Scholarships & Bursaries 2016-17

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Scholarships & Bursaries 2016-2017 (as information becomes available)

Liverpool Regional High School's staff is committed to helping our students seek out and apply for scholarships and bursaries from many sources.  In addition to the scholarships given out annually from groups within our community, scholarships offered by Liverpool Regional High through our annual community scholarship auction, and awards given out by individual post secondary education institutes, there are many other sources for scholarships and bursaries that are available to students.

Our guidance department encourages students to look at the scholarship and bursary information in the guidance office, on LRHS's guidance website and by visiting the scholarship portal websites listed on this site.  For more information about these scholarships students should talk with the guidance counsellor and visit the website(s) of the person/institution(s) offering the scholarship or bursary.

 

September

Students who want to be considered for the LRHS nominee for the Loran Award must submit your name to Ms. Leonard.

Selection criteria: Loran Awards are not based soley on marks, personal integrity and character; commitment to service and an entrepreneurial spirit; bredth in academic and extra-curricular interests; strongly developed inner-directedness; and outstanding overall potential for leadership are all considerations in the selection process.  For complete information please visit the website at http://loranscholar.ca/loran-scholar-program/

Loran Awards are tenable for undergraduate study at 25 partner universities including 6 in Atlantic Canada; Dalhousie, Memorial, Universite de Moncton, University of King's College, and University of New Brunswick.  For a complete list of all the universities across Canada please visit http://loranscholar.ca/universities/

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Two websites that students could start reviewing in September for scholarship information are:

www.studentawards.com Canada's largest database of scholarships, bursaries, grants, and awards.

www.scholarshipscanada.com Search through their extensive database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries, and grants.

 

October

 Loran Award
 
Criteria: Must be an outstanding student pursuing study at a Canadian University. Students must be well-rounded who demonstrate character, promise of leadership and a strong commitment to service in the community.
Apply: Application available here

Deadline:

Sponsored Applicant * deadline is October 19th

Direct PoolApplicant deadline is October 26, 2016

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November

Shad Valley

Shad Valley is designed for senior high school students currently completing Grade 10, 11 or 12. The selection process is competitive. A typical Shad applicant has these qualities:

  • high academic achievement
  • exceptional drive, initiative, creativity, and an entrepreneurial mind
  • excellence and leadership in diverse pursuits, including athletics, the arts and work
  • strong volunteer impact and outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Scholarships based on the overall strength of the application (all applicants are automatically eligible to be considered for these scholarships)

For more information go to Shad Valley

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TD Canada Trust Scholarships (20 awarded Canada wide, at least 2 awarded to students in Atlantic Canada)

Twenty TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are awarded to students in their last year of high school who have demonstrated leadership in improving their community. Each scholarship has a value of up to $70,000 and includes:

  • Up to $10,000 for tuition per year
  • $7,500 a year for living expenses

For more information go to TD Canada Trust Scholarships

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Deadline November 28:   Peter Kohler Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be from Atlantic Canada and enrolled full time in an Engineering Program at an Atlantic Canadian university.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be adjudicated upon the basis of their character, financial need and academic standing.       http://cfns-fcne.ca/en/current-programs/

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December

Early Bird Deadline:   Nova Scotia Recycles Contest

$20,000 in scholarships for Grade 12 students.  For more information go to Nova Scotia Recycles  Contest

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Top 20 under 20 Scholarship  (applications open mid-November) deadline:  February (no updated information received)

  • A young person who has demonstrated significant amounts of Innovation, Leadership and Achievements in their life, school, community, province or country
     
  • Under the age of 20 (as of December 31, 2012)
     
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status
     
  • Desire to pursue some form of education or training, whether that be Canadian secondary, post-secondary or training education (high school or equivalent, CEGEP, GED, college, university, training or apprenticeship programs)
     
  • All nominations must include a letter of endorsement by a sponsor. The sponsor must speak to the applicant's role and innovative project.

For more information go to Top 20 under 20 Scholarship

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Nelson Civic Leadership Scholarship (Deadline not yet posted, please check their website for more information Nelson Civic Leadership) (no updated information received)

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Deadline: December 6:    The D & R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship
- $60,000 

Criteria: Students who are residents of the Atlantic provinces, entering 1styear of the Commerce Program at Queen's University and meet the following criteria: demonstrated academic excellence, proven leadership and involvement in school or community activities.

