary
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Canadian Studies, to a Canadian Studies graduate student who demonstrates the need for financial assistance in order to excel in their studies. Preference is given to students enrolled in the Cultural Studies or Aboriginal Studies and the North program areas. Endowed in 2000 by the Sutherland family in tribute to the passion for the pursuit of knowledge that Colonel Sutherland has exemplified in all aspects of life. The award is intended to provide support for students who share this spirit.
Maxwell Taylor Scholarship
This scholarship, which was endowed in 1998 by a bequest from the estate of the late Mabel Leona Taylor, is awarded annually to a student in his/her final year of the master’s program in Architecture who incorporates building technologies into his/her thesis project. The recipient is chosen by the Director of the School of Architecture.
William and Jean Teron Graduate Prize
Value $10,000. Awarded annually, when merited, to an exceptional Master of Architecture student preparing to graduate. Recipients of this prize will be selected by a five-member jury, based on their portfolio and written submission outlining their professional objectives, and recommended for this prize to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. The jury will consist of two faculty members, two Ottawa-based architects and one professional architect practising outside of Ottawa. The Teron Foundation will be advised of the jury members in advance of the evaluation. Preference will be given to a graduate planning to do their internship in Ontario. Established 2007 by William and Jean Teron.
William and Jean Teron Graduate Scholarship
Value domestic tuition. Awarded annually when merited to an exceptional student entering the first year of the Master of Architecture program. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Architecture and the Teron Scholarship Committee. This scholarship is renewable at full tuition for year two of the Master in Architecture program, provided the recipient achieves an A standing in Studio. Preference will be given to a resident of Ontario. Established in 2007 by William and Jean Teron.
Michael Thompson Scholarship in English
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature, to the English Honours student with the highest GPA who is proceeding from third to fourth year of the Honours program, or from fourth year to Carleton’s Master of Arts program in English. Endowed in 1992 by colleagues, friends, and former students in honour of Professor Michael Thompson’s many contributions to the Department and to the University.
Torrance Research Scholarship in Geography and Environmental Studies
Endowed in 2001 by J. Kenneth and Margaret Torrance, this scholarship is awarded annually. Its purpose is to support field research and/or conference presentations by graduate students in geography and environmental studies. Application is required and must be accompanied by a research proposal or the abstract of the paper to be presented. All applications must be received no later than March 1. Recipient(s) are chosen by a Department of Geography and Environmental Studies selection committee. Further details of application procedures may be obtained from the Graduate Secretary.
Frank H. Underhill Graduate Scholarship in History
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of History, to graduate student(s) in good standing in the Department of History taking courses or pursuing research in the political history, social policy, or constitutional history of Canada. Dr. Frank Underhill was one of Canada’s earliest intellectual historians. He was also a strident social critic, and many of his writings were devoted to political commentary. Dr. Underhill was a co-founder of the League for Social Reconstruction as well as one of the architects of the Regina Manifesto. In 1955 Dr. Underhill joined Carleton, serving on Senate and as a Professor of Political Science. Dr. Underhill willed his personal library to Carleton, and upon his death in 1971 the Underhill Reading Room within the Department of History was established, as was the annual graduate student colloquium in 1995, in his name. Established in 2004.
Frank H. Underhill Graduate Travel Bursary for Ontario Students
This award will cover travel expenses for graduate students in the Department of History to attend a scholarly conference for the purpose of the presentation of a paper. Students will be recommended by the Chair of the Department of History. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need, must be in good academic standing, must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants or protected persons) and must meet OSAP’s Ontario Residency requirements. Established in 2004.
Frank H. Underhill Graduate Travel Bursary
This award will cover travel expenses for graduate students in the Department of History to attend a scholarly conference for the purpose of the presentation of a paper. Students will be recommended by the Chair of the Department of History. Eligible students must be in good standing. Established in 2005.
Philip E. Uren Memorial Fellowships
Two fellowships are awarded annually, one to a graduate student in the Department of Geography and one to a graduate student in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and may be held in combination with a teaching or research assistantship. Application is not required; the recipient is chosen by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the awards committees from the academic units involved. The fellowships were established in 1980 by relatives, friends, former students, and faculty and staff colleagues as a memorial to the late Philip Ernest Uren who was a professor of geography between 1965 and 1979, and who served the University as Chair of the Department of Geography, Director of the Institute of Soviet and East European Studies, Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and Director of the Paterson Centre for International Programs.
Frank Vallee Scholarship in Anthropology
