External Awards/Scholarships/Bursaries Listings 2018+


Students are responsible for checking the criteria and deadlines and submitting their applications to the sponsoring organization or designate.

*This is a not a comprehensive list and students are encouraged to check with their parent/guardian associations such as workplace/unions/clubs/places of worship, etc. for other available awards as well as their own volunteer or student organizations and clubs.

Sign up at create a profile and check in on a regular basis (every week suggested) for potential awards.

*Due dates may change slightly from year to year. Students are responsible for checking and meeting application deadlines for the year of application.

* Local scholarships and bursaries are noted in italics

Award Information


Deadline Information

Loran Scholarship

$1500-$16000 renewable

Minimum 80% average, Community Service, Leadership. For use at selected universities. Visit Counselling Centre and /or go to

If student would like to be considered as a sponsored applicant, completed application must be submitted to EAA Counselling Centre on or before October 5, 2018.


The school may only sponsor 3 applicants. The school (School Counsellor) will forward the sponsored applications to the Loran committee by the Oct. deadline.

All other student applicants are to send their completed applications directly to Loran award committee (address given on application). Must be received by their office on or before October 24th, 2018.



October 5, 2018

Direct pool applicants

October 18, 2018




Burger King Scholars Program

Grants awards ranging from $1,000.00 to $50,000.00.


Recipients are selected based on a 70% average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service. Apply at

Applications Open October 15th 2018


DEADLINE December 15, 2018


RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship


15 awards of $10,000 each, plus 6 Me to We Trips

Students attending a Canadian post-secondary institution in fall 2017


Applications OPEN November 2018;


~Deadline February 2019

TD Canada Trust Scholarship

Up to $10,000 renewable(tuition)+ $7500/year (living expenses)



Outstanding community service, leadership with post-secondary academic requirements in areas such as environmental cleanup, promotion of social justice, or fight against child poverty. Up to 20 scholarships awarded nationally.

~November 25, 2018


Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation Scholarship (Of interest to female students planning on entering a university engineering program / may apply in the first year of engineering studies)



Each year CEMF offers up to five $5,000 Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships to young women across Canada enrolled in a full time engineering program who are proven leaders, active in their community and volunteer work, and act as mentors to other young women to encourage them to pursue a career in engineering. These scholarships are not based on academic achievement.




(1st yr. of university)

RRFB presents:

Nova Scotia Recycles Scholarship and Contest

Various amounts


The essay contest is open to Grade 12 students and the theme focuses on ways to reduce waste. There will be 6 x $1,500 scholarships, 7 x $750 scholarship and 1 Provincial Prize winner of $5,000 scholarship.

Multimedia/Photography based contest open to Grades 10-12.


~January 9, 2019.


The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Up to $7,000.00 per

year for a maximum of four years.


The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award recognizes humanitarian volunteer work. Students must demonstrate a strong performance in academics, athletics and volunteerism. Download an application form at .


February 1, 2019.

Kin Canada / Kinsmen and Kinette Hal Rogers Endowment Fund Bursary

48 awards of $1000



Successful applicants are chosen based on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need. Go to for application and details.




February 1, 2019


Schulich Leader Scholarships

Canadian Schulich Leader Scholarships are undergraduate scholarships for students intending to enroll in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) areas of study at a minimum of one of the 20 selected universities. All Canadian high schools and secondary schools (not including Quebec) may submit one Schulich Leader Nominee each. Cégeps (in Quebec) may select two nominees each. Schulich Leader Nominees are selected by their individual schools and must possess at least two of three criteria:

1. Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership

2. Academic excellence

3. Financial need

Go to for application and details.

Expression of interest need to be submitted to Counselling Centre NO LATER THAN February 9, 2019.




Youth in Motion's search for Canada's 2014 Top 20 Under 20 honors young people under the age of 20 years old who have demonstrated significant levels of innovation, achievement, and leadership and have gone above and beyond to make their community a better place. All nominations must include a letter of endorsement by a sponsor. To learn more about this award visit


February 14, 2019 at 4:30pm EST


St. Francis Xavier University,

Phillip W. Oland and J.P. McCarthy Scholarships

$6000 per year/ renewable


Philip W. Oland Scholarships (available to students from Atlantic provinces only) and J.P. McCarthy Scholarships (entering students from any Canadian province) – for students with high scholastic standing and demonstrated leadership ability. Renewable for four years at $6,000 per year. Student must be planning to attend St. F.X. in September, 2014, have an excellent academic record and demonstrated leadership in school and community. To be considered for school nomination, student must submit a résumé, a letter of intent stating their post-secondary program, and why they believe they should be the school nominee based on the scholarship criteria to Counselling Centre.