Apply: Submit a Queen's University Major Admission Award Application form (available at queensu.ca/studentawards)

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December 15:     Burger King Scholars Program

BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIP 2017The window for applying for the Burger King Scholarship opens every year in October (October 15, 2016) and runs through December. The deadline for Burger King Application: December 15, 2016 (for the 2017-2018 school year)
For complete details and secure Burger King Application: http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/
Applying for the Burger King Scholarship is relatively straight forward. Here are a few requirements for submitting your Burger King Application:
Applicants must-

  • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2017-18 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

Notice that you don’t have to be a valedictorian to submit your Burger King Application! This makes the Burger King Scholarship the perfect scholarship for 2.0 GPA students. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $50,000 (most scholarships are awarded at the $1,000 level), but imagine what you could do with an extra $1,000 or more towards your college degree! The Burger King Scholarship is also open to a wide range of students and degree programs. Whether you’re attending nursing school at  a local vocational or technical school, or enrolled in a four year bachelors degree program at a state university, you may be eligible!
What are you waiting for? Remember, the deadline for the 2017-2018 academic year is Thursday, December 15 so don’t delay! Submit your Burger King Application today.
BK Scholarship open to residents of Canada, Puerto Rico and the United States.
Burger King Scholarship
- Up to $50,000
Open to high school seniors with an average of 65% or above planning to attend college or university in the fall of 2016.
Great opportunity for all students.
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January

PotashCorp Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards (Deadline to apply January 10, 2014)  (Have not received updated information)

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of Recommendation from a teacher, guidance counsellor or educator, attesting to the student’s
  • performance and commitment
  • Academically successful
  • Pursuing post-secondary education and/or training
  • Demonstrates an interest and considering a career in the areas of finance and/or management
  • Grades 11 and/or 12 (maximum age 19 years)

For more information go to PotashCorp Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards

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CANADA'S LUCKIEST STUDENT 2 (sponsored by CBIC) (Deadline January 23, 2014) (have not received updated information)

Award amount at $42,500 & growing every month!

- Click here for more information and to enter

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Edgar Kerstan Memorial

Frank & Betty Woodhams Memoria

Mensa Canada Scholarships

For more information go to Mensa Canada Scholarship Program

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Deadline January 31:   Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence

Established in 1999, the Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence is awarded annually to an Atlantic Canadian high school music student as chosen by a member of our distinguished alumni. The award recognizes talented youth who are committed to the serious study of music.

Each year’s winner receives a cash prize of $1,000.00 and is offered the opportunity to perform as a Special Guest at a Debut Atlantic concert. Students and/or their music teachers should take note that the application deadline for the Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence is the 31st of January.

For more information, visit their website at http://www.debutatlantic.ca/apply/award-how-to-apply

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The Dupont Challenge Essay Contest (Deadline January 31, 2014) (no updated information received)

Open to students from grades 7 - 12

The DuPont Challenge, North America's premier science essay competition, encourages you to delve deep into your interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and express yourself with creativity and purpose. Ours is a growing world that faces new challenges each day, and we want YOU to share your ideas for how science can help keep our global population supplied with food, safety, and clean energy.

For more information go to The Dupont Challenge Essay Contest

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February 

Deadline: February 1

Schulich Leader Scholarships - Only one nomination per school:   Students must submit your name for request for nomination by the school to Ms. Leonard

Canadian Schulich Leader Nominees are selected by their high schools from graduating students who are intending to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) subjects at a participating university.

The student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, be attending a Canadian high school, secondary school or Cégep (in Quebec) and possess at least two of the three following attributes:

Nominees must possess at least two of three criteria:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Leadership (community, business or entrepreneurial)
  • Financial Need

Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients (Schulich Leaders) are selected by the participating universities in the program. In order to become a Schulich Leader, one must be a Schulich Leader Nominee enrolling in a STEM faculty at a minimum of one of 20 select Canadian universities participating in Schulich Leader Scholarships.

*Students planning to apply for financial assistance for undergraduate study at university would meet the criterion of “Financial Need”

http://www.schulichleaders.com/application

For more information Schulich Leader Scholarship

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Deadline February 1:  Kin Canada Bursary

Will be evaluated on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need.

