Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Bursaries

Acadia has a bursary program to help students in financial need. A bursary is a monetary award that is granted on the basis of financial need and does not need to be paid back.

When can I apply for a bursary?

 2017-2018 Bursary Application (available September 2018)

Please submit your student loan assessment to financial.aid@acadiau.ca or drop it by our office in University Hall.

Deadline: Application will be available in September of 2018

How do I know if I qualify for a bursary?

  • A bursary is granted primarily on the basis of established need to students who are performing satisfactorily in an academic program as a full-time student.
  • "Need" is the difference between the costs to attend Acadia for an academic year and the resources the student can contribute toward those costs.
  • Students’ resources includes the parents’ contribution, the student's income (and spouse's, if married), outside or private scholarships, and other sources of financial support.
  • Applicants must have explored all other possible sources of financial assistance such as Canada Student Loan, State Loan, Higher Education Loan Plan, etc.
  • The University reserves the right to cancel or to curtail any financial benefits in the event of a low standard of academic work or of objectionable conduct.

Acadia Divinity College students are ineligible for funding through these programs and should contact ADC directly with funding inquiries. 

Acadia Student Assistance Program (ASAP)

Criteria:

  • Established financial need
  • Must submit a copy of student loan assessment.
  • Eligible to receive funds from the Canada Student Loans Program
  • Registered as a full time student at Acadia University in an Undergraduate program
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 2.0 and minimum sessional GPA (SGPA) of 2.0 in the previous term for returning students
  • Minimum entrance average of 80% in the courses used for admission for entering students
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
  • Applications are assessed based on the minimum costs of education for the academic year (fall/winter semester).
  • Claims will not be considered for expenses other than those directly related to educational expenses.

Acadia Bursary Program

Criteria:

  • Established financial need
  • Must be ineligible for the Acadia Student Assistance Bursary Program
  • Must submit a copy of student loan assessment, if applicable
  • Registered as a full time student at Acadia University in a degree program
  • International students may apply
  • Applications are assessed based on the minimum costs of education for the academic year (fall/winter semester).
  • Claims will not be considered for expenses other than those directly related to educational expenses.