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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Frank Hughes Memorial Award

Award | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music Therapy, Current 3rd year

The Frank Hughes Memorial Award is granted on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Music to a Bachelor of Music Therapy student in their third year of study demonstrating financial need. Preference will be given to students with an expressed desire to work with individuals coping with mental health disorders.

The award was established in 2021 in loving memory of Frank by his niece and sister, Miyako Shima and Eve Hughes. Frank studied at Royal Holloway College (University of London, B.Music) and was a brilliant violinist and pianist who traveled the world playing music and shared his passion through his album “Life Is Nothing Without Music”. Frank was a strong advocate for music therapy as a powerful recovery tool for those with mental health issues.

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