John Carl MacIsaac Memorial Bursary

Open to full-time students who will be enrolled in any year of study in any program offered at the Strait Area Campus.

Application assessment will consider

  • Financial need
  • Career aspirations
  • Good academic standing
  • Requirement: applicant must be working on first post-secondary credential
  • Preference: resident of Cape Breton

About the award
Born in Butte, Montana on July 15, 1906, John Carl MacIsaac (“JC”) and family soon moved to Cape Breton Island. JC grew up in Glencoe Mills before moving to Timmins when he was 18 years old. JC would spend the next 20+ years working for a variety of mining companies before setting out on his own as a mining contractor in 1947. MacIsaac Industries Ltd. was incorporated in 1953 and for the next four decades, he worked in mining operations across Canada and beyond. Along with mining, JC founded one of Northern Ontario’s largest steel fabricating plants and established Northern Ontario’s only horse racing facility.

As a proud Cape Bretoner, his Foundation has established this award in his memory to help other Cape Bretoners pursue their post secondary education.

4 @ $1,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. To be considered eligible for this award, you must be working towards your first post-secondary credential. Please indicate that you meet this eligibility requirement.

  2. For this award, preference will be given to residents of Cape Breton. Please indicate if you meet this preferred eligibility requirement.

  3. 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.