Summary of Bursaries/Scholarships/Awards

(Provincial and National)

The awards found below are offered and administered by various provincial and national organizations. Sometimes these organizations provide Horton Student Services with application forms but often students need to contact the organization or locate application forms available on webpages.

The awards found below were offered and administered by businesses and organizations during the past few years. It is the students responsibility to confirm that these bursaries have been updated each year. Horton Student Services will update the awards as information becomes available but Please Note: Many of the organizations offering these awards will not provide us with current information therefore it is advisable to conduct your own research regarding the availability of many of the awards available on this page. Once you have obtained an application form you should follow the application instructions.

How Do You apply for the Scholarships/Bursaries on this page?

  • Check to see if you meet the criteria.
  • Check to see if the award has beenupdate
  • Check with the institution regarding availability
  • Obtain an application form from Student Services or from the organization as noted in the table.
  • Follow the directions stated on the application form.
  • Mail form and supporting documentation to the organization well in advance of the deadline.

Your supporting documentation constitutes your Dossier. This may vary from one award to another. Your Dosier may include one or all of the following:

Application Forms?___________ Resume?_________Transcript?_________ Covering Letter?______ Reference Letters?_______

Bursary and Value

Due Date

Application Forms



AFOA-MNP Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards

Value - $ 500

 Aboriginal Youth in grades 11 and 12 (Maximum age 19 yrs old) Application forms in Student Services.
 Assumption Foundation
Value - $ 1500
 Apply Online Financial Need.  70% or higher average required.  Only online applications will be accepted.
 Atlantic Commerce Scholarship Association April 30,  2015 Required:  Application form, resume, essay, transcript. 


Burger King Scholars Program

Value - $ 1000, $5000, $25000, and $50000

Apply Online

Dec 15 2015
High school seniors, Burger King employees, their dependent children, spouses and domestic partners. Details on How to Apply

Application Information



Several Awards

Apply Online

Academic achievement, referrals and participation in Equals 6

Canadian Hospitality Foundation Scholarship
Value - $ 3000


May 15,  2015
 The award is open to students entering the two year Culinary Arts or Tourism program in fall 2015 who are completing high school this spring.  Please see Ms. Brown for more information.
Co-Operative Housing Federation of Canada
Value - $1500 Renewable
Feb 26,  2016
 Must live in CHF Canada member Co-Op.  Please see application form for other eligibility requirements.

Application Form


Wendy's Classic Achiever Scholarship Awards

Value - 210 scholarships worth a total of $160,000

Apply Online

Must be a well-rounded student with excellence in academics and extra-curricular activities and community service. 
Must Apply online at


The Loran Award (Formerly known as the Canadian Merit)

Value - 175 Awards from $1500 - $16000

for students seeking nomination


Oct. 28, 2015 for direct pool applicants

Applicants must be outstanding students who are well-rounded and demonstrate character, promise of leadership, and strong commitment to service in the community.

Students can be nominated by Horton High School (max. 3 per school). Submit application to Mr. Armstrong on or before Oct. 13,

Apply directly to Loran Awards. Application due online before Oct. 28

Dr. P. Anthony Johnston, N.S. Dept. of Ed.

Value - $6000

March 31, 2015
Graduating student who is interested in multiculturalism and human rights. Must attend a university in N. B. , N. S., or PEI. Application forms available in Student Services or at:

 No Longer Available

Earth Day Canada and Toyota Canada Inc.

Value 20 X $5000


Scholarship Information is available in Student Services. Apply online at


Schulich Leader Scholarships

Value - $60,000 -

Jan 08, 2016Students must request school nomination before January 08, 2015. Exceptional grades, financial need, and demonstrated leadership or entrepreneurial talent. Must attend university on approved list and must study in the area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Info available in Student Services.
 Schulich Nomination Form

Epilepsy (The) Association of NS: The EANS Memorial and The James Russell Kline Memorial Scholarships/Bursaries

Value - 2 x $500

May 15, 2015
Student with epilepsy; accepted at any recognized post-secondary institution (local or worldwide), resident of Nova Scotia for at least 12 months. Resume and a written submission required. Application
Forms to be completed and mailed.

Not Offered In Canada This Year 2015.

The Encana Community Scholarship

Value - $2500 for up to 4 years


Apply Online

Attending post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia. Entering an oil and gas industry related field including the Faculty of Engineering, or departments of Geology or Geophysics. Trades training does not qualify. Solid academic performance and involvement in leadership. Apply online only at There will be 1 recipient chosen from the AVRSB.
 Clapp Conservation Award
Value - $1000
 June 4,  2015 Resume, reference latter, transcript, essay required.

deGarthe Art Scholarship

Value - $1000

April 17, 2015

Student with intent to continue studies in Art; must submit 2 original art works according to specific rules and regulations. Please see Mr. Syme or Student Services for application forms.

