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

 


2021 East Coast Credit Union Bursary: This year ten bursaries valued at $1,000 each will be awarded to students. To be eligible, the applicant must:

1. Be a member or the child or grandchild of a member of East Coast Credit Union.

2. Be enrolled full-time for your first year at an accredited vocational program, college or university for the upcoming academic year.

3. Complete the application and submit it before the deadline on March 4th, 2021.

4. Be a Canadian citizen.

For further infromation, including application package, please click HERE

Deadline: March 4th, 2021


Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Entrance Scholarship: This entrance scholarship was established by the Province of Nova Scotia in 1991 to encourage young people to educate themselves on human rights issues in Canada. It honours the life and work of the late Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone, a former Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

This is a non-renewable entrance scholarship for $6,000 and applies to the first year of study only.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be:

  • A graduate of a Nova Scotia high school in this academic year (not as a result of upgrading);
  • A resident of Nova Scotia;
  • A student who is entering the first year of an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree program this fall, and who has demonstrated an interest in multiculturalism and human rights; and,
  • A student who will study for this degree at a university in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, or Prince Edward Island.

For further information and to apply please visit: https://novascotia.ca/lae/scholarships/

Deadline: March 31st, 2021


Dr. John B Stewart University Scholarships: The Northern Nova Scotia Foundation is pleased to offer the Dr. John B Stewart Scholarships to graduates of High Schools located in Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond, Victoria and Cape Breton counties who have been accepted into a full time undergraduate program at any Canadian university.

Criteria:
Applicants must be a graduate of a high school located Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond, Victoria and Cape Breton counties in Nova Scotia and a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

Applicants must be accepted into a full time undergraduate degree program at an accredited university in Canada.

Applicants must demonstrate financial need and should demonstrate some indication of leadership qualities in their communities. For further information and to apply please visit: http://nnsf.ca/online-submissions/

Deadline: March 31st, 2021


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


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 30, 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 7, 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 7, 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