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.

U.B.W.M.U. Missionary Bursaries

Bursary

The U.B.W.M.U. Missionary Bursaries. In recognition of substantial gifts to Acadia by the U.B.W.M.U. in 1923 1928 and 1952 1957, bursaries to the value of $4000 a year are available, on nomination of the United Baptist Women's Missionary Union of the Maritime Provinces, to women students at least 20 years and not more than 30 years of age who have been accepted by the Union as prospective overseas or home missionaries. The bursaries are renewable on the nomination of the U.B.W.M.U.

University Entrance Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

Sixteen entrance scholarships valued at $4000 each ($1000 annually for up to four years) and eight at $6000 each ($1500 annually for up to four years) are awarded each year.

University Entrance Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

University Entrance Scholarships valued at $3500 ($875 annually for up to four years) are awarded each year in the following names: Harold B Colwell, Ingram B. Oakes, L.A. DeWolfe, F.W. Patterson, James McConnell, & Sterling.

University Medals

Medal | Eligibility: Art, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Classics, Community Development, Comparative Religion, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Environmental Geoscience, Environmental Science, French, Geology, German, History, Kinesiology, Mathematics and Statistics, Music, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Recreation Management, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre Studies, Women's and Gender Studies

Acadia University Bronze Medals will be awarded at each Spring Convocation to those graduating students who have the highest average in the following majors or disciplines, provided that they have a minimum "A" average in their major and a minimum average of "B" on the courses presented for their degree: Biology, Business Administration, Canadian Studies, Chemistry, Classics, Community Development, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Environmental Geoscience, Environmental Science, French, Geology, German, History, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Music, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies.

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.