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Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA): National Scholarship Program

The Black Business and Professional Association’s National Scholarship Program aims to support and empower black youth and young adults pursuing higher education. The BBPA is committed to fostering educational success and personal growth among Black students. The BBPA National Scholarship Program offers several scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,000

In addition to financial support, the BBPA NSP offers recipients opportunities for mentorship and networking with Canadian professionals. 

In summary, the BBPA NSP:,

Application Process: 

Scholarships Available

The scholarships below are accepting applications between June 11th, 2024 and August 31st, 2024.  For more details about each scholarship and the eligibility requirements, read the details below carefully.


$2,500 (1 Award)

Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,000 (3 Awards)

Herbaland Sustainable Lifestyle Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$500 (1 Award)

Tag4MyPet Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,000 (1 Award)

Double A Solutions Scholarship

Deadline: July 1, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,000 (1 Award)

DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities

Deadline: July 31, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,000 (1 Award)

Haywood Hunt Annual Scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$500 (1 Award)

Summitt Physical Therapy Scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here



DR. Rudy Ffrench Youth Trailblazer Award


Social Entrepreneurship BOOTCAMP (Dartmouth)


Social Entrepreneurship BOOTCAMP (Halifax)


Black Business Initiative

Stem Entrepreneurship BootCamp


Sackville Lodge Masonic Bursary

Deadline: JUNE 10TH


Please find attached a .pdf of the Sackville Lodge Masonic Bursary application at each of your schools. 

The most notable change this year is that Dalhousie has temporarily suspended all matching bursaries as they conduct a thorough financial review. We are confident they will resume this program again in 2025.

Option 1: Your Awards Committee may provide Sackville Lodge with a short-list of worthy applicants (please send .pdf of their completed application)

Option 2: Have students forward completed applications directly to this email address (.pdf preferred, to or

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you so much for all that you do to support post-secondary education.

Best fraternal regards,

Bro. T.E. Wallace | Secretary | Sackville Lodge #137 | RGLNS |

The David Whitehead Foundation Scholarship

 The David Whitehead Foundation was created in January 2020 following David’s passing in July

of 2019. David was known as a gentle giant who played football at the University of Concordia

in Montreal. He went on to play professionally in Europe, as well as a stint with Team Canada,

and finally an invite to the CFL combine. He was active in the community, helping those in need

through local organizations like homeless shelters, leadership programs for youth in need, and

coaching youth football. 

This scholarship honours David and his commitment to the community

and his leadership with youth and those in need.

This year’s $2500 scholarship will be awarded to a member of the Sackville High Class of 2024

by meeting the following criteria. 

The applicant must: 

Sackville Volunteer Fire Organization

The Sackville Volunteer Fire Fighters Organization has been serving the community

of Lower, Middle, and Upper Sackville since 1955. The Sackville Volunteer Firefighter

Association Bursary is open to one student graduating from Sackville High School and

one student graduating from Millwood High School.

Funded by community support and the Nova Scotia Firefighters 50/50 weekly draw, the

bursary is a one-time payout of $500.00 and is not renewable.

Eligibility criteria:

Graduating in the 2023/2024 school year from Sackville High or Millwood High,

applicants must be entering their first year of study at community college or university

for the 2024/2025 school year. Preference may be given to those entering a first

responder or medical program, but any field of study will be considered.

Level of study: Certificate, diploma, or bachelors degree.

Applicants should outline their community service, volunteer work, and extracurricular

activities in their bursary submission.

Applicants must be in good academic standing.

Applicants are asked to submit a short essay (one page maximum) outlining how they

meet the eligibility criteria.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the applicant’s respective guidance

counsellor no later than May 27, 2024. Recipients will be contacted directly by a

member of SVFA and will be presented at the graduation ceremonies. 

SPCA College of Animal Welfare

 Veterinary Assistant

Are you a new graduate or graduating this spring?


The Nova Scotia SPCA College of Animal Welfare has just 14 spaces remaining in the Veterinary Assistant (VA) program starting September 2024. Apply now for a career working with cats, dogs and other pets.


This is your opportunity to get hands-on learning at the only SPCA college in North America!


Apply today at


Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview.

To prepare you for a career as a Veterinary Assistant, the Nova Scotia SPCA College of Animal Welfare offers a well-rounded program. As a student, you will combine classroom learning with rotations in our veterinary hospital and shelter, culminating in a 160-hour internship. Our Veterinary Assistant Program will prepare you for a career in the animal welfare industry as a skilled assistant to Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians. Veterinary Assistants (VAs) are equipped with all the necessary tools to provide outstanding customer service, office administration duties, client education, patient care, and animal handling. VAs contribute to good working relationships within a veterinary team and play a key role in successful hospital operations. Their knowledge and skills are also transferable to other animal welfare facilities such as boarding kennels, pet daycares, and animal rehabilitation centers.


Classes take place at 7 Scarfe Court in Burnside. Contact us at or call 902-835-4798 for more information. 

Epilepsy Association of Canada

I’m reaching out from the Epilepsy Association of the Maritimes, a non-profit located in Halifax, NS, to let you know about our Scholarships and Bursaries that are available for students living with epilepsy across the Maritimes. You can visit to learn all about the qualifications and how to apply. 


New Scholarship:

George Robertson Memorial Scholarship.

In memory of George Robertson, who was a previous guidance counsellor and cross country/track coach back in the day for SHS.

The scholarship will ideally be awarded to a student who has athletic involvement within the school (i.e. cross country or track). $500 dollars to be used towards post secondary education for college or university.

To be eligible, please complete the google form found in the 2024 graduating class google classroom.  This form once complete makes you eligible to be considered for all scholarships administered by SHS.

High School Tourism Scholarship

Walter H. Johnson Jr Tourism Scholarships 

Walter H. Johnson Jr. had an extensive career in tourism, marketing and communications and his expertise was in high demand worldwide. In his honour, the Walter H. Johnson Jr. Scholarship is offered to high school graduates with an interest in pursuing post secondary education in the tourism industry. This scholarship is awarded annually and there are two categories:

 Gold - $1,250 

• Silver - $750 Renewable for one year at $750 Renewable for one year at $250 

Applicants must apply for renewal. Preference will be given to Tourism 11 or Tourism 12 graduates. 

Culinary Scholarship 

To assist in the growth of culinary talent in Nova Scotia, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council offer a scholarship for high school graduates interested in pursuing post secondary education within the culinary trade. 

