The Women Innovating in Nova Scotia (WINS) Bursary


Open to full and part-time students 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

  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician – Structures
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technology – Avionics
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technology – Mechanical
  • Architectural Engineering Technician
  • Automotive Service and Repair
  • Brick and Stone Masonry
  • Bridge Watch Rating
  • Building Systems Technician (HVAC&R)
  • Cabinetmaking and Woodworking Techniques
  • CAD Technician – Mechanical
  • Carpentry – Certificate
  • Carpentry – Diploma
  • Carpentry – Renovation and Restoration
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • CNC Machining
  • Construction Management Technology
  • Cool Climate Wine and Viticulture
  • Cyber Security
  • Diesel Repair – Industrial and Marine
  • Drafting – Architectural
  • Electrical – Industrial Maintenance and Controls
  • Electrical Construction and Industrial
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Technician
  • Electro – Technical Officer
  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Electronic Systems Technician
  • Emergency Management
  • Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology (ESET)
  • Environmental Engineering Technology – Water Resources
  • Gas Technician
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems Technician
  • Geomatics Engineering Technology
  • Geospatial Data Analytics
  • Heavy Duty Equipment / Transport Truck Repair
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Repair
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • 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 Programming
  • IT Programming for Artificial Intelligence
  • IT Programming for Internet of Things (IoT)
  • IT Systems Management and Security
  • 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 and Utility Line Work
  • Power Engineering Technology
  • Precision Machining
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Sheet Metal Systems
  • Survey Technician
  • Truck and Transport Repair
  • Welding
  • Welding Inspection and Quality Control

Application assessment will consider

  • Financial need
  • Passion for learning and pursuit of a career in sciences, trades, technology
  • Demonstrated 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
  • Self-identification: female

Award distribution

  • Two (2) awards will be designated to applicants self-identifying as Mi’kmaw/Indigenous
  • Two (2) awards will be designated to applicants self-identifying as a Students with Disabilities who are registered with NSCC
  • Two (2) awards will be designated to applicants self-identifying as African Nova Scotian or Black
  • Two (2) awards will be designated to new Canadians

About the award
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.

19 @ $1,500
Supplemental Questions
  1. Challenges and Obstacles Essay

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