Awards supporting Black and African Nova Scotian students at NSCC
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 Black and African Nova Scotian students to help eliminate barriers they face to education. Many awards are open to both new and returning students, eligibility for the awards can be specific to communities, campuses, programs and year of study (to name a few).
Donor-funded awards, scholarships and bursaries
Learn more about NSCC's seven dedicated awards, scholarships and bursaries for Black and African Nova Scotian students funded by our donors and partners in the list below.
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Archy Beals Legacy Award
4 awards available at $1,000 each. (2 in spring, 2 in fall)
Created to honour Archy Beal's legacy of 27 years at NSCC and his impact on African Nova Scotian communities province-wide. For one award, preference is given to a resident of North Preston, East Preston, Lake Loon and Cherry Brook. Double your donation thanks to $400K donation matching by the Jeannine Deveau Achievement Fund.
Black and African Nova Scotian Cost of Living Bursaries
30 awards available at $500 each.
Funded by donors to Rapid Response to support Black and African Nova Scotian students at NSCC facing immediate financial need.
Daurene Lewis Memorial Award
1 award available at $1,000.
Established to honour the life and legacy of Daurene Lewis, a descendant of the Black Loyalists, Canada's first Black female mayor, and proud leader against injustice. Supporting Black and African Nova Scotian Women in eligible Health and Human Services programs.
The African Nova Scotian Music Association (ANSMA) Award
1 award available at $1,500.
Established by ANSMA, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development, promotion and enrichment of African Nova Scotian Music. The award was established to support Black and African Nova Scotian students in various music programs pursuing a career in music.
The Black Empowerment to Success Award
2 awards available at $1,000 each.
Established by the Pathways to Shipbuilding (African Nova Scotian Cohort) Class of 2020 out of gratitude for their funding through the Pathways to Shipbuilding program.
The Possibilities Award, presented by The PREP Academy
4 awards available at $4,000.
Established by the PREP Academy, a community-based non-profit organization that inspires and prepares African Nova Scotian high school students for college and university, and NSCC to eliminate barriers to education for the African Nova Scotian community.
The Women Innovating in Nova Scotia (WINS) Bursary
2 awards available at $1,500 each.
Established in 2009 by the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women and their partner, the Province of Nova Scotia. The award supports women pursuing careers in sciences, trades and technology, helping over 100 women do so through their NSCC programs. Annually, two awards are dedicated to Black and African Nova Scotian women.
And many other awards
Black and African Nova Scotian students are eligible for many other awards open to equity-deserving groups. Learn more about available awards at nscc.ca/studentawards.
More ways to give
Learn more about ways to give to the NSCC Foundation, or contact us to discuss how you can support Black and African Nova Scotian students at NSCC:
Phone (toll-free): 1-866-745-7919 | Fax: (902) 491-4828