Bursaries & Grants

Explore grant and bursary opportunities that may be open to you


For individuals:

The Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund To help newcomers get their credentials recognized in Canada. The loan fund will pay for tuition, exams, materials and travel. 
Canada Training Benefit Grant A new, non-taxable credit to help Canadians with the cost of training fees. $250 per year for a lifetime maximum of $5000.
University Prep Bursary Fund

The University Prep Bursary fund is made available to African Nova Scotia/Black and Nova Scotia First Nations Persons who are preparing for University credit study and who need to take University Prep courses to do so. It includes the cost of tuition and MAY cover the cost of texts for the course. This is based on financial need and will be assessed individually.

Open to all students (non-credit or credit) who are African Nova Scotia/Black and Nova Scotia First Nations Persons.

Candidates who have previously applied for bursary funding, in this or another funding year, must have completed and passed his/her previously funded course. Candidates must demonstrate financial need.

Please complete the bursary application in full. All applications must include 3 references. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and/or reviewed and contact will not be made to request missing or incomplete information.

Applications must be received no later than one (2) weeks prior to the start date of the University Prep courses (with NO EXCEPTION). Please make application early. Students will NOT be permitted to attend classes unless the bursary is approved before the start date of the course.

Students applying for a bursary and wishing to register for Academic Math, Pre-Calculus Math, or Writing Skills for Academic Study are REQUIRED to write a Diagnostic. Please make arrangements to do so by calling our Registration Office at (902) 494-2375.

Download and complete the Application Form [PDF-201KB]


For businesses:

WIPSI (Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive) Administered through Labour and Advance Education, WIPSI supplements employer contributions to train full-time staff to improve productivity and profitability; increase innovation, adapt to new technology or work processes; foster workplace diversity. A minimum of $10,000 eligible. 


For communities:

NS Culture Innovation Fund Up to $15,000 - Addressing social issues and opportunities within communities using culture as a tool for positive change.  


Sgt. Bruce MacPhail Award for Academic Excellence
Once each year the Police Leadership Program announces the winner of the annual Sgt. Bruce MacPhail Award for Academic Excellence. This award was set up by Sgt. MacPhail's mother as a lasting legacy to his memory and is awarded to the Police Leadership student with the highest average over the past academic year.