Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarship/Bursary Opportunities for Grade 12 Students:



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. Please scroll down to bottom of page.




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:



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.



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 Friday, January 14, 2022, 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: Friday, January 14, 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
  • Workshops
  • Certificates
  • Necessary equipment or books etc,

For further information, including the application, please click HERE