This scholarship is presented annually in the amount of $1,000 and is renewable for one year at $500. 

Applicants must apply for renewal. Preference will be given to Tourism 11 and Tourism 12 graduates. 

All Applicants must: 

• be graduating from high school 

• be pursuing a recognized post secondary tourism program in Nova Scotia 

Applications to include: 

Walter H. Johnson Jr. Scholarship 

• Official high school transcripts 

• A 300 - 500 word essay describing why the applicant has chosen to pursue a career in the tourism industry  

• A portfolio including relevant schoolwork, references and current resume 

Culinary and Tourism Scholarship 

• Official high school transcripts 

• A 500 word essay describing why the applicant has chosen to pursue a career in the culinary or hotel industry 

• Letters of reference: one academic and one extracurricular or professional 

• Resume 

Please see link below for more information: 

Team Seafood Nova Scotia Bursary

Good morning. My name is Brandy MacDonald and I oversee the application intake and promotion of the Team Seafood Nova Scotia Bursary Program.

The Team Seafood NS initiative is a great opportunity for students in high school and post-secondary to gain exposure to the seafood sector while earning a bursary ranging from $750 to $1,500!

Visit our website to view participating🦞🐟🦀🦪 seafood employers PLUS learn more about our bursary program. More employers will be added to our site in the coming weeks! 

Scholarships Available

The scholarships below are accepting applications between May 2nd, 2024, and June 30th, 2024.  For more details about each scholarship and the eligibility requirements, read the details below carefully.


$2,500 (1 Award)

Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$2,500 (4 Awards)

Metal Supermarkets Trade School Scholarship

Deadline: June 28, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$5,000 (8 Awards)

UCBeyond Scholarship Program

Deadline: June 24, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,000 (5 Awards)

AIA & the Univ. of the Aftermarket Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,500 (38 Awards)

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: June 10, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$15,000 (10 Awards)

Stuck at Prom Scholarship

Deadline: June 5, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,000 (3 Awards)

Irene Adler Prize

Deadline: May 30, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here



Caelen Lidstone Memorial Scholarship: Application Deadline Extended

Application deadline extended to May 10th, 2024.  Please refer to the 2024 graduating class google classroom for more information on how to apply:

Canadian Progress Club

Canadian Progress Club:

Enclosed is information and an application for our CPC Halifax Citadel Bursary.  This is a one-time $2500 bursary to support tuition of a student who is graduating High School in HRM and pursuing post-secondary education at a Nova Scotia post-secondary institution.  It is intended for students with financial need, who are active in their community service.  For more information and the application form visit the website at

  The deadline for submission is May 21, 2024, and all the information required for submissions is included in the application. 

Post-care Tuition Waiver Program: MSVU

I wanted to inform you about the Post-Care Tuition Waiver Program (PCTWP) at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU).  At MSVU, we believe in making post-secondary education more accessible to all, specifically students who were in Foster Care or Child Welfare Services. Students eligible may receive their tuition and mandatory program fees waived. 


Once accepted, eligible students will need to obtain and submit DCS verification and/or other supporting documents and submit the PCTWP application to The due date to apply for this program is August 1st, 2024.  If you have any questions regarding the program, please email

Post-Care Tuition Waiver Program – Mount Saint Vincent University  Application and procedures can be found by following:

Click here

B. Davis Scholarship

Post-care Tuition Waiver Program: MSVU

Please visit our website at to read about us and to provide your students with the opportunity to apply for our scholarship. 

Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.

The deadline for applications is: May 21, 2024

Amount of Scholarship: $1000.00

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Student Award Search Aid

AHEPA Scholarship.

Are you of Greek heritage? Are you graduating from grade 12 this year? Do you have an 85% plus average? Yes, to these questions, then apply for the AHEPA Scholarship. Here’s how . . . Complete an application form available from your school’s scholarship webpage or from:  Write an essay about yourself, your aspirations, interests, activities, and association with your Greek heritage (community and/or culture). Send the completed application form and your essay to   and your school transcript to: 

AHEPA Scholarship Committee c/o Peter Delefes 68 Mason’s Point Road Head of St. Margaret’s Bay, NS, B3Z 2A8 by May 31 Any questions, contact or tel: 902-826-2087 

Kidney Foundation of Canada:Atlantic Canada Branch

The Program: The general purpose of the program is to assist kidney patients and their family members to further their education and/or training.

The total funds available are $2,000 annually. Four (4) awards of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) each may be awarded each year. One (1) Must be awarded on PEI

• A bursary may be awarded to an individual a maximum of two (2) times.

The Criteria: The bursaries will be awarded according to the criteria established and approved by the Atlantic Canada Branch.

• Selection of bursary recipients will be 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 for a bursary. A kidney patient is defined as one on any mode of dialysis, is transplanted or has been diagnosed with chronic renal disease.

• The applicant must be a permanent resident of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador or Prince Edward Island.

• All post-secondary programs must be approved and recognized by accredited institution.

• The selection committee will choose the recipients based on the applications submitted by August 18th and according to the approved criteria

Application Procedures

• Applications must be completed and emailed to on or before July 18th of the year in which the bursary is to be awarded.

• Bursary funds will only be issued when a copy of tuition payment is received by The Kidney Foundation Atlantic branch office.

• The applicant must agree to his/her name being used in any media form.


Cheques will be made out directly to post-secondary institutions on behalf of the recipient. Payment of the bursary will be discussed further upon notification of acceptance.

Privacy Statement: The Kidney Foundation of Canada collects personal information in a manner that recognizes both the right of an individual to have his or her personal information protected, and the need of the Foundation to collect, use or discloses personal information for purposes that are reasonable in fulfilling the Foundation’s mandate and mission. The Foundation uses personal information to record information from students that is needed to process applications and award bursaries. We do not release information to other fundraising organizations or to commercial enterprises.



Full Name: 


Complete Mailing Address:

Email Address:

*Who has kidney disease?

Nature of kidney disease – specify one

Dialysis Patient:

Transplant recipient:

Chronic Kidney Disease:

Marital Status :

If you are under the guardianship of your parents, please fill out the following: 

Mother’s Profession: 

Mother’s Employment Status: 

Father’s Name:

Father’s Profession: 

Father’s Employment Status:

 How many dependents in family: 

How many dependents still in school:


Last educational institution attended? (High School, University or Other Post-Secondary):

Name of two references (please attach reference letters from either teachers or principal and transcript of marks):

Name of educational institution you are planning to attend or are attending:

Length of time needed to complete diploma/degree:


Have you held an office or organized an event? 

