Scholarships and Bursaries

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 below for more information.

When the local bursaries become available, they will be listed first. Please scroll down to bottom of page.


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:

http://www.studentloans.ednet.ns.ca/


Nova Scotia's leading source for finding scholarship money:

www.studentscholarships.org


(NEW) Canada's free scholarship matching services for financial assistance:

ScholarTree.ca


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

http://scholarshipscanada.com/


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


 

Local Scholarships/Bursaries

 

 

East Coast Credit Union 2022 Bursary Application: This year ten bursaries valued at $1,000 each will be awarded to students. Nine for members or children/grandchildren of members and one for a child or grandchild of staff or board members. To be eligible, the applicant must:

1. Be a member or the child or grandchild of a member of East Coast Credit Union.

2. Be enrolled full-time for your first year at an accredited vocational program, college or university for the upcoming academic year.

3. Complete the application and submit it before the deadline on March 7th, 2022.

4. Be a Canadian citizen.

For further information and to apply please visit: https://forms.office.com/r/NVsPMJTY9e

Deadline: March 7th, 2022


The Knights of Columbus Simon J. Khattar Scholarship:

These scholarships are open to applicants who are practicing Catholics of good moral character, residents of Nova Scotia, and are graduating from high school.

Along with the completed application form, applicants must present at least one letter of reference, an official transcript, a letter from their parish priest and a letter outlining work experience related to Church, School & Community Activities.

Application Forms can be found here or picked up in the Guidance Office.

Deadline: Completed Application Package to be dropped off by 9:00 am Friday, March 11, 2022 to Mrs. Matheson.


La Bourse CPF de Port Hawkesbury

The Port Hawkesbury Chapter of CPF will be offering Bursaries to graduating students from SAERC who have been past participants of French Camp.

Application forms are available on the Grad Classroom, in the Guidance office, or here.

Completed applications are to be passed in (hard copy) to Mrs. Matheson in the Guidance Office by the Deadline.

Deadline: May 2, 2022.


The Freddie MacNeil Memorial Royals Tournament Scholarship 2022:

All applicants must have participated in the Strait Richmond Minor Hockey System at one time, be in good academic standing and be active in community volunteer work.

To apply, fill out the application form (available in the Guidance office or by clicking here) and email it to: freddiemacneilmemorial@gmail.com by the deadline.

Deadline: May 6, 2022


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.

Application forms need to be filled out and a hard copy submitted to Mrs. Matheson in the Guidance Office by the deadline.

Forms can be found in the Grad classroom, in the Guidance office or here.

Deadline: Monday, May 9, 2022, by 9:00 am


The Ford & Bea Smith Memorial Scholarship 2022:

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), include a resume and explanation of financial need, and drop off all 3 parts (hard copy) to Mrs. Matheson in Guidance by the deadline.

Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2022, by 9:00 am


The Luke MacDonald Memorial Bursaries:

Submit a resume with covering letter outlining future educational plans and goals to Mrs. Matheson by the deadline (hard copy).

Application forms can be found in the Grad Classroom, in the Guidance office or here.

Deadline: May 16, 2022


The Solomon Lodge No. 46 Scholarship is now available for students.

Application forms can be accessed on the Grad Google Classroom, in the Guidance office or here.

Hard copies of the completed application are due to Mrs. Matheson in Guidance by the deadline.

Deadline: May 18, 2022, by 9:00 am


The Inverness Local NSTU Bursary 2022

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 Section C of the Application Form.

Application Forms are available in the Grad Google Classroom, in the Guidance office, or here.

Completed applications are to be emailed directly to rllelievre@nstu.ca by the deadline

Deadline: May 20, 2022


The Niki King Memorial Bursary

Students will need to submit a resume with covering letter addressing future educational plans and objectives to Mrs. Matheson in Guidance by the deadline (hard copy).

Application forms are available in the Grad Google Classroom, in the Guidance office, or here.

