The graduate with his family.

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student in demonstrated financial need who is entering or continuing in any program of study at Carleton University.  Endowed in 2022 by Philip Schneider BA/72, BCL/75 (McGill.)

For Philip Schneider, his attendance at Carleton University would not have been possible without the financial assistance of the IGA M. Loeb bursary in 1968. He credits this bursary, along with an Entrance Scholarship, the Lions Club Bursary, the Birks Family Foundation Bursary and student loans, for making it possible to obtain a Bachelor of Arts “with distinction” from his Alma mater.

Philip’s studies in the History department and the English department forged the path towards his studies in law, and he shared that his Carleton B.A opened the doors to McGill University Law School. It was through his class presentations that he did at Carleton that incited Philip to join the McGill Moot Court Board where he ultimately became President.

His love of academic studies and the desire to excel, encouraged at Carleton, led Philip to being the recipient of the first Duff Rinfret scholarship, which was awarded to a McGill Law graduate by the Supreme Court of Canada.

His rich and fulfilling career in law, still ongoing, has included teaching law as a guest lecturer at the Quebec Police Institute, the Canadian Police College, John Abbott College, CEGEP de Maisonneuve and the publication of the “Dubois & Schneider Code Criminel annoté” for the past forty years.

As Philip says, “All of this because I was fortunate enough to obtain a bursary from Carleton University. Hopefully this bursary will help a deserving student achieve his/her dreams.”

This bursary is donated in honour of Philip’s parents, Violet Ashton and Philip Schneider.