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Campaign Updates Stories

Photo of Mitchell Langford at NSCC's Lunenburg Campus.
Rediscovering passions: Meet Mitchell Langford Mitchell Langford is rediscovering his passions at NSCC thanks to the support of awards like the Black and African Nova Scotian Cost of Living Bursary.
From left to right, photo of Drew Hood and Cassie MacDonald
Women Unlimited: It's time to go for it! NSCC students Cassie MacDonald and Drew Hood credit the Women Unlimited program at NSCC for helping them navigate the path to their dream careers in the trades.
Photo of D. Stuart MacLeod.
Playing for a better future The family of D. Stuart MacLeod, known fondly amongst his peers as Mr. Rotary, made a transformational $200,000 donation to Sydney Waterfront Campus.
Photo of Mark and Krista Paterson, Marconi Campus Culinary Arts Class of 2015.
A winning recipe Mark and Krista both joined NSCC’s culinary program in 2013. Today, the husband-and-wife team is well-known in Cape Breton for their three culinary businesses.
Photo of award recipient Tuma Stevens.
Reaching new heights through education Tuma, a multi-award recipient, will graduate from NSCC’s Business Administration program in 2023. Read how scholarships and bursaries made his dreams a reality.
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Lead the Way successes The NSCC Foundation’s Lead the Way Campaign asked donors to support economic resiliency and social equity for our students. Our supporters delivered, and through the Rapid Response Fund, students in need now have access to more immediate solutions.
Photo of Jim Mills at Office Interiors
Office Interiors giving back with Love The Way You Learn Office Interiors' Jim Mills speaks to NSCC on community and education. He talks about their commitment through the Love the Way You Learn bursary.
Photo of Chrissy Crowley at NSCC Marconi Campus.
Musician Chrissy Crowley plays a new tune as proud businesswoman Musician Chrissy Crowley puts aside her fiddle to pursue full-time studies at NSCC Marconi Campus. A dream made possible with the support of NSCC donors.
Photo of Gord Gamble at Iron Dog.
Supporting youth today to better Nova Scotia’s tomorrow Through the Sponsor-a-Student Program, Iron Dog Inc. led by Gord Gamble is helping NSCC Students get work experience and prepare to join the workforce.
Photo of Cathie O'toole at Halifax Water.
Fostering diversity in the workplace. Over the years, Halifax Water, led by Cathie O’Toole has partnered with NSCC to offer bursaries that encourage diversity in the talent pool and help students,
Photo of Juno Keizer at Irving Shipbuilding.
Video: Finding community at NSCC Through the Irving Pathways to Shipbuilding Program, Juno Keizer reconnected with community and is on a new career path.
Photo of Nathaniel Swider outside in winter.
Video: A community of supporters During his second semester, Nathaniel found himself homeless. Thanks to the support of staff counsellors and donors, he is back on course.
Photo of Alicia Montague working on electrical wires.
Video: Finding motivation for career advancement Receiving an award made it possible for Alicia Montague, a technology enthusiast from Labrador, to return to school and pursue a lifelong dream career.
Photo of Scott Gardiner outside in winter.
Video: Innovating for sustainable farming For Scott Gardiner, receiving the Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Grant was an opportunity to develop his aquaponics business idea.
Pieter Johnstone at the workshop
Hope for a Fresh Start Pieter Johnstone from Kentville is on a new career and life path thanks to NSCC’s donor-funded Limitless Program.
Lead the way recipients collage
Lead the Way. More help for students, now This past year has been hard for so many. The challenges that NSCC students face as they balance academics, career planning and financial security have been increased by the unique barriers presented by the pandemic. In response, we are launching Lead the Way—a fundraising initiative that will help remove barriers for students and alumni, fund new innovative programs at the College, and ensure that we can build our province, communities and industries back better than ever.
Sobey family gift largest in NSCC history
Sobey family gift largest in NSCC history A major philanthropic gift by members of the Sobey family to the Make Way Campaign is helping students, their families and their communities across Nova Scotia.
NSCC students help Make Way
NSCC students help Make Way A generous gift from NSCC students, facilitated by Student Association leaders, supports fellow students across the province.
David Hoffman
Donor believes in community impact Donor David Hoffman believes in supporting his community, which is why he's invested his time and resources in NSCC.
Bob and Brenda MacEachern
Donors boost Urgent Aid Fund Bob and Brenda MacEachern have deep ties to NSCC. Supporting students is their way of honouring those connections.
Grad employer opening doors to learning
Grad employer opening doors to learning A $50,000 gift from, facilitated by Vice President Karen Churchill, is helping local students with tuition costs each year.
Bee Stanton
Alumni creates Make Way artwork Bee Stanton's artwork honours supporters of Make Way, while bringing each of the campuses and their surrounding communities to life.
Photo of group of NSCC and Scotiabank employees at announcement event
Scotiabank gift supports aspiring NSCC entrepreneurs The Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making program will assist NSCC students and recent alumni, particularly underrepresented groups, thanks to a $150,000 donation.
Photo of NSCC President Don Bureaux and RBC executives holding $100,000 cheque
RBC Student Works Fund helps NSCC students gain experience and launch careers A $100,000 contribution by RBC is helping students gain relevant, career-building experience, on campus, while attending NSCC.
In the photo (L-R): Don Bureaux, President, NSCC; NSCC Student Association Presidents Akash Pandey (Ivany Campus), Krista Holland-Guy (IT Campus) and Mike Pinkney (Truro Campus); and Ashton Sequeira, President at Compass Group, Chartwells’ parent company holding $100,000 cheque
Chartwells supports NSCC students Chartwells has contributed $500,000 to help students facing unanticipated financial challenges that may affect their ability to remain in school.
Photo of NSCC President Don Bureaux with CIBC executives and students in Make Way t-shirts
CIBC donation supports financial literacy for NSCC students A $125,000 gift is supporting the development of a financial literacy course for NSCC students across Nova Scotia.
Photo of donor Ron Joyce offering his wisdom to past NSCC award recipients
The Joyce Foundation donation to support students, College’s largest gift This generous contribution, which kick-started the Make Way Campaign, supports hundreds of students annually through bursaries and urgent aid.