Trades Scholarship

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Trades Scholarship

Created in 2005, the Nova Scotia Power Trades Scholarship was developed to encourage and support students entering Trades related to Utility or Energy sectors.

This year, ten (10) non-renewable $1000 scholarships will be available for students enrolling in the following programs at the Nova Scotia Community College in September 2018:
  • Power Engineering
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Utility Line Work - Construction & Maintenance

You must be enrolled in one of the three programs listed above to be eligible for this scholarship.


Recipients are selected on the basis of a solid academic record. We define this as a minimum overall average of 70% over their senior years (grades 10 through 12), with a passing grade in all required subjects.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and a permanent resident of Nova Scotia and must be prepared to demonstrate their interest in a utility or trade-related career through an essay or similar means.

Applicants must be graduating or have graduated from a Nova Scotia high school and entering their first year at NSCC within 15 months of their high school graduation.

Applicants must be accepted into the Nova Scotia Community College for full-time studies in a trade discipline as outlined above.

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)
Demonstrated leadership, service to the community and involvement in extra-curricular activities will also be considered.

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 27, 2018