Awarded annually to an outstanding student entering the final year of the Biochemistry Program in the Faculty of Science, this scholarship was endowed in 2001 through the generosity of Dr. Shakir Sheikh. Connected to Carleton University through friends who were former faculty members, Dr. Sheikh established this award to support young learners and provide an opportunity to succeed in their studies. As a medical doctor who graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland in 1968, he has a passion for contributing to community education programs to ensure students can flourish in their academic endeavours.