Scholarships

Scholarships


At Nova Scotia Power, we’re proud to foster education, diversity, equity, and inclusion to help empower students to follow their dreams. Providing opportunities to learn and grow is essential for creating a workforce that will help build the strong, healthy, and successful communities of tomorrow. 

Scholarships are awarded based on a number of criteria, including academic achievement, community leadership, and demonstrated financial need. Each year, we offer 20 scholarships and eight bursaries to qualifying students enrolled in trades and degree programs. These categories include:

  • African Nova Scotian Bursary

  • Emerging Leader 

  • Mi’kmaq Bursary 

  • Nova Scotia Power Family 

  • Women in Trades, Engineering, and Technology 

Applications for 2024 recipients are open until Friday, April 19, 2024. Learn more about the requirements and apply through the categories below.  

Scholarship Categories & APPLICATIONS


African Nova Scotian Bursary

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.

Recipients may also have the opportunity to participate in a paid internship at Nova Scotia Power.

Apply here >

Emerging Leaders

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.

Recipients may also have the opportunity to participate in a paid internship at Nova Scotia Power.

Apply here >

Mi'kmaq Bursary

Four $1,000 awards are available to Mi’kmaw students entering any year of a full time post-secondary accredited education program. Past recipients may re-apply.

Recipients may also have the opportunity to participate in a paid internship at Nova Scotia Power.

Apply here >

Nova Scotia Power Family Scholarship

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.

Recipients may also have the opportunity to participate in a paid internship at Nova Scotia Power.

Apply here >

Women in Trades, Engineering & Technology

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

Recipients may also have the opportunity to participate in a paid internship at Nova Scotia Power.

Apply here >

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The Chris Huskilson Emera Scholarship


To honour Emera’s former CEO, Emera established the Chris Huskilson Emera Scholarship valued at $40,000. An Atlantic Canadian student attending an Atlantic Canadian university in the areas of science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship, or math will receive $10,000 per year for four years. The recipient will also receive a paid, 12-week internship and a senior mentor from one of Emera’s companies.

CHRIS HUSKILSON

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Who is eligible for a Nova Scotia Power Scholarship?

Our scholarships are available to high school, university and college students. You also must be a Nova Scotia resident, landed immigrant or Canadian citizen.  

What do I need for my application?

You will need a resume, transcript (high school, university or college) and budget document. There will also be a short essay (500 words or less) required for each scholarship. The essay topic will be released when the program is open for applications. 

When will the scholarship program be available?

Our scholarship program typically opens for applications in January and closes in April.

How can I apply?

When the program is open, the application will be available through a link under each category.

Other questions about scholarships?

Our team is happy to help.