C. Vanessa Hammock Award


Open to full-time students in year 1 of Human Resource Management at any campus where the eligible program is offered.


Students must demonstrate

  • A passion for life and a commitment to pursuing a career in the human resource management field
  • How education has played a role in providing access and opportunity to achieve their goals
  • Good academic standing
  • Applicants must have an academic average of 80% from fall semester


About the award
Vanessa Hammock worked for the Nova Scotia Public Service Commission for 10 years and held a variety of positions within the department, culminating in her final role as Project Director, Corporate HR Renewal. In 2008, she was recognized with an award from the Government of Nova Scotia for her pioneering and innovative work in the field of Human Resources.

This award celebrates her spirit and legacy by supporting students enrolled in the Human Resource Management Advanced Diploma program at NSCC. It was Vanessa’s wish that this award would give NSCC students encouragement to excel in their HR studies, pursue a career in HR and enjoy a profession that has the potential to make a positive difference to so many people.

Award
1 @ $1,000
Deadline
10/19/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. To be considered eligible to apply for this award, you must maintain a minimum average of 80% during your first semester of studies. Please indicate that you are on track to meet this eligibility requirement.

  2. Access and Opportunity Essay


    To support your application, you have been asked to complete this essay question. While there is no minimum length, we would ask that you answer all parts of the question fully to the best of your ability, in paragraph or point form.

    Please reflect on your personal journey and the goals you have set for yourself. What role has education played in providing you with the access and opportunity to achieve these goals?

  3. Community Involvement Essay


    To support your application, you have been asked to complete this essay question. While there is no minimum length, we would ask that you answer all parts of the question fully to the best of your ability, in paragraph or point form.

    Provide a summary of your participation in extra-curricular activities and/or volunteer work and/or community involvement. Please include the names of organizations, the time periods in which you were involved, and a description of your duties for each activity.

  4. Character Reference


    Before adding your reference details, you are encouraged to contact your reference to seek their permission. Confirm their email address and advise them that they will receive a request to log in to NSCC’s Student Awards system to complete the reference. You can resend the link to your reference at any time. You can also update your application to include a new reference contact if required.