Student Focus: Ben Timmons

  • Ben Timmons

    Nova Scotia Community College (Class of 2022)

“This award will have a tremendous impact on me and my education in many ways. I will use the money to pay my tuition, which will greatly aid me financially. It will not be necessary for me to get a job with this award, so I will have more time to dedicate to my studies and the stress of working during this pandemic would not be good for my mental health. This award also gives me motivation to keep going and to try harder now that my value has been recognized. I will not let anyone down and will keep going forward.

I’m from the remote town of Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia. I was always a nerdy kid, obsessed with video games, books and tv shows. My mom recommended the Applied Media and Communication Arts program at NSCC. Doing something with the arts never really seemed like a realistic option until now, even though I enjoyed doing creative things, such as drawing. Doing this program at NSCC really opened my eyes about how education can be really enjoyable when you do something you truly enjoy. After graduation, I decided to apply to the Graphic and Print Production program as I really enjoyed the print course in AMCA.

My goals for the future are to graduate from this program and get a job in a print shop. I would like to work in finishing or working with and preflighting the original files This award will help me by supporting me financially and allowing me to finish my program. It may also help me find employment easier by adding it to my resume, letting employers know that I have earned this prestigious award. Thank you for this award. It truly means a lot to me.”

The mission of the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund is to attract the brightest and best students available to the graphic communications industry by providing financial assistance to enroll and continue in a post-secondary management or technical program at an approved institution.