For more information go to Kin Canada Bursary

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Deadline February 1:  Terry Fox Humanitarian Award 

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award recipients are selected for their dedication to the humanitarian ideals of Terry Fox, their volunteer experience, their courage in overcoming obstacles, their participation in sport, fitness and community service and their academic standing.

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award is NOT a 'disability award,' nor is it granted solely on financial need. The field of study is open and at the discretion of the successful candidate.

For more information go to Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

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Nova Scotia Recycles Contest (Deadline February 5, 2015) (no updated information received)

$20,000 in scholarships for Grade 12 students.  For more information go to Nova Scotia Recycles  Contest

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Toyota Earth Day Scholarships (Deadline February 15, 2014) (no updated information received)

The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program encourages and rewards graduating Canadian high school students who have distinguished themselves through environmental community service, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and academic excellence.

For more information go to Toyota Earth Day Scholarships (site not yet updated to 2014)

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RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship (Deadline to apply February 19, 2014) (no updated information received)

As students across Canada continue to invest in their education, many are taking the time to invest in their communities as well. In recognition of the growing number of Canadian students showing a passion to lead and inspire positive change in their community, RBC has created the RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship.  This year RBC is offering a total of 15 RBC Students Leading Change Scholarships worth $10,000 each. There will be 5 scholarships awarded in each of the following 3 student categories: Graduating High School Students, Undergraduate Students, and Second Degree Students.

For more information go to RBC Students Leadind Change Scholarship

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February 28:  RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program

The RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students to complete post-secondary education, and provide an opportunity for RBC to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal community. Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses.

RBC awards 10 scholarships in two categories:

  • For students majoring in disciplines related to the financial services industry
  • For students majoring in disciplines unrelated to the financial services industry

We also consider scholarship recipients who are interested in careers in financial services for summer and post-graduate employment

For more information go to RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program

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March

March 1:  IWK Research Services is pleased to offer the 2017 Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship.

 

To be considered for one of three Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarships valued at $2500, grade 12 students in the Maritimes must intend on continuing their education at a Maritime post-secondary institution (college or university) in a field that will enhance research and/or innovation in health care.

 

Awards will be issued as follows:

 

  • One in Nova Scotia
  • One in New Brunswick
  • One in Prince Edward Island

 

Students must write an essay (3 pages max, double spaced, 12 point font) demonstrating their interest in research and/or innovation in health care and how it will improve the health and well being of children, women or families in the Maritimes. Students must provide one academic and one character letter of reference. Lastly students must provide their academic stranscripts and have a minimum average of 75%

 

Applications can be submitted to:

 

IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Ave
Halifax, NS    B3K 6R8
Attention Denise DesLauriers, Research Services

 

 

 

For more information, phone  902.470.7548 or email  denise.deslauriers@iwk.nshealth.ca

 

http://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/research/scholarship

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 Deadline March 1:  Harrison McCain Scholarships/Bursaries (Check with the university you are planning to attend as criteria and deadlines may vary)

The Harrison McCain Scholarships/Bursaries are available annually to entering students attending University who have graduated from a high school in Canada. Each award has a program value of $16,000 payable over a four year course of study in the amount of $4,000 per year. Criteria for the awards include a minimum 80% average in senior year of high school, financial need, leadership qualities, and a recognized initiative in funding your own education. The number of scholarships/bursaries available may vary from year to year. Renewal criteria to be met each year.

**Note:  This scholarship is available at many if not most universities.  Check with the website for the university you are planning to attend to see if it applies to you.

Application found on the university websites.

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Deadline March 1:  McEwen Scholarships

The McEwen Scholarship was founded by Co-op Atlantic to honour the memory of W.H. McEwen, the organization's first General Manager. McEwen considered education of the utmost importance, including topics which addressed how co-operatives fulfill their social and economic responsibilities to the community. The McEwen Scholarship is an entrance scholarship awarded to two undergraduate university students each year. The scholarship is allocated in the amount of $1,000 per year for up to four years, for a maximum value of $4,000. The objectives of the scholarship are as follows:

  • To improve understanding and knowledge about co-operative issues and co-operative organizations; and
  • To fulfill one aspect of Co-op Atlantic's socioeconomic responsibilities to the community by assisting deserving students in reaching their educational goals.

