Nova Scotia Power awards scholarships and bursaries for 2022

HALIFAX –NS Power is pleased to announce that 28 recipients have been selected for its 2022 Scholarship and Bursary Program. 

Each year, NS Power offers 28 scholarships and bursaries to qualifying students enrolled in trades and degree programs. The categories are: Emerging Leader, Women in Trades, Engineering and Technology, African Nova Scotian, Nova Scotia Power Family and Mi’kmaq.

“At Nova Scotia Power, we are proud to invest in the innovators and leaders of tomorrow,” says Charlene McQuaid, VP of Human Resources. “Combining innovation, diversity, equity and inclusion while providing opportunities for youth to learn and grow will lead to a stronger workforce and economic future for our province.” 

Each of our 2022 recipients has a proven commitment to growth and leadership, and truly reflect the amount of talent, diversity and innovation that exists in our province.

Included below are a few details on some of our recipients in the other four scholarship and bursary categories. View more photos and a complete list of our 2022 Nova Scotia Power Scholarship and Bursary program recipients at

Enrolled in the Bachelor of Mi’kmaq Social Work at St. Thomas University and plans to continue her education in Social Work and be a role model to her foster children.

Keeshia Bernard

Mi’kmaq Bursary


Creator and co-chair of the diversity committee at Amherst Regional High School providing the student body a soundboard for racial issues and fosters ongoing conversations on racial issues.

Malayna Gero

African Nova Scotian Scholarship

"I have a great passion for volunteering, politics and an interest in leadership. I’m excited to grow my volunteer experience and am aspiring to become an environmental lawyer."

Jacobus Steer

Emerging Leaders Scholarship

Enjoys tutoring math and French, helping others and is the coach of her high school soccer team.

Bryanna Atkinson

NS Power Family Scholarship



About Nova Scotia Power

Nova Scotia Power Inc. is the largest wholly-owned subsidiary of Emera Inc. (TSX:EMA), a diversified energy and services company. Nova Scotia Power provides approximately 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Nova Scotia, and serves over 525,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across the province. It has 1,700 employees and $ 4.1 billion in operating assets. Learn more at

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Mina Atia

Nova Scotia Power

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