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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C.R. Raefe Douthwaite Memorial Scholar-Bursary

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C.R. Raefe Douthwaite Memorial Scholar-Bursary

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C.R. Raefe Douthwaite Memorial Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Nova Scotia

The C.R. Raefe Douthwaite is awarded on a renewable basis to students in good academic standing who have graduated from a Nova Scotia high school and have financial need.

Raefe Douthwaire was a distinguished military and RCMP officer. This award has been generously established through an estate gift from his wife Jen M. Douthwaite to honour the memory of her late husband.

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Caleb Rand Bill Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Current 1st year

The Caleb Rand Bill Scholarship being an amount of $280 is awarded annually to the student resident in Kings County, Nova Scotia, who shows all round diligence and ability during their first year.

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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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Canadian Society for Chemistry Silver Medal

Prize | Eligibility: 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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Canadian Studies

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Canadian Studies

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Carl and Miriam Beals Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Pure and Applied Science

The Carl and Miriam Beals Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually from the Estate of Carlyle Smith Beals (B.A. Acadia, 1919; M.A., Toronto, 1923; Ph.D., Imperial College of Science and Technology, London Un., 1926; D.Sc., London, 1934; (hon.) D.Sc., Acadia 1948) and Miriam Bancroft Beals (Acadia Ladies Sem. 1922). It is awarded in alternate years to a continuing student in fine arts and a student in the general field of science on recommendation of the Dean of Arts and Dean of Pure and Applied Science respectively.

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Carl J. Sanders Memorial Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Carl J. Sanders Memorial Scholarships. (a) The late Carl J. Sanders of Toronto provided an endowment sufficient to permit the award of two scholarships of $1500, one of $1200 and two of $1000. These scholarships are awarded each year to students entering the freshman class and each is renewable for up to four years. (b) Two non renewable scholarships of $1000 each are awarded each year from the same endowment to entering freshman students.

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Carl M. Ogilvie Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Nova Scotia

The Carl M. Ogilvie Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually to an entering student from Kings County, Nova Scotia on the basis of financial need and academic performance. The scholar-bursary was established in 1998 by Dr. Kelvin Ogilvie (Acadia '63) in memory of his father.

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Catherine Stanley Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics

Established in 2017, this scholarship honours the memory of Dr. Catherine Stanley, a member of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics from 2002 until 2015. In recognition of Catherine’s love of mathematics, the scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated joy and enthusiasm in learning and teaching mathematics and statistics. Recognized for outstanding academic achievement, the recipient will also have demonstrated excellence as a department Teaching Assistant. The scholarship is awarded to mathematics majors on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Catherine Stanley received awards and accolades for her achievements in mathematics throughout her elementary and secondary school years in Ontario and Australia. This continued through her three degrees at the University of Toronto. Catherine had a deep love of the absolute and outright perfection which exists within mathematics. In her words, “Teaching math at Acadia University was a career I never planned, but I found great joy in teaching. I loved my students. All of them. From first year Intro Stats to third year Number Theory. Thank you all for the honour of working with you.”

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Catherine Stanley Memorial Scholarship

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Catherine Stanley Memorial Scholarship

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Cathy Patton-Chisholm Memorial Bursary

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Cathy Patton-Chisholm Memorial Bursary

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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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Cecil H. and Elizabeth C. Kennedy Memorial Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Latin, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year

The Cecil H. and Elizabeth C. Kennedy Memorial Scholarships. Several scholarships to a total value of $10,425 are awarded annually to students entering their second or subsequent year in the Bachelor of Arts program who in the previous year have attained a high overall average and first­class standing in either Greek or Latin. In years when there is an insufficient number of candidates who meet all criteria for the award, the scholarships may be awarded to other meritorious students in the Faculty of Arts on the recommendation of the Dean.

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Cecil Patterson Blakeley Business Administration Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering first year

The Cecil Patterson Blakeley Business Administration Scholarship will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Business to students entering or returning to the School of Business. Awards will be made to students who have demonstrated leadership qualities and an interest in community activities.This endowed scholarship was established in 2008 with an estate gift from Shirley Alice Blakeley (LMU, BM Acadia 1949, 1950).

