2022 PAANS Scholarships open for applications

The Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS) is pleased to announce the scholarship applications are open and will be accepted until April 29th, 2022.

The purpose of these scholarships is to assist Nova Scotians with disabilities in their pursuit of their post-secondary education and training.

Scholarships are supported by: Scotiabank; CIBC; Smith Family and the Alex Peeler Honorarium. Two scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00, and eight in the amount of $2,000.00, are anticipated to be available for the academic year beginning September 2022.

To be considered, scholarship applicants must:

· Be a person with a permanent disability. 'Permanent Disability' means a limitation that restricts the ability of a person to perform the activities necessary to participate in educational activities or in the labour force within the range considered normal. This limitation is expected to remain with the person for life;

· Be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia;

· Be entering or continuing studies, at the undergraduate level, in a Canadian post-secondary institution that is recognized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; and

· Not be involved in the selection process or be a close family member of any scholarship selection committee member.

The scholarship application & guidelines are attached in plain text, PDF, and Word format and can be found on our website at