Be part of Nova Scotia’s social work
community as an NSCSW student member


NSCSW Student Membership

Be part of our collective voice & join Nova Scotia’s social work community as an NSCSW student member.

As an NSCSW student member:

  • You must be enrolled in an accredited social work degree program
  • You’re eligible to apply for & receive an NSCSW student bursary
  • You can help shape social work in our province by participating in non-regulatory committees, working groups, and task forces
  • You’ll receive discounted rates to attend College conferences and educational events
  • You can receive the College’s bi-weekly newsletter, professional magazine (Connection), surveys and questionnaires
  • You’ll receive the Canadian Association of Social Workers Journal
  • You can vote at Council meetings, Annual General Meetings, or at special meetings called by the College’s President

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

Student Bursary Recipients

Student members of NSCSW are completing accredited social work programs at universities across Canada. Each year, we offer a bursary program with awards of $500 to help recipients achieve their professional goals. As part of their application, we ask them to share what professionalism in social work practice means to them, and what they hope to gain from their social work education.

Congratulations to all of our student bursary winners!

2023 recipients

  • Recipients to be announced

» Connection spotlight will be published in 2024

2022 recipients

  • Michaela Singer
  • Dani Sherwood
  • Laura Couterier
  • Shaunda-Lynn Jesso
  • Stephanie Gill

» Connection spotlight

2021 recipients

  • Chelsea Provo
  • Chana Wielenga
  • Laura Bain
  • Shataya Stevenson

» Connection spotlight

2020 recipients

  • Mercy Kasheke
  • Dani Sherwood
  • Kaylie MacKeen
  • Julia Barnes

» Connection spotlight

2019 recipients

  • Candice Brigley
  • Nikhea Bernard

» Connection spotlight

2018 recipients

  • Meghan Oliver
  • Angela Davis
  • Bethany Tynes
  • Emily Adams
  • Laura Couturier

» Connection spotlight


Contact the College’s Regulatory & Applications Administrator, Suzanne Kutach, at or (902) 429-7799 x 221.