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External Scholarships and Bursaries
External Awards

External scholarships and awards are sponsored by organizations from all around the world, and are open to ALL students, not just those at NSCAD. These funding opportunities are sent to us from various government, corporate, and non-profit sector groups in order to be shared with the student body.

Please note that the university does not play a role in the collection or adjudication of applications for these awards, or distribution of funding. We have no responsibility for web content beyond the link included on this page for your review. Best of luck with your search!


Please note: We attempt to keep external scholarship information as up-to-date as possible, however, deadlines are subject to change without notice. Therefore, it is best to confirm the details with the sponsor/donor of the award prior to submitting your application.

 

General Awards

Entrance Awards

Graduate Awards

Awards for Students with Disabilities

For Female Students

For Students from Visible Minorities

For Students from Specific Regions or Provinces

For Mature Students

For International Students

For Study Abroad


General Awards

In addition to the individual awards listed below, you might want to check the Government of Canada's Scholarships website and the AUCC's awards list.

ABODO.com I Heart My School ScholarshipOct 31 and Feb 28
Accessible Media International Scholarship
April 30
AIMIA - AGO Photography Prize $7000
March 24, 2017
Applied Arts Georges Haroutiun Scholarships
March 15, 2017
Applied Arts Magazine Student Art Awards
May 12, 2017
Arts NB Scholarship $1000
February 1, 2017
Best of Bests Scholarship $1000
November 30, 2017
Best Reviews Hunt Internet Marketing Scholarship $1000Mar 31 & Nov 30
BMO 1st Art Student Art Competition $7500 - $15,000
May 15, 2017
BoomEssays.com Writing Contest $1000 - $2000
Feb. 20, 2017 
Brokerfish Spring University Scholarship $1000
December 21, 2016
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Atlantic Studentship Award
February 4
CG Trader Scholarships $3000
June 1, 2017
CIBC/Student Life Network Scholarship
January 4, 2017
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship PlanVarious Deadlines
Criminal Lawyers Hamilton Scholarship $1000
August 21, 2017
CUTA Centennial
Unknown
DV8 Studio Arts Scholarship $500
August 31, 2017
Duffel Bags Boy Internet Marketing Scholarship $1250
March 31 & Nov 30
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants $15,000
No Deadline
Enhanced Insurance Scholarship Program $2500
October 31, 2016
Fessenden- Trott Scholarships $9000
June 15, 2017
Fitness Apie Scholarship
Aug 31
Fittous Scholarship $500July 31, 2017
Fix Your Skin Annual Scholarship $3000May 25, 2017
Flight Network's Fly High Scholarship $1000December 31, 2016
Free Logo Services' Most Promising Logo Design Scholarship $1500
June 30, 2017
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Dalton Camp Award
December 1, 2016
Furious Grill Scholarship $1000
November 15, 2017
George Haroutin Scholarship $1000 - $1500
March 15, 2017
Global Lift Equipment Scholarship $500
June 15, 2017
Graphic Designers of Canada $1000
February 19, 2017
Got a Spine Scholarship $500
June 2, 2017
Guidezilla Scholarship $1000
October 31, 2017
Hair Products Review Essay Scholarship $3500
December 10, 2017
Hammock Expert Scholarships $1500
Jan 31 and Aug 31
Healthy Food Tribe Scholarship
May 31
Heart and Stroke Foundation's WALK ABOUT Awards $500January 16, 2017
Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award $1000
Unknown
Home Gear Scholarship $500
December 31 each yr
Homelight Scholarship $1000
Apr 1 & Nov 15
