Are you a student member?

You’re eligible for one of five $500 dollar bursaries!

College bursaries are awarded to Nova Scotian student members who are attending an accredited social work program in the fall of 2018. Bursaries are awarded based on your commitment to professional social work practice.

We value diversity and strive to create opportunities for Nova Scotians with intersectional identities who have historically faced barriers. Preference for bursary awards will be given to applicants who identify as holding an identity that has historically faced barriers to accessing educational opportunities.

To apply please complete the application form below and attach your confirmation of enrollment from your University

The deadline for applications is September 28th, 2018. Bursary decisions will be announced October 3, 2018.

Become an NSCSW student member

If you’re a social work student registered at an approved educational institution you’re eligible to become an NSCSW student member.

Connect with colleagues & help shape the future of social work practice in Nova Scotia.

Student members are not registered to practice social work under the Act. Your membership is also based on approval by the Executive Director/Registrar.

As a student member, you have access to all membership activities including discounted membership rates for College professional development events and conferences.

As a student member you’re entitled to:

  • Help shape social work our province by participating in non-regulatory committees, working groups, and task forces.
  • Attend College conferences and educational events at discounted rates.
  • Receive the College’s bi-weekly newsletter, professional Magazine (Connection), surveys and questionnaires
  • Receive the Canadian Association of Social Workers Journal.
  • Apply for College student bursaries.
  • Vote at Council meetings, Annual General Meetings, or at special meetings called by the College’s President.

As a student member, you are not eligible for election to the College’s Council of the College. You also agree to adhere to the College’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Questions? Contact the College’s Regulatory & Applications Administrator, Alex Nelson, at or (902) 429-7799 x 221.