The following scholarships and more are available at this website:

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: We would appreciate it if you could print and display the poster in order to bring the scholarship to the attention of your graduating students, and distribute forms to those who request them.  All forms are to be postmarked no later than March 31, 2018 in order for the applicant to be considered for the scholarship.

Tourism Scholarships

There are three scholarships available for high school students who are pursuing post-secondary education in tourism and hospitality and culinary.  To download the application forms, please click on the Scholarship section of our website –  Please note that students can apply for only one scholarship.


Due to the tight deadline scholarships are to be emailed to:

NSTHRC Scholarship Committee

ATTN:  Janie Rozee


Scholarship candidates will be judged on the following:

·     Application—Content and Presentation

·     Academic Standing

·     Extra-curricular Activities

·     References

·     Post-secondary—Field of Study


Include copies of all achievements and special activities, such as volunteer work.

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. 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.  Your school counsellor must nominate you for this award; be sure to see Mrs. Blanchard if interested.


University Scholarship

Eligibility requirements:

• Must be accepted into an accredited post-secondary educational institution for studies in business, science or engineering at the bachelor level

• Must be graduating from a Nova Scotia secondary school with a full academic course load in the final year (Grade 12) with an average mark of 75 per cent or higher

• Must not accept scholarships or bursaries from other sources that collectively exceed $2,500.00

• Must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and a permanent resident of Nova Scotia


One scholarship is designated to a visible minority*


To apply: Applications can be downloaded from the Nova Scotia Department of Energy website. Student candidates must be nominated by a guidance counselor. Completed applications can be submitted to the Department of Energy for final review by an awards committee. Please see for more details.

Nova Scotia Community College Scholarship

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be accepted into the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) for full-time studies in an eligible trade or technology program. View a full list of eligible programs on the application form
  • Must have graduated with a Nova Scotia high school diploma
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and a permanent resident of Nova Scotia
  • One scholarship is designated to an Aboriginal student*
  • Mature students pursuing a designated NSCC energy-related program may apply for this scholarship.

To apply: Applications can be sent directly to the NSCC Foundation by following the application procedures outlined on You can also find the information on


To find out more please contact:

Nova Scotia Department of Energy

(902) 424-1559


Applications are now open! Over 500 scholarships & bursaries are available, valued at $600,000.  To be approved, you should demonstrate financial need, leadership and volunteer experience, and career interest.

Scholarships for family members of NSGEU members

The National Union of Public and General Employees is offering four scholarships of $1,500 each to students who plan to enter the 1st year of a public, post-secondary educational institution full-time in 2017-2018 and who are children/grandchildren or foster children/grandchildren of the NSGEU.

Application forms may be downloaded here:

Berridge Programs

Berridge Programs (for acting and film-making; see "Extra Opportunities) has two types of scholarships available this year,  a Merit Scholarship in the amount of $1500 and a Financial Need Scholarship for up to 70% off the program tuition.  You can find information about scholarships here

Valley Waste Scholarship

A $2500 scholarship is offered through Divert NS (formerly the RRFB). This is the organization that manages the deposit refund system on bottles and provides solid waste education across NS.


As in years past, Divert is offering a $2500 scholarship to a deserving student in each region of NS (ours will be from Kings & Annapolis). In addition, a provincial winner will be selected from these regional winners. Details can be found on their website as well as on their Facebook page and Twitter.

CST Consultants Scholarships

Two $6,000 scholarships are available – C.S.T. Consultants Inc. Guruparan and Winsor Scholarships.  These scholarships are available annually to two Canadian citizens who are academically gifted, well-rounded, and will be 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 be intending to pursue their first undergraduate commerce/finance/business degree/diploma at a recognized post-secondary institution in or outside of Canada. 


The Awards Selection Committee will award $6,000 to one successful female applicant for the Guruparan Scholarship and $6,000 to one successful male applicant for the Winsor Scholarship, through competition.  These awards are in memoriam of  Karthiha Guruparan, a  bright and determined CST summer student, who was on her way to completing her CMA and Bill Winsor, one of our most successful and engaged Branch Managers.


Further information is outlined on the websites listed: or If you require any assistance or additional information, please contact Leslie Spaeth at

Community Foundation of Nova Scotia

Several new scholarships to check out!

*NEW* 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.