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 has been extended to February 15, 2019


Please note:  only the successful candidate will be contacted.




This award is open to post-secondary students who are completing a social sciences program with a focus on criminal justice (such as law, criminology, 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 students 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)
  • resume; and
  • reference letter.


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 address criminal justice issues in their community.

Questions & Submissions

Previous Student Award Recipients

Recipients College/University Year
Tyler Colbourne Dalhousie University 2018-2019
Claudia Covalciuc Dalhousie University 2017-2018
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
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