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NSCC Post-Care Free Tuition Bursary Program

NSCC Post-Care Free Tuition Bursary Program





 


We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year.
 

About the Award

This bursary program, generously supported by the Walker Wood Foundation and individual donors, has been established to support those who have lived in care in the Nova Scotia child welfare system — including Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children – or have received Youth Services between the ages of 16 – 18 via signed agreement, as defined by Section 19 of the Children and Family Services Act

This bursary will be applied towards tuition costs and ancillary fees for full- or part-time learning, with an aim to help make post-secondary education more accessible for former youth in care. 
 

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Have lived in care for a minimum of one year (cumulative or accumulated) in the Nova Scotia child welfare system – including Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children – or have received Youth Services between the ages of 16 – 18 via signed agreement, as defined by Section 19 of the Children and Family Services Act.
  • Entering or planning to enrol in first post-secondary credential in the 2022-23 academic year (e.g. certificate, diploma, or degree) in a program with tuition and associated fees
  • Willing to meet with Student Awards staff to explore other sources of funding and complete an orientation to NSCC
  • Not currently in receipt of (nor eligible to receive) the NS Department of Community Services’ Educational Bursary Program for Children in Care or the Post-Care and Custody Agreement
  • Complete an application — including verification of eligibility, an Educational/Academic Plan and a Financial Need Assessent and provide documentation to support any other extenuating circumstances to assist in determining eligibility
 

How We Choose

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee. When reviewing applications, the committee will consider the following:
  • Your financial need;
  • Your educational goals, career aspirations and how this bursary can help you attain them.
 

To Apply for This Award

The application for this bursary can be completed in the following steps:

Step 1
We require verification of past child welfare involvement to ensure eligibility for the bursary. Applicants must first seek verification by contacting the Disclosure Program:

Disclosure Program
Department of Community Services
Phone: 902-424-2755
Toll-free (within Canada): 1-833-424-2755
disclosureprogram@novascotia.ca   
2131 Gottingen Street, 3rd Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5Z7

Step 2
Fill out the Post Care Application and submit it, along with the verification letter, to NSCC’s Student Awards Office by emailing awards@nscc.ca or faxing 902-491-2259.

All applications must be received by the posted deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.

Number of Awards

10

*Note: Value of award is up to 100% of tuition and fees and is limited to regular certificate/diploma tuition rates. 

This award is renewable for students who are enrolled in multi-year programs based on good academic standing. 

For application related questions, please email awards@nscc.ca