Scholarships and 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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Arts and Technology Award

Award of up to $6,500 | Eligibility: Arts, Computer Science

Established in 2019 by an appreciative Acadia alumnus, this award is granted to a full-time student preferably from Nova Scotia, with a double major in Computer Science and the Faculty of Arts. The award recognizes the importance of multiple disciplines in the pursuit of a more holistic view of technology, and is renewable with consideration for academic excellence and financial need. This award will begin in the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Augusta Ada Single Parent Award

Award | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Computer Science, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Augusta Ada Single Parent Award is available to a needy single parent who is in receipt of benefits from the Nova Scotia Department of Social Services or receiving similar benefits from another source. The eligible student must be taking at least four credits and have a minimum A­ (80%) average. Preference is given to women in computer science. The award is provided by Alumni and Friends in honour of the contributions of Augusta Ada in the field of computer science as the world's first computer programmer.

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