Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships

Scholarships for Current Students

In addition to entrance scholarships, there are a number of scholarships available for students currently enrolled in Political Science program. The awards and their value are announced each spring. Eligible students are encouraged to submit a nomination and application to the Department when the announcement is made. For more information about these Awards, please refer to the University’s extensive scholarships list.

Additional information about entrance scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid can be found through the Awards and Financial Aid website, or you can contact the Awards Office.

Dean’s Honour List & Reception

Each year, the Faculty of Public Affairs honours its best students at the Dean’s Honour List reception. The celebration recognizes those students who have achieved a GPA of 10.0 or better.

Danielle Akhibi, Dean’s Honour List 2019/20

Danielle Akhibi, Political Science (4th year)
“Many of my professors had experience working in the field and that knowledge is inspiring me towards my goal of being a diplomat.”

Yusuf Yapici, Dean’s Honour List 2019/20

Yusuf Yapici, Economics and Political Science (4th year)
“I treat school like a 9 to 5 job: that’s how I keep up with the work of a combined major. My next step is a master’s degree.”

Undergraduate Student Award Recipients – 2020

R.A. MacKay Award in Political Science

Shireen Faisal

The R.A. MacKay Award in Political Science was endowed by the late Dr. R.A. Mackay and is given in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and dedication to studies. Shireen demonstrated both academic excellence and commitment to the Political Science student community in her first year in the program. She was the first-year representative in the Canadian Political Science Students Society, and volunteered as campus liaison for Future Majority to get out the student vote in the 2019 federal election. Congratulations, Shireen!

Vered Foundation Scholarship

Rebekah Odur

Rebekah Odur

The Vered Foundation Scholarship is given in recognition of outstanding academic achievement to a student in the Political Science program. Rebekah demonstrated excellence in her academic work in the first two years of her program. She is an international student from Uganda studying Political Science and African Studies as a double major at Carleton. Congratulations, Rebekah!

David J Bellamy Memorial Scholarship

Nathan Williams

Nathan Williams

The Bellamy Scholarship was endowed in honour of David J. Bellamy, former faculty member of the Department of Political Science. It is awarded to Nathan on the basis of his high academic achievement, hard work and dedication to his studies going into the final year of the program. Congratulations, Nathan!

Garret Elsey Memorial Award

Jonathan Falcone

Jonathan Falcone

The Garrett Elsey Memorial award was endowed in memory of Garrett Elsey, BAHons/2012, by his family and many friends to celebrate his love of learning, generosity, adventurous spirit, active involvement in Carleton campus life and being a proud Canadian. It is awarded to a student in their graduating year who, in addition to maintaining the academic levels of the degree program, has been an active participant in extracurricular activities at the University.  In addition to his strong academic record, Jonathan has been a longstanding contributor to campus radio at CKCU, cohosting its weekly political program, The Filibuster, and making a valuable contribution to civic education in the local community. Congratulations, Jonanthan!

The Honorable Walter Baker Memorial Scholarship in Political Science

This scholarship is given in memory of The Honorable Walter Baker, P.C., Q.C., M.P., B.A., a distinguished graduate of Carleton University. The award is granted to students who have demonstrated high academic standing and political leadership or involvement in politics with the Carleton community and beyond. In addition to their academic achievements, we have listed some of the inspiring work our 2020 recipients have accomplished.

Shayna Snucins-Earl

Shayna Snucins-Earl

Shayna volunteered in the Ottawa and Carleton communities, including the Women’s March Ottawa and Engineers Without Borders Carleton. Congratulations, Shayna!

Shaolin-Rose Gawat

Shaolin-Rose Gawat

Shaolin is a committed leader in Carleton’s student community. She has been actively involved with the Carleton Climbing Club, Carleton Signs, Delta Phi Epsilon society, the Carleton University Filipino Students Association, and Carleton’s Fall Orientation for new students. Congratulations, Shaolin-Rose!

Nicholas Zuger

Nicholas Zuger

Nicholas was an active volunteer with his local federal riding during the 2019 election campaign – the same riding held by Mr. Walter Baker himself! He has also been committed to rejuvenating the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies Undergraduate Society at Carleton, and volunteers with Ottawa’s Croatian Folklore Ensemble. Congratulations, Nicholas!

Osman Elmi

Osman Elmi

Osman is a leader with the Carleton University Student Association, and has been elected Vice President, Student Life with CUSA in the upcoming academic year. This will be a particularly important role in the coming year as the Carleton community adapts to the new environment brought about by COVID-19. Congratulations, Osman!

Nicholas Salamon

Nicholas Salamon

Nicholas has been an active volunteer in the Carleton community, including with the University’s annual Shinerama fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and providing his services to the Paul Menton Centre as a volunteer notetaker. Congratulations, Nicholas!

Makeda Leul

Makeda is a determined and committed student, and has demonstrated this through her hard work and dedication to her studies. She is an inspiring model of strength and perseverance. Congratulations, Makeda!

Matthew Gionet

Matthew is a member of the Canadian Forces, and has advised the Department of National Defence on the creation of a mental health policy. He also volunteers his time with the Ronald McDonald House Foundation at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Congratulations, Matthew!