Each year, Divert NS offers $20,000 in scholarships to Grade 12 students across the province who exemplify leadership and have demonstrated a commitment to protecting our environment.
2018 Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship Competition
The 2018 Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship competition opened February 26 and closed May 7. This year, students wrote essays on policies and programs that Nova Scotia could implement to reduce plastic film; shared the environmental activities they undertake in their school and/or community; and a letter of endorsement from a teacher or community member.
We are excted to announce that the following students were selected as the 2018 winners:
$5,000 Provincial Scholarship Winner:
Maria MacDonald from Guysborough Academy (Region 2 Antigonish, Pictou and Guysborough)
$2,500 Regional Scholarship Winners:
Courtney DeGiobbi from Breton Education Centre (Region 1 Cape Breton)
Josiane Gibson from Cobequid Education Centre (Region 3 Colchester, Cumberland and East Hants)
Travis Goswell from Sackville High (Region 4 Halifax)
Holly Morrison from Western Kings District High (Region 5 Annapolis and Kings)
Acadia Bunin from Avon View High (Region 6 South Shore and West Hants)
Jenna Clayton from Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High (Region 7 Digby and Yarmouth)
The 2018 scholarship recipients were announced during the Divert NS 2018 AGM, and via a Facebook Live video after the AGM.
To learn about the 2017 Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship recipients - and read their winning essays - click here.