NSITEN Tourism Bursary Award


Open to full and part-time students enrolled in any year of study of Culinary Skills, Culinary Management or Tourism Hospitality at any campus where the eligible programs are offered.

Application assessment will consider

  • Financial need
  • Insight into creation of authentic Mi’kmaw tourism and culinary experiences
  • Academic merit
  • Achievement of an academic average of 75% or higher in studies
  • Preference: self-identification as person of Mi’kmaw descent

About the donor
The Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network (NSITEN) works towards building long-term relationships with Mi’kmaw business owners, artists and crafters, cultural knowledge keepers and of course our community leadership.  Together we will increase opportunities and help to grow Indigenous tourism in our traditional Mi’kmaw territories.

The NSITEN is a volunteer based, not for profit cultural tourism organization that develops specific project based initiatives aimed at growing the capacity of individuals, businesses and community lead tourism initiatives. It was incorporated in 2017 as a not-for-profit organization. It works to develop both short and long term capacity building initiatives for Indigenous owned tourism businesses and individuals involved in the tourism industry (artists/crafters/cultural performers, musicians, dancers, etc) as well as supporting the very important contributions of our Elders and cultural subject matter experts.

The NSITEN aims to strengthen cultural and business offerings of qualified Indigenous business owners and community enterprises focused on tourism.

The Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network (NSITEN) Bursary Award will support students from Mi’kmaw descent who study in a Culinary or Tourism program at designated NSCC campuses, to assist with costs for tuition, books and other additional fees.

9 @ $500
Supplemental Questions
  1. Preference for this award will be given to applicants of Mi'kmaw descent. Please indicate if you meet this preferred requirement.

  2. NSITEN Essay

    Please describe how you will create authentic Mi'kmaw tourism and culinary experiences. Please provide your thoughts on these development opportunities.

  3. 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.