Six Students Receive Educational Awards from Commissionaires (2022)

Each student (either a commissionaire or their family member) was awarded an academic scholarship of up to $2,000 from Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS)

The Commissionaires Nova Scotia Educational Awards program is administered by the CNS Board of governors to provide post-secondary funding for commissionaires and their dependents (spouses, children, and grandchildren of serving commissionaires).

We issue a call for applications each spring. Funding is awarded to successful applicants before the start of the school year. This year, we expanded eligibility to include part-time students. We also mandate at least one of the awards to go to a member of the African Nova Scotian or Indigenous community.

Here is the full list of 2022-23 recipients:


  • Brandy McGuire – 2nd year at NSCC (IT Campus), studying cybersecurity
  • Sangram Singh – 3rd year at Fanshawe College, studying business administration
  • Abimbola Abidemi Onabanjo – 1st year University of Fredericton, studying occupational heath and safety
  • Ranjith Embuldeniya – 2nd year at St. Mary’s University, completing a Master of Science in applied science

Family members of commissionaires:

  • Kynan Jackson – 1st year at Dalhousie University, studying aquaculture – CNS Sponsor: Wanda Jackson (grandmother)
  • Nicholas Confiant – 1st year NSCC (Marconi Campus), studying musical arts – CNS Sponsor: John Brewer (grandfather)