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 2018-2019 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 

DEADLINES: March 30, 2018 - December 30, 2018

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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

St. Josephs Credit Union - Petit de Grat Bursaries 2019: This year, there will be FIVE $1,000 Bursaries available from St. Joseph's Credit Union in Petit de Grat. Student or parent must be a member. If you are eligible, please put your name on the sign-up sheet in the Guidance office by the deadline or you will not be considered.

DEADLINE has passed for 2019

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Charles Forest Co-op 2019 Bursary ($200.00): Recipient will be chosen by the RECA Scholarship Committee. Student's parent must be member of Charles Forest Co-op, Arichat. If you are eligible, please put your name on the sign-up sheet in the Guidance office by the deadline or you will not be considered.

DEADLINE has passed for 2019 (was April 18)

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LOUISDALE LIONS CLUB BURSARY: Open to 2019 Graduates. Eligible applicants must be from the Louisdale and surrounding area (345 phone prefix) and pursuing post-secondary education (college or university). Applications requirements have increased from previous years. Please pick up an application ASAP to ensure you have all tasks completed on time. Available in guidance office.

DEADLINE has passed for 2019 (was April 23 by 12:15pm)

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Riverdale Community Services Society Bursary 2019: The Riverdale Community Services Society (RCSS) is granting bursary valued at $500 from Richmond Education Centre and Academy or SAERC. Students within the catchment area of the Riverdale Community Center (Whiteside/Evanston/Walkerville/Lower River/Hureauville/Grantville/Cleveland/Kempt Road/Port Malcolm) are eligible to apply (full civic address must be provided to determine eligibility). Must be actively volunteering and enrolled/attending a recognized post-secondary institution in the fall of 2019.

Please note that due to the mandate of the Riverdale Community Services Society as a volunteer organization, a demonstrated record of volunteer service in this community or specifically with the RCSS events is required. Selection of the awarded candidate is at the sole discretion of the Board of the RCSS.

Applications are available in the RECA Guidance Office.

DEADLINE has passed (was May 3, 2019)

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Marie Boyd Memorial C.W.L. Bursary: Available to graduating student from River Bourgeois. Student must be attending St. John the Baptist Church, involved in community activities and attending post secondary education. Please sign you name at the Guidance office.

Deadline has passed (was May 7, 2019)

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D’ESCOUSSE CIVIC IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY BURSARY 2019: Any students in the community of D’Escousse, and is enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution may apply for the D’Escousse Bursary. Every student applying for the bursary will receive the basic $100 amount, however this amount could increase pending the Society’s financial position, school involvement and especially community involvement. Applications are available in RECA Guidance.

DEADLINE has passed (was May 10, 2019)

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St. Peters & Area Lions Club 2019 Achievement Awards: St. Peter’s and Area Lions Club are inviting applications from students, graduating with the Richmond Academy Class of 2019, and residing in Eastern Richmond County, for their “Annual Achievement Awards”. Various awards will be presented to successful applicants at graduation ceremonies. Applications available at RECA Guidance Office.

DEADLINE has passed (was May 10, 2019)

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The Richmond Branch of the Retired Teacher Organization (RTO) Bursaries: We will be offering two (2) bursaries in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200) each. These bursaries are open to any student graduating in June of 2019 and registered in a post-secondary institution for September 2018. Applicants must be residents of Richmond County. The following criteria have been chosen to assist the committee in choosing bursary recipients:

  • Students who will be pursuing a post-secondary education at a community college, technical institute, or university.
  • Financial need
  • Involvement in co-curricular/extra-curricular activities
  • Scholastic achievement in terms of a student working to the best of their abilities
  • Good all-around student.

Please pick up an application package in guidance.

DEADLINE has passed (was May 10, 2019)

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FREDDIE MACNEIL MEMORIAL ROYALS TOURNAMENT SCHOLARSHIP 2019: All applicants must have participated in the Strait Richmond Minor Hockey system at one time, be in good academic standing, and be active in community volunteer work. Please pick up an application sheet in guidance.

