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New beginnings for refugee and equity-deserving students at NSCC

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Opening doors for new beginnings

New bursaries are being offered for the upcoming academic year at NSCC, continuing the school’s efforts to remove financial barriers to education and increase access to opportunities for equity-deserving groups at the College. One of the newest bursaries to open for applications is the New Beginnings Bursary.

Through donor funding to Rapid Response, NSCC is now offering five $4,000 bursaries to refugees enrolling in a full-time program at the College. The bursaries support refugees in Canada who have arrived in the past five years and are not receiving funding from other refugee programs. The goal is to support those who have come to Nova Scotia as a safe haven by providing the financial support they need to pursue post-secondary education and create a new life for themselves and their families.

Want to support awards like the New Beginnings Bursary? Donate online to Rapid Response here or contact the Foundation at .

More bursaries for equity-deserving students

NSCC has new bursaries that equity-deserving students can apply for financial support. Below are some of the latest bursaries for the upcoming academic year through NSCC’s Student Awards Office.

  • TK Foundation Maritime Bursary: Four $5,000 bursaries plus a $1,000 monthly cost of living stipend for students from one or more equity-deserving groups (preference to those who self-identify as female) beginning at the Strait Area Campus’ Nautical Institute in Marine Navigation Technology or Marine Engineering Technology.
  • The Possibilities Award, presented by The PREP Academy: Four $4,000 bursaries for African Nova Scotian students who are alumni of The PREP Academy and who demonstrate leadership and community involvement.
  • Archy Beals Legacy Award: Opening for applications in the fall, two $1,000 bursaries for African Nova Scotian students enrolled in any program at NSCC. One award will give preference to applicants from the East and North Preston region. Support this award by donating here.

For more information on awards, scholarships and bursaries at NSCC, visit

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