Gift Impact

From campus fundraisers to a bursary in memory of a loved one, every gift counts. When you give to the NSCC Foundation, you help ensure that every Nova Scotian who aspires to attend NSCC is able to do so. Learn more (PDF 1.93MB).

Student Success

For many students, finding ways to pay for their education can be challenging.

Scholarships and bursaries help them access college programs that will ultimately lead to employment. In 2016, more than 4,800 students graduated from NSCC. They are the innovators, builders, fixers, creators and entrepreneurs driving Nova Scotia’s economy and elevating quality of life in our communities.

Student Urgent Aid helps students who’ve exhausted all other means of financial support but find themselves in an emergency situation that threatens their ability to continue their NSCC education. This fund covers an unexpected shortfall to help bridge the gap to graduation. The NSCC Foundation also supports niche programming, state-of-the-art instructional equipment and extraordinary learning opportunities.

Here’s what our future leaders have to say about the impact:

Angela Gagnon, Environmental and Engineering Technology, Waterfront Campus '18; Risley Family Access to Opportunity Bursary recipient
"I was very relieved and thankful when I got the news … I’ve been surrounded by encouragement, understanding, and great teachers who want me to succeed. I want nothing more than to continue to learn and grow"
Angela Gagnon, Environmental and Engineering Technology, Waterfront Campus '18; Risley Family Access to Opportunity Bursary recipient
Chelsea Durand, Criminal Justice, Truro Campus '18; The Joyce Family Foundation Award recipient
"I haven't stopped smiling since I got the call that I was chosen as an award recipient. This award has impacted my life in so many good ways"
Chelsea Durand, Criminal Justice, Truro Campus '18; The Joyce Family Foundation Award recipient
Nolan MacKinnon, Heavy Duty Equipment/Truck & Transport Repair, Akerley Campus '16; program support via The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA)
"It was really cool to work with new equipment and tools, learning what they’re using out in industry while still in school. Working with new equipment and tools gave me the confidence to know what to look for and exactly what to do when I got out on the job site"
Nolan MacKinnon, Heavy Duty Equipment/Truck & Transport Repair, Akerley Campus '16; program support via The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA)
Jeffery Woodworth, Horticulture & Landscape Technology Operations, Kingstec Campus '16; Elmsdale Landscaping Award recipient
"I am living my dream, but dreams do come with a cost. Thanks to this award, that cost and the problems that accompany it are reduced so I can focus on what is most important: my studies"
Jeffery Woodworth, Horticulture & Landscape Technology Operations, Kingstec Campus '16; Elmsdale Landscaping Award recipient
Paige Williams, Heavy Duty Equipment/Truck & Transport Repair, Akerley Campus '16; WINS Bursary award recipient
"The gift you have given me has helped to relieve my academic stress in so many ways. It has enabled me to focus more on my program studies and achieve all of the goals that I have set for myself"
Paige Williams, Heavy Duty Equipment/Truck & Transport Repair, Akerley Campus '16; WINS Bursary award recipient
Natasha Deveau, Practical Nursing, Burridge Campus '16; Webster Award recipient
"Because of this award, I’ll be able to stay in my program worry-free, purchase my books and continue learning. This will help me be the best nurse I can be, which means more to me than I can say. Being a nurse is all I’ve ever wanted to be"
Natasha Deveau, Practical Nursing, Burridge Campus '16; Webster Award recipient

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