About the award

Ujima is one element of Nguzo Saba, or “The Seven Principles” of Africentrism. Ujima means “Collective Work and Responsibility: To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and to solve them together.”

The Ujima Award has been established with the support and endorsement of NSCC’s Black African Employee Resource Network (BAERN). This award represents the BAERN’s guiding principles of promoting the safety, equity and inclusion of People of African descent in NSCC’s policies, programs, and campus life across the province, as well as the visibility, connection and support for Black and African Nova Scotian students. This award is a form of reparations for the Black and African Nova Scotian community and will assist in reducing systemic barriers that members of this community encounter on their path towards achieving equitable education.

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Open to full and part-time students enrolled in any year of study in any program at any campus.

Application assessment will consider

  • Financial need
  • Career interest
  • Community involvement and volunteerism
  • Good academic standing
  • Self-identification: African Nova Scotian or of African Descent (Black, African Canadian or African American)

Submission and Application Details

Supplemental QuestionsCommunity 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.

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