News release

Students Receive Scholarships for Energy Studies

Sixteen Nova Scotia students have been awarded the Nova Scotia Energy and Mines Scholarship to pursue energy-related studies at post-secondary institutions.

“Developing energy resources plays an important role in creating jobs and economic opportunities in rural areas of the province, not to mention creating solutions that will benefit our cleaner energy future,” said Natural Resources and Renewables Minister Tory Rushton. “Our youth want to be part of the solution and by supporting students today we’re ensuring we have leaders tomorrow that will guide us toward our energy goals.”

Eight of the students enrolled in university programs will receive a renewable scholarship of $10,000 over four years. The remaining eight students will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,500 for trades and technology programs at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).


I was elated to get the call that I would be receiving the scholarship. With tuition costs always being a great concern, this award will really help me push towards the career path I have chosen. Jack Nielsen, 2021 scholarship recipient, NSCC

I am absolutely honoured to accept and represent this scholarship. It means so much to me and will help tremendously. Meghan McIntyre, 2021 scholarship recipient, Cape Breton University

Receiving this scholarship took a lot of the financial stress off my shoulders and made me even more driven to prove that I was the right choice for this award. Thank you! James Cunningham, 2021 scholarship recipient, NSCC

This award has helped boost my confidence and is helping me start my career in the right direction. Colby Watts, 2021 scholarship recipient, NSCC

Quick Facts:

  • about 290 scholarships have been awarded since 2005
  • recipients are chosen based on academic standing, community involvement and interest in the Nova Scotia energy industry

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Nova Scotia Energy and Mines Scholarship recipients and information:


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