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


The Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence supports the recruitment of top students to AI-related master’s programs in Ontario. Valued at $17,500 for one year of full-time study at an Ontario university, these merit-based entrance awards recognize exceptional candidates pursuing a master’s program recognized by the Vector Institute or who are following an individualized study path that is demonstrably AI-focused. Students...

Kochhar & Co. Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
Kochhar & Co. Chartered Professional Accountant was founded in 2011 by Biki Kochhar, a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant, with a small office and a single staff member. Kochhar & Co. specializes in owner-managed corporations based in the Okanagan Valley, and has offices in both downtown Kelowna and Penticton.Eligibility:To be eligible for the "Kochhar & Co. Scholarship" a student must:Be attending...

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Deadline: Apr 01, 2023
Though about 40% of the world’s workforce is women, according to data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union, only 25.7% of all national parliamentarians were female as of 1 September 2021. Because Zonta International believes that young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service, it offers the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award, which recognizes...

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 15, 2023
Eligibility:To be considered eligible for the Global Lift Equipment Scholarship you must:A) Be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in Canada or the US by no later than the Fall of 2023.B) Submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page.C) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.D) Be a resident of the...

10 Words or Less Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 15, 2023
Scholarship Eligibility:A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2023.B) This scholarship is provided by In order to apply for our scholarship follow these instructions:1. Go to and place a comment on any post you see answering the question:In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve...

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 orB) A Freshman or Sophomore in College/University1. Be a legal resident of the United States or Canada2. Enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 20233. Submit a completed online application form prior to the deadline.

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.