Morton Simmonds Educational Scholarship

Nova Scotia Community College


The Morton Simmonds Educational Scholarship was created to support and encourage African Nova Scotian students enrolled in the Criminal Justice Diploma Program at Nova Scotia Community College. Named in honour of Mr. Morton Simmonds, the first African Nova Scotian Correctional Officer in Atlantic Canada, this award is made possible through the support of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.

Included with this scholarship is an opportunity to complete a field placement in a Nova Scotia correctional facility. Conditions for employment must be met and are at the sole discretion of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.


1 @ $3,000

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Open to full or part-time students enrolled in year 1 or year 2 of Criminal Justice at any campus where the eligible program is offered. This award is renewable for students in multi-year programs (based on successful completion of first year in program and remaining in good academic standing).

Application assessment will consider:

  • Work history relating to a profession in Criminal Justice
  • Strong work ethic and a commitment to extracurricular activities and/or community service
  • Commitment to the chosen field/career
  • Good academic standing
  • Self-identification: African Nova Scotian and/or Indigenous and a Canadian citizen

Submission and Application Details

How to apply:

Current students and confirmed applicants may apply to this award through the student awards portal. Prospective students may begin the application process by expressing your intent to apply by emailing the Student Awards Office at Please use “Morton Simmonds Educational Scholarship” as the email title.


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