Scholarships/Bursaries

~ A REMINDER TO GRADUATES & PARENTS ~

 

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:

 

NOVA SCOTIA STUDENT ASSISTANCE (Student Loans)

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

To apply online and for info about student loans:

http://www.studentloans.ednet.ns.ca/

 

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Nova Scotia's leading source for finding scholarship money:

www.studentscholarships.org

 

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

Our Funds | Community Foundation of Nova Scotia (cfns-fcne.ca)

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

ScholarTree.ca

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

http://scholarshipscanada.com/

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

www.AcademicInvest.com

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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 (sac-isc.gc.ca)

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Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Page:

Student awards, scholarships and bursaries | NSCC

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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 Agriculture On-Farm Student Bursary program aims to:

  • help address the labour gap for primary agriculture producers in Nova Scotia; and
  • introduce agriculture to students as a viable career option

An eligible applicant is a student that:

  • is a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada;
  • is a resident of Nova Scotia;
  • is enrolled in a post-secondary institution in September (of the program year); and
  • is employed by a Nova Scotia registered farm guaranteeing a minimum work term of 250 to 500 hours between May 1st to the end of the 1st week in September..

Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Eligible On-Farm Employment Period: May 1st  to the end of the 1st week of September

For more details on important deadlines see the Program Guidelines.

How to Apply:

Complete and submit the Application Form to the Programs & Business Risk Management office.

( Attach proof of enrollment in school AND Attach copies of Record of Employment (ROE))

Deadline: November 30th , 2021


King’s College is excited to announce the question for this year’s Essay Writing Contest! We’re inviting all grade twelve students to answer the following question: what book written before you were born should Canadians read and why? To participate in the contest, students should pick one text (which can be a play, a graphic novel, or even a film) written by an author of any nationality, and answer the question in less than 1000 words focusing exclusively on their text. No additional research is necessary. The winner will receive all of their Foundation Year Program books for free at the King’s Co-op Bookstore, and the winning essay will be published on the King’s website. To submit their essay, students must complete the form [PDF] and send it along with their essay to Kayleigh at kayleigh.shield@ukings.ca by the deadline. 

Deadline : December 1st, 2021


Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program: Open to graduating secondary level students and those currently studying towards a first university degree or diploma in a Canadian post-secondary institution. The maximum award value is $28,000 dispersed over four years. For information, including award criteria and to apply online, please visit : http://www.terryfoxawards.ca

Deadline: December 1st, 2021


North American Van Lines Scholarships: North American Van Lines is a large moving company and is looking to provide a scholarship to three students who major in logistics, supply chain management, business, or a similar field. Each scholarship is $1,000 and is available to current students and to those who are enrolling in college.
More information including application forms can be found at: https://www.northamericanvanlines.ca/scholarship

Deadline:December 15th, 2021


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: https://novascotia.ca/programs/Student-Bursary-Program/

Deadline: January 31st, 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.

Eligibility

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: https://www.nscc.ca/admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/donald-r-sobey-bursary-program.asp


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