Carleton University is proud to have one of Canada’s best student aid programs, and alumni and friends of the university make this continued success possible. Donors may choose to establish a scholarship, which recognizes academic achievement, or may choose to establish a bursary, which supports those in financial need. Donors may also choose to designate their award toward a specific department or academic unit.

Scholarships and Bursaries reward exceptional academic achievement and make education possible for students with limited financial means. Your generosity helps ensure students receive the support they need to become leaders poised to use their education as a force for good in our local and global communities. In 2022-23, more than 15,000 university administered scholarships and bursaries totalling over $31.9 million were awarded to undergraduate students

Student aid provides deserving students with transformative scholarships and bursaries, which supports equal accessibility to post-secondary education. Financial support means that every deserving student has an opportunity to learn and succeed. Thank you for making a world-class university education accessible to students from all walks of life.

If you are interested in learning more about establishing a scholarship or bursary, including named awards, please visit:

Your Impact:

“I am overwhelmed with emotions as I reflect on the impact that your support has had on my life. Your kindness has not only alleviated my financial burden but has also given me a sense of hope, inspiration, and motivation to pursue my dreams with unwavering determination. Receiving this award has been a truly humbling experience for me. Your belief in my abilities has given me the confidence to continue pushing myself to achieve even greater heights. The financial support provided by this award will greatly alleviate the financial burden of my education and enable me to focus more on my studies and personal growth. It will also provide me with the opportunity to participate in additional educational opportunities and enrich my university experience.

As I move forward in my academic journey, I am committed to making the most of this opportunity and using the resources provided by your generous donation to create a brighter future for myself and those around me. Your support has not only impacted my present but will also have a lasting effect on my future. Once again, I want to express my deepest gratitude to you and your organization for your selfless generosity and belief in my potential. Your support has touched my heart in a profound way, and I will always be grateful for the impact you have made on my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your incredible kindness and support.”

-Najah, MA Economics and Student Award Recipient