Empowering youth to create a more sustainable Nova Scotia future

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Empowering youth to create a more sustainable Nova Scotia future

July 11, 2018

HALIFAX, NSThe future of the energy industry is looking brighter with Peter Lachlan Greechan, one of 30 Nova Scotia Power scholarship recipients this year, set to study engineering at Dalhousie University this fall.

“To me, this scholarship represents a drive to improve the state of the environment, both globally and locally. By supporting eco-minded students, Nova Scotia Power is encouraging today’s youth to further pursue their passion for bettering their communities,” said Greechan. “I have no doubt that with programs like the Nova Scotia Power Environmental Scholarship in place, there will continue to be a thriving community of eco-minded young people.”

Peter has a keen interest in machinery innovation and energy efficiency. He is particularly interested in studying the concept of fluid dynamics to decrease the water usage of common household appliances.

Nova Scotia Power offers financial awards each year to qualifying students under specific categories including, Mi’kmaq, Environment, Centennial, Trades, Employment Equity, and awards for Employees’ children.

“We award scholarships to exceptional students enrolled in education institutions throughout Nova Scotia,” said Sara Phinney, Nova Scotia Power Vice President of Human Resources. “The successful recipients come from communities across the province and we are pleased to help support them in achieving their dreams.”

This year, Nova Scotia Power awarded scholarships totaling over $120,000. The program is in place to provide future leaders with opportunities to learn and grow, which is essential to developing an empowered workforce that will help to build the strong, healthy communities where we live and work.

Earlier this year, Emera - Nova Scotia Power’s parent company - awarded their first annual Chris Huskilson Emera Scholarship, valued at $40,000, to Dominyka Taylor of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Dominyka is a top student who has been very involved in extracurricular clubs and committees at school, and also volunteers in her community. She is pursuing her Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick this fall.

For a complete list of Nova Scotia Power’s 2018 scholarship recipients or to learn more about the scholarship program, visit www.nspower.ca/scholarships.