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 the Guidance Office), 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 at the bottom of the page for more information.
When the local bursaries become available, they will be listed first.
SAERC Outstanding Service Awards
Criteria: To Receive this Award
- The recipient must be a graduating student in good standing at the time of the award presentation.
- The award should focus on non-athletic activities in the school - either organized clubs, committees, groups or volunteer positions within the school.
- The recipient must demonstrate extraordinary commitment in extra-curricular, co-curricular, and/or volunteer activities within the school for grades 10-12.
- The recipient is a student that staff and students come to rely upon.
- Initiative must be evident.
- Academic excellence is not necessary, but working to potential, without discipline or attendance issues are important.
Students will apply using the proper form available at the office. All applications must be received prior to the selection meeting. Student’s applications requires administrative approval.
The award will be the SAERC Outstanding Service Award and will be presented at graduation.
2021 Application forms are available here.
Please have your application submitted to Mrs. Matheson by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deadline to Apply: Friday, June 11, 2021
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 43 Port Hawkesbury, N.S. Bursary (2 X $500)
Please fill out the application form and email it directly, by the deadline, to: email@example.com
Application forms can be accessed in the Grad Classroom or by clicking here.
Deadline to Apply: Monday, May 31 by noon.
The Eastern Light Lodge #72 Bursary:
Attention students from Mulgrave, as you are eligible to apply for this $1500 bursary.
For more information, please access the application form which can be found in the Grad Classroom or by clicking here.
Completed Applications are to be delivered to Mr. Sean Reid Box 280, 34 England Ave, Mulgrave, N.S. B0E 2G0
OR emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2021
The Greg MacRae Memorial Bursary:
To Apply, fill out the application form and send it along with a cover letter addressing future educational plans, objectives, and an explanation of financial need directly to: email@example.com
Strong performance, significant participation and achievement in:
Student body organizations and associations
High school sports
Application forms are available on the Grad Google Classroom, or by clicking here.
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, by 9:00 am
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.
Students are to fill out the form and email it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. Forms are available in the SAERC Grad Classroom, or by clicking here.
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 by 9:00 am
Niki King Annual Memorial Bursary: $1000
Submission of resume with covering letter addressing future educational plans and objectives.
Selection Review Committee consisting of members of The Niki King Memorial Fund.
Current High School Graduate
Entrance into year post secondary school - college, university, technical studies.
Preference will be given to students who show strong performance, significant participation and achievement in:
Academics High School Sports
School Spirit Community Involvement
Completed applications are to be emailed directly to: email@example.com
Application forms are available here.
Submission Deadline: May 20, 2021, by 9:00 am
The Ed MacDonald Scholarship for Leadership & Innovation in Community Development
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.
Application forms are available in the Guidance Office or by clicking here.
Please submit your Application to Mrs. Matheson in Guidance by the deadline.
Deadline: Friday, May 28, 2021 by 9:00 am
The Inverness Local NSTU Bursary:
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.
Application forms are available in the Guidance Office or by clicking here.
Deadline:email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before May 10, 2021.
The Jennifer Butts Memorial Bursary:
Bursary Amount: $700
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. Applications can be picked up in the Guidance office or by clicking here.
Completed Applications are to be emailed directly to Susan Butts at: email@example.com by the deadline.
Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 14, 2021, by 9:00 am
The Port Hawkesbury Fire Department Scholarship:
This is to be awarded to the son/daughter of an active member of the Port Hawkesbury Fire Department. Forms are available in the Guidance office or by clicking here.
Please submit the completed form to Mrs. Matheson in the Guidance office by the deadline.
Deadline: Monday, May 10, 2021 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.
Forms are available in guidance or by clicking here.. Completed applications are to be emailed directly to
Shelmaryan@gmail.com by the deadline.
Deadline: Tuesday, May 18, 2021, by 9:00 am
The St. Joseph's Parish Port Hawkesbury Bursary:
Please sign up in the Guidance Office by April 30, 2021 if you are a member of St. Joseph's Parish (Port Hawkesbury) to be eligible for this bursary.
Deadline to sign up: April 30, 2021
The Luke MacDonald Memorial Bursaries:
Application Process: Submission of resume with covering letter outlining future educational plans and goals.
Selection Process: By Robert & Angela Mac Donald (Luke's Parents) and or the "Selection Review Committee of Bursaries" for SAERC.
Submission: Please pass completed application into the Guidance office by Friday, May 14, 2021
Application Forms are available in the Guidance office or by clicking here.
The Devon Gilbert Memorial Bursary 2021:
Students applying for this bursary must be continuing on to a trade school, training or program, and have completed the O2 program at SAERC. Part of the application is a short essay of 200 words outlining future plans and goals.
Application forms can be picked up in the Guidance office, in Mr. Hawley's room, or by clicking here.
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Completed applications are due to Mrs. Matheson by this date.
The Ford and Bea Smith Memorial Scholarship 2021:
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.
To apply, fill out the Application form (available in the Guidance office or by clicking here) and include it, as well as your resume, and an explanation of financial need.
