Scholarship now open for Atlantic Canada post-secondary students

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Post-secondary students in Atlantic Canada are now invited to apply to Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada’s annual scholarship, which awards up to 10 $1,000 scholarships to put towards tuition, books or other schooling needs.

Scholarships are open to residents of Atlantic Canada (regardless of age) who will be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program in the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. Applications are accepted in both French and English and those who are awarded the scholarship will receive it in January 2021. Scholarship recipients will be required to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment.

To apply, students will need to write a 500-word essay outlining how rising costs impact their financial decisions throughout the school year and provide advice on what students should do to cover necessities.

Since 2004, Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada has awarded $190,000 to students across the four Atlantic provinces with the aim of providing them with the tools they need to minimise their post-secondary debt, and to use credit wisely.

“We’ve been running this program for over 15 years to help students reduce some of their day-to-day expenses while simultaneously encouraging them to think carefully about their spending and debt,” says John Eisner, President of Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada. “Providing young adults with the appropriate financial skills is crucial to their future financial freedom, and this competition aims to set them up for future success.”

Applications will be accepted until April 17, 2020.

To apply and to read the terms and conditions of the competition, please visit solveyourdebts.com/english/scholarships/.