SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES: Grade 12!

A REMINDER TO STUDENTS & PARENTS:

It is the student's responsibility to research their own scholarship and bursary opportunities,
including requests for all supporting documentation, such as transcripts (which must be requested in the guidance office), reference letters, essays, etc.
 
Guidance will post all scholarships and bursaries that come through our office; however there is an abundance of other opportunities for post-secondary money both provincially and nationally. Please see the links provided below for more information.
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It's never too early to start preparing yourself to apply for student awards!

TIPS ON APPLYING FOR STUDENT AWARDS

from Richmond Academy Guidance can be found HERE

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NOVA SCOTIA STUDENT ASSISTANCE (Student Loans)

THE ONLINE APPLICATION FOR GRADS 2019 IS NOW LIVE!!!!! APPLY NOW!

For info about student loans, visit the website at:

http://novascotia.ca/studentassistance

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STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS: Nova Scotia's leading source for finding scholarship money: 

www.studentscholarships.org 

STUDENTSCHOLARSHIPS.ORG: Nova Scotia high school students are encouraged to apply to any of the 10 scholarships from the Nova Scotia Scholarships Newsletter.

Posters for all scholarships can be found at: http://www.studentscholarships.org/2014scholarships.php If you are interested in a more comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities, please visit: http://www.studentscholarships.org 

 

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ScholarTree

Scholarships Made Simple. The best place to find scholarships or start a scholarship program in Canada! To help with students prepare and transition to post-secondary life we have launched the ScholarTree Blog.

University students write the blog because we want the information to be as relevant to current student life as possible.

https://scholartree.ca/

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INTRODUCING 'YCONIC' - formerly 'Student Awards':

Canada's free scholarship matching service for financial assistance.

https://yconic.com/

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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA ABORIGINAL BURSARIES SEARCH TOOL:

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada have information on over 750 bursaries.

Aboriginal students are encouraged to visit their website: www.aandc.gc.ca/bursaries

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SCHOLARSHIPS CANADA: Canada's scholarship website for scholarships, bursaries and grants. Also has information about student loans, applications, and budget planning.

http://scholarshipscanada.com/

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ACADEMIC INVEST: For grant, scholarship and bursary funding, as well as employment and internship opportunities, news and information pertaining to students.

www.AcademicInvest.com

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Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Page:

https://www.nscc.ca/admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/student-awards/default.aspx

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Note: When required to send a TRANSCRIPT of your marks with a bursary or scholarship application, ALWAYS give the MOST RECENT update of your marks, or you may be eliminating yourself from consideration for that award.

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

Community, Post-Secondary, Provincial, and National

 

COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

CHARLES FOREST CO-OP BURSARY: $200 - Student / Parent must be a member of the Charles Forest Co-op.  Student must sign up at the Guidance Centre.

Deadline to sign up is February 26, 2021

St. Joseph's Credit Union Bursary for 2020-2021: 5 scholarships at  $1,000.00 each. Student or Parent/Guardian must be a member. Please sign up at the guidance office to qualify.
Deadline to sign up is February 23, 2021

L'Aroise Men's club - Must be accepted to Community College, University or other Post-Secondary, must be from L'Ardoise.  May 7, 2021. Information

A. Alcorn Munro Post- Secondary Entrance Scholarship $1500 April 30, 2021 - Information

Premium Seafood Limited Bursary - Must be a son, daughter, grandchild or sibling of a worker or member of Premium.  Students must sign up at the Guidance Centre by April 21, 2021

St Peters and Area Lions Club May 20, 2021 Information and Application 

The Reverend Melvin Findlay Memorial Award - May 31 Information and Application 

Retired Teacher Organization - May 30, 2021 Information

Knights of Columbus -  Father Duncan MacIsaac Bursary - May 30, 2021 Information and Application

Richmond Local Student Bursaries NSTU - May 11, 2021 Application

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PROVINCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

The Friends Of Sable Island - $1500 April 30, 2021 Information    More Information

Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada - April 30, 2021  Information