Each year, a McEwen Scholarship will be awarded in each of the following categories:

Co-op Members
The applicant must be:

  • a dependent of a current co-op member, that co-op being a member of Co-op Atlantic; or
  • a current member of a co-op, that co-op being a member of Co-op Atlantic.

Employees
The applicant must be:

  • a dependent of a full-time employee of Co-op Atlantic or member co-operative; or
  • a full-time or part-time employee of Co-op Atlantic or a member co-operative.

Applicants must be accepted at an accredited university. Through an application form and a formal written essay, applicants will be judged on the following criteria:

  • demonstrated knowledge of co-operative issues and/or co-operative organizations
  • good academic performance
  • demonstrated community/school involvement

 For more information go to McEwen Scholarships

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Simon J. Khattar Scholarship - Knights of Columbus Scholarship (Deadline March 12, 2014) (no updated information received)

The primary aim of this education program is to assist promising Catholic youth of good character and of high moral standards who are deserving and in need of financial assistance to enable them to continue their studies at the post-secondary level. Studies may be pursued at any legally and state council approved University, College, or Community College beyond the secondary level in the world.

For more information go to Simon J. Khattar Scholarship - Knights of Columbus Scholarship

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Deadline March 31: The Wessex Scholarship

The Wessex Scholarship is presented annually to commemorate the visit by His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex to the IWK Health Centre in November 2015. A $5,000 award, this scholarship recognizes the important role community service has played in supporting the IWK in providing exceptional care. The Wessex Scholarship is awarded to a deserving individual each June by the IWK Board of Directors and the IWK Foundation Board of Trustees.

Applications for the 2017 award are now being accepted. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2017 (note: applications postmarked for March 31 will be accepted).

http://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/wessex

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Created in 1994, the Employment Equity Scholarship offers four $1500 entrance scholarships to graduating high school students who are: disabled persons; persons of visible minorities; or Aboriginal persons.

The scholarships are tenable at any accredited institution offering post-secondary education.

The scholarships are renewable for a maximum of four years of study (depending on the length of study) leading to a certificate, diploma or degree.

A selection committee, made up of Nova Scotia Employees, will review the applications and make their decisions on the following basis: a solid academic record (minimum 80%), leadership and service to the community, involvement in extra-curricular activities and the written essay portion of the application form.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be either disabled persons, persons of visible minority (*), or Aboriginal persons.
  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and a permanent resident of Nova Scotia for at least three years, two years of which are immediately prior to high school graduation.
  • Applicants must be graduating or have graduated from a Nova Scotia high school and entering their first year of post-secondary education within 15 months of their high school graduation.

*Visible Minorities in Canada are defined under the Employment Equity Act as: “persons other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in color. This consists of Chinese, Asians (South, West and Southeast), Blacks, Arabs, Filipinos, Latin Americans, Koreans and Pacific Islanders.”

How to Apply:

For more information go to Nova Scotia Power Equity Scholarship

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Deadline March 31:  Nova Scotia Power Employees' Children Scholarship   Paper applications will not be accepted.

The Nova Scotia Power Scholarship for Employees’ Children offers four renewable $1500 awards to children/dependents of regular employees or retirees of Nova Scotia Power.

Eligibility

These renewable awards are available to students entering full time studies at a recognized trade, business or technical school, community college, or university. Applicants must be graduating or have graduated from a Nova Scotia high school and entering their first year of post-secondary education within 15 months of their high school graduation.

Applicant must be the child of a regular employee or retiree.

Recipients are selected on the basis of a solid academic record (minimum 80% average), leadership, service to the community, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and the written essay portion of the application form.

The scholarships are renewable for a maximum of four years of study (depending on the length of study) leading to a certificate, diploma or degree.

Application Requirements

  1. Nova Scotia Power Employees’ Children Scholarship application form
  2. Resume
  3. High school transcript (grade 10-12, including fall semester marks)
  4. Essay

A selection committee, made up of Nova Scotia Power Employees, will review the applications and make their decisions on the following basis: a solid academic record (minimum 80%), leadership and service to the community, involvement in extra-curricular activities and the written essay portion of the application form.