This scholarship was established in 1999 by family and friends of Dr. Frank Vallee, a respected professor of social anthropology and former chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a deserving graduate student who area of research is anthropology. Preference is given to students of Aboriginal ancestry.
Applications are not required. The recipient will be chosen by the awards committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of candidates submitted by the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Vanbots Construction and Ferguson-Neudorf Glass Scholarship in Recycling
Awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student pursuing research in the field of recycling building construction materials in particular if applicable glass and glazing components. This scholarship is announced by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design. This award was endowed in 2006 by Vanbots Construction Corporation and Ferguson-Neudorf Glass Incorporated. It results from work performed on the Bank of Canada during the Exterior Glazing System Remediation Project which involved a large amount of glass and other building fenestration material being removed without a suitable recycling application available for these removed materials.
Varian Graduate Scholarship in Analytical/Environmental Chemistry
This scholarship was established in 1992 by Varian Canada in recognition of its involvement in the development of the Centre for Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, in the Department of Chemistry. Valued at $2,000, this scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student who is carrying out research in the Centre for Analytical and Environmental Chemistry. Application is not required; the recipient will be announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research based on recommendation from the Department of Chemistry.
WWII RCAF Radar Veterans Graduate Scholarship in Canadian Military History
Awarded annually to an outstanding student studying Canadian military history. Preference is given to students focusing their studies on the Second World War. The recipient is chosen by the graduate awards committee from a list of candidates recommended by the Chair of the History department. Under normal circumstances, the scholarship will be given on admission to the graduate program. However, the awards committee has the discretion to select an outstanding in-program student. Endowed in 2002, the award was established to honour and publicize the contribution made by the RCAF Radar Veterans during the Second World War. In 1942 thirteen universities across the country gave four-month intensive courses to hundreds of Canadian airmen. As a result of this training, Canada provided nearly fifty percent of the Royal Air Force’s radar technicians around the world. This contributed substantially and uniquely to the Allied victories in WWII. There were 6,000 radar technical officers and radar technician airmen from Canada, many of whom returned after their wartime service to pursue degrees at Carleton and other universities across the country.
Naida Waite Graduate Scholarships
Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences to outstanding full-time master’s or Ph.D. students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Each scholarship is valued at $5,000. The recipients are selected by the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, on the advice of a faculty advisory committee. Departmental chairs and school directors should submit a detailed letter of nomination to the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences by March 15.
This scholarship was endowed in 2002 through a generous bequest from the estate of Naida Belle Waite, B.A. (1961). A recognized authority on adult learning and literacy, Waite had a long and exemplary career with various departments within the federal and provincial public service.
Naida Waite Graduate Scholarships for Ontario Students
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences to outstanding full-time master’s or Ph.D. students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Eligible students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet OSAP’s Ontario Residency Requirements. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need. Each scholarship shall have a minimum value of $5,000.00. This scholarship was endowed in 2003 through a generous bequest from the estate of Naida Belle Waite B.A. (1961). A recognized authority on adult learning and literacy, Waite had a long and exemplary career with various departments within the federal and provincial public service.
Norma E. Walmsley Award for International Understanding
Valued at $2,500, this award, established in 1955 by MATCH International Centre, is to honour Dr. Norma E. Walmsley, O.C., the organization’s Founding President, for distinguished service to Canada and for her outstanding contribution to the international community through university teaching and imaginative leadership in governmental and non-governmental agencies.
It is awarded annually, when merited, to a student or students who is/are enrolled full-time in the Master of Arts program in International Affairs and whose work will further international understanding between Canadian women and women of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Application is not required. The award is made each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the School of International Affairs.
Gabriel Warshaw Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to one or more graduate students in either the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, aspiring to a career based on the peaceful and environmentally respectful applications of these disciplines. The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Endowed in 1998 in honour and memory of Dr. Gabriel David Warshaw. Dr. Warshaw received his Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy at Carleton University and was active in the Canadian and international space programs as a partner of Routes, Inc., Ottawa, until his untimely passing in 1998. Revised 2006.
