Carleton University was founded in 1942 to serve the greater good, by helping to meet the needs of veterans who were returning from the Second World War. Since its inception, Carleton has maintained its legacy of providing ongoing community support, and believes in the importance of providing students with meaningful learning opportunities.

For this reason, Carleton Board Chair and Honorary Captain (Navy) Nik Nanos has established the Commander Royal Canadian Navy Scholarship in 2018.

Academic terms:

Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, on the recommendation of the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) to an outstanding graduate student enrolled in NPSIA and specializing in Security and Defence Studies, with a focus on the Royal Canadian Navy and/or the Canadian Armed Forces Endowed in 2018.