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To Apply:
All parts of the scholarship application form must be completed in full and all supporting documentation must be included.
All required documentation must be received by MAIL, or EMAIL to the Partnership for Access Awareness - NS (for address, see below) no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, April 28th, 2023.
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.

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Purpose: To assist Nova Scotians with disabilities in their pursuit of their post-secondary education and training.

Sincere Thanks to our Sponsors:

  • Alex Peeler Honorarium

  • Casino Nova Scotia – Halifax & Sydney

  • CIBC

  • Scotiabank

  • Smith Family

  • NAAWNS-2023

  • Nova Scotia Golf Association & Lung Association of Nova Scotia & PEI (NSGA &







Administered by:
Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS)
(A committee of the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities)


Awards: Seven 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 2023.


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 the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; and

  • Not be involved in the selection process or be a close family member of any scholarship selection committee member.

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

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All required documentation must be received either by MAIL, or EMAIL to the Partnership for Access Awareness - NS no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, April 28th, 2023.



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