EDUWellness Grants – For Members by Members

Below is the project description and Rubric for the proposed “For Members-by-Members EDUWellness Grants” which are dedicated to plan members. There will be a total of 10 grants awarded at maximum of $1,500 per grant.

The deadline for applications is January 15. Detailed information is provided; however, if you have any questions, please contact the Trustee in your geographic area.

Halifax Region – Krissy Brewer –
Strait Region – Janie Lumsden –
Tri-County/South Shore Region – Byron Butt –
Chignecto Region – Wade VanSnick –
Annapolis Region – Karen Nottage –
Cape Breton Region – Joël Chiasson –
Staff Liaison Officer – Kyle Marryatt –
Staff Liaison Officer – Paul Boudreau –

Information Sheet


The NSTU Group Insurance Trustees will fund projects that support the mental health and well-being of plan members across Nova Scotia. The For Members-By-Members EDUWellness Grants have been established to support initiatives that promote the well-being of our plan members in an effort to recognize the tremendous work and efforts put in by you every day.


To be eligible, the individual must have a permanent, probationary, or term contract and be a member of the NSTU, PSAANS, or RTO at the time of application. Please be advised that applicants that have received a grant within the last 3 years will not be eligible.

Selection Process

The NSTU Group Insurance Trustees will be awarding 10 grants valued at up to $1,500. A minimum of one grant will be awarded per educational entity (Annapolis Valley, Cape Breton-Victoria, Chignecto-Central, Halifax, South Shore, Strait, Tri-Country, APSEA, and CSAP) and RTO with the remaining grants being awarded to those with the highest scores. If there is no grant submitted by one of the above regional centres for education or RTO, that allocated grant will be added to the pool of highest scored grants. The criteria will include the project description and creativity, impacts on plan members, materials and budget and overall impression. Please be advised that not all applications will be awarded grants.


Applications must be submitted on/or before 11:59pm on January 15th. Completed projects are due no later than May 31st.


Funds will be awarded no later than June 15th upon receipt of the following:

a) A typed summary report of the project to be housed at the NSTU; and
b) Include in your final report supporting documents: photos, final reflection, official itemized receipts.

*Please note, all out of pocket expenses related to the application and subsequent project, will be incurred by the member. Expenses will only be reimbursed if the above noted requirements have been met. Members may be asked to provide a testimonial related to the grant and their project.

Rubric – EDUWellness Grant

(Score of 5)
(Score 3 – 4)
(Score 1 or 2)
(Score 0)
Outcomes AddressedThere are multiple, clear, specific outcomes listed that relate to the mental health and well-being of Plan Members.One or two general outcomes are listed.The outcomes are vague or unclear. It is not easy to understand how the mental health and well-being of Plan Members are being addressed.No outcomes listed.
Project DescriptionProposed project is clear with strong evidence of careful planning, thought, and research.Proposed project is general and requires further thought, but it is still a good project that can be understood.Proposed project needs clarity and further planning. Still, it is possible to understand what the project is.Very unclear project and lacks planning and research.
Original Ideas and CreativityA new project never heard before, original ideas.An engaging and interesting idea presented.A good idea but not original.Heard this before. Not creative, not original.
Evaluation of the ProjectThere are multiple measures for documenting and evaluating the Plan Member well-being. Plan Member well-being is showcased in a culminating project or event.There is a clear method for documenting Plan Member well-being and success of the grant.The evaluation process seems unclear or needs further thought and planning. Evidence does not seem to support true evaluation of the grants’ success.There is no clear way to determine how Plan Members well-being benefit from this project.
Materials/ BudgetBudget outlines in detail how the money will be spent including where the funds are going, prices, quantity of materials purchased, titles of specific materials and shipping.Budget gives information about what is purchased, from where and how much, but lacks specifics.Budget is generally defined and missing specific information.Budget clearly lacks thought and planning.

Application Process

Applications must address all items, in sequence, via the online application forms below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Do not use acronyms without clarification. Applications need to be received prior to the event.


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