Guidance Counsellor: Aimee Carter









It is the student's responsibility to research their own scholarship and bursary opportunities, including requests for all supporting documentation, such as transcripts (which must be requested in Student Services), reference letters, essays, etc.

Guidance will post all scholarships and bursaries that come through our office;
however there is an abundance of other opportunities for post-secondary money both provincially and nationally.Please see the links provided below for more information.


Please note that students are to sign up for transcripts in the Student Services Area.

(Students must sign up two days in advance and are responsible for picking up their own transcripts)

* Former graduates must go through the SRSB Office to request transcripts

( Click HERE for SRSB  Transcript Request Form for former grads)


Scholarship/ Bursary and Grad Information:



The 2018-2019 post-secondary school year applicationwill be available in May 2018!

To apply online and for info about student loans:



 Nova Scotia's leading source for finding scholarship money:


Canada's free scholarship matching service for financial assistance: 


Canada's scholarship website for scholarships, bursaries and grants. Also has information about student loans, applications, and budget planning.


For grant, scholarship and bursary funding, as well as employment and internship opportunities, news and information pertaining to students.


Government of Canada Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool:

(Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada have information on over 750 bursaries)

Aboriginal students are encouraged to visit their website:


Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Page:


Scholarship Information and Applications:


All Graduates should look at Post Secondary (College and University) Websites to see updated information on Bursary and Scholarships Opportunities that are currently available to them.

Please click HERE for known Annual Post Secondary Instuition Scholarships and Bursaries

 Burger King Scholarship: Applicants must:

  • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be graduating from grade 12
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent (73% to 76% minimum average)
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2018-19 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

For further information and to apply please visit:

Deadline: December 15th, 2017

The Peter Kohler Scholarship for Engineering: To be eligible applicants must be graduating from high school in June 2018 and entering their first year of full-time studies in an Engineering Program at a University in Atlantic Canada in September 2018. Applicants will be adjudicated upon the basis of their financial need and academic standing. The award is valued at $50,000, distributed over a period of four years, provided the student maintains a satisfactory grade point average and maintains a full time status. The award will be applied directly to the recipient’s student account at the university they are attending. The Donor reserves the right to award scholarships on a more or less frequent basis as income levels and the Foundation permits. The Peter Kohler Scholarship is intended for students who demonstrate financial need, and is meant to provide an opportunity for young and bright students who might not be able to enroll in university if it were not for this funding.

For further information and to apply please visit:

Deadline: December 31st, 2017

Schulich Leader Scholarship 2018: Do YOU want to win a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship? Each high school across Canada is allowed to nominate ONE student as their Schulich Leader. Schulich Leader Scholarships are open to all graduating high school students across Canada who have an interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) at one of our partner universities. 50 scholarships are awarded each year up to $100,000 for Engineering, Science, Technology, or Mathematics.

In order to become a Schulich Leader and receive the scholarship, a student must first be selected by their high school as a Schulich Leader Nominee.

Nominees must possess at least two of three criteria:

  1. Academic excellence
  2. Leadership (community, business or entrepreneurial)
  3. Financial need

If you would like to be considered as the Dalbrae Academy Schulich Leader Nominee, and plan on attending one of the partner universities for a STEM program ( science, technology, engineering and mathematics ), please submit the following documentation to guidance:

  • List partner universities where you plan on applying/attending
  • List of top 3 achievements (academic or other)
  • Write a 600 word essay (max.) demonstrating why you would make a great Schulich Leader, incorporating two of the three criteria above
  • Optional 250 word essay (max.) to outline entenuating circumstances.
  • Two reference letters (electronic versions) - one must be academic

Submission Deadline to Guidance: January 18th, 2018 3:00pm

Dalbrae Academy's Schulich Leader will be notified by January 30th and nominated by guidance on or before February 1, 2018. The nominated student will then have until February 22, 2018 to submit their Schulich Leader application online. Participating universities will receive and review applications between March 1-June 15, 2018. For more information, please visit

The Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence: Established in 1999, the Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence is awarded annually to an Atlantic Canadian high school music student as chosen by a member of our distinguished alumni. The award recognizes talented youth who are committed to the serious study of music. Each year’s winner receives a cash prize of $1,000.00 and is offered the opportunity to perform as a Special Guest at a Debut Atlantic concert. Students and/or their music teachers should take note that the application deadline for the Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence is the 31st of January. All applications must be postmarked by this date. Follow the link below to the Award Application Form. Download, print, and forward the completed application form with your application materials. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply please visit:

Deadline: January 31st, 2018

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program: Open to graduating secondary level students and those currently studying towards a first university degree or diploma in a Canadian post-secondary institution. The maximum award value is $28,000 dispersed over four years. For information, including award criteria and to apply online, please visit :

Deadline: February 1, 2018

The IWK 2018 Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship: To be considered for one of three Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarships valued at $2500, grade 12 students in the Maritimes must intend on continuing their education at a Maritime post-secondary institution (college or university) in a field that will enhance research and/or innovation in health care. Students submitting an application must include a cover letter, essay, letters of recommendation, and transcripts. The cover letter should explain why they are interested in a particular area of health research and/or innovation and how their post-secondary education will help them pursue their research goals. The essay must be written using scientific evidence to explain the specific area of health research and/or innovation they would like to pursue and how their research and/or innovation could potentially contribute to the health and well-being of children, women and families in the Maritimes. The student must provide one Academic Reference (e.g.  a teacher who can speak to their marks and school performance) and one Character Reference (e.g. a coach or boss who can speak to sportsmanship or work ethic). Lastly the student must provide their Grades 11 and 12 (in progress) transcripts, and have a minimum average of 75%.

For further information and application form please visit:

Deadline: March 1st, 2018

Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Entrance Scholarship:This entrance scholarship was established by the Province of Nova Scotia in 1991 to encourage young people to educate themselves on human rights issues in Canada. It honours the life and work of the late Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone, a former Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

This is a non-renewable entrance scholarship for $6,000 and applies to the first year of study only.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be:

  • A graduate of a Nova Scotia high school in this academic year (not as a result of upgrading);
  • A resident of Nova Scotia;
  • A student who is entering the first year of an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree program this fall, and who has demonstrated an interest in multiculturalism and human rights; and,
  • A student who will study for this degree at a university in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, or Prince Edward Island.

For further information and to apply please visit:


Deadline: March 31st, 2018















  • The Forum For Young Canadians : A week that will change your life. Would you like to contribute to the future of your community and your country? Are you interested in decision-making and politics? Do you want to create relationships with people from different places? Forum is for you! Be a part of an incredible week behind the scenes of the world of federal politics on Parliament Hill. Make your voice heard during parliamentary simulations and develop unbreakable links with peers that share the same ideas and passions as you.  Interested students please visit:

Deadline: November 24th, 2017







Course Change Form

Course Selection Sheet 2017-2018(Grades 10, 11 &12)

Courses Offered 2017-2018 (Descriptions DRAFT)

Credit Check/ Graduation Requirement Sheet

Math Course Selection Guide

Math Pathways Chart ( Senior High) UPDATED

Mental Health

Nova Scotia Student Assistance Information

NSCC Information

Personal Development Credits Information/ Application for Students and Parents

Personal Development Credits 2017-2018

Post Secondary School Websites

Potential Graduation Timeline

Tips on Applying for Student Awards

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