Community Opportunities

  Hey Students!
There are many people and organizations rooting for your success.  Here you will find information on opportunities and supports available to you here in Nova Scotia, Canada, and globally.  See below and apply where applicable!

ILA-TD Opportunity Scholarship - valued at up to $5,000.  A  four-year renewable scholarship for students in grades 7-12 who plan to enter Dalhousie University for a science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) field of study.
Deadline to Apply: April 2, 2021.   Download application: ILA-TD Opportunity Scholarship [PDF 216kB].
Additional information on the ILA website.

African Nova Scotian Junior High and High School students

Black Student Scholarship Initiative - new scholarship for students planning to attend the University of Windsor in Fall 2021. 
Deadline to Apply:  April 30, 2021. 
Additional information on the University of Windsor website.
Black-identified High School students
Scholarship & paid Internship

Grow Where You're Planted Scholarship / Summer Internship - a minimum $2,500 entrance scholarship for students planning to study Agriculture at any Canadian university.

Students will also be offered summer employment (approx. $10,000) with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture in Bible Hill, NS after the first year of study. 
Deadlline to Apply:  March 31, 2021. 
Additional information on the Nova Scotia jobs website.
African Nova Scotian High School students

Summer Student Research Scholarships - valued at $6,500.  Scholarships for students interested in conducting summer research in Engineering.  Students must identify a faculty supervisor to oversee their research. 
Deadline to Apply:  May 1, 2021. 
Additional information on the ILA website.
University students of African heritage
Walker Emergency Microbursary- valued at $500 each academic term.  Emergency funds available within 2-5 business days to students in need.  Students will also be connected with an Advisor through the Bissett Student Success Centre. 
Additional information available on the Dalhousie University OnTrack webpage.
Dalhousie undergraduate
full-time and part-time students in any Faculty
Careers & Mentorship in Tech

The Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) has partnered with RBC Future Launch to transform Canadian tech and business through the following initiatives:

  • BPTN will help 1,000 + Black early-career professionals gain full-time career placements in Canadian tech and business companies over the next three years.
  • BPTN will convene some of Canada’s top-ranking business and tech executives around the newly launched 'Champion’s Table.' Executives will make tangible hiring commitments and use BPTN’s pipeline of early-career talent to fill their roles.
  • BPTN’s Pay it Forward campaign will provide $200,000/year in funding to Black non-profits working with children and youth in STEM across Canada.
  • BPTN’s CULTIVATE mentorship initiative is bigger and better than ever before! BPTN will pair 350 Black early-career professionals with Canadian executives annually for direct mentoring and career coaching.  APPLY FOR MENTORSHIP
Black professionals age 29 and under