There are many scholarships for Nanaimo students. If you are searching for scholarships for a particular high school located in Nanaimo, please select the appropriate school from the list below. The scholarship database contains scholarships for Nanaimo students in the following categories:

Nanaimo High School Scholarships
Nanaimo College Scholarships
Nanaimo University Scholarships


Loran Scholars

Deadline: Oct 12, 2022
The selection of a Loran Scholar is unique in its attention to a young person’s character. We believe that integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy are better indicators of overall potential than standard academic measures. To discover these traits, we administer the most comprehensive and thorough scholarship selection process in Canada. Tenable at 25 partner universities, the Loran Award is...

The Women's Ministries Scholarship Program is established to give scholarships to women who are committed to serving the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church who would otherwise be unable to afford a Christian education. Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, financial need, and community outreach. Specific amounts of scholarship awards vary from year to year and are dependent on...

Lift Parts Express Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 30, 2023
To be eligible for the Lift Parts Express Scholarship you must be either: A) A Current Senior in High School or B) A Freshman or Sophomore in College/University 1. Be a legal resident of the United States or Canada 2. Enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2023 3. Submit a completed online application form prior to...

Got a Spine Scholarship

Deadline: May 02, 2023
To be eligible for the Arctic Chiropractic "Got a Spine Scholarship" a student must: 1) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2023. 2) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2023. 3) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year. 4) Be a U.S. or Canadian...

Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship

Deadline: Aug 31, 2022
Eligibility: To be eligible for the "Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship" a student must: 1) Be attending college or university no later than January of 2023. 2) Be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis by January of 2023. 3) Have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or greater during their last academic year. *Note that you can be...

Canada Post gives $2,000 grants to Indigenous Peoples who have renewed their educational learning. Find out how to apply for the award. Who can apply? You're eligible to apply if you: A) Are a Canadian and a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit community B) Have been out of school for 1 year or more and are returning...

For School Specific Scholarships, select one of the schools below:
5 Acres Alternate
Cedar Community Secondary
Continuing Ed SD 68
Dover Bay Secondary
John Barsby Community School
Learn @ Home 8-12
Malaspina High School
Malaspina International High School
Nanaimo Career & Technical Ctr
Nanaimo Christian School
Nanaimo District Secondary
Northfield Alternate
Programme Francophone at NDSS
Vast Centre
Wellington Secondary
Woodlands Secondary

The first people from Europe to ever set foot within the Nanaimo Bay was the Spanish voyage of Juan Carrasco and his fleet during 1791. They named the area Bocas de Winthuysen. During 1804, the Hudson's Bay Company was informed by the Snuneymuxw chief Ki-et-sa-kun that coal can be found within the area, so during 1853, the company built a fort and named it Nanaimo Bastion. During 1869, one of its workers by the name of Robert Dunsmuir constructed coal mines in the Nanaimo harbour and discovered coal a few miles North of Nanaimo at Wellington. He later founded the business Dunsmuir and Diggle Ltd, and expanded his operations to include steam railways.

Over the last few years, Nanaimo has recently experienced a cultural transformation. This has allowed the various art lovers to explore all that Nanaimo could offer them. Some consist of: Art 10 Gallery, Port Place Shopping Centre (showcases unique works of art by local artists), Nanaimo Art Gallery (provides an art sales and rental program together with magnificent artwork from over eighty local artist in addition to monthly exhibits, a gift shop, artists talk and workshops), Artisan's Studio (this local cooperative showcases quality arts and crafts from Vancouver Island, such as silk scarves, bags, wall hangings, pottery, woodwork, stained glass, weaving, leather, knitting, original prints, paintings, and jewelry), Hill's Native Art (is a great place to find authentic native jewelry, masks, totem poles, Cowichan sweaters, Inuit sculpture, original paintings and limited edition prints), Gallery 223 (carries a great assortment of unique paintings, pottery, glass, carvings and sculptures in a calm atmosphere), Capewell Design and Art Studio (paints huge contemporary and acrylic works of Italian architecture), Barton and Leier Gallery (is a gallery filled with original paintings by Nixie Barton and Grant Leier), and Black Rock Gallery (features the work of national and local contemporary Canadian artists).

Individuals who are into live theatre can find Nanaimo a haven of performing arts. The Port Theatre is located downtown, and is a great place to enjoy a lot of performances, such as drama, concerts, ballet and improvisations. The Harbour City houses TheatreOne, a community-based professional theatre company. They provide children's theatre, fringe flicks, drama and comedy improv.

In Nanaimo, the most prominent business was coal mining, but now ever since the 1960s, forestry has played a major part within the city. The cities largest business is the provincial government, and in the second spot is the NCO Group call centre. Other huge contributors to the local economy are the tourism, service and retail trades.