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Nova Scotia Community College receives $6.5 million from Sobeys Family

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The Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is now able to provide access to education for all Nova Scotians thanks to a generous gift from the Sobey's family.

The $4 million gift from the Donald R. Sobey Foundation is intended to directly recruit and assist individuals who are facing barriers to attaining a post-secondary education. Together with the Donald R. Sobey Foundation Fund at NSCC, NSCC will work with community agencies and law enforcement organizations from across Nova Scotia to enable individuals who have never considered a college education to attend NSCC. 

With the $2 million gift from the Sobey Foundation, six NSCC campuses, that hold Sobeys Culinary Centres will be refurbished to evolve food services education at NSCC and will also provide a dedicated fund to finance bursaries for students who choose to study Culinary Arts at NSCC.

The  $500,000 gift from Frank, Heather, Karl and Ann Sobey will establish a legacy of access to education in memory of their parents, Doe and Bill Sobey. Students at the NSCC Marconi and Pictou Campuses who are in financial need can apply for the Doe and Bill Sobey Inspiration Awards to help cover tuition and related college expenses.

"The generosity of the Sobey Family will make an extraordinary impact on those who wish to embrace and benefit from post-secondary education," says NSCC President Don Bureaux. "Their support will serve as a catalyst, making a new beginning possible for deserving students in need. As NSCC starts a new school year, the timing of this commitment is inspiring."

To read the full article on NSCC News, click here.