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Our 2024 Scholarship Program is now closed and will reopen in early 2025.

Scholarships are an important part of our commitment to helping to build safer, stronger and more innovative communities. We believe by supporting students, we're helping to foster the leaders of tomorrow— not just future leaders in our business, but in our communities as well. 

In addition to the numerous scholarships and bursaries awarded by our operating companies, Emera awards two scholarships each year— see below for more.

The Chris Huskilson Emera Scholarship was created to honour former Emera President & CEO Chris Huskilson, who retired in 2018. Valued at $40,000, the scholarship is available to an Atlantic Canadian student attending an Atlantic Canadian university in a program related to science (natural), technology, engineering, entrepreneurship or math. Recipients of the scholarship receive $10,000 per year for four years. Recipients are also eligible for a paid 12-week internship and will work with a senior mentor from one of Emera’s companies. Learn more about the 2023 recipient of the Chris Huskilson Emera Scholarship below. 

The Emera Employees' Children Scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable $2,000 award available to children/dependents of regular employees and retirees of Emera Inc., Emera Energy, Emera New Brunswick and Emera Newfoundland & Labrador. Other Emera affiliates maintain their own scholarship programs. Recipients may have the opportunity for a 12-week paid internship at Emera Inc. Past winners are permitted to re-apply each year.


"The last few months of high school can be stressful with worrying about all of the expenses that the following year will bring. Being chosen for this scholarship was like winning the lottery— a lottery that's now helping me further my academic future!"

That's how Sammy Tracey of Hilden, Nova Scotia describes how it feels to be selected as the recipient of the 2023 Chris Huskilson Emera scholarship. The $40,000 prize also comes with the opportunity for a paid, 12-week internship with an Emera company and a mentor from Emera's leadership team.

Sammy is a graduate of South Colchester Academy. Despite losing both her parents at a young age, she has remained committed to hard work, achieving academic excellence while also giving back to her community. This fall, Sammy will head to Dalhousie University's Agricultural Campus in Truro, Nova Scotia where she will begin her studies in engineering in hopes of one day making an impact on sustainable and renewable energy. 

"Not in a million years did I think I’d ever be chosen for this scholarship," says Sammy. "I'm incredibly fortunate and looking forward to starting my academic future with the support of Emera.”

Congratulations, Sammy!

The Chris Huskilson Emera Scholarship was established in 2018 in honour of Emera's former CEO Chris Huskilson, who's career with the company spanned four decades. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to an Atlantic Canadian student attending an Atlantic Canadian university in a program related to natural science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship, or math.