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2016 BEA Bursary Fund

Application Closing Date for 2016-2017 Academic Year: April 30, 2016

Eligibility Criteria (This is a one-time $500 bursary)
  • African Nova Scotian (Black) learner – At least one parent to be of African descent
  • Resident of Nova Scotia
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Continuing studies at Post-Secondary institution (i.e., university, college, trade, school, etc)
  • Studying toward first degree or diploma at Canadian post-secondary institution (including the Transition Year Program)


Special Instructions
  • All sections of the application MUST be completed
  • All documents must be submitted to the Selection Committee by the deadline
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered by the committee
  • Only successful candidates will be notified


How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. Application Form (Download Form Now)
  2. Transcript – High School/Last institution
  3. Letter of acceptance (conditional acceptance)
  4. Personal Statement (Tell us about yourself/financial circumstances)
    A) What BEA programs, if any, have you participated in?
    B) Has participating in any of these programs made a positive impact on you?
  5. Two letters of reference (use A, B, C, as a guideline)
    A) How long have you known the person and in what capacity?
    B) Knowledge of the person’s accomplishments in his/her life?
    C) Additional information that you think the selection committee should know.

Applications close at 4:00 pm on April 30, 2016


Mail to:
Black Educator’s Association
Bursary Committee
2136 Gottigen Street,
Halifax, NS B3K 3B3


BEA Scholarship Resources

• BEA Scholarship Book for High School (Download Now)

• BEA Scholarship Book for Post Secondary (Download Now)

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