Scholarships / Bursaries


                       Scholarships are ordered by deadline


General Scholarships





Selection Criteria

(open links/website)

Blyth Cambridge Scholarship

Full tuition, travel costs and living allowance for 3 years

Submit two months prior to the start of the academic year

Students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and the ability to excel at Cambridge University. Intellectual depth and personal integrity are key requirements and should be reflected in their grades and letters of recommendation.

Loran Award and Canadian Moorehead Scholarship


$3,000 up to $64,000


Sponsored applicants see Guidance first week of October

Academic average of 85% or higher. Candidates should be outstanding students who demonstrate character, promise of leadership, and strong commitment to service in the community. Two dues dates: sponsored applicants and direct pool applicants

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship program


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.

TD Canada Trust Scholarship


up to $ 70,000.00


Demonstrated outstanding community leadership in balance with good academic achievement.

Up to 20 scholarships awarded nationally

Diversity Bursary


Are you creative, innovative, connected? Are you embarking on a career in

communications, technology, design, video production, photography or marketing?

Do you belong to a diverse group? CNS is offering three, $1,000 bursaries to students from designated groups enrolled in a post-secondary education program. The bursaries will be awarded in the categories of

Images, Words and Ideas.

Burger King Scholars Program


Candidates will be evaluated on their academic achievements and records and participation in school and community activities. Students do not have to be employed at a Burger King restaurant to be eligible but there are additional scholarships for employees.

Schulich Leader Scholarships



Early January

resume and reference letters to the Guidance Office

to be considered for nomination

Schulich Leaders are selected by the universities. In order to become a Schulich Leader, one must be a Schulich Leader Nominee enrolling in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and MathematicsThe student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and possess at least two of the three following attributes:

- Exceptionally high academic grades

- Demonstrated leadership in school life and community life, or provided evidence of entrepreneurial talent (Schulich Leader Nominees must provide two written references with at least one academic)

- Financial need

Students wishing to be considered for nomination must submit their resume and two reference letters (at least one academic) to their Guidance Counsellor by early January



Terry Fox Humanitarian Award


up to $7,000 / year

Check website in Nov

Due February

Candidate should demonstrate the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship, courage in overcoming obstacles, involvement in voluntary humanitarian and community work, and participation in sport and fitness

Phillip W. Oland and J.P. McCarthy Scholarships - St FX


Mid February

to Guidance Office

For students with high scholastic standing and demonstrated leadership ability. Renewable for four years at $6,000 per year. *The school can only nominate one student in the top 1% - 2% of the grade 12 class. If you wish to be considered for nomination please submit your resume to your guidance counselor by deadline

The Zonta club of Halifax Scholarships


The Young Women in Public Affairs Award Program:

The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Program offers recognition and awards at district and international level for outstanding young women who are making a difference in their world through service. The winner will be awarded $1,000.

Co-Op Atlantic McEwen Scholarship


Applicant must be a Co-op Atlantic member or a dependant of a current Co-op Atlantic member or employee or a full-time or part-time employee.

Applicants are judged on their application including a formal written essay. They should be able to demonstrate knowledge of co-operative issues and/or organizations, have good academic performance and have demonstrated community/school involvement.

Leonard Foundation Scholarship


$1,000 - $1,500


Preference will be given to daughters or sons of ordained clergy, licensed elementary or secondary school teachers, Canadian military personnel, graduates of a Canadian Military College, members of the Engineering Institute of Canada and members of the Mining and Metallurgical Institute of Canada Successful applicants are expected to obtain employment during free time to help defray the costs of their education. In addition, they must participate regularly in athletic, fitness or military activities. Personal qualities showing a potential for leadership are also a requirement.

