Awards and Scholarships
At the Carleton Science Student Society, we recognize the diversity of experiences that undergraduate students encounter in their journey to complete their degree. Through this scholarship program, we hope to acknowledge and reward Carleton University students on their experiences, character development and demonstration of various positive character traits through written prompts. We look forward to hearing your stories!
Frequently asked questions
Do I need a certain GPA to apply?
The CSSS Scholarship and Awards program is NOT GPA BASED. As long as you are an Undergraduate Student in the Faculty of Science, you are eligible for this program.
Do I need to write an essay?
All applications require a short written response. Application responses are a maximum of 300 words!
How many awards can I apply for?
The CSSS Scholarships and Awards program has 23 individual awards available. You are able to apply to as MANY of the awards as you would like. However, you are only allowed to win one.
When do applications close?
Applications closed on February 8th, 2021.
How are award applications judged?
Award applications are anonymized for judging. Your applications will be judged by a 10 member committee on how well you have introspected and matched the trait in question. To avoid bias, only your prompt will be available for the committee to view (not your identifying information).
What happens if my application is chosen as a finalist?
Finalists for each application will be verified. Finalists will be announced on March 1st and asked to have an interview with the CSSS VP Academic (Abhi Kurusetty) and CSSS Awards Officer (Alexandra Schroeder) to chat about your story.
Can I make multiple submissions for the same award?
No. While you are allowed to apply for multiple awards, you cannot make multiple submissions for the same award.