Deadline: May 24, 2022, by 3:00 pm


The Devon Gilbert Memorial Bursary:

Students applying for this bursary must be continuing on to a trade school, training or program, and have completed the O2 Program at SAERC. He/She must submit a short essay (200 words or less) outlining future educational plans and goals.

Application forms are available on the Grad Google Classroom, in the Guidance Office or here.

Completed applications are due to Mrs. Matheson (hard copy) by the deadline.

Deadline: May 25, 2022


The Greg MacRae Memorial Bursary

Qualifications: academic excellence, student body organizations and associations, high school sports & volunteering.

Student must be entering into their first year of post secondary studies in September.

Application forms are available in the Grad Classroom, in the Guidance office or here.

Completed applications are to be emailed directly toTanya.England@srce.ca by the deadline.

Deadline: May 30, 2022, by 9:00 am


The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 43 Port Hawkesbury Bursary

Application Forms can be accessed on the Grad Google Classroom, in the Guidance office or here.

Completed application forms are to be emailed to: rod.corbett@hotmail.com by the deadline.

Deadline: May 30, 2022, by noon


The Mulgrave and Area Revitalization Association Bursary


Town of Mulgrave grads are welcome to submit an essay (min 250 words) answering the question; “What was the best part about growing up in Mulgrave?”

Please include your full name and address with the essay. Students must also submit proof of secondary education with their essay.

Please mail completed applications, by the deadline, to: Mulgrave and Area Revitalization Association PO Box 129 Mulgrave, NS B0E 2G0

Applications are available in the Grad Classroom, in the Guidance office or here.

Deadline: May 31, 2022


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.

 

Please submit your Application to Mrs. Matheson in Guidance by the deadline. Application forms are available in the Grad Google Classroom, in the guidance office or here.

 

Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 by 9:00 am


The Kristen Ryan Memorial Bursary:

This award is presented to a female student who has shown sportsmanship and team leadership in volleyball, softball, or track and field. Must be attending post-secondary next year.

Application forms and available on the Grad Google Classroom, in the Guidance office, or here.

A hard copy of the completed application is due to Mrs. Matheson by the deadline.

Deadline: June 2, 2022, by 9:00 am


St. Joseph's Parish CWL Bursary:

If you are a member of St. Joseph's Parish, sign up in Guidance to be eligible for this bursary by the deadline.

Deadline: June 3, 2022



The Eastern Light Lodge #72 Bursary:

This is a bursary in the amount of $1500 for a student from the Mulgrave Area graduating in June, 2022.

Application forms are available in the Guidance office, in the Grad Classroom, or here.

Deadline: June 10, 2022


The Grads of 2021 Gratitude Bursary: $400 x 2

Please apply by completing the application form, outlining what post-secondary Institution you will be attending in September, and how you have contributed to your local community.

Application forms are available in the Grad Classroom, in the Guidance Office or here.

Please submit to Mrs. Matheson by June 14, 2022.

 

 

Provincial/National Scholarships/Bursaries

 

 

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 grade 11 high school students 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 (minimum of 70% average). For Further information including application please visit: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/

Deadline:March 15th, 2022

 


 

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

Deadline: March 31, 2022


The Arnold G. Jones Bursary ( NSAR)$3000- The Arnold G. Jones Bursary is intended to recognize and assist students who have decided to continue their higher education. These students must have demonstrated a commitment to learning; a high standard of involvement in school, the community and/or volunteering; maturity and responsibility; initiative; and/or strength of character. Preference in awarding the bursary shall be given to graduating high school students. Previous recipients are not eligible for an additional bursary. Applicants who do not receive a bursary are encouraged to reapply the next year. Eligible applicants must be either children or grandchildren of members of the Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS®. This includes step-children, step-grandchildren, and children and grandchildren of common-law relationships. Assistance will be given in the form of a bursary.

For further information and to apply please click HERE

Deadline: April 14th, 2022

 


 

 

Nova Scotia Power Scholarship and Bursary Program is now open for applications. The program focuses on leadership, diversity, inclusion and innovation.

For more information and to apply, visit their website: https://www.nspower.ca/community/scholarships

Deadline: April 20, 2022


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.

