Scholarships and Bursaries

All graduates should take the time to look at post-secondary (College and University) websites to see what bursary and scholarship opportunities may be available to them.

Nova Scotia Student  Assistance (Student Loans)

The 2022-2023 post-secondary school year applications open in early May 2022 online.  To apply online and for information about student loans, please visit: http://www.studentloans.ednet.ns.ca/.


 

Nova Scotia's leading source for finding scholarship money:

www.studentscholarships.org


 

Canada's free scholarship matching service for financial assistance:


 

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

http://scholarshipscanada.com/


  

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

www.AcademicInvest.com


 

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Page:

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


  

Storwell Self Storage offers an annual bursary of $2,000 to support foster children as they pursue their post-secondary education and to help them as they progress into a new and exciting stage of their lives. This is the direct link to the online application, which outlines all eligibility requirements: http://www.storwell.com/bursary-application.


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/.


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 $28,000:
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/.


Black Educators Association Scholarship

An application form and scholarship booklet are available at http://bea-ns.ca/index.html.


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 https://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/index.asp

- 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

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.
  • See more information at: https://www.nscc.ca/admissions/financial-support/student-awards/index.asp. 

Fr. Robert Wicks Memorial Scholarship $500

This is for a CBHA grad so APPLY if you are a practicing Catholic.

  • Paper copies are still available in the "Scholarship" wall folder in the School Counsellor office.

Nelson Civic Leadership Scholarships support community-minded student leaders in achieving their educational goals. Three $5000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated academic success, personal strength, and determination in their commitment to civic engagement and leadership. To be eligible, you must have a minimum average of 80%. Further information and to apply please visit: http://www.nelson.com/scholarship/.