Hey Students!
There are many people and organizations rooting for your success. Here you will find information on opportunities and supports available to you here in Nova Scotia, Canada, and globally. See below and apply where applicable!


ILA-TD Opportunity Scholarship – valued at up to $5,000.  A  four-year renewable scholarship for students in grades 7-12 who plan to enter Dalhousie University for a science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) field of study.
Deadline to Apply: March 31st, 2023.   Download application: ILA-TD Opportunity Scholarship [PDF 206kB].
Additional information on the ILA website.
African Nova Scotian Junior High and High School students

Black Student Scholarship Initiative – new scholarship for students planning to attend the University of Windsor in Fall 2021.
Additional information on the University of Windsor website.
Black-identified High School students

Summer Student Research Scholarships – valued at $6,500.  Scholarships for students interested in conducting summer research in Computer Science, Dentistry, Engineering, Health, Science.  Students must identify a Dalhousie University faculty supervisor to oversee their research.

Deadline:  February 28th, 2023 (SSRS-Computer Science, Engineering, Health, Dentistry, Science)

Summer Studentships for non-medical Students – valued at $5,000.  Scholarships for students interested in conducting summer research in Medicine.  Students must identify a faculty supervisor to oversee their research. 

Deadline:  TBD (SSRS-Medicine)


Additional information on the ILA website.

University students of African heritage

Walker Emergency Microbursary– valued at $500 each academic term.  Emergency funds available within 2-5 business days to students in need.  Students will also be connected with an Advisor through the Bissett Student Success Centre.
Additional information available on the Dalhousie University OnTrack webpage.
Dalhousie undergraduate
full-time and part-time students in any Faculty
Careers & Mentorship in Tech

Information for ILA’s Community Opportunities webpage

The Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) has partnered with RBC Future Launch to transform Canadian tech and business through the following initiatives:

  • BPTN will help 1,000 + Black early-career professionals gain full-time career placements in Canadian tech and business companies over the next three years.
  • BPTN will convene some of Canada’s top-ranking business and tech executives around the newly launched ‘Champion’s Table.’ Executives will make tangible hiring commitments and use BPTN’s pipeline of early-career talent to fill their roles.
  • BPTN’s Pay it Forward campaign will provide $200,000/year in funding to Black non-profits working with children and youth in STEM across Canada.
  • BPTN’s CULTIVATE mentorship initiative  will pair 350 Black early-career professionals with Canadian executives annually for direct mentoring and career coaching.
Black professionals age 29 and under