NNEC Grads

Contact information

Hello NNEC grads 2021!! I've created this website to help share with you important dates, information and deadlines about upcoming events, scholarships and bursaries. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Contact information:

902-755-8180 ext. 1022

Important Dates

Mount Alison University - Open House

On Thursday, February 25 to Saturday, February 27, Mount Allison University will be holding its annual Winter Open House for prospective students and their families.

Learning about the student experience is one of the most important steps to choosing a university. Mount Allison University will be holding its annual Winter Open House - Thursday, February 25th to Saturday, February 27th. This three-day event will allow you to explore what Mount A has to offer at your convenience. Register online at mta.ca/openhouse to receive a Promo Code to waive the $50 admissions application fee, a ballot into a $5000 Residence Award draw, as well as MtA swag. Learn all the details at mta.ca/openhouse and keep an eye on the Mount Allison Admissions Instagram account @MtA_Admissions for loads of student led content. We hope you can join us!​

ST.FXU - Students will need to register (for free) to receive the event link that allows them to attend. All of the dates and registration links are on our website, but I have also copied them below for convenience:

February 9th @ 7PM AST – Scholarships/Financial Aid

February 10th @ 7PM AST– StFX At A Glance

February 16th @ 7PM AST– Faculty of Business

February 17th @ 7PM AST– Faculty of Science

February 18th @ 7PM AST – Faculty of Arts

February 23rd @ 7PM AST – Residence/Food Services

February 25th @ 3:30 AST – Student Services

All of these events will be held on Zoom Webinar, with the exception of StFX At A Glance. This session will be held on our StFX University Facebook page as a Facebook Live Event, so registration is not necessary. This session will cover all of the high-level information that prospective students should know.

Major Scholarship Application Package is now active. Students can access the application here. Students must apply to StFX, submit their first semester Grade 12 transcripts, as well as submit their major scholarship application package by March 1st to be considered for these major awards.


Check this out:

To find out the hottest careers for the next 8 years (according to the Canadian government)


You can click on each career category to get examples of jobs that would fall into that category. Click further on a specific job to see what the duties include as well as where you can become trained for the job.

To get valuable information on scholarships, check out Janet MacDonald's website: https://www.mycampusgps.ca/blog

The 6 most common mistakes people make when applying for scholarships: https://scholartree.ca/blog/the-6-most-common-mistakes-when-applying-to-scholarships

Grad write-ups and photos for yearbook

Students are reminded to get important information to Mr. Bowman for this year's yearbook. You may not appreciate the value of a yearbook now, but trust me, you will on the night of Safe Grad when everyone else is running around getting their friends and teachers to sign their book. Yearbooks will be on sale during the upcoming parent-teacher visitation so perhaps parents could purchase one for you as a Christmas gift.

Grade photos - to make an appointment for your picture at Pridham's, go online at https://www.pridhamsstudio.com/portrait-sittings/

Encounters with Canada

Encounters with Canada is our country’s largest and foremost youth forum. Teens from across Canada, aged 14 to 17 years, come to Ottawa. Here they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience. The cost per student for an Encounters’ week in Ottawa is just $675, including lodging, meals, most planned activities and local transportation. Travel to Ottawa from anywhere in Canada is ENTIRELY FREE, thanks to Exchanges Canada, a program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, which covers the fares for air, rail and bus. Check out the website: www.ewc-rdc.com to learn more about this program. Take a look at the calendar online which provides participants with the choice of 13 different theme weeks, enabling students to explore and experience potential careers and areas of personal interest. As long as the theme week you are interested in occurs before you turn 18 years of age, grade 12 students may attend. We have a registration codes left for 2 students from North Nova to use for this school year. Once those codes are used (first come, first serve basis), we cannot send any more students. If you are interested in learning more about the educational opportunity, information is available in Student services ( See Mrs. Lochead). Please note: Students must go to their theme week before their 18th birthday.

Important information for graduating students regarding their GNSPES Accounts:

Once a student has graduated their GNSPES account will remain active for 1 year. It is highly recommended that graduating students archive their GNSPES account prior to the account expiring. This should be completed after the end of this school year.

To do this the student must:

  • Open a web browser and go to GNSPES.ca

  • Click the link on the main login page called, “archive your data”

  • Once the link is clicked a new tab or window will open up that provides step by step instructions on how to archive