 Future Health research & Innovation Scholarship
Value $2500

 April 1, 2016 This scholarship recognizes outstanding Grade 12 students within the Maritimes who have demonstrated an early interest in health related research and/or innovation.  Essay, letters of reference and transcripts.

Application Form

Hockey Nova Scotia

Value-8 x $1000

April 17, 2015

Open to graduates who are full members of and in good standing with Hockey Nova Scotia. Those eligible must be commencing post-secondary studies at a Canadian University or Community College in the same year the award is presented or the first year after Junior eligibility (if playing Jr. Hockey). Eligible applicants must also demonstrate a high level of academic excellence, exceptional hockey/officiating ability and be committed to the princples of fair play and sportsmanship.


Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia High School Scholarship

Value - 4 X $1000

April 22, 2016


Superior academic ability; organizational, analytical and communication skills; extra-curricular and community activities. Student must be graduating in June and attending university in September to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Commerce.  Mail dossier.
Application Form


IODE Nova Scotia Bursary

April 30, 2015

Financial Need.  Reference letters, transcript and one page letter.
John Abbass Sr. ScholarshipApril 1, 15Family business exposure, minimum 80% academic average, leadership and service to community and involvement in extra-curricular activities.

John Eddy Memorial Media Scholarship

Value - $2000

June 14, 2013Enrolled full time at a Canadian University or College broadcasting related program.
 Jordan Boyd
Leadership Award
Value- Several

April 1, 2015
 The Jordan Boyd Leadership Award, in the form of post-secondary entrance scholarships, recognizes individuals in amateur hockey who have demonstrated a passion for sportsmanship, learning, leadership and community.  Info available at
Application and reference forms also available in Student Services. 
KARes (Knowing About Research) Scholar
Value - $15,000 over 3 years
March 31, 2015

extended to April 15, 2015
 One award will be offered to a student in the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board.  Essay, Reference, Research required.    Application forms available in Student Services.


Kin Canada Bursaries

Value - 40 x $1000

Feb. 1, 2016

Financial need, demonstrate high ideals and qualities of citizenship
Application form and mail dossier to Kinette Club of Kentville & District PO Box 472, Kentville, N.S. B4N 3X3

Application Form


Value - $1500

May 29, 2015
Students from family farms. Mus be attending a Canadian post-secondary institution in a first year agriculture program.

Nova Scotia Power Aboriginal Scholarship

Value - $1500

April 24, 2015Canadian citizen and Aboriginal Person. Renewable for 4 years. Recipient is eligible to participate in a work term with Nova Scotia Power Inc. Must attend an accredited post-secondary institution.


Nova Scotia Community Kingstec Financial Need Entrance Awards

1 x $500

July 31, 2012Students entering first year of studies in any fulltime program at Kingstec. Must demonstrate Financial Need.

Nova Scotia Community College Entrance Awards

Value - 26 x $2,700

May 15, 2015

Students must have a minimum average of 75% in grade 11 and 12. A brief essay is required. Also, consideration is given to financial need. Application forms available at Horton (Student Services) or Email completed application to

National Union: Aboriginal Canadians Scholarship

Value - $1500

July 6, 2015

All Aboriginal Canadian children (including foster children) of National Union Of Public and General Employees who plan to enter the first year of a public post-secondary education institution. Essay required. 
Application Forms & Mail

For NSGEU Members (Parent or Grandparent must belong to NSGEU in Nova Scotia)

National Union: Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship

Value - $1500

July 6, 2015

All children (including foster children) with disabilities of National Union members who plan to enter a public post-secondary institution. Essay required.

For NSGEU Members (Parent or Grandparent must belong to NSGEU in Nova Scotia)

National Union: Tommy Douglas Scholarship

Value - $1500

July 6, 2015

All children (including foster children) of National Union of Public & General Employees members who plan to enter the first year of a public post-secondary institution. Essay required.

For NSGEU Members (Parent or Grandparent must belong to NSGEU in Nova Scotia) .

National Union: Visible Minorities Scholarship

Value - $1500

July 6, 2015

All visible minority children (including children) of National Union of Public and General Employees who plan to enter the first year of a public post-secondary education institution. Essay required.

For NSGEU Members (Parent or Grandparent must belong to NSGEU in Nova Scotia)

Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation Educational BursaryMay 1, 2013Must be an NSEF member in Good Standing for the past two years. More details available on application form. Essay required.

Nova Scotia Golf Association

Value - Various Awards

Forms Online
Students must be current members of N.S. Golf Association;enrolled in university or community college;selection based on academic standing,golf related activities, community involvement and financial need. Application Forms online

Nova Scotia Power Employees' Children Scholarship

March 27, 2015Students who are entering into a first year of a recognized trade, business, or technical school, community college, or university. Applicant must be a child of a regular employee or retiree.

