Attention Grade 12 Students & Parents: Please check under the links below for Scholarship/Bursary Opportunities
The SAERC Outstanding Service Award Applications are now available for grade 12 students.
The SAERC Outstanding Service Award is a prestigious award presented to deserving graduates who demonstrated extraordinary commitment and initiative in extra-curricular, co-curricular and/or volunteer activities during their high school years.
Please click here for more information and to access the Application form.
Completed Applications are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 15, 2020.
Attention Grade 10 & 11 students:
If you are interested in becoming a NSISP Ambassador, applications are now open. Please click here for the form.
Completed applications can be emailed to: email@example.com
Deadline: June 12, 2020
For SAERC Students and Staff:
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Attention Grade 9 Students and Parents: The deadline to apply is May 8, 2020. To access the application form, click here. For more information, click here for the brochure.
Guidance Counsellor: Carleen Matheson
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* NEW Post Secondary Resource for Graduates Transitions, a beneficial guide that helps students to make the most of their time in university and college.
Scholarship/Bursary Opportunities for Grade 12 Students:
~ 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.
Please note that students are to sign up for transcripts in the Guidance Office.
* Former graduates must go through the SRCE Office to request transcripts
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:
Nova Scotia's leading source for finding scholarship money:
( NEW ) Community Foundation Of Nova Scotia ( Various Scholarships and Bursaries)
(NEW) Canada's free scholarship matching services for financial assistance:
Canada's scholarship website for scholarships, bursaries and grants. Also has information about student loans, applications, and budget planning.
For grant, scholarship and bursary funding, as well as employment and internship opportunities, news and information pertaining to students.
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
Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)
Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Page:
Scholarship Information and Applications:
The Ed MacDonald Scholarship For Leadership & Innovation in Community Development ($200.00) This scholarship will be awarded to a student from District 6, Inverness County, which includes communities of Port Hastings & Area, Pleasant Hill, Queensville, Princeville, Glendale, West Bay Road & Area, Askilton, Glenora, Sugar Camp, Mackdale, Lexington, Creignish Rear, MacIntyre Mountain, Riverside, West Bay, Lime Hill, Marble Mountain, Malagawatch, Troy, Long Point & Area, Creignish & Area, Judique & Area. Student must demonstrate: Initiative to advocate for sustainable communities (e.g. improving infrastructures, services, people support, resources, etc.) Respect & Courtesy for others Creative ideas and actions to advance supportive community environments which embrace differences and recognize the needs of people in the community Leadership for working with others to develop improved community living Plans are organized for continued personal learning
To Apply, please submit a short writing piece (no more than 250 words) addressing the criteria above and why you would be a worthy candidate for this award.
Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, June 3, 2020
The Niki King Memorial Bursary ($1000): Completed Applications are to be emailed directly to email@example.com by the deadline. For more information and to access the application form, click here. Deadline to Apply: June 2, 2020, by 9:00 am
The Riverdale Community Services Society Bursary: Value: $500 (subject to change depending on the number of qualified applicants)
MINIMUM CRITERIA: Must be a resident of Richmond County. Must be graduating from RECA or SAERC in Spring 2020. Must be actively volunteering. Must be enrolled and attending a recognized post secondary institution in the Fall of 2020. For more information and to access the application form, click here. Completed applications are to be emailed directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. Application Deadline: May 29, 2020
The Inverness Local of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union Scholarship The Inverness Local of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union may award, annually a scholarship valued between $250 to $500 to eligible
students pursuing post-secondary studies. To be eligible for consideration of an award, the candidate must be in his/her graduating
year of high school and a dependent of an NSTU member of the Inverness Local as specified in Category B on the application form.
Deadline to Apply: Monday, June 1, 2020 The Greg MacRae Memorial Bursary ($500) Qualification: Strong performance, significant participation and achievement in: Academic excellence Student body organizations and associations High school sports Volunteering Qualification Requirements: Grade 12 Academic High School Graduation Entrance into 1st year post secondary school (college, university, technical studies). Applications are to be emailed directly to Tanya England by the deadline: Tanya.England@srce.ca For more information and to access the application forms, click here. Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, by 9:00 am
The Eastern Light Lodge #72 Nova Scotia Freemasons Bursary - $1500
This bursary is available to a former student of Mulgrave Education Centre who is graduating in June, 2020.
Applications are to be delivered directly to Mr. Sean Reid (via email or mail) so they are in his possession by the deadline.
For more information and to apply, click here.
