Erich
Burckhardt
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Frequently Asked Questions - F.A.Q.

 

1. Is it possible to fill out the application form online?
2. I cannot download the application form / I cannot open the application form on my computer.
3. How do you define exactly strong ties to the province of Nova Scotia?
4. I sent you an email / filled out the contact form and haven't gotten an answer yet.
5. As a high school student applying to the scholarship, should I include proof of my acceptance into a post-secondary institution along with my application?
6. In regard to the deadline, do you require the application be received by April 30th, or is it that the application has to be postmarked no later than April 30th?
7. In the scholarship application form, is it preferable to have a list of activites in point form or a paragraph detailing involvement?

 

The F.A.Q. section will be expanded little by little with any relevant questions you might have. The application guidelines outline the application process and also contain many additional information.

 


1. Is it possible to fill out the application form online?
Unfortunately, at this point, it is not possible to fill out the application form directly online. You need to print out the pdf document first and then fill in all the information manually.
 
2. I cannot download the application form / I cannot open the application form on my computer.
Please send us a short email and we will be happy to send you a copy of the application form and of the application guidelines by regular mail.
 
3. How do you define exactly strong ties to the province of Nova Scotia?
No general definition can be given as this term is subject to interpretation and may vary from case to case. It applies in particular to students who were born and raised in Nova Scotia but are now living in another province or students who have done a major part of their obligatory education in Nova Scotia. It can also apply to students who were not born or raised in Nova Scotia but whose parents and/or grandparents are originally from Nova Scotia.

If in doubt whether you fullfill the requirement of strong ties, please contact us.
 

4. I sent you an email / filled out the contact form and haven't gotten an answer yet.
We try to answer any inquiry or message within 1 - 2 business days. If you haven't heard anything from us after this time, simply send us again a short inquiry as it may happen, despite every precaution, that an email gets lost, is accidentally deleted or is filtered out by spam filters. Also please make sure that you filled in your email address correctly in  the contact form: without a valid email address, we won't be able to reply you.
 
5. As a high school student applying to the scholarship, should I include proof of my acceptance into a post-secondary institution along with my application?
For the application, we do not require a proof of your acceptance into college/university. However, we will ask you for such a proof in case you are awarded one of our scholarships, so if you already have a letter of acceptance it doesn't hurt to include it, but it is not a necessity.
 
6. In regard to the deadline, do you require the application be received by April 30th, or is it that the application has to be postmarked no later than April 30th?
The application only needs to be postmarked no later than April 30th, we don't need to receive it by this date.
 
7. In the scholarship application form, is it preferable to have a list of activites in point form or a paragraph detailing involvement?
A list in point form is fine.

If you have one or two activities that had a major impact on your life and you feel that we should know in more detail about them, you are welcome to do so on a separate page, but this is in no way necessary nor expected.