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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Charles L. Fillmore Bursary

Bursary of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Education

Established in 2014 by Elizabeth Fillmore Etter (Class of 1951) in honour of her father, Charles L. Fillmore (Class of 1925). To be granted to (an) undergraduate student(s) with demonstrated financial need in the School of Education. (Value: $1,000)

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Charlotte Burditt Sutherland Memorial Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Education, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year

The Charlotte Burditt Sutherland Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually. One will be given on recommendation of the Director of the School of Education to a superior student who aspires to a career in special education. Preference will be given to a student with financial need. One will be given at the discretion of the Scholarship, Prizes and Awards Committee to an entering student, including an applicant entering as a mature student.The two scholarships are in memory of Charlotte Burditt Sutherland (B.A. Acadia, 1961; B.Ed., 1962), who by her involvement with Acadia University and her concern for people, showed a lifetime commitment to disadvantaged members of society. The scholarships were established and made available through the generosity of family, friends and the Class of 1961.

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Clive and Cindy Waugh Award

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Arts, Professional Studies, Pure and Applied Science, Community Development, Education, Kinesiology, Psychology, Sociology, Graduate

Established in 2020 by Cynthia and Clive Waugh (’79), the Cindy and Clive Waugh Award recognizes the work of a graduate student in Community Development, Education, Kinesiology, Psychology, or Sociology, whose research will lead to new knowledge or practices toward improving the lives of individuals experiencing developmental challenges. Mature students with work experience are preferred. The recipient will be chosen by the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in consultation with two Faculty Deans. Value: $1,000

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