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Recognizing leadership contributions: StFX introducing new bursaries for NSSSA members

May 3rd, 2019

In recognition of the passion and leadership abilities of students in the Nova Scotia Secondary School Students’ Association (NSSSA), StFX is introducing five new bursaries available to NSSSA members starting this September. 

“The Nova Scotia Secondary School Students’ Association is a non-profit, student-led leadership organization that produces energetic leadership conferences and opportunities for all high school students in Nova Scotia. StFX is proud to partner with them on their annual leadership conference and we wanted to go a step further by providing bursaries on an annual basis to some of their members who have chosen StFX as their post-secondary institution,” says Bob Hale, StFX’s Director, Ancillary Services.

Mr. Hale says over the past number of years, StFX has seen NSSSA presidents, co-premiers, cabinet members and conference chairs enroll at the university. “Their organization is based on leadership and StFX is known for its leadership programs and leaders in political, business and social justice fields. We felt by offering bursary opportunities for members who are coming to StFX was our way of recognizing their contributions,” he says.

“We want to help those who have experienced NSSSA to build upon the foundation the student leaders already have and take their personal and professional development to the next level.”

NSSSA president Eliza Nobes says they are pleased to have a partner as wonderful as StFX. 

“These bursaries will have a tremendous impact on students. It will help with financial funds and also remind them of NSSSA throughout their university endeavours. These bursaries are such a wonderful establishment, and will make a huge difference to NSSSA students from across the province. We are so proud to have such a wonderful relationship with StFX, and can’t wait to see what the future holds!”

The new bursaries will include:

The NSSSA Entrance Bursary: This bursary has been established to recognize the passion and leadership abilities of students involved with the Nova Scotia Secondary School Students’ Association prior to beginning their studies at StFX. This bursary is available to students entering full-time, first year studies at the university in September 2019. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have held a leadership role in the NSSSA, either provincially or locally in their high school. Award value: up to $500.

The Lorne ‘Abe’ Abraham NSSSA Bursary: This bursary has been established in honour of Lorne ‘Abe’ Abraham and his long-term commitment to students and the Nova Scotia Secondary School Students’ Association. This bursary is available to students entering full-time, first year studies at StFX in September 2019. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be a member who has held a position in the NSSSA Provincial Cabinet or on the NSSSA Conference Committee. Award value: up to $500.

StFX is once again looking forward to hosting NSSSA student leaders on campus when the 2019 provincial conference takes place May 16-19. The theme of this year’s conference is Synergy, and how great leadership means creating something bigger than yourself. 

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