Eddie West Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Economics to an outstanding graduate student who is studying the role of the state in economic activity. Endowed in 2001 in memory of Edwin West, Professor Emeritus.
Charlotte Whitton Fellowships in Canadian Urban Life
In honour of the distinguished contribution of the late Charlotte Whitton to Canadian urban life and politics, and her long association with Ottawa, up to two fellowships in urban life will be awarded annually to the student(s) in the School of Canadian Studies with the highest standing on admission. The proposed field(s) of study must relate to urban life and problems.
The fellowships will be awarded each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the advice of the Director of the School of Canadian Studies.
Donald R. Wiles Prize for Laboratory Demonstrators
Four prizes, awarded annually to excellent student demonstrators or teaching assistants in first-year Science laboratories. One recipient will be selected by the chair of each department for the Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics programs. If a graduate student is selected, the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will award the prize on the recommendation of the chair of the department. The processes of selection of winners may differ from one department to another, although the objective of encouraging excellence among student demonstrators should not. Endowed in 2006 by friends of Donald R. Wiles on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Alice E. Wilson, F.R.S.C. Scholarship in Geoscience
This scholarship, valued at $1,000, was established in 1995 by the Canadian Federation of University Women/Ottawa. The scholarship is in honour of Alice E. Wilson, F.R.S.C. , a paleontologist with the Geological Survey of Canada, and a charter member of the Canadian Federation of University Women/Ottawa when it was founded in 1910.
It is awarded annually, when merited, to a graduate student enrolled in the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre. Application is not required. The recipient is selected on the recommendation of the Director of the Centre. Preference is given to students who are returning to studies after absences due to family responsibilities.
S.F. Wise Graduate Bursary for Ontario Students
Established in honour of a former Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, the bursary is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student registered in the thesis portion of a doctoral program in the Humanities (History, Literary Studies, Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Studies in Art and Culture, and Canadian Studies) who requires financial assistance in the final stages of the program. If no suitable doctoral candidate is forthcoming, the bursary may be awarded to a student registered in a thesis-based master’s program in the same disciplines.
The recipient is chosen each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from a list of candidates recommended by departmental chairs and school directors. This bursary is open only to permanent residents of Ontario.
Elizabeth Witt Bursaries for Comparative Literature
Awarded annually to deserving graduate students enrolled in the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture. Eligible students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must meet OSAP’s Ontario Residency requirements. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need. Endowed in 2005 by the Estate of Elizabeth Witt.
J.Y. and E.W. Wong Research Award in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
Awarded annually, when merited, to an outstanding full-time graduate student proceeding to the third year, or in exceptional cases, proceeding to the second year, of a Ph.D. program in either Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering. The recipient will have demonstrated excellence in research with potentially significant impact on engineering practice. The award will be made by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Donor: J.Y. and E.W. Wong. Endowed 2002.
Gordon J. Wood Graduate Scholarship in English
Awarded annually to students entering the Master of Arts, English by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of English. This award recognizes excellence in the study of English literature. Endowed in 2002 by the Estate of Gordon J. Wood, a former Professor in the Department of English at Carleton University.
Gordon J. Wood Graduate Scholarship in English for Ontario Students
Awarded annually to students entering the Masters of Arts, English by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of English. This award recognizes excellence in the study of English literature. Eligible students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet OSAP’s Ontario Residency Requirements. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need. Endowed in 2003 by the Estate of Gordon J. Wood, a former Professor in the Department of English at Carleton University.
Wyndham Scholarship for Graduate Students in Biology
Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Biology to an outstanding graduate student. The recipient will be studying in the area of environmental biology. Donor: Family, colleagues and friends of the late Robert Campbell (Cam) Wyndham, former Chair of the Department of Biology from 1998 to 2001 and Professor of Biology from 1987 to 2002. With his death, Carleton University and the scientific community in Canada lost a man whose quiet pursuit of excellence, integrity and love of science were an inspiration to his students and colleagues alike. Endowed 2002.
David and Rebecca Zelikovitz Scholarship
Endowed in 1991 through a bequest from the estate of the late David Zelikovitz, this scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving graduate student who is studying Jewish culture.
Application is not required. The recipient will be selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research from among those candidates recommended each year by departments, schools and institutes having graduate programs.

