Chamber Scholarships

Encouraging Entrepreneurial Vision

The purpose of our scholarships is to recognize student entrepreneurial activity and to encourage further studies directed toward an entrepreneurial career.

Dr. J.H. Gillis Regional School

$ 800
  • Anne Cusack Memorial Entrepreneurship Scholarship
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East Antigonish Education Centre and Academy

$ 800
  • Entrepreneurship Scholarship
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École acadienne de Pomquet

$ 800
  • Entrepreneurship Scholarship
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FUNDING PARTNERS:

Antigonish Chamber of Commerce
Ross Screenprint
East Coast Credit Union
Mac Mac & Mac Lawyers

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Entrepreneurship is an attitude, a behaviour and a set of values. When combined with the qualities of creativity, innovation, risk-taking and a strong need to achieve, the result is an individual whose style lights paths of opportunity for others to follow.

CRITERIA

To qualify, an applicant must be a student graduating from high school.

Applicants must intend to pursue studies at a provincially accredited post‐secondary institution the fall following high school graduation.

Applicants will be judged on the following:

  • Past entrepreneurial activity both in school and out of school
  • A future vision of entrepreneurial opportunities
  • A demonstration of communication skills, both written and oral
  • Initiative and strong positive personal characteristics
  • Personal interview (only for applicants selected)

In general, academic standing is not as important as entrepreneurial effort, initiative and vision!

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

To apply, students must:

  • Be a resident of Nova Scotia.
  • Complete the attached application form.
  • Provide two letters of personal reference. One must be from a school official such as a teacher, principal or guidance counselor.
  • Submit an official high school transcript.
  • Submit an essay describing entrepreneurial experiences and/or an entrepreneurial vision. The essay should comment on how the applicant’s interests and ambitions can be realized by an entrepreneurial career.

OR

Submit a business plan including as much detail as possible.
Consider the following: an executive summary, introduction and purpose,
company, goals, industry, product or service, market, marketing, operations, management, timetable, financial information and forecast and a summary.
Note: Students who have completed a business plan for their Entrepreneurship course could submit this plan.

OR

Submit an entrepreneurial vision via an alternative communication format with prior approval of the committee.

ALL REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIAL MUST BE SUBMITTED TO:

Antigonish Chamber – Scholarship Selection Committee
c/o Guidance Counselor
Dr. J.H. Gillis Regional School

OR

 

Antigonish Chamber – Scholarship Selection Committee
c/o Amanda Marchand, Guidance Counselor
East Antigonish Education Centre and Academy

OR

 

Antigonish Chamber – Scholarship Selection Committee
c/o Guidance Counselor
École acadienne de Pomquet

… depending on the scholarship you are applying for.