Alexander Peeler Memorial Award

Alexander Peeler

Open to full and part-time students who will be enrolled in any year of study of Business Administration or Screen Arts at any campus where the eligible programs are offered.

Application assessment will consider

  • Career aspirations
  • Commitment and interest in program
  • Good academic standing
  • Self-identification: person with a disability

About the award
Alexander Peeler was a graduate of NSCC with diplomas in both Screen Arts and Marketing. He was a filmmaker and disability advocate from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Alex lived with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a life-threatening condition that gradually weakens muscles. He founded Squeaky Wheel Productions in 2016, to combine his passion for filmmaking and advocacy in order to fight for the rights of people with disabilities. Alex aspired to overcome adversity and improve ways to fulfil disability-related issues such as accessibility and inclusion. His dream was to strive to make the world a better place now and in the future. Sadly Alex passed away on July 6, 2020 at the age of 27. His legacy lives on through the films and videos he created.

1 @ $1,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Career 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.