News release

Scholarships Awarded for Energy Studies

The Nova Scotia Energy and Mines Scholarship has been awarded to 21 students to help them pursue energy-related studies at post-secondary institutions.

“Clean energy is a booming industry in Nova Scotia, and our province is proving that we have what it takes to be a global leader in this rapidly changing sector,” said Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables. “I offer my congratulations to the scholarship recipients on their achievement and look forward to their fresh perspectives and insights to help us meet our ambitious climate change goals.”

Eight of the students enrolled in university programs will each receive a scholarship of $10,000 over four years. Scholarships of $2,500 each have been awarded to eight students taking related trades and technology programs at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). Five students in masters programs are each receiving $15,000 over two years.

Quotes:

I am so grateful to have received financial help towards achieving more education. This award will help further my future in the electrical workforce, which I’m looking forward to being a part of. Brittney Gurney, 2022 scholarship recipient, NSCC

I am very passionate about the environment and embrace opportunities to learn and support innovation that will benefit our environmental future, so receiving this scholarship was huge for me. Being recognized has helped me believe that I deserve to be and belong in Engineering at Dalhousie, just like my future classmates. Caitlin Slauenwhite, 2022 scholarship recipient, Dalhousie University

Receiving the news that I had been selected for this scholarship made it much easier to continue with my research knowing that there was funding to support my studies. It also helped to show me that my research is something that Nova Scotia supports, and I hope it can benefit the province in the future. Andrew Furlong, 2022 scholarship recipient, Dalhousie University

Quick Facts:

  • about 300 scholarships have been awarded since 2005
  • recipients are chosen based on academic standing, community involvement and interest in the Nova Scotia energy industry

Additional Resources:

Nova Scotia Energy and Mines Scholarship recipients and information: https://energy.novascotia.ca/career-development/scholarship-program

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