Honourable Mayann E. Francis Hope & Inspiration Award

Nova Scotia Community College


About the donor

The Hope & Inspiration Award was created by The Honourable Dr. Mayann E. Francis during her service as Nova Scotia’s Lieutenant Governor. During her tenure, the award supported 39 students, and was available on all thirteen (13) NSCC campuses. Inspired by the success and spirit of those first recipients, Dr. Francis launched a fundraising campaign to raise funds so fourteen (14) awards can continue to be given each year.

The Honourable Mayann E. Francis Hope & Inspiration Award has been established to celebrate and recognize students enrolled and attending any program at the NSCC who, through their circumstances, provide hope and inspiration to others.

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Open to full-time students enrolled in year 2 or year 3 of any program at any campus.

Application assessment will consider

  • Financial need
  • Past or current commitment to community service through volunteerism
  • Commitment to program of study
  • Understanding of human rights and equality issues
  • Good academic standing
  • Preference: applicants must self-identify as a part of one of the following equity-deserving groups: African Nova Scotian, Indigenous, other racially visible minorities or persons with disabilities

Submission and Application Details

Supplemental QuestionsHuman Rights Essay

Please describe your reasons for entering your program of study, your future plans and your interest in human rights and equality issues.

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