Dr. Joyce Ross Perseverance Award

Dr. Joyce Ross

Open to full and part-time students who will be enrolled in any year of study of the Africentric Early Childhood Education program at Akerley Campus.

Application assessment will consider

  • Financial need
  • Strength of character
  • Overcoming obstacles and challenges in pursuit of studies
  • Academic performance (applicants must maintain a minimum average of 65% in their studies)
  • Self-identification: African Nova Scotian or of African Descent (Black, African Canadian, African American)

About the award
The Dr. Joyce Ross Perseverance Award was created to support and encourage African Nova Scotian students enrolled in the Africentric Early Childhood Education Diploma Program at Nova Scotia Community College. This award was named In honour of Dr. Joyce Ross, an African Nova Scotian woman who had a dream of advancing young Black people in the community of East Preston.

1 @ $1,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. To be considered eligible for this award, you must be enrolled in the Africentric offering of the Early Childhood Education program. Please indicate that you meet this eligibility requirement.

  2. Challenges and Obstacles Essay

    Outline the obstacles and challenges you have overcome in order to obtain your education. How has becoming an NSCC student reshaped the direction of your life?

  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.