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)

www.ns.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: www.aandc.gc.ca/bursaries

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Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Page:

http://www.nscc.ca/admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/index.asp

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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

 

 

Nova Scotia Power Various Scholarships/Bursaries:

Emerging Leaders Scholarship:

Four $2,500 awards to students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program in the areas of Power Engineering, Power Line Technician, Instrumentation Tech, Engineering, Technology, Business, Marketing & Communications, Environmental Sciences or Law. For further information and to apply please visit: nspower.ca/scholarships

Deadline: April 19th, 2021

 

Women in Trades, Engineering, Technology & Innovation Scholarships:

Six $2,500 awards to female students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program in Trades or in the areas of Engineering, Technology and Innovation. For further information and to apply please visit: nspower.ca/scholarships

Deadline: April 19th, 2021

 

African Nova Scotian Scholarships:

Four $2,500 awards to African Nova Scotian students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program in the areas of Power Engineering, Power Line Technician, Instrumentation Tech, Engineering, Technology, Business, Marketing & Communications, Environmental Sciences or Law. For further information and to apply please visit: nspower.ca/scholarships

Deadline: April 19th, 2021

 

Nova Scotia Power Family Scholarships:

Ten $1,000 awards to children/dependents of employees or retirees of Nova Scotia Power. These awards are available to students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program. For further information and to apply please visit: nspower.ca/scholarships

Deadline:April 19th, 2021

 

Mi’kmaq Bursaries:

Four $1,000 awards are available to Mi’kmaw students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program. Past recipient winners can re-apply each year. For further information and to apply please visit: nspower.ca/scholarships

Deadline: April 19th, 2021


A. Alcorn Munro Post Secondary Entrance Scholarship: This scholarship of $1500, is open to any high school student in the Maritimes. It is awarded in Alcorn’s name to help young people with potential to realize that potential. The scholarship committee looks for students who engage with others as volunteers, who are well organized, and who have a good academic track record. It can be applied to any accredited post secondary education program at least two years in duration, anywhere in the world.

Please click HERE for an application

Deadline April 30th, 2021


Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada $1000 Scholarship: Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, Inc. (CCSAC) is holding a scholarship competition open to residents of Atlantic Canada (regardless of age) who will be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications are accepted in both French and English. For Further information about this scolarship including the application form please visit: https://www.solveyourdebts.com/english/scholarships

Deadline: April 30th, 2021


The Nova Scotia Adopt-A-Highway Program Association Bursary: The Nova Scotia Adopt-A-Highway Program Association (AAH) is pleased to offer a $500.00 bursary to a Grade 12 student entering their first year of post-secondary education. All applicants will be judged based on the following criteria:

· Past AAH or Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up program involvement

· Community involvement

· Academic standing

· Original essay – described below.

· Preference is given to past or present program volunteers

Applicants must include the following items as part of their application package:

· Completed application form

· Most recent academic transcript

· College or university confirmation of enrollment

· Letter of reference

An original essay, 350-500 words in length, on the following topic:

What is your biggest concern regarding the environment, and why?

For more information and to access the application form, visit - https://www.nspickmeup.ca/bursary/

Deadline: April 30th , 2021


Assumption Foundation $1,500 scholarship: To be eligible  a student must have an average of at least 70% for the last completed school year. He/she must be enrolled at a college or university as of September 2021 and be in need of financial assistance to pursue his/her studies. All applications for this scholarship must be submitted electronically. Interested students can fill out electronic forms at  https://corp.assomption.ca/bursaries/

Deadline: April 30th, 2021


Divert Nova Scotia Champion of the Environment Scholarship 2021:

Each year, Divert NS offers $20,000 in scholarships to Grade 12 students across the province who exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to protecting our environment.

Are you a Grade 12 student in Nova Scotia who is committed to reducing, reusing and recycling? Are you leading environmental action in your school or community? Are you keen to research how Nova Scotians can improve our environmental efforts? If so… We want you to join the league of Divert NS Scholars!