Please include all 3 parts; drop off a hard copy of your application to Guidance by the deadline. Your transcript will be included by Mrs. Matheson to complete your application.
Deadline to Apply: Monday, May 3, 2021, by 9:00 am
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
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:
- under the age of 25 years old; and
- 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:
- Applications must be submitted no later than June 1, 2021.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method) or by mail to PSAANS Bursary, 3 Spectacle Lake Dr., Suite 395, Dartmouth, NS, B3B 1W8.
Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada Scholarship:
Every year, Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada offers a number of $1,000 scholarships to post-secondary students across Atlantic Canada. Having strong financial literacy skills is crucial to future financial freedom, and this scholarship aims to provide students with the tools to minimize their post-secondary debt and to use credit wisely.
Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada scholarships are open to residents of Atlantic Canada (regardless of age) who will be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program in the upcoming academic year. Applications are accepted in both English and French. Scholarship recipients will be required to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment.
The 2021 scholarship is now open. Download the application form.
The scholarship closes on April 30, 2021.
A. Alcorn Munro Post Secondary Entrance Scholarship
A. Alcorn Munro founded AA Munro Insurance in 1944. A high school graduate in Mabou, Alcorn then took a degree at Mount Allison and studied pre-med at Dalhousie for a time before he decided to go into business. Among eight siblings, Alcorn was the only one who had the opportunity to pursue higher education.
Amount & Requirements
The scholarship is worth $1500, and any high school student in the Maritimes is eligible. It is awarded in Alcorn’s name to help young people with potential to realize it. The scholarship committee looks for students who engage with others as volunteers, who are well organized, and who have a good academic status.
It can be applied to any accredited post secondary education program at least two years in duration, anywhere in the world.
Please click here to apply and for more information.
Applications are due at the end of April each year.
2021 Acadia University and Techsploration Science Award
Techsploration gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Acadia University in providing a $1000 scholarship to young women pursuing a Science Degree.
Who is eligible to apply?
1) All Techsplorer Alumnae are eligible to apply.
2) All female Grade 12 graduates of techsploration schools (SAERC is one) 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.
What are the criteria?
Scholarship applications will be evaluated on the basis of academic performance and a written essay. You must achieve a minimum 80% average upon high school graduation.
How do you apply?
Students must complete the attached application form and include a one-page essay. The essay should include, but not be limited to the following information:
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 helped with the Techsploration program cannot be used.
What is the value?
The scholarship is valued at $1000. The award will be applied directly to a student’s tuition in two installments, the first in September and the second in January.
Please visit the Acadia University website for other scholarship opportunities: http://financialaid.acadiau.ca/future-students.html
When is the deadline?
Applications must be received by the Scholarship Committee by April 15th, 2021.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only successful candidates will be notified.
Contact: Please contact Margaret Davidson at email@example.com should you have any questions regarding the application process.
Note: This award is not transferable.
Applications can also be mailed to:
Unit 5A-800A Windmill Rd.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
2021 Engineers Nova Scotia Techsploration Engineering Scholarship
A scholarship has been created by Engineers Nova Scotia to be provided to a young woman pursuing an Engineering Degree (B.Eng. or B.A.Sc.) in Canada. Preference will be given to Techsploration alumnae and students graduating from a high school with the Techsploration program in Nova Scotia and attending a Nova Scotia-based University.
• The scholarship has been funded by Engineers Nova Scotia.
• One non-renewable scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually.
• Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year.
• The total amount of the scholarship will be paid in full to the student recipient. Engineers Nova Scotia will undertake the administration and stewardship of the funds.
The recipients must meet the following criteria:
• Must self-identify as a woman.
• Must be registered in an Engineering program (B.Eng. or B.A.Sc.) in Canada (preference for those attending a Nova Scotia-based university).
• Demonstrated commitment to creating a better world through support of their local or global community.
• Preference will be given to Techsploration Alumnae and graduates of Techsploration High Schools in Nova Scotia.
Applicants must write a one-page essay and attach it to her/their application. The essay should include, but is not limited to the following:
1. Describe the impact that Techsploration (role models, the overall experience, etc.) has had on you and the potential area of study you hope to pursue.
2. Describe any community, volunteer, leadership or employment activities in which you might be involved.
3. Describe what made you choose the engineering program for which you have been accepted and in what area of study you might have an interest and why.
Applicants must also submit
• A letter from the Registrar confirming your enrolment in an engineering program (B.Eng. or B.A.Sc. eligible)
• 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 Engineers Nova Scotia Techsploration Engineering Scholarship. Endorsements from a parent/guardian or a teacher who has been a school team teacher for the Techsploration program cannot be used.
Contact: Please contact Margaret Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions regarding the application process.
The Knights of Columbus Simon J. Khattar Scholarship 2021
QUALIFICATIONS AND REGULATIONS
1. Scholarships are open to applicants who are practicing Catholics of good moral character, who are residents of Nova Scotia, who have completed
Nova Scotia Grade XII or attending first year University, College, or Community College beyond the secondary level and who are in need of financial assistance.
