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Awards supporting Mi'kmaq and Indigenous students at NSCC

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Mi'kmaq and Indigenous awards, scholarships and bursaries

Through the generosity of our donors and partners, NSCC offers more than 3 million dollars in student awards, scholarships and bursaries each year to help with cost of living expenses, tuition, books and College fees. Some awards are specific to Indigenous students to help eliminate barriers they face to education. The awards in this list may have additional eligibility criteria such as program, academic load, campus, communities and/or year of study (to name a few).

Click on each award in the list below to learn more about dedicated awards, scholarships and bursaries for Mi’kmaq and Indigenous students funded by our donors and partners.

Awards open now

jipuktuk etli apatua'timk Award
1 Award at $4,000

NSITEN Tourism Bursary Award
6 Awards at $500

The Nova Scotia Forest Innovation Trust Award
10 Awards at $3,620

Cost of Living Bursary for Indigenous Students
13 Awards at $500

Sisters of Saint Martha Antigonish Award
15 Awards at $1,000

TD Bank Group Bursary
2 Awards at $1,500

Awards to open in the next cycle

The Women Innovating in Nova Scotia (WINS) Bursary
2 Awards at $1,500

Bird Construction Excellence Award
2 Awards at $1,000

Nujo’tme’k Samqwan Award (Taking Responsibility for our Water)
1 Award at $4,000 (FT) $2,000 (PT)

Helen Martin Leadership Award
1 Award at $1,000

Lindsay Construction Building Community Award
5 Awards at $1,000

Mi'kmaw Indigenous Women's Legacy Award
1 Award at $1,000

The Ocean Dream Award for Women and Indigenous People
Number and value of award varies

The Starhaven Award
1 Award at $3,000

Additional awards supporting Indigenous students

The awards below are student awards that give preference to Mi’kmaq and Indigenous students and other equity-deserving groups:

Pomerleau Construction Excellence Award
2 Awards at $1,250

The Dashonn Jondell Award
1 Award at $1,000

BMO Financial Group Award
1 Award at $1,000

Future is Youth (FIY) Bursary
Based on program

And many other awards
Mi’kmaq and Indigenous students are eligible for many other awards open to equity-deserving groups. Learn more about available awards at

Supporting Mi'kmaq and Indigenous students at NSCC

Donate to the Indigenous Student Supports Program today to support Mi’kmaq and Indigenous students at NSCC, learn more about ways to give to the NSCC Foundation, or contact us to discuss how you can support Mi’kmaq and Indigenous students at NSCC:

Phone (toll-free): 1-866-745-7919 | Fax: (902) 491-4828