Deadline to Apply: June 10, 2020
The Jennifer Butts Memorial Bursaries: Please note: there are 2 bursaries. When applying, be clear by stating which one you are applying for: either “The University Bursary” or “The Post Secondary Bursary”. Details for each are below. For the University bursary, you will need to include a transcript – just email Mrs. Matheson at email@example.com asking for one, and you will be emailed one that you can attach to your application.
University Bursary ($1000)
Criteria : Students who are pursuing a post secondary university degree in the field of science with special consideration given to applicants entering the health care field. Demonstrated leadership in school and community and participated in sports while maintaining a very good academic standing. Has demonstrated compassion to fellow students. Completed applications must include a cover letter highlighting their future plans, resume and transcript. Post Secondary Bursary ($500) Criteria: Student who is entering a university or college program whose life has been affected by cancer. Student has taken the initiative and participated in activities and events dedicated to raising awareness and finding a cure for cancer. Completed applications must include a resume and a submission of an essay on the topic, Cancer and My Family. Completed Applications are to be emailed directly to Susan Butts at: firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. For more information and to access the application form, click here. Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, by 9:00 am
The Solomon Lodge No 46 Scholarship THIS IS A SCHOLARSHIP OF $750.00 TO BE AWARDED TO A STUDENT SHOWING NEED, OVERALL ACHIEVEMENT IN STUDIES, EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND SHOWING HIGH MORAL CHARACTER. For more information, and to access the application form, click here. Completed application forms are to be emailed directly to: email@example.com by the deadline. Deadline: Thursday, May 21, 2020 by 9:00 am
The Kristen Ryan Memorial Bursary ($500): Criteria: Female member of the volleyball, softball, or track teams that has shown leadership and a passion for her sport. Must be attending a post-secondary institution next year. Application forms are to be filled out and emailed to Shelmaryan@gmail.com by the deadline. More information and application forms can be found here. Deadline: Monday, May 25, 2020, by 9:00 am
The Luke MacDonald Memorial Bursaries: ($500 each) To apply, submit your resume with a covering letter outlining future educational plans and goals. Applications are to be emailed directly to Bobby MacDonald. Please see the application form for more details; forms can be accessed by clicking here. Deadline to apply: Monday, June 1, 2020, by 9:00 am
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 Port Hawkesbury Bursaries (2 x $500) These bursaries are available to children or grandchildren of ex-service personnel. To apply, fill out the application form and submit it directly to Rod Corbett by the deadline. All information is on the application form, which can be found here. Deadline: Thursday, May 21, 2020, at noon The Port Hawkesbury Fire Department Scholarship A scholarship in the amount of $500 for three years totaling $1500. This scholarship is to be awarded to the son/daughter of an active member of the Port Hawkesbury Fire Department. This scholarship will be awarded to a grade 12 student who continues their education at a post-secondary institution. Deadline: Tuesday, May 12, 2020, by 9:00 am
The Ford and Bea Smith Memorial Scholarship All grade 12 students who meet the criteria for acceptance into a recognized post-secondary institution and who are able to give an explanation of their financial need circumstances are eligible to apply. Up to $20 000 from the Ford and Bea Scholarship Fund will be dispersed among or up to five SAERC students who have been accepted at a credited university or college. Application forms are available here Complete applications must contain: The application form Resume Explanation of financial need
Please include all 3 parts in ONE document and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. Your transcript will be included by Mrs. Matheson to complete your application. Deadline: Thursday, May 14, 2020, by 9:00 am
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.
For a link to many Atlantic Post-Secondary Websites, click Here
Techsploration Scholarship ($1000)
Criteria: 1) All Techsplorer Alumnae and guest Alumnae are eligible to apply.
2) All female Grade 12 graduates of Techsploration schools or guest schools in Nova Scotia are eligible to apply.
3) Applicants must be accepted into Acadia University’s Faculty of Pure and Applied Science as a full-time student
Here’s the link to the online form
Applicants can also send their packages directly to Margaret.email@example.com . What do you need to include in the package? Essay (which would include the following) 1. Describe the impact that Techsploration has had on you and/or your school.
2. Describe what made you choose the Acadia University program for which you have been accepted.
3. Describe any community, leadership, volunteer or employment activities in which you might be involved.
Applicants must also submit:
• A transcript of your academic record
• A letter of reference (preferably from an employer, volunteer organization, or a community member/leader) to briefly state the applicant’s merits to receive the Acadia University and Techsploration Science Award. Endorsements from a parent/guardian or a teacher who has been a school team teacher for the Techsploration program cannot be used.
