Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Scholarships and Awards

To encourage and recognize high scholastic achievement, Acadia University offers scholarships and awards to incoming students as well as scholarships, prizes, medals and awards to current students.
 
Incoming students will automatically be considered for entrance scholarships, provided they meet the criteria. 
 
Current students will automatically be considered for most undergraduate scholarships for which they qualify. Some awards do require an application. We will email any eligible current students, asking if they would like to apply, and will provide the award details.
 
Students who have been awarded a renewable scholarship may have the award extended up to four years, provided they meet the criteria. We will consider renewal on an individual basis for those students who are graduating from a three-year program and plan to return for a fourth year of undergraduate study.

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


Click on the appropriate highlighted letter to search by name or use the listing on the right to locate scholarships by category.

D. F. Higgins Scholarship in Mathematics

Scholarship of up to $225 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Current 2nd year

The D. F. Higgins Scholarship in Mathematics was established by the late Mr. George F. Higgins of Pasadena, California, in memory of his father, the late Professor D.F. Higgins of Acadia University. This scholarship will be awarded to that second year student who has made the highest average in mathematics during the first and second years and continues in mathematics during the junior and senior years.

Daniel Rogers Fund

Bursary

The Daniel Rogers Fund. A gift by Mr. Daniel Rogers of Springhill provides $80 to be used to assist needy and deserving students.

Daniel S. Bezanson Scholarship

Scholarship of up to $720 | Eligibility: Arts, Economics, History, Politics, Sociology, Current 3rd year

The Daniel S. Bezanson Scholarship was endowed by Miss Anne Bezanson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in memory of her brother, the late Mr. Daniel S. Bezanson, is to be awarded annually to a student entering the fourth year with a major in economics, sociology, history or political science. Selection is made by the Scholarship Committee from recommendations received from the departments concerned and is based on scholarship and need.

David and Charlotte Haley Mathematics Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The David and Charlotte Haley Mathematics Scholarship. This scholarship honours the memory of Dr. K.D.C. Haley and his wife Charlotte. Dr. Haley was a member of the Mathematics Department from 1947 until 1980, and Head of the Department for most of that period. He had an outstanding reputation as a teacher and champion of student rights. The scholarships are awarded to mathematics majors on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

David and Shirley McEwen Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Chemistry

The DAVID AND SHIRLEY MCEWEN SCHOLAR-BURSARY will be awarded annually to an entering or returning student in the Faculty of Science at Acadia University on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students majoring in Chemistry.

This scholar-bursary has been funded by Dr. David J. McEwen (BSCH Acadia, 1952; PhD Purdue, 1957).

David Cartwright and Cyril Coldwell Memorial Award

Award | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The David Cartwright and Cyril Coldwell Memorial Award is provided annually through the generosity of the International Union of Game Biologists XXI Congress, to a student completing research in the field of sustainable use of wildlife. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of the quality and importance of the proposed research as well as their enthusiasm, commitment and broad abilities in wildlife management. The award is dedicated to the memory of David Cartwright and Cyril Coldwell, two unselfish mentors who nurtured many budding wildlife biologists.

David D. Smith Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Professional Studies, Business Administration

Established in 2014 by The Honourable David D. Smith ’66, Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick. To be awarded annually to a student in the Manning School of Business or the Faculty of Arts, with preference to a student who has contributed to the campus and/or community through volunteerism, leadership in residence life, and/or student government.

David George and Margaret Evelyn Burchell Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Nova Scotia

The DAVID GEORGE AND MARGARET EVELYN BURCHELL SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded annually to two students attending Acadia University. Preference is given to students from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

The scholarships are made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Margaret Evelyn Burchell (BA, Acadia,1931) in memory of her late husband, Mr. David George Burchell.

David Ryan Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Athletics

The David Ryan Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and family of David Charles Ryan (B.Sc. Acadia, 1975) in recognition of his many contributions as a friend, colleague and athlete. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has achieved at least B level academic standing, displays excellent character, and has represented the University in an intercollegiate athletic activity.

David Ryan Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Athletics

The David Ryan Memorial Scholarship was established by friend and family of David Charles Ryan (B.Sc. Acadia, 1975) in recognition of his many contributions as a friend, colleague and athlete. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has achieved at least B level academic standing, displays excellent character, and has represented the University in an intercollegiate athletic activity.

David Vernon Memorial Award

Award of up to $195 | Eligibility: Arts, Music, Current 2nd year

The David Vernon Memorial Award is granted annually to a second­ year student enrolled in the School of Music, or this may be for $100 to each of two students. The award is based on participation in the Music Club activities during the students first year, academic standing and financial need.

