Building Futures for Youth Scholarship

One of the barriers many students face when considering post-secondary education is the cost, including those considering studying towards a career in construction. The Construction Association of Nova Scotia’s (CANS) Building Futures for Youth Award was established in support of CANS’ 150th Anniversary Industry Campaign. This campaign was launched in recognition of the value of education and the role of the construction sector in the growth of Nova Scotia’s economy. The award is offered to those pursuing a career in construction through programs at the Nova Scotia Community College.


  • Program Delivery – Full-time
  • Eligible Campuses – All campuses where eligible programs are offered
  • Year of Study – Year 1
  • Eligible Programs – Multiple
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Applicants must have completed the Building Futures for Youth Program by the time of application. Previous recipients of this award will not be considered.

Students Must Demonstrate:

  • Financial need
  • Reference

Award Information:

  • There are four CANS Building Futures for Youth Award awards available in the amount of $1000. 

Deadline Information:

  • Students must apply by the end of June each year for the upcoming September school year.


  • Click here for more information and to apply for CANS Building Futures for Youth Award.
    Check out NSCC’s Student Awards and Information section on their website. They have outlined great resources that are available to you to help manage your financial well-being while you are a student.

Looking for more information?

Tanya Reddick

BFY Program Lead

Tel: 902-456-6444


Adam Gilbert

BFY Program Lead

Tel: 902-809-2297