Miscellaneous Bursaries / Scholarships

Please keep checking this page as we are working to rebuild our list of outside Bursaries / Scholarships.






AIA Canada

Automotive Industries Association of Canada

Various Dates Various Amounts


As part of this commitment, AIA’s divisions raise funds for scholarships through golf tournaments, reception dinners and other initiatives. In addition to the division scholarships, AIA Canada offers three different scholarships, all of which were created to benefit distinct groups of students and to encourage careers in the automotive aftermarket industry.



Canadian Wildlife Federation

April 5, 2018




Canadian National Institute of the Blind

April 2, 2018

Online Only



In order to be considered eligible for any of the above scholarships, students should have a high degree of motivation and independence, and should be able to demonstrate a reasonable level of personal achievement. Students must be:

  • Blind or partially sighted (less than 20/70 corrected vision)
  • A secondary school graduate entering post-secondary education;
  • A Canadian citizen or have held landed immigrant status for one year prior to the date of application

Application process

Students who submit an application are automatically entered into competition for all CNIB Scholarships. Each applicant must submit only one completed application form to be considered for all available scholarships. Recipients will be determined by the CNIB Scholarship Selection Committee in accordance with its application procedures.

Along with a completed application form, applicants must also submit:

  • An eye report from an optometrist or ophthalmologist
  • At least one letter of reference from a teacher or school official
  • An indication of graduation from a secondary education program and
  • An essay of no more than two pages on the topic “My abilities vs. my disability”

Please visit website on April 2 to submit your application online.

If you have any questions, email Shampa Bose at shampa.bose@cnib.ca or call 416-486-2500, extn. 7622,



Community Foundation of Nova Scotia

April 30, 2018


See website for various bursaries / scholarships.


Credit Counseling Services of Atlantic Canada

April 13, 2018





May 19, 2018


To be awarded to a family member of a CUPE Local 3890.

Application Form

Daniel Horton Bursary


Will be awarded to a student pursuing a post secondary education in the Automotive Repair Technician program.

Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Memorial Entrance Scholarship

March 31, 2018


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.


E.H. Horne School Bursary

May 31, 2018

2 x $500

The E. H. Horne School Preservation Society is a non-profit organization that took over the former E. H. Horne School in Enfield in 2001. The Society has been the fortunate recipient of generous donations that have enabled the Society to establish bursaries. These bursaries (2) in the amount of $500.00 each, are being offered to graduating students of Hants East Rural High School.

Qualifying students are encouraged to apply based on the following criteria: will be graduating from Hants East Rural High School in 2018, attended the E.H. Horne School or who had a sibling, parent or grandparent who attended the school and will be attending a Canadian trade-school, community college, or university in the fall of 2018. Students pursuing other educational endeavours will also be considered.

Students should contact their school guidance office for more information or call the number provided below. Deadline for applications is May 31, 2018 and must include a copy of the student's transcript.

Thanks to those who have contributed to the bursary fund. Anyone wishing to make a donation (receipts for tax purposes provided) or needing additional information can contact the Board of Director’s Chairperson Noreen Gaudet at 902-430-5872.

Application Form

Earthkeepers Bursary

June 1, 2018


Open to both former and current Earthkeepers employees who will be graduating from Hants East in June 2018.

Application Form

East Coast Credit Union



Applicant must be a member, or the child/grand child of a member of the East Coast Credit Union. They must also be enrolled for your first year at an accredited vocational program, college or university for the upcoming academic year and a Canadian citizen.

East Hants Crime Prevention

June 1, 2018


Grade 12 students pursuing a post-secondary education and focusing on a career in law or law enforcement.

Application Form

Elmsdale Legion Community College Bursary

June 1, 2018


Planning to attend Community college; must be child/grandchild of person affiliated with Branch 48; financial need, personal character, scholastic ability, participation in extra-curricular activities, community activities

Application Form

Enfield Heritage Centre Association May 31, 2018 $250

Criteria for Enfield Heritage Centre Associa4on Bursary:

• Grade 12 student attending HERH or Lockview High School.

