Bursary Program Promoting Cultural Representation in Early Childhood Education

What is the bursary?

Nova Scotia residents who are Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, Acadian/Francophone and Newcomer/Immigrants (not including temporary foreign workers and international students) may be eligible for financial support to enroll in a two-year, early childhood education diploma program.

Each applicant may qualify for up to $5,500 annually to attend a recognized training institution. The bursary covers tuition, fees and required text books. You are eligible to apply each year the bursary is available.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the Bursary, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a resident of Nova Scotia.
  • Identify as Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, Acadian/Francophone or a Newcomer/Immigrant to Nova Scotia (temporary foreign workers and international students do not qualify for this program).
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in an approved two-year early childhood education diploma program from a recognized institution.
  • Submit an application for the Bursary by the required deadline.

Is there a deadline to apply?

  • Your application must be received by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development no later than two weeks after the date of your acceptance into an approved early childhood education program.
  • The bursary will be available for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. 

For more information:

For more information on the program requirements, criteria and funding, please read the Terms and Conditions, or contact:

Kristina Creamer, Coordinator, Family Home Day Care & Early Childhood Education
NS Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Early Years Branch
Phone: 1-902-424-5460