Have you received a leadership award?

Have you participated in any of the following:

Academic Group Activities

Community Group Activities

Work Group Activities



Income Current occupation: 


Employment status (full-time, part time, casual): 

Annual income:

Expenses Program of study:

 Tuition: Supplies: 



Total Income: 

Total Expenses: 



Please write and attach a 200 word essay describing your future academic goals. This essay is your opportunity to present a persuasive case in support of your application.

Applicant’s Signature:


1.Bursary application form

2.Two letters of reference


4.Future goal essay

Thank you for your interest in the Kidney Foundation of Canada Atlantic Branch bursary program.

GOOD LUCK to all applicants!

Application-NSGEU High School Essay/Artistic Expression Awards


The scholarships below are accepting applications between April 15th, 2024, and June 30th, 2024.  For more details about each scholarship and the eligibility requirements, read the details below carefully.


Scholarships Available

$10,000 (57 Awards)

PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: May 1, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$3,750 (16 Awards)

Scotiabank Scholarships

Deadline: May 3, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,000 (1 Award)

Crossword Hobbyist Scholarship

Deadline: May 3, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$5,000 (15 Awards)

SEE Education Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: May 6, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$500 (21 Awards)

Voice for Animals High School Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$2,500 (1 Award)

Tommy Douglas Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,000 (1 Award)

Shim Law Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,000 (1 Award)

Charles Labatiuk Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


The Wessex Scholarship

The Wessex Scholarship is presented annually to commemorate the visit by His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex to IWK Health in November 2015. A $5,000 award, this scholarship recognizes the important role community service has played in supporting the IWK in providing exceptional care to patients and families. The Wessex Scholarship is awarded to a deserving individual by the IWK Foundation. 

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 (please see Appendix A for a list of eligible programs). 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. Students who have applied, but have not yet been accepted into an eligible program may still apply for Wessex Scholarship and may be asked to provide proof of acceptance at time of award if selected.

Final deadline to apply is Friday, May 10 2024.

See all application details and apply now by visiting

Cobequid Health Centre Foundation:Education Bursary

This program was started to recognize the generous support the Cobequid Health Centre Foundation received from the area high schools during the building of the Cobequid Health Centre.  The students from CPA, Millwood, SHS, and Lockview fundraised and donated over $80 000 to help make a health centre for our community a reality.

Grade 12 students from SHS are eligible to apply.  


Medical Laboratory Technologist, Physiotherapy Assistant, EKG Technologist, X-Ray Technologist, Pharmacy Clerk, and Orthopedic Technician.

Cobequid Bursary Selection Committee

Cobequid Community Health Centre Foundation

Room 2203-40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville NS

B4C 0A2


Use subject line: Cobequid Bursary Selection Committee

All documents must be received by the deadline of 4:00pm May 13th, 2024

Note: Applications can be found by clicking Here  or in the guidance office.  Ask Ms. Avery or Mr. Trenholm.




The Wayne Harrett Multi Media Memorial Scholarship for 2024 will be two $3,000 non-renewable Scholarships provided to two Nova Scotia school applicants who best exemplify the desire to study in the field that Wayne himself so highly valued.

The interested party would be enrolling in a secondary institution to study any aspect of radio and television broadcasting/operations, journalism or public relations.

(Please type or print clearly)

Full Name: 

Mailing Address:


Email Address:

School’s Name:

School's Address:

Principal's Name:



All additional documentation listed below is required to be submitted with the completed application form together:

1. Transcript of Academic Grades from current institution. Minimum of 75% for eligibility for this scholarship.

2. Resume – including extra circular activities.

3. Written references from two sources (not to be relatives).

4. One-page typed letter of introduction that includes the following two items:

- If you are awarded this scholarship, which educational institution do you plan to attend and what area have your chosen to study? What interests you most about your selected program?

- Describe what you expect to achieve as a result of your post-secondary education and your desired plans.

5. Confirmation of acceptance from post-secondary institution.

Send completed application form and documentation as requested by email to:

Completed application forms must be received by email no later than May 1, 2024.

The successful applicants of the scholarships will be contacted no later May 31st,2024.

True Voices Youth Grants

An update: The True Voices Youth Grants deadline will be extended to April 29th, 2024.

As a reminder - It Gets Better Canada is offering $5,000 to high schools across the country to fund youth-led 2SLGBTQ+ storytelling initiatives for the September 2024 school year.

Youth voices need to be empowered now more than ever and I hope this extension will inspire you to share with your students and school network to consider applying for our grant, while there's still time. We want to ensure your students and other 2SLGBTQ+ youth are able to take advantage of this opportunity to create affirming spaces, express themselves authentically, and tell their stories. 

Additionally, for anyone asking for a walkthrough of the application process, can access this webinar recording here.

Study Abroad: Webinars

Study Abroad

If you are interested in attending university overseas, there will be a series of webinars to help you learn more about these opportunities as well as scholarships affiliated with these opportunities in the UK, US, Japan, and Italy

 View more information by clicking Here 

Nova Scotia Works

For those students interested in finding employment, volunteer opportunities, or want to know about job and career fairs in April, Charlene Tasco’s google classroom is a good place to start. There you will be able to find info on all things related to jobs, employment skills, and career development! There are several job and career fairs coming up and tons of amazing opportunities so don’t miss out. Her class code is susfyn2 You can also find her contact info outside her door by the gym. 

Scholarships Available between April 3rd-June 25

$250,000 (1 Award)

Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Deadline: June 25, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,500 (2 Awards)

Valour Canada History and Heritage Scholarship

Deadline: June 12, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$10,000 (3 Awards)

MADD Canada Youth Bursary Fund

Deadline: May 31, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$500 (1 Award)

Got a Spine Scholarship

Deadline: May 2, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here

 $3,000 (4 Awards)

ASHRAE High School Senior Scholarships

Deadline: May 1, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,500 (2 Awards)

Cara Brown Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$2,000 (4 Awards)

IWSH Essay Scholarship Contest

Deadline: April 30, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$2,500 (7 Awards)

CABEF Scholarships

Deadline: April 30, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$500 (1 Award)

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here

My BluePrint

We're thrilled to announce our renewed collaboration with the CST Foundation (CSTF) to provide $150,000 in bursaries!


