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.
Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Music, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Olsen Memorial Scholarship (Piano) is available on recommendation of the Director of the School of Music to a piano student in year two, three or four of a music degree. The scholarship was provided by the Estate of Florence Olsen in memory of her husband Herman (D.D., Acadia, 1953); additional funds have been provided by family members.
Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Entering first year
Ottawa Alumni Scholar-Bursary. Established in 2014 by Acadia Alumni from Ottawa, to be awarded to an entering student from the Ottawa region who demonstrates school and community involvement. Preference for students with an 80% average and financial need.