2. Other things being equal, preference will be given to members of the Knights of Columbus in good standing, their sons, their daughters, brothers,
sisters, wives and grandchildren. This preference will also extend to applicants so related to deceased members who were in good standing at the time of death.
3. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and on high academic standing. The Committee, at its own discretion, may require an examination for any and all applicants.
4. Scholarships are tenable at any legally recognized and State Council approved University, College, or Community College beyond the secondary level.
5. Non renewable scholarships are awarded annually valued at $1,000 each to successful applicants undertaking undergraduate studies at a post secondary educational institution.
6. Scholarship payments are mailed out by the end of January each year. Cheques are made out jointly to the recipients and the University/College concerned.
More information and application forms are available in the Guidance office or by clicking here.
Deadline: Friday, March 12, 2021 by 9:00 am. Completed applications are to be passed in to Mrs. Matheson in Guidance.
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
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
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
The Agriculture On-Farm Student Bursary program aims to:
- help address the labour gap for primary agriculture producers in Nova Scotia; and
- introduce agriculture to students as a viable career option
An eligible applicant is a student that:
- is a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada;
- is a resident of Nova Scotia;
- is enrolled in a post-secondary institution in September (of the program year); and
- is employed by a Nova Scotia registered farm guaranteeing a
minimum work term of 250 to 500 hours between May 1st to the end of the
1st week in September..
For more information, visit:
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
Dr. John B Stewart University Scholarships 2021
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 in Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond, Victoria and Cape Breton counties in Nova Scotia and be a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. Applicants must be accepted into a full time undergraduate degree program at an accredited university in Canada, and must demonstrate financial need. Also, applicants should demonstrate some indication of leadership qualities in their communities.
For more information and to apply, visit their website at: https://nnsf.ca/.
Deadline to Apply: March 31, 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
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 email@example.com by the deadline below.
Deadline: May 9, 2021
N.S. COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARY DATES
Deadlines to apply for Nova Scotia college/university entrance scholarships and bursaries is in March of 2021. Graduating students should be consulting the applicable sites listed below.
Attention grade 12’s planning to attend St. FXU:
One student per high school may be nominated for the prestigious St. FXU Phillip J. Oland and McCarthy Scholarships.
Criteria: Must have a minimum overall average of 90% or higher, and demonstrated leadership in school, creative or community activities.
Each scholarship is valued at $24,000 and is awarded in equal amounts of $6,000 annually.
To be considered, please submit a cover letter and current resume, detailing examples of demonstrated leadership and extracurricular activities.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, by 9:00 am to Mrs. Matheson in the Guidance office. A transcript will be added to your cover letter/resume.
The Loran Scholarship
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.
SAERC can sponsor up to three students for this award. If you would like to be considered for sponsorship, please submit a current resume with cover letter, outlining why you would be a worthy candidate for the Loran Scholarship to Mrs. Matheson in the Guidance office no later than 9:00 am on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
If you are eligible to be sponsored by SAERC, you will be informed no later that Thursday, October 8, 2020, which will still give you a week to submit your application on-line (October 15).
Anyone can apply, without being sponsored. The deadline for direct pool applications is October 22.
Please research what this award entails and the expectations before you apply. You should make reference to these details in your cover letter.
For further information and to apply please visit: http://www.loranscholar.ca/
Deadline: October 15, 2020 (for sponsored applications), October 22nd, 2020 (for direct pool applications)
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/
Deadline: October 26th, 2020
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
TD Scholarships are open to students across Canada who:
Have demonstrated community leadership
Are in the final year of high school (outside Quebec) or CEGEP (in Quebec)
Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year
For more information and to apply, click here.
Deadline: November13, 2020
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. Please visit their website here to find out more information and see if you are a suitable candidate. If you wish to be considered, submit a resume and cover letter to Mrs. Matheson by 9:00 am on Monday, January 18, outlining why you wish to be nominated for this scholarship. The successful applicant will then be notified and sent an electronic link to continue with the application.
Deadline: Monday, January 18, 9:00 am (Resume and Cover letter submitted to Mrs. Matheson in Guidance)
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
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:
a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident Status
a permanent resident of Nova Scotia
enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in September of the program year and
employed by a licensed Nova Scotia aquaculture operator, seafood buyer or seafood processor guaranteeing a minimum work term of 250-500 hours between 1 April and 31 December.
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.
Bursaries are additional to wages paid by the employer.
Read the program guidelines for detailed eligibility information.
Deadline or important dates
Program Opening: 1 September 2020
Application Deadline: 31 January 2021
Activity Period:1 April 2020 – 31 December 2020
How to Apply
To apply for the bursary, complete the application and submit to the Programs and Business Risk Management office. Visit their website:
You need to provide a proof of enrollment in school (including your student ID number) and your Record of Employment from a licensed Nova Scotia aquaculture operator, seafood buyer or seafood processor.
NOVA SCOTIA STUDENT ASSISTANCE (Student Loans)
The application for Nova Scotia Student Assistance goes live in May of each year
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.
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