It is the student's responsibility to research their own scholarship and bursary opportunities, including requests for all supporting documentation, such as transcripts (which must be requested in Student Services), reference letters, essays, etc.

Guidance will post all scholarships and bursaries that come through our office;
however there is an abundance of other opportunities for post-secondary money both provincially and nationally.
Please see the links provided below for more information.


Please note that students are to sign up for transcripts in the Student Services Area.


* Former graduates must go through the SRCE Office to request transcripts

( Click HERE for SRCE Transcript Request Form for former grads)


Scholarship/ Bursary and Grad Information:



The 2019-2020 post-secondary school year applicationwill be available in May 2019!

To apply online and for info about student loans:



Nova Scotia's leading source for finding scholarship money:


( NEW ) Community Foundation Of Nova Scotia ( Various Scholarships and Bursaries)

Our Funds | Community Foundation of Nova Scotia (


(NEW) Canada's free scholarship matching services for financial assistance:


Canada's scholarship website for scholarships, bursaries and grants. Also has information about student loans, applications, and budget planning.


For grant, scholarship and bursary funding, as well as employment and internship opportunities, news and information pertaining to students.


Government of Canada Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool:

(Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada have information on over 750 bursaries)

Aboriginal students are encouraged to visit their website:

Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool (


Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Page:

Student awards, scholarships and bursaries | NSCC





Scholarship Information and Applications:


All Graduates should look at Post Secondary (College and University) Websites to see updated information on Bursary and Scholarships Opportunities that are currently available to them.

Please click HERE for known Annual Post Secondary Instuition Scholarships and Bursaries

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Student Bursary Program aims to help Nova Scotia fill the labor gap for aquaculture, seafood buying, seafood processing and seafood harvesting facilities. The program also introduces aquaculture and seafood sector as viable career options.

To apply for the bursary, students must be:

  • a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident Status
  • a permanent resident of Nova Scotia
  • enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in September of the program year and
  • employed by a licensed Nova Scotia aquaculture operator, seafood buyer, seafood processor or seafood harvester guaranteeing a minimum work term of 250-500 hours between April 1st and the end of December.

Students who work at least 250 hours between April and December can qualify for a $750 bursary. Students who work at least 500 hours can qualify for a $1500 bursary. Bursaries are additional to wages paid by the employer. For further information including application please visit:

Deadline: January 31st, 2022

Nova Scotia Talent Trust is a registered charity that provides scholarships to Nova Scotians that are studying the arts. Their annual scholarships include theatre, film/new media, literary arts, dance, music, voice, circus arts, visual arts, and design. Students who are pursuing the arts in extra-curricular programs (ie. summer camps, dance intensives, private studies, etc) and post-secondary studies are eligible to apply.

You can find more information on the website at:

Upcoming application deadlines:

March 1 at 5:00 p.m. AST (Atlantic Standard Time) for Spring/Summer study May 1 - August 31, 2022

May 1 at 5:00 p.m. ADT (Atlantic Daylight Saving Time) for Fall/Winter study September 1 - December 31, 2022, and/or January 1 - April 30, 2023. 

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship: The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students grade 11 high school students with financial need (family income under $65,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record (minimum of 70% average). For Further information including application please visit:

Deadline:March 15, 2022

The Honouring Mi’kmaw Roots Scholarship is now open for applications. This entrance scholarship is awarded to a Mi’kmaw student pursuing their first year of a B.Sc. in Agriculture at a Canadian university. The scholarship is set at $2500 but can be increased if there is financial need. The selected student will also have a paid summer job at the office in Bible Hill after completing their first year of studies, to help them gain valuable work experience and contacts in the industry. 

To apply visist:

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Nova Scotia Energy and Mines Scholarship (formally known as Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship) for NSCC Students: 8 scholarships valued at $2,500 are awarded to students accepted into their first-year at NSCC for full-time studies in an energy-related trade or technology program. For a complete list of eligible NSCC programs and to apply, visit and follow the link to the NSCC student awards application portal.

Deadline: May 6th, 2022

Nova Scotia Energy and Mines Scholarship (formally known as Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship) for University Students:8 scholarships valued at $10,000 ($2,500 renewable over 4 years) are awarded to students accepted into a bachelor’s degree program in business, science, or engineering. For more information and to apply, visit

Deadline: May 6th, 2022

Donald R. Sobey Award Program: The Donald R. Sobey Award is a $2,500 renewable award available to students entering NSCC on a full-time basis. It was established through a $4-million gift from the Donald R. Sobey Foundation. The Award is designed to: Encourage and assist students in obtaining potentially life-changing education, support students in strengthening their skills so they can secure meaningful employment and help students become role models in their communities.


To be eligible, applicants must:

Be referred by a community organization or law enforcement agency

  • Be planning to enrol in a full-time program at the College
  • Have unmet financial need

Award selection criteria

A selection committee will review the application and look at the following:

  • Your financial situation and other reasons you should be considered for the award
  • The supports you have in place with your referring organization, and how they will help you in achieving your education and career goals

For further information and to apply please visit:

RBC Future Launch Scholarship: The RBC Future Launch Scholarship will be awarded to those who show passion and a clear vision for their future.

  • For youth enrolled part time in school or not in school at all
  • Grades and transcripts are not required
  • Over 400 scholarships available throughout 2020

The $1,500 scholarship can be used for many different things, including:

  • Short-term courses
  • Workshops
  • Certificates
  • Necessary equipment or books etc,

For further information, including the application, please click HERE