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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/resource 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.
  • Our advisors also 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 $2 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.

Contact us

Reach out to your African Canadian supports advisor/resource.

Terry Wright
Akerley Campus, Institute of Technology Campus and Kingstec Campus (virtual support)
902-491-4943
 

Deanna Mohamed
Pictou Campus
902-759-0429

Barbara Roberts
Burridge Campus, Shelburne Campus and Digby Learning Centre
902-403-1628

Shawn Smith
Annapolis Valley Campus, Cumberland Campus, Lunenburg Campus, Truro Campus and eCampus
 

Tia Sawyer
Ivany Campus
902-491-3212
 

TBD
Marconi Campus and Strait Area Campus
902-563-2167

If there is no resource listed for your campus, please contact Nicki Backman Taylor, Manager, Student Advising at

Africentric learning

We offer an Africentric adult learning program for African Canadians who want to complete their high school diploma. Learn more about the Adult Learning Program - Africentric Learning Option.

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