Application Form can be forwarded for consideration only through a Nominator. Select one nearest you and call for an appointment. This must be done before March 15. The earlier, the better but not before January

Knights of Columbus

  $1,000 scholarship


$500 bursary


Open to practicing Catholics of good moral character who are residents of Nova Scotia and are planning to attend University, Community College or Private College. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and on high academic standing. Applications must be delivered to Alvin Cameron Knights of Columbus Council#7077 29 Coles Road, Lr. Sackville, NS, B4C1T9 See Guidance for applications

Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, Inc. Scholarship

Several $1,000 scholarships available


Learning financial skills is crucial to future financial freedom.  Since 2004 Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, Inc. (CCSAC) has awarded $71,000 to students across Atlantic Canada.  With several $1,000 scholarships available annually, we continue to provide students with the tools to minimize their post-secondary debt and to use credit wisely

W.Garfield Weston Award



Open to students who are passionate about their field of study, curious, courageous and willing to try new things, caring about their family, neighborhood and community; and truly interested in becoming involved and making a difference in society. University and Skilled Trades scholarships

Dr. P Anthony Johnstone Scholarship




A graduate of a Nova Scotia high school in this academic year (not as a result of upgrading) planning to attend a Maritime Provinces university in the fall. Student must have a demonstrated interest in multiculturalism and human rights.

Applications available at

Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund for Indigenous Students


Seeking exemplary Indigenous high school leaders to apply for theTed Rogers Scholarship Fund (For Indigenous Students). This award is for students entering their first year in full time studies in a two-year college diploma program or a four-year undergraduate program at a Canadian accredited college or university. Applicants MUST have strong leadership skills and commitment to their school and community.

The application process and simple application can be found at

$2500 (renewable)

East Coast Credit Union


To be eligible for an East Coast Credit Union bursary, the applicant must:

1. Be a member or the child or grandchild of a member or employee/board 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

4. Be a Canadian citizen

Students will complete the application via Survey Monkey. Here is the direct link to our website page that hosts the bursary package:

 Nine bursaries at $1000 (for members of ECCU or their children/grandchildren); and one (for a child/grandchild of ECCU staff or board members)

Nova Scotia Power scholarships


Nova Scotia Power supports a number of scholarships at educational institutions province-wide for students in trades and degree programs. To learn more about the scholarships they offer view the link to the left.

Girl Guides of Canada


Scholarships are open to girl and adult members who are pursuing post-secondary education at a recognized college, university or trades program. Whether you're studying engineering, education, political science, or anything in between, there's a scholarship that's right for you!  Guiding involvement and participation are important criteria in the awarding of National Scholarships.

Scholarships are available for both full-time and part-time studies.

Bedford Players Scholarship



Bedford Players will present one $1000.00 scholarship to a student who will be attending a post-secondary theatre arts program.

Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship


The Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship will offer post-secondary grant(s) to former or present IWK patients, who are entering any year of post-secondary studies.

The required essay and reference letters will form the basis of adjudication of the award according to the following weighted criteria:

Minimum school average of 75 20%

Community involvement (both with IWK and beyond) 30%

How the scholarship will make a difference to them 25%

Why the IWK is special to them 20%

Hopes & dreams for the future 5%

Applications can be downloaded at

 $2500 (minimum)

Friends of Sable Island Society


The Friends of Sable Island Society offers a scholarship to promote learning and awareness about Canada’s 43rd National Park. The award is open to all grade 12 students in the NS school system entering a post secondary institution with an average of at least 75%. Information on submission requirements and relevant areas of interest, along with the application form can be found at




Royal Canadian Legion – Jack Moore and AIL Insurance Bursary









Awarded to N.S. students planning to attend a post-secondary institution on a full time basis. Bursaries are awarded on a point system that is based on financial need, with special consideration given to children of Veterans. See Guidance for application

Royal Canadian Legion – Elsie Jean Lambert Scholarship




Awarded to N.S. students planning to attend a post-secondary institution on a full time basis. Bursaries are awarded on a point system that is based on financial need, with special consideration given to children of Veterans.

Wales Scholarship




A disabled resident of Nova Scotia Starting post-secondary education in Nova Scotia (University, Community College or Private College)

PAANS - Partnership for Access Awareness of NS - Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Eleven of $1500
Three of $2000


To be considered, scholarship applicants must:
Be a person with a permanent disability. Applications are evaluated on a number of factors including: Community involvement, Extra-curricular activities, Approach to overcoming barriers, Academic performance, Educational goals and direction.
All required documentation must be received at the Partnership for Access Awareness - NS office (for address, see below) no later than 4:30 pm on the due date.

deGarthe Art Scholarship




deGarthe Art Scholarship
Eligibility: The applicant must be in the final year of high school and eligible for graduation. Also the applicant must have an intent to study art in a post-secondary setting. The applicant must submit 2 unframed original pieces of art work in oil and/or water color, or acrylic.