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Centennial Class Scholarship (Class of 1938)

Scholarship

The Centennial Class Scholarship (Class of 1938). A scholarship of $2035 which is the interest on a fund established by the Class in 1984. The scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy student who has completed at least one year of study at Acadia and who is in need. At the discretion of the Scholarship Committee, two scholarships of equal value may be awarded.

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CFUW Wolfville Award

Award | Eligibility: Arts, Women's and Gender Studies

The CFUW Wolfville Award will be awarded with preference to a student majoring or minoring in Women’s and Gender studies or who is enrolled in one of the three core courses of the program. The recipient will be chosen based on submission and presentation to an adjudication committee of a scholarly project on a topic related to Women’s and Gender Studies.

This award was established by the Canadian Federation of University Women, Nova Scotia in July 2005.

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Chambers Memorial Bursary

Bursary

The Chambers Memorial Bursary of $240, being the interest on a sum of money bequeathed as a memorial by the late Ellen D. Chambers in memory of her daughter, Annie E. Chambers, A.L.S., is to be awarded to a needy and deserving female student.

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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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Charity Maria and Samuel MacKeen Bursary

Bursary

The Charity Maria and Samuel MacKeen Bursary An endowment yielding $200 has been given to the University by Mrs. Margaret Ann MacKeen MacKechnie (Acadia Ladies Seminary, 1896) in memory of her parents. The interest is to be used to provide aid to financially needy students.

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Charles A. Eaton Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Charles A. Eaton Memorial Scholarship of $3608 ($902 a year for up to four years) endowed by the late Senator W. H. Dennis in recognition of the long and eminent public service of the Hon. Charles A. Eaton.

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Charles Aubrey Eaton Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Charles Aubrey Eaton Scholarship of $1900 ($475 a year for up to four years) endowed by the late Charles A. Eaton, LL.D. (Acadia, 1890).

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Charles Edward (4), the Jane Elizabeth (4) and the William Leslie (4) Patterson Entrance Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Charles Edward (4), the Jane Elizabeth (4) and the William Leslie (4) Patterson Entrance Scholarships, each valued at $8452 ($2113 annually for four years), are awarded each year. These scholarships have been provided through a legacy of the late Dr. W.L. Patterson, one of Acadia's distinguished alumni (Class of 1902).

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Charles Elmer Stevens Memorial Bursary

Bursary

The Charles Elmer Stevens Memorial Bursary is awarded annually to a student who is in need of financial assistance. Preference will be given to a student from the Moncton, New Brunswick area. The bursary is made possible by an endowment received from the late Edna Doris Taylor of Halifax, Nova Scotia in memory of her late husband, Mr. Stevens (B.Sc. 1937) commemorating his fondness for Acadia University.

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Charles L. Fillmore Bursary

Bursary of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Education

Established in 2014 by Elizabeth Fillmore Etter (Class of 1951) in honour of her father, Charles L. Fillmore (Class of 1925). To be granted to (an) undergraduate student(s) with demonstrated financial need in the School of Education. (Value: $1,000)

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Charles Lewis Rettie Memorial Bursaries

Bursary | Eligibility: Nova Scotia

The CHARLES LEWIS RETTIE MEMORIAL BURSARIES are awarded annually to students from Colchester County, Nova Scotia.

These bursaries are made possible through a bequest from the estate of Charles Lewis Rettie (Acadia Class of ’33) of Bronx, New York.

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Charles Roderick Brophy Award in History

Award | Eligibility: Arts, History

The Charles Roderick Brophy Award in History. Established in 2013 by Rod and Lynda Morrison in memory of Lynda's father. To be awarded to a student majoring in History who combines outstanding academic achievement with demonstrated commitment to volunteer service and/or the enrichment of campus life.

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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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Charles Woodbury Williams Scholarship in English

Scholarship of up to $730 | Eligibility: Arts, English, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Charles Woodbury Williams Scholarship in English of the value of $730 is to be awarded at the discretion of the English Department. Normally priority will be given to an honours student of outstanding ability, but failing such, the scholarship may be awarded to a major student of exceptional promise.

