Scholarship Competition

We celebrate the change students are making in the province.

Champions of the Environment

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

*The scholarship competition typically opens in February each year. Information on how to apply will be available here when the next competition opens.

Meet the 2021 Champions of the Environment

Congratulations to six 2021 Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship winners.

Watch the video announcing the 2021 Champions of the Environment, learn more about these environmental champions, and read their award-winning essays below.

Keeley Shipley

$5,000 Provincial Scholarship Winner
Region: Antigonish | Guysborough | Pictou County
Northumberland Regional High
Keeley founded Pictou County Fridays for the Future, with a goal to empower youth to learn about environmental issues and create change in their communities. Keeley is also a member of New Glasgow’s Y ...

Mary MacInnis

$2,500 Regional Scholarship Winner
Region: Cape Breton
Riverview High
Mary uses a scientific approach when trying to find solutions for environmental issues. With science fair projects ranging from designing a microplastic filter for washing machines, to creating plasti ...

Chloé Douguay

$2,500 Regional Scholarship Winner
Region: Colchester | East Hants | Cumberland
Cobequid Education Centre
Chloé incorporates environmentally conscious activities into daily life. Whether it is switching from single-use items, maintaining a vegetarian diet, or purchasing clothes second-hand, Chloé thinks a ...

Jack Rands

$2,500 Regional Scholarship Winner
Region: Halifax
Citadel High
As a long-time member of Citadel High’s Environmental and Global clubs, Jack has worked on reducing single-use plastic in the school’s cafeteria, educated himself on sustainable buildings and construc ...

Ella Stevens

$2,500 Regional Scholarship Winner
Region: South Shore | West Hants
Liverpool High
As a gold-level participant of the Duke of Edinburgh program, Ella has completed over 455 hours of public service, by way of weekly beach cleanups throughout Queens County. In 2019, Ella participated ...

Aaliyiah Horner

$2,500 Regional Scholarship Winner
Region: Digby | Yarmouth
Digby Regional High
Aaliyiah has long-known the importance of preserving the environment. As a long-time member of Girls Guides of Canada, Aaliyiah has participated in numerous beach and community cleanups, planted trees ...