SAERC CAN ONLY NOMINATE ONE STUDENT FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP. IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR NOMINATION, PLEASE SUBMIT A RESUME AND COVERING LETTER OUTLINING WHY YOU ARE A SOLID CANDIDATE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP TO MRS. MATHESON IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE BY 9:00 AM ON APRIL 25, 2022. The successful nominee will be notified shortly after so they can complete the application by the deadline of May 6, 2022.

Deadline: April 25, 2022 (to be nominated).


 

IODE Bursary: IODE is a national women’s charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals through education support, community service and citizenship programs. This bursary of $300 is awarded to a Nova Scotia High School male or female student who meets all the requirements of the application. Click HERE for the applictaion.

Applications can be mailed to: Shelley Reycraft P.O. Box 45 Middleton, NS B0S 1P0

Deadline: April 28th, 2022


Assumption Life Scholarships: In order to be eligible for a $1,500 scholarship, a student must have a grade point average of at least 70% for the last completed school year. He/she must be enrolled at a college or university as of September 2022 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 an electronic form by visiting our Web site at the following link: Assumption Life - For Individuals - Assumption Life (assomption.ca).

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2022


 

Honouring Mi’kmaw Roots Scholarship is now open for applications. This entrance scholarship is awarded to a Mi’kmaw student pursuing their first year of a B.Sc. in Agriculture at a Canadian university. The scholarship is set at $2500 but can be increased if there is financial need. The selected student will also have a paid summer job at the office in Bible Hill after completing their first year of studies, to help them gain valuable work experience and contacts in the industry. 

To apply visit: novascotia.ca/agri/programs-and-services/scholarships/hmr.asp

Deadline: April 30, 2022


Grow Where You're Planted Scholarship is now open for applications. This entrance scholarship is awarded to an African Nova Scotian student pursuing their first year of a B. Sc. in Agriculture at a Canadian university. The scholarship is set at $2500 but can be increased if there is financial need. The selected student will also have a paid summer job with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.

To apply, visit: https://novascotia.ca/agri/programs-and-services/scholarships/gwyp.asp

Deadline: April 30, 2022


 

Techsploration is thrilled to offer a number of scholarships and bursaries to provide financial support for Techsploration alumnae and young women in Nova Scotia who attend Techsploration schools. SAERC is a Techsploration school: even if you did not participate in the Techsploration Program, you are still eligible to apply for these.

Please click the links below for specific criteria and application forms, but generally speaking, they are designed for females or non-binary youth who will be studying sciences or engineering at university.

Below are the scholarship application forms.

2022 Acadia University and Techsploration Science Award

2022 Cape Breton University and Techsploration Science and Engineering Award

2022 Engineers Nova Scotia and Techsploration Award

2022 Saint Mary’s University and Techsploration Science and Engineering Award

Please contact Margaret Davidson at margaret.davidson@techsploration.ca should you have any questions regarding the application process.

Deadline: April 30, 2022


 

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program was established in 2002. This Program is supported by donations of the members of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA), the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association North Shore (CHHA-North Shore), the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL), and Doreen Laszlo (spouse of Dr. Charles Laszlo). Applicants are to review the eligibility criteria before applying to the CHHA Scholarship Program.

Please visit the application page to begin your scholarship application for the 2022 academic year.

Deadline: April 30, 2022


 

 

Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation Educational Bursary: Please see the following link for more information

 

link to application

 

Deadline: May 1, 2022.

 


Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship:

Divert NS is offering up to seven scholarships to students who have exemplified dedication to protecting our environment. There are seven scholarships: one $5,000 Provincial Scholarship, and six $2,500 Regional Scholarships to be won! 