• Acceptance and attendance at a recognized post-secondary educational institute.

• A reference letter from the high school, or a community leader, as to the applicant’s potential success at a post-secondary educational institute.

• Completed Enfield Heritage Centre Association Bursary application form.

• A single page essay letting us know about yourself, including career goals, hobbies, past/current employment and community work.

Application Form

Enfield Legion Branch 133 & Poppy Fund

June 1, 2018

Amount dependent on Branch/Poppy Funds Available; may be multiple bursaries awarded.

Must live in Enfield or have affiliation with Branch #133.

See full criteria on Application Form.  


Application Form

Enfield Volunteer Fire Department

May 28, 2018


1. Student must be enrolling in a post-secondary education institution,

2. Student must currently live in the Enfield Fire District.
(northern limit at Kali Lane)
(southern limit at Springreen Drive)
(eastern limit at 710 Oldham Road)
(western limit at 1210 Enfield Road)

Application Form

Girl Guides Scholarship April 9, 2018 Various Application Form

Grace Bethel Health Education Bursary

May 21, 2018


Students entering HEALTH related fields of study that can be entered directly from High School are eligible to apply – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Lab Technician, etc.

Application Form

Gregory P. Pentz Memorial Bursary

May 31, 2018


Offering $500 towards a deserving student within the boundaries of the Suburban District and its member clubs. Criteria:

Attending post secondary in September 2017.

For the last three years, either

A) Played for a Suburban District Club

B) Was a coach or assistant coach for a Suburban District Club in seasons, when you did not play

C) Was a referee within the Suburban District in seasons when you did not play.

Suburban District Clubs Include: Surburban FC, Scotia Soccer Club, Bedford Soccer Association, Sackville United Soccer Association and East Hants Soccer Association.

Forms Available in April

Hemophilia Village Schola May 2017 $2,500 - $5,000 Website

Hockey Nova Scotia

April 14, 2018


Hockey Nova Scotia has several Academic/Athletic Awards. Visit their website for more information.




Nova Scotia Provincial Chapter Bursary

Apr. 30, 2018


IODE is a national women’s charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals through education support, community service and citizenship programs.

This bursary is awarded to a Nova Scotia High School male or female student who meets all the requirements of the application and in financial need.

For more information, click here.

IWK - Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship

March 1, 2018


Click here for more information

Johnson Insurance Scholarship Program 2017



See Website for Eligibility Requirements:


Jordan Boyd Leadership Award

April 20, 2018


The Jordan Boyd Leadership Award was established by the family of Jordan Boyd, with the generous assistance and support of the community. It was established as a way to honor and remember a special young man and at the same time give back to the hockey community that Jordan so loved. It is hoped that scholarships will be of assistance to recipients to pursue their dream of higher education in the same way Jordan vigorously pursued his dreams. Scholarship amounts for 2016 applicants have been set at $2,000 each.

Application Form

Kidney Foundation of Canada (Atlantic Canada Branch)

July 31, 2018

$300 to $1,500

Selection will be based on the basis of their academic achievement, leadership, financial need and professional goals.

Any kidney patient, the spouse of a kidney patient or a dependent child of a kidney patient may apply.


Knights of Columbus Simon J. Khattar Scholarship

March 9, 2018


See application form for scholarship requirements and details.

Application Form


Lantz Fire Department

May 31, 2018


Applicants must be in grade 12 at Hants East Rural High and plan to attend a post-secondary institution in the coming school year. Must live in the primary service area of Lantz Volunteer Fire Department (Lantz, Hants County, Nova Scotia).

Application Form

Lavona Michael's Memorial Bursary

TBD for 2018

May 31, 2017 


Students entering HEALTH related fields of study that can be entered directly from High School are eligible to apply – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Lab Technician, etc.

