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Awards Policy & Procedures

The following information was assembled to provide you with important details about our student awards program and give you a better idea on how the process works. NSCC makes every attempt to ensure accuracy, currency and reliability of the information posted on this site. If there is a discrepancy, the criteria held by the Student Awards Office is deemed correct. You may refer to the full Student Award Policy (PDF 62KB) for further details.

Student Award Deadlines

Unless otherwise specified, all student awards deadlines expire at 5:00pm AST on the date specified on the student award posting. Student award deadline extensions can sometimes occur due to low enrolment, technical issues, or other incidents that may arise. The Student Awards Office reserves the right to extend awards deadlines in consultation with NSCC Foundation.

Application Revision

Once a student award deadline has passed, students can no longer report changes to their applications. This includes changes to individual circumstances including expenses and resources. Students are asked to review their financial information thoroughly before submitting their application.

Student Award Deferrals

Unless otherwise specified, deferrals of student awards received shall not be permitted. A student who changes a program and/or campus after being chosen for student award(s) must advise the Student Awards Office immediately. Should the student no longer meet the student award criteria, the student award shall be forfeited. Student awards may not be carried over from term to term should a student defer their studies.

Disclosure of Information

The collection, use, storage, and disclosure of student information is protected by College policies/procedures and government legislation. All student award applications must be completed by students themselves and may not be submitted by a third party. The Student Awards Office reserves the right to refuse applications submitted by individuals not enrolled or registered at NSCC.

If Selected for A Student Award

Requirements Upon Selection

Students selected as recipients of NSCC student awards shall be considered conditional until such time as they provide the following requirements:

  • Social insurance number – This is required for Canada Revenue Agency compliance. All student award recipients will be issued a T4A at the end of the tax year in which the award was issued; and
  • Donor/sponsor recognition – All recipients are asked to provide a thank you letter acknowledging their receipt of the student award.  Recipients will receive guidance from the Student Awards Office on the development of this thank you letter.

Student award recipients will be given one month from the date of student award notification to complete their student award requirements. After this period, the award may be revoked at the discretion of the Student Awards Office.

For student awards selected based on academic merit, recipients may be considered conditional until such time as they submit a final transcript (students entering programs) or their end of term grades (current students). In these circumstances, the Student Awards Office shall advise recipients upon notification of selection of these requirements.

Student award recipients will be asked to submit a photo for promotional purposes, but student awards shall not be withheld should any student wish to waive this request.

Should a recipient no longer meet the academic requirements for a student award, the Student Awards Office will inform the recipient of the change of status and the revocation of the award in writing.

Disbursement of Funds

Any student award that has been obtained by and held by the NSCC Foundation will be governed by the student awards policy (PDF 62KB) (section 4.4 Award Disbursement). This includes any external award that makes their funding payable to the NSCC Foundation. Please review the policy for details. Any questions should be directed to the Student Awards Office.

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