How to Apply

Complete an application form (DOC) and click APPLY to submit your application.  Applications must be reviewed and signed by a guidance counselor before submission. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Deadline

March 31, 2017

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Deadline March 31:  Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Entrance Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be:

  • A graduate of a Nova Scotia high school in this academic year (not as a result of upgrading);
  • A resident of Nova Scotia;
  • A student who is entering the first year of an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree program this fall, and who has demonstrated an interest in multiculturalism and human rights; and,
  • A student who will study for this degree at a university in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, or Prince Edward Island.

For more information go to Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Entrance Scholarship

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Deadline March 31:  Retail as a Career Scholarship Program

Retail Council of Canada, in partnership with industry sponsors, will award more than $85,000 in scholarships and benefits to students entering or currently enrolled in a business, marketing or retail-related program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

Who is eligible to apply?

To be considered for one of the scholarships applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full-time or part-time at a Canadian college or university Fall 2016
  • Pursuing a retail, business or marketing-related program

For more information go to Retail as a Career Scholarship Program

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April

Friday April 15th:  Pengrowth NS Energy Scholarship for University   Please fill out LRHS form and pass into Ms. Leonard

We can only nominate one candidate!

The Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Program awards scholarships valued at $10,000 ($2500 renewable over four years) to students completing grade 12 at a Nova Scotia high school with the intent to pursue energy-related studies at university and non-renewable $2500 scholarships for first-year students accepted to eligible energy-related trades and technology programs at the Nova Scotia Community College.

For more information go to:  http://energy.novascotia.ca/career-development-department-industry-devel...

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PAANS Scholarship Program

The PAANS scholarship program was developed to provide financial support to students with disabilities pursuing education and training in an accredited post-secondary institution. These awards are presented in recognition of the accomplishments students have already made and in support of their goals to be fully contributing members of society.

For more information go to PAANS Scholarship Program

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Deadline April 15:  Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command The Royal Canadian Legion Bursaries/Scholarships

Wales Scholarships at $2,000.00 each
Elsie Jean Lambert Memorial Scholarships at $1,000.00 each
Jack Moore Memorial Bursary at $500.00 each

A total of 58 Scholarship/Bursary to award to students directly by Branches throughout Nova Scotia/ Nunavut Command.

For more information go to http://www.ns.legion.ca/bursaries.html

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Hockey Nova Scotia Academic/Athletic Awards (Deadline to apply April 15, 2016)

For a complete listing of Hockey Nova Scotia awards available, please refer to their website.

2014-15 Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, Inc. Scholarship (Deadline to apply April 11, 2014)

Apply by essay for $1000 Scholarship.  For further information go to their website

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CPANS High School Scholarship Program (April  22, 2016)

Must be a NS high school student who is graduating in June and attending university in September to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Commerce.  There are four scholarships available.

More information and applications are available at:  http://www.icans.ns.ca/news-and-events/item82763.pdf

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Teachers Plus Credit Union Post Secondary Entrance Awards (deadline postmarked no later than April 24, 2015)

Two educational awards for a student beginning full-time post secondary studies who are a member of Teachers Plus Credit Union (or the child or grandchild of a member). 

http://teacherspcu.ca/wp-content/uploads/NEW-Application-Post-Secondary-Education-Awards-Updated-October-2014.pdf

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The Kidney Foundation of Canada (Deadline April 25, 2014)

To qualify, you, or someone in your household must be a kidney patient.  $500 Bursary available.

For more information, see Ms. Leonard or go online to The Kidney Foundation

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deGarthe Art Scholarship Competition (Deadline to apply April 25, 2014)

Each spring, the Nova Scotia Department of Education sponsors the deGarthe Art Scholarship Competition, honouring artist William E. deGarthe. DeGarthe settled in Peggy’s Cove where he produced one of his most popular sculptures, Fisherman’s Monument. This competition invites submissions of original works from students in grade 12 who intend to continue their study of art when they graduate from high school.  See Ms. Leonard in Guidance for more information on this scholarship or contact the Arts Education Consultant at haleyj@gov.ca

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Deadline April 28: Nova Scotia Power Environment Scholarship    Applicants may apply online as of January 1. Paper applications will not be accepted.

The Environment Scholarship offers five (5) $1,000 entrance scholarships to graduating high school students who are entering into an environmental-related program at any Nova Scotia post-secondary institution, which can include, but is not limited to, engineering, sciences and social sciences. The scholarships are for one year and are non-renewable.

