Guidance Office


You will find lots of links below to help you navigate your way through high school.

Check in often as NEW information will be posted regularly.

Feel free to drop by the office or email me at my office phone is  522-2035


MyNSFuture is a new website that provides information on all post secondary institutuions in Nova Scotia, Loans and Bursaries, Programs Admissions and University and College Transfer Credits.

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    NSCC Campus Tour Sign-Up


Dalhousie University/Dalhousie Agricultural Campus



Book A Tour at Acadia University

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                 Book a tour at St FX here





The Robbie and Jean Shaw scholarship is a post-secondary grant available to former or present patients of the IWK. 

The application deadline for the award is April 28, 2017.

Please see Mr Wolf for an application if yoou meet the criteria.



Perspective St.F.X.U. Science Students;

Each year, at the Strait Regional Science Fair, Saint Francis Xavier University presents a $2000.00 scholarship to a student from the Strait Region. Unfortunately, the 2017 Strait Regional Science Fair has been cancelled, but the SRSF Committee and the Science Department at St.F.X. would still like to provide an opportunity for a grade 11 or 12 student from the Strait Region to win this award. As such, there will be an alternative selection process for this year only for students to apply for the chance to accept this prize.

Eligible students must come from high schools in the Strait Regional School Board and must submit the following in an application letter to Andrew Clarey ( by April 19, 2017.  The letter should be at least 500 words and include:

  • A description of why the student is choosing to study science and in what field
  • Why the student is choosing St.F.X.U.
  • A description of any School/Regional/ National science fair(s) participated in (years, locations, awards received)
  • A description of a science fair or other science project(s) completed during schooling: what did you do?, how did it apply to the real world?, what knowledge of science and scientific practices was gained from the project(s)?
  •  Describe how the science fair/science project experience has benefitted you as well as what you learned as a result of this research
  •  School Contact Email. (Science Teacher, Principal or Guidance Counselor)
  • Contact information: home address, telephone number, and active email
  • A reference letter from a science teacher or other individual related to science learning or science fairs

Each application submitted will be carefully reviewed and a winner will be selected by a committee with representation from St.F.X.U. and the Strait Regional Science Fair Committee by early May.



The Program: The general purpose of the program is to assist kidney patients and their family
members to further their education and/or training.
· The total funds available are $2,000 annually. Four (4) awards of Five Hundred Dollars
($500) each may be awarded each year.
· A bursary may be awarded to an individual a maximum of two (2) times.
· No application may be made by a member of Kidney Foundation staff, Board Members
selection committee or immediate family of such members.
The Criteria: The bursaries will be awarded according to the criteria established and approved
by the Atlantic Canada Branch.
· Selection of bursary recipients will be on the basis of their academic achievement,
leadership, financial need and professional goals.
· Any kidney patient, the spouse of a kidney patient, or a dependent child of a kidney
patient, may apply for a bursary. A kidney patient is defined as one on any mode of
dialysis, is transplanted or has been diagnosed with chronic renal disease.
· The applicant must be a permanent resident of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia,
Newfoundland and Labrador or Prince Edward Island.
· All post-secondary programs must be approved and recognized by accredited institution.
· The selection committee will choose the recipients based on the applications submitted
by June 15th and according to the approved criteria
Application Procedures
· Applications must be completed and emailed to on or before
June 15th of the year in which the bursary is to be awarded.

Applications are available from the Guidance Office.


deGarthe Art Scholarship Competition

The deGarthe Art Scholarship honours the late well-known
painter and sculptor, William E. deGarthe of Peggy’s Cove.
This $1500 scholarship is awarded to a Nova Scotian student
in grade 12 who intends to study fine art at a diploma or
degree granting institution. Applicants must submit two
original pieces of art to the Department of Education and
Early Childhood Development for review by a panel of
educators and specialists. Finalist submissions will be
showcased in an exhibition at the Blackwood Gallery at the
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Please see Mr Wolf for an application.


Tearmann Society


P.O. Box 153
, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, B2H 5E2


Joanne Kohout was a founding board member of Tearmann Society for Abused Women. She dedicated her life to social change, especially to the advancement of women. Joanne was also committed to peace and environmental concerns, human rights, gay and lesbian rights, civil rights, aboriginal rights, and abortion rights.  She was known and admired for her determination, her kindness, her intelligence, and her non-judgmental attitude. Of all the battles she fought, the most challenging was her struggle with breast cancer. On November 28, 1994 Joanne died at the age of 51. This bursary is an attempt to keep her spirit alive among us.

