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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Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Nova Scotia
Established in 2014 by alumnus Phillip Thorpe ('58) and his wife Barbara, to be awarded on a renewable basis to a entering full-time undergraduate student in the Faculty of Science. This student, from Nova Scotia, must demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.
Born in Wolfville, Phillip Thorpe grew up on a farm in Ross Corner, Nova Scotia and attended Acadia with his brother Ralph, where they roomed together for four years. After receiving his CAS and BSc (Math), Phil attended McGill for engineering and met and married Barbara, who was studying biochemistry. They moved to Calgary where Phil made his career with Shell.
The Birks Family Foundation Bursaries. The Birks Family Foundation has provided funds to be used as emergency funding for needy and deserving students whose contributions to society may prove significant if granted the opportunity to complete the course of study of their choice.
The Blanche Lehigh and Mansell Lehigh MacLean Bursaries in the sum of $525, being the interest on an endowment given by Mansell L. McLean, D.C.L. (B.A. Acadia, '24) of Larchmont, New York, in memory of his mother, a former dean of women, are to be awarded to women in residence.
The Blomidon Chapter No.68, Order of the Eastern Star Memorial Bursary is awarded annually to a student from Horton District High School (or its successor) who is entering the second term of the first year of studies and has demonstrated financial need. The bursary is made possible through the generosity of the Blomidon Chapter No.68, Order of the Eastern Star of Windsor, Nova Scotia.
The Board of Governors Family Bursaries. The Board of Governors of Acadia University will provide a bursary in the amount of $1000 per student in those cases in which there are three or more children from one family registered as full-time students in a program during the September to April academic year at the University, paying full fees and not holding major awards. Application will be received through the Financial Aid Office.
The Board of Governors Voluntary Service Bursary. Canadian citizens who are registered in a baccalaureate program of at least five credits may receive a tuition waiver in the year of study immediately following full-time voluntary service abroad with Crossroads International, C.U.S.O., C.I.D.A. or similar organizations. The period of service must be at least four months and must have been immediately prior to undertaking full time study at Acadia. The tuition waiver is available to those whose financial resources would otherwise not be sufficient to permit full time study.
Bursary | Eligibility: Business Administration
The Bruce A. Robinson Memorial Bursary is awarded annually to a returning student in the Bachelor of Business Administration program who has demonstrated financial need. The bursary was established in 2001 by the Robinson family in loving memory of Bruce A. Robinson, former professor in the School of Business Administration at Acadia.