Nova Scotia Power Employment Equity Scholarship

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Nova Scotia Power Employment Equity Scholarship

Created in 1994, the Employment Equity Scholarship offers four $1500 entrance scholarships to graduating high school students who are: disabled persons; persons of visible minorities; or Aboriginal persons.

The scholarships are tenable at any accredited institution offering post-secondary education.

The scholarships are renewable for a maximum of four years of study (depending on the length of study) leading to a certificate, diploma or degree.

A selection committee, made up of Nova Scotia Employees, will review the applications and make their decisions on the following basis: a solid academic record (minimum 80%), leadership and service to the community, involvement in extra-curricular activities and the written essay portion of the application form.


  • Applicants must be either disabled persons, persons of visible minority (*), or Aboriginal persons.
  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and a permanent resident of Nova Scotia for at least three years, two years of which are immediately prior to high school graduation.
  • Applicants must be graduating or have graduated from a Nova Scotia high school and entering their first year of post-secondary education within 15 months of their high school graduation.

*Visible Minorities in Canada are defined under the Employment Equity Act as: “persons other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in color. This consists of Chinese, Asians (South, West and Southeast), Blacks, Arabs, Filipinos, Latin Americans, Koreans and Pacific Islanders.”

Application Requirements

  •  Resume
  • Essay: Why you are the right choice for this scholarship and what would this scholarship mean to you? (500 word max)
  • A minimum of one reference letter completed by the applicant's previous or present instructors, guidance counselors, or employers. (Due to the current work to rule situation a reference letter can be from a volunteer engagement, community involvement, part-time work or mentor as long as the reference is not a family member)
  • High school transcript (grade 10-12, including fall semester marks)

How to Apply:

Applicants may apply online as of January 25, 2017. Click here to submit your scholarship application. Paper applications will not be accepted.


March 31, 2017