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NSCC Student Associations pledge $500K for student awards

Oct. 11, 2022 – Media Release

Halifax, N.S. – Nova Scotia Community College’s (NSCC) 15 student associations across the province have pledged a combined $500,000 to support students at all campuses. The commitment will fund hundreds of student financial awards over the next five years, beginning in the 2022-23 academic year.

This is a renewed commitment of the $500,000 pledge the associations made in 2017 as part of the Make Way Campaign. As a result of that commitment, more than 300 students received financial support from 2017-22.

“Thank you to our Student Associations for their leadership through this incredible initiative,” says NSCC President Don Bureaux. “There is no form of giving more impactful than students supporting students. It’s such an inspiring message for the recipients of these awards to know that their fellow students are behind them and supporting them so they can succeed.”

In addition to the new pledge, Student Associations at NSCC’s Ivany, Cumberland, and Annapolis Valley Campuses funded additional support. The Ivany Student Association established an endowment with a commitment to grow it to $100,000 to fund annual student awards in perpetuity. The Cumberland Campus and Annapolis Valley Campus Student Associations are funding additional awards for their campuses this academic year.

“Helping students with financial issues is the best we can do for our students,” says Maria Ibañez, Ivany Campus Student Association President. “That is the biggest impact we can have on somebody who wants to study, get good grades and keep up with school.”

Eligibility for the new awards is based on financial need and academic standing. Current NSCC students and confirmed applicants can learn more and apply for these awards by visiting

About the NSCC Student Association

The NSCC Student Association (SA) is a student run and student funded organization that represents full and part time students. On behalf of its membership, the SA’s approved a contribution to the NSCC Lead the Way Campaign to provide bursaries and scholarships to students on their campuses. It demonstrates the power of supporting one another and the importance of student involvement in community.

These student awards are in keeping with the SA’s mission: Students working together to improve student life by creating opportunities for balanced lifestyles, promoting health and wellness and encouraging campus-wide communication and participation.

About NSCC

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 140 career-oriented programs throughout the province at our 14 campuses, including our online eCampus. Programs are offered through five academic schools – Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services; Technology and Environment; Trades and Transportation – and reflect the labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. An annual survey of College graduates shows that 83% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 94% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For more information

Kathleen Cameron, Manager of External Relations, NSCC