EnCana High School Scholarship


$10,000 ($2,500 renewable over four years)


For students entering university programs in engineering, geology or geophysics or a technical or trades program relative to the oil and gas industry. Must demonstrate solid academic performance, community involvement, and leadership.

The Jordan Boyd Leadership Award & Scholarship


The Jordan Boyd Leadership Award & 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 14 student athletes have received a Jordan Boyd Leadership Award & Scholarship.Awards are paid directly to the post secondary institution upon proof of successful completion of the first semester.


  • Registered during current playing season 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.




Nova Scotia Power Scholarship






We’re proud to support a number of scholarships at educational institutions province-wide for students in trades and degree programs. To learn more about the scholarships we offer, view any of the links to the left or click here to view current scholarship openings.

Michelin Female Technical Initiative Bursary Program

2 X  $2,500


Awarded to female students enrolling in eligible programs at NSCC. Applicants will submit an essay describing why they are interested in a career at Michelin. Selection is based on content of essay, academic ability, and character, demonstration of teamwork and leadership skills.

Black Educators Association Bursaries for African NS Learners



BEA Scholarship Book for High School (Download Now)

Black Educators Association Bursaries for African NS Learners
Eligibility Criteria (This is a one-time bursary)
• African Nova Scotian (Black) learner - At least one parent to be of African descent
• Resident of Nova Scotia
• Demonstrate financial need
• Continuing studies at Post-Secondary institution (i.e., university, college, trade, school,
• Studying toward first degree or diploma at Canadian post-secondary institution (including the Transition Year Program)

Swim Nova Scotia David Fry Memorial Fund


All competitive amateur swimmers registered with Swim Nova Scotia that are graduating high school will be eligible to submit applications; they must intend to further their education and continue to swim competitively with a Nova Scotia University program that is affiliated with the AUS.

Pengrowth Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Program


Awarded annually to students completing grade 12 at a Nova Scotia high school with the intent to pursue energy-related studies at university

The program also offers non-renewable $2,500 scholarships for first-year students accepted to eligible energy-related trades and technology programs at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

$2500 renewable over four years ($10,000 total)

Royal Canadian Legion Calais Branch 162 Sackville NS



Calais Branch 162 established 8 $1000 bursaries to assist 1st year deserving students to pursue career goals at recognized post secondary institutions in Canada. Applications are open to relatives or dependents of veterans, retired Military personal or those serving in the Armed Forces. Legion Calais 162 see guidance for apps

Nova Scotia IODE Bursary




Open to students planning to continue their education after high school. Application is to be accompanied by a transcript and a letter stating interests, future plans and financial status. Applicant and family must be in financial need

Applications available online

Encana Community Scholarship


This scholarship is available only to Grade 12 students who are planning on pursuing post secondary education in a Department/Faculty of Engineering or departments of Geology or Geophysics in Nova Scotia. Disbursed in payment of $2500per year for up to four years to a maximum of $10 000. Apply online click here

Post Secondary Tourism Scholarship


The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council is

proud to support initiatives that encourage individuals

to pursue and enhance their professional careers

within the Nova Scotia Tourism Industry.

Halifax County local NSTU Bursary


All Halifax County local members with children graduating high school are eligible to apply for a bursary from the Local.


To be considered students must write a max 400 word essay o explaining:

1) Why you would be an outstanding candidate for the Halifax County bursary.

2) How the bursary will enhance your post secondary learning experience.

Stepping Stone Bursary

(Black Cultural Society of N.S.)




Awarded to an African Nova Scotian student who is enrolling full time at NSCC. Must have demonstrated financial need, a consistently good academic standing, and have demonstrated involvement in the community through extra-curricular activities and/or community service.