DEADLINE has passed (was May 13, 2019)

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 47 ST. PETER'S BURSARY: St.Peter's Branch 47 disburses four bursaries of $250 each to successful applicants. A letter of acceptance from the post-secondary educational institution you will be attending must accompany your application. Applications are open to children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Branch veterans. Please pick up an application form in guidance.

DEADLINE has passed (was May 15, 2019)

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LOUISDALE LIONS CLUB BURSARY 2019 - ROUND 2: Open to 2019 Graduates. Eligible applicants must be from Louisdale and/or surrounding areas (Kempt Rd., Grand Anse or Dundee) and pursuing post-secondary education (college or university). Application requirements have increased from previous years. Please pick up an application ASAP to ensure you have all tasks completed on time. Applications only available in guidance office. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED.

DEADLINE has passed (was May 17th, 2019)

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Frank J. Mombourquette $300.00 Bursary 2019

Criteria:

  • 2019 RA graduate
  • Acceptance at community college, university or other post-secondary institution
  • Preference given to students from the L’Ardoise area
  • Applicants must enclose:
  1. Copy of their acceptance letter from their post-secondary institution
  2. Resume (displaying school and community involvement)

Copies of application available in guidance.

Send to: Scott Mombourquette, Frank J. Mombourquette Bursary, 93 Chapel Cove Road, PO Box 27, L’Ardoise, NS B0E 1S0

DEADLINE has passed (was May 17, 2019)

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L’Ardoise Men’s Club Bursary 2019

Criteria:

  • 2019 RA graduate
  • Acceptance at community college, university or other post-secondary institution
  • Must be from L’Ardoise area

Applicants must enclose:

  1. Copy of their acceptance letter from their post-secondary institution
  2. Resume

Copy of application available in guidance office. Send to: L’Ardoise Men’s Club, P.O. Box 84, L’Ardoise, NS B0E 1S0

DEADLINE has passed (was May 17, 2019)

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FATHER (Pere) VINCENT de PAUL COUNCIL 14280 "JEROME MARTELL MEMORIAL BURSARY": Council 14280, of the Knights of Columbus, invites applications from students graduating from high school in June 2019. Students should be registered in a post-secondary institution for the Fall of Sept 2019 and be a member of one of the three Catholic Parishes of East Richmond (St. Peter's, St. John the Baptist, or Holy Guardian Angels). Applications available in Guidance Office.

DEADLINE has passed (was May 20, 2019)

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ISLAND COMMUNITY JUSTICE SOCIETY 'REVEREND MELVIN FINDLAY AWARD' 2019: This award, in the amount of $250, will be awarded annually to a graduating high school student from Cape Breton who is preparing for post-secondary education in Humanities, Social Science, or Theology. This award was established by the Island Community Justice Society to honour the memory of the late Reverend Findlay, who was a founding board members and past president. Candidates for this award will be selected by your high school. The successful candidate will only receive the award upon submission to the ICJS Board of Directors, proof of registration in a post-secondary institution. Please pick up an application package in guidance.

DEADLINE HAS PASSED (students were to submit to guidance by 2:40pm on May 24, 2019. Selected student's application package will be forwarded to the ICJS by May 31, 2019.)

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RBC ROYAL BANK "STAFF" ST. PETERS'S BRANCH BURSARY: Student to submit resume (describing school and community involvement and leadership skills), as well as post-secondary information, in person, to Ida Poaps at the St. Peters RBC Branch.

DEADLINE HAS PASED (was May 24, 2019)

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C. U. P. E. Local 955 Richmond Unit Memorial Bursary: For $500 - Must be child/grandchild of CUPE member (bus driver, student assistant, secretary, janitor, mechanic, carpenter, etc.). Recipient will be chosen by the RECA Awards Committee. Parent must be a member of CUPE Local 955. Students must sign up on list at Guidance Office.

