At the discretion of the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), the purpose of this fund is to support short-term financial assistance to graduate students enrolled in a program at NPSIA and who are unable to meet essential academic and/or personal expenses as a result of a temporary hardship related to a personal emergency situation. Preference will be given to international students attending Carleton from a country rated as having a low to middle income economy as listed by the World Bank. Application is required. Endowed in 2021 by Daniela and Ajay Kaisth in memory of Brenda Sutherland. Brenda was the departmental administrator at NPSIA for 31 years until her retirement in 2007 and cared deeply for the NPSIA students, many of whom she considered as “her kids.”