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Carleton University Richard J. Van Loon Scholarships For African Students, Canada 2024

Application is now open for the Carleton University Richard J. Van Loon Scholarships For African Students. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Carleton University and Scholarship

Carleton University, situated in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, stands as a testament to academic excellence and a commitment to serving its community. Established in 1942 as Carleton College, the institution initially operated as a private, non-denominational evening college with a specific focus on catering to returning World War II veterans. The evolution to university status occurred in 1952 through The Carleton University Act, later amended in 1957 to give the institution its present name. The university pays homage to the now-dissolved Carleton County, which included the city of Ottawa at the time of the university’s founding.

Carleton University is organized into six faculties, offering a diverse array of more than 65 degree programs. It houses several specialized institutions, including the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, the Carleton School of Journalism, the School of Public Policy and Administration, and the Sprott School of Business.


With over 27,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students enrolled annually as of 2021, Carleton boasts a sprawling 150-acre campus west of Old Ottawa South, near The Glebe and Confederation Heights. Its picturesque setting is bordered by the Rideau Canal and Dow’s Lake to the north and the Rideau River to the south.

Carleton University has made significant contributions to academia, producing over 165,000 alumni worldwide, including 7 Rhodes Scholars, 2 Pulitzer Prize awardees, 8 Killam Prize winners, and numerous Order of Canada recipients. The institution is affiliated with 53 Royal Society Fellows and members and has the distinction of being associated with 3 Nobel laureates.

In various Canadian and international rankings, Carleton has consistently held a prominent position. Among the notable rankings is the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities, which positioned the university in the international range of 501–600. Carleton University ranked 21st in Canada and in the 601–650 range internationally in the 2023 QS World University Rankings. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2023, Carleton was ranked between 601 and 800. In the U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking for 2022–2023, Carleton was ranked 20th in Canada and 526th overall.

Distinguished academic members at Carleton University include ten 3M National Teaching Award winners, thirteen IEEE Fellows, twenty-eight Canada Research Chairs, and one Canada 150 Chair.

The $5,000 Richard J. Van Loon Award is one prestigious award offered by Carleton for the 2023–2024 academic year. This scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of Richard J. Van Loon, Carleton’s tenth president, and is given each year to an exceptional foreign student from an African nation.

Details about Richard J. Van Loon Scholarships at Carleton University:

Scholarship Sponsor: Carleton University, Canada

Scholarship Value: $5,000

Number of awards: 2

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): Carleton University, Canada

Richard J. Van Loon Scholarships – Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be qualified for Richard J. Van Loon Scholarships at Carleton University:

  • Be a national of an African nation.
  • Must be an international student and possess a current Canada Study Permit.
  • Must be enrolled full-time at Carleton University and satisfactorily complete each year of any program of study before moving on to the next.
  • Need to be in excellent standing academically.

Application Process for Richard J. Van Loon Scholarships

  • Please fill out the application form in all six areas.
  • Include a signed letter of recommendation from an academic reference with your application.
  • Include one evidence of citizenship with your application.

Note: The program will open in a new tab when you click the link. You must download and save the application to your computer; do not finish it on this tab.

The Application Deadline is: February 1, 2024

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