David Dewey Community Inspiration Award

David Dewey

Open to full and part-time students who will be enrolled in any year of study in any program at the at the Akerley, IT, Ivany or Pictou Campuses.

Application assessment will consider

  • Financial need
  • Community involvement
  • Awareness as to where they are in their life journey, what role education may play in the transition and how it has inspired the applicant and their family
  • Return to school as a mature student with children/dependents to support

About the award
David Dewey was a family person, he lived his life in the spirit of family helping family. His definition of family was broad and included friends, neighbours and co-workers. It was part of everything he did and that is why, this award ensures he is continuing to help ‘family’ succeed during their NSCC journey.

David Dewey loved NSCC. As the dedicated Director of Finance and Controller for 20 years, David was the backbone of the department and contributed to many achievements during his tenure. He was also a very proud graduate of the Pictou Campus (formerly Pictou Vocational School) in Electronics, a program that made him our “go-to” guy for repairs on everything. Not only did he show excellence and dedication in his work and to our community, he was simply a remarkable person – helping anyone with anything from budgets to lawn mowers.

This award has been established to honour David’s memory and legacy. This award is open to students at the Pictou Campus that are returning to school as mature adults with children/dependents to support. These students are providing inspiration to their families by gaining a post-secondary education that leads to a fulfilling career. 

2 @ $1,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. In order to be eligible to apply for this award, you must be a mature student with children/dependents. Please indicate that you meet this eligibility requirement.

  2. Inspiration Essay

    Please describe how your return to education has been an inspiration for you and your family.