Scholarships

Scholarships


At Nova Scotia Power, we’re proud to foster education, diversity 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 strong, healthy and successful communities of tomorrow. Please check back at the start of each year for our new scholarship opportunities.

the 2022 Scholarship and Bursaries Recipients


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We're pleased to announce the 28 recipients selected for the 2022 Scholarship and Bursary Program.

Each year, we offer 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. For more details, see the categories below.

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.

Read our news release.

Congratulations to this year's winners!

 

WEST REGION

NS Power Family

  • Bryanna Atkinson - Bridgetown
  • Taylor Davison - Hantsport
  • Lance Keddy - Coldbrook

Emerging Leaders

  • Caelyn Parker - Brooklyn Corner

Women in Trades, Engineering & Tech

  • Maggie Hadskis - Liverpool
  • Maia Pothier - Falmouth

 

NORTHEAST REGION

NS Power Family

  • Liam Walker - Antigonish
  • Lucy Caldwell - Pictou
  • Robert Livingstone - Nine Mile River

Women in Trades, Engineering & Tech

  • Olivia Gourley - Stewiacke

African Nova Scotian

  • Malayna - Gero Amherst

 

CAPE BRETON REGION

Mi'kmaq

  • Keeshia Bernard - Eskasoni

Women in Trades, Engineering & Tech

  • Julia Mombourquette - Sydney

NS Power Family

  • Anna MacPhee - Sydney
  • Makayla MacDonald - Reserve Mines

 

METRO REGION

African Nova Scotian

  • Portia Wright - Dartmouth

Mi'kmaq

  • Mary MacKay - Halifax

Women in Trades, Engineering & Tech

  • Alaina Levy - Halifax

Emerging Leaders

  • Shyla Gupta - Dartmouth
  • Jacobus Steer - Dartmouth

NS Power Family

  • Katherine Cox - Halifax
  • Emma Bradbury - Hatchet Lake

Scholarship Categories


African Nova Scotian

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 form will be available through a link on each scholarship’s information page.

Other questions about scholarships?

Our team is happy to help.