The CCAA offers bursaries to graduating high school students throughout Cumberland County.

The successful students will be those who:

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to improving their community by supporting agencies and initiatives that support children and families
  • Plan to continue their studies in the human services/helping professions/health profession/policing, etc.
  • Experience financial hardships and has demonstrated a commitment to overcome same through continued education, hard work and perseverance
  • Show awareness of, and sensitivity to, equity issues related to race, gender and poverty, etc.

Bursary applications must be received no later than May 5th.

NSCC Bursary

There is a new bursary available for students that have graduated and successfully completed one year of study at NSCC, Cumberland Campus, in the Early Childhood Education program. Download Information Sheet here.

Amanda's Gift Bursary

Amanda's Gift is a bursary program of the Nova Scotia Council for the Family. It was established to provide financial assistance to former youth in care in Nova Scotia, ages 16-28, who wish to pursue education/career development opportunities. The bursary funds will be used to assist with items such as: tuition, books, computer equipment, conference fees and adult education courses. Click here for more information.