Criteria:

A selection committee, made up of Nova Scotia Power Employees, will review the applications and make decisions on the following basis: a solid academic record (minimum 80%); demonstrated leadership in their communities in the areas of environmental protection, resource management, or environmental sustainability; positive reference letter; and an essay on the subject of their environmental accomplishments and ambitions.

Eligibility:

  • Entering into the first year of an undergraduate environmental-related program at a Nova Scotia post-secondary institution.
  • Applicants must be graduating or have graduated from a Nova Scotia high school and entering their first year of post-secondary education within 15 months of their high school graduation.
  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and a permanent resident of Nova Scotia for at least three years, two years of which are immediately prior to high school graduation.
  • Scholarships will not be awarded for pursuit of Graduate Studies or made in combination with any other Nova Scotia Power scholarships.
  • Scholarships are non-transferable.

How to Apply: 

http://www.nspower.ca/en/home/community/scholarships/environment-scholar...

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Deadline April 28:  Nova Scotia Power Trades Scholarship      Applicants may apply online as of January 1. Paper applications will not be accepted

The Nova Scotia Power Trades Scholarship was developed to encourage and support students entering Trades related to Utility or Energy sectors.

This year, ten (10) non-renewable $1000 scholarships will be available for students enrolling in the following programs at the Nova Scotia Community College in September 2016:

  • Power Engineering
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Utility Line Work - Construction & Maintenance

You must be enrolled in one of the three programs listed above to be eligible for this scholarship.

Eligibility

Recipients are selected on the basis of a solid academic record. We define this as a minimum overall average of 70% over their senior years (grades 10 through 12), with a passing grade in all required subjects.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and a permanent resident of Nova Scotia and must be prepared to demonstrate their interest in a utility or trade-related career through an essay or similar means.

Applicants must be graduating or have graduated from a Nova Scotia high school and entering their first year at NSCC within 15 months of their high school graduation.

Applicants must be accepted into the Nova Scotia Community College for full-time studies in a trade discipline as outlined above.

How to Apply:  http://www.nspower.ca/en/home/community/scholarships/trades-scholarship....

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Deadline April 28: Nova Scotia Power  Mi'kmaq Scholarship    Applicants may apply online as of January 1. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Created in 2011, the Mi'kmaq Scholarship offers a $1500 entrance scholarship to a graduating Mi'kmaw high school student. (Students electing a one year gap will be considered)

Nova Scotia Power continues to work cooperatively with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia.  Together we are pursuing opportunities in several areas.  As part of this series of initiatives, the scholarship program was reviewed and one scholarship has more specifically been focused on Mi’kmaq students.  The overall scholarship program continues to offer opportunities across a diverse range of topics and disciplines.

The scholarship is tenable at an accredited institution offering post-secondary education and is renewable for a maximum of four years of study (depending on the length of study) leading to a certificate, diploma or degree.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a Mi’kmaq person registered with a Mi’kmaq First Nation in Nova Scotia.
  • Applicants must be  a permanent resident of Nova Scotia for at least three years, two years of which are immediately prior to high school graduation.
  • Applicants must have graduated from high school in the 15 months prior to  fall entrance into their first year at a post-secondary institution.
  • This scholarship will not be awarded in conjunction with any other  Nova Scotia Power scholarship or for the pursuit of Graduate studies.

A Mi’kmaq Scholarship Committee, made up of Nova Scotia Power Employees and Mi’kmaq representative(s), will review the applications and make decisions on the following basis: academic record, demonstration of a leadership role and  volunteer participation in  the community, involvement in extra-curricular activities and the written essay portion of the application.

How to Apply:  http://www.nspower.ca/en/home/community/scholarships/mikmaq-scholarship....

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Atlantic Commerce Scholarship Association Scholarship (April 30, 2014) (no updated information received)

The Atlantic Commerce Scholarship Association will be awarding its first $500 scholarship this Fall!  The recipient will be a graduating Nova Scotia student attending a commerce or business related program at a post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada (NS, NFLD, NB, PEI) commencing Fall 2014.  The scholarship will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement.
Students will be asked to fill out an application form and submit an essay including educational and career goals, non-academic attributes, and what receipt of this scholarship would mean to the student.
The application form is available online at www.atlanticcsa.org

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Assumption Foundation Scholarship

The Assumption Foundation upholds the objective of supporting education -- put forward by Assumption Life’s founders. Every year, our Foundation awards at least 13 scholarships of up to $10,000.

