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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.
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NSCC Foundation and Alumni Relations announces new Executive Director MEDIA RELEASE: Nova Scotia Community College’s Foundation and Alumni Relations has announced its new Executive Director, Denise Green.
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Finding your stride – Amber Hartlin’s NSCC journey Amber Hartlin took the leap of faith to return to school, and thanks to the Emergency Cost of Living Bursary, she's following in her grandmother's footsteps to become a nurse.
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Maestro Fresh Wes celebrates induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with new scholarship at NSCC MEDIA RELEASE: On November 7, at Maestro Fresh Wes announces his new scholarship at NSCC to celebrate his induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Chelsea during a skills competition day sitting in the captain's chair.
Success at sea: Chelsea King’s ocean dream Chelsea King, a second-year Marine Navigation Technology student at NSCC's Strait Area Campus Nautical Institute, embodies the essence of determination and spirit of the Ocean Dream Award for Women and Indigenous People.
Andrew M. standing in front of the Mi'kmaq eight-pointed star.
Indigenous Student Support Program helps student reach their dreams Thanks to the Indigenous Student Support Program, Andrew M. received support from the Indigenous Students Immediate Needs Fund at a critical time for him to pursue his dream work placement.
From left to right, a photo of NSCC President Don Bureaux and NSCC student awards recipient and 2023 Paralegal Services alumni Judy Lewis.
NSCC Accessibility Supports ignite a student’s potential With accessibility supports, student awards, and perseverance, Judy Lewis thrived at NSCC and created her own award to support students like her. Read more in the Halifax Chamber of Commerce's Business Voice Magazine.
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Awards supporting Mi'kmaq and Indigenous students at NSCC Thanks to donor support, NSCC offers dedicated awards for Mi'kmaq and Indigenous students, as well as many more open to equity-seeking groups.
Group photo of NSCC Foundation, Women Unlimited and Nova Scotia Power staff at the Nova Scotia Power gift announcement for its funding to the Doreen Parsons Legacy Award.
Nova Scotia Power funds award in honour of Doreen Parsons supporting women in trades MEDIA RELEASE: On May 24, at NSCC's IT Campus, Nova Scotia Power announced its funding to the Doreen Parsons Legacy Award.
From left to right, a photo of Amber Cain (Prep), Ashley Hill (Prep), Bill Gunn (Jeannine Deveau Achievement Fund), Kaisen MacKinnon (Prep) and Vanessa Hartley (Prep)
Jeannine Deveau Achievement Fund gift supports $45K in awards for PREP alumni at NSCC The Jeannine Deveau Achievement Fund's $530,000 gift to the PREP Academy is supporting $45,000 in entrance and graduating awards for PREP alumni at NSCC.
Photo of Amber H. taking a photo with her camera outside.
Student awards helping to make creative dreams a reality When Amber H. finished university, she was searching for something that would help her explore her creative side. Thanks to student awards, she's chasing her dreams to make her mark on the creative sector.
Group photo of NSCC Foundation, Women Unlimited and Admiral staff at the Admiral gift announcement for its funding to support Women Unlimited participants and alumni.
Admiral donation to uplifts and support Women Unlimited participants and alumni MEDIA RELEASE: On April 25, at NSCC’s IT Campus, Admiral announced its three-year commitment to support the Women Unlimited Program at NSCC.
Group photo of NSCC Foundation, NSCC Entrepreneurship and Scotiabank staff with Entrepreneur-in-the-Making (EITM) recipients Liam Crane and Sabrina Allison at the EITM gift announcement.
Scotiabank commits $210,000 to support and inspire NSCC student and alumni entrepreneurs MEDIA RELEASE: On April 14, at NSCC’s Akerley Campus, Scotiabank announced its three-year $210,000 commitment to extend the Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Program at NSCC.
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NSCC awards inspired by women, for women Through the generosity of our donors and partners, NSCC offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries and awards dedicated to helping women pursue post-secondary education.
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Awards supporting Black and African Nova Scotian students at NSCC Learn more about NSCC’s seven dedicated awards, scholarships and bursaries for Black and African Nova Scotian students funded by our donors and partners and how you can support them.
Photo of Emergency Cost-of-Living Bursary recipient Shaun D., with his family.
Emergency bursaries: One small gesture can make a world of difference Shaun D., a husband, father, and NSCC student, felt a sense of relief when he received an Emergency Cost of Living Bursary last winter.
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RBC donates $200,000 to support and expand the RBC Student Works Program On Tuesday, October 26, at NSCC’s Kingstec Campus, the RBC Foundation announced a $200,000 donation over two years to support and expand the RBC Student Works Program at NSCC.
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Archy Beals Legacy Award Deanna Mohamed and Barbara Roberts created the Archy Beals Legacy Award to honour Archy's legacy and 27 years of service at the College while supporting African Nova Scotia high school students starting at NSCC.
Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter
Gift of Sikorsky S-76 will boost Aviation Program Canadian Helicopters and EHS Lifeflight's gift of a retired Lifeflight medevac helicopter to NSCC's Aviation Institute is set to transform how students learn about avionics.
Juno Beals
Juno Beals: Finding Meaning in Community Juno Keizer Beals has had an interest in welding since high school. In 2018, after a ten-year career at a call center, he decided to make some changes. He joined the Irving Pathways to Shipbuilding Program and it changed his life.
Tsubaki Onishi
New hope for a newcomer's culinary dream For aspiring chef Tsubaki Onishi, the newly established Devour Diversity Scholarship was just what she needed to kick-start her dream career.
Maitland Mullen
Donors meet urgent need Urgent Aid fund at Burridge Campus helps Social Services student Maitland Mullen after 'unexpected setback.'
Disha Jaggi
Student touched by donor generosity Paralegal Services student and bursary recipient Disha Jaggi is happy to see so much financial support available to NSCC students.
Malcolm Lake
Planned gift offers second chance Malcolm Lake's parents valued education. Now a legacy gift in their memory will ensure more students have access to a transformational experience.
Pamela Reid
Former staffer brings passion to Board Education is one of Pamela Reid's life passions. That's one of the reasons the former NSCC staffer has joined the Foundation's Board of Directors.
Carl Gardner
Foodie gets bursary boost Culinary Management student Carl Gardner did a happy dance when he found out he'd received the Sobey Foundation Culinary Award.
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.
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Q & A with Linda and Jim Ross Catch up with Linda and Jim Ross, graduates of NSCC's predecessor school, the Nova Scotia Land Survey Institute, about what they've been up to since graduation and why they plan to be legacy donors to NSCC.