~February 28th, 2019


Harrison McCain Scholarship (StFX)

Awarded to any high school student in Canada,
with a recognized initiative to funding their own education, who possess strong leadership abilities and in financial need. Renewable for four years at $4,000 per year. This award requires a separate application found on

March 1, 2019

RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for Aboriginals

10 awards worth up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years

Status and non-status Indians, Inuit or Métis pursuing post-secondary education

~March 1, 2019


Cape Breton University Entrance Scholarships

$500 - $30,000


Scholarships awarded based on academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and letters of reference


March 1, 2019


Memorial University Entrance Scholarships

$1000 - $3,000

March 1, 2019

St. Thomas University Major Entrance Scholarships

$1000 - $12,500


Averages vary by scholarship from %80 and higher. Other criteria such as leadership, extra-curricular, volunteerism, etc. may apply. Go to for specific eligibility requirements and application.


March 1, 2019


University of King’s College Entrance Scholarships

$1000 - $9,000


To be considered, students must have an admissions average of 88% or higher, and submit an essay they have written for a senior high school class. The essay must be signed by a high school official verifying that it is the student's original work. This essay is very important in determining whether you will receive an entrance scholarship offer, so please select it with great care.

March 1, 2019


East Coast Credit Union Bursary Program

6 Bursaries @ $1000.00 each


To be eligible, the applicant must:

~ Be a Canadian citizen

~ Apply the award toward expenses for full-time education/training at any accredited post-secondary institution (technical or university)

~ Be an East Coast Credit Union member, a child or grandchild of and East Coast Credit Union Board of Directors.

~ Be entering 1st year of post-secondary education


March 1, 2019.

Knights of Columbus

Simon J. Khattar Scholarship



Grade 12, practising Catholic students who have high academic standing, entering program of studies at university, college or community college following grade 12. Contact your local K of C for an application sponsored by your own parish.


March 10, 2019


Dalhousie University Scholarships

$500 - $5,000


Min. 80% average, community and school service, leadership.


~March 10, 2019


St. Mary’s University Scholarships

$500 - $5,000


Offered to any high school graduate with an Admissions Average of 80% and higher.



~March 10, 2019


Mount St. Vincent University Entrance Scholarship

$1200-$9000 (renewable)


Offered to any high school graduate with an Admissions Average of 80% and higher.


~March 10, 2019


Bell Scholarship, Mount Allison University



This entrance scholarship celebrates students who have demonstrated strong academic ability, leadership potential, volunteer work, extracurricular activities, work experience, and good citizenship.

~March 14, 2019

Faculty of Agriculture ~ Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarships

Up to $9250 (renewable)


Available exclusively to students entering undergraduate or technical study at Dalhousie Agricultural Campus.


~March 14, 2019


The Leonard Foundation



The main criteria for funding is based on financial need.

To view scholarship criteria and application please visit the following website:


~March 14, 2019.


Nova Scotia Power Employees’ Children Scholarship

$1,500.00 renewable

Award is offered to children/dependents of regular employees or retirees of Nova Scotia Power. Solid academic record, leadership, service to community, extra-curricular activities and an essay are requirements for this award.


~March 25, 2019

Nova Scotia Power Employment Equity Scholarship

renewable $1,500.00

Offered to students who are disabled persons; persons of visible minorities or Aboriginal persons.


~March 25, 2019.


Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Memorial Scholarship

$6,000.00 award

available to Nova Scotia students beginning an undergraduate degree at a Maritime university this fall.

The applicant must also have demonstrated an interest in multiculturalism and human rights. Forms can be downloaded at

March 31, 2019


NS Power Employment Equity Entrance Scholarship



For graduating students who are disabled persons; persons of visible minorities; or Aboriginal persons.

~March 31, 2019


AHEPA Educational Foundation Scholarships

$500 - $2000


For students of Greek descent who excel academically and require financial assistance.

Various Dates in March/April

(Please check)


Nova Scotia Power Inc. Scholarships

Various Amounts

Information and applications are available in the Student Services Department or at NSPI website at scholarships/default.aspx

~March 31, 2019


Techsploration Scholarships

$2000.00 to St. Mary’s University

10 scholarships and bursaries ranging ( $1000 - $3000)



To be eligible, the young woman must have been a member of a Techsploration school team and be enrolled in a post-secondary science, trades, or technology related program in which women are underrepresented. Complete information and applications can be found on the following website:

~April 10, 2019


PAANS/ Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia

( for students with disabilities)

Various amounts


To assist Nova Scotians with disabilities in their pursuit of post-secondary education and training. Additional consideration given to community involvement, extracurricular activities. academic performance, and approach to overcoming barriers. Go to for details and application.