For more information go to http://www.assomption.ca/english/index/dynamic.cfm?id=319

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Deadline April 30:  Angad Hundal Memorial Award is an annual award amounting CAD $5000. 

Requirements

Age: 16-18 years at the time of application
Education: High school. (Grade11 and 12)
Academic honors/Award: No consideration (you can sure mention if have any!)
Completed application form and questionnaire
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.

 http://angadhundalmemorialaward.ca/

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Deadline April 30:  Canadian Hospitality Foundation Scholarship

Criteria:  Graduate entering a hospitality or tourism program at a recognized college or university.

Apply on line:  http:www.chfscholarships.com

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 Provincial Chapter of Nova Scotia IODE Bursary (Deadline to apply April 30, 2016)

Available to any graduating high school student in Nova Scotia

For more information go to http://www.iodenovascotia.ca/iode-provincial-chapter-bursary.html

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May

 NSCC Pengrowth NS Energy Trades Scholarship   (Deadline May 6, 2016) 

 The NSCC Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Program awards scholarships valued at $2500 non-renewable  to students completing grade 12 at a Nova Scotia high school for first-year students accepted in an eligible energy-related trades and technology programs at the Nova Scotia Community College. A list of these trades are on the website.

 

For more information go to:  http://energy.novascotia.ca/career-development/scholarship-program

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Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation Eduational Bursary Program (Deadline May 1)

The NSEF Educational Bursary Program is a financial Bursary funded by the NSEF to assist NSEF members attending a post-secondary educational institution.

For more information go to NSEF Bursary Program

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Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia James Russell Kline and jesse Payne Memorial Bursaries (Deadline May 15, 2015)

Bursary is awarded based largely on financial need.  However, Scholastic achievement, work experience, volunteer and extracurricular activities will be taken into consideration.  Bursary Value:  $500.00 each

  http://epilepsyns.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/scholarshipform.pdf

For more information go to The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia

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 Canadian Hospitality Foundation University Entrance Scholarship (Deadline May 17, 2013* site not updated for 2014 yet)

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation is very proud to offer approximately $200,000 in scholarships for students wishing to pursue a career in the hospitality, foodservice and tourism industry across Canada annually.  We are Canada's largest industry-driven source for scholarships.  High school students in their final year of school and who are enrolling in September of this year in a university degree program in one of the following areas of training or study;  Hospitality, Hotel, Tourism, Food and Beverage.  This only applies to universities who offer the above areas of studies in their first year.  These universities are: Mount St. Vincent, Guelph, Ryerson & University of Victoria.

For more information go to CHF Scholarship

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Local Scholarships - deadline is May 19

  1. You will find a list of local scholarships on line on the guidance website.  A description of the local scholarships will also be posted on the bulletin board in the guidance office.
  2.  When a local scholarship tells you to use the LRHS form, it is the form on the reverse side of the information sheet you received at the local scholarship/bursary presentation.  You can type this form on your computer and use the same paragraph for any of the scholarships/bursaries that indicate this is the form you use. Just make sure you change the name of the scholarship/bursary.
  3.  When a local scholarship/bursary application indicates it has its own form, you will find the application in the top drawer of the filing cabinet in the guidance office.
  4. Local scholarship/bursary applications are to be handed in directly to Ms. Leonard.  Please do not give them to anyone else.
  5.  Please schedule an appointment with Ms. Leonard to hand in your applications.  It may take up to 30 minutes to process your applications depending on how many you are passing in.
  6.  I will attach a transcript to your application.  All you have to do is request one transcript a few days prior to handing in your applications.
  7. You must also attach an activity sheet to your application.  This sheet is also found in the top drawer of the filing cabinet.  Do not circle any of the numbers under rating as your activity supervisor will be asked to fill this in.

For a listing of Local Scholarships & Bursaries click HERE

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Deadline May 22:  Autism Nova Scotia- South Shore Bursary - $400  (no updated information received)

Criteria:  Must be a graduating student in the SSRSB with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger's

Application in Guidance

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The Halifax Region Children's Aid Foundation (deadline May 30, 2014) (no updated information received)

Provides post-secondary tuition support bursaries primarily to youth formerly in the care and custody of the Province of Nova Scotia. Depending on funding availability, bursaries may cover up to the full cost of tuition for successful applicants. Bursaries are awarded in June and December.

