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Black and African Canadian student supports

A man works on his cabinetmaking project.
  • A man works on his cabinetmaking project.
    Bradley Johnson (Cabinetmaking, Pictou)
  • A Black woman in welding gear smiles as she stands in a shop at Halifax Shipyard.
    Antonia Wareham became a mentor for the Pathways to Shipbuilding program. Read Antonia's story
  • A Black male standing in a gym, smiling, and holding a basketball.
    Coach Colter Simmonds inspires young leaders through sport (Photo: Jeff Harper/Metro). Read Colter's story

Study and career supports 

Our African Canadian supports are a resource for students of African descent. They can answer your questions and help you find the information, culturally specific supports and academic supports you need to succeed.

Your advisor can:

  • Offer career exploration
  • Help you with your NSCC application process
  • Connect you with funding opportunities (e.g., emergency financial supports and tutoring)
  • Offer guidance around applying for NSCC awards available for Black students
  • Introduce you to learning supports (e.g., tutoring) and other student services
  • Connect you with other Black learners
  • Work with your campus community to offer an Africentric approach to events and activities

Awards for Black students

We offer more than 1,000 scholarships, bursaries and awards that add up to over $3 million in student support each year. Funded by donors, partners and sponsors through NSCC Foundation, awards are granted based on a range of criteria: financial need, leadership, volunteer experience and career interests.

Africentric learning

We offer Africentric learning opportunities, including our Adult Learning Program for African Canadians who want to complete their high school diploma as well as the Africentric Early Childhood Education program.

Contact us

Reach out to your African Canadian supports advisor:

Terry Wright
Akerley Campus and Institute of Technology Campus 

Deanna Mohamed
Pictou Campus

Barbara Roberts
Burridge Campus, Shelburne Campus and Digby Learning Centre

Javiere Gordon
Annapolis Valley Campus, Cumberland Campus, Kingstec Campus, Lunenburg Campus, Truro Campus and eCampus

Kalem Beaver
Ivany Campus

Wayne Miller
Marconi Campus 

Strait Area Campus

If there is no resource listed for your campus, please contact Stacey Burgess, Director of Student and Career Services, .  

African Canadian Community and Cultural Liaison

Javiere Gordon