~April 15, 2019

3:00 p.m. E.S.T. deadline

Hockey Nova Scotia Academic / Athletic Awards 2016

7 awards of $1000.00


Hockey Nova Scotia (HNS) recognizes individuals in amateur hockey who have achieved a high level of performance both on and off the ice. There are seven different scholarships that will be awarded to student athletes entering a program of study at a technical school, college, or university in Canada Applications and reference letters are available at this link:


~April 14, 2019.


Nova Scotia Power Trades Scholarship

$1,000.00 non-renewable


The Nova Scotia Power Trades Scholarship encourages and support students entering Trades related to Utility or Energy sectors. Available to students enrolling in Power Engineering, Industrial Instrumentation, Utility Line Work–Construction and Maintenance at the Nova Scotia Community College.


~April 20, 2019.



Teachers Plus Credit Union

$1000 per year


Academic achievement and school/community participation. Parent or grandparent must be member of the Teachers Credit Union. Applications available at .



Deadline: ~April 21, 2019.

Pengrowth-NS Energy Scholarship Program/ University Students

$2,500 (renewable over 4 years) $10,000


Scholarships valued at $10,000 ($2,500 renewable over four years), are awarded annually to students completing grade 12 at a Nova Scotia high school with the intent to pursue energy-related studies at university. Students applying for the university scholarship must be accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution for studies in business, science or engineering at the bachelor level. Students must be graduating from a Nova Scotia secondary school with a full academic course load in grade 12 and an average mark of 75 percent or B in their final year. Applicants must also demonstrate a record of community involvement, such as volunteer work, sports and other community based activities. Students applying must not be receiving additional scholarship support in excess of $2,500.

Deadline to submit completed application to Counselling Centre for nomination consideration is April 19, 2019.

* Important to note: Student will not be eligible for this award if receiving other scholarship/bursary/award financial support in excess of $2,500. Visit for details and application.


Nova Scotia Power Environment

$1,000.00 Entrance


Awarded to individuals in an environmental-related program at any Nova Scotia post secondary institution.

Must be submitted to Counselling Centre NO LATER THAN April 25, 2019

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia ( ICANS ) High School Scholarship Program

Four (4) $1000 scholarships available to NS High School students


Awarded to Nova Scotia students pursuing university Bachelor Degree in Business or Commerce. Other criteria: exemplary academic ability, strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills, and good judgment, integrity, and persistence. Go to:

See Counselling Centre for application / details.

~April 25, 2019



Black Educators Association Bursary


African Nova Scotian (Black) Learner. At least one parent of African descent. Demonstrate financial need. Will be pursuing studies at a post-secondary institution. This includes university Transition Year Program. Applications available in Counselling Centre office or contact B.E.A at 424-7036.

Completed applications must be received by the Black Educator’s Association by 4:00 p.m. April 25, 2019.


Angad Hundal Memorial Award

See application on website

5000$. The applicants will be judged by the qualities like self-discipline, empathy, compassion, patience, tolerance, being just, helpfulness, open-mindedness, authenticity, consistency, perseverance and last but not the least the respect

Provide three letters of support from teachers, coaches or other individuals in position of authority, who personally know you for minimum 2 years.

April 30th

Antigonish Kinsmen IMO Danny Chiasson

500$ to the student who has exemplified qualities of leadership and contribution to the school community and

April 30th

Tracadie Veterans Bursary

Short Essay Required; Criteria and Application form available in the Counselling Centre.


Havre Boucher Veterans Bursary

Short Essay Required; Criteria and Application form available in the Counselling Centre.


Nova Scotia Equestrian Foundation/

Up to six awards of $500.00 each

You must have been an NSEF member in Good Standing for the past two years. You must have lived in Nova Scotia for the past two (2) years and be a Canadian citizen or hold landed immigrant status. You must be registered or attending an accredited Post Secondary educational institute on a full-time basis in order to be eligible for the award. You must attend one semester after the award is received. Please submit Letter of Acceptance if entering for first time.

May 1, 2018

NS Power / Emera

Aboriginal Scholarship


See application on website.

Must be of aboriginal descent and planning to attend a post-secondary program of studies.

Go to

May 1, 2018


Pengrowth-NS Energy Scholarship Program/ NS Power Trades NSCC

(8) $2500 Awards


The program also offers up to ten non-renewable $2,500 scholarships for first-year students pursuing energy-related trades and technology programs at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). Applicants must be completing Grade 12 at a Nova Scotia high school or be mature students returning to the academic community to continue their education. A mature student indicates students who have graduated from a Nova Scotia high school one or more years ago. Students applying must be graduating with a Nova Scotia high school diploma.

Two of the trade scholarships are designated each year to Aboriginal students.

Visit for details and application.

Deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. , May 1, 2019




~May 1, 2019

Raymond E. Ivany Merit Scholarship

$ 1000


This award is open to all students entering their first year of studies at any campus of NSCC. Students must demonstrate their desire to pursue the transformative power of education for the betterment of their own lives and the lives of others. Recipients must combine a commitment to portfolio learning, academic potential and for whom financial assistance /need is an essential element in continuing their education. Application deadline is May 2, 2014. For more details and application, go to

~May 1, 2019


St FX Class of 54 Award


Based on severe financial need. Check on annual availability. See Mrs. Marchand if you meet the severe financial need criterion and have the necessary grades/courses for STFX Program Admissions. This award application is by school nomination only. (UNDER REVIEW)

~May 15, 2019


C.U.P.E Local 955, Antigonish Unit Educational Awards

(3) $200.00 Awards



~ must have a parent who is an active member of the Antigonish Unit (working in Antigonish County) of CUPE local 955

~ application form, a resume and transcript must be submitted

~ a copy of letter of acceptance must be forwarded to the Award Committee with the application form (form available in Counselling Centre)

~May 15, 2019


Tourism / Culinary Scholarship for Nova Scotia Programs

$ 1000


The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council is pleased to provide scholarship opportunities to high school graduates interested in continuing their education in a recognized post-secondary tourism and/or culinary program in Nova Scotia.

For more details and application, go to

~May 15, 2019


The Construction Association of NS (CANS) Building Futures for Youth Award

(4) - $1000.00


Four (4) $1,000 awards are open to all students who have successfully completed the Building Futures for Youth program and are entering a construction-related program or an apprenticeship training program at any NSCC campus in the 2014-2016 academic year.

For more information on eligibility, criteria and how to apply visit:

~May 15, 2019


Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) – College Entrance Scholarship



High school students in their final year of school and who are enrolling in September of this year in a minimum two-year college diploma program in - Accommodation, Chef, Cook, Culinary, Events, Pastry Chef, Food and Beverage, Golf Club, Hospitality, Hotel, Resort, Restaurant, Tourism, Catering Management • Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Landed Immigrants For more information on eligibility, criteria and how to apply visit:

May 15, 2019


Lions’ Ted Greene Memorial Bursary (Antigonish Lions Club)

Community Volunteer Work

Good Academic Standing (>70% average)

Financial Need

Conditional Upon attending post-secondary institution

May 15th

“Warden Russell Boucher Memorial Bursary”

Reside in the Municipality of the County of Antigonish

Be pursuing a post-secondary program at a Canadian university or community college

Demonstrate a dedication to academics – working hard to meet and/or exceed their goals

Exemplify Russell’s excellence in leadership, commitment to school and community and his desire to make a difference

May 15th

Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia Scholarships and Bursaries

(4) $500.00

(2) Bursaries

(2) Scholarships


Eligibility – person who is:

1. Under the care of a physician for the treatment of epilepsy

2. Accepted for study at a recognized post secondary school (proof required)

3. Resided in Nova Scotia for the last 12 months

4. A Canadian citizen or landed immigrant

May 30th University

July 31 Community College



Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union, Antigonish Local

Must be the child of a member of the NSNU at St Martha’s Regional Hospital.

Submit your name and parent/guardian’s name to Mrs. Marchand BEFORE May 15th

Performing Arts

Scholarship Program for African Nova Scotian Students





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

  1. applicant must be an African Nova Scotian (Black) student
  2. applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada whose parent(s) is/are of African descent (Black)
  3. applicants must be a resident of Nova Scotia

Please see the following link for more information and applications:

May 30, 2019


The Kidney Foundation of Canada Bursary

(5 awards) $500.00


~ selection of bursary recipients will be on the basis of their stated goals, financial need and medical condition relative to those goals.

~ any kidney patient, or a dependent child of a kidney patient may apply for a bursary

Please see Counselling Centre for an application.

June 15, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.


Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Scholarship

$1000 for 4 years

Academic excellence (applicants must have an average of 85% or higher to apply), Awards and recognition Extra-curricular activities and community service, Evidence of interest in pursuing an education and career in medical/health sciences. Please see the following link for more information and applications:

June 30, 2019


Abbott IBD Scholarship Program in Support of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada

Go to for application details, eligibility requirements. 7 one-time scholarships up to $5000

Deadline for application is June 30, 2019


Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Bursaries

6 bursaries at $1000.00


For full-time students who are planning on attending university or community college. Various bursaries available. Please check criteria on NSFLB website / bursaries link. Essay required. Application forms available at:

July 11, 2019


AES Engineers Scholarship



To be eligible students need to answer one of the essay questions found on the following website:

Oct. 6, 2019