DEADLINE has passed (was May 31, 2019)

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Little Anse Sampson’s Cove (LASC) Social Action Centre 2019 Merit Award: This merit award is available to a student graduating from high school, whose parent(s)/guardian(s) are members in good standing of the Little Anse Sampson’s Cove Social Action Centre and have been during the last 5 years. Applications are available in guidance and also attached below as a PDF document.

DEADLINE has passed (was May 31, 2019)

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 110 L'ARDOISE BURSARY: Applications are open to children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren of Branch veterans. Please pick up an application in the guidance office.

DEADLINE has passed (was May 31, 2019)

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION ISLE MADAME BRANCH 150 BURSARY: Applications for RCL Isle Madame Branch 150 in Arichat are being accepted for the 2019 graduating class. Students who are eligible must pick up an application in the RECA Guidance Office. Applicants must be a child or grandchild of veterans or legion members.

DDEADLINE has passed (was June 1, 2019)

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The Shelby Gerrior Memorial Bursary: A $1000.00 bursary will be granted to ONE Richmond Academy FEMALE graduate who meets the following criteria, based on submitted application, chosen by the RECA Scholarship Committee.

Criteria:

-Will be attending a university or college program

-Female, French Immersion student

-Exceptional athlete

-Academic standing of distinction or higher

-Extracurricular involvement

-Demonstrates leadership qualities

-Humanitarian

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and an essay.

 

Essay Topic:

The “Shelby Shines On” Acts of Kindness Society believes one person can make a difference. How HAVE you made a difference, and how WILL you make a difference?

Application outlines are available in guidance. As well, please submit completed applications to the Guidance Office.

DEADLINE has passed (was June 1, 2019)

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THE ST. FRANCIS de SALES PARISH COUNCIL BURSARY 2019: Must be a member of St. Francis de Sales Parish. Eligible students are asked to express their interest by phoning either Marie Fougere (902) 625-1056 or Rodger Fancey (902) 625-0443.

DEADLINE has passed (was June 1, 2019)

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THE YOUTH PROJECT Graham Pinsent Memorial Bursary 2019: The Graham Pinsent Memorial Bursary is a 500$ bursary given to an LGBTQ youth who is 25 or under, has been accepted to or currently attending post-secondary education, and demonstrates financial need.

Graham was an active member of The Youth Project of Nova Scotia. He was known and loved by many and was always willing to lend a hand, especially to the YP. Over the many years of service, he helped organize social events, fundraise, or even take the time to drive a VW Beetle for Halifax Pride. Throughout Graham’s busy schedule and illness, he worked hard to finish his high school education.

It was felt by many that a memorial bursary to help other LGBTQ youth in their pursuit of higher education was a fitting way to personify Graham in his struggle to complete his education, as well as the spirit he left to the Youth Project. We miss him every day.

  • All applications are confidential. Successful applicants will be notified via the information provided on the application forms. Forms will only be seen by Youth Project staff and the bursary selection committee.
  • For more information please check out the resource page on our website: https://youthproject.ns.ca/bursary/

DEADLINE has passed (was Extended to June 1, 2019)

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ROTARY CLUB OF PORT HAWKESBURY BURARY "In Memory of Niki King" 2019: One $500 bursary available. Students are asked to submit a one-page letter describing School & Community Involvement and embody the Rotary's Club's primary motto, "Service Above Self". Preference will be given to Rotary sponsored RECA Interact Committee members. Please submit letters to the RECA guidance office.

DEADLINE has passed (June 5, 2019)

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Stella Maris Grad Awards 2019: The Stella Maris Pastoral Unit has awards for graduates of Richmond Academy and École Beauport. All students who are parishioners of either Our Lady of Assumption Parish or St. Joseph's Parish are invited to apply. Applications are available in RECA Guidance and can be submitted at the Stella Maris Pastoral Centre in West Arichat (please see Lori). Students from the former Immaculate Conception and St. Hyacinth's are considered part of OLA.

DEADLINE has passed (June 8, 2019)

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The Aimee Burns Memorial Bursary: Two $500 bursaries are available to a male or female student graduating from Richmond Academy in June 2019. Applications available in guidance office.