For more information click here

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Scholarship Program for African Nova Scotian Students - University Entrance Scholarship (Deadline May 30, 2014)

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

For application for go to University Entrance Scholarship

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The Encana Community Scholarship (Under review check their website periodically to see if will be available this year) (Deadline May 1, 2013*)

Encana Community Scholarship

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Karthiha Guruparan and Bill Winsor Scholarships (Deadline to apply May 30, 2016)

Graduating high school students are invited to apply for one of two $6,000 scholarships – C.S.T. Consultants Inc. Guruparan and Winsor Scholarships. These awards are granted to Canadian citizens who are academically gifted, well-rounded, and pursuing their first undergraduate commerce/finance/business degree/diploma at a recognized post secondary institution.  This program is aimed at those students whose parents/guardians do not have a post-secondary education or received their post-secondary education outside of Canada. Applicants must intend to pursue their first undergraduate commerce/finance/business degree/diploma at a recognized post secondary institution in or outside of Canada.  Applications are available in guidance.

For more information go to http://www.cst.org/node/619

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BBPA National Scholarship Fund (deadline May 31, 2014)

The BBPA National Scholarship Fund was established in 1986 and is dedicated to supporting and promoting the achievement of academic excellence by Black Canadian youth through an annual scholarship program.  A number of scholarships are available.  Please visit  BBPA National Scholarship Fund for details on scholarship available.

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June

CKBW Bursary (Deadline June 1, 2013) *Information not yet updated for this year

South Shore area students pursuing a career in Broadcast Jouralism, Music or Radio & TV ARts, at an institution of their choice.  For more information or applications, go to the guidance office.

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Marion Sweet Memorial Bursary (Deadline June 10, 2015)

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.

For more information go to Marion Sweet Memorial Bursary

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The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame / Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship Program (Deadline June 10, 2014)

Scholarship opportunities are available to grade 12 high school students who are aspiring to a career in medicine or the health sciences. The value of the scholarship is $1,000 per year for up to four years of post-secondary education at any accredited Canadian university. Four scholarship recipients will be selected each year, one from each of the following geographic regions: 1) Western provinces (AB BC MB SK); 2) Ontario; 3) Quebec; 4) Atlantic provinces and Territories (NB NL NS PE NT NU YT).

Scholarship recipients are chosen based on the following criteria:

 Academic excellence (applicants must have an average of 85% or higher to apply)

  • Examples of tasks or activities that demonstrate your ability to:
    • Lead other people
    • Work in collaboration with others
    • Communicate effectively
    • Raise awareness about social issues that you are passionate about
    • Live your life with honesty, integrity, respect and compassion
  • Awards and recognition
  • Extra-curricular activities and community service
  • Evidence of interest in pursuing an education and career in medical/health sciences.

For more information go to Canadian Medical Hall of Fam/Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship Program

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The National Union of Public & General Employees Scholarship Program (Deadline June 30, 2014)

Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children of the National Union’s 340,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education.

For more information go to National Union Scholarship Program

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 July

Nova Scotia Golf Association Bursaries (Deadline July 15, 2013) *not yet updated for this year

The Murray Purcell Bursary Program is designed to assist NSGA members in continuing their education. Amounts will be reviewed and set annually by the Association.

 

The Association awards annually, eight (8) Bursaries including one (1) for $3000.00; one (1) for $2500.00; one (1) for $2000.00 and five (5) in the amount of $1500.00 each. 

Bursaries are only available to current members of the Nova Scotia Golf Association

For More Information go to NSGA

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Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command Bursary/Scholarship (Deadline July 15 each year)

Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command Bursary/Scholarship Committee met recently to select this years Bursary/Scholarship recipients with the following being awarded:

3 Wales Scholarships at $2,000.00 each
7 Elsie Jean Lambert Memorial Scholarships at $1,000.00 each
10 Former Branch 25 Bursary at $1,000.00 each
4 Jack Moore Memorial Bursary at $500.00 each
10 AIL Insurance Bursary at $500.00 each
24 NS/NU Command Bursary at $500.00 each

For more information go to Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command Bursaries/Scholarships

 

Other applications deadlines: 

  • May 1st: Equals6-Top Talent Scholarship Program