Nova Scotia Power Environment Scholarship

5 X $1000

April 24, 2015

Students who are entering into a first year of an undergraduate environmental-related program at a Nova Scotia post-secondary institution.

Nova Scotia Power Employment Equity Scholarship

Value - 4 X $1500

March 27, 2015

Students who are disabled persons, persons of visible minorities or aboriginal persons; attending accredited post-secondary institution. Recipients must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident for the last 3 years who show leadership and service & acquired a minimum 80% average. Essay required. Application Form &. Mail Dossier

Nova Scotia Power Trades Scholarship

Value - 10 X $1000

April 24, 2015Applicants must be enrolling in one of three programs: Power Engineering, Industrial Instrumentation, or Utility Line Work. Other details are available on application form in Student Services.


NS Teachers Plus Credit Union Educational Awards

Value - 2 X $4000




April 24, 2015 

Student going to community college, university or similar institution of study; must be a child of a member of the Teachers Plus Credit Union. Mail dossier.


Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council's Tourism Scholarship

Value - Various Awards

May 22, 2016

Academic Standing;Extra-curricular Activities; References; Portfolio; Essay required Acquire Application Form online at or at Student Services.

Application Form

Nova Scotia Trappers Association - Marion Sweet Memorial Bursary

Value - $ 500

June 10, 2015Available to Trappers, members of the Trappers Association and dependants of active trappers or Trappers Association.


Partnershipn for Access Awareness Nova Scotia

11 x $1500

3 x $2000

April 10,2015
Must be a person with a permanent disability. Permanent resident of Nova Scotia and entering undergraduate studies in a Canadian post-secondary institution. Applications are evaluated based on educational goals, community involvement, approach to overcoming boundaries, and academic performance.

Pengrowth - Nova Scotia Energy Trades and Technology

Value - 10 X $2500

May 1, 2015

Students planning to enter energy trades and technology programs at the Nova Scotia Community College. Community involvement through sports, volunteer, etc.  List of eligible programs attached to the application form.  
Mail form and documents

Pengrowth - Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Program

Value - 8 X $2500


April 10, 2015


Students entering undergraduate studies in business, sciences or engineering.  Preference will be given to students planning to attend a Nova Scotia university.  Must not be receiving other scholarship support over $2500.00. Must be a Canadian Citizen or a Landed Immigrant, and a permanent resident of Nova Scotia. High School Nomination Required. Complete Nomination Request Form and essay and return to Student Services before April 10, 2015.

If nominated: Complete application form and mail.



Peter Kohler Scholarship

Nov. 30,
Graduate from a high school in June and entering the first year of full-time studies in an Engineering Program at a university in Atlantic Canada.

 Application Form

Forms Available in Student Services until Nov. 30, 2015


Province House Credit Union

Value - 3 X $1000


Must be a member or the child of a member of Province House Credit Union. Awards based on academic achievement and participation in school and community activities.

Must request scholarship form.

Royal Canadian Legion
Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command

(Several Awards)

Value- Not specified

April 15, 2015

Bursaries are awarded on a point system that is based on financial need, with special consideration given to children of veterans.


RRFB Nova Scotia Valley Waste Research Essay Scholarship/Contest

Value - $750 -$1500 - $5000

Feb. 26,


Students must complete a research essay and submit prior to the deadline. Feb. 26, 2016. Info available online at

or in Student Services file folders.

Application Form

Rotary District 7820 Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, PEI, St.Pierre & Miquelon Scholarship

Value - $5000

May 15,


Students must have acceptance into full-time program at an accredited post-secondary institution. Rotarians and their immediate families are not eligible for this scholarship. Reference letters and 2 essays required.


Sammy Gehue Grade 12 Graduate Scholarship

Value - $ 750

July 4,


Mi'kmaw with Band Number living on Reserve in Nova Scotia. Application form with other requirements.



Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program

$7000 x 4 years

Feb. 1, 2016
Involvement in humanitarian service and participation in sport, fitness and communityservice. Application forms are downloadable at


Scholarship Award of the Bell Aliant Pioneer Volunteers

Value - $ 2000

May 15, 2013Must be 25 years or under, have a visual acuity of 20/70 or less with correction and be a Canadian citizen residing in Nova Scotia or PEI. Candidate must be at a reasonable level of achievement and a genuine need for financial assistance.

Black Educators Association

Bursary Fund

April 30, 2014

African Nova Scotian (Black) Learner - At least one parent to be of African Descent - Financial Need - Resident of Nova Scotia


Warwick Kimmins Science Scholarship

Value - $1000

May 4, 2012Must be a resident of Atlantic Canada and planning on furthering your education in pursuit of a B.Sc. degree. Essay required.


T D Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership

Value - various amounts.


Nov. 27,


Academic strengths as well as having demonstrated outstanding community leadership.
Application Form and Mail Dossier

 Application Form