SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

A REMINDER TO STUDENTS & PARENTS:

It is the student's responsibility to research their own scholarship and bursary opportunities,
including requests for all supporting documentation, such as transcripts (which must be requested in the guidance office), reference letters, essays, etc.
 
Guidance will post all scholarships and bursaries that come through our office; however there is an abundance of other opportunities for post-secondary money both provincially and nationally. Please see the links provided below for more information.
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It's never too early to start preparing yourself to apply for student awards!

TIPS ON APPLYING FOR STUDENT AWARDS

from Richmond Academy Guidance can be found HERE

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NOVA SCOTIA STUDENT ASSISTANCE (Student Loans)

Richmond Academy Presentation 2016-2017: MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017 at 12:55pm

To apply online and for info about student loans, visit the NEW website at:

http://novascotia.ca/studentassistance

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STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS: Nova Scotia's leading source for finding scholarship money: 

www.studentscholarships.org 

STUDENTSCHOLARSHIPS.ORG: Nova Scotia high school students are encouraged to apply to any of the 10 scholarships from the 2016-2017 Nova Scotia Scholarships Newsletter. Posters for all scholarships can be found at: http://www.studentscholarships.org/2014scholarships.php If you are interested in a more comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities, please visit: http://www.studentscholarships.org 

DEADLINES: March 30, 2017 - December 30, 2017

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INTRODUCING 'YCONIC' - formerly 'Student Awards':

Canada's free scholarship matching service for financial assistance.

https://yconic.com/

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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA ABORIGINAL BURSARIES SEARCH TOOL:

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada have information on over 750 bursaries.

Aboriginal students are encouraged to visit their website: www.aandc.gc.ca/bursaries

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SCHOLARSHIPS CANADA: Canada's scholarship website for scholarships, bursaries and grants. Also has information about student loans, applications, and budget planning.

http://scholarshipscanada.com/

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ACADEMIC INVEST: For grant, scholarship and bursary funding, as well as employment and internship opportunities, news and information pertaining to students.

www.AcademicInvest.com

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Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Page:

http://www.nscc.ca/admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/student-awards/Results.aspx?ST=1

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Note: When required to send a TRANSCRIPT of your marks with a bursary or scholarship application, ALWAYS give the MOST RECENT update of your marks, or you may be eliminating yourself from consideration for that award.

ALL SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES ARE LISTED IN THE FOLLOWING SOURCE ORDER:

Community, Post-Secondary, Provincial, and National

 

COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

The Aimee Burns Memorial Bursary: Two $500 bursaries are available to a male or female student graduating from Richmond Academy in June 2017. Applications available in guidance office.

Student must have participated in any sport activity and demonstrated good sportsmanship OR acceptance to a Community College, University or Post-Secondary institution in the field of Engineering – an acceptance letter must accompany the application.

Applicants must apply in writing by submitting a letter outlining your criteria. Submit application to Guidance Office.

DEADLINE: June 12, 2017

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The Isaac Matthews Memorial Bursary: There will be one $500 bursary available to a student graduating from Richmond Academy in June 2015. Applications available in guidance office. Student must be entering and have been accepted in an Accounting or Business related program at the university level – an acceptance letter must accompany the application.

Applicants must apply in writing by submitting a letter outlining your criteria. Submit application to Guidance Office.

DEADLINE: June 12, 2017

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INTERACT CLUB ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP 2017: Two $500 bursaries available. Any RECA graduating student can apply by letter outlining their volunteer efforts, with a preference given to Interact members. Submit your letter to RECA Guidance Office.

DEADLINE: June 15, 2017

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Richmond Community Fishery Coop Bursary: Student must have family that works in Fishery; Parent that is a fisherperson or plant worker. Sign up on sheet in the Guidance Office. 

DEADLINE: June15, 2017

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PROVINCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

Marion Sweet Memorial Bursary: The Trappers Association of Nova Scotia is pleased to present the Marion Sweet Memorial Bursary of $500.00.  This Bursary will be issued to the successful student upon furnishing proof of registration for the Second semester of study.
 
Criteria:
    High School Completion
    Enrolled in any institution of higher learning.
    Available to trappers.
    Available to Members of the Trappers Association.
    Available to Dependents of the Trappers Association Members.
    Available to Dependents of active trappers.

Application Details:
    A written statement on trapping and the use of Fur in today's world.
    A personal statement of suitability (I should be considered for this award because…)
    Your trapper's number or that of your parent.

