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James Robinson Johnston Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Posted by Faculty of Graduate Studies on May 14, 2019 in Awards

James R. Johnston was the first member of the Nova Scotia African Canadian Community to graduate in Law from Dalhousie University in 1898, and he played a very active public, professional and community role throughout his short life.

The James Robinson Johnston Graduate Scholarship is supported by the Endowment for the James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, which was established in July 1996 ' bring Black culture, reality, perspectives, experiences and concerns into the Academy'. In the spirit of James Robinson Johnston, who believed that the best interests of African Canadians would be served through education, Dalhousie University each year offers a renewable graduate level scholarship to a promising African Canadian student, providing him/her the opportunity to pursue studies at the graduate level in the arts, sciences, health professions, management, law, dentistry, and medicine.   

Applications should be made by June 11th using the JRJ Application form. Please see the James R. Johnston website for further information on eligibility criteria.    If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Collins at 902-494-6246.