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The NSS Foundation has a vision – of Northern grads reaching back to Northern, to inspire students and be inspired – a wonderful transmission of ideas and experiences that create runways to possibility.
In 2021, we connected Northern art students with successful alumni in the art and design world. Alum took the time to inspire students, share professional insights and deepen student understanding of pathways to success. Armed with rave reviews from students and teachers, we promise more of this in more subject areas in the year ahead !
The Foundation’s Instagram feed is full of alumni spotlights, inspiring interviews and NSS nostalgia sure to give you the warm-and-fuzzies. A recent highlight for us at the Foundation: an alum who has been following our Insta feed, having learned about the 2021 passing of Northern’s much loved art teacher “Mister Z” (Mr. Zawerbny), felt immediately moved to reach out to us and set up a scholarship in Mister Z’s name – $5000 will now go, every year, to a graduate with illustration and design promise. This is the power of staying connected.
Get the newest NSS Stories, including our Northern Notables interviews, delivered straight to your inbox. The Foundation is your NSS Alumni association. Our newsletter also keeps valued donors up to date on all the Scholarships & Grants we oversee that are given to Northern students each year. Stay close, friends. Much is afoot.
Overseeing Foundation scholarships and awarding Foundation grants to NSS students is the core of our work. We were especially proud to be at the 2022 graduating class' commencement (at Convocation Hall) to give out scholarships in front of a full house. Discover all 47 scholarships and awards
Grant applications are coming in from a range of bright NSS students. We're thrilled, and we'll announce your grants winners soon. Here's to a vibrant Northern community!
to commemorate the life of
Maya Zibaie was a student at Northern Secondary School from 2018-20. She was a passenger on Ukraine International Airline Flight PS752 on route from Tehran to Kiev that was shot down by an Iranian missile after take-off in January 2020. The Maya Zibaie Memorial Scholarship was established by her father and the Northern Secondary community to honour her memory. We invite you to learn more about the scholarship + donate:
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To highlight the positive impact Northern grads are having in the world, the Foundation presents NSS Stories. So many of us are carving interesting paths.
Daniel Adeboboye, running back for the Red Knights for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons, has been drafted by The Argos where he will play along side veteran Andrew Harris...
If you haven’t been inside Northern since the late 90s, you probably haven’t seen the school’s incredible locker murals. There are legends about how it all got started....
In her new book, Digital Goddess: The Unfiltered Lessons of a Female Entrepreneur, Brown talks authenticity, mindset, and how Northern set her up for success....
Interview with Jacob 'Ba' Blackstock, the creator of Bitmojis, about chasing your dreams, staying connected with old friends, and how Northern gave him a launchpad...
The former NSS football player NSS'99 and defensive lineman for Stanford Cardinal was drafted by the CFL, but opted instead for success in the insurance sector...
Here Are last year's
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The Northern Bike Club is working towards set-up of a fully equipped bike repair and safe bike storage room at NSS.
The Model UN Club will be using funds to attend 2 Model UN conferences.
The Northern Music Council will be using funds to bring in a series of professional musicians to enhance musical education.
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Create A Scholarship
Creating a scholarship is an amazing way to support and recognize Northern Students. Scholarships are typically given an achievement criteria that focuses on a subject area or dedication to community leadership. Here is our Scholarships page where you can see existing scholarships.
To apply, please fill out the New Scholarship Form below and mail it to the address enclosed. A member of the Scholarship Committee will be in touch with you shortly.