Up to Seven scholarships available – one for each solid waste management region in Nova Scotia:

  • Region 1: Cape Breton
  • Region 2: Antigonish, Pictou and Guysborough
  • Region 3: Colchester, Cumberland and East Hants
  • Region 4: Halifax
  • Region 5: Annapolis and Kings
  • Region 6: South Shore and West Hants
  • Region 7: Digby and Yarmouth

Scholarship Values

  • One $5,000 Provincial Scholarship
  • Six $2,500 Regional Scholarships

Download the scholarship package.

A free PDF reader from Adobe Acrobat is required to read the PDF and is available online.

Submissions are accepted in English only and must include:

  • a summary of your recent environmental activities in your school or community
  • a letter of reference from someone in your school or community that is familiar with your environmental activities
  • a research essay on reducing waste (please note: essay topic changes each year, please refer to the 2021 Scholarship Package for this year’s topic)
  • a completed contact information form

Submission must be emailed in PDF or Word Format to scholarship@divertns.ca by the deadline below.

Deadline: May 2nd, 2021 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 9th, 2021


Minister’s Awards for Creative Excellence in the Arts: The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has partnered with the arts community to recognize grade 12 students who excel in visual arts, performing arts, digital multimedia and music.

The four winners will receive scholarships to help them pursue post-secondary studies in the creative arts.

Students can apply to one of the 4 awards:

  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Award for Excellence in Visual Arts
  • Award for Excellence in Performing Arts
  • Award for Excellence in Digital Multimedia
  • Charlie A’Court Scholarship for Excellence in Music (CASEM)

Three $1000 scholarships will be granted according to overall merit (not necessarily one each in the categories of visual arts, performing arts and digital multimedia). CASEM includes a $500 award and a mentorship with musical artist Charlie A’Court.

Music applicants can apply to only 1 award – either Charlie A’Court or Performing Arts.

In addition, up to 15 students will be selected as finalists and will each receive $100.

Submissions for all categories—Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Digital Multimedia, and Music—can be uploaded through our online application form:

To apply please visit: https://novascotia.ca/creativeaward/

Deadline: May 3rd, 2021


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 www.novascotia.ca/EnergyScholarship and follow the link to the NSCC student awards application portal.

Deadline: May 7th, 2021


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 www.novascotia.ca/EnergyScholarship.

Deadline: May 7th, 2021


The Friends of Sable Island Society 2021 Scholarship :

  • $1500 (CDN) scholarship (winner) and $500 (CDN) for second place is open to any grade 12 student in the Nova Scotia school system.
  • Monies must be applied to a post-secondary educational institution in 2021. Funds will be paid to the post-secondary institution on the student's behalf.
  • This year, students are invited to write a children’s story with a moral that is set on Sable Island in a time period of the student’s choice. Max 1500-2000 words.
  • Areas of interest might include, but are not limited to, cultural or literary history, shipwrecks, salvage, government projects, wildlife, oil and gas activities, fresh water, tourism, meteorology, geomatics, conservation, fishery, military. Go to sableislandfriends.ca for more inspiration.
  • The winning submission will be featured on our website and could be considered for publication.
  • All submissions remain the intellectual property of the students.
  • Submissions must be sent by e-mail to scholarships@sableislandfriends.ca by 11:59pm on Friday April 30, 2021.
  • Submissions are to be accompanied by a completed application form, (found on the Friends of Sable Island website) and reflective statement. Supporting documentation of a current resume and a transcript from the most recent reporting period indicating a grade point average of 75+ can be scanned and e-mailed to scholarships@sableislandfriends.ca, or mailed to “Friends of Sable Island Society, PO Box 622, Halifax CRO, Halifax, NS B3J 2R7”.
  • The reflective statement should be 250 words or less on what Sable Island means to you and why you have applied for this scholarship.
  • All copyright rules must be followed, for example, permission to use other people’s images must be obtained and submitted with the application.
  • Pictures of artwork, photographs, or posters must be in high definition .JPG, .PNG or .PDF format.
  • Document must be saved in .PDF.
  • Creativity, clarity, accuracy and content will be used for the evaluation of the submissions.

