Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Entrance Scholarship

NOTE (January 31, 2017): Due to the ongoing job action by Nova Scotia public school teachers, Form 3 has been changed for the 2017-18 year’s scholarship applications. Please download the 2017-18 Form 3 here. Forms 1, 2 and 4 have not changed and can be downloaded below.

This entrance scholarship was established by the Province of Nova Scotia in 1991 to encourage young people to educate themselves on human rights issues in Canada. It honours the life and work of the late Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone, a former Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

This is a non-renewable entrance scholarship for $6,000 and applies to the first year of study only.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be:

  • A graduate of a Nova Scotia high school in this academic year (not as a result of upgrading);
  • A resident of Nova Scotia;
  • A student who is entering the first year of an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree program this fall, and who has demonstrated an interest in multiculturalism and human rights; and,
  • A student who will study for this degree at a university in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, or Prince Edward Island.

The application deadline is March 31.


  • Forms 1A–1D (to be completed by the candidate)
  • Form 2 (to be completed by a representative of the high school)
  • Form 3 (to be completed by an academic reference) PLEASE SEE NOTE ABOVE
  • Form 4 (to be completed by a non-academic reference)

All forms can be completed in Acrobat Reader and saved with your data included.

For Guidance Counsellors/School Administrators:

Download the Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Entrance Scholarship poster (PDF format).

If you have any questions concerning the application, please send an email to sylvia.tremblay@novascotia.ca or call (902) 424-7628.