NOVA SCOTIA — The Nova Scotia Energy and Mines Scholarship has been awarded to 16 Nova Scotia students who are pursuing energy-related studies at post-secondary institutions.
Eight of the students enrolled in university programs will receive a renewable scholarship of $10,000 over four years, states a release, adding the remaining eight students will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,500 for trades and technology programs at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).
About 290 scholarships have been awarded since 2005 and recipients are chosen based on academic standing, community involvement and interest in the Nova Scotia energy industry.
The recipients of the 2021 scholarships were Jack Nielsen, NSCC; Meghan McIntyre, Cape Breton University; James Cunningham, NSCC; and Colby Watts, NSCC.
“I was elated to get the call that I would be receiving the scholarship,” said Nielsen in a statement. “With tuition costs always being a great concern, this award will really help me push towards the career path I have chosen.”
“Developing energy resources plays an important role in creating jobs and economic opportunities in rural areas of the province, not to mention creating solutions that will benefit our cleaner energy future,” said Natural Resources and Renewables Minister Tory Rushton. “Our youth want to be part of the solution and by supporting students today we’re ensuring we have leaders tomorrow that will guide us toward our energy goals.”