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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Acadia Women’s Hockey Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2015 by friends of the women’s ice hockey team, this bursary is awarded annually to a member of the women’s hockey team in recognition of financial need. The recipient has a solid academic record and shows dedication to her team and community.

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Alexander L. Anderson Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry

The Alexander L. Anderson Bursary. The late Mrs. A. L. Anderson of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, has left to the University an amount sufficient to yield $3800 per year which is to be used to assist students of superior ability in need of help who are majoring in chemistry or biology, preferably, but not necessarily, those who are looking forward to medicine.

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Alumni Bursary - Valley Branch

Bursary | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Alumni Bursary – Valley Branch will be awarded to two entering students with demonstrated financial need from high schools in the Annapolis Valley. Preference will be given to students with a direct Acadia alumni connection (son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter).

These awards were established in 2009 and have been provided from the proceeds of the Annual Acadia Alumni Golf Tournament held in the Annapolis Valley.

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Amelia Black Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Amelia Black Bursary. A fund bequeathed by the late Miss Amelia Black provides $30 to be used to assist some needy student in the School of Music

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AUFA Student Bursaries


The AUFA STUDENT BURSARY will be awarded annually to an Acadia University student who exhibits financial need. Preference will be given to an immediate family member (child or spouse) of any unionized employee (not limited to Acadia University unions).

The bursary was established in 2007 by the Acadia University Faculty Association.

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