Davis Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Davis Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually to an entering student on the basis of financial need and academic performance. Awards will be given to well-rounded students from Nova Scotia, with preference given to students from western Nova Scotia.

The scholar-bursary has been funded in memory of Samuel Bancroft Davis (BA Acadia 1930) and his wife Orris Mary Fillmore (Class of 1938 Acadia). “Banny”, born in Yarmouth, and Orris, originally from Moncton, were both devoted supporters of Acadia University.

Deacon George Thomas Scholarship

Scholarship of up to $1,015 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Pre-Med, Current 4th year

The Deacon George Thomas Scholarship endowed by Harold Thomas, M.D. (B.A. Acadia, 1910), is to be awarded to "a worthy student of the University intent on a career in medicine."

Dean and Marie Trimper Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering first year

The Dean and Marie Trimper Bursary is awarded annually to entering or returning students who have demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic performance. Preference will be given to students from in or around Clementsvale, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. This bursary is made possible through a bequest received from the late Dean Milton Trimper (Horton Academy 1946) of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Deane (McCain) and Bill Westaway Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Applied Science

The Deane (McCain) and Bill Westaway Bursary is available to a mature student with preference given to a single parent registered in the faculty of Pure and Applied Science. The candidate will have successfully completed at least one year of full-time study at Acadia. The Westaways are graduates of the Classes of 1947 and 1948 respectively.

Deans' List Scholarships

Scholarship

Deans' List Scholarships are annually provided for Deans' Scholars who do not already receive full funding from government or other public or private agencies and subject to a ceiling set from time to time by the Scholarship, Prizes and Awards Committee. A minimum amount of funding per scholar is not, however, guaranteed, since the funds available vary from year to year. Each student receiving scholarship support is advised in writing from the Office of Admissions and Student Assistance.

Dennis H. Covill Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science

The Dennis H. Covill Scholar-Bursary is awarded on a renewable basis to entering or returning students in the Faculty of Science (Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics & Statistics, Nutrition & Dietetics, or Physics) with preference given to students in Environmental Science or having a large component of their studies in this area. The award is made on the basis of financial need and academic performance, with preference given to students graduating from a high school in the Atlantic Provinces. The endowed scholar-bursary was established in 2005 by Mr. Dennis H. Covill.

Department of English Honours Thesis Prize

Prize | Eligibility: Arts, English

The Department of English Honours Thesis Prize is awarded annually, on the recommendation of the English Department, to the graduating student who has submitted the best Honours Thesis.

DeWolfe Memorial Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Arts

The DeWolfe Memorial Bursary ($215) was endowed in 1991 by John B. DeWolfe (B.A. Acadia, '46; LL.B. Dalhousie, '49) in memory of family members who were long associated with Acadia: Henry Todd DeWolfe (B.A. Acadia, 1899; D.D., 1909; LL.D., 1925); Rev. Herbert Eaton DeWolfe (B.A. Acadia, 1914); Prof. Edgar Lawrence DeWolfe (B.A. Acadia, 1924; B.E., N.S. Tech., 1933). The bursary is available to a needy student in an Arts program.

DHX Media Awards

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration

Established in 2016 by DHX Media, these awards are granted annually to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a Bachelor of Business Administration who have a demonstrated interest in the creative arts – music, visual art, theatre, dance, film or digital media. In recognition of academic success and with a preference for students who may have financial need, one award will be granted to a student majoring in Finance or Accounting and the second to a student who is female and/or a member of a visible minority group.

DHX Media is a Canadian media production, distribution and broadcasting company, which was established in 2006. A key player internationally in the creation of content for children and families, the company is the largest independent owner of children’s television programming in the industry. DHX CEO is Acadia alumnus Dana Landry (BBA ’93) and Mark Simpson (BBA ’00) is Director of Finance.

Diefenbaker Medals and Awards for Debating

Award

The Diefenbaker Medals and Awards for Debating. The late Honourable John G. Diefenbaker made a substantial gift to the University to provide a gold medal and a silver medal to the first and second place debaters to be chosen by the University Debating Committee. The Board of Governors has also approved an award of $900 to go with the gold medal, $600 with the silver medal, and $250 each to the two runners up.

Doctor Don Wright Awards in Music

Award of up to $1,650 | Eligibility: Arts, Music

The Doctor Don Wright Awards in Music were permanently established in December 1979 by Dr. Don Wright of Toronto, an eminent Canadian musician and scholar. There are two annual awards of $1650 each; one in practical instrumental arranging, the other in vocal music education.

