Scholarships & Financial Assistance

With education costs on the rise, enhancing student assistance is a top priority for Acadia. Each year, we award more than $4 million to students in the form of scholarships, scholar-bursaries, bursaries, awards, and prizes. By maintaining a strong scholarship and financial assistance program, we are able to attract, retain and support our students.

As a donor to scholarships and financial assistance, you can direct your gift toward: general award funds or awards for specific departments, faculties, research, or athletic teams; any existing named awards; or you can create a personal legacy by establishing a named award yourself. By supporting scholarships and financial assistance, you can help to ensure access to all of the rewards of an Acadia education.

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MacNeill Scholar-Bursaries

Scholar-Bursary of up to $8,000 | Eligibility: Canada, Entering first year, USA

The MacNeill Scholar-Bursaries, valued at $8,000 each, are awarded to Canadian or American students entering full-time study at Acadia in any discipline. A total of 20 students may receive these scholar-bursaries in any given year. The scholarships are renewable for four years, or until graduation, subject to maintaining an average of 80%.

The MacNeill Scholar-Bursaries were made possible through the kindness and generosity of alumni H. Gordon MacNeill, BA '48 DCL '87 DD (Knox College), Barbara McLellan MacNeill BA '50, and Janice MacNeill BSH ’76.

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