The Possibilities Award, presented by The PREP Academy


Open to full-time students who will be enrolled in year 1 of any program at any campus.

Application assessment will consider

  • How the student’s NSCC education will benefit the African Nova Scotian community
  • Leadership
  • Community involvement
  • Good academic standing
  • Experience with the PREP Academy – alumni of the program
  • Self-identification: African Nova Scotian

About the donor
The Possibilities Award is made possible by The PREP Academy, a community based non-profit organization that inspires and prepares African Nova Scotian high school students for college and university. We help students access resources and navigate processes. Our programs provide students with culturally informed experiences, exposure and opportunities; equipping students with the tools to succeed and chart their own path to success. Together, The PREP Academy and NSCC are working to eliminate educational barriers that exist for the African Nova Scotian community. These awards are generously funded by the Jeannine Deveau Achievement Fund.

5 @ $4,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. To be considered eligible to apply for this award, applicants must be Grade 12 students, participating in The PREP Academy's College and University Preparation Program. Please indicate that you meet this requirement.

  2. PREP Academy Essay

    Please outline your experience with The PREP Academy and how an NSCC education will benefit the African Nova Scotian community.

  3. Community 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.