Dominion Trust Scholarship in Business (Finance)

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Dominion Trust Scholarship in Business (Finance) was established in 1989 and is annually awarded to an exceptional third or fourth year BBA student who has acquired an aptitude for, and developed a keen interest in finance.

Donald F. Reed Finance Award

Award | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Donald F. Reed Finance Award is awarded annually to a student pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Preference will be given to those entering their third or fourth year of undergraduate study, majoring in Finance, who displays financial need and leadership qualities, through involvement in extra-curricular and/or community activities. The award is made on recommendation of the Director of the Fred C. Manning School of Business and the school’s awards committee. This Award was established and made available through the generosity of Donald F. Reed (BCO, Acadia, 1966, Acadia Board of Governor’s) who wished to provide a gift that would have a meaningful impact on the educational development of Acadia Business students in need.

Doris Curry Bursary

Bursary

The Doris Curry Bursary was endowed in 1984 by Mrs. Doris Curry of Ottawa, Ontario. The income is to be used to assist a continuing undergraduate student who has completed at least one semester at the University with good academic standing. The bursary shall be awarded on the basis of academic performance and financial need to a student who is not in receipt of other University scholarship or bursary support.

Dorothy G. Walker Athletic Award

Award of up to $3,000 | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2015 by Dorothy Walker Robbins. To be awarded to two returning basketball, volleyball, soccer, cross country or swimming female varsity athletes. The recipients must be in good academic standing with a minimum 80% average, and present strong leadership qualities in the university and community. The recipients will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with head coaches of female varsity athletic programs.

Douglas (Red) Fraser Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

The Douglas (Red) Fraser Award is presented on recommendation of the Director of Athletics, to a returning hockey player with good academic standing who best exemplifies the qualities of sporting behaviour and leadership. Douglas (Red) Fraser graduated in 1948 with an Engineering Diploma and received his B.Sc. in 1954. He was a well known athlete both as a hockey player and a golfer. He was inducted into Acadia's Hockey Honour Roll in 1984.

Douglas A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Divinity

The Douglas A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually, on recommendation of the Acadia Divinity College, to a needy full time student in a Masters program in Theological Education who shows character, promise of leadership and the desire to pursue a career in the Christian ministry.

The scholarship was established by the Class of 1948 in memory of their Life President, Douglas A. Wilson (BA Acadia 1948; D.D) who served as a Presbyterian minister for forty-one years before he passed away in October 1992. While a student at Acadia, he served his class and the larger community with dedication and distinction – attributes which were part of his natural character and personality, and endeared him to his classmates, and a legion of friends and parishioners.

Douglas and Frances Snow Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Douglas and Frances Snow Scholarship in mathematics, provided through the generosity of the Snows, is awarded to a third or fourth year mathematics major on recommendation of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Dr. Douglas Snow (Bsc. Acadia, 1943; M.A. 1946; MSc. Brown, 1952; Ph.D. Queen's 1956) spent his career in the classrooms of academies and universities of the region and joined the staff of the mathematics department at Acadia in 1947, retiring in 1983. Frances Snow (B.A. Acadia, 1952; M.Ed. Acadia, 1966) spent her career as a teacher in Yarmouth and Wolfville.

Dr. A. H. MacLean Prize in History

Prize | Eligibility: History

The Dr. A. H. MacLean Prize in History is annually awarded on nomination by the Head of the History Department to the graduating honours student who has submitted the best Honours thesis. The prize honours the memory of Dr. A. Harry MacLean who was Head of the History Department from 1960 to 1980 and Dean of Arts from 1966 to 1975.

Dr. Alex Wright Memorial Award

Award | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Community Development, Kinesiology, Current 4th year

The Dr. Alex Wright Memorial Award is awarded annually to a graduating student from each of the Kinesiology and Community Development programs who best exemplify energy and enthusiasm for learning, coupled with inquiring minds, and who demonstrate creative thinking, analytical reasoning, and effective communication skills. The award was established in 1997 in memory of Dr. Alex Wright by his graduating students, staff, friends and family.

Dr. Allister Irwin MacDonald Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Arts, English, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Dr. Allister Irwin MacDonald Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually on recommendation of the English Department to a student entering the second or subsequent year of the Bachelor of Arts program, majoring or honouring in English. The award will be made to students with demonstrated financial need who are achieving a high academic standard and have a marked passion for English literature. At the discretion of the Department, the scholar-bursary may be divided between two students and may be renewed.

