ScotiaRISE and Easter Seals Nova Scotia – Call for Applications

Supporting Students through Accessible Technology and Mentorship Program

Easter Seals Nova Scotia is pleased to partner with Scotiabank, through the ScotiaRISE program to provide youth across the province with Assistive Technology and equipment grants to support them as they progress and work towards completing high school and assist them in preparing for a successful transition into post-secondary education or entry into the workforce.

Funding will support equipment and learning technology including but not limited to laptops, learning aids or other specialized/adaptive learning equipment, learning software or tutoring and other costs required for school. Grants are valued at up to $1,000 per student.

Students who receive funding from these grants will also have the opportunity to participate in a year-long mentorship program, where they will be paired with a volunteer mentor. To learn more about the Accessible Technology and Mentorship Program click here.

Applications close on November 30, 2022.

Application Process

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, which will be reviewed by a selection committee of Easter Seals Nova Scotia, Candidates will be given consideration based on the following criteria:

  • A resident of Nova Scotia
  • Have a disability
  • Currently attending high school
  • The application form and all supporting documentation must be received by November 30, 2022.

Applications are to be submitted directly to Easter Seals Nova Scotia, attention Wanda Sinclair, Director of Development via email at wanda.sinclair@easterseals.ns.ca.

Please remember to review the application to ensure all information and supporting letters/documentation is provided. Ensure you keep a copy of the completed form for your files.

If you have any questions, please contact Wanda Sinclair at (902) 453-6000 ext. 224.

To download the application click here.