PSAANS (Public school Administrators Association of Nova Scotia)  June 1, 2021 - Application  Guidelines 

Minister’s Awards for Creative Excellence in the Arts - May 3, 2021 Application and Information 

Black Educators Association - May 30, 2021 Information and application 

GREEN SCHOOLS NOVA SCOTIA SCHOLARSHIPS: Preparing for Green Careers: There's Something for Everyone! Changes to our energy sources and our technology are already having a big impact on the next generation of tradespeople in Nova Scotia. Check out these post-secondary programs for a sampling of careers in energy efficiency:

žDalhousie University: School for Resource and Environmental Studies
The Passive House Institute US (PHIUS): Certified Builder Training
Canada Green Building Council - (LEED) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design: Certifier Course
žNSCCž Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology
NSCC Environmental Engineering Technology
NSCC Natural Resources Environmental Technology
NSCC Refrigeration & Air Conditioning – Geothermal

Check out these energy-related scholarships:

Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship
Nova Scotia Energy Training Program- wage subsidy

DEADLINE(S): Various - see individual opportunities

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NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

North American Van Lines 2021 Logistics Scholarship Competition  Dec. 15, 2021 Information and Application 

Nelson Scholarship Program - June 30, 2021 Information and Application 

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ANNUAL POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

NSCC SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES & AWARDS: This year, NSCC have opened their Entrance Awards applications much sooner than in the past -- in fact, they're currently LIVE. They offer 26 entrance awards (two per campus) to recognize outstanding students entering an NSCC certificate or diploma program directly from a Nova Scotia high school. These awards financially support students who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their communities as well as academic achievement.

The entrance awards application period is November 1 – March 15 each year for students entering NSCC programs in the following academic year.

More information on these awards can be found at the following link: www.nscc.ca/entranceawards

DEADLINE: March 15, 2021

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BAYTECH COLLEGE: There is one $500 Entrance Scholarship available to a Richmond Academy graduate who has applied and gained acceptance into a Welding, Electrical, Plumbing, or Carpentry program at BayTech College in Moncton, NB. If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, please write a 500 word (max.) letter to the Richmond Academy Scholarship Committee explaining why you feel you are a deserving recipient of this scholarship, the program you applied to, as well as a transcript of your current marks, and submit to guidance.

DEADLINE: June 2019

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CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY (CBU) SCHOLARSHIPS: Students MUST APPLY for these scholarships - they are NOT automatically entered when applying for admissions. There are Major Entrance Scholarships. For more information and to find application forms, visit www.cbu.ca/scholarships

DEADLINE: March 2021

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DALHOUSIE 'General Entrance Award Application': The 2016 - 2017 General Entrance Award Application will be available for admitted students in December 2016. Admitted students must apply through DalOnline. Students awaiting admission can apply using the paper application, which will be available at a later date. For more info and eligiblity, please go to: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters/funding_sources/scholarships...

DEADLINE: March 2019

DALHOUSIE 'Harrison McCain' Scholarship: Available annually to students attending the Faculty of Agriculture (excluding Pre-Vet or Vet Tech) or School or Nursing. Value of $16,000 ($4,000 per year). Criteria is a minimum of 80% average in the senior year of high schoo, financial need, leadership qualities, and a recognized initiative in funding your own education. For more info and eligiblity, please go to: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters/funding_sources/scholarships...

DEADLINE: March 2019

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SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS:

IMPORTANT ADMISSIONS CHANGE – Students will now only require one Grade 12 Science as opposed to two Grade 12 Sciences in the past in order to be admissible into the Science program. That Grade 12 Science course can be either Chemistry 12, Biology 12, Physics 12 or Computer Programming 12.

IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIP CHANGEScholarship deadline is now March 1 as opposed to March 15 in previous years. Students will NOT need a letter of reference for their scholarship applications this year. For more information, please go to http://www.smu.ca/academics/scholarships/scholarships-entrance-awards.html

DEADLINE: March 1st, 2019

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STFX GENERAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS: StFX is founded on the values of academic excellence, leadership, and service to others. The StFX National Entrance Scholarship Program reflects these qualities by recognizing students’ achievements and assisting them financially in their efforts to obtain a quality education. Eligible students are automatically considered for an entrance scholarship when they apply, if they have at least an 85%+ average in the courses required for their desired program. More detailed information, please go to: https://stfx.ca/admissions/tuition-and-financial-aid/scholarships/nova-s...

