NSCAD receives $150K donation for scholarships

Scotiabank recommits its support for another five years

Scotiabank District Vice President, Gordon Brost and NSCAD President Dianne Taylor-Gearing cut a cake at its Student Award Reception. Photo: Marilyn Smoulders
Scotiabank district vice-president, Gordon Brost and NSCAD president Dianne Taylor-Gearing cut a cake at its Student Award Reception. Photo: Marilyn Smulders

The Nova Scotia School of Art and Design University has received a donation of $150,000 from Scotiabank.

The money will go towards scholarship opportunities for students which are based on financial need and grade point average.

“Tuition keeps going up, but this is a way that students can be supported,” says NSCAD Director of Communications Marilyn Smulders.

“I think Julie Hall said it beautifully: ‘Knowing all my tuition was externally paid for provided me with the support to focus on my work.’”

Scotiabank also announced it will be a partner in NSCAD’s Artist For a Day event that will take place in spring 2015. Scotiabank’s support will ensure that the university can provide the supplies necessary to keep the event free to the public.

The event attracts thousands of people to the university’s Port campus where they can learn to make their own art, jewelry and stop-motion films.

 

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