Awarded annually to students in demonstrated financial need, entering any program of study at Carleton University. Eligible recipients will have overcome hardships in order to attend University. Preference will be for female students. Endowed in 2018 by Suzanne Morel and Michael O’Neill in honour of their mothers who, despite their academic ability and desire to do so, were unable to pursue post-secondary education due to financial circumstances and the lower priority placed on educating women of their generation.