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Charlotte Burditt Sutherland Memorial Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Education, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year

The Charlotte Burditt Sutherland Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually. One will be given on recommendation of the Director of the School of Education to a superior student who aspires to a career in special education. Preference will be given to a student with financial need. One will be given at the discretion of the Scholarship, Prizes and Awards Committee to an entering student, including an applicant entering as a mature student.The two scholarships are in memory of Charlotte Burditt Sutherland (B.A. Acadia, 1961; B.Ed., 1962), who by her involvement with Acadia University and her concern for people, showed a lifetime commitment to disadvantaged members of society. The scholarships were established and made available through the generosity of family, friends and the Class of 1961.

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Chemistry

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Chemistry (Graduate)

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Chemistry (Graduate)

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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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Chipman Silver Medal

Medal | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science

The Chipman Silver Medal is awarded annually at Spring Convocation to the graduating student from the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science whose overall average is closest to that of the Governor General's medallist. The medal was established in 1986 in recognition of the many contributions made by the Chipman family to Acadia and especially to honour the memory of Richard Leverett DeVeber Chipman (B.A. Acadia, 1903; M.A., 1904; M.D.C.M. McGill, 1908).

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Chipman/Rose Memorial Award

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Arts, Professional Studies, Pure and Applied Science, Nova Scotia

Established in 2016 by friends and family of Lynn Chipman (’07) and Kim Rose (’87), this entrance award is granted to a full-time female student from the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Value: $1,000.

Lynn Chipman had a 33-year career at Acadia in Technology Services, finishing as Manager of Information Systems. She earned a Certificate and Diploma in Business, Certificate in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration during that time. She was an endearing and supportive co-worker, a leader within her team.

Kim Rose joined Computing Services in 1991 after receiving a Bachelor of Computer Science from Acadia. Eventually she became Director of User Support and later, Director of Open Acadia. Kim left her mark on Acadia, ensuring that students received top-notch technology support and that her co-workers were provided every opportunity to be successful.

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Chipman/Rose Memorial Award

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Chipman/Rose Memorial Award

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Chris Peyton Hockey Award

Award of up to $5,000 | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2018 by Chris Peyton. The recipient should be in good academic standing, display positive team leadership qualities as well as good citizenship with the community. Chris was a member of the hockey Axemen from 1995 to 2000 and a member of the University Cub championship team in 1996. To be awarded annually to a returning men's varsity hockey player.

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Christine Webber Award in Music

Award | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music

The Christine Webber Award in Music is awarded annually on recommendation of the Director of the School of Music to a student registered in that School who shows promise in brass and instrumental music education. The award is provided by the late Ernest Webber, friend of Acadia, in honour of his goddaughter, Christine Webber who graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education in 1984.

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Clara Marshall Raymond Scholarships

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The Clara Marshall Raymond Scholarships. Funds were originally provided by Miss Mary Raymond of New York City in memory of her mother, Mrs. Clara Marshall Raymond, the first woman graduate of Acadia (Class of 1884). Additional funds were provided during the one hundredth anniversary of the graduation of the first woman from Acadia. Two scholarships of $1475 each are awarded to women at the end of year three for support in year four. Recipients must have superior academic records and show qualities of good character and leadership.

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Clara McLearn Blakeley Music Scholarship

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

The Clara McLearn Blakeley Music Scholarship will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Music to students entering or returning to the School of Music. Awards will be made to students who have demonstrated leadership qualities and an interest in community activities. This endowed scholarship was established in 2008 with an estate gift from Shirley Alice Blakeley (LMU, BM Acadia 1949, 1950).

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Clarence R. Dunlap Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary

The Clarence R. Dunlap Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually to an entering or returning student on the basis of financial need and academic performance. The scholar-bursary is made possible through the generosity of Clarence R. Dunlap (CAS Acadia '26) of Victoria, BC.

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Clarke K. McLeod Pre Medical Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pre-Med

The Clarke K. McLeod Pre Medical Scholarships are provided from the Estate of Dr. Clarke Kenneth McLeod (B.A. Acadia, 1922; M.D., C.M. McGill, 1927) of Millstream, New Brunswick, and Montreal, Quebec. The scholarships are available to selected students who have completed at least one year of study at Acadia, are registered full time in a Bachelor's degree program following the premedical program prescribed by McGill University, are registered in a full course load and maintaining an average of at least 80 percent on all courses with no grade less than 70 percent. The scholarships may be extended to the period of attendance at McGill University on the basis of satisfactory progress.

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Class of '43 Memorial Award

Award | Eligibility: Arts, Theatre, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