Hunting Note Scholarship $500January 31, 2017
IdeaPod Scholarship $2000
 Unknown
iGotcha Media scholarship $1000
December 1, 2017
Income Cracker Scholarship $1000March 28, 2017
Interior Deluxe Scholarship program $1500
April 15 & Oct 15
Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship (National Cartoonists) $5000December 1, 2016
Jen Reviews $1000 Best Product Scholarship January 31, 2017
JobApplicationDB.com Scholarship $1000
April 25, 2017
JobApplications.ca Working Parents ScholarshipDecember 9, 2017
Legit Review Machine Scholarship $3500
June 13, 2017
Leonard Foundation $1000
March 15, 2017
Levitt Machinery Scholarship
May 31
Lighting55 ScholarshipOct 15 & Apr 15
Longboards Review Scholarship
May 30
Luvmihome.com Scholarship
June 30, 2017
MacEwan / Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre $500
November 30, 2017
MacKenzie King  Memorial Scholarship $8500-$10500
February 1, 2017
MADD $2000
May 31 each year
Maple Leaf Dentistry Volunteer Scholarship
Unknown
Matinee Voice Over Scholarship $1000
January 5, 2018
MCO (Mission Creek Orthodontics) Scholarship
Unknown
Mensa Canada $1000-$3000
January 31 each year
MLD Scholastic Scholarship
May 10, 2017
Modern Abstract Decor Student Scholarship $1000
August 31, 2017
Modern Crowd Design Scholarship $1000
August 31, 2017
Montem Health and Wellness Scholarship $1500March 31  & Sept 30
MPHEC Student Photo Contest $250 - $500
January 18, 2017
Musicians Byte Scholarship $500
November 30, 2017
Musicskanner.com scholarship $750
May 15, 2017
Nature Harmony Institute's Life to Buildings(TM) Design Challenge $500-$2000
January 31, 2017
NoPlag.com Student Scholarship $3500
June 25, 2017
Nova Scotia Talent TrustMay , 2017
Odenza Vacations College Scholarship $500
June 1, 2017
Online Resume Builders Scholarship $1000Jan 1 - Dec 15, 2017
Organic Aromas Aroma Therapy Scholarship $1000
June 30, 2017
Orla James Wedding Scholarship $1200
July 10, 2017
Outdoor Hobbyist Scholarship $1000
November 30, 2017
Pick Kayaks Internet Marketing Scholarship $1500
July 31, 2017
PricenFees Affiliate Marketing Scholarship $750
Aug 15 & Dec 31
Pro Tool Zone Scholarship $1000
December 21, 2017
Retail as a Career Scholarship $1000 - $5000
March 31, 2017
Review10s.com Scholarship $1000
December 31, 2017
Runabees Scholarship $500
April 15, 2017
Ruth Hancock Scholarship Foundation (Canadian Broadcasters) $1500
Unknown
Scotiabank CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival Magnum Scholarship $5000
May 15, 2017
Scribendi Scholarship $1000June 30, 2017
Senior Advisor's Future of Assisted LIving Scholarship $2000
December 31, 2016
Senior's Zen Scholarship $500
January 31, 2017
Simple Texting Scholarship $1000
December 1, 2016
Sleekens Academic Scholarship $2000
March 30, 2017
Sleep Cupid Women in Tech Scholarships $2000
October 30, 2017
Smart Home Talks Scholarship $1000
November 30, 2017
Smart Paper Help Student Scholarship $400 - $1000
January 10, 2017
SMSF Properties Financial Literacy ScholarshipSept 14
Sole Door Cooking Scholarship $500
June 30, 2017
SOUTH HOUSE Bursaries October 24, 2016
Sumo Gardener Scholarship $1000
November 30, 2017
Technical Generation Scholarship
May 18, 2017
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award $3500 x 4 years
February 1, 2017
Thank Your Skin Scholarship $1000
November 30, 2016
The Trust Compass Scholarship $1000
June 25, 2017
Trekking Pole Reviews Scholarship $1250
March 31 & Aug 31
Universities Canada Scholarships
January 31, 2017 
Vevey International Photo Award 33,000 Euros
February 26, 2017
Young Masters Art PrizeFebruary 28, 2017
Yust Gallery Scholarship $1000
August 31, 2017

 

Entrance Awards

Fred Ross Scholarship for Fine Arts (N.B.) Various
TD Canada Trust ScholarshipsSeptember 2017