In honour of Joanne’s memory Tearmann Society has established a bursary in the amount of $1,000 to be awarded annually.


The applicant must be a woman who is pursuing studies relevant to issues pertaining to abused women, youth or children.

These studies must be through a recognized educational institution.Please see Mr. Wolf for an application.


Eastern Region Solid Waste Management

DivertNS has a scholarship has an essay contest with the winner recieving a scholarship.

Click here for details or see Mr. Wolf

Dear student,

We’re giving away $600,000+ in awards, bursaries, and scholarships to students this spring. Although the majority of student awards are for students entering programs in September 2017,

there are still many opportunities for students who plan to return for the second/third year of their program this fall.

Eligibility is based on a variety of factors, including your academic record, financial need, and leadership or community involvement.

 So how do you apply?

 Visit and search our awards listing. Be sure to choose the year of study that applies to you for September 2017.

  1. Review each award to determine whether you’re eligible. If so, add it to your award listing.
  2. Prepare the items required for your application.
  3. Return to the site and complete your application.

 If you know someone coming to NSCC this fall, make sure to tell them about our student awards currently posted.

 To find out more about NSCC’s Student Awards, feel free to contact us:


Phone: 1-855-825-9060

Twitter: @NSCCAwards


Scholarships applications for The Royal Canadian Legion/Nunavut Command and Queen's Lodge are available in a package from

the Guidance Office. Deadline is April 15. Please see Mr. Wolf


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Girl Guides of Canada offer a number of scholarships and bursaries. Check here for details.


Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. In Nova Scotia this Union represents employees who are NSGEU members.

Historically there have been 4 scholarships open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 370,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education. For 2017, NUPGE has added the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship.

The deadline for applications is July 7, 2017.Some scholarships may have additional requirements, as noted in the applications found here.


Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Program

Are you planning to enter university or Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) for energy-related studies? The Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Program helps students like you develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a leader in energy.

Scholarships worth $10,000 each are awarded to students attending university, and $2,500 each to students attending NSCC.

Looking for more information?  Download our English brochure here, or our French version here.

Applications for the Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Program are now open


Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, Inc. (CCSAC) is holding a scholarship competition open to residents of Atlantic Canada (regardless of age) who will be

enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications are accepted in both French and English. Application is available online or

in the Guidance Office.

Deadline is April 21, 2017.


The Friends of Sable Island Society offers a $1,000 scholarship to promote learning and awareness about Canada’s 43rd National Park.

Scholarship Details

  • The Friends of Sable Island Society $1000 (CDN) scholarship is open to any grade 12 student in the Nova Scotia school system
  •  Monies must be applied to a post-secondary educational institution in 2017. Funds will be paid to the post-secondary institution on the student's behalf.
  • Applications vailable in the guidance office.
  • Deadline is April 15, 2017.



Partnership for Access Awareness NS is offering scholarships for students to assist Nova Scotians with disabiities in their pursuit of Post-Secondary Education and Training.


Applications are available online at PAANS or in the guidance office. Deadline is April 17, 2017.


Assumption Foundation Scholarships

The Assumption Foundation upholds the objective of supporting education -- put forward by Assumption Life’s founders.

Every year, our Foundation awards at least 13 scholarships of up to $10,000. Click here to learn more or apply for a scholarship.


Money for School - Scholarships, Bursaries & Other Student Awards



Scotiabank Customer Contest for Students



 Student Assistance Fact Sheet from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

Loan Forgiveness Program is a government website that has wide variety of information very helpful to high school students heading off for post secondary training.


 Check back for monthy updates at Student Awards, a good place to find scholarships.

 Scholarship Helper Online

ScholarshipEducation Costs in Canada-  


Career Ed Links

NSCC Career In Gear Website

Parents As Career Coaches information

Brighter Career Futures: in-demand careers in health care, technology, aerospace, financial services and skilled trades.


Post Secondary Schools in Canada

Apprenticeship Information in Nova Scotia

Automotive Careers Association

Options and Opportunities- O2

Health and Wellness

Teen Mental Health Site

Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority

Health Services useful links page (NSGF)

Youth Health Magazine -YooMagazine

Soul 2 Soul- Grief and grieving

Mind your Mind - Mental health issues

Kids Help Phone

Canadian Mental Health Association