Student must have participated in any sport activity and demonstrated good sportsmanship OR acceptance to a Community College, University or Post-Secondary institution in the field of Engineering – an acceptance letter must accompany the application.

Applicants must apply in writing by submitting a letter outlining your criteria. Submissions should be given to the RECA Guidance Office

DEADLINE: June 14, 2019       

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The Isaac Matthews Memorial Bursary: There will be one $500 bursary available to a student graduating from Richmond Academy in June 2019. Applications available in guidance office.

Student must be entering and have been accepted in an Accounting or Business related program at the university level – an acceptance letter must accompany the application.

Applicants must apply in writing by submitting a letter outlining your criteria. Submissions should be given to the RECA Guidance office.

DEADLINE: June 14, 2019

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NELSON BURKE MEMORIAL BURSARY: There will be one $1500 or two $750 bursaries for 2018 graduates of Richmond Academy. Acceptance to Community College for the 2018-2019 academic year is required, and you must be in financial need. Please send a resume with references, as well as a cover letter stating your future plans and why you are deserving of this bursary to: Gloria & Darren Carter, 8493 West Bay Hwy, Sampsonville, NS, B0E 3B0 or email glarren@gmail.com

DEADLINE: June 14, 2019

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THE TARA LYNNE TOUESNARD BURSARY: Two bursaries valued at $500 each. One graduating student pursuing a post-secondary MUSCIAL program (if possible); and one graduating student pursuing ANY post-secondary education. Students must be volunteering their time in extra-curricular activities benefitting the school and/or their fellow students, as well as being in financial need. Student must be registered at post-secondary institution and proof presented to our treasurer before funds will be released. Submit to guidance, a cover letter that describes, "Why I should receive this bursary and what are my future plans", along with an updated resume. Bursary outline available in guidance.

DEADLINE: June 14, 2019

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THE NATIONAL UNION OF PUBLIC AND GENERAL EMPLOYEES SCHOLARSHIP: Available to students who plan to enter the first year of a post-secondary educational institution full-time and who are children/grandchildren or foster children/grandchildren of a National Union member (also known as NSGEU in Nova Scotia). Various scholarships available, including scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians; Terry Fox Memorial; Tommy Douglas Scholarship; Visible Minorities. Visit http://www.nupge.ca for more information and applications; also available in guidance.

ALSO: Tell us WHY UNIONS MATTER - submit videos, songs, poetry, and essays about why unions matter to you, your family, community, and country for a chance to win $1000! Visit https://unionsyeah.ca/whyunionsmatter for more information and send your submissions to whyunionsmatter@nupge.ca

DEADLINE: Dated no later than July 4, 2019

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PROVINCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

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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The 2019 East Coast Credit Union Bursary: The East Coast Credit Union Bursary Program recognizes the contribution of our young leaders of tomorrow. The growth of East Coast Credit Union exemplifies the achievements of people working together in their own communities. We hope to encourage those qualities of good citizenship and co-operation through this bursary program. This year ten bursaries valued at $1,000 each will be awarded to students. Nine for members or children/grandchildren of members and one for a child or grandchild of staff or board members.

To be eligible, the applicant must:

1. Be a member or the child or grandchild of a member of East Coast Credit Union.

2. Be enrolled full-time for your first year at an accredited vocational program, college or university for the upcoming academic year.

3. Complete the application and submit it before the deadline on March 5th, 2019.

4. Be a Canadian citizen.

The package is attached and also available on our website. Students will complete the application via Survey Monkey. Here is the direct link to our website page that hosts the bursary package: https://www.eastcoastcu.ca/Home/ProductsAndServices/YourMoney/Students/Bursaries/

Bursary winners will be acknowledged with a letter/certificate at our Annual General Meeting which will take place on April 16th, 2019. Bursary funds will be held by East Coast Credit Union until written verification is received as to the student's acceptance into a 2018-19 program.