The scholar-bursary was established through the estate of Dr. Allister Irwin MacDonald, a scholar and Professor of English at Acadia, as a dedication to his immediate family – his parents Daniel and Ella MacDonald, and his five brothers; Samuel William, James Maxwell, Henry Burns, (Rev. Dr.) Donald Crockett and (Rev.) Joseph Richardson.

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Ernest Barss Bursaries

Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Community Development, Kinesiology, Current 1st year, International student

The Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Ernest Barss Bursaries. These have been endowed by Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Ernest Barss of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and provide $573 to each of four first year students from the United States on the grounds of sporting behaviour, leadership, academic standing and need. The awards are to be made by the Bursary Committee on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Kinesiology and the Head of the Department of Community Development.

Dr. Avery deWitt Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Athletics

The Dr. Avery deWitt Bursary is awarded annually to a varsity athlete with an interest in the study of medicine or health professions. Students must be enrolled in the Faculty of Science else the Kinesiology program. The bursary was established by family, friends, alumni and colleagues in memory of Dr. Avery deWitt (BA Acadia 1904; MD, CM McGill 1909) who served as University Physician from 1919 to 1956.

Dr. Barry H. Burgess Scholarship

Scholarship

The Dr. Barry H. Burgess Scholarship. A scholarship of $470 has been endowed by Miss Helen M. Burgess as a memorial to her brother. The scholarship is to be awarded to an undergraduate student who has high academic standing.

Dr. Dawson G. Fulton Mathematics Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics

The Dr. Dawson G. Fulton Mathematics Bursary is awarded annually, on the basis of financial need, to a returning student in a Bachelor of Science degree program who has declared a major in Mathematics and Statistics. This award was established by the family of Dr. Dawson G. Fulton (Acadia ’29) as a memorial to their father.

Dr. Donald Darrach Bursary

Bursary

The Dr. Donald Darrach Bursary was established by Mrs. J. F. MacNeill (Acadia Ladies Sem. 1902) of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, as a memorial to her father, Dr. Donald Darrach. The bursary provides the sum of $80 to be used to assist students, preferably from Prince Edward Island.

Dr. Ernest Hayes International Student Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Chemistry, Current 2nd year

The Dr. Ernest Hayes International Student Scholarship is awarded annually to the most promising international student entering the second year of a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) program.

The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Abdullah K Kirumira in recognition of Dr. Hayes’ notable encouragement of international students studying chemistry; particularly those from developing countries.

Dr. Esther Isabel Clark Wright Scholarships

Scholarship of up to $1,800 | Eligibility: Arts, History

The Dr. Esther Isabel Clark Wright Scholarships were provided for in the Estate of Dr. Wright in 1990. They are awarded annually to superior in course students in the Faculty of Arts with a preference given to students majoring in History on recommendation of the Dean of Arts. Dr. Wright (B.A. Acadia, 1916; Ph.D., Radcliffe Harvard, '31) was the noted author of many works, articles and essays. She taught Sociology at Acadia from 1943 to 1947. Acadia awarded her an honourary degree in 1975. In 1988 the lounge in Chase Court was named in her honour and the Esther Clark Wright Archives were opened.

Dr. Francis M. Archibald Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

Awarded annually to continuing undergraduate students majoring in biology on recommendation of the Department. Recipients may hold the scholarships for more than one year. Dr. Archibald graduated Bachelor of Science Acadia, 1919.

Dr. Frank H. Eaton Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

The Dr. Frank H. Eaton Award was established in memory of the Rev. Dr. Frank H. Eaton, outstanding alumnus and long time member of the Senate and Board of Governors of Acadia University. The award is given on the recommendation of the Director of Athletics to a student entering their second, third or fourth year of undergraduate study at Acadia University who has given evidence of good academic achievement and leadership and has participated in varsity intercollegiate sport.

Dr. George Claude Hicks Scholarship in Biology

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Current 2nd year

The Dr. George Claude Hicks Scholarship in Biology donated by Mrs. Erma F. Hicks in memory of her husband, the late Dr. George Claude Hicks (Acadia, '22), is to be awarded on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Biology to a worthy student who has completed the second year of a program leading to a degree with a major in biology.

Dr. H. G. and Clara Stenderson Bursary

Bursary

The Dr. H. G. and Clara Stenderson Bursary. An amount of $160 is to be awarded annually to a needy and worthy student regardless of race, colour or creed.

