Scholarships and 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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Cathy Patton-Chisholm Memorial Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Entering final Year

The Cathy Patton-Chisholm Memorial Bursary Award was established in 2019 by the Chisholm family. The recipient shall be a student in their graduating year of any program. The student must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Cathy Patton-Chisholm was a mature student who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002. She was very proud of her accomplishment, and firmly believed that everyone should have an education in order to build a solid foundation for their future. She greatly appreciated the help that Acadia gave her children during their time at Acadia, and because of her kind and helpful nature, wanted to make sure other students were taken care of in the same way.

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Chancellor Libby Burnham Scholarship

Scholarship of up to $2,000 | Eligibility: Arts, Entering final Year

The Chancellor Libby Burnham Scholarship in the Faculty of Arts is awarded annually to a student entering their final year of an undergraduate degree program in the Faculty. The scholarship will be awarded to a student in recognition of their contributions to the Arts in their field of study, academics, as determined by the previous year’s marks and on the basis of an interview and the submission of a representative piece of work or works, which will be reviewed by an examining committee. Dr. Libby Burnham was the 6th Chancellor of Acadia University. She graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts and went on to become a lawyer. The award is provided by the Associated Alumni of Acadia University.

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