CSTF and myBlueprint firmly believe that financial barriers should never impede access to higher education. This generous funding aims to support students with financial needs in realizing their post-secondary aspirations.

 Students can also access the Bursary Landing Page directly from your myBlueprint account. Simply navigate to the Scholarships tab via Dashboard > Tasks > Scholarships.

Here is what you need to know:

 Eligible grade 12 students are encouraged to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to support their pursuit of higher education!

As a reminder, the below scholarship opportunities are still active and available to your students:

Scotiabank Scholarships

H&R Block Canada Scholarships


myBlueprint Awards 

How students enter:

Eisner Financial Literacy Scholarship

Reaching out to you today to promote the annual scholarship that we are currently accepting applications:


Each year, offers several $1,000 scholarships to post-secondary students across Atlantic Canada. Since 2004, we have awarded more than $200,000 to deserving students.  John Eisner was President & CEO of (formerly Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada) for nearly 30 years. He believed strong financial literacy is the cornerstone of future financial freedom and was committed to fostering financial literacy in young people. 


As a non-profit organization, our mission is to support, educate and empower individuals in managing their personal finances.  Through our scholarship program, our primary goal is to improve financial literacy among youth in Atlantic Canada and to help reduce the burden of student debt.  Students must prepare a short video as per application instructions, adhering to the criteria, rules and regulations.  The deadline for this year’s application submissions is May 3rd, 2024.  All submissions are made through our website and completing the entry form and attaching the required video link.

Application Deadline is May 3rd, 2024

Black Veterinary Association of Canada

Here is information regarding a bursary opportunity for Black high school students who will be seeking admission to a veterinary technician or veterinary medicine program. I have provided the link below:


This bursary is provided by the Black Veterinary Association of Canada in partnership with VetSTrategy and Vetalytix.

Application Deadline: April 15th, 2024


Halifax County Bursaries

Halifax County bursaries are given to the children/stepchildren of Halifax County Local members (not PSAANS members) who are currently (2023-2024) teaching in a term or permanent position or are recently retired from a County school.  Applicants must be graduating from High School in June 2024. This bursary must be used for enrolment in secondary education in September 2024 and cannot be deferred to another school year. The amount received by each recipient will be dependent on how many applications are received in total. Last year we were able to give graduates who met the criteria $500 each.

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 24th, 2024.

If you are aware of any student who meets this criteria, please pass along this information and include this Google Form link.

If there are any questions, please feel free to direct them to

Black Youth Development and Mentorship Program

I am reaching out on behalf of the Black Youth Development and Mentorship Program (BYDMP) as we are currently accepting applications from students for the summer of 2024 until Friday, April 5th!


Our program offers summer job opportunities to Black students in grades 11 and 12 who are planning to pursue post-secondary education (university or college). Throughout the experience, students are paired with a mentor and benefit from a variety of skill-development-focused networking sessions that we host weekly. This summer, we have over 40 spaces for students to work with the provincial government across the province!


I have included a link to our webpage here:


You can access our application directly through this link (please note that our webpage will direct you here as well after scrolling through):


Please help us spread the word and support students in accessing this opportunity!


Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.



Sierra, on behalf of the BYDMP Team

Saint Mary's University

Undergraduate Tribe Network Award

The Tribe Network Award is a Nova Scotia provincial government funded program to align Computer Science programs at Saint Mary’s University with initiatives to develop pathways for Black and Indigenous youth, with a particular focus on engaging African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaq youth participating in programming through the Tribe Network and associated partners. The Tribe Network is a community of racialized people pursuing entrepreneurship and innovation. Their mission is to foster a culture of leadership, collaboration, creativity, and growth for racialized individuals. 

For award criteria and application procedures, please visit the following link:

The Tribe Network Award 

Application Deadline: June 1, 2024

Caelen Lidstone Memorial Scholarship


On January 26, 2018, our world lost our beautiful son Caelen Lidstone. He was 13 years old. Caelen was an incredibly warm, compassionate entertainer who was full of mischief, love and laughs for his many friends and family. Though he left us far too soon, he made an impact on everyone he met. He strived for success and worked extremely hard. At a mere 6’3”, Caelen was not easily missed, but if his size didn’t get you, his heart would. His huge smile and athletic prowess would keep you watching in awe. Our ball fields, hockey rinks and football fields will no longer be the same. Our hope is that Caelen’s memory will continue to be carried through this scholarship (3 x $2,000) in hopes of helping an individual reach their goals academically and athletically with mental health awareness. 

Please submit your application to the Main Office Guidance Office on or before April 20th, 2024 at 3pm AST.

Applications can be found on the guidance website. (Scholarship tab----Scroll to the month of April 2024) 


Sackville Heights Community Centre:


The Sackville Heights Community Centre's Board of Directors would like to offer grade 12 students 

an opportunity to apply for the SHCC Scholarship. The amount awarded is $1000.00 for each student of the following schools:

Deadline for applications is March 31, 2024.

Community Health Teams:

Free Health and Wellness Programs

Group wellness programs are open to all residents of greater Halifax for persons 18 or older provided they have a valid NS health card.  To find out more about these programs and to register, open the attached flyer  by clicking Here.

Potentially applicable to our school community would be programs related to parenting adolescents, stress & wellness, Self-compassion, anxiousness, and mindfulness.  

The Nova Scotia League of Equal Opportunities

The Nova Scotia League of Equal Opportunities is seeking nominations and applications for the following which will be awarded at separate events during Access Awareness Week at the end of May. Applications for these scholarships can be accessed by going to the links below.

Mell Hebb Awards (Youth Champion Award): To recognize a youth with a disability (Grade 6 – 12) who has significantly contributed to raising awareness of disability issues and championing accessibility. Nomination deadline March 28, 2024.

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities: Nomination deadline April 5, 2024

To be considered, scholarship applicants must: 


Divert NS 2024 Scholarship

High schools are asked to please share this opportunity with their grade 12 students. Divert NS is offering up to $20,000 in scholarships to Grade 12 students in Nova Scotia with a keen interest in the environment. Eight (8) $2,500 scholarships are available for 2024: 

To apply, students need to:

1. Review the application packages (available in both French & English).

2. Write a summary of their recent environmental activities.

3. Obtain a letter of reference from someone in their school or community.

4. Write a research essay on this year's topic.

5. Complete their contact form.

For more details, check out the scholarship application page. Applications should be submitted online or emailed to by April 28, 2024 at midnight. Winners will be announced in June 2024. 

