Bursaries and Scholarships

 

 

 

 

Graduates and Parents should continue to check this site for updated Scholarships and Bursaries

 

~ 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 below for more information.

 

Please also continue to check college and university websites for Scholarship and Bursary Information, some of which are listed below but not all.

 

 

"Fund Your Future" High School Challenge! Visit www.fundyourfuture.ca/highschool for more details

 

 

Nova Scotia Student Assistance (Student Loans): www.studentloans.ednet.ns.ca

 


Nova Scotia's leading source for finding scholarship money: www.studentscholarships.org/
 

 

Canada's free scholarship matching service for financial assistance: www.studentawards.com

 

 

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

 

For grant, scholarship and bursary funding, as well as employment and internship opportunities, news and information pertaining to students: www.academicinvest.com/

 

 


ALL SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES ARE LISTED IN THE FOLLOWING SOURCE ORDER:

Community, Post-Secondary, Provincial, and National

 

COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

 

 

 

 

POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

 

St. FX - CIBC Scholastic Award

Entrance Awards of up to $4000 will be granted.

Eligible students must demonstrate financial need and leadership achievements in community or school as reflected by extracurricular activities.

Two letters of reference must accompany the application package.

Applications can be picked up in guidance or by clicking here: http://saerc.srsb.ca/sites/default/files/2017%20Application%20for%20CIBC%20Scholastic%20Award.pdf

Completed applications are NOT to be passed in to Guidance, but are to be mailed directly to St. FXU. This information is on the application form.

Deadline: Completed applications are to be at St FX by June 23, 2017.

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NSCC SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES & AWARDS:

The NSCC Awards will eventually be available to students who will be attending a program in September 2017. There are various awards , including the NSCC Entrance Award for High School Students. Please go to this link to see all awards for first year students: http://www.nscc.ca/admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/student-awards/...

DEADLINE: Check Website

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PROVINCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

 

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The Kidney Foundation of Canada - Atlantic Canada Branch - Bursary Application:

 

The Program: The general purpose of the program is to assist kidney patients and their family members to further their education and/or training.

The total funds available are $2,000 annually. Four (4) awards of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) each may be awarded each year.

A bursary may be awarded to an individual a maximum of two (2) times.

No application may be made by a member of Kidney Foundation staff, Board Members, selection committee or immediate family of such members.

 

The Criteria: The bursaries will be awarded according to the criteria established and approved by the Atlantic Canada Branch.

Selection of bursary recipients will be on the basis of their academic achievement, leadership, financial need and professional goals.

Any kidney patient, the spouse of a kidney patient, or a dependent child of a kidney patient, may apply for a bursary. A kidney patient is defined as one on any mode of
dialysis, is transplanted or has been diagnosed with chronic renal disease.

The applicant must be a permanent resident of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador or Prince Edward Island.

All post-secondary programs must be approved and recognized by accredited institution.

The selection committee will choose the recipients

Please visit the following for more information and application form: http://saerc.srsb.ca/sites/default/files/Guidance%20Kidney%20Foundation%20Bursary%20Application%202017.pdf

Deadline: June 15, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarship Program for African Nova Scotian Students

2017 - 18 Applications Now Available 

 

Basic Eligibility Requirements

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

  • applicant must be an African Nova Scotian (Black) student
  • applicant must be a Canadian citizen whose parent(s) is/are of African descent (Black)
  • applicants must be a resident of Nova Scotian
  • applicants must have attended High School in Nova Scotia

To access application forms, please click on the following link: http://acs.ednet.ns.ca/content/scholarship-program-african-nova-scotian-students

For more information on eligibility requirements please refer to the appropriate scholarship application as outlined below:

 

Community College / Trade School Award

Value: $1,800

Requirements (review the application form for full details):

  • 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
  • applicants must be a graduate of the Nova Scotia school system

Additional Information:

  • this award is available for one year only, unless the course of study is a two year program
  • if you are enrolling in a two year program, please note that applicants must apply for funding the following year by submitting an application
  • second year funding of awards is based on satisfactory academic standing

Application Deadline: July 29, 2017

 

Performing Arts Award

Value: $1,000

Requirements (review the application form for full details):

  • 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
  • applicant must be a graduate of the Nova Scotia school system

Application Deadline: July 29, 2017

 

Post-Secondary Award

Requirements (review the application form for full details):

  • applicant must be an African Nova Scotian (Black) student
  • applicant must be enrolled as full time student in a recognized university degree (undergraduate) program
  • applicant must be a graduate of the Nova Scotia school system
  • applicant must have demonstrated leadership qualities through participation in community affairs, student activities or athletics

Additional Information:

