The scholarships are tenable at any accredited institution offering post-secondary education.
The scholarships are renewable for a maximum of four years of study (depending on the length of study) leading to a certificate, diploma or degree.
A selection committee, made up of Nova Scotia Employees, will review the applications and make their decisions on the following basis: a solid academic record (minimum 80%), leadership and service to the community, involvement in extra-curricular activities and the written essay portion of the application form.
- Applicants must be either disabled persons, persons of visible minority (*), or Aboriginal persons.
- Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and a permanent resident of Nova Scotia for at least three years, two years of which are immediately prior to high school graduation.
- Applicants must be graduating or have graduated from a Nova Scotia high school and entering their first year of post-secondary education within 15 months of their high school graduation.
*Visible Minorities in Canada are defined under the Employment Equity Act as: “persons other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in color. This consists of Chinese, Asians (South, West and Southeast), Blacks, Arabs, Filipinos, Latin Americans, Koreans and Pacific Islanders.”
How to Apply:
Applicants may apply online as of January 1. Paper applications will not be accepted.
March 31, 2017