Dr. Harvey E. Crowell Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Entering first year

The Dr. Harvey E. Crowell Scholarship of $960 is awarded each year as a renewable entrance scholarship to a student entering the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. It has been provided through a legacy from the late Dr. Harvey E. Crowell (D.C.L. Acadia, 1956), a generous friend and Chairman of the Board, 1959 1973.

Dr. Helen Holden Quinlan Memorial Bursary

Bursary

The Dr. Helen Holden Quinlan Memorial Bursary is awarded annually to a needy student performing at a satisfactory academic level. Dr. Quinlan, a dedicated specialist in internal medicine, received an honourary degree from Acadia University in 1979.

Dr. Hugh A. Noble Prize in Kinesiology

Prize | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Kinesiology, Current 4th year

The Dr. Hugh A. Noble Prize in Kinesiology was donated by Dr. Hugh A. Noble to be awarded on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology to an outstanding member in the graduating class who has demonstrated high academic ability, citizenship and sporting behaviour throughout their years of study.

Dr. J. Arnold Noble Memorial Prize

Prize | Eligibility: Athletics

The Dr. J. Arnold Noble Memorial Prize is annually awarded, on recommendation of the Director of Athletics, to a superior senior student athlete who combines academic excellence and outstanding athletic performance in either basketball or football. The scholarship was established by Mrs. Carolyn Noble, B.A. (Acadia '25), her family and friends, in memory of her husband, Dr. J. Arnold Noble, B.A. (Acadia '26), M.B.Ch.B., F.R.C.S. (Edinburgh), F.R.C.S (Canada), O.B.E.

Dr. J. Murray Beardsley Research Scholarships in Biology

Scholarship of up to $2,500 | Application deadline: April 15, 2013 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Current 3rd year

Two scholarships provided by the Grace Beardsley Trust Fund, are awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Biology to students in the Honours in Biology program. The scholarships are awarded at the end of the third year and are intended to enable the recipients to participate in a summer research program that will form the basis of their Honours theses. If in any year either scholarship is not awarded to an Honours student, it may be awarded to a student enrolled in the Masters program in Biology. Letters of application are to be submitted to the Head of the Department of Biology by March 15 of each year.

Dr. Jim MacLeod Scholarship in Kinesiology

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Kinesiology, Current 3rd year

The Dr. Jim MacLeod Scholarship in Kinesiology is awarded annually to a student entering their graduating year at Acadia in the Sport Injury Assessment and Management area within the Bachelor of Kinesiology program. The recipient will be chosen based on equal consideration of an individual who demonstrates energy and enthusiasm for learning, coupled with high academic achievement, effective communication skills and a genuine interest in the well being of those around them, inside and outside the academic setting. The recipient will be chosen by a selection committee, chaired by the Director of the School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology.

This scholarship was established in September of 2006 to honor Dr. Jim MacLeod, Acadia Professor and Head Athletic Therapist, by his graduating students within the Sports Injury Assessment and Management area of the program.

Dr. Lalia B. Chase Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Dr. Lalia B. Chase Scholarships. Renewable entrance scholarships valued at $1500 (5), $1200 (1), $1000 (1), and $500 (1) and a non renewable scholarship valued at $500 have been established by the Estate of Dr. Lalia Barclay Chase (B.A. Acadia, 1918; M.D., C.M. Dalhousie, 1924) of Port Williams, Nova Scotia.

Dr. Leverett DeV. Chipman Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Music, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Dr. Leverett DeV. Chipman Scholarships, provided for from the Estate of Dr. L. DeV. Chipman (B.A. Acadia, 1903), are available each year as in-course support for superior academic students who have completed at least one year at Acadia. One must be awarded to a music student majoring in piano or violin.

Dr. Muriel V. Roscoe Memorial Scholarship in Biology

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Dr. Muriel V. Roscoe Memorial Scholarship in Biology is awarded on recommendation of the Department of Biology to a student in a science degree program. Preference will be given to a botany student who is working towards an Honours or Masters degree in Biology. The scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Muriel V. Roscoe (BA '18, Hon '48) an eminent scholar and educator who influenced successive generations to major scientific accomplishments. Dr. Roscoe taught in the Biology Department at Acadia for 14 years beginning in 1926 and later joined the Botany Department at McGill University where she served as chair for many years.

