Natalie Alcorn

It is amazing to know that there are so many wonderful people who invest so much time and effort because they truly care about the successful development of our futures as artists. I am so thankful to have such support from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust- it is incredibly encouraging and helpful on so many levels.

Simon Shaw

Simon Shaw graduated with many awards and honours, including four Talent Trust scholarships, in the spring of 2007 from the Newark and Sherwood School of Violin Making and Repair, Newark, England. This institution is one of the foremost violin making schools in the world. Simon is now a professional luthier practicing in Halifax.

Marielle Groven

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust has supported me every step of the way, from my earliest beginnings in the study of music to my current pursuit of a master's degree in music composition at McGill. Thanks to their generous support, I have been given the means to realize my dream of making a career in music as a composer and arranger of music. For this, I am deeply grateful.

Marc Djokic

Marc began his violin studies at the age of six with his father, violinist Philippe Djokic. He has been the recipient of several awards and scholarships including the Kiwanis Festival of Music Rose Bowl Prize, the Hudson Community Scholarship, the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Scholarship Award, and several NSTT Awards, including the prestigious Raymond Simpson Award, and the Lieutenant Governor's Award.

Denise Djokic

Cellist Denise Djokic is one of the most exciting talents of her generation and has thrilled audiences worldwide with the youthful vigour, confidence and passion of her playing.

Nova Scotia Talent Trust - Application Deadlines for 2014

January 9, 2014

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) would like to remind all potential applicants that its deadline dates for 2014 are fast approaching.  New this year, the NSTT is pleased to announce that its scholarship application process will happen online, thanks to the generous support of, a Halifax based web design and development firm.

“We spoke with Julia Rivard at, who not only understood exactly what we were looking for, but valued the importance the arts can give to the Nova Scotian community,” stated Scholarship Program Coordinator Andrea Dymond.  “ agreed to partner with the NSTT by generously waiving some of its fees by donating $15,000 of in-kind services.  They then came up with a plan to create an online application process created specifically for our needs.  We are so grateful for this support.”

The NSTT advises applicants to read the submission guidelines carefully and to submit their applications early since there are a number of changes to submission procedures this year.  The deadline for Spring/Summer study is 11:59 pm Atlantic Standard Time (AST) on 1 March, and the deadline for Fall/Winter study is 11:59 pm Atlantic Standard Time (AST) on 1 May.  All applications must be submitted by these dates. For more information, go to, or call the NSTT at (902) 492-6801.

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust is a not-for-profit registered charity that provides scholarships to Nova Scotians who are interested in furthering their education in the arts in theatre, dance, music, media, film, literary, and visual arts, fine craft and design.  The NSTT is supported by, the 2011 Canada Games Legacy Fund, The Craig Foundation, RBC Foundation, Music Nova Scotia, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Theatre Nova Scotia, Debut Atlantic, ImmediaC, the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council, Docaitta Design (Darrell Freeman), TD Canada Trust, Dalhousie Music in Medicine Program and Arts Nova Scotia.  The NSTT is pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.  Since 1944, the NSTT has assisted over 1,900 Nova Scotians with awards and scholarships totaling over $1.9 million.


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