Scholarship Competition

We celebrate the change students are making in the province.

Meet the 2021 Champions of the Environment

Congratulations to six 2021 Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship winners. 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 Youth Climate Council, creating educational videos about waste management and helping New Glasgow become one of the first Pollinator Friendly towns in Atlantic Canada. Through Keeley’s leadership, her school has become the first Bee School in Atlantic Canada, pledging to provide student education about pollinators and planting pollinator-friendly plants around the school.

To read Keeley’s essay on food waste reduction, click here.  

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 ...