Delmore Buddy Day Learning Institute 10th Anniversary Legacy Bursary 

Applications are now open for the DBDLI 10th Anniversary Legacy Bursary! The DBDLI 10th Anniversary Legacy Bursary is a one-time offering in recognition of our 10th anniversary which was marked in November 2022. 

We are pleased to be able to make available two bursaries:

For more details and to apply, go to the Legacy Bursary Site 

Royal Canadian Legion

45 Sackville Cross Road

Calais Branch

The Royal Canadian Legion Calais Branch 162, Lower Sackville NS has established eight -$1000 bursaries to assist 1st year deserving students to pursue career goals at any university or community college program and are graduates from either Sackville High, Millwood High, or Lockview High.

Priority will be given to applicants who are family members of veterans.

Completed applications along with all supporting documentation must be submitted no later than May 1, 2024 to the Royal Canadian Legion C/O Branch Secretary. 45 Sackville Cross Road, Lower Sackville NS, B$C 2M2

Applications can be found upon request in the student services area at Sackville High.  Also referred to as "Guidance".

Autism Nova Scotia

HRSA: (Healthy Relationships, Sexuality, and Autism)

Autism NS is offering a program for Adults (19 and up) called "HRSA".  Topics include:

Right now, the program is only open to adults but a version appropriate for youth aged 14-18 is pending and should be available within the next year.  See the link below for further information.

Healthy Relationships, Sexuality, and Autism (Program information) 

Scholarships Available  The scholarships below are accepting applications between March 7th, 2024, and April 1st, 2024.  For more details about each scholarship and the eligibility requirements, read the details below carefully.

$3,000 (18 Awards)

Retail Education Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,200 (1 Award)

Kezian Science Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$5,000 (13 Awards)

Writers of the Future Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$2,500 (2 Awards)

INKAS Rising Star Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here



$2,500 (100 Awards)

Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Deadline: March 31, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


University of King's College 

The Humanities for Young People (HYP) summer program is being offered by King's College in the summer of 2024.  HYP is a mini-university experience tailored for students keen on literature,history, philosophy, religion, classics, and journalism.  It is a chance to dive into King's renowned first-year "Great Books Program."

Who: 15 -17 year olds

When: July 6-14th, 2024

Where: University of King's College in Halifax

Contact: For information on rates & registration, visit  or email

Cape Breton University & Beinn Mhabu

Beinn Mhabu in partnership with Cape Breton University is offering a program entitled "Gaelic Foundations: Living Cultures."  This program is actively recruiting for the next academic year.  

Students learn about the Scottish culture of Nova Scotia.  Participating students receive the first year of a BA or BACS (Bachelor of Arts Community Studies), and can continue directly into their second year at CBU or transfer to a another institution.  Courses in history, literature, folklore, music & dance, and the Gaelic language make up the program.

Some Highlights:


Nova Scotia Association of Realtors:


The Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® (NSAR), is the professional Association for REALTORS® in Nova Scotia.  NSAR represents over 2,000 real estate brokers and salespeople across the province.  NSAR offers a bursary to students who have demonstrated a commitment to learning; a high standard of involvement in school, the community and/or volunteering; maturity and responsibility; initiative; and/or strength of character.


Eligible applicants must be either children or grandchildren of current members of the Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS®. This includes step-children, step-grandchildren, and children and grandchildren of common-law relationships. Bursaries are given out in multiples of $3,000 each, to top applicants recommended by the committee.


This year the application is available for download via our website I’ve also attached the application form for your convenience. The form is a fillable PDF, however, additional attachments are accepted. 


Please share this with your students and add us to your list of yearly available bursaries.


If you have any questions, please contact Heather Chisholm at

Cobequid Cultural Society (CCS)

2023 – 2024 Bursary for ($1,000.00)

The CCS is offering a $1,000.00 bursary to a student from the Cobequid Area of

Halifax county, Nova Scotia who will be attending a full-time, post-secondary program focusing on The Visual & Performing Arts,//Apply Now//.

Who can apply?

-          Open to all students from the Cobequid catchment area of Halifax County, Nova Scotia.  Please see our website: for a map of the area covered (Click on the map for an enlargement)

-          Must be graduating from Grade 12 and be accepted into a full-time study program at a post-secondary institution in one of the following disciplines: theatre, music, literary arts, dance, film & video, visual arts/find crafts.


How to apply:

The applicant is asked to submit a letter containing the following information to the Bursary Committee by Friday, May 17th, 2024.

-         Applicants name, home address, and email address, & Phone #.

-         Describe reasons for choosing this area of study.

-         Describe how the bursary will assist in furthering the applicants’ post-secondary education.

-         Provide any additional information on past work experience, volunteer activity, or projects conducted in the field of the arts.


-         Provide two supporting references from teachers or employers complete with names and contact information.


-         List experiences and/or achievements relevant to your artistic development.


-         Please provide any additional information that you believe would assist the Bursary Selection Committee in making its decision,.  While marks are important, they may not be the deciding factor in the selection.


-         In the event the applicant discontinues the course or takes a leave of absence from the course, he/she may have to repay a certain percentage of the bursary received in that academic year.


-         Letter of acceptance from the University you have chosen, would be required.


-         Mail or email the completed application letter with supporting documentation to : Helen White &/or Donalda MacIsaac

Email Address:


Mailing Address: Cobequid Cultural Society

                             11 Glendale Ave. Unit 4,

                             Lower Sackville, N. S.

                              B4C 3P2

Bursary Award:

-         A bursary committee will review, in confidence, all applications.  The CCS will advise the recipient of the $1,000.00 bursary by early June 2024

-         Only the successful applicant of the award will be notified. 

-         The recipient of the Bursary must agree to have their name and picture posted on the CCS Website as the winner of the current bursary

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your applications,


Thank you

Board of Directors of the Cobequid Cultural Society

The scholarships below are accepting applications between February 13th, 2024, and June 30th, 2024.  For more details about each scholarship and the eligibility requirements, read the details below carefully


$1,000 (40 Awards)

Quest for Excellence Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 13, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here

$4,000 (100 Awards)

PDK Educational Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 2, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$500 (1 Award)

Odenza Vacations Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,000 (1 Award)

Luke Santi Memorial Award

Deadline: May 31, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$3,000 (1 Award)

Fred Mifflin Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here

Association for Teachers of Exceptional Children

ATEC is an association that has consistently strived to improve the learning environment of those students who have come under the umbrella of Special Education or Student Services. 

