Student Award

About the Award

Each year, we offer an award to a Nova Scotia post-secondary student enrolled in a social sciences program with a focus on social justice. The award will help the student with their post-secondary education costs.

A minimum of one (1) $500 award will be provided. Award winner will be announced at our Annual General Meeting. The award winner will also receive a one (1) year membership to the Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association.

This page will be is subject to change and may be updated each year as the application process gets underway. 

Questions & Submissions

If you have any questions regarding the application process, complete the form below or contact us at:

Applications are to be submitted using the on-line form below.


Deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2018


PLEASE NOTE: Application submissions for the 2018 Student Award selection is now closed. We have had a large response and the selection committee will be reviewing all of the submitted applications over the next few weeks


UPDATE – April 11th, 2018:


The 2018 Student Award selection committee has picked a winner. It is Claudia Covalciuc, (Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University) as the 2017-2018 student award recipient. Congratulations Claudia!




This award is open to post-secondary students who are enrolled in a social sciences program with a focus on social justice (such as law, criminal justice, social work, sociology, or forensic psychology).


Applicants must be enrolled in a Nova Scotian post-secondary institution and be in good standing.


Please Note: High School student’s do not meet the the eligibility criteria.

Past recipients are not eligible to re-apply.


Applicants must submit a complete application package by the deadline.

Application package must include:

  • a cover letter;
  • the essay;
  • transcript from the applicant’s post-secondary institution (scan/photocopy is acceptable); and
  • applicant’s current resume with the name and contact information for one reference.


Each applicant must submit a short essay. Essays should be between 250 and 500 words. Essays should be typed not handwritten.

Applicants should write about how their studies and community involvement directly assist in resolving problems that derive from criminal actions and at-risk behaviours.

Questions & Submissions

Previous Student Award Recipients

Recipients College/University Year
Leah Crowell Dalhousie University  2016-2017
Emma MacIntosh Saint Mary’s University  2015-2016
Fenessa Williams Dalhousie University  2014-2015
Harry Ezenibe Saint Mary’s University  2013-2014
Tyler Spencer Saint Mary’s University  2012-2013
Andrea Ennis Acadia University  2012-2013
Lindsay Wright Saint Mary’s University  2011-2012
Brian Fells NSCC Yarmouth  2011-2012
LaMeia Reddick Dalhousie University  2010-2011
Garnet Estabrooks NSCC Truro  2010-2011
Glentine Wattley Saint Mary’s University  2009-2010