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 2017-2018: SPRING 2018

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

None at this time.

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PROVINCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

2018 Peter Kohler Scholarship for Engineering: Now accepting applications from students interested in pursuing studies in engineering. The award is valued up to $50,000 (distributed over four years) and is designed to provide an opportunity for students who may be faced with financial obstacles and is meant to provide an opportunity for young and bright students who might not be able to enroll in university if it were not for this funding. Must be graduating from high school in June 2018 and entering their first year of full-time studies in an Engineering Program at a University in Atlantic Canada in September 2018. Applicants will be adjudicated upon the basis of their financial need and academic standing. Find out more and apply online via the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia's website at https://www.cognitoforms.com/CFNS1/PeterKohlerScholarshipApplication

DEADLINE: December 31, 2017

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Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence is awarded annually to an Atlantic Canadian high school music student as chosen by a member of our distinguished alumni. The award recognizes talented youth who are committed to the serious study of music. Each year’s winner receives a cash prize of $1,000.00 and is offered the opportunity to perform as a Special Guest at a Debut Atlantic concert. Students and/or their music teachers should take note that the application deadline for the Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence is the 31st of January. All applications must be postmarked by this date. Follow the link below to the Award Application Form. Download, print, and forward the completed application form with your application materials. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.Link: http://www.debutatlantic.ca/apply/award-how-to-apply

DEADLINE: January 31, 2018

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THE IWK FUTURE HEALTH RESEARCH & INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship, being offered to Maritime students, was created for the purpose of fostering awareness in health research at the IWK. This scholarship recognizes outstanding Grade 12 students within the Maritimes who have demonstrated an early investment in health related research and/or innovation. A maximum of three non-renewable scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded - one in each Maritime province. To be considered for this scholarship, Grade 12 students must intend on continuing their education at a MARITIME post-secondary institution (college or university) in a field that will enhance health research and/or innovation. For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/research/scholarship

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018

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The Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Memorial Entrance Scholarship: A $6,000.00 scholarship available to Nova Scotia students entering their first year of university. The province established the scholarship in 1991 to honour the life and work of the late Tony Johnstone, a long-time educator and human rights advocate who devoted his life to promoting multicultural understanding and social equality.

To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must live in Nova Scotia, be graduating from high school and beginning an undergraduate degree program at a Maritime university in the fall. The applicant must also have demonstrated an interest in multiculturalism and human rights.

All forms and information can be found here: http://novascotia.ca/lae/scholarships/All forms are to be postmarked no later than the deadline of March 31, 2018 in order for the applicant to be considered for the scholarship.

DEADLINE: Postmarked no later than March 31, 2018

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NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS/BURSARIES

TD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP: If you're making a difference in your community, whether it's big or small, you could be one of 20 students to receive a full TD Scholarship worth up to $70,000. Available to all students across Canada who are now in their final year of high school for the 2017-18 school year, who have shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in their community. Although students must be academically capable of entering and successfully completing either univeristy or college, and have a minimum average of 75%, the key criterion is outstanding community leadership. Application must include a descriptive essay on your community leadership involvement, as well as several letters of reference. Please see guidance for an application or apply online at td.com/scholarships.

DEADLINE: Application must be received by November 17, 2017

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The 2018 RBC Black History Month Essay Competition: Students can earn one of 30 scholarships, including grand prizes of up to $5,000 that will help make their someday of post-secondary education a reality. The competition also gives students an opportunity to learn about the contribution black people have made to Canadian history.

All Canadian grade 12 students are eligible to apply for these scholarships, which can help offset the rising tuition costs of post-secondary education.

RBC has a longstanding commitment to diversity and holds the belief that diversity and growth are not just integrated, but inseparable. 

The essay must be 750 words or less. 

To read last year’s winning essays and learn more about the program, please visit www.rbc.com/essay

DEADLINE: December 1, 2017

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SCHULICH LEADER SCHOLARSHIPS 2018: Do YOU want to win a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship? Each high school across Canada is allowed to nominate ONE student as their Schulich Leader. Schulich Leader Scholarships are open to all graduating high school students across Canada who have an interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) at one of our partner universities. 50 scholarships are awarded each year up to $100,000 for Engineering, Science, Technology, or Mathematics.

In order to become a Schulich Leader and receive the scholarship, a student must first be selected by their high school as a Schulich Leader Nominee.

Nominees must possess at least two of three criteria:

  1. Academic excellence
  2. Leadership (community, business or entrepreneurial)
  3. Financial need

If you would like to be considered as the Richmond Academy Schulich Leader Nominee, and plan on attending one of the partner universities for a STEM program, please submit the following documentation to guidance:

  • List partner universities where you plan on applying/attending
  • List of top 3 achievements (academic or other)
  • Write a 600 word essay (max.) demonstrating why you would make a great Schulich Leader, incorporating two of the three criteria above
  • Optional 250 word essay (max.) to outline entenuating circumstances.
  • Two reference letters (electronic versions) - one must be academic
  • A copy of your most recent transcript

SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO RECA GUIDANCE: January 18th, 2018 at 2:40pm*

Richmond Academy's Schulich Leader will be notified by January 30th and nominated by guidance on or before February 1, 2018. The nominated student will then have until February 22, 2018 to submit their Schulich Leader application online. Participating universities will receive and review applications between March 1-June 15, 2018. For more information, please visit http://schulichleaders.com/

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TERRY FOX HUMANITARIAN AWARD PROGRAM: Open to graduating secondary level students and those currently studying towards a first university degree or diploma in a Canadian post-secondary institution. The maximum award value is $28,000 dispersed over four years. For information, includuing award criteria and to apply online, please visit http://www.terryfoxawards.ca

DEADLINE: February 1, 2018

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RBC 2018 ABORIGINAL STUDENT AWARDS PROGRAM: This scholarship is intended to support Aboriginal students who have at least two years remaining in their post-secondary studies, which includes high school graduates. Recipients are selected primarily on the basis of personal and academic achievements, and individual financial need. Status Indians, Non-status Indians, Inuit, and Metis are welcome to apply. Selected students will receive up to $4,000 per academic year for educational and living expenses for 2-4 years.

For more information or to apply: http://www.GoToApply.ca/RBC

DEADLINE: February 28, 2018

 

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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 2018

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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 2018

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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 2018

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: March 2018

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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 2018

Raymond E. Ivany Merit Scholarship DEADLINE: May 2018

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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 1st, 2018

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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, 2018

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 2018-19 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 2018; General Entrance Scholarships - March 2018

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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, 2018

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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 2018

University of Waterloo Entrance Bursary Application Deadline: Mid-April 2018

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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