Apply for a Diversity Bursary

If you’re enrolled in a post-secondary education program related to communications and are from a designated diversity group you can apply for a $1,000 bursary from Communications Nova Scotia. You can apply until 28 February 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 designated diversity 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.


You need to:

  • belong to one of these designated diversity groups: Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, African Nova Scotians and racially visible people, and people who speak French as a first language
  • 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 28 February 2019 (application needs to be postmarked not later than 28 February 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 end of March.

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