Dr. Robert Graeme Boutilier Memorial Research Award

Award | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Current 4th year, Graduate

The Dr. Robert Graeme Boutilier Memorial Research Award is awarded annually on recommendation of the Biology Department to support an honours summer research student in Biology. Preference will be given to students attending the Sidney Sussex College at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. If in any year the award is not provided to an Honours student, it can be awarded to a student enrolled in the Masters program in Biology.

This award has been established by Mrs. Brenda Rainnie as a tribute to her brother, Dr. Robert Graeme Boutilier (BSCH, MSC Acadia, 1976, 1978; Ph.D. East Anglia 1982; DSC Acadia 1996).

Dr. Rosemary Therese and Stephen A. Holton Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Arts, English, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Dr. Rosemary Therese and Stephen A. Holton Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually to a student majoring in English on the basis of financial need and academic performance. The award was established in 2003 by the late Stephen A. Holton in memory of Dr. Rosemary Therese Holton.

Dr. Vernon B. Rhodenizer Memorial Bursary

Bursary

The Dr. Vernon B. Rhodenizer Memorial Bursary was endowed by Percy E. MacKay (Ex. '23 '25) in memory of Dr. Rhodenizer (Head of English Department, 1918 1954) to be awarded to a deserving and needy student majoring in English.

Dr. Vernon Blair Rhodenizer Scholarship "B"

Scholarship

The Dr. Vernon Blair Rhodenizer Scholarship "B" is a renewable scholarship of $950 established by the late Dr. Rhodenizer (Head of English Department, 1918 1954) to be awarded to an undergraduate student without reference to field of study.

Dr. Vernon Blair Rhodenizer Scholarships "A" (Class of 1928)

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Pure and Applied Science

Dr. Vernon Blair Rhodenizer Scholarships "A" (Class of 1928). Three Dr. Vernon Blair Rhodenizer Scholarships in the amount of $1975 each (renewable for up to three years) were initiated by the Class of 1928 and supplemented by gifts from Dr. Rhodenizer's honours and graduate students to be awarded to a student or students pursuing a course of studies leading to a certificate or a Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences, applied science or business administration. The two main factors to be considered by the University scholarship committee in making these awards are proficiency in English and general academic excellence.

Dr. Wilfred Whyte McCutcheon Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Education, Current 2nd year

The Dr. Wilfred Whyte McCutcheon Scholarships are annually awarded to students in the second year of the Bachelor of Education degree program who are academically superior and demonstrate excellence in leadership and professional promise. Selection is made by faculty members of the School of Education. The scholarships are endowed by Dr. McCutcheon (Bsc. (Agr.) McGill, '42; B.Sc. Sir George Williams; '43; B.A., do., '44; B.Ed., Acadia, '46; M.S.A. Tor. '48; Ed.D. Cornell '51; D.Ed. Brandon '89; F.C.C.T.).

Duncan Grant Lovat Fraser Scholarship in Political Science

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Politics, Current 2nd year

The Duncan Grant Lovat Fraser Scholarship in Political Science was established in honour of D.G.L. Fraser (B.A., M.A. Acadia, '48, '49; C.D.), former Head and long time member of the Department of Political Science, by his friends, colleagues and former students. The award is made annually to the top student entering year three in the political science program.

Scholarships
Awarded to a student during the admission process or during the academic term on the basis of outstanding academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement or leadership qualities. A minimum average of 80% is required.  For renewable scholarships, students must maintain an 80% (or SGPA of 3.50) in their first year and 85% (or SGPA of 3.67) in their second and subsequent years.
Departmental Awards
At the end of each academic year (after final exams-April) students are automatically considered for scholarship however students should check with their department/school to see whether a separate application is required. 
Bursaries
Granted to a student with demonstrated financial need which is determined by the Scholarship and Financial Assistance Office. Applicants must also be maintaining satisfactory academic progress in their program of study.
 
The University has a limited amount of money available each year to be awarded to needy and deserving students in the form of bursaries. The money has been provided by individuals and organizations specifically to provide financial assistance to needy students who are performing satisfactorily in an academic program as full‑time undergraduates. Applications will not be considered unless the applicant is registered as a full‑time undergraduate student. In addition, the applicant must have explored all other possible sources of financial assistance such as parental or other family support, Canada Student Loan, State Loan, Higher Education Loan Plan, etc. Click the Bursary and Loan link located on the left-hand side for more information and access to the application form.
Scholar-Bursaries
Awarded primarily on the basis of both academic achievement and demonstrated financial need (dependent on Canada or US loans to fund their education).
Awards and Prizes
Awarded based on a wide spectrum of donor determined criteria which may be limited to specific programs or activities.