Deadline: May 30, 2020
Fisheries and Aquaculture Student Bursary Program:
The Fisheries and Aquaculture Student Bursary Program aims to help Nova Scotia fill the labour gap for aquaculture, seafood buying and seafood processing facilities. The program also introduces students to aquaculture and the seafood sector as viable career options. To apply for the bursary, students must be: Students who work at least 250 hours between April and December can qualify for a $500 bursary. Students who work at least 500 hours can qualify for a $1000 bursary. For more information and to apply, bisit their website: https://novascotia.ca/programs/Student-Bursary-Program/ Deadline: January 31,2021
The Fisheries and Aquaculture Student Bursary Program aims to help Nova Scotia fill the labour gap for aquaculture, seafood buying and seafood processing facilities. The program also introduces students to aquaculture and the seafood sector as viable career options.
To apply for the bursary, students must be:
Students who work at least 250 hours between April and December can qualify for a $500 bursary. Students who work at least 500 hours can qualify for a $1000 bursary. For more information and to apply, bisit their website: https://novascotia.ca/programs/Student-Bursary-Program/
Deadline: January 31,2021
The Jordan Boyd Leadership Award & Scholarship This scholarship has been established to recognize individuals in amateur hockey, in the form a series of scholarships, who have demonstrated a passion for sportsmanship, learning, leadership and community. These qualities reflect those found in Jordan. The Award & Scholarship was established in 2013 shortly after Jordan’s passing. Since that time 23 student athletes across Nova Scotia have received Jordan Boyd Leadership Award & Scholarships – totaling $46,000. Awards are paid directly to the post secondary institution upon proof of successful completion of the first semester. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Registered during current playing season,or last season prior to playing Junior or Preparatory School Hockey, with Hockey Nova Scotia or NSSAF (hockey) as a member in good standing as either a player or on-ice official. Must graduate from high school same year the award is presented. Must commence post secondary studies at a Canadian University or Community College in the same year the award is presented or the first year after Junior eligibility if playing Jr Hockey. Must be committed to the principle of fair play and sportsmanship. Applicant must write a short essay explaining why they are deserving and how they have met the criteria. For more information and to apply, visit the Jordan Boyd Foundation website: http://www.jordanboyd.ca/ Deadline: April 24, 2020
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. Deadline: March 29th, 2020
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. Deadline: March 29th, 2020
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. Deadline: March 29th , 2020
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. Deadline: March 29th, 2020
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. Deadline: April 26th, 2020 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/how-to-apply/ Deadline: March 30th, 2019 Deadline: March 31st, 2020 (5pm) John Abbass Scholarship: The John Abbass Scholarship Fund was established in the memory of John Abbass Sr. by CAFE Nova Scotia and is administered by the Family Enterprise Foundation. This $3000 Scholarship is awarded to children / grandchildren / nieces / nephews etc. of CAFE Nova Scotia members or family business owners in Nova Scotia and helps to promote post secondary business education pursuits. Applications are reviewed by the John Abbass Scholarship Committee with the award disbursed by the Family Enterprise Foundation to the winning candidate’s post secondary educational institution.Candidates must be a resident of Nova Scotia (may be attending an post secondary institution outside of Nova Scotia)
Candidates must be a resident of Nova Scotia (may be attending a post-secondary institution outside of Nova Scotia). Candidates must be in the process of taking their first post-secondary educational pursuit. Candidates degree should have a business focus or be related to their family business. Candidates must have achieved a grade point average of 80%. Candidates will preferably have a family business background, interest in becoming involved in their family business or pursing their own business interests. Candidates must be applying for the first time – only one submission per applicant permitted. For further information, including the application, please visit:https://familybusinessatlantic.ca/john-abbass-sr-memorial-scholarship/ Deadline:: March 31st, 2020 PAANS Scholarship for Students with Disabilities: Six scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00, five in the amount of $2,000.00, four in the amount of $1000.00 are anticipated to be available for the academic year beginning September 2020. To be considered, scholarship applicants must: Be a person with a permanent disability. 'Permanent Disability' means a limitation that restricts the ability of a person to perform the activities necessary to participate in educational activities or in the labour force within the range considered normal. This limitation is expected to remain with the person for life. Be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia Be entering or continuing studies, at the undergraduate level, in a Canadian post-secondary institution that is recognized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada Not be involved in the selection process or be a close family member of any scholarship selection committee member. The applications of candidates meeting the above considerations will be forwarded to the selection committee. Applications are evaluated on a number of factors including: Community involvement Extra-curricular activities Approach to overcoming barriers Academic performance Educational goals and direction For further information, including application forms, please click HERE Deadline: April 3rd, 2020 The Friends of Sable Island Society $1000 (CDN) Scholarship is open to any grade 12 student in the Nova Scotia school system. Monies must be applied to a post-secondary educational institution in 2020. Funds will be paid to the post-secondary institution on the student’s behalf. You are a journalist covering a “Breaking News” story about Sable Island. You can base your piece on a real event in any time period. Creativity is key. 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, conservation, military. Go to www.sableislandfriends.ca for more inspiration. The winning submission will be featured on our website. All submissions remain the intellectual property of the students. Submissions are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30th, 2020. 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 email@example.com 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 music or other people’s images must be obtained and submitted with the application. Videos must be in one of the following formats: .MOV; .MPEG4; .AVI; .WMV. Pictures of artwork, photographs, or posters must be in high definition .JPG, .PNG or .PDF format. Document must be saved in .PDF For further information and scholarship application forms please visit:http://sableislandfriends.ca/ Deadline: April 30th, 2020 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. 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. SAERC can only nominate ONE student for the University Scholarship. If you wish to be considered, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining why you would be a good candidate for this scholarship to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 am on May 1, 2020. Please review the requirements for this bursary carefully. Deadline ( For Both): June 1st, 2020
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.