Deadline:  May 20th, 2021


Reverend Melvin Findlay Memorial Award:$250 Awarded to a graduating student pursuing post secondary education in Humanities, Social Science or Theology; who has demonstrated commitment to their community as well as academic excellence. For further information including the application please click HERE.

Deadline ( to be emailed to aimee.carter@srce.ca): May 21st, 2021


Black Educators Association 2021-2022 : Eligibility Criteria (This is a one-time $500 bursary):
*African Nova Scotian (Black) learner - At least one parent to be of African descent
*Resident of Nova Scotia
*Demonstrate financial need
*Continuing studies at Post-Secondary institution (i.e., university, college, trade, school, etc)
*Studying toward first degree or diploma at Canadian post-secondary institution
(Including the Transition Year Program)
Application: Black Educators Association Bursary

Deadline: May 30th, 2021


Scholarship Program for African Nova Scotian (Black) Students:

  • The following scholarships are available to African Nova Scotia (Black) Students:
    • University Entrance Scholarship of $4500 Deadline: May 30th, 2021
    • Post-Secondary Scholarship of $2500 Deadline: July 30th, 2021
    • Community College/Trade School Award of $1800 Deadline: July 30th, 2021
    • Performing Arts Award of $1000 Deadline: July 30th, 2021

More detailed criteria can be found at www.ednet.ns.ca/acs/


MADD Canada Youth Bursary Fund : $8,000 – 3 Awards

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a Canadian citizen who has been severely injured or who have had a parent (or legal guardian), or sibling killed or severely injured as a result of an impaired driving crash.

B) Be enrolled in a full-time, ministry-approved, post-secondary educational program in the fall.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/7400/madd_canada_youth_bursary_fund_scholarship.php

Deadline: May 31st, 2021


Luke Santi Memorial Award : $1,000 – 1 Award 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Have a minimum 80% average overall.

B) Demonstrate a passion for physics outside of the normal academic environment (e.g. being a member of a local amateur astronomy club, volunteering with a physics association, etc).

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9961/luke_santi_memorial_award_scholarship.php

Deadline : May 31st, 2021


Scouts Canada Scholarship Program : $6,000 – 17 Awards

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a motivated youth whom, with the help of their Scouting experiences, have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and a desire to create a better world.

B) Be entering or continuing in full-time studies at a Canadian university or college.

C) Show community leadership and contributions outside of scouting.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/7198/scouts_canada_scholarship_program_scholarship.php

Deadline : June 1st, 2021


2021 PSAANS Bursary Program:

  • In support of on-going student learning, the Board of Directors of PSAANS passed a motion to award student bursaries in the amount of $500.00 to children of current PSAANS members. The child must be graduating from Grade 12 in 2021 and bursaries are subject to the guidelines set out herein. A child is defined as an individual that an administrator has an established duty to make provision for in a parental capacity and that is:

A. under the age of 25 years old; and

B. dependent on the administrator for financial support.

  • To be eligible for a PSAANS Bursary, a graduating child of a PSAANS member must meet the following criteria:
  • Applicants must be graduating from Grade 12 in 2021. In the event that a child is not a resident of Nova Scotia, completion of the local equivalent of Grade 12 will also be eligible. Proof of graduation must be submitted by October 30, 2021.
  • Students who graduated in 2019 or 2020 may also apply this year only, if they have not done so previously.
  • Applicants must be enrolling in a post-secondary institution (i.e. community college, university, private college, etc.) for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Confirmation of enrolment from the registrar of the post-secondary institution where the student is attending must be submitted to PSAANS by October 30, 2021. Proof of acceptance to a program does not meet this criterion.
  • Students who graduate Grade 12 in 2021 and decide not to pursue post-secondary education during the 2021-22 academic year will have one additional year to qualify for a PSAANS Bursary.
  • Each child of an administrator is only eligible to receive a PSAANS Bursary once in a lifetime. This also applies even if more than one parent is an administrator.
  •  The PSAANS member must be a member at the time that the child graduates from high school.
  • Application forms can be found in the PSAANS Member Hub under “Forms” and can be downloaded. Please submit completed applications by email to finance@psaans.ca (preferred method) or by mail to PSAANS Bursary, 3 Spectacle Lake Dr., Suite 395, Dartmouth, NS, B3B 1W8.

