Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

A sponsor representative and a student with a disability posing with the scholarship award


Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Our purpose of these scholarships is to assist Nova Scotians with disabilities in their pursuit of their post-secondary education and training. 

Are you a Nova Scotian student with a disability who is entering or continuing studies, at the undergraduate level, in a Canadian post-secondary institution?

We are now accepting applications for 2024-2025 academic year.

A sponsor representative and a student with a disability posing with the scholarship award



The awards that are available are two scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00; three scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00, and six in the amount of $2,000.00 are anticipated to be available for the academic year beginning September 2024

The awards are supported by Scotiabank, the Smith Family, Casino Nova Scotia – Halifax and Sydney, the Alex Peeler Mixed Media Fund, and Golf Nova Scotia & Lung Association of Nova Scotia & PEI (GNS & LungNSPEI).

To be considered, scholarship applicants must: 

  • Be a person with a permanent disability. ‘Permanent Disability’ means a limitation that restricts the ability of a person to perform the activities necessary to participate in educational activities or in the labour force within the range considered normal. This limitation is expected to remain with the person for life; 
  • Be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia; 
  • Be entering or continuing studies, at the undergraduate level, in a Canadian post-secondary institution that is recognized by Universities Canada and Colleges and Institutes of Canada; and
  • Not be involved in the selection process or be a close family member of any scholarship selection committee member. 

Important Note: The scholarship from the Golf Nova Scotia & Lung Association of Nova Scotia & PEI (NSGA & LUNGNSPEI) is for a student who has a Respiratory Disability.



The applications of candidates meeting the above considerations will be forwarded to the selection committee. Applications are evaluated on a number of factors including: 

  • Community involvement 
  • Extra-curricular activities 
  • Approach to overcoming barriers 
  • Academic performance 
  • Educational goals and direction


Application Form

All parts of the scholarship application form must be completed in full and all supporting documentation must be included. Deadline for application is April 25th, 2024.

You can apply using an online form or fill out the PDF application form with supporting documentation as one document and email to

Submission of an application signifies an applicant’s agreement to comply with all stated conditions of the award program. This includes permission to include recipient’s name and/or image in press releases and promotional material, as well as permission to release contact information to reputable members of the press.

If you have any questions or concerns about the scholarship application form, please email

DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 25th, 2024. 


Our Recipients



  • Abdullah Al-Khattab
  • Zander Burns
  • Aaliyah Cook
  • Brayden Cream
  • Drew Easton
  • Kiera Grady​
  • Yas Jawad  ​
  • Emma McCarthy
  • Emily McInnis 
  • Lauren Pendlebury 
  • Victoria Verhaeghe

Scholarship Booklet coming soon




  • Paris Buchanan
  • Trystin Conrad
  • Sara Croft
  • Emily Crosby
  • Petra Jessome
  • Amanda Mackenzie
  • Chelsey Munroe
  • Emma Noseworthy
  • Gage O’Neil
  • Ethan Ringer
  • Caillin Westhaver

2021 Scholarships Booklet



  • Jannie Baker
  • Melody Brittain
  • Braedon Carter
  • Gabrielle Close
  • Tyler Cross
  • Alexandra DeCoste
  • Lee Gilbert
  • Ruby Harrington
  • Amber Hattie
  • Kayla MacKinnon
  • Karlee Saulnie
  • Antton Sianchuk
  • Lucas Williams

2020 Scholarship Booklet



  • Braydon Hennigar
  • Kathleen Perrin
  • Rita DeLisle
  • Sophie LeBlanc
  • Lauren Boudreau
  • Eric Lewis
  • Julia Bach
  • Kaleigh Cormier

2019 Scholarship Booklet



  • Errol DaRocha
  • Taylor Dean
  • Caden Flynn
  • Sophie Hunter
  • Quentin Knock
  • Ruis MacDonald
  • Adam MacNeil
  • Kyle MacNeil
  • Sarah MacNeil
  • Lauren Nickerson
  • Emily Smith
  • Sean Smith
  • Zoe Thibault
  • Megan Wright

2018 Scholarship Booklet



  • Maeve Bennett
  • Mikayla Clark
  • Shannon Coleman
  • Megan Cyr
  • Makenzie Dunn
  • Austin Gilbert
  • Shane Hartlling
  • Skylar Jardine
  • Rebecca Leary
  • Abbygail MacLean
  • Benjamin McLean
  • Nicholas McPhee
  • Emma Munro
  • Ainslie Murray
  • Taylor Smith-MacCulloch
  • Dawson Trimper
  • Emma Trottier

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Get Involved

We envision a future where the abilities of persons with disabilities are fully recognized, developed and living as equals in society.

Our initiatives would not be possible without the involvement of First Voice and the cross-sector collaboration from the community, government, and businesses to reach the goal of an accessible and barrier-free province. 

Interested in contributing to one of our initiatives, send us a message!