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Michelle Crouse Business Award

About the Donor

The award is to be presented to a student who has proven themselves in a Business Administration Program and has a financial impediment limiting their path to completing their program.

A skilled and dedicated wealth professional with over 20 years of experience, Michelle began her career with BMO Nesbitt Burns in 1996, specializing in wealth management strategies for individuals and their families. She is a graduate of Dalhousie University and holds a Bachelor of Commerce. Her professional credits include the CSI Professional Financial Planning Course, and the BMO Nesbitt Burns Wealth Advisory Program. 

Michelle takes a personal approach with her clients, listening to and engaging with them in  order to understand what truly matters to them. By determining investment decisions around each client’s individual situation and objectives, she helps clients get where they want to be. As a Wealth Advisor, Michelle is firmly committed to ensuring that her clients are confident to  ask questions, and to have open, honest conversations about financial planning and how it fits  into the big picture. Above all, Michelle profoundly values the connections and relationships she forms with clients. 

Outside of work, Michelle is an avid supporter of her community. She is a past-chair of the Bridgewater Development Association, as well as an active member of Beta Sigma Phi. Most recently Michelle has supported Nova Scotia Community College as co-chair of the Lunenburg Campus Make Way Campaign. 

A strong advocate for financial engagement and success for women, Michelle was featured in an article by Women of Influence in partnership with BMO for Women. She is also thrilled to have been asked to participate in the BMO for Women National Market Council as an advocate & representative for BMO Nesbitt Burns.

Michelle and her husband Rick have 3 adult children, and 1 granddaughter. They enjoy travelling and spending time at their cottage.



  • Program Delivery - Full-time
  • Eligible Campuses - Lunenburg
  • Year of Study - Year 1, Year 2
  • Eligible Programs – Business Administration - Accounting Concentration, Business Administration
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Applicants must self-identify as female

Students Must Demonstrate

  • Financial need
  • Commitment to studies at NSCC



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