Graduate Awards

Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarships $15,000
February 15, 2017
Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship $2000
April 1, 2017
Fulbright Program (Canada-USA)Various
Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award (painting) $10,000-$25,000
April 5, 2017
MacKenzie King Memorial Scholarships $8500 - $10,500
February 1, 2017
Rhodes Scholarships
October 14, 2016
Senior Women Academic Administrators, Canada - Grad Student Award of Merit $3000
January 20, 2017
Sheila Hugh MacKay Scholarship (N.B.) $5000
March 1, 2017
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Graduate ScholarshipsVarious Deadlines

 

Awards For Students with Disabilities

Affordable Colleges Scholarships for students with disabilitiesVarious deadlines
Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (see also T-Base, below)
AUCC Scholarship Program For Students with Disabilities
BMO Lime Connect equity-through-education-scholarship $10,000
Fall 2017
CACUSS Student Leadership Award for Student with Disability $500
February 15, 2017
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association $1000
March 3, 2017
Communications Nova Scotia Diversity Bursary (N.S.) $1000
December 16, 2016
Crohn's and Colitis Canada AbbVie IBD Scholarship ProgramTo be updated
Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia $500
May 15, 2017
NEADS National Scholarship Program for students w/ disabilities $1000
March 3, 2017
NFB Scholarships for Blind Students $3000 - $12,000
March 31, 2017
Partnership for Access Awareness (N.S.) $1000 - $2000
April 7, 2017
Quebec Association of Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities Bursary Program $500
Unknown
Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship (Mental Illness) $1000
April 1, 2017
TD Bank Group Lime Connect Canada Scholarship ProgramsFebruary 1, 2017
The Wayne and Walter Gretzky Scholarship FoundationMay 31
Wales Scholarship (N.S.) April 15

 

For Female Students

Canadian Federation of University Women FellowshipsNovember 1
Canadian Federation of University Women (Halifax) AwardJune 15
Canadian Federation of University Women (Truro) AwardMay 13
Florence Christie memorial Bursary (Mature, N.B.)March 28
Frieda Creelman Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship (PEI)October 8
Halifax Women’s Network BursaryMay 15
Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award (Aboriginal) July 12
Jean Flemming Memorial Scholarship (Mature, N.B.)May 15
Joanne Kohout memorial Bursary (Tearmann House, NS)May 15
Lillian and Charles Bone Memorial Scholarship (N.B., Grad) May 15
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada, Grad. Student Award of MeritJanuary 18
Soroptimist Foundation of CanadaJanuary 31
SOUTH HOUSE Bursaries Oct 24 
Talbot's Women’s Scholarship FundJanuary 3
The Margaret McNamara Memorial FundJanuary 9
The Michele Landsberg AwardJanuary 15
UNESCO-L’Oréal For Women in Science Int'l FellowshipsMarch 15

 

For Students from Visible Minorities

Aboriginal Bursaries Search toolVarious deadlines
Astral Media ScholarshipApril 15
Buenas Opiniones Scholarship for Latino students
Aug 31 & Jan 31
Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive AwardOctober 31
Canada World Youth - CIDA International Aboriginal Youth InternshipOctober 15
Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts ChallengeMarch 31
Capital Health Diversity Bursary February 6
CN Scholarships (Aboriginal internships)November 30
Communications Nova Scotia Diversity Bursary (N.S.)December 16
Donald Marshall Sr. Memorial Scholarship (Aboriginal)August 31
Elsie Jean Lambert Scholarship (N.S. Legion)July 15
Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth (FAAY)October 8
Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award (Aboriginal) July 12
Heroes of our Time Scholarships (Aboriginal)July 21
Indspire Aboriginal Fine Arts Scholarship     Nov 1, Feb 1, June 1
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Fine Arts Bursary AwardsApril 1
Native Council of Nova Scotia Scholarship Awards Trust FundJanuary 20
Nova Scotia Power Inc. Employment Equity ScholarshipMarch 29
RBC Aboriginal Student Awards ProgramFebruary 28
Sammy Gehue Achievement Awards & ScholarshipJuly 5
University of King’s College – Carrie Best ScholarshipMarch 1
Virginia J. Watt Award (Inuit Artists' College - Aboriginal)February 1
Xerox – Aboriginal Scholarship ProgramJune 15