EANS - Epilepsy Association of NS Scholarship and Bursary


EANS Memorial Scholarships and The James Russell Kline Memorial Bursary and the Jesse Payne Memorial Bursary.
The awards are available to young people who are under the care of a physician for the treatment of epilepsy, to assist with their post-secondary education at any recognized institution throughout the world.
Application forms can be obtained by calling the EANS office at 429-2633, looking on the website, [under Programs] or visiting the guidance office. There are different criteria for the scholarships and the bursaries. Potential applicants should consider these when deciding which award is appropriate for their particular situation.  If you have any questions please speak to me at the above number.

Four scholarships of $500

Karen Oxley Kennedy Memorial Vocal Scholarship


Kaye Dimock Pottie Scholarship


Chalmers Doane Scholarship


Open to graduating students going on to further full-time study in music beginning the next academic year immediately following their graduation from high school, Applications should include:
 Covering letter outlining details of proposed music study at university and a brief resume highlighting music participation in the schools you have attended, as well as any participation in All-City music programs and community music activities.
 A letter of recommendation from your high school music teacher(s) and proof of acceptance to a post-secondary music program.
Submit the above to Scholarship Committee, c/o  Sue Ellen Wilder, Halifax Schools' Music Centre, Room 310, Quinpool Education Centre, 6067 Quinpool Road, Halifax, NS, B3L 1A2

Monaanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program


Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarships are available to eligible students entering their first year of post-secondary education in agriculture at a recognized Canadian educational institution


B.Davis Scholarship
Award Value: $1,000




This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

Please visit our website at to read about us and to apply for our scholarship

N.S. Fruit Growers Assoc. Bursary



Open to students entering a post-secondary program in the field of tree fruit production or a related science program (biology, chemistry, food science, plant science, environmental science, business or agri-business.

Priority will be given to a child of a member of the NSFGA.

Criteria include academic achievement, participation in school and community activities, and interest in the tree fruit industry.

Canadian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce Scholarship


4x$1500 scholarships are offered to students who would like to continue their studies to University or College in Nova Scotia. These scholarships are open to any resident of Nova Scotia who has Canadian citizenship and is of Lebanese decent.

Click here for application

African Nova Scotian Students University Entrance Scholarships



Available to African Nova Scotian (Black) students who have successfully completed Grade 12 in the Nova Scotia school system within the current year

who have been accepted into, and will attend university in the academic year immediately following Grade 12.In Addition, applicants must: have obtained an average of 75% or higher in five Grade 12 academic courses including the compulsory course of English 12 and any four others from the Nova Scotia school system

CFIG Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers National Scholarship


CFIG will award a National Scholarship of $10,000 and Regional Scholarships of $2,000 in each of the High School and College/University categories. Scholarship applications are evaluated based on an essay submission that demonstrates the student’s understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities of the independent grocer in Canada, as well as academic and personal achievements.

Cobequid Cultural Society application


The CCS is offering a $1,000.00 bursary to a student from the Cobequid area of the Halifax Regional Municipality who will be attending a full-time, post-secondary program focusing on visual & performing arts.

Wal-Mart Canada Community Scholarship


The Walmart Canada Community Scholarship Program offers educational grants to graduating high school students who aspire to continue their education at the college or university level. A total of six awards will be given away, two per region: Eastern Canada (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I., and Quebec), Ontario and Western Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavut).

Angad Hundal Memorial Award



Age: 16-18 years at the time of application, High school. (Grade11 and 12)
Essay: Submit an essay describing candidate’s eligibility for the award. (Essay should describe the applicant’s understanding and vision of oneself, one’s immediate circle and family, siblings and close friends. It should describe one’s vision of society, area, town, province, country, the earth, world and complete existence. Cognitive development of a teenager will be considered in assessment. Having said that, there is no word limit and candidate can choose to write on any topic of their liking if they want. Uniqueness and originality will be valued. )References: Provide three letters of support from teachers, coaches or other individuals in position of authority, who personally know you for minimum 2 years. Candidates may be called in for personal, phone or Skype interview.

Champion of the Environment Scholarship


A Grade 12 student in Nova Scotia who has demonstrated a commitment to the environment through your school or community? Divert NS is offering $20,000 in scholarships to students who have exemplified leadership in protecting our environment.

