Guidance

GUIDANCE RESOURCES

 

Guidance Counsellor: John MacKinnon

 email: john.mackinnon@srce.ca

902-235-7500 Ext 322

 

PLEASE SEE GUIDANCE LINKS LISTED AT BOTTOM OF PAGE

 

TRANSCRIPTS

* Any graduating students applying to a uniiversity in Nova Scotia or NSCC will be required to enter their Provincial Identification Numner (PIN) when making application. This will allow the univeristy and NSCC  to access your transcript marks directly. This does not apply to students applying to a post secondary institution outside the province of N.S.

Grade 12 students applying outside of Nova Scotia requiring transcripts are asked to sign up on the guidance white board or send an e-mail request at least three days in advance to avoid delays. Students are responsible for picking up their own transcripts.

 

Scholarship/ Bursary Sources and Grad Information:

NOVA SCOTIA STUDENT ASSISTANCE (Student Loans)

The 2020-2021 post-secondary school year applications open in early May 2021 online.

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

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Canada's free scholarship matching service for financial assistance:

www.yconic.com 

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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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Canada's free scholarship matching service for financial assistance:

 www.studentawards.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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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 take the time to look at Post Secondary (College and University) Websites to see what Bursary and Scholarships Opportunities are available to them.

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 in their terminal year of high school 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 (65+ Average). For Further information including application please visit: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/

 


Loran Scholarship ( Direct Pool)- Eligibility Criteria for High School Students:

  • Be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school.
  • Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Be at least 16 years of age by September 1st of the following year.

For further information and to apply please visit: http://www.loranscholar.ca/

 

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership : If you're making a difference in your community, whether it's big or small, you could be one of 20 students to receive a full TD Scholarship worth up to $70,000. Available to all students across Canada who are now in their final year of high school for the 2017-18 school year. Application must include a descriptive essay on your community leadership involvement. To apply please visit www.td.com/scholarship

Kin Canada Bursaries

https://www.kincanada.ca/bursaries

What are Schulich Leader Scholarships?

Schulich Leader Scholarships are Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships.

Up to one hundred are awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada. Half are valued at $100,000 for engineering scholarships and half are valued at $80,000* for science and math scholarships.

Every high school in Canada can nominate one graduating student each year to apply for the scholarship  http://www.schulichleaders.com/

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Valued at $28000: Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards are open to students of all abilities.

To be considered for the Award, applicants must meet be:

  • In good academic standing.
  • Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
  • Students graduating from secondary (high) school or students completing their first year of CÉGEP or students who have completed secondary (high) school
  • Involved in voluntary humanitarian activities (for which they have not been compensated).
  • Planning to or are already studying towards their first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution, or entering their 2nd year of CÉGEP in the upcoming academic year.

For further information and to apply please visit: http://terryfoxawards.ca/

 


IWK Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship 2017:  To be considered for one of three Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarships valued at $2500, grade 12 students in the Maritimes must intend on continuing their education at a Maritime post-secondary institution (college or university) in a field that will enhance research and/or innovation in health care. One awards will be issued to a student from each province. Students must write an essay (3 pages max, double spaced, 12 point font) demonstrating their interest in research and/or innovation in health care and how it will improve the health and well being of children, women or families in the Maritimes. Students must provide one academic and one character letter of reference. Lastly students must provide their academic stranscripts and have a minimum average of 75% . For further information and to apply please visit: http://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/research/scholarship

 


 


Black Educators Association Scholarship- Application form and scholarship booklet are available at: http://www.theblackeducators.ca/

 

 


 

The Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Memorial Entrance Scholarship, a $6,000.00 scholarship available to Nova Scotia students entering their first year of university. The Province established the scholarship in 1991 to honour the life and work of the late Tony Johnstone, a long-time educator and human rights advocate who devoted his life to promoting multicultural understanding and social equality.

 
To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must live in Nova Scotia, be graduating from high school and beginning an undergraduate degree program at a Maritime university in the fall. The applicant must also have demonstrated an interest in multiculturalism and human rights.
 
All forms and the scholarship poster are found here: http://novascotia.ca/lae/scholarships/.
 

Black Educators Association Bursary :  This is a $500 bursary. To be eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
• 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)
For information and to apply please visit: http://www.theblackeducators.ca/


 


 


Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarships: Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Program offers both a University as well as an NSCC scholarship.

University: Scholarships valued at $10,000 ($2,500 renewable over four years), are awarded annually to students completing grade 12 at a Nova Scotia high school with the intent to pursue energy-related studies at university. Students applying for the university scholarship must be accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution for studies in business, science or engineering at the bachelor level. Students must be graduating from a Nova Scotia secondary school with a full academic course load in grade 12 and an average mark of 75 percent or B in their final year. Applicants must also demonstrate a record of community involvement, such as volunteer work, sports and other community based activities. Students applying must not be receiving additional scholarship support in excess of $2,500.

NSCC: The program also offers non-renewable $2,500 scholarships for first-year students accepted to eligible energy-related trades and technology programs at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).
Students applying must demonstrate a record of community involvement such as volunteer work, sports and other community based activities. Applicants must be completing grade 12 at a Nova Scotia high school or be a mature student. A mature student indicates someone who has graduated from high school one or more years ago and is beginning their post-secondary education at NSCC.

For further information and applications please visit:
energy.novascotia.ca 

 


 


 


Construction Association of Nova Scotia Building Futures for Youth Award (NSCC) has been established in support of the Construction Association of Nova Scotia’s 150th Anniversary Industry Campaign. This campaign was launched in recognition of the value of education and the role of the construction sector in the growth of Nova Scotia’s economy. To be eligible a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in one of the following programs (NSCC): Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Pipe Trades, Electrical Construction & Industrial – Certificate, CAD Technician – Mechanical, Welding – Certified, Electrical Construction & Industrial – Diploma, Occupational Health & Safety, Cabinetmaking, Drafting – Architectural, Oil Heat Systems Technician, Welding – Diploma, Utility Line Work – Construction & Maintenance, Construction Trades Labour, Metal Fabrication, Building Systems Technician (HVAC&R), Steamfitting/Pipefitting, Bricklaying Masonry, Carpentry – Diploma, Sheet Metal Worker Pre-Apprenticeship, Carpentry – Certificate, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning – Geothermal, Heritage Carpentry, Plumbing or Welding Inspection To apply for this award, you must also meet the following requirements:
  • Applicants must have completed the Building Futures for Youth Program by the time of application.

    For further information and to apply please visit: http://www.nscc.ca/Admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/student-awar

  • Enrolled in one of the following programs: Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Pipe Trades, Electrical Construction & Industrial – Certificate, CAD Technician – Mechanical, Welding – Certified, Electrical Construction & Industrial – Diploma, Occupational Health & Safety, Cabinetmaking, Drafting – Architectural, Oil Heat Systems Technician, Welding – Diploma, Utility Line Work – Construction & Maintenance, Construction Trades Labour, Metal Fabrication, Building Systems Technician (HVAC&R), Steamfitting/Pipefitting, Bricklaying Masonry, Carpentry – Diploma, Sheet Metal Worker Pre-Apprenticeship, Carpentry – Certificate, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning – Geothermal, Heritage Carpentry, Plumbing or Welding Inspection & Quality Control.

    Additional Eligibility Requirements