Lions Memorial Bursary (Shubie, Milford, Enfield)

June 1, 2018


Admission to post-secondary institution; citizenship; voluntary participating in school & community; financial need an element.

Application Form

Marion Sweet Memorial Bursary

June 10, 2018


For any student who has completed high school, enrolled in any institution of higher education, and a member of the Trapper's Association or a dependent of a Trapper Member.

Visit Website for more info.

Monsanto Fund

May 1, 2018


Those eligible for a scholarship must be planning to enroll at a Canadian post-secondary institution (degree or diploma) in a first year agriculture, food science or culinary program.

Visit Website for more info.

National Gypsum

NO Update


Must have a member of the family employed at National Gypsum

Nova Scotia Freemason's Bursary, C.W. Saunders Lode #125, Elmsdale

May 31, 2018


Financial Need.

Application Form

Nova Scotia Power

Various Dates

Various Amounts

Visit Website - They Offer several scholarships

Click here for website

Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council May 15, 2018 Various Amounts

Tourism is a Career…Over 40,000 Nova Scotians work in the Tourism Sector. The Canadian Tourism Industry offers a variety of rewarding careers and will create more than 90,000 new jobs over the next two years. This employment growth will result in tremendous opportunity for Canadians with the appropriate skills, knowledge and attitude.

The 1.6 million Canadians working in the Tourism Sector have many faces…people working in accommodation, food and beverage services, recreation and entertainment, transportation and travel services.

The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council offers three Tourism Scholarships for graduating high school students pursuing post secondary education in tourism.

The Council also offers a scholarship for Tourism Professionals working in the Industry who are interested in pursuing a professional development opportunity to enhance their career.




April 6, 2018

$500 - $1,500

To be considered, scholarship applicants must:

  • Be a person with a permanent disability. 'Permanent Disability' means a limitation that restricts the ability of a person to perform the activities necessary to participate in educational activities or in the labour force within the range considered normal. This limitation is expected to remain with the person for life.
  • Be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia
  • Be entering or continuing studies, at the undergraduate level, in a Canadian post-secondary institution that is recognized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
  • Not be involved in the selection process or be a close family member of any scholarship selection committee member.


Application Form

Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Program

May 4, 2018

$2,500 - $10,000

For more information, click here.

Retail as a Career Scholarship Program

April 3, 2018


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

  • Enrolled full-time or part-time at a Canadian college or university Fall 2017
  • Pursuing a retail, business or marketing-related program
  • Currently working part-time or full-time within the retail industry

Application Form

Robbie & Jean Shaw Scholarship

April 28, 2018


Please visit website for additional details and an online application form.

Scholarship Info


Aboriginal Student Awards Program


Up to $4,000

You are eligible to apply to the RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program if you are a Status Indian*, a Non-status Indian, Inuit or Métis and meet these criteria:

  • You are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada
  • You have applied or are currently attending an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada
  • You maintain a full course load that leads to a recognized degree, certificate or diploma
  • You have at least two years remaining in your post-secondary studies as of September 2017
  • You require financial assistance to pursue your education

Application Form


Students Leading Change Scholarship

March 29, 2018


Students who fall into one of the 2 categories below are eligible to apply:

  • Category 1 (Graduating High School or CEGEP): Currently enrolled in their graduating year of a Canadian High School or CEGEP, or have graduated from a Canadian High School or CEGEP within the last 2 years, and will be enrolled in their first year of a minimum 1 year undergraduate degree or diploma program on a full-time basis at a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college in the fall 2018 academic term.
  • Category 2 (Undergraduate or Graduate Degree or Diploma): Currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program on a full-time basis in a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college and planning to continue full-time studies in fall 2018. Must have at least 1 year of full-time studies left in the program as of fall 2018.
  • All applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents with a minimum 75% average in their last completed year of study.
  • Students with a disability who attend or are planning to attend post-secondary school on a part-time basis in fall 2018 are also eligible. Please see terms and conditions for full details.