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
- Necessary equipment or books etc,
For further information, including the application, please click HERE
Nova Scotia Talent Trust: a registered charity that provides scholarships to Nova Scotians that are studying in the arts. Their annual scholarships include theatre, film/new media, literary arts, dance, music, voice, circus arts, visual arts, and design. They support young artists from the start with scholarships for private studies, summer camps (dance intensives, music, visual arts...) and studies at University and NSCC. Deadlines: March 1 at 5:00 p.m. AST (Atlantic Standard Time) for Spring/Summer study May 1 - August 31, 2020. May 1 at 5:00 p.m. ADST (Atlantic Daylight Saving Time) for Fall/Winter study September 1 - December 31, 2020 and/or January 1 - April 30, 2021. More information can be found on their website at:
New Canadian Education Award: Community Foundation of Nova Scotia (CFNS) is pleased to announce the creation of a new award that helps to provide access to training, education, or accreditation for those looking to start their post-secondary journeys or with established careers in other countries. This fund is for new immigrants and their children. The New Canadian Education Award was established by Marta Mihoff and her husband, Derek Broughton, in honour of Marta's grandfather, Leo Mihoff, who immigrated to Canada from Bulgaria around 1920. It was important to Leo that his eldest child, a daughter, go to university, and told her the only thing which cannot be taken from you is education. Applicants will need the following: Proof of immigration - yours or your parent(s) Two reference letters Proof of enrollment at a post-secondary institution or in an accreditation program An explanation of why you are eligible for this award A story about an experience in your life that was important to you An explanation of financial need A clearly-defined learning plan Deadline for applications is April 30th, 2020. The Royal Canadian Legion Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command Scholarships and Bursaries
The following website for NS Nunavut Command gives the applications for bursaries/ scholarships for all NS students. New Deadline: May 15, 2020. 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. 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 (includes ceramics, computer-generated art, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture) Award for Excellence in Performing Arts (includes performance art forms such as circus, dance, improv, music, spoken word and theatre) Award for Excellence in Digital Multimedia (includes digital multimedia such as animation, video and intermedia) 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. In addition, up to 15 students will be selected as finalists and will each receive $100 A celebration event honouring the winners and finalists will be held in Halifax on Thursday, June 11. Details to follow. Apply here: https://novascotia.ca/creativeaward/
Deadline: April 24, 2020
National Union of Public and General Employees
- Offering 6 scholarships of $2500 each to students who plan to enter the 1st year of a public post-secondary educational institution full time in 2020-2021 and who are children/grandchildren or foster children/grandchildren of a National union member or retiree.
- For more information and application forms please see your Guidance Teacher or visit their website: https://nupge.ca/content/national-unions-scholarship-program-2020
- Deadline: Monday, July 6th, 2020
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 29, 2020
- Post-Secondary Scholarship of $2500 Deadline: July 31, 2020
- Community College/Trade School Award of $1800 Deadline is July 31, 2020
- Performing Arts Award of $1000 Deadline: July 31, 2020
- More detailed criteria can be found at www.ednet.ns.ca/acs/
- Contact your Guidance Teacher for application forms
Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture is offering a new scholarship to graduating students from a Canadian high school and are attending a post-secondary program (diploma or degree). The $4000 award will be provided to six Canadian students. To enter, students must record a 2-4 minute video describing their vision for the future of agriculture and submit it through the G3 Beyond website. Deadline: April 1, 2020 For more information: http://www.g3growbeyond.org