 

For Students from Specific Regions or Provinces

Alberta Arts Graduate ScholarshipsFebruary 1
Arts NB ScholarshipsFebruary 1
BC Arts Council Scholarship Awards April 30 
Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada ScholarshipsMarch 28
Hamilton/Wentworth Chaney-Ensign Bursary Oct. 1 and Feb. 1 
Janine Williams Memorial Scholarship (G.T.A.) July 1
Jean Flemming Memorial Scholarship (CFUW) Saint John, N.B. May 15
Joan Auld Scholarship (PEI, craft)Oct 18 
Lieutenant Governor's (NS) Masterworks Art AwardsJune 1
Lillian and Charles Bone Memorial Scholarship (N.B., Grad) May 15
NS Power Inc. Employment Equity ScholarshipsMarch 29
NS Talent Trust Scholarship ProgramMarch 1
Ontario Crafts CouncilJune 14
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) ProgramNovember 15
Innovation PEI Craft Education Award ProgramMarch 31
Quebec Association of Post-Secondary Students with DisabilitiesFebruary 9
Saskatchewan Scholarship of HonourMarch 2
Sheila Hugh MacKay Scholarship (NB)February 15

 

For Mature Students

Jean Flemming Memorial Scholarship (CFUW) N.B.May 15
Joyce Kennedy Adult Learner Award (APACUE)October 31
Literacy Nova ScotiaOctober 21

  

For International Students

Canadian-Scandinavian Foundationsee website
Elizabeth Paterson International Students of the Year AwardMarch 12
Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)see website
Flight Network's Fly High Scholarships (Can/US students) Dec. 31
Government of Canada Scholarships for Foreign Students studying in Canadavarious deadlines
Ireland Canada University FoundationApril 30
Japanese Government Scholarshipvaries by location
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (women from developing countries)January 9
Monbukagakusho Scholarshipsvaries by location
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarshipsvaries by location
Talbots Charitable Foundation Scholarships for Women (USA)January 3
William and Mary Kotash Award for Film and Video ArtsNovember 30

  

For Study Abroad

AUCC Frank Knox Memorial Scholarship (Harvard U.)November 28
Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University StudentsFebruary 15
Brucebo Fine Art Summer Scholarship (Grad)January 31
Canada World Youth - Global Learning ProgramVarious Deadlines
Canada-China Scholars Exchange ProgramNovember and March Deadlines
Canada World Youth International Aboriginal Youth InternshipOctober 15
Canadian-Scandinavian Foundation Travel GrantMay 5
China Travel Writing ScholarshipApril 19
Chinese Government ScholarshipApril 30
Commonwealth Scholarship PlanVarious Deadlines
Commonwealth Scholarship Plan - IndiaDec 17
DAAD Undergrad Scholarships in GermanyNov. 1 and Jan. 31 
Darmasiswa Program (Republic of Indonesia)February 14
Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)See website
French Embassy - AUCC Travel Grant May 19
GoEuro European Study Abroad Scholarship Jan 31 
Government of Canada International Scholarships Various Deadlines
International Development Research Centre (Grad)Various Deadlines
Ireland Canada University Foundation Dobbin ScholarshipsApril 30
Japanese Government Scholarship (Japanese Studies)Various Deadlines
Japanese Gov't Monbukagakusho (MEXT) ScholarshipsVarious Deadlines
MacKenzie King Travelling Scholarships (US or UK, Grad) February 2 
OAS Graduate Fellowships ProgramApril 15
Rotary International Ambassadorial ScholarshipsVaries by location
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Scholar Travel Subsidy GrantMarch 1 and July 15
Shastri Institute/ Mount Allison Summer in IndiaFebruary 15
UNESCO Bursaries various deadlines 
UN Association of Canada Professional Placement Program February 28
UNPPP Scotiabank Inter-American Sponsorship October 31
U-Volunteer work abroad Scholarship Dec 3
Whitney Museum Independent Study ProgramApril 1