2021 Promise Scholarship Program 


In 2019, the Atlantic-IMN launched a new Promise Scholarship program for Indigenous high school students. We are happy to announce a second round of this Promise Scholarship Program for Indigenous high school students who will be graduating high school in 2021 and who are applying to attend a health-related program at a post-secondary institution for the next academic year (Fall of 2021 or Winter 2022). This program is funded by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation and Dalhousie University. 


To be eligible to apply, a student is required to:

  • Identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit; and

  • Must be from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland & Labrador but do not need to be currently living in one of these provinces; and

  • Be a Grade 12 student during the 2020-2021 academic year

  • Have a minimum of 75% average in their grade 11 high school courses; and

  • Be planning to apply to at least one health-related program at a university, college or other PSE institution that begins the following school year (Fall 2021 or Winter 2022) or be able to describe how your educational path will provide you the opportunity get into or work in a health field


The available funding is between $1,500-$2,000 per promise scholarship award:

  • A portion of funds ($500) will be awarded to successful applicants when they officially accept an offer of admission to a health-related program for the next school year

  • The remaining funds will be awarded when the student officially begins their PSE program (in Fall 2021 or Winter 2022)


Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Presentation and writing quality of application (resume and application letter)

  • Clarify of responses (Did the applicant answer the questions asked?)

  • Academic achievement

  • Demonstrates an interest in pursuing a future career in a health-related field 

Need help with the resume, letter, or applying for PSE programs for next year?

If you would like support completing a resume, or formatting your answers to the above questions, please contact the Regional Coordinator of the Atlantic IMN, Tara White (tarawhite@dal.ca). She can answer any questions you may have related to this application and in applying for PSE programs. 

Deadline to apply: April 30th, 2021 by 5pm ATL. 

Application materials (resume, application form and transcript) are to be submitted by email to:

Tara White, Regional Coordinator, Wabanaki Branch

Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network

Email: tarawhite@dal.ca

English Version - Atlantic IMN Promise Scholarship Application Form

French Version - Atlantic IMN Promise Scholarship Application Form

Students will be notified of the receipt of this scholarship in June of 2021. 

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