Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.66 / 4.00 Taralee Hammond
AVP, Student Services & Academic Supports
Student Services & Academic Supports
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

The NSCC Student Awards program recognizes achievement in the areas of academic performance, leadership, community involvement, and career advancement. Awards are funded by employees, current students, Board members, service clubs, corporations, small businesses, foundations, and alumni. The program also mitigates financial barriers by offering many awards which contain a financial need component. For these awards, students are asked to complete a needs assessment detailing their expenses and revenues, allowing for proper and consistent assessment in this area. For awards that include financial need, the component is weighed differently – some awards are granted based on 100% financial need, while others may include other components outlined above. In 2019, approximately $2 million was awarded to 1,000+ NSCC students through this program. Below is a listing of the 2019 NSCC student awards that include a financial need component:

Note: Awards supporting non-traditional students are denoted with an * in the list below.

Financial Need only:
• Annette Masse Memorial Scholarship*
• Aramark Canada Entrance Bursary
• Atlantic Chapter of the Sign Association of Canada Award
• Beth Murray Award
• Bill & Shirley Squires Award
• BMO Change Maker Bursary
• BMO Financial Group Award*
• Board of Directors Bursary
• Bruce DeVenne Memorial Award
• Building The Future of Cumberland County Award
• Business Administration Legacy Award
• Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship
• Cape Breton Island Building & Construction Trades Council & Unionized Cape Breton Contractors Bursary
• Cape Breton Island Building & Construction Trades Council & Unionized Cape Breton Contractors Scholarship
• Centre of Excellence Bursary*
• Christie Cumberland Award
• Dexter Construction Award
• Digihub Marketing Mastery Award
• Fisher King Seafoods Scholarship Award
• Gordon Latter Memorial Bursary
• Gregory W. Dean Memorial Bursary
• Guildfords Group of Companies Award
• Health Programs Bursary
• Herron Chevrolet Bursary
• Joyce Foundation Bursary
• Linda and Gerry Moore Amherst Award
• LNS Bursary
• Margaret & Ian Oulton Award
• Masstown Market Community Builder Award
• Nick Gormley Memorial Award
• NSCC Alumni Legacy Award
• NSCC Foundation Bursary
• NSCC Foundation Tribute Bursary
• Part-time Studies Bursary for Women*
• Pictou Campus Award
• Princess Auto Foundation Endowed Entrance Bursary
• Princess Auto Foundation Entrance Bursary
• Quest Auto Supplies Student Advancement Award
• Scotiabank NSCC Entrance Award
• Sisters of Saint Martha Antigonish Award*
• Stingray Radio Award
• Sullivan Fuels Award
• Susan Williams Award for Medical Office Professionalism
• TD Bank Group Bursary*
• Techsploration Award for Women in Trades and Technology*

