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 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!

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Achieve

Deadline: February 8th, 2021

The CSSS Achieve Award recognizes students' unique goals that they want to achieve before graduating from Carleton.

Value:

$850

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Application

Deadline: February 8th, 2021

The CSSS Application Award recognizes how the material students learn various courses can help them in their studies and be applied to the real world. 

Value:

$850

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Hindsight

Deadline: February 8th, 2021

 Looking back at where you were, even a few months ago helps you to appreciate what you have learned and where your journey has brought you. 

Value:

$850

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Passion

Deadline: February 8th, 2021

The CSSS Passion Award recognizes the many factors that impact each student’s decision to pursue their chosen undergraduate program.

Value:

$850

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Role Model

Deadline: February 8th, 2021

The CSSS Role Model Award recognizes students who have been inspired by a role model such as a teacher, professor, friend or peer.

Value:

$850

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Advocate

Deadline: February 8th, 2021

The CSSS Advocate Award recognizes the work students do to support their peers.

Value:

$850

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Engagement

Deadline: February 8th, 2021

The CSSS Engagement Award recognizes the efforts of students that are involved in the Carleton community and how this experience benefits them.

Value:

$850

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Interdisciplinary

Deadline: February 8th, 2021

The CSSS Interdisciplinary Award recognizes that taking courses outside of the sciences can give students a unique perspective.

Value:

$850

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Persistence

Deadline: February 8th, 2021

The CSSS Persistence Award recognizes the dedication and grit students must have to retake a course and what they can learn.

Value:

$850

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Transition

Deadline: February 8th, 2021

The CSSS Transition Award is for students who have changed programs during their university career. 

Value:

$850

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Anniversary

Deadline: February 8th, 2021

The CSSS Anniversary Award allows students to recognize the impact that the CSSS has had on their university experience. 

Value:

$100

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Explore

Deadline: February 8th, 2021

The CSSS Explore Award recognizes the impact of international experience on students' growth and personal development.

Value:

$850

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Leader

Deadline: February 8th, 2021

The CSSS Leader Award recognizes students who have displayed exceptional leadership skills.

Value:

$850

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Resilience

Deadline: February 8th, 2021

The CSSS Resilience Award recognizes the challenges that undergraduate students go through and what they learn along the way.

Value:

$850

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.