Deadline: June 1st, 2021


Unifor Scholarships : $2,000 – 28 Awards

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be entering their first year of full-time post-secondary education (university, community college, technological institute, trade school, etc.) in a public Canadian institution.

B) Be a child of a Unifor member in good standing.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13415/unifor_scholarships_scholarship.php

Deadline: June 7th, 2021


Automotive Women's Association Scholarships : $2,500 – 15 Awards 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be already accepted to or enrolled in an accredited collegiate program with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

B) Be a female with a passion for a career in the automotive industry.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12374/automotive_women_s_association_foundation_scholarships_scholarship.php

Deadline: June 12th, 2021


CNIB Scholarships : $5,000 – 9 Awards

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be accepted to a post-secondary program by the fall and be considered blind or partially sighted in their educational journeys.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/7195/cnib_scholarships_scholarship.php

Deadline: June 15th, 2021


Public Service Alliance of Canada Scholarships : $4,000 – 14 Awards 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a PSAC member in good standing or the dependent child of a PSAC member in good standing.

B) Submit a 750 to 850-word essay, YouTube video, infographic, song or other creative submission which answers the current scholarship question.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13406/public_service_alliance_of_canada_scholarships_scholarship.php

Deadline: June 25th, 2021


OYF Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 – 2 Awards 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be accepted to or enrolled in a post-secondary educational program leading to a diploma or degree in agriculture or related field.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10253/oyf_memorial_scholarship_scholarship.php

Deadline: June 30th, 2021


Fred Mifflin Memorial Scholarship - $3,000 – 1 Award 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be an active Sea Cadet entering an accredited post-secondary program of a maritime focus.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/7047/fred_mifflin_memorial_scholarship_scholarship.php

Deadline: June 30th, 2021


 Tommy Douglas Scholarship - $2,500 – 1 Award 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a child, grandchild, or legal ward of a current or retired member of a Component, or a Component's affiliate, of the National Union of Public and General Employees.

B) Be planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian post-secondary education program, full-time, in the fall.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/5096/tommy_douglas_scholarship_scholarship.php

Deadline: July 5th, 2021


Scholarship for Students of Colour - $2,500 – 1 Award 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a student of color that is a child, grandchild, or legal ward of a current or retired member of a Component, or a Component's affiliate, of the National Union of Public and General Employees.

B) Be planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian post-secondary education program, full-time, in the fall.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/5099/scholarship_for_students_of_colour_scholarship.php

Deadline: July 5th, 2021


Scholarship for Indigenous Students - $2,500 – 1 Award

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be an Indigenous student that is a child, grandchild, or legal ward of a current or retired member of a Component, or a Component's affiliate, of the National Union of Public and General Employees.

B) Be planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian post-secondary education program, full-time, in the fall.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/5098/scholarship_for_indigenous_students_scholarship.php

Deadline: July 5th, 2021


Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship - $2,500 – 1 Award

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a student with a disability that is a child, grandchild, or legal ward of a current or retired member of a Component, or a Component's affiliate, of the National Union of Public and General Employees.

B) Be planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian post-secondary education program, full-time, in the fall.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14117/terry_fox_memorial_scholarship_scholarship.php

Deadline: July 5th, 2021


Johnson Insurance Scholarship Program 2021: Johnson Insurance will be offering 50 scholarships, valued at $1000 each, to eligible High School students starting Post-Secondary in the fall of 2021. For more information including the application form please visit: https://www.johnson.ca/scholarship

Deadline: July 15th, 2021


CFIG National Scholarship - $6,000 – 9 Awards

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a high school senior that is enrolled or expected to be enrolled in a post-secondary program.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/825/cfig_national_scholarship_scholarship.php

Deadline: July 16th , 2021


MDEC Scholarship Fund - $2,000 – 1 Award 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a student who plans on working in the Canada's mining industry.

B) Provide proof that he/she has been accepted as a full-time student in a recognized program in an approved Canadian university or college.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9954/mdec_scholarship_fund_scholarship.php

Deadline: July 30th, 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


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