Environment Scholarship

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Environment Scholarship

The Environment Scholarship offers five (5) $1,000 entrance scholarships to graduating high school students who are entering into an environmental-related program at any Nova Scotia post-secondary institution, which can include, but is not limited to, engineering, sciences and social sciences. The scholarships are for one year and are non-renewable.


A selection committee, made up of Nova Scotia Power Employees, will review the applications and make decisions on the following basis: a solid academic record (minimum 80%); demonstrated leadership in their communities in the areas of environmental protection, resource management, or environmental sustainability; positive reference letter; and an essay on the subject of their environmental accomplishments and ambitions.


  • Entering into the first year of an undergraduate environmental-related program at a Nova Scotia post-secondary institution.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scholarships will not be awarded for pursuit of Graduate Studies or made in combination with any other Nova Scotia Power scholarships.
  • Scholarships are non-transferable.

Application Requirements

  • Resume
  • Essay: Why you are the right choice for this scholarship and what would this scholarship mean to you? (500 word max)
  • A minimum of one reference letter completed by the applicant's previous or present instructors, guidance counselors, or employers. (Due to the current work to rule situation a reference letter can be from a volunteer engagement, community involvement, part-time work or mentor as long as the reference is not a family member)
  • High school transcript (grade 10-12, including fall semester marks)

How to Apply:

Applicants may apply online as of January 10, 2018. Click here to submit your scholarship application. Paper applications will not be accepted.


April 28, 2018