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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Alfred D. Arthurs Scholar-Bursaries

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Chemistry, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering first year

The Alfred D. Arthurs Scholar-Bursaries in Chemistry are awarded annually to students who have declared a major in chemistry on the basis of scholastic achievement and financial need. The scholar-bursaries are available to entering and continuing students. The scholar-bursaries were established by Alfred D. Arthurs, a member of the graduating class of 1929.

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Anthony A. Smith Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Arts, Professional Studies, Pure and Applied Science, International student

As a student at Acadia, Anthony Smith rose as a leader amid his peers in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on campus and was known to hold great affection for his alma mater. After graduation and upon returning to the Bahamas, he devoted his spare time to the development of the country’s youth, mentoring them through sport and in organizations such as Junior Achievement, often doing pro bono training with students preparing for accounting certification. Anthony sought no recognition for his contribution to his fellow Bahamians, but was known to be quietly generous with those in need. As an act of gratitude and respect – and to follow his example – his friends and fellow Acadia alumni have established the Anthony A. Smith BBA ‘01 Scholar-Bursary as a memorial tribute. The scholar-bursary, valued at $1,000 annually, will be awarded to a Bahamian student in full-time study in any discipline at Acadia who demonstrates both academic achievement and/or promise and financial need.

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Anthony G. Fanok Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science

The Anthony G. Fanok Scholar-Bursary is awarded on a renewable basis to an entering or returning student in the Faculty of Science with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to a student graduating from a high school in Canada with an interest in athletic activities. The endowed scholar-bursary was established in 2005 by Anthony G. Fanok, BSC '63.

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Arthur Owen Hickson Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science

The Arthur Owen Hickson Scholar-Bursary in Computer Science is awarded annually to one or more students in a Bachelor of Science degree program on the basis of financial need and academic performance. It may be awarded to entering or in-course students. The scholar-bursary has been made possible through a bequest from the late Dorothy B. Hickson of Saint John, New Brunswick in memory of her brother, Arthur Owen Hickson (BA '21).

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