The Internal Awards Database will be open for grade 12 students to register in December.  Students must register in order to be considered for Internal Awards.  Stay tuned for details.

 

It is the responsibility of the student to check on availability and deadlines for each scholarship.

 

Along with the links below, be sure to check out the guidance bulletin board for new scholarships posted. Not all scholarships are publicized, so check with companies, organizations, clubs and groups. Also, be sure to check the company where you work part-time as well as the company your parent/guardian works. Some companies offer scholarships to employees or dependents of employees.

Other Useful Scholarship Links

Yconic

Scholarships Canada

Scholarships Guidance

ScholarTree

Nova Scotia Scholarships

Community Foundation of Nova Scotia

Remember, the list below is not a comprehensive list of all scholarships available to students.  As we become aware of scholarships we post them for your convenience.

October
Loran Award In partnership with universities, donors and volunteers across the country, we’re investing in the future of Canada. We offer the country’s largest and most comprehensive four-year undergraduate award, providing young leaders of character with opportunities to develop their talents and work towards a better world.

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.

Students have TWO ways to apply, either be a “Sponsored” Applicant by Halifax West High, or enter the “Direct pool” of applications.

  1. To be considered for the Sponsored Application, complete the Loran Award application online at www.loranscholar.ca. Once completed, print off your application and bring it to Student Services by 3:30pm on Friday, October 5th. Halifax West can sponsor up to 3 applicants. Once the DHS review committee has chosen 3 students to be sponsored they will each be notified. Students not chosen to be sponsored are still able to send their applications into the direct pool.
  2. To enter the Direct Pool on your own, students can complete the application online at www.loranscholar.ca. Deadline for direct pool is October 24, 2018.

Visit www.loranscholar.ca for more information and to access the online application.

AES Scholarship Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.
Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility.
You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2018

Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com
Visit our website at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
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 final 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. CEGEP students in Quebec, and all Canadian students in their final year of high school are eligible to apply in English or French.
The 2017 Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship application deadline is October 25, 2018.
Students who submit an application may be considered for one of the following two awards:
National Entrepreneurial Scholarship (5 awards)

  • $10,000 award for students to use towards a degree at a post-secondary institution. Recipients receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the National Scholars Conference along with their American counterparts.

Canadian Scholarship (80 awards)

  • $5,000 award for students to use towards a degree at a post-secondary institution.

Website: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/
Deadline is August 1, 2016 to October 25, 2018

November
TD Scholarship for Community Leadership Available to all students across Canada who are now in their final year of high school in the 2018-19 school year.
Website:     https://www.tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/student-life/scholarship-for-community-leadership/index.jsp?cm_sp=cFALL000-886

Deadline: November 16, 2018

December
The Peter Kohler Scholarship The Peter Kohler Scholarship is awarded to a student who hopes to enter their first year of full-time studies in an Engineering Program at a University in Atlantic Canada in September 2019. This award is open to both graduating high school students and students from a community college. Applicants will be adjudicated upon the basis of their financial need and their character, with preference given to students who display entrepreneurial spirit. The award is valued at $50,000, distributed over a period of four years – an outstanding opportunity for young Nova Scotian innovators who are facing financial hardship to excel and flourish. Applications must be submitted through this online form:
Application: The application form here.Criteria:

  • Must be graduating from high school in June 2019 and entering their first year of full-time studies in an Engineering Program at a University in Atlantic Canada in September 2019.

The Peter Kohler Scholarship is intended for students who demonstrate financial need, and is meant to provide an opportunity for young and bright students who might not be able to enroll in university if it were not for this funding.
Deadline: December 31, 2018