It’s Your Future Scholarship Program

6 scholarships of $2000


TANS (The Information Technology Industry Alliance of NS)
Criteria: This scholarship is open to grade 12 students planning on post secondary education in technology and or information management. To apply you must have a conditional acceptance or acceptance to a computer or technology program as listed in the program brochure, write an essay explaining why you are a good candidate for this scholarship, and provide three letters of recommendation from a teacher, the principal, and or community leader.
Scholarship details and criteria are outlined in the brochure and on the
Students been conditionally accepted to a Nova Scotia university or NSCC IT program are encouraged to apply (
see list of eligible programs).  

If you have any questions or require extra posters or brochures, please contact Beth Girard, Nova Scotia Business Inc. at 902-424-5842 or  

Marion Sweet Memorial Bursary - Trappers Association of N.S.



Available to trappers, members of the Trappers Association, dependents of the Trappers Association or dependants of active trappers. Must be enrolled in an institute of higher learning. Requires candidate to write an essay on trapping and the use of fur in today's society.

For Information click here

AHEPA Scholarship



Provided by the Anglo-Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association to a student of Hellenic (Greek) heritage who is applying to attend university next year.  Must have a minimum average of 85%.

Applications in the guidance office or email Peter Delefes at .

YMCA Langille Scholarship




The YMCA Langille Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of a YMCA donor and supporter.  This is available for Y-involved youth (18 to 29 years) who demonstrate the need for assistance as they further their post-secondary education. 

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Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program



Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our annual scholarship program.
Application Process: Students will submit an essay on one of the two topics that appear on the scholarship page of our web site:
Full details are available on our site. If you have any questions, please direct them to

BigSun Scholarship



Big Sun Scholarship
We are proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  The successful applicant will be currently involved in athletics in some capacity, either for their school or for their community.
Please visit our website at to learn how to apply.

The Encana Native Council Opportunities Fund (ENCOF)


The Encana Native Council Opportunities Fund (ENCOF) at the Native Council of Nova Scotia.
ENCOF is a program for off reserve Mi'kmaq/Aboriginal Peoples living in the province of Nova Scotia. ENCOF is an initiative to encourage, promote and support the participation of Aboriginal Peoples in careers relevant or useful within the oil and gas industry.
ENCOF is able to provide funding for the following:
1) Tutoring for students who are struggling in courses needed for their post secondary education and applications are provided by ENCOF;
2) Tuition disbursement for technical school and could also include allowances for books, equipment and living allowances (applications are provided);
3) Tuition disbursement for technical school and could also include allowances for books, equipment and living allowances (applications are provided);
Information and applications available in the guidance office.
For addition information please contact:
Tracey Johnson, ENCOF Coordinator, Native Council of Nova Scotia
P.O. Box 1320, Truro, N.S. B2N 5N2
Tel: (902) 895-1523, Fax: (902) 895-0024,  , 

The National Union Scholarship program


Four awards of $1,500 given each year to children of NUPGE members

African United Baptist Assoc. Scholarship


Applicant must have been a resident of Nova Scotia for the past 5 years and a member / adherent of a Church within the African United Baptist Association of Nova Scotia.

St Paul's Home Award for Education and Training


Open to students who have resided in one of the Phoenix Residential Programs or who have accessed Phoenix Youth Programs.

African Nova Scotian Students Performing ArtsScholarship



Applicant must be an African Nova Scotian (Black) student applicant must be enrolled on a full-time basis in the first or second year of a recognized university degree program (i.e. Bachelor of Music) have a concentration in one of the performing arts genre, i.e. music, voice, dance, theatrical performances; have demonstrated qualities of performing arts through participation in student activities and community affairs

African Nova Scotian Students Comm. College


Applicant must be an African Nova Scotian (Black) student

applicants must be enrolled full-time in an approved Community College, Private Career College, or Trade School

AES Engineers Scholarship



Application Process - Students will submit an essay on one of the two topics that appear on the scholarship page of our web site

Communications Nova Scotia Diversity Bursary



Awarded to students from diverse backgrounds who are working towards careers in communications-related fields. This includes public relations, photography, audio visual arts, filmmaking, web-related careers, graphic design, etc.

For more information and applications please visit: