Arnold D. Johnson Sr. Award for Water Resources

Arnold D. Johnson

Open to full-time students who will be enrolled in year 1 of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering Technology – Water Resources, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Plumbing. This award is renewable for students who are enrolled in multi-year programs based on maintaining an 80% academic average with no failed courses each term.

Application assessment will consider

  • Financial need
  • Passion for chosen field
  • Interest in water resources
  • Good academic standing
  • Self-identification: African Nova Scotian / Historically/Indigenous Black
  • Achievement of an academic average of 80% or higher from most recent education
  • Preference: enrollment in Environmental Engineering Technology – Water Resources or Mechanical Engineering Technology programs

How to apply
Current students and confirmed applicants may apply to this award through the student awards portal. Prospective students may begin the application process by expressing your intent to apply by emailing the Student Awards Office at Please use “Arnold D. Johnson Award” as the email title.

About the award
Nova Scotia Community College is pleased to offer this award, established through the generosity of Halifax Water, to support Indigenous African Nova Scotian students entering Environmental Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology at NSCC.

Named in honour of Arnold D. Johnson Sr., who served the Preston Area communities as a Halifax County Councillor and was instrumental in creating the Watershed Association Development Enterprise and the Lake Major Watershed Advisory Committee, this award recognizes the foresight and dedication of Mr. Johnson during his many years of public service and his many accomplishments.

2 @ $3,600
Supplemental Questions
  1. Water Resources Essay

    Provide us with an overview of why you chose your program/field of study and your career aspirations in the water resources industry as it relates to your NSCC education.