Financial Need + Merit (Academic/Leadership) Combination:
• AB. Mechanical Limited Award
• Aecon Atlantic Construction Trades & Technology Award
• Alan David Fraser Memorial Award
• Albert Anderson Memorial Award
• Amber Kirwin Memorial Award
• AMIRIX Systems Inc. Entrance Award
• Arnold D. Johnson Sr. Award for Water Resources*
• Avondale Construction Limited Award
• Bragg Family Access to Opportunities Bursary - Cumberland Campus
• Bragg Family Access to Opportunity Bursary
• Bun Hay Adult Learning Award
• Business Administration Completion Award
• Business Professional Women's Club Bursary*
• C.C. MacDonald Limited Award - In Memory of Charles C. MacDonald
• CANS Building Futures for Youth Award
• Cape Breton Credit Union Bursary
• Carol Brasok Lifelong Learning Award
• Carol Squire Construction Education Award
• Child Care Administrators Network Award
• Children of Promise Bursary
• Claude Langley Memorial Scholarship
• Colin and Ryan A. MacAskill Memorial Award
• Colin MacLean Memorial Bursary Fund
• Community Legacy of Hope Award*
• Community Snapshot Award
• Conrad Brothers Limited Award
• Construction Curling Association Scholarship
• Core Conference Scholarship
• Credit Union Education Award
• Crombie REIT Mike Smith Memorial Bursary
• Crombie REIT Ryan Balcolm Memorial Bursary
• David Oulton Memorial Award*
• Design & Construction Institute of Nova Scotia Award
• Digby Auto Supplies Student Achievement Award
• DKI Canada
• Doe & Bill Sobey Inspiration Award
• Doug and Elaine Thistle Yarmouth Community Bursary
• Dr. Joan McArthur-Blair Bursary*
• Duggan Memorial Award
• Ernie and Delia Edwards Award in Culinary Excellence
• Fit Philanthropy Enactus Award
• Francis David Memorial Bursary
• Future Business Leader Award
• Garrison Brewing "Women in Trades" Award*
• Global Maritimes Media Award
• Grant E. Crouse Memorial Award
• Halifax Broadcasting Award
• Heather Cruickshanks Women in Trades Award*
• Heavenly Stairs Award
• Huang and Wilson Financial Assistance Award
• International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 752 Award
• J. R. Eisener Contracting Limited Award
• James Mattatall Memorial Award
• Jason Connell Memorial Award
• Jeff Todd Memorial Award
• Jessie Tupper-Munroe Memorial Award*
• Jim & Linda Ross Award
• jipuktuk etli apatua'timk Award*
• Joe Gallagher Bursary for Water Resources
• John J. MacLellan Next Generation Award
• John Williamson Award
• Kevin Megeney Memorial Award
• Laurie-Ann Ellis Memorial Award
• Lillian Rodgers Memorial Bursary
• Lindsay Construction Award
• Lindsay Construction Building Community Award*
• MacDonald & Murphy Inc. Bursary
• MacDougall Steel Erectors Inc. Award
• Marcia Trainor Memorial Award
• Marid Industries Award
• Marid Industries Ltd. Excellence Award
• Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Award
• Mark, Jeffrey and Susan Reeves Achievement Award
• Maxim Construction Award
• Merit Nova Scotia Construction Trade Award
• Metro Roofing Award*
• MGM and Associates Marconi Campus Award
• Michelle Crouse Business Award*
• Mount Denson Garden Club Award
• Natalie Charbonneau Memorial Award
• New to Nova Award
• Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association Entrance Award
• Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association Returning Student Award
• Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association Award
• NSCC Burridge Campus Community Involvement Award
• NSCC Foundation - Barry Saunders Chairman's Bursary
• NSCC Kingstec Financial Need Entrance Award
• NSCC Truro Business Office Award
• NSCLRA Claude Langley Memorial Scholarship
• NSCLRA Unionized Electrical Contractors Scholarship
• Ocean Contractors Limited Award
• Office Interiors "Love the Way You Learn" Award
• Office Interiors "Love the Way You Work" Award
• Paralegal Program Support for Excellence Award
• Passionate Plants Person Award
• Proudfoot Motors Bursary
• Pye Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. Leadership Award
• Raymond E. Ivany Merit Scholarship
• rcs Construction Award
• Reach Your Dreams Bursary
• Reginald (Reg) Moore Horticultural Award
• Risley Family Access to Opportunities Bursary
• RKO Steel Award
• Robert McKelvie Memorial Award
• Robert Sampson Memorial Award
• Robert T. Peacock Achievement Award*
• Saxton Family Award
• Secunda Canada Employment Equity Bursary*
• September 11th Memorial Award
• Shaw Group Limited – Construction Materials Group (CMG) Award
• Shirley Ann MacLean Tourism Award
• Snider Family Educational Opportunities Award
• Sobey Foundation Culinary Award
• Som Makkar Education Award
• Stanhope Simpson Insurance Bursary
• Stephanie Kathleen Curnew Memorial Award
• Stephen Sorrey Memorial Award
• Stevens Group Award
• Ted Meldrum Citizen in Business Award
• The Akerley Student Association Bursary
• The Annapolis Valley Student Association Award
• The Ocean Dream Award for Women and Indigenous People*
• The Ocean Living Bursary for Indigenous People*
• The Shaw Group Bursary
• The Trask Family Community Builder Award
• The Truro Student Association Bursary
• The Wade Nickerson and Family Opportunities Award
• The Web.com Achievement Fund
• Tom Norwood Award
• Topsail Productions Film Industry Bursary
• Town of Amherst Award
• Town of Oxford Bursary
• Truefoam Limited Award
• Truro Community Leadership Award
• Truro Toyota Community Award
• Tyler Bieber Memorial Award
• Vina Clements Memorial Scholarship
• Walker Wood Foundation Award
• Wanda & Raymond M. Ivany Merit Scholarship
• Webster Award
• Weeks Construction Community Award
• Wilcraft Concrete Opportunities Award
• William Nickerson Community Involvement Award
• Wilsons Fuel Company Bursary for the Gas Trade
• WINS Bursary*
• Zonta Club of Halifax Award*

Urgent Aid
Urgent Aid funding is available at each campus to help students who find themselves facing unanticipated financial challenges that may affect their ability to remain in college or who have financial need and have nowhere else to turn. Urgent Aid may come in the form of a gift card, cheque, or cash, depending on the individual student's personal circumstance. Students must have demonstrated financial need in a needs assessment to be eligible. While the campus will make every effort to meet the needs of its students, the total value received by a student will not exceed $500 and may normally only be accessed once per academic year.

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

Awards supporting non-traditional students specifically:

• Annette Masse Memorial Scholarship
• BMO Financial Group Award
• Centre of Excellence Bursary
• Part-time Studies Bursary for Women
• Sisters of Saint Martha Antigonish Award
• TD Bank Group Bursary
• Techsploration Award for Women in Trades and Technology

Financial Need + Merit (Academic/Leadership) Combination:
• Arnold D. Johnson Sr. Award for Water Resources
• Business Professional Women's Club Bursary
• Community Legacy of Hope Award
• David Oulton Memorial Award
• Dr. Joan McArthur-Blair Bursary
• Garrison Brewing "Women in Trades" Award
• Heather Cruickshanks Women in Trades Award
• Jessie Tupper-Munroe Memorial Award
• jipuktuk etli apatua'timk Award
• Lindsay Construction Building Community Award
• Metro Roofing Award
• Michelle Crouse Business Award
• Robert T. Peacock Achievement Award
• Secunda Canada Employment Equity Bursary
• The Ocean Dream Award for Women and Indigenous People
• The Ocean Living Bursary for Indigenous People
• WINS Bursary
• Zonta Club of Halifax Award

Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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