In keeping with this goal, one bursary valued at $1000 and two bursaries valued at $500 will be awarded to students who, through personal sacrifice and effort, have made great strides in realizing their potential. The recipients of this bursary will be chosen by members of the ATEC executive using the criteria listed below. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please ensure you submit all supporting documentation along with the completed application.


How to Apply:

Association for Teachers of Exceptional Children Bursary Application Form

Section 1: Personal Information


Date of birth



Home Address

Telephone Number

Email Address

Section 2: School Information 

Name of High School

Address of High School

Name of Principal

Name and Email of School Counsellor

School Telephone Number

Which post-secondary institution and program will you be attending next year? 

Section 3: Family Information

List names, ages and occupations of siblings

List names, addresses and occupations of parents / guardians. 

Section 4: Financial Information

Select combined annual net income range of parents / guardians. 

What financial assistance can you expect from your parents / guardians?

Do you expect to have summer employment?

Will you be applying for student loans?

List any awards (financial or otherwise) you have received. 

List any other source of financial assistance you will be receiving. 

Section 5: School and Community Involvement

Describe school activities you have been involved with. 

Describe community activities you have been involved with. 

Section 6: Additional Information

Describe your documented learning difficulties or disabilities.  

Describe any special circumstances that you would like to be considered when the committee is reviewing your application.

Section 7: Supporting Documentation

Include the following documents with your completed application form.



Recently Advertised Scholarships

Scotia Bank:

Read on for award application details and stay tuned for $150,000 more in scholarships launching in the months ahead.

Scotiabank is investing $60,000 (16x $3,750 awards) in student scholarships distributed across four streams:

This exciting opportunity is open to all current Grade 12 students with 4 awards (1 per stream) in each of the following regions: Atlantic Canada, British Columbia/Yukon, Ontario, and Prairies/Northwest Territories/Nunavut. Apply by May 3, 2024 via the myBlueprint Student Account 

 Scholarship Tab or by clicking the link below.

Scotiabank Scholarship

   H & R Block: 

 My Blueprint is proud to partner with H&R Block Canada to support Canadian students and foster confidence within our communities.This partnership is driven by our joint commitment to supporting students with career education. This includes useful tax related blog posts for high school students available via the link below.This initiative features 10x $3,000 awards and the deadline for students to apply is April 26, 2024.   H&R Block Scholarship   

 My Blueprint Scholarship Contest provides students a chance to win 1 of 5 $1,000 awards to fuel their educational pursuits.

H & R Block


My Blueprint: Scholarships:

My Blueprint Scholarship Contest provides students a chance to win 1 of 5 $1,000 awards to fuel their educational pursuits.

How students enter to win:

Students have until May 17, 2024 to enter! 

Emera & Nova Scotia Power

Deadline for applications: APRIL 19, 2024


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.


 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.


Four $2,500 awards are available to Mi’kmaw students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program.


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.


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


One $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per year for four years) award to an Atlantic Canadian student attending an Atlantic Canadian university for studies in the related areas of Science (Natural), Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship or Math.

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

Click Here for more information 

Black Educators Association: Bursary

Application Closing Date for 2024-25 Academic Year: APRIL 30th, 2024 

Eligibility Criteria (This is a one-time $500 bursary)  African Nova Scotian (Black) learner - At least one parent to be of African descent 

Resident of Nova Scotia  Demonstrate financial need  

Continuing studies at Post-Secondary institution (i.e., university, college, trade, school, etc)

Studying toward first degree or diploma at Canadian post-secondary institution (Including the Transition Year Program) Special Instructions  

All sections of the application MUST be completed 

 All documents must be submitted to the Selection Committee by the deadline date  Incomplete applications will not be considered by the committee 

Black Educators' Association

BEA Bursary 

Skills Canada:

25th Annual Competition is Open

ALLING ALL STUDENTS AND APPRENTICES! Are you ready to put your skills to the test against Nova Scotia's best? Now's the time to prove it by applying to compete at the 2024 Nova Scotia Skills Competition!

Registration is open today and will run until February 23rd, 2024. Showcase your talents at the Nova Scotia Skills Competition, where you'll connect with industry employers and receive expert feedback. Bronze, silver, and gold medals will be awarded to the top competitors in each contest area, and many competitors will advance to represent Nova Scotia at the 2024 Skills Canada National Competition in Quebec City, Quebec.

Opportunities to participate are limited, so apply to compete as early as possible!

Visit: SKILLSNS.CA to learn more about the Nova Scotia Skills Competition. 

Contest Descriptions, eligibility for the Skills Canada National Competition, important dates, and competition locations can all be found by clicking here or visiting the Nova Scotia Skills Competitions section of our website: SKILLSNS.CA 

Oulton College

Bachelor in Science: Nursing

Oulton College is launching a Bachelor in Science Nursing Program.  More details will follow concerning admission requirements and details about the selection process.

NSCAD Portfolio Development

NSCAD's Extended Studies has bursaries available for students who are interested in applying to art school but need assistance creating their admissions package.

The Bursary Program is designed to engage highly motivated young artists in grades 9-12, experiencing financial challenges or living in low-income environments, who are keen to explore the visual arts but are unlikely to enroll due to registration costs. Selected applicants will receive full tuition towards the online Portfolio Review course.

Portfolio Review Online Course Description

The Portfolio Review course is designed for students interested in applying to post-secondary education and who would like support in consolidating their work into a portfolio format. Participants will be guided by NSCAD University faculty, Anna Sprague and Louis-Charles Dionne. Topics covered include how to document and select work shown in a portfolio, the importance of a sketchbook, and how to prepare a letter of intent. Each module includes instructor presentations or demonstrations as well as resources for additional reading. To help you build a strong portfolio, instructors will facilitate group Q/A sessions as well as provide individualized critique and feedback.

This class is an online class. As such, students are required to have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access during class time. Access to a web camera and microphone is recommended. Additional materials may be required.

