Scholarships & Grants

We are now accepting scholarship applications for the
2024-25 school year.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Scholarships/Awards under this program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • applicant must be a Black African Nova Scotian student with genealogical/ancestral connections to an historical African Nova Scotian/Black community; and/or
  • applicant must be a Black African Nova Scotian student; and
  • applicant must be a Canadian citizen whose parent(s) is/are of Black* African Descent;
  • applicants must be a resident of Nova Scotia;
  • applicants must have attended High School in Nova Scotia;
  • applicants must be enrolled full-time;
  • applicants must submit an application each year to be considered for any award/bursary
For more information on eligibility requirements please refer to the appropriate scholarship application.


Public School Program & Approved Local Courses

The University Entrance Scholarship recognizes and promotes academic excellence.

In an effort to promote fairness, calculation of marks for this particular scholarship are based on those courses in the Public School Program (PSP) which require academic rigor, and which are available to all students across the Province.

  • Therefore, academic PSP courses are chosen first in the calucation of marks for the University Entrance Scholarship.
  • The only exception to this are Approved Local Courses (ALC) which include Advanced Placement Credits, IB Credits and/or Advanced Courses.


* The term "Black" is the original term that the Education Incentive Program for Black Students used, and it is the term that the Black Learners Advisory Committee (BLAC) used in their recommendation that the Nova Scotia Government "should provide scholarships and financial assistance to Black learners in recognition of achievement and need". The term "Black" is used because many people of African ancestry in Canada and Nova Scotia refer to themselves as "Black," a term used to refer to a racial identity, rather than a colour. 
Please view the BLAC Report in our Publications section for more information.