**Please include school rep. contact information. 

Send Application to:
A. Ross White
271 Valley Road
RR # 3 Truro  N.S.
B6L 4M1
Or  e-mail  at  trapperrosswhite@hotmail.com

DEADLINE: June 10, 2017

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The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Atlantic Branch: Up to FOUR $500 bursaries are available this year for kidney patients or children of kidney patients. Please see guidance for an application pacakge.

DEADLINE: June 15, 2017

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THE NATIONAL UNION OF PUBLIC AND GENERAL EMPLOYEES SCHOLARSHIP: Available to students who plan to enter the first year of a post-secondary educational institution full-time and who are children/grandchildren or foster children/grandchildren of a National Union member (also known as NSGEU in Nova Scotia). Various scholarships available, including scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians; Terry Fox Memorial; Tommy Douglas Scholarship; Visible Minorities. Visit http://www.nupge.ca for more information and applications; also available in guidance.

ALSO: Tell us WHY UNIONS MATTER - submit videos, songs, poetry, and essays about why unions matter to you, your family, community, and country for a chance to win $1000! Visit http://www.nupge.cafor more information and send your submissions to whyunionsmatter@nupge.ca

DEADLINE: Dated no later than July 7, 2017

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NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

HOUZZ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2017: Goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. We love innovation and are looking for the best and the brightest in the residential design world. All students 18 years of age or older at interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering schools in the US and Canada to apply for one of our three scholarships - Women in Architecture, Residential Design Scholarship/Sustainable Residential Design Scholarship, and Residential Construction Management Scholarship. This is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate design or architecture program.  For more info and to apply, visit https://www.houzz.com/scholarships

DEADLINE: June 30, 2017

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Medavie 2017 Scholarship Honouring Pierre-Yves Julien:  One scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded annually to a youth who has overcome adversity related to mental health and is pursuing health-related post-secondary studies. The successful recipient will be notified in August. This scholarship is administered by the Medavie Health Foundation. For more information and to download scholarship application, please go to: http://medaviehealthfoundation.ca/scholarship/

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Enrolled in full or part-time studies at a recognized post-secondary educational institution based in Canada (Note: enrolment verification required prior to award)
  • Has overcome adversity related to mental health, either through lived experience or family member
  • Pursuing a related health program (E.g. social work, nursing, nutrition, psychology, physical education, community recreation, etc.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2017

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JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2017: Johnson Inc is proud to offer 50 scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, to students completing high school in 2017 and starting post-secondary education in the fall. For eligibility criteria, visit http://johnson.ca/scholarship

DEADLINE: August 31, 2017

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ANNUAL POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES (*listed in alphabetical order, not by deadline date)

BAYTECH COLLEGE: There is one $500 Entrance Scholarship available to a Richmond Academy graduate who has applied and gained acceptance into a Welding, Electrical, Plumbing, or Carpentry program at BayTech College in Moncton, NB. If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, please write a 500 word (max.) letter to the Richmond Academy Scholarship Committee explaining why you feel you are a deserving recipient of this scholarship, the program you applied to, as well as a transcript of your current marks, and submit to guidance.

DEADLINE: June 2017

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CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY (CBU) SCHOLARSHIPS: Students MUST APPLY for these scholarships - they are NOT automatically entered when applying for admissions. There are SEVEN Major Entrance Scholarships, that range from $11,500-$24,000. For more information and to find application forms, visit http://www.cbu.ca/come-to-cbu/tuition-finances/scholarships-bursaries/

DEADLINE: March 3, 2017

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DALHOUSIE 'General Entrance Award Application': The 2016 - 2017 General Entrance Award Application will be available for admitted students in December 2016. Admitted students must apply through DalOnline. Students awaiting admission can apply using the paper application, which will be available at a later date. For more info and eligiblity, please go to: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters/funding_sources/scholarships...

DEADLINE: March 15, 2017

DALHOUSIE 'Harrison McCain' Scholarship: Available annually to students attending the Faculty of Agriculture (excluding Pre-Vet or Vet Tech) or School or Nursing. Value of $16,000 ($4,000 per year). Criteria is a minimum of 80% average in the senior year of high schoo, financial need, leadership qualities, and a recognized initiative in funding your own education. For more info and eligiblity, please go to: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters/funding_sources/scholarships...

DEADLINE: Postmarked by March 1, 2017

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NSCC SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES & AWARDS: The NSCC Awards will eventually be available to students who will be attending a program in September 2017. There are various awards , including the NSCC Entrance Award for High School Students. Applications open March 7, 2017. Please go to this link to see all awards: http://www.nscc.ca/admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/student-awards/...

