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Rotary Club of Wolfville-Mud Creek donates $110,000 to support local students on their NSCC journey

May 18, 2018 – Media Release

Kentville, NS – A donation of $110,000 from the Rotary Club of Wolfville-Mud Creek to Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) will mean tuition support annually for four local high school students choosing to study at the College.

Details of the new Mud Creek Rotary NSCC Entrance Award were revealed this morning at the Kingstec Campus in Kentville. The donation is part of Make Way – The Campaign for NSCC, a $25-million fundraising initiative aimed at supporting students on their NSCC journey.

"We know this gift will open doors for students who wish to study with us," says NSCC President Don Bureaux.

"As we prepare for convocation ceremonies at NSCC campuses around the province, I know there will be graduates crossing the stage who have achieved success thanks to the support of awards such as this. We see on a daily basis the challenges our students face and how, with help, they can overcome those challenges. On behalf of our staff and students, I want to express our gratitude for this wonderful investment."

Beginning this year, the new entrance award will provide financial assistance to one student from each of these four local high schools: Central Kings Rural High School, Horton High School, Northeast Kings Education Centre and West Kings District High School, every year, in perpetuity.

"We hope to create a legacy that will lend a helping hand to four Grade 12 students from our communities every year, taking into account financial need," says Tom Herman, President, Rotary Club of Wolfville-Mud Creek.

"Our intent is to recognize students who demonstrate leadership through extra-curricular activities, volunteer work or community involvement, which we consider important building blocks on the road to becoming contributing members of our communities. We know there will be amazing applicants who will seek out this support, and we are pleased to be able to offer it."

About Make Way – The Campaign for NSCC

Make Way is NSCC's most ambitious campaign to date, opening doors to education by raising $25 million to help students succeed. Through the generosity of donors, partners and sponsors, we are supporting students through scholarships, bursaries and urgent aid, as well as innovative learning, leading-edge instructional equipment and centres of expertise. Make Way is helping secure a strong future by investing in those who will propel Nova Scotia forward.

About NSCC

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation. Serving the province through a network of 13 campuses, the College offers 120 plus programs in five academic schools — Access, Business, IT & Creative Industries, Health & Human Services, and Trades & Technology — reflecting labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. In an annual survey of its graduates, the College has found 87% are employed, most in their field of choice, with 92% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

About Rotary International

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

For More Information

Skana Gee, NSCC
Communications Advisor, NSCC Foundation & Alumni Relations
902-491-3214 (o)
902-223-5234 (c)

Kathleen Cameron, NSCC
Manager External Relations, NSCC Communications & Marketing
902-491-4899 (o)