DEADLINE FOR 2019 BURSARY HAS PASSED

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The Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Memorial Entrance Scholarship 2019: 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 information can be found here: http://novascotia.ca/lae/scholarships/

DEADLINE has passed for 2019

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THE LUTZ/LUTES FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP 2019: The Lutz/Lutes Family Scholarship, valued at $1,000.00 is to be awarded annually to a deserving high school student, who will use said award toward the costs of the first year of his/her education at an accredited college, university or other educational institution in Atlantic Canada. The recipient will have demonstrated high academic achievement and financial need.  Completed applications received on or before April 1st of each calendar year will be considered.  Decisions will be announced on or before May 1st of that same year. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

DEADLINE has passed for 2019

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The 2018/2019 NSSAF Ron O'Flaherty Scholar-Athlete Award For Junior High/Middle School and Senior High Student-Athletes:

Note: Each school may nominate (only) one male and one female student at the senior high level.

ELIGIBILITY:

Senior High School (Grade 12)
Scholar-athlete must have a minimum of 85 percent average in five grade twelve subjects (a transcript must be included);
Cannot be a returning graduate;
Has been a participant in an NSSAF Championship event (District, Regional or Provincial);
Demonstrated outstanding leadership, athletic ability and sportsmanship during their senior high school athletic career.

Other:
All school-level nominees will be presented certificates and congratulatory letters;
The top female and top male scholar-athletes at the Senior High School level in each Region will receive $750 scholarship and a congratulatory letter. Scholarship recipients will receive payment upon confirmation of registration at post secondary institution.
If a top female or top male scholar-athlete is selected from your school, correspondence will be forwarded to the School Principal.

**If you are eligible for this award and would like to be considered for nomination, please go to the RECA Guidance Office for an application.

DEADLINE to Submit application package to RECA Guidance has passed.

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NOVA SCOTIA/NUNAVUT COMMAND ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BURSARIES & SCHOLARSHIPS 2016: There are several bursaries/scholarships available, based on financial need, with special consideration given to students of Veterans (children or grandchildren). Available to graduating Grade 12 students entering their first year of post-secondary school. Paper copies are available in guidance. For more info and applications, please go to http://ns.legion.ca/index.php/programs/bursary

NS/NU Command, Jack Moore Memorial, AIL Insurance Bursaries - $500.00 bursaries are awarded to successful applicants.

Elsie Jean Lambert Memorial Scholarship - $1,000.00 scholarships are awarded to successful applicants.

DEADLINE has passed for 2019 (was April 15 at 12:00 noon)

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Chris Huskilson Emera Scholarship 2019: Applications for The Chris Huskilson Emera scholarship is open to Atlantic Canadian students studying science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship or math at a university in our region. The successful candidate will receive $10,000 per year for four years, plus a paid, 12-week internship at Emera with support from a senior mentor

Apply now: emera.com/scholarship

DEADLINE has passed for 2019 (was April 18)

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NOVA SCOTIA POWER SCHOLARSHIP & BURSARY PROGRAM 2019 - https://www.nspower.ca/en/home/community/scholarships/default.aspx

At Nova Scotia Power, we’re proud to invest in the communities where we live and work. Providing opportunities to learn and grow is essential to developing an empowered workforce that will help to build the strong, healthy communities of tomorrow.

We are excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for our 2019 Scholarship & Bursary Program!

Our program and categories have been revised this year to better reflect Nova Scotia Power’s focus on diversity and inclusion, ensuring we are doing what we can to eliminate barriers in our schools and workplaces.

We’re proud to provide these opportunities to empower community members to become future leaders. Deadline for scholarship applications is April 18, 2019 and deadline for bursary applications is May 31, 2019. Awards will be announced in June 2019. See below for all opportunities or visit this link: https://www.nspower.ca/en/home/community/scholarships/default.aspx

Questions? Email us at scholarships@nspower.ca.


Emerging Leaders Scholarships

Four $2,500 awards to students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program in the areas of Power Engineering, Power Line Technician, Instrumentation Tech, Engineering, Technology, Business, Marketing & Communications, Environmental Sciences or Law.

