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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.

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

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
Carbonfan Scholarship $2000

September 1, 2017

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

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DV8 Studio Arts Scholarship $500

August 31, 2017

Duffel Bags Boy Internet Marketing Scholarship $1250

March 31 & Nov 30

Edkent Media Scholarship $1000

Aug 25, 2017

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants $15,000

No Deadline

Enhanced Insurance Scholarship Program $2500

October 31, 2016

Farm Hydroponics Scholarship $1000

March 31, 2018

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

Get Games Go Scholarship $750

March 20, 2018

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship $500

June 15, 2017
Graphic Designers of Canada $1000

February 19, 2017

Got a Spine Scholarship $500

June 2, 2017
Graham Pinsent Memorial (LGBTQ) $500
May 1, 2018
Guidezilla Scholarship $1000

October 31, 2017

Guidr Scholarship $1000

March 25, 2018

Hair Products Review Essay Scholarship $3500

December 10, 2017

Hairspiration Organic Hair Products Scholarship $1000

May 1, 2017

Hammock Expert Scholarships $1500

Jan 31 and Aug 31

Happy Pooch Scholarship $750

March 31, 2018

Healthy Food Tribe Scholarship

May 31

Heart and Stroke Foundation's WALK ABOUT Awards $500January 16, 2017

Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award $1000

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Hidden Pearls Scholarship $500

March 31, 2018

Home Gear Scholarship $500

December 31 each yr

Homelight Scholarship $1000

Apr 1 & Nov 15

Hunting Note Scholarship $500January 31, 2017

IdeaPod Scholarship $2000

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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
JRop Scholarship $1000

March 31, 2018

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

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Matinee Voice Over Scholarship $1000

January 5, 2018

McKiggan Hebert End Distracted Driving Scholarship $1000
August 1, 2017
MCO (Mission Creek Orthodontics) Scholarship

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Melanotanza Scholarship $500

March 31, 2018

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
Nurture for Nature Scholarship $1200

June 30, 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

Power Scout Smart Home Energy Scholarship $1000

Nov 30, 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

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ScooterInside.com Scholarship $500

Aug 31, 2017

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 Health Kick Scholarship $1000

June 10, 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
Social Aid Scholarship $750

Feb 28, 2018

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

Tera Data River Scholarship (laptop)

June 30, 2017

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award $3500 x 4 years

February 1, 2017

Thank Your Skin Scholarship $1000

November 30, 2016

TheLowCarbStyle.com Scholarship $500

August 21, 2017

The Trust Compass Scholarship $1000

June 25, 2017

Trekking Pole Reviews Scholarship $1250

March 31 & Aug 31

Trusted Beasts Scholarship $1000

May 27, 2017

Universities Canada Scholarships

January 31, 2017 

UCSBRHA Scholarship $1000

Sept 30, 2017

Value of being Fit Scholarship  $750March 31, 2018

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
Healthline Stronger Scholarship Program ($10,000)
June 20, 2017
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 DisabilitiesMay 16

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
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 17, 2017
Quebec Association of Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities Bursary Program $500

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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
Yes to Me Scholarship Program (Mental Illness, SSNS)
 

 

For Female Students

Canadian Federation of University Women FellowshipsNovember 1
Canadian Federation of University Women HalifaxJune 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