January
STEAM Horizon Awards Five prizes of $25,000 (2 of which will be awarded to Indigenous students)
-available to Canadian students aged 16-18 who will be pursuing post-secondary studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Math at a Canadian university next year.
-the deadline to apply is January 16, 2019Website: https://ingeniumcanada.org/
Schulich Leader Scholarship Launched in 2012, this $100 million program funds 50 undergraduate scholarships each year, across top Canadian universities. Our most promising students can pursue their dreams and become the next global pioneers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They are innovators. They are Schulich Leaders.
Deadline TBA
Visit: http://www.schulichleaders.com/ for more information.
East Coast Credit Union Bursary 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: TBA
4. Be a Canadian citizen.
The East Coast Credit Union Bursary Program recognizes the contribution of our young leaders of tomorrow. The growth of East Coast Credit Union exemplifies the achievements of people working together in their own communities. We hope to encourage those qualities of good citizenship and co-operation through this bursary program.
This year 10 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.
The application deadline is late January The package is attached and also available on our website. Students will complete the application via Survey Monkey. Here is the direct link to our website page that hosts the bursary package: https://www.eastcoastcu.ca/Home/ProductsAndServices/YourMoney/Students/Bursaries/
Bursary winners will be acknowledged with a letter/certificate at our Annual General Meeting which will take place on TBA. Bursary funds will be held by East Coast Credit Union until written verification is received as to the student’s acceptance into a 2018-19 program.
Instructional Pages: East Coast Credit Union Bursary
Nova Scotia Power Scholarships https://www.nspower.ca/en/home/community/scholarships/default.aspx
Deadline: TBA
March
IWK Research Services – 2019 Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship Students must be attending a Maritime university or college in September 2019 to be eligible. See application below for full requirements.
Deadline is March 1, 2019Website to apply: http://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/research/scholarship
Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone: Halifax area and West Hants) Diversity Bursary Students must be:
• continuing full- or part-time studies for the 2018-2019 academic year in a health profession• attending a Canadian post-secondary institution that is recognized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada• a resident of Halifax Regional Municipality or West Hants The application form is available below in both English and French.
Completed applications will be due March 19, 2018. Applications are evaluated on a number of factors including: community involvement, financial need, educational goals and field of study in health care.Deadline: TBA
Application:  NSHA Diversity Bursary
The Wessex Scholarship Eligible applicants will be from Atlantic Canada and entering, or already enrolled in, a post-secondary
health care degree level program at an Atlantic Canadian institution (please see Appendix A for a list of eligible programs). This scholarship focuses on the impact of community service and as such, applicants should be active participants in their community. A minimum grade average of 80 per cent is required or an overall pass where a degree is marked using a pass/fail system. Students graduating from a post-secondary degree in 2018 and not returning to a health degree program in 2018 are not eligible.
Application: Wessex Scholarship
Deadline: TBA
Knights of Columbus – Simon Khattar Scholarship This renewable $1,000 scholarship is open to practicing Catholics of good moral character, who are residents of NS and completing high school in June 2017 or in their first year of university, college or community college.
Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and on high academic standing.
Deadline:  TBA Application information:Simon Khattar Scholarship
The Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Memorial Entrance Scholarship A $6,000.00 scholarship available to Nova Scotia students entering their first year of university. The Province established the scholarship in 1991 to honour the life and work of the late Tony Johnstone, a long-time educator and human rights advocate who devoted his life to promoting multicultural understanding and social equality.
To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must live in Nova Scotia, be graduating from high school and beginning an undergraduate degree program at a Maritime university in the fall. The applicant must also have demonstrated an interest in multiculturalism and human rights.
All forms and the scholarship poster are found here: http://novascotia.ca/lae/scholarships/.
Deadline: March 31
Saint Mary’s University and Techsploration Science Award. This renewable scholarship valued at $2000 per year is available to Techsploration alumnae and female graduates of Techsploration schools who are enrolled in a Saint Mary’s University Faculty of Science Degree program this fall. More information can be found here:
http://techsploration.ca/participants/students/about-students/
Application: Click website above
Deadline: TBA
April
Partnership for Access Awareness of Nova Scotia (PAANS) Scholarships 8 scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00, 5 in the amount of $2,000.00, 2 in the amount of $1000.00 are anticipated to be available for the academic year beginning September 2018.
To be considered, scholarship applicants must:
*Be a person with a permanent disability. ‘Permanent Disability’ means a limitation that restricts the ability of a person to perform the activities necessary to participate in educational activities or in the labour force within the range considered normal. This limitation is expected to remain with the person for life;
*Be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia;
*Be entering or continuing studies, at the undergraduate level, in a Canadian post-secondary institution that is recognized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; and
*Not be involved in the selection process or be a close family member of any scholarship selection committee member.
Application: PAANS Scholarship
Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship
This scholarship offers post-secondary grant(s), valued at a minimum of $2,500, to former or present IWK patients. Applicants may be entering any year of post-secondary studies to be eligible.
The Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship Fund was created by a group of dedicated donors interested in paying tribute to the Shaw family for their long-term commitment to making the world a better place.
Specifically, Robbie and Jean love the IWK and they believe in the potential and passion of every young person to make a meaningful difference, in part, thanks to a strong educational foundation. IWK children and youth have a special place in Robbie and Jean’s hearts because of their long term professional and volunteer experience with the IWK Health Centre and the IWK Foundation.
Deadline: TBA
Applications are attached or can be downloaded at IWK Foundation Scholarships, and submitted:
Via mail
IWK Foundation
Attention: Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship
B220-5855 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS   B3H 4S2
Via fax
902-470-8000
Via email
foundation@iwk.nshealth.ca
For more information, call 902.470.8085 or 1.800.595.2266, or email foundation@iwk.nshealth.ca.
Black Educators Association Eligibility Criteria (This is a one-time $500 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, etc)
*Studying toward first degree or diploma at Canadian post-secondary institution
(Including the Transition Year Program)
Application: Black Educators Association Bursary
Deadline for 2018-2019 Academic Year: TBA
Friends of Sable Island Scholarship This is a $1,000 scholarship to promote learning and awareness about Canada’s 43rd National Park.

