Apply for a Diversity Bursary

If you’re enrolled in a post-secondary education program related to communications and are a member of a diverse community historically underrepresented in communications fields, such as Indigenous peoples, Mi’kmaq, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible people, French as a first language, persons with a disability, and 2SLGBTIQ+, you can apply for a $1,000 bursary from Communications Nova Scotia. You can apply until 15 March 2019.

Use the Diversity Bursary Application Form to apply for the bursary.

Communications Nova Scotia is offering 3 bursaries worth $1,000 each to students from diverse groups who are enrolled in a communications-related program at a university or community college in Nova Scotia.

Bursary categories

A bursary is awarded in each of 3 categories based on your area of study:

  • images - photography, video or graphic design program
  • words - public relations, communications, journalism, marketing or advertising program
  • ideas - website design, website development or digital communications program

Creative submission

You need to submit an essay or creative piece that demonstrates your knowledge and interest in your field of study.

Communications Nova Scotia gives special consideration to creative submissions with a focus on diversity, like an advertisement, video, website or article for a diverse audience.

Bursary winners

Bursary winners are invited to spend a day at Communications Nova Scotia with staff who work in their area of study.

Eligibility

You need to:

  • be a member of a diverse community historically underrepresented in communications fields, such as Indigenous peoples, Mi’kmaq, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible people, French as a first language, persons with a disability, and 2SLGBTIQ+
  • be enrolled full-time at a university or community college in Nova Scotia in 1 of the following degree or diploma programs: photography, video, graphic design, public relations, communications, journalism, marketing, advertising, website design, website development or digital communications

You need to apply for the bursary by 15 March 2019 (application needs to be postmarked not later than 15 March 2019).

How to apply

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Send your completed application and supporting documents by mail. Or drop them off at Communications Nova Scotia.

How long it takes

Communications Nova Scotia will notify winners by the mid-April.

Before you start

Make sure you provide:

  • creative submission with your name on it
  • confirmation of enrollment in university or community college (tuition receipt or letter from Registrar’s Office or an instructor)

Application form