Click here for more details and to apply online


Women in Trades, Engineering, Technology & Innovation Scholarships

Six $2,500 awards to female students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program in Trades or in the areas of Engineering, Technology and Innovation.

Click here for more details and to apply online


African Nova Scotian Scholarships

Four $2,500 awards to African Nova Scotian students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program in the areas of Power Engineering, Power Line Technician, Instrumentation Tech, Engineering, Technology, Business, Marketing & Communications, Environmental Sciences or Law.

Click here for more details and to apply online


Nova Scotia Power Family Scholarships

 Ten $1,000 awards to children/dependents of employees or retirees of Nova Scotia Power. These awards are  available to students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program.

Click here for more details and to apply online


Mi’kmaq Bursaries

Four $1,000 awards are available to Mi’kmaw students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program in Power Engineering, Power Line Technician, Instrumentation Tech, Engineering, Finance, Technology, Business, Marketing & Communication, Environmental Sciences or Law. Past recipient winners can re-apply each year.

Click here for more details and to apply online

Recipients may also have the opportunity to participate in a 12-week paid internship at Nova Scotia Power during their term of study.

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IWK's Wessex Scholarship 2019: The Wessex Scholarship is a $5,000 award to commemorate the visit by His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex to the IWK Health Centre in November 2015. Eligible applicants will be graduating from an Atlantic Canadian high school and entering a post-secondary health care degree level program at an Atlantic Canadian institution. This scholarship focuses on the impact of community service and as such, applicants should be active participants in their community. A minimum grade average of 80 per cent is required. Now accepting applications for the 2019 award, available at iwk.nshealth.ca/wessex

 

DEADLINE has passed for 2019 (was April 24)

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PAANS Scholarships for Students with Disabilities: TWELVE scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00, FOUR in the amount of $2,000.00, and TWO in the amount of $1,000.00 are anticipated to be available for the academic year beginning September 2017. To be considered, scholarship applicants must: Be a person with a permanent disability; be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia; be entering or continuing studies, at the undergraduate level, in a Canadian post-secondary institution. Based on feedback from past scholarship applicants the League has heard that students would like to have more time to source and submit applications. In light of this, the application is now available year round. Application forms are available through the Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia website: https://www.nsleo.com/paanscholarships

DEADLINE has passed for 2019 (was April 26)

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Awards for Creative Excellence in the Arts 2019: the website is now open for the “Minister’s Awards for Creative Excellence in the Arts”. Grade 12 students pursuing post-secondary studies in the creative arts may apply to one of 4 awards: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Award for Excellence in Visual Arts, Award for Excellence in Performing Arts, Award for Excellence in Digital Multimedia, and Charlie A’Court Scholarship for Excellence in Music. Please see the website for details. https://novascotia.ca/creativeaward/

DEADLINE has passed for 2019 (was April 26)

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Assumption Life Foundation Scholarships

Each year, the Assumption Life Foundation gives out 6-7 bursaries of $1 500 to students who attain certain academic standards and who have financial needs. To qualify for one of these bursaries, the applicant needs to be enrolled as a full-time student in a CEGEP or a post-secondary institution, such as college or university. The applicant must also show an average of 70%. These scholarships are offered to Canadian citizens. The application form for these bursaries must be submitted electronically between January 1st and April 30th of the current year for scholarships for the next Fall semester. Apply at: https://www.assumption.ca/en/Individuals/About-Us/Scholarships

You can also apply for various Special Schoarships at: https://www.assumption.ca/en/Individuals/About-Us/Scholarships/Special-Scholarships

DEADLINE has passed for 2019 (was APRIL 30)

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THE PENGROWTH-NOVA SCOTIA ENERGY SCHOLARSHIPS 2019: Provides eight university scholarships valued at $10,000 each and eight NSCC scholarships valued at $2,500 each to students entering an energy-related program at university or NSCC.

Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship for NSCC Students:

8 scholarships valued at $2,500 are awarded to students accepted into their first-year at NSCC for full-time studies in an energy-related trade or technology program. For a complete list of eligible NSCC programs and to apply, visit www.novascotia.ca/EnergyScholarship  and follow the link to the NSCC student awards application portal. You will apply directly through the NSCC Awards site.

Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship for University Students:

8 scholarships valued at $10,000 ($2,500 renewable over 4 years) are awarded to students accepted into a bachelor’s degree program in business, science, or engineering. For more information and to apply, visit www.novascotia.ca/EnergyScholarship. Submit your application to RECA Guidance. Only ONE applicant will be selected and forwarded for nomination and sent to the Pengrwoth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Committee.

DEADLINE has passed (was May 3, 2019 by 8:40am)

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Divert NS’ Champion of the Environment Scholarship: $20,000 is being offered for seven regional scholarships to Grade 12 students who exemplify environmental leadership. Please share this opportunity within your networks to help get the word out! Visit our website at https://divertns.ca/education/scholarship-competition for more information and to download the scholarship application package. Divert NS is also active on social media and has shared several posts about the scholarship. If you can share among your social media networks, that would be great! We can be found on Instagram (@divert_ns), Twitter  (@DivertNS) and Facebook (@DivertNS).

DEADLINE has passed (was May 5, 2019)

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The Pat Lord Post-Secondary Education Award 2019: The Pat Lord Post-Secondary Education Award for Pictou County Adoptees, in conjunction with the Aberdeen Health Foundation, was first created in 2009 to recognize the work of Mrs. Pat Lord, Adoption Worker with the Children’s Aid Society of Pictou County. There are very specific requirements for eligibility that relate to the student’s connection with the former Children’s Aid Society of Pictou County. Application/information package are available in the RECA Guidance Office and can also be found at: http://aberdeenhealthfoundation.com/patlordaward

Once selected, neither the Aberdeen Health Foundation nor the Pat Lord Bursary Selection Committee will disclose the name of the successful applicant to any outside parties. Should the award recipient desire, a formal presentation of the Award may be made at a graduation ceremony or other appropriate event. This decision is entirely at the discretion of the recipient.

DEADLINE has passed (was May 15, 2019)

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The 2019 African Nova Scotian Scholarship: Applications and descriptions are now available in the guidance office or also on their website at: http://www.ednet.ns.ca/acs/

DEADLINES:

University Entrance  – May 31, 2019
Post-Secondary – July 31, 2019
Community College – July 31, 2019
Performing Arts – July 31, 2019

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NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

FRENCH LANGUAGE BURSARY PROGRAM FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS: Bursary to encourage students to pursue full-time studies in French at Universite Sainte-Anne or another francophone institution in Canada, where French is the language of instruction. The bursary is valued at $2,000 for students with NO previous post-secondary education and $1,000 for students WITH post-secondary education. For more information, please visit http://www.dsalf.ednet.ns.ca

DEADLINE has passed (was May 15, 2019)

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ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program 2019

Our Indigenous Education Awards Program supports First Nation, Inuit and Métis students across Canada by providing financial assistance to help them in their quest for higher education. These awards, bursaries and scholarships are given to students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their schools and communities.

There are three different awards available:

  • Merit Awards ($500) – for students completing Grades 10 – 12, including upgrading;
  • Bursaries ($1,000) – for students enrolled in trade, diploma or certificate programs;
  • Scholarships ($1,500) – for students enrolled in degree or graduate programs.

There is a maximum of one award per applicant per year. Students must re-apply each year if they wish to be considered. For eligibilty and how to apply, please go to: https://www.atco.com/en-ca/our-commitment/indigenous-partnerships/indigenous-education-programs.html

DEADLINE: July 15, 2019

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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, 2019

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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 SEVEN Major Entrance Scholarships, that range from $11,500-$24,000. For more information and to find application forms, visit http://www.cbu.ca/come-to-cbu/tuition-finances/scholarships-bursaries/

DEADLINE: March 2019

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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, 2019

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 2019; General Entrance Scholarships - March 2019

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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, 2019

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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