  • The Friends of Sable Island Society $1000 (CDN) scholarship is open to any grade 12 student in the Nova Scotia school system
  •  Monies must be applied to a post-secondary educational institution in 2018. Funds will be paid to the post-secondary institution on the student’s behalf.

Deadline:  TBA
Application form: here

Girl Guides of Canada The National Scholarship Program is one of the ways that Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) recognizes members who embody the Mission and Values of the organization. The program supports members as they pursue their educational goals and rewarding career paths.
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, and applicants must remain a member of Girl Guides of Canada for the upcoming 2016-2017 Guiding year.
Scholarships are available for both full-time and part-time studies.
Application:
Girl Guides of Canada National Scholarships
Deadline: TBA
Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship. Students in Grade 12 entering NSCC or a Nova Scotia University in an energy related field are eligible for this award. Pengrowth‐Nova Scotia Energy Scholars are well‐rounded individuals with a variety of interests who have an established track record of community involvement through activities like volunteer work, athletics and other community‐based activities.

The number of students a school can nominate for the university scholarship is based on the number of graduates you expect in 2019. If your school is expecting 1-100 students to graduate, you may submit one university applicant for consideration, 100-200 graduates (two university applicants), 200-300 graduates (three university applicants), etc.
Students entering studies at NSCC require Guidance Counselor signature on their application, and apply directly to the NSCC Foundation.
Click here for more info
Deadline: TBA

Community Foundation of Nova Scotia While you may be familiar with some of our scholarships, it’s important to note that our application process has moved online for most of them.
We’re pleased to offer an online application form, for most of our scholarships, which improves efficiency and clarity for applicants, CFNS staff, and promoters of the awards, such as school guidance counselors. Additional awards and scholarships can be accessed on our website. Please have a look at our website for a complete listing of all scholarships.
Application and nomination process
Some awards have an internal application or nomination process, so now is the perfect time to have a look at our website and consider which ones might be a great fit for your students, and to share this update with your colleagues and clients.
Please contact us at infocfns@cfns-fcne.ca or 902-490-9916 with any questions.
Jordan Boyd Leadership Award & Scholarship Jordan Boyd was from Bedford and tragically passed away in August of 2013 while pursuing his dream at the training camp of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan at the age of 16.  In memory of Jordan , The Jordan Boyd Leadership Award & Scholarship was established through the Jordan Boyd Foundation.  The Jordan Boyd Leadership Award and Scholarship, in the form of post-secondary entrance scholarships, recognizes individuals who have participated in the sport of hockey (Minor Hockey, high school, other) and who have demonstrated a passion for sportsmanship, learning, leadership and community. Scholarships this year have been set at $2,000 each. Since 2014, $34,000 in Scholarships have been awarded to 20 students from across Nova Scotia.
It is our hope that hope that these awards, presented annually, will assist successful applicants in realizing their academic goals as they move towards the next exciting chapter of their lives. We also receive some comfort knowing that Jordan will continue to positively impact the community as he did in life.
Eligibility requirements and details on how to apply for a Jordan Boyd Leadership Award can be found at The Jordan Boyd Foundation.  Applications will be received until April 20, 2018.
The Jordan Boyd Leadership Award is managed by the Jordan Boyd Foundation, consisting of volunteer Directors.
For more information visit jordanboyd.ca.
Deadline: TBA
The Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship The Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship is offering $20,000, as follows:

