Champion of the Environment Scholarship

Champion of the Environment Scholarship


Each year, Divert NS offers $20,000 in scholarships to Grade 12 students across the province who exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to protecting our environment.

2019 Scholarship Competition - NOW OPEN

Are you a Grade 12 student in Nova Scotia who is committed to reducing, reusing and recycling? Are you leading environmental action in your school or community? Are you keen to research how Nova Scotians can improve our environmental efforts? If so…we want you to join the league of Divert NS Scholars!

Scholarship values:

One $5,000 Provincial Scholarship Six $2,500 Regional Scholarships

Scholarship Package: download the scholarship package here.

Submissions are accepted in English only and must include:

  • A summary of your recent environmental activities in your school or community
  • A letter of reference from someone in your school or community that is familiar with your environmental activities
  • A research essay on reducing waste
  • A completed contact information form.

Submissions must be emailed in PDF or Word format to: scholarship@divertns.ca by the deadline below.

Seven scholarships available – one for each solid waste management region in Nova Scotia:

Region 1: Cape Breton
Region 2: Antigonish, Pictou and Guysborough
Region 3: Colchester, Cumberland and East Hants
Region 4: Halifax
Region 5: Annapolis and Kings
Region 6: South Shore and West Hants
Region 7: Digby and Yarmouth

Key Dates:

Competition start: February 25, 2019
Submission deadline: May 5, 2019 at midnight
Recipients announced: June 27, 2019 at the Divert NS Annual General Meeting

Need more information? Contact us at scholarship@divertns.ca.

Divert NS Scholars

2018 Recipients:
To learn about the 2018 Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship recipients - and read their winning essays - click here.

2017 Recipients:
To learn about the 2017 Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship recipients - and read their winning essays - click here.

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