Support for scholars

- June 14, 2006

Lahoma Thomas
Lahoma Thomas, MA, International Development Studies

Dalhousie University recognizes the need for creating opportunities for diversity within the classrooms and labs of our own campus, and beyond. With this in mind, the Faculty of Graduate Studies has established the Nova Scotia Black and First Nations Graduate Entrance Scholarships.

This award adds to a growing list of scholarships designed to attract and honour excellent students, while at the same time increasing the representation of these communities at Dalhousie.

The new graduate scholarship is open to full-time African Nova Scotian and First Nations students from Nova Scotian communities. The award is valued at $15,000 per year, and is renewable. The graduate program may be at the master's or doctoral level, and may include professional, course-based and thesis-based programs.

ÒThe new scholarships will help offset the costs of graduate work, but they will also allow top students to remain at Dalhousie, and eventually, to give back through research and teaching,” says Barb Hamilton-Hinch, DalhousieÕs Black Student Advisor.

These most recent scholarships are part of an ongoing effort by Dalhousie to build more diversity and representation in our community. The James R. Johnston Chair Graduate Scholarships for Black/African Canadians were established in 1996. This yearÕs recipients are: Lahoma Thomas (MA, International Development Studies), Bryan Daniels (PhD, Anatomy  & Neurobiology) and Kristin James (MARCH, Architecture)

Dalhousie offers several other scholarships and awards aimed at increasing diversity, including: The Dalhousie Scholarship for First Nations & Black Students, the Rt. Honorable Robert L. Stanfield Bursary Fund, the Dr. Calvin W. Ruck Scholarship in Social Work, the Sen. Donald Oliver Bursary for Black Atlantic Canadians, the Reverend J.W.A. Nicholson Bursary and the Jack & Bernice Prince Bursary

For more information on the Nova Scotia Black and First Nations Graduate Entrance Scholarships and the James R. Johnston Chair Graduate Scholarship for Black/African Canadians, visit:


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