Karisha Gallimore Resiliency Award
Open to full and part-time students enrolled in any year of study of Criminal Justice at the Truro Campus.
Students must demonstrate
- Financial need
- Commitment and interest in program
- Community volunteerism/extra-curricular involvement
- Good academic standing
About the award
Karisha Gallimore was born and raised in Jamaica and first came to Truro to work in the strawberry fields. She worked hard to send money home and save for her education. After years of saving she realized her dream of starting the Criminal Justice program at the Truro Campus.
She was a natural learner and loved her program. Her passion and determination exuded from every pore. In January 2018, in the middle of her program, she discovered she had Stage IV stomach cancer. She remained positive, overcame huge obstacles and pushed through to try and complete her education. She underwent chemotherapy, worked part-time and excelled academically. She inspired and motivated those around her with her positivity and kindness.
Unfortunately, in July 2019 Karisha’s battle with cancer ended and she passed away before realizing her full educational dream. The Karisha Gallimore Resiliency Award was created to honour her memory and inspire others.