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.
On behalf of the Student Award Committee, we are pleased to be able to offer the student award again this year. This year we will be offering two (2) $1000 awards. The NSCJA encourages applications from people representing diverse communities. In recognition of this, one of the awards this year will be designated for individuals who identify as LGBTQIA2S+.
The successful applicant will be awarded:
- One (1) award valued at $1000
- One (1) year membership to the Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association (NSCJA) and the Canadian Criminal Justice Association (CCJA)
The award winner will be notified by April 30, 2024.
Questions & Submissions
If you have any questions regarding the application process, complete the form below or contact us at: email@example.com
Applications are to be submitted using the on-line form below.
Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2024
Please note: only the successful candidate will be contacted.
This page will be is subject to change and may be updated each year as the application process gets underway.
This award is open to post-secondary students who are completing a degree or diploma with a focus on social justice (such as criminology, law, sociology, social work, forensic psychology, other). The student must be in good academic standing and currently enrolled in a university or college in Nova Scotia.
Past applicants are welcome to re-apply, but past recipients of this award are not eligible to re-apply.
Students must complete:
Personal essay that addresses:
(a) how their studies link to the mandate of the Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association, and
(b) their demonstrated involvement in their communities. Essays must be typed, double spaced, Times New Roman font, and up to 500 words.
Cover letter that highlights key points of why they feel deserving of this award. This can include, but is not limited to overcoming personal hardships, barriers, adversity and any other meaningful experiences.
Complete applications must be submitted by March 31, 2024.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please include the following:
- Cover letter
- Personal Essay
- Transcript from post secondary institution (photocopy is acceptable)
- One Reference Letter
Please note: only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous Student Award Recipients
|Julia Byron||St. Francis Xavier University||2022-2023|
|Kierra Thomas||St. Francis Xavier University||2022-2023|
|Allison Hearns||Dalhousie University||2021-2022|
|Mukisa Kakembo||Dalhousie University||2020-2021|
|Ahrthyh Arumugam||Saint Mary’s University||2020-2021|
|Jerri Bluecloud||Mount Saint Vincent University||2019-2020|
|Desireé Jones Matthias||Dalhousie University||2019-2020|
|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|