Nova Scotia Energy & Mines Scholarship Program

Scholarships help students gain the skills they need to work and conduct research in the renewable energy, efficiency and offshore oil or gas industries.

Nova Scotia's Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is a rich source of careers in the renewable energy, efficiency and offshore oil or gas industries. To help students gain the skills needed to work and conduct research in these sectors, 16 scholarships are available to those entering natural resource and renewable energy-related programs:

  • 8 scholarships for university-bound students, valued at $10,000 each ($2,500 per year, renewable for 4 years)
  • 8 non-renewable Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) scholarships valued at $2,500 each

Who can apply

University scholarships

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.

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

Nova Scotia Community College scholarships

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

To be eligible, you must:

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

You will need to explain your interest in an energy-related career during the application process. You should also demonstrate a variety of interests including community involvement, volunteer work, sports or other activities.

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

The ideal candidate

Past recipients of the Nova Scotia Energy and Mines Scholarship were chosen based on academic performance as well as extracurricular activities. Successful applicants have included students who were advocates in their communities and participated in volunteer work, sports or other endeavors.

How to apply

Applications are closed.

Scholarship recipients