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We are committed to empowering student success. That is why we created the Nelson Scholarship Program, an award that recognizes grade 12 students for their work in the classroom and in their communities. Recipients of the award are young leaders of tomorrow, combining a commitment to community stewardship with academic achievement.

SCHOLARSHIP OFFERINGS

Our 2021 scholarship program will open on May 1st. Learn more about our opportunities below.

Civic Leadership Scholarship

Award amount: $10,000

Awarding students who have demonstrated academic success, personal strength, and determination in their commitment to civic engagement and leadership.
*Applicants may only apply to one scholarship opportunity.

Indigenous Student Scholarship

Award amount: $10,000

Awarding First Nation, Métis and Inuit student leaders who have demonstrated academic success, personal strength, with the intent to pursue post-secondary studies in Education.
*Applicants may only apply to one scholarship opportunity.

THE IMPACT

Our scholarship program offers meaningful monetary awards that provide a significant benefit to students.

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PROGRAM SUCCESS

Our scholarship has helped students fulfill their limitless potential.

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2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Chelsea Wong
Civic Leadership Scholarship Winner

Chelsea currently lives in Calgary, Alberta where she has been pursuing her dream of competing for Canada on and International level for synchronized skating. In September Chelsea will be moving to Burlington, Ontario where she has accepted a position on Canada’s Elite senior synchronized skating teams, NEXXICE. Chelsea will also be attending full time post secondary through the University of Calgary where she will complete her Bachelor of Science via correspondence. While competing on a national level and maintaining a 96% average in her final year of high school, Chelsea was also able to dedicate her time to underprivileged youth in Calgary who did not have access to extracurricular activities such as skating. She was able to connect with the First Nations reserve community located 45 minutes outside of Calgary where the rink manager on the reserve was grateful to have her run a free beginners skating program, as there was a lack of leadership in the community, especially for girls who were not naturally athletic. Not only did Chelsea fundraise and network to secure discounted ice time and proper fitting skates for the youth, but she also worked a part time job to help fund the program to make it a huge success.

Chelsea Wong

Lauren Young
Indigenous Student Scholarship Winner

Lauren currently lives in Meadowvale, Nova Scotia. Lauren has begun teaching herself and others in her community about indigenous issues. Lauren along with her family have begun relearning the Mi’kmaq language that has been lost in her family for many years since the death of her ancestors. She has taken this opportunity to educate her classmates through a slam poem in her grade 12 English class which brings light to inappropriate stereotypes that have been created.With the huge success of her slam poem, Lauren took to social media to expand her following of those who were interested in learning more about her lost culture.Lauren has been accepted into the Bachelor of Medical Sciences program at Dalhousie University with hopes of pursing medical school after her completion.

Lauren Young