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Awards for prospective students

Financial support can play a big role in making the decision to apply for a program. We have awards available for those who have an interest in attending NSCC but haven't yet applied. Applications for prospective student awards/bursaries are open year-round and offers are made on an ongoing basis. Awards offered to prospective students are conditional on admission into an NSCC program within a specified time frame.

You're able to apply for the following awards prior to receiving an offer of admission. Follow the links to review eligibility criteria and application instructions.

  • Arnold D. Johnson Sr. Award for Water Resources - $3,600 value (one award distributed annually)
    The Arnold D. Johnson Sr. Award for Water Resources supports Indigenous African Nova Scotian students entering Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Plumbing, Steamfitting/Pipefitting or Mechanical Engineering Technology programs at the Ivany campus. Preference will be given to students in Environmental Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Children of Promise Bursary - full tuition value (one award distributed annually)
    The Children of Promise Bursary has been established to support students who were children under the care of the Cape Breton Victoria and Inverness-Richmond Children's Societies, or the Nova Scotia Department of Community Service and any successor organizations.
  • jipuktuk etli apatua'timk Award - $4,000 value (one award distributed annually)
    The jipuktuk etli apatua'timk Award supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit students entering the Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, or Mechanical Engineering Technology Programs.
  • Morton Simmonds Educational Scholarship - $3,000 value (one award annually)
    The Morton Simmonds Educational Scholarship supports African Nova Scotian and Indigenous students interested in the Criminal Justice program.
  • NSCC Post Care Free Tuition Bursary - $4,000 value (10 awards distributed annually)
    The NSCC Post Care Free Tuition Bursary supports those who have lived in care in the Nova Scotia child welfare system – including Mi’kmaw Family and Children's Services of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children – or have been in receipt of services through the Department of Community Services, Services for Youth Program.
  • Project Hero Award - full tuition value (waiver, no cash value)
    Project Hero was co-founded by Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Reed and Retired General Rick Hillier to provide support to children of fallen Canadian soldiers. The waiver covers regular tuition rates for certificate, diploma and advanced diploma programs as outlined on our tuition and fees page for a period not exceeding the normal program duration. The waiver does not cover incidental, ancillary and/or administrative fees. Please express your intent to apply by emailing the . Please use "Project Hero" as the email title.
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