DEADLINE: Admission application recieved by March 1, 2021

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY CIBC Scholastic Award: This award was established by CIBC as part of their commitment to making a difference in communities through sponsorships with strategic focus on youth and education. This $4000 bursary is open to all Canadian citizens from any province or territory in Canada. This bursary will be awarded to a student demonstrating financial need and also leadership achievements in community and high school as reflected by their extracurricular activities. Two letters of reference are required, at least one of which must be from the applicant’s high school guidance counsellor or a high school teacher. This bursary requires a minimum high school average of 80% to be considered for the award and has the potential to be renewable in subsequent years of study at StFX. Applications are available in guidance.

DEADLINE: TBD for 2018-19 Post-Secondary Year

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UNIVERSITY OF KING'S COLLEGE ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS: Apply to King’s by March 1 to be automatically considered for a general entrance scholarship, valued between $500 and $3500:

  • 80-84.9%: $500

  • 85-89.9%: $2000

  • 90-94.9%: $2500

  • 95%+: $3500

King’s also offers the following Major Entrance Scholarships for which special applications are required.

See full list at http://ukings.ca/finances/scholarships/new-student-scholarships/undergraduate-scholarships

  • all application forms by January 15

  • a cover sheet and 3 copies of a 4-7 page high school essay* by January 15

  • your high school transcripts (by March 2)

*The essay you submit should be analytic or comparative in nature; it should create and defend a thesis statement. Please ensure your essay is well edited and represents a clear, effective argument.

DEADLINES: Major Entrance Scholarships - January 2021; General Entrance Scholarships - March 2021

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UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS: If you’re in high school and want to be considered for scholarship support, complete the general scholarship application by Mar 1. It covers the majority of UNB entrance scholarships (400+) available to Canadian and international high school applicants who are starting an undergraduate program at UNB. One application covers both campuses. You’ll be assessed for scholarship opportunities once you’ve been admitted into an undergraduate degree program. UNB’s scholarship support ranges from $500 to $100,000! Late applications are accepted but opportunities will be limited. More information can be found at http://www.unb.ca/scholarships/highschool/index.html

DEADLINE: March 1, 2021

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UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO/FACULTY OF MATHMATICS ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS 2017-2018: Available to students who accept their offer of admission and meet UofW requirements. As many as 200 scholarships are offered, ranging from $1,000 to full cost. In addition, the University of Waterloo offers entrance scholarships based on grades and bursaries based on financial need. Talk to your math teacher about participating in the Euclid Contest during your grade 12 year (this year written on April 6, 2017) to be eligible for Faculty of Mathematics entrance scholarships (www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca). For more info, please visit the following links:

www.uwaterloo.ca/math/future-undergraduates/funding-and-awards/entrance-scholarships

www.uwaterloo.ca/findoutmore/financing/bursraries

Get your Admission Information Form (AIF) at: www.uwaterloo.ca/findoutmore/admissions/admission-information-form

Faculty of Mathematics Olympiad, National, and Global Scholarship Application Deadline: February 2019

University of Waterloo Entrance Bursary Application Deadline: Mid-April 2019

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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 terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) 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.

- See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/#sthash.qiYrhHp9.dpuf

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 terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) 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.

- See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/#sthash.qiYrhHp9.dpuf

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 terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) 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.

- See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/#sthash.qiYrhHp9.dpuf

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 terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) 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.

- See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/#sthash.qiYrhHp9.dpuf

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 terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) 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.

- See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/#sthash.qiYrhHp9.dpuf

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 terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) 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.

- See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/#sthash.qiYrhHp9.dpuf

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 terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) 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.

- See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/#sthash.qiYrhHp9.dpuf