The Women Innovating in Nova Scotia (WINS) Bursary


Awarded to a full or part-time student(s) who will be enrolled in any year of study of eligible programs at any campus where the eligible programs are offered. This award is renewable for students in multi-year programs (based on successful completion of first year in program and remaining in good academic standing).

Eligible programs include:

  • Architectural Engineering Technician
  • Automotive Service and Repair
  • Brick and Stone Masonry
  • Bridge Watch Rating
  • Building Systems Technician (HVAC&R)
  • Cabinetmaking
  • CAD Technician – Mechanical
  • Carpentry – Certificate
  • Carpentry – Diploma
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Cool Climate Wine and Viticulture
  • Cyber Security
  • Diesel Repair – Industrial and Marine
  • Drafting – Architectural
  • Electrical Construction and Industrial – Certificate
  • Electrical Construction and Industrial – Diploma
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Technician
  • Electro – Technical Officer
  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Emergency Management
  • Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology (ESET)
  • Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Gas Technician
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems Technician
  • Geomatics Engineering Technology
  • Geospatial Data Analytics
  • Heavy Duty Equipment / Transport Truck Repair – Certificate
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Repair
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Heritage Carpentry
  • Horticulture and Landscape Technology
  • Horticulture and Landscape Technology – Landscape
  • Horticulture and Landscape Technology – Operations
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Industrial Mechanical
  • IT Data Analytics
  • IT Database Administration
  • IT Generalist
  • IT Programing
  • IT Systems Management and Security
  • Machining
  • Marine – Industrial Rigging
  • Marine Engineering Management Technology
  • Marine Engineering Technology
  • Marine Geomatics
  • Marine Mechanical Technician
  • Marine Navigation Management Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Motorcycle and Power Products Repair
  • Natural Resources Environmental Technology
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Oceans Resources – Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Oceans Technology
  • Pipe Trades
  • Plumbing
  • Power Engineering Technology
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Sheet Metal Systems
  • Steamfitting/Pipefitting
  • Survey Technician
  • Truck and Transport Repair
  • Utility Line Work – Construction and Maintenance
  • Welding
  • Welding Inspection and Quality Control

Students must demonstrate

  • Financial need
  • Passion for learning and pursuit of a career in sciences, trades, technology
  • Willingness to make a transformational change in their lives, making a life changing decision, overcoming obstacles and turning their lives in a new direction through education
  • Good academic standing
  • Applicants must self-identify as female

Award distribution

  • Two (2) awards will be designated to applicants self-identifying as African Nova Scotian or Black

About the donor
The Women Innovating in Nova Scotia (WINS) Bursary is a powerful catalyst for prosperity.

Originally established in 2009 by the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, this bursary has helped over one hundred women who are entering the fields of science, trades, and technology complete their NSCC education.

This award has been made possible by the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women and their partner, the Province of Nova Scotia.

2 @ $1,500
Supplemental Questions
  1. Challenges and Obstacles Essay

    To support your application, you have been asked to complete this essay question. While there is no minimum length, we would ask that you answer all parts of the question fully to the best of your ability, in paragraph or point form.

    Outline the obstacles and challenges you have overcome in order to obtain your education. How has being an NSCC student reshaped the direction of your life?