Skip to content Skip to footer


The Amanda’s Gift Bursary Program was established to provide financial assistance to youth formerly in the care and custody of the Province of Nova Scotia who wish to pursue their post- secondary education. The bursary was named in honour of a former youth in care, Amanda Sutherland,  who made a generous donation of $500 to the Nova Scotia Council for the Family and asked that it be given to a former youth in care who was struggling financially to complete their education. Amanda felt more needed to be done to reach out to former youth in care who are pursuing educational goals under challenging circumstances.

The bursary can be used to purchase educational needs such as: tuition, course materials, technology equipment, conference fees, transportation and any needs that will help the student to be successful in reaching their goals.  


Click HERE for more information and to download the application

350-99 Wyse Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3A 4S5
Phone: (902) 424-3071
Toll Free: (888) 845-1555
Fax: (902) 424-5199