For more information on the course please find it here

Mount Saint Vincent Visit

 The Mount Saint Vincent University Student Recruitment team is scheduled to visit Sackville High School during lunch on February 20th.


On this date, they will set up a booth, and accept applications on the spot. Application fees for all grade 12 students will be waived for those who have interest in applying.

Future City Experience

Engineers NS is a partner institution in outreach with Atlantic Science Links Association. The following program may be of interest to you we would like to share their exciting program with you: 

Introducing the Future City Experience, a design challenge for students in grades 6-8! This year, students are tasked with designing a city adapted to the challenges of climate change using the engineering design process. The program begins with a live Q&A event on February 1st, where participants can engage with engineers and scientists specializing in climate change. These experts will provide valuable insights and tips for creating innovative cities. 

 Throughout the challenge, volunteer engineers will mentor students, offering guidance and answer questions. Students can build physical or virtual models of their cities, which will be presented to a panel of engineers in May. The panel will provide live feedback and approve designs that meet engineering standards. 

 To support participants, Engineers Canada has partnered with Engineers of Tomorrow, & Ontario Tech University. Virtual mentors will be available for classroom visits starting in late February/early March, and live Q&A sessions featuring engineers from various fields will be conducted. Additionally, students and educators will have access to valuable resources, including past project examples, teacher lessons, presentation guidelines, and practice questions. 

 The program concludes with a National Showcase in May, hosted by Ontario Tech University. Registration opens December 2023. For more information and to register, visit Join us in shaping the future of sustainable cities! 


St Thomas University

A representative from STU will be at Sackville High on February 12th from 11:30am to 12:30pm.  They will be meeting students in the main foyer.  If STU is a post-secondary option for you.  Check it out!!!

Clean Economy Scholarship

Camp Courage

The camp’s primary purpose is to introduce young women and gender-diverse youth to emergency service careers. The camp will aim to provide information, inspiration, education and opportunities to experience the physical demands placed on first responders thereby allowing a more accurate perception of what it takes to act in these roles. The ultimate goal is that the youth leave with a sense of empowerment and the confidence to believe they can achieve any goal, career, or dream they desire. 

If you are interested Please check out the link below:

Camp Courage 

Chartered Professional Accountants Nova Scotia

 The Board of Directors for the Education Foundation has approved 2 - $1,000 scholarships for Grade 12 Students interested in becoming a CPA and enrolling in a Business program at one of the 7 institutions listed below (14 Scholarships in total):




The Objects of the Society are:


To promote and support excellence in accounting education and related disciplines, including but not limited to, high school education and business management education with the aim of ensuring that Nova Scotia produces the quality and quantity of Chartered Professional Accountants needed in industry, education, government, and public accounting.




The mission of the CPA Nova Scotia Education Foundation (CPANSEF) is to advance business and accounting education in Nova Scotia. The CPANSEF intends to achieve this goal by focusing on the quality and quantity of students entering the profession, providing support for those who deliver accounting education, and inspiring the ongoing educational experience of members and students of CPA Nova Scotia.


To achieve this mission, the Foundation will focus on the following three areas.



Each element of these goals must pass a test; through the pursuit of that goal, we add to the public’s understanding and respect for the CPA brand.


For more information, and to apply, please visit the foundations website at Chartered Professional Accountants NS 


If you have any questions, please contact me directly.


Thank you,


Scholarships Available

The scholarships below are accepting applications between December 6th, 2003 and March 31st, 2024.  For more information about each scholarship and the eligibility requirements, read the following:

 $20,000 (60 Awards)

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


$2,500 (51 Awards)

Stossel in the Classroom Scholarship

Deadline: March 22, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


 1,000 (1 Award)

Kochhar & Co. Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here



Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship

IWK Research & Innovation Advancement (RIA) is proud to offer The Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship to Maritime students. We are asking that you distribute this information to students graduating in the spring of 2024 and planning on pursuing a post-secondary education.


The Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship was created in 2015 for the purpose of fostering awareness in health research at the IWK and to recognize outstanding grade 12 students within the Maritimes who have demonstrated an early interest in health-related research and/or innovation.


To be considered for The Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship, grade 12 students must intend on continuing their education at a Maritime post-secondary institution (college or university) in a field that will enhance health research or innovation.  The student must include a cover letter, essay, letters of recommendation, and transcripts. The cover letter should explain why they are interested in a particular area of health research and/or innovation and how their post-secondary education will help them pursue their research goals. The essay must be written using scientific evidence to explain the specific area of health research and/or innovation they would like to pursue and how their research and/or innovation could potentially contribute to the health and well-being of children, women and families in the Maritimes. The student must provide one Academic Reference (e.g.  a teacher who can speak to their marks and school performance) and one Character Reference (e.g., a coach or boss who can speak to sportsmanship or work ethic). Lastly the student must provide their Grades 11 and 12 (in progress) transcripts, and have a minimum average of 75%.


A maximum of three non-renewable scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded, one in each Maritime province. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of scientists, administrators and members of the public (lay members).


The deadline for applications will be March 1, 2024 and notification of the winners will be made in June. Click here for Application Form 


For more information please visit our website at The Future Health Research & Innovation Scholarship | IWK Health. If you have any questions regarding this scholarship please contact us at

Dalhousie: Acadian/Francophone Health Studies

Are you Acadian or Francophone and interested in health studies? Is your child considering health-related studies?  

Join us to learn more about Dalhousie's health care programs and the admission process! This virtual session will cover the different healthcare programs, the application process, required courses starting in high school, deadlines, scholarships and degree levels.   

Two virtual sessions are available - the choice is yours!  

December 7th  7pm-8pm:  


December 13th   7pm-8pm:  

Applying for UNB Schlorships

The UNB entrance scholarship application can now be found in a new place!

Students no longer have to activate their UNB login credentials to access the scholarship application. It can now be found in the student portal, on the same page as the application for admission. Once a student is admitted into a program at UNB, they can select the scholarship application icon to apply. Applications for major scholarships (Currie, Beaverbrook, Harrison McCain) can also be found here.

The application and instructions can be found online. If you have any questions, email us at 

Nova Scotia Works

Attention any grade 12 students who already have some type of formal paid work experience (Examples: Walmart, Boston Pizza, Canadian Tire, etc...), and would be interested in helping me with a project! It can also be really helpful to you too - read on...


