Empowering Black and African Nova Scotian students at NSCC
African Heritage Month
February marked African Heritage Month, and the province’s theme for this year was Seas of Struggle – African Peoples from Shore to Shore. This theme celebrated people of African descent and their connection to Nova Scotia by recognizing their resiliency, strength, and determination throughout history. To honour and show our support, we shared news of initiatives and dedicated supports tailored to meet the needs of Black and African Nova Scotian students at the College.
New initiatives and support
Featured below are new funding programs, awards and opportunities supporting Black and African Nova Scotian students at NSCC that were highlighted in honour of African Heritage Month.
30 new Cost of Living Bursaries for Black and African Nova Scotian students
Through NSCC’s Rapid Response program, 30 Black and African Nova Scotian Cost of Living Bursaries valued at $500 per bursary were created to assist with financial barriers students are facing.
Donor-funded awards supporting Black and African Nova Scotian students
Read our blog post to learn more about some of NSCC's dedicated awards, scholarships and bursaries for Black and African Nova Scotian students funded by our donors.
Ask A Black Entrepreneur Panel
On February 9, NSCC Black and African Nova Scotian Employee Resource Network, NSCC Entrepreneurship and NSCC Alumni Relations hosted the third annual Ask a Black Entrepreneur Panel event. The virtual event welcomed all and featured four successful Black NSCC alumni entrepreneurs. Through financial support from the Alumni Fund, two students won door prizes and each panellist is being recognized with an alumni gift box filled with items from alumni-powered businesses.
Make a difference today
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:
By phone (toll-free): 1-866-745-7919 | Fax: (902) 491-4828
To see options for giving online:
- Five years of impact and more: Thank you Dr. and Mrs. H.E. Christie Community Foundation
- Scotiabank funding elevates goals for NSCC alumni
- NSCC awards to celebrate Black and African Nova Scotian community leaders
- East Coast Credit Union tailors donation to support equity-seeking students
- Sparking Creativity – Soaring talents and student support