  • One (1) $5,000 provincial winner
  • Six (6) $2,500 regional winners

To be awarded one of the scholarships, students must submit the following:

  • A summary of their recent environmental activities in their school or community
  • A letter of reference from someone in their school or community that is familiar with their environmental activities
  • A research essay on the issue of food waste
  • A contact information form (can be printed from website below)

More information on the competition can be found here: http://divertns.ca/scholarship.
Deadline: TBA.

Canadian Federation of University Women The CFUW Charitable Trust provides funds for a range of post graduate awards and fellowships to women. The Trust is supported by donations from CFUW clubs, individual club members and non-members. The CFUW Fellowships and Awards Program is an affirmative action program as provided for in the Constitution of Canada and eligibility is restricted to women. CFUW’s Fellowship and Award winners have produced work in a variety of academic areas, including international humanitarian efforts, feminist and gender analysis, advanced science, medicine, social justice and human rights for women and girls

Deadline: TBA
Application:  CFUW Application

Angad Hundal Memorial Award Visit angadhundalmemorialaward.ca to complete the application.
Deadline: April 30, 2019
May
Rev. Dr. Donald D and Evelina Skeir Scholarship Rev.Dr. Donald D and Evelina Skeir Memorial Scholarship Fund (for students who are a part of the African United Baptist Association)
High school graduates and qualified students who are planning to enroll in full time university or college programs in the fall, and who meet the guidelines as set out by “Rev. Dr. Donald D. & Evelina Skeir Memorial Scholarship Fund” are invited to apply.
All supporting documents for applications must be submitted address on the form.
Application:
Rev. Dr. Donald D and Evelina Skeir Scholarship
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 30TH AT 5:00 (Late applications will not be accepted)
B. Davis Scholarship The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2018.
Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.  While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.
Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success.  The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.
The deadline for applications is May 24, 2019
Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com
Royal Canadian Legion – Poppy Committee Somme Branch #31 Bursary Bursaries are available to students whose parents or grandparents meet one of the following criteria:
* ex-service personnel of the Canadian Armed Forces
* ex-service personnel who served on Class C Reserve Serve
* were Merchant Navy personnel who were awarded campaign stars or decorations
* ex-service personnel of Commonwealth countries who are now resident in Canada,
* or ex-service personnel of allied countries who are now resident in Canada.
Applicants may receive bursaries or scholarships up to $1,500.00 and still be eligible for Legion Bursaries.
Any questions please contact Tom Wright at 902-452-1300
Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia EANS offers several awards for students living with epilepsy

Requirements:

  • Under the care of a physician for the treatment of epilepsy
  • Must be 18 years old by December 31.

Visit their site for more information:
Epilepsy NS Scholarships and Bursaries

Deadline: TBA

The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council NSRHRC offers 3 scholarships for students who are pursuing post-secondary education in tourism and hospitality and culinary.
Tourism NS Scholarships and Bursaries
African Canadian Scholarships Application: https://acs.ednet.ns.ca/content/scholarship-program-african-nova-scotian-students
Deadline: Various dates dependent on scholarship (check website above for deadlines)
African Nova Scotian (Black) University Entrance Scholarship Valued at $2,500.
Requirements:
• Must be an African Nova Scotian (Black) student.

  • Must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program.