NSCC Entrance Award for High School Students DEADLINE: May 12, 2017

Raymond E. Ivany Merit Scholarship DEADLINE: May 12, 2017

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SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS:

IMPORTANT ADMISSIONS CHANGE – Students will now only require one Grade 12 Science as opposed to two Grade 12 Sciences in the past in order to be admissible into the Science program. That Grade 12 Science course can be either Chemistry 12, Biology 12, Physics 12 or Computer Programming 12.

IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIP CHANGEScholarship deadline is now March 1 as opposed to March 15 in previous years. Students will NOT need a letter of reference for their scholarship applications this year. For more information, please go to http://www.smu.ca/academics/scholarships/scholarships-entrance-awards.html

DEADLINE: March 1, 2017

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STFX GENERAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS: StFX is founded on the values of academic excellence, leadership, and service to others. The StFX National Entrance Scholarship Program reflects these qualities by recognizing students’ achievements and assisting them financially in their efforts to obtain a quality education. Eligible students are automatically considered for an entrance scholarship when they apply, if they have at least an 85%+ average in the courses required for their desired program. More detailed information, please go to: https://stfx.ca/admissions/tuition-and-financial-aid/scholarships/nova-s...

DEADLINE: Admission application recieved by March 1, 2017

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY CIBC Scholastic Award: This award was established by CIBC as part of their commitment to making a difference in communities through sponsorships with strategic focus on youth and education. This $4000 bursary is open to all Canadian citizens from any province or territory in Canada. This bursary will be awarded to a student demonstrating financial need and also leadership achievements in community and high school as reflected by their extracurricular activities. Two letters of reference are required, at least one of which must be from the applicant’s high school guidance counsellor or a high school teacher. This bursary requires a minimum high school average of 80% to be considered for the award and has the potential to be renewable in subsequent years of study at StFX. Applications are available in guidance.

DEADLINE: TBD for 2017-18 Post-Secondary Year

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UNIVERSITY OF KING'S COLLEGE ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS: Apply to King’s by March 1 to be automatically considered for a general entrance scholarship, valued between $500 and $3500:

  • 80-84.9%: $500

  • 85-89.9%: $2000

  • 90-94.9%: $2500

  • 95%+: $3500

King’s also offers the following Major Entrance Scholarships for which special applications are required.

See full list at http://ukings.ca/finances/scholarships/new-student-scholarships/undergraduate-scholarships

  • all application forms by January 15

  • a cover sheet and 3 copies of a 4-7 page high school essay* by January 15

  • your high school transcripts (by March 2)

*The essay you submit should be analytic or comparative in nature; it should create and defend a thesis statement. Please ensure your essay is well edited and represents a clear, effective argument.

DEADLINES: Major Entrance Scholarships - January 15, 2017; General Entrance Scholarships - March 1, 2017

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UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS: If you’re in high school and want to be considered for scholarship support, complete the general scholarship application by Mar 1. It covers the majority of UNB entrance scholarships (400+) available to Canadian and international high school applicants who are starting an undergraduate program at UNB. One application covers both campuses. You’ll be assessed for scholarship opportunities once you’ve been admitted into an undergraduate degree program. UNB’s scholarship support ranges from $500 to $100,000! Late applications are accepted but opportunities will be limited. More information can be found at http://www.unb.ca/scholarships/highschool/index.html

DEADLINE: March 1, 2017

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UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO/FACULTY OF MATHMATICS ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS 2017-2018: Available to students who accept their offer of admission and meet UofW requirements. As many as 200 scholarships are offered, ranging from $1,000 to full cost. In addition, the University of Waterloo offers entrance scholarships based on grades and bursaries based on financial need. Talk to your math teacher about participating in the Euclid Contest during your grade 12 year (this year written on April 6, 2017) to be eligible for Faculty of Mathematics entrance scholarships (www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca). For more info, please visit the following links:

www.uwaterloo.ca/math/future-undergraduates/funding-and-awards/entrance-scholarships

www.uwaterloo.ca/findoutmore/financing/bursraries

Get your Admission Information Form (AIF) at: www.uwaterloo.ca/findoutmore/admissions/admission-information-form

Faculty of Mathematics Olympiad, National, and Global Scholarship Application Deadline: February 6, 2017  

University of Waterloo Entrance Bursary Application Deadline: Mid-April 2017

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The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record.

- See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/#sthash.qiYrhHp9.dpuf

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record.

- See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/#sthash.qiYrhHp9.dpuf

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record.

- See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/#sthash.qiYrhHp9.dpuf

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record.

- See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/#sthash.qiYrhHp9.dpuf

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record.

- See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/#sthash.qiYrhHp9.dpuf

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record.

- See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/#sthash.qiYrhHp9.dpuf

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record.

- See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/#sthash.qiYrhHp9.dpuf