Please visit their website for more information and how to apply: https://divertns.ca/champion-environment-scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2022


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 6th, 2022

 

 

The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia (CFNS) is pleased to introduce you to a series of scholarships and awards for students who will soon start their post-secondary journeys. Below we have highlighted just a few scholarships and awards available through the Foundation, and you may click here to view the whole list on the CFNS website:

 

Buddy Daye was not only the first Canadian Junior Lightweight Champion, but also a respected community member fighting for rights on behalf of African Nova Scotians. To remember him, this Fund was created for African Nova Scotians between the ages of 14 and 24 and continuing their studies in the upcoming academic year. Any individual, school, youth group, community group or sports organization may nominate someone for the award.

 

To honour Robert Burns’ legacy in New Scotland, this Fund was established for residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality who are in Grade 12 and planning on pursuing post-secondary educational studies in Atlantic Canada.

 

Mrs. Ethel Eagles, a registered nurse, created this Scholarship for those who are enrolled full-time in the Cape Breton University Nursing Program.

 

To ensure that local youth continue the Gaelic traditions, this Fund provides financial support to applicants who are Nova Scotians between the ages of 5 and 21 and keen to advance their skills in these Scottish Gaelic traditions: fiddle, pipes, piano/guitar accompaniment, language, storytelling, song, and dance.

 

All scholarships and awards are now open for application or nomination. Please visit the CFNS website to find out about more about these scholarship opportunities and the application deadline for each.

 


Every year, SolveYourDebts.com 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 our scholarship aims to provide students with the tools to minimize their post-secondary debt and to use credit wisely.

For more information and to apply, visit their webpage: https://www.solveyourdebts.com/english/scholarships/

Deadline: May 13, 2022


Reverend Melvin Findlay Award:

This award, in the amount of $250 will be awarded annually to a graduating high school student from Cape Breton who is preparing for post-secondary education. This award was established by the Island Community Justice Society Board to honour the memory of the late Reverend Findlay, who served on the Board for eight years.

Criteria: pursuing post-secondary education in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Theology, demonstrated commitment to his/her community outside of school, demonstrates academic excellence, and is in need of financial support.

Applicants must submit a  brief cover letter, application and resumé to Guidance by May 26th, 2022 to be considered.


Scholarship Program for African Nova Scotian Students

To be eligible for Scholarships/Awards under this program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • applicant must be a Black African Nova Scotian student with genealogical/ancestral connections to an historical African Nova Scotian/Black community; and/or
  • applicant must be a Black African Nova Scotian student; and
  • applicant must be a Canadian citizen whose parent(s) is/are of Black* African Descent;
  • applicants must be a resident of Nova Scotia;
  • applicants must have attended High School in Nova Scotia;
  • applicants must be enrolled full-time;
  • applicants must submit an application each year to be considered for any award/bursary

More information and application forms can be found here.

Deadlines vary according to which scholarship students are applying.

University Entrance - May 31, 2022

Post-Secondary - July 29, 2022

Community College - July 29, 2022

Performing Arts - July 29, 2022


Storwell Self Storage Foster Children Bursary -  Storwell 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.For further information and to apply please visit: http://www.storwell.com/bursary-application 

Deadline: September 1st, 2022


 

Allied Van Lines Canada Scholarships: Allied Van Lines Canada is a large moving company and is looking to provide a scholarship to four students who major in logistics, or a similar field. Each scholarship is $1,000 and is available to current students and to those who are enrolling in college.
More information including application forms can be found at:
https://www.alliedvanlines.ca/scholarship

 

Deadline:December 15th, 2022

 


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)

 


N.S. COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES


Deadlines to apply for Nova Scotia college/university entrance scholarships and bursaries is usually in March of each year.  

Graduating students should be consulting the applicable sites listed below.

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

https://www.cbu.ca/future-students/scholarships-bursaries/

https://www.stfx.ca/admissions/financing-your-education/scholarships

https://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters/funding_sources/scholarships/prospective_students.html

https://smu.ca/academics/scholarships/scholarships-entrance-awards.html

https://www.msvu.ca/en/home/programsdepartments/professionalstudies/businessadministration/ScholarshipsandAwards.aspx

https://www2.acadiau.ca/financial-aid/future-students.html

https://ukings.ca/admissions/finances/scholarships/undergraduate