Colin MacLean Memorial Bursary

Open to full and part-time students who will be enrolled in year 2 of any program at any campus.

Application assessment will consider

  • Financial need
  • Community involvement
  • Leadership through College values
  • Good academic standing

About the award
This award is in memory of Colin Hunter MacLean, former president of the Waterfront Development Corp. and a major influence in the upgraded and expanded NSCC system that we have today. 

As President of the province’s central Waterfront Development organization from 2008-2017, he had been a leader in breathing new life to this vital natural and economic resource. That work has been key to supporting the growth of Nova Scotia’s capital city. His drive, enthusiasm and visioning for future projects helped secure the funding and partners necessary to move major work forward. An example of this was his vision for a new purpose for the former Coast Guard site as a Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship. COVE serves as an ocean technology hub for innovation and research.

Prior to joining Waterfront Development, Colin served as Vice President of People and Planning at the College. He was with the College for 12 years and we are grateful for the key role he played as part of our leadership team that led the transition of NSCC from government to an independent, board-governed institution. The results of this work included the expansion of NSCC across the province and, in particular, the creation of the Ivany Campus on the waterfront in Dartmouth. This award is to recognize students that embody similar traits to Colin, including community involvement, leadership and vision.

1 @ $1,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. NSCC Values Essay

    Given NSCC's values of Accessibility, Diversity, Inclusion, Innovation, Public Accountability, Safety, Student Success, and Sustainability, please outline how you have demonstrated your commitment to one or more of these values through leadership.

  2. 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.