Website: https://acs.ednet.ns.ca/content/scholarship-program-african-nova-scotian-students

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Scholarship One national scholarship of $6,000 and 8 Regional scholarships of $1,500.
Website: https://cfig.ca/national-scholarship/
Canadian Order of AHEPA Scholarship This scholarship is valued at $1,000 and awarded to a graduating student of Greek descent pursuing post-secondary education in September.
Application:  AHEPA Scholarship
Deadline: TBA
June
CNIB @ Dal Society Scholarship This scholarship is available to Canadian students who are blind or living with vision loss, and are attending or planning to attend a college or university, leading to a degree or diploma.
Click here for more information.
INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP Nelson’s Indigenous Student Scholarships supports First Nation, Métis and Inuit student leaders in achieving their educational goals.
Three $3000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated academic success, personal strength, and a commitment to preserving Indigenous languages and culture.
The application window is April 3 – June 29, 2018
http://www.nelson.com/scholarship/  
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 11th year.
We will be awarding $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
Scholarship Deadline: June 14, 2019 Application Process:
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Full details available on website.
Trappers Association of Nova Scotia Award The Trappers Association of Nova Scotia is pleased to present the Marion Sweet Memorial Bursary of $500.00.  This Bursary will be issued to the successful student upon furnishing proof of registration for the Second semester of study.
Criteria:
High School Completion
Enrolled in any institution of higher learning.
Available to trappers.
Available to Members of the Trappers Association.
Available to Dependents of the Trappers Association Members.
Available to Dependents of active trappers.
Application Details:
A written statement on trapping and the use of Fur in today’s world.
A personal statement of suitability (I should be considered for this award because…)
Your trapper’s number or that of your parent.
Please include school rep. contact information.
Application deadline June 10
Send Application to:
A. Ross White
271 Valley Road
RR # 3 Truro  N.S.
B6L 4M1
Or  e-mail  at  trapperrosswhite@hotmail.com  
Website: http://www.trappersassociationofnovascotia.ca/education/marion_award.asp
Medavie Scholarship A new scholarship has been established to honour the legacy of Pierre-Yves Julien, the former CEO of Medavie and a founding member of the Medavie Health Foundation, who retired in 2016. Pierre-Yves was a steward of our shared vision to improve the health of Canadians. The $5,000 Medavie Scholarship Honouring Pierre-Yves Julien, to be administered by the Foundation, will be awarded annually to a youth who has overcome adversity and is pursuing health-related post-secondary studies. Click here to learn more about the scholarship and how to apply.
Deadline: TBA
The Kidney Foundation of Canada The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Atlantic Branch, will be offering four $500 bursaries, one for each of the Atlantic provinces this year.  I have enclosed the application for you to distribute to students that are returning to school in the fall and whose families are affected financially by kidney disease.
This year’s deadline is June 15, 2017 and you may forward completed applications to me at (Atlantic Canada Branch | Division du Canada atlantique,56 Avonlea Court, Suite #204  cour Avonlea, bureau, Fredericton, NB   E3C 1N8)  or they can be emailed to kidneyatlantic@kidney.ca
Application:   Kidney Foundation Application Pkg
The BigSun Scholarship The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.
Deadline               –     June 19, 2019
Amount of Award  –        $500.00
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..
Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply
July
August
Waste Water Nova Scotia Society WWNS is a not-for-profit organization of persons engaged in the on-site sewage industry in Nova Scotia, is sponsoring three annual awards to support students with an interest in on-site wastewater systems.
Bursaries are available to paid-up 2018 members of WWNS and their immediate families. Participants may only receive an award once during their studies.
The University award is available to a student currently enrolled in an accredited University environmental, chemical or civil engineering program.
University requirements to be included in application package:
– Letter of Interest
– Statement of research or experience
– Two letters of reference
– Copy of university transcripts
– Completed application form
Application: Waste Water Nova Scotia Application
Deadline: TBA
The Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards These awards celebrate the hard work and determination of individuals of Aboriginal heritage who have embraced a renewed pursuit of learning. The awards are open to all Aboriginal Canadians who have been out of school for at least one year, who have since decided to return to an educational system, and who have been back at school for at least one full year.
The Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards are granted annually to select applicants from across the country, and recipients are awarded $1,000 in recognition for their efforts. These awards are just one way Canada Post celebrates diversity and proudly shows its commitment to making a difference in our communities.
Website: https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/pages/aboutus/details.page?article=aboriginaleducation
Deadline: TBA