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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Canadian Society for Chemistry Silver Medal

Medal | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Chemistry, Current 3rd year

The Chemical Institute of Canada has established a medal of recognition to be awarded annually to the third­ year student who has the best record in chemistry (including physics and mathematics) and continues into the fourth year at Acadia University.

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Charles Ronald Gower Memorial Award

Award | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Chemistry, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Environmental Geoscience, Environmental Science, Geology, Physics, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Charles Ronald Gower Memorial Award is available annually to a deserving student in the physical sciences. The endowment was provided from the estate of Harriet Agnes (Allen) Gower 1898­1988, whose husband Charles Ronald Gower, and daughter Mary Carolyn Gower, graduated from Acadia in 1929 and 1960 respectively.

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Chester W Small Scholar-Bursary in Chemistry

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Chemistry, Entering first year, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

The Chester W. Small Scholar-Bursary in Chemistry. Established in 2015 by Brian Matheson, Class of 1963, in honour of Dr. Chester W. Small, Professor of Chemistry at Acadia, 1926-1966. To be awarded to an entering full-time student from the Maritimes majoring in Chemistry who has shown outstanding academic promise at high school level and has demonstrated financial need. Valued at $10,000, to defray the cost of tuition, fees, and other expenses. Renewable, for a maximum of four years of funding subject to continued enrolment as a full-time student and maintenance of an 80% average.

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Chester W. Small Scholarship in Chemistry

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Chemistry, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year

The Chester W. Small Scholarship in Chemistry is provided by alumni, students and friends of Dr. Small who was a member of the Chemistry Department from 1926 to 1966 and Head from 1957 to 1966. It is awarded annually on recommendation of the Department to a student entering third or fourth year of undergraduate study in the B.Sc. in Chemistry and who has completed with distinction twelve hours of study in chemistry at the 2000 level or above in the previous year.

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