Each year, Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command awards $30,000.00 in bursaries and scholarships.
Application forms for the Trust 1 Bursary and Elsie Jean Lambert Scholarships* are available through Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command, or they can be downloaded by clicking on the applicable button below. Bursaries are awarded based on financial need, with special consideration given to children of Veterans*. Scholarships are awarded based on marks, with special consideration given to children of Veterans*.
*Elsie Jean Lambert was born in Amherst Nova Scotia in 1907. She served with the C.W.A.C. (Canadian Women's Army Corps) during WWII, where she attained the rank of Sergeant.
Miss Lambert passed away at the Camp Hill Medical Centre in Halifax Nova Scotia in 1995 where she lived her later years as a Word War II disabled pensioner.
Miss Lambert bequeathed to Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command of the Royal Canadian Legion $200,000 to be kept invested and the income be used for the needs of families of disabled veterans in the form of a scholarship fund.
$1,000 scholarships are available to students who are attending or will attend post-secondary education; these awards are based on marks with special consideration given to children of veterans.
*A Veteran is any person who is serving or has honourably served in the Canadian Armed Forces, the Commonwealth or its wartime allies, or as a Regular Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or as a Peace Officer in a Special Duty Area or on a Special Duty Operation, or who has served in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime.
The deadline for Bursary/Scholarship Applications is April 15 of each year.
Pictured below, Keisha Biggin is presented with the 2019
Poppy Trust Fund Award by Comrade Susan Smith President of
Shubenacadie Branch 111.