Nova Scotia Energy & Mines Scholarship Program

16 energy-related university and college scholarships available. Applications are due on 7 May, 2021

Helping students develop the knowledge and skills they need to pursue a career in the energy field.

16 university or Nova Scotia Community College scholarships are available for students entering an energy related program.

The 8 university scholarships are valued at $10,000 ($2,500 renewable over 4 years). The 8 NSCC scholarships are valued at $2,500 and are non-renewable.

Nova Scotia’s strong and vibrant energy sector continues to be a rich source of well-paying and rewarding careers in the growing efficiency and renewable energy industries as well as in offshore oil and gas. These scholarships help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to work or conduct research in this exciting field.

Who can apply

University scholarship

University scholarships are awarded to graduating high school students who have been accepted to a bachelor’s degree program in business, science or engineering at an accredited university.

Students must:

  • be graduating from a Nova Scotia high school with an average mark of 75% or B in your final year
  • must not accept scholarships or bursaries from other sources that collectively exceed $2,500 in the first year of study
  • be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, and a permanent resident of Nova Scotia

You’ll need to explain your interest in an energy-related career in the application essay. You should also demonstrate a variety of interests through community involvement such as volunteer work, sports or other activities. Preference will be given to students who plan to attend a Nova Scotia university.

Nova Scotia Community College scholarship

Nova Scotia Community College scholarships are awarded to students accepted to NSCC for full-time studies in an energy-related trades or technology program.

Students must:

  • have graduated with a Nova Scotia high school diploma
  • be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, and a permanent resident of Nova Scotia

Mature students entering their first year at NSCC may apply for this scholarship

You’ll need to explain your interest in an energy-related career in the application questions. You should also demonstrate a variety of interests through community involvement such as volunteer work, sports or other activities.

Are you a good candidate?

The over 200 students who have been awarded a Nova Scotia Energy & Mines Scholarship have been well-rounded individuals chosen based on both extracurricular activities and academic performance. They have been advocates for their communities. They have participated in volunteer work, sports and other endeavors. They demonstrate their interest in energy in a personal essay (University) or complete short answer questions (NSCC) submitted with their application.

How to apply

All applications are due on 7 May, 2021. Detailed application instructions are included in the application guidelines for each scholarship.

University - Download the application package

NSCC - Apply online