Community Foundation of Nova Scotia


Business Number: 870389368RR0001

Peter Kohler Scholarship

A Scholarship Fund for Engineering Students in Atlantic Canada

Born in Germany, Peter Kohler moved to Canada at the age of 23 to study Mechanical Engineering at Queens University. In 1977, he started a cellulose insulation firm in Debert, Nova Scotia. Around the same time, Peter introduced vinyl windows and doors to the construction industry. Mr. Kohler’s business acumen, commitment to the highest standards of quality and unrelenting pursuit of product innovation positioned his company, Kohler Windows, as an industry leader. Today, Peter Kohler is considered to be a pioneer in the window and door industry in Canada.

Not one to do things on a small scale, Mr. Kohler established this sizeable scholarship to create a significant impact on the lives of local engineering students.

“Engineering is a very demanding discipline. I created this scholarship to reduce the burden and financial worries for students committed to pursuing this profession.”  

- Peter Kohler

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be from Atlantic Canada and enrolled full time in an Engineering Program at an Atlantic Canadian university.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be adjudicated upon the basis of their character, financial need and academic standing.

Award Frequency & Renewal

Typically scholarships will be awarded annually and will be renewable a maximum of three times for a total of four academic years provided that the award recipient maintains the minimal level of academic standing required to continue in the program. The Donor reserves the right to award scholarships on a more or less frequent basis, or to modify the amount of the award, as income levels and the Foundation permit.