Morton Simmonds Educational Scholarship


Open to full and part-time students who will be enrolled in year 1 or year 2 of Criminal Justice at any campus where the eligible program is offered. This award is renewable for students in multi-year programs (based on successful completion of first year in program and remaining in good academic standing).


Application assessment will consider

  • Work history relating to a profession in Criminal Justice
  • Strong work ethic and a commitment to extracurricular activities and/or community service
  • Commitment to the chosen field/career
  • Good academic standing
  • Self-identification: African Nova Scotian and/or Mi’kmaw/Indigenous
  • Requirement: Canadian citizen


How to apply
Current students and confirmed applicants may apply to this award through the student awards portal. Prospective students may begin the application process by expressing your intent to apply by emailing the Student Awards Office at awards@nscc.ca. Please use “Morton Simmonds Educational Scholarship” as the email title.


About the award
The Morton Simmonds Educational Scholarship was created to support and encourage African Nova Scotian students enrolled in the Criminal Justice Diploma Program at Nova Scotia Community College. Named in honour of Mr. Morton Simmonds, the first African Nova Scotian Correctional Officer in Atlantic Canada, this award is made possible through the support of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.

Included with this scholarship is an opportunity to complete a field placement in a Nova Scotia correctional facility. Conditions for employment must be met and are at the sole discretion of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.

Award
1 @ $3,000
Deadline
07/18/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. Corrections Officer Essay


    In 500 words, please explain your interest in becoming a Corrections Officer.

  2. Criminal Justice Essay


    Please provide details on your work history as it relates to the criminal justice system. ​

  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.

  4. Work Ethic & Team 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.