  • this award is also available to second and third year university students who have successfully completed their first and/or second year and continue as a full-time student in their second and/or third year
  • awards for second year students are based on satisfactory academic standing

Application Deadline: July 29, 2017

 

Science Profession Scholarship

Value: Up to $7,000

Requirements (review the application form for full details):

  • Priority will be given to the following programs: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Engineering
  • applicant must be an African Nova Scotian (Black) student
  • applicant must have attended a Nova Scotia P-12 Public/Private school
  • be accepted or registered as a full-time student in one of the prescribed university programs.
  • demonstrate continued scholastic achievement (attach an official academic transcript - internet copies are not acceptable)
  • submit a typed essay (300 words) describing past involvement with, and vision for future development of the African Nova Scotian community
  • must not possess a professional degree
  • be willing to participate in school to work transition follow-up surveys
  • attach two letters of reference (one reference from a university professor and one character reference [non-relative])

Application Deadline: July 7, 2017

 

Teacher Education Scholarship

Value: Up to $5,000

Requirements (review the application form for full details):

  • applicant must be an African Nova Scotian (Black) student
  • applicant must have attended a P-12 Public/Private school.
  • applicant must be accepted into a B.Ed program
  • demonstrate continued scholastic achievement (attach an official academic transcript - internet copies are not acceptable)
  • first year students must submit a typed essay (300 words) describing past involvement with, and vision for future development of the African Nova Scotian community
  • must not possess a professional degree
  • be willing to participate in school to work transition follow-up surveys
  • attach two letters of reference (see application form ), one reference from a university professor and one character reference (non-relative)

 

Application Deadline: July 7, 2017

 

University Entrance Scholarship

Value: $4,500

Requirements (review the application form for full details):

  • applicant must be an African Nova Scotian (Black) student
  • 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 (note that Approved Local Courses (ALC) will not be used in this calculation).  *However exceptions to this include Advanced Placement Credits, IB Credits and Advanced Courses.
  • have demonstrated leadership qualities through participation in community affairs, student activities or athletics
  • be recommended by the high school principal or guidance counsellor

Application Deadline: May 26, 2017

 

Please pay close attendtion to the above application deadlines, as they differ for each award. Please visit the website for more information and to access forms: http://acs.ednet.ns.ca/content/scholarship-program-african-nova-scotian-students

 

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The National Union's Scholarship Program for 2017:


NUPGE scholarships are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 370,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education. 

Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. Historically there have been 4 scholarships open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 370,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education. For 2017, NUPGE has added the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship.

The deadline for applications is July 7, 2017.Some scholarships may have additional requirements, as noted below.

Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship

The Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship for $1,500 is open to all students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2017 - 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a NUPGE member. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: The importance of their field of study in either policing, criminal justice services or health care in delivering public services to Canadians.

Information and application for the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship

Tommy Douglas Scholarship

The Tommy Douglas Scholarship for $1,500 is open to all students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2017 - 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a NUPGE member. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: How Tommy Douglas contributed to making Canada a more just and equitable society.

Information and application for the Tommy Douglas Scholarship

Terry Fox Scholarship

The Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship for $1,500 is open to all students with disabilities who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2017 — 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a member of NUPGE. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities.

Information and application for the Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians

The Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians for $1,500 is open to all Aboriginal Canadian students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2017 — 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a NUPGE member. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal Canadians.

Information and appliction for the Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians

Scholarship for Visible Minorities

The Scholarship for Visible Minorities for $1,500 is open to all visible minority students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education full-time in 2017 — 2018 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a National Union of Public and General Employees member. It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of visible minorities.

 Information and application for the Scholarship for Visible Minorities

For more information and to access application forms, please click the following link: http://nupge.ca/content/12999/national-unions-scholarship-program-2017

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Visit the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia for various scholarship opportunities available for grade 12 students: www.cfns-fcne.ca

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NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

 

 

The 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

 

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NUPGE 'WHY UNIONS MATTER' SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST:

 

It is a great and resounding truth that unions make life better for millions upon millions of people in very concrete ways every day. But this is too narrow a truth. Unions give us more. Something less tangible but more enduring. They give us an idea: the idea that our lives matter. To help celebrate the countless ways in which unions have help spread this idea, NUPGE has been inviting all Canadians to share with us, in their own personal way, Why Unions Matter. We’ve received poems, stories, pictures, videos, and songs, and we’re looking for more.

Every month, a $1,000 prize is awarded. So be bold. Be creative. Be heartfelt. Go to www.nupge.ca/unionsmatter for more information, and please email your entry (or a link to your entry) by the 15th of any month to whyunionsmatter@nupge.ca

DEADLINE: The 15th of each month

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