If you don't mind taking between 30 mins and 1 hour to complete an online assessment for me, then listen up! Read the info below and let me know asap (I can only take 5 people for this)

You will receive a $75 gift card for participation and all information is confidential. 

If you are under 18 you will need to have your parent or guardian consent with you (forms to be sent out upon signing up)


Here is the description of what you will be doing:

“SELF+e is an assessment tool by RAD Science Solution. It measures the four social-emotional skills; communication, collaboration, adaptability, and creativity and innovation. This assessment is helpful for career development because the design takes into consideration skills that relate to job requirements. 


After completing the assessment, you will receive information about:

·        Categorized assessment level of each social-emotional skill

·        Job interests (most preferred vs least preferred)

·        Recommended occupations

·        Resource recommendations based on assessed skills and interest”

Email me for more info. First come, first served!!



Charlene Tasco, Certified Career Development Practitioner


 Dalhousie University:

Dal will be at Sackville High on December 8th in the main Foyer from 11:30am to 12:20pm.  Great opportunity to get more information about Dalhousie as a post-Secondary option.

Scholarships Available:

The scholarships below are accepting applications between November 1st, 2023 and February 18th, 2024.  For more details about each scholarship and the eligibility requirements, read the details below carefully.  

$50,000 (4000 Awards)

Burger King Scholars Program

Deadline: December 15, 2023

For Eligibility: Click Here

$1,000 (3 Awards)

VSA Playwright Discovery Program

Deadline: January 10, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here

$3,000 (80 Awards)

DECA Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 12, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here

$120,000 (100 Awards)

Schulich Leader Scholarships

Deadline: January 30, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here

$1,000 (8 Awards)

Blue Ocean High School Entrepreneurship Competition

Deadline: February 18, 2024

For Eligibility: Click Here


Memorial University:

If MUN is a possible post-secondary option for you, please Click Here to review prospective student event and information sessions.  Also, stay connected to Memorial by completing their prospective student inquiry form.  By doing so, you will receive monthly newsletters with relevant and timely information and reminders.

Saint Mary's University: Visit Pending:

Entrance Scholarships & Awards

We have made some changes to both our Renewable Entrance Scholarships and our Admission Awards. Both types of awards will now have a deadline of March 1.

Our Renewable Entrance Scholarships are based entirely on grades. Students will still be automatically considered just by applying to the university - there is no need to submit a separate application - but there is now a March 1 deadline for scholarship consideration. We will not be offering early scholarships this year and all students will need to wait until after the March 1 deadline to find out if they will be receiving a Renewable Entrance Scholarship.

The Admission Awards require a separate application and also have a deadline of March 1. Students need to be admitted to the university, as well as complete the Admission Awards application and provide all supporting documents by this date. Admissions Awards consider a variety of criteria, including academics, extracurriculars and financial need. The Admission Awards application will open on November 1.

Entrance Scholarships & Awards

2024 Admission Deadlines

The deadlines for applying to the university are now posted on our website. If you have a student that has missed one of these deadlines and would still like to attend Saint Mary’s, please connect with us.

2024 Admission Deadlines

Fall Information Sessions

Our Open House and Fall Information Session dates are now available. Students who attend an Information Session or an Open House will receive a code to have their application fee waived.

Future Students Events

Dalhousie University:

The following information comes from a Dalhousie newsletter shared with guidance counsellors:



Dal is thrilled to announce that prospective students interested in applying to Dalhousie for September 2024 can apply now.  We have introduced a brand-new application system aimed at streamlining and simplifying the application process for prospective students. We understand that our previous application portal may have posed some challenges, and this new system has been designed with students in mind. Here's what you and students can look forward to with our improved application process: 


Applications submitted between now and January 31st will be considered for "Early Admission." Nova Scotia students are encouraged to include their power school ID along with their transcripts.  

Early Admission entails a comprehensive evaluation of students’ academic potential, including a review of their grade 11 marks as indicators of future performance in year 12. To review the general admission requirements, please visit our dedicated page at    


*Please note: Admission to many programs at Dalhousie is competitive; meeting the minimum average does not guarantee admission.  Courses not required for admission to your student's program (electives) must have grades of 60% or higher to qualify as one of your five academic classes.  



The application for General Entrance Awards will open October 15, 2023. Students can access this application in the Application Portal. There is a strict deadline of February 15 for applications and all supporting documents.   


Students can upload supporting documentation related to the awards directly to their application portal. We require their officialfirst semester transcript or, for Nova Scotian and Ontario applicants, your provincial student ID number.   


For more information on these awards, students can visit: is an information Hub for all things post-secondary in Nova Scotia.  It includes information on Nova Scotia's 11 colleges and universities, a checklist for post secondary planning for grades 10,11, & 12; resources for parents, and information about scholarships and bursaries.  Visit Here 

Schulich Leader Scholarships:

Schulich Leader Scholarships are the largest and most prestigious undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) scholarships in Canada.  Each year, 100 scholarships are awarded. (50 for engineering students valued at $120 000 per scholarship and 50 for science, technology, or math students valued at $100 000 per scholarship.

Here is what you need to know:

University Of New Brunswick:

Whether you are just starting your university search or know for certain you want to attend UNB, there are a number of in-person and virtual events that you can attend to gain more information about the university, the programs it offers, potential scholarships, and the application process itself.  Please go to the link below to register for these events:

UNB information events/registration 


 Community Health Teams:

The CHT (Community Health Team) has made available their fall/winter flyer which contains registration information pertaining to a number of potential supports for parents and/or their children.  Please follow the link below. 

Information on Student Loans:

Are you graduating this June and continuing your studies in the fall?  Do you have questions about how to get a student loan?  The folks at the NS student Loan office have prepared a helpful video you can watch here  :
Here is the link to apply for a student loan:

Sackville Food Program

click here for a comprehensive list

School Counsellors

Brian Welcher (student surnames (A-Le)         902-864-6700 (ext. 785-1008)

Chris Trenholm (student surnames (Li-Z)      902-864-6700 (ext. 785-1009)

Administrative Assistant

Sandra Avery    902-864-6700 (ext 785-1007)

*Please call Ms. Avery to report an absence*

Kids Help Phone

Call 1-800-668-6868 or 

Text 686868

KBYG-Final-Digital-2017 (1).pdf

Know Before You Go

A great resource for grade 12's students moving on to life after high school.  

Math Help at Homework Hub


Explore Careers

Access Powerschool