LGBTQ students lobby for access to NS bursary program

February 6, 2019

CBC has learned that the Nova Scotia government will broaden the eligibility parameters for a bursary meant to promote diversity after staff and students at Mount Saint Vincent University voiced concerns that it excluded LGBTQ students. The Communications Nova Scotia bursary offers $1K to public relations, journalism, or photography students who are either Indigenous, black, or from any other visible minority; have disabilities; or who speak French as a first language. Communications Nova Scotia said it will extend this year’s deadline and open it to more applicants, and that it will revisit its eligibility criteria for the future. CBC (NS)