Scott Family Bursary
A Scholarship Fund for Relatives of Former Residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, 17-25 years of age
© Kenneth Scott, 2016
When my great-grandmother, Geraldine Brewster, left her native Barbados with her 12 year old daughter almost 11 decades ago and first set foot on Canadian soil, she was devoid of expensive material possessions. During those times, what technical or intellectual skills she may have possessed went unutilized during her perpetual employment as a “coloured” domestic servant. That said, I have no doubt she possessed an inner-strength, and a sense of determination and perseverance that was uncharacteristic of her peers. A favourite saying of hers was, “Education is no burden to carry.” She recognized the potential and the power of education to transform lives and circumstances. For passing this belief on down to her children I am forever grateful.
--- Kenneth Scott, educator
This award was established to help young women and men continue their academic pursuits and to honour the legacy of my mother, Marilyn Scott, her siblings (Ralph and Gerald Scott) and all of those who were once wards of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.
Value: One (1) $500 award is available.
Deadline: June 1, 2016
Who is eligible?
This bursary is available to any Canadian citizen of African-Nova Scotian or African-New Brunswick descent and/or any person (regardless of race) who can demonstrate a proven biological connection to a former resident of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.
Also, the applicant must be between the age of 17 and 25 and continuing his or her academic studies or technical training in the current or upcoming school year.
No individual can nominate him/herself for the award. Nor can they be nominated by a family member. An individual, school, youth group, community group or sports organization may nominate a candidate for this award.
What are the selection criteria?
Applicants will be judged on the basis of their scholastic achievement/potential, community involvement (especially with respect to civil and human rights), and athletic accomplishments in the previous 24 months.
How often is this bursary awarded?
The goal will be to award the Scott Family Bursary annually. However, the Donor reserves the right to distribute this bursary on a more or less frequent basis as income levels permit.
Note: This award is not renewable.
How do you apply?
Please complete and email a copy of the Scott family Bursary Fund Nomination Form (attached as a Microsoft Word or PDF document) to Mr. Kenneth Scott at
The subject line must include the nominee’s last name, first name and the name of the scholarship.
What is the deadline?
Nominations must be received no later than June 1, 2016.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Kenneth Scott
Scott Family Bursary Nomination Form
Name of the person you are nominating for this Award:
Age of the applicant:
Applicant’s Telephone #:
Applicant’s Email Address:
School or institution the applicant currently attends:
School or institution the applicant plans to attend in September 2016:
Has the applicant’s acceptance for September 2016 at this school/institution been confirmed?
If no, please explain:
Please tell why you are nominating this person for the Scott Family Award.
By submitting this nomination, I confirm that the information contained in this nomination form is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
I also agree to allow Kenneth Scott to use my name for reporting purposes on the website.
Yes e-signature ______
No I do not accept the above request. e-signature ______
Please attach any additional information you would like the Scott Family Bursary to consider about the applicant.
“Pay it Forward!”