Employees, directors, and officers of Royal Bank and its subsidiaries, or yconic, and any child of any of the foregoing are not eligible for the Scholarships. For greater certainty, “child” shall be defined herein as a person whose parents or legal guardian is an employee, director, or officer of Royal Bank or any of its subsidiaries.

Application Form



Black History Month Student Essay Competition

2019 $1,500 - $5,000

Eligibility: High School students in Grade 12 who will be attending a Canadian post-secondary institution in fall 2018



Scholarship Program for the Children of RBC Employees (Canada)

  $2,500 Website


Capital Markets Diversity Scholarship

Dates TBD for 2019 Up to $5,000 Website

Sammy Gehue Scholarship

NO Update


For any Mi'kmaw student with a band number living on a Reserve in Nova Scotia.

Must be graduating Gr. 12 and continuing to further their education in September 2016.

Sangster's Automotive Supplies

2018 Date to Be Announced


Recipient must be attending an Auto Mechanic’s Program at NSCC. Application must include a letter describing themselves and why they are a good candidate for this award.

Scholarship Program for African Nova Scotian (Black) Students


Several Options Available

May 28, 2018


July 29, 2018


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

  • applicant must be an African Nova Scotian (Black) student
  • applicant must be a Canadian citizen whose parent(s) is/are of African descent (Black)
  • applicants must be a resident of Nova Scotian
  • applicants must have attended High School in Nova Scotia

For more details visit website:


Available for University Entrance, Post Secondary, Community College & Performing Arts.

Scott McDougall Spirit Award

June 12, 2018


This award will be presented to a student who exemplifies leadership qualities and inclusiveness combined with creativity, enthusiasm, and a sense of fun that contributes to the life of their fellow students and the school.

Must be graduating from HERH in June 2018.

Application Form

Scouts Canada April 1, 2018 Various Application Form

Shubie-Elmsdale-Enfield Bursary (Legion)

May 31, 2018


Preference will be given to a student with a family member who has military service.

Application Form


Nova Scotia

April 21, 2018

6 x $600

Soccer Nova Scotia is pleased to offer university entrance scholarships to outstanding members of Soccer Nova Scotia. The recipient must commence post-secondary studies at a Canadian university or college in the same year the award is presented.

Soccer Nova Scotia scholarships are entrance scholarships and are not renewable. The scholarships are awarded for one academic year, payable after September 7th upon proof of registration at a university or college. Successful recipients of Soccer Nova Scotia scholarships must agree that a promotional photograph of themselves can be used for promotional purposes.

As an applicant for the Soccer Nova Scotia scholarship, you must submit the following to the address below.

1. Complete application;
2. High school transcripts (Grade 11 & Grade 12 to January);
3. Small photograph of yourself for publicity purposes.

Application Form

The Wessex Scholarship (IWK)

Closed for 2018


Eligible applicants will be from Atlantic Canada and entering in a post-secondary health care degree level program at an Atlantic Canadian institution. A minimum grade average of 80 per cent is required.

Tim Horton's Scholarship Program

March 28, 2018



Tri County Drug Awareness RCMP Enfield Detachment

May 31, 2018


For a student involved with the Tri County Drug Awareness Committee

Application Form

Windsor Agricultural Society Scholarship Committee Aug. 31, 2018 $2,500


To be eligible for this Scholarship the applicant must be:

- a resident of Hants County

- be accepted in a recognized Agricultural or Veterinarian School or be presently enrolled in such an institution.

- have aspirations of working in the Agricultural Industry.

For purposes of assessing applicants the Scholarship Committee requires transcripts of the most recent terms marks.  Applicants are also asked to outline their plans for the future, extracurricular activities and any part-time employment.

The amount of the Scholarship will be $2500.00.  The winner of this Scholarship will be announced at the opening ceremonies of the Hants County Exhibition.

Application Form