Awards Tenable at Carleton University

The following list of external scholarships, provided by the Province of Ontario or national granting councils such as SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR, are tenable at Carleton University and are administered through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. For more information on eligibility, applications, deadlines and procedures, students are urged to contact the Chair or Director of their program at least a year in advance of the commencement of their studies. Information can also be obtained from Graduate Awards, Room 512 Tory Building, or from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research web site at: www.gs.carleton.ca.
In addition to these external scholarships, a large number of foundations, companies, fraternal organizations, and other agencies offer generous fellowships and scholarships in a wide range of fields.
These awards include such provincial scholarships as the Sir John A. Macdonald Graduate Fellowship in Canadian History, federal scholarships such as the Department of Defence Scholarships and Fellowships, as well as such external scholarships as the Rhodes Scholarship, Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship, and the Fulbright Scholarship. Students are urged to obtain information on these funding opportunities by consulting External Awards on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Web site at www.gs.carleton.ca.
Canada Graduate Scholarship
In 2003, the federal Department of Finance launched a new initiative to attract and support graduate students in Canada universities. By 2006, when the Canada Graduate Scholarship program is expected to be fully in place, these scholarships will support 2000 master’s students and 2000 doctoral students. Of these, sixty percent of the scholarships are awarded to students in the humanities and social sciences, thirty percent in the natural sciences and engineering disciplines, and ten percent in the health sciences.
The value of the award is $17,500 at the master’s level for a one year tenure, and $35,000 per year at the doctoral level, renewable for a maximum of three years. The scholarship is tenable only at Canadian universities.
Application forms and guides are available on following web sites: NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) www.nserc.ca, SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) www.sshrc.ca, or CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) www.cihr.ca
Applicants are urged to contact their department since the internal deadline for submission established by individual academic units is well in advance of the published national deadline and may vary from unit to unit.
Commonwealth Scholarship Plan
The Government of Canada, through the Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Committee, offers annually a number of scholarships and fellowships to Canadian citizens in certain Commonwealth countries.
The deadline for receipt of applications varies depending on the destination country selected. Some Commonwealth countries have a deadline of October 4th, however Fiji and New Zealand, for example, have a deadline of December 21. The value of the award as well as additional costs covered also varies.
For further details, please contact the International Council for Canadian Studies/Conseil International d'études canadiennes (ICCS) 75 Albert Street, Suite #908, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5E7, telephone 789-7828, or check their Web site at: www.scholarships-bourses-ca.org. Application forms are also available from Carleton International, Room 510 Tory Building.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships (range $17, 300 - $21,000 a year) are tenable at Carleton University by students undertaking advanced graduate studies and research in science, engineering, experimental psychology, and physical geography.
Students currently enrolled at Carleton University must apply through their departments on prescribed forms available from the office of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research or online at the Council's Web site at www.nserc.ca. The internal university deadlines are well in advance of the Council's deadline and students are advised to contact their individual department. Candidates are also advised to consult the Web site for all relevant details concerning eligibility and application procedures and requirements.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships
The Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship (IPS) valued at $21,000 annually is offered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The IPS is tenable at Carleton by students pursuing either full-time or part-time graduate studies in the natural sciences or engineering, experimental psychology or physical geography. NSERC contributes $15,000 per year and the remaining $6,000 per year (based on full-time studies) is contributed by an approved, industrial partner. The term of the award is two years.
There is no deadline for this scholarship. Applications may be submitted at any time.
Candidates must apply using the prescribed forms available on the NSERC Web site at www.nserc.ca. For more information, contact the Coordinator, External/Internal Graduate Awards in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Room 512 Tory Building.
Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)
The Province of Ontario annually offers scholarships of $5,000 per term (for two or three consecutive terms) to students who intend to pursue graduate studies at an Ontario University. Application forms and brochures containing details of the award may be obtained from the student's department or online at the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Web site at: osap.gov.on.ca/eng/not_secure/OGS.htm. Registered students should submit completed application forms to their department by the departmental deadline. The internal university deadline is well in advance of the published deadline set by the Ministry, and students are advised to contact their department for more information on application deadlines and procedures.
Ontario Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (OGSST)
Established in 1999 by the Province of Ontario, this scholarship is awarded annually to students in science and technology disciplines including the applied sciences, biological and life sciences, and physical sciences. The maximum value of the award is $15,000 per annum or $5,000 per term, of which one third is contributed by the private sector and two thirds by the Province of Ontario. There is no application required. Candidates must be nominated by departments/institutes/schools and must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, meet the academic requirements of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and exhibit research ability or potential, excellent communication skills and interpersonal and leadership qualities. For more information on the terms of the award as well as the disciplines covered, please consult the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Web site at www.gs.carleton.ca.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
The Council offers fellowships ranging in value up to $20,000 per year, for up to four years, for studies and research at the doctoral level in the humanities and social sciences. These fellowships are tenable in Canada or abroad for a minimum of six months and a maximum of 48 months.
The Guide to Applicants and application forms for the doctoral fellowship program are available on the Council's Web site at: www.sshrc.ca. The internal deadline for receipt of applications is well in advance of the deadline published by the Council and students are urged to contact their department or Graduate Awards, Room 512 Tory Building for more information.

Government Aid Programs

 

Ontario Student Assistance Program

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and Ontario governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family.

To determine whether you are eligible for OSAP and to ensure that you have the proper funding for the start of your studies in September, you should submit your OSAP application by June 1. Application forms are available at the OSAP website at osap.gov.on.ca.   After you submit your online OSAP application you must print off your Declaration and Consent Forms.  It is essential that you sign and forward these documents to the Awards Office.  Your OSAP application does not process until the forms are received.  For further information please visit the OSAP website or contact the Awards Office at awards@carleton.ca

Other provincial assistance programs

If you don't live in Ontario, you may be eligible for loans and bursaries through your home province or territory. "Home" province or territory is usually defined as the province in which you currently reside or the province in which you have most recently lived and worked for 12 consecutive months (excluding residence for full-time attendance at a post-secondary institution).

Emergency Loans

If, as a registered student, you run into unexpected expenses or your student loan is delayed, you may be able to borrow up to $500 from the University’s emergency loan fund until your other funds arrive. Applications are available from the Awards Office.

Parker Loans

If you are enrolled as a full-time student, you may be eligible to borrow up to $1,000 if you are in your first year of studies at Carleton, and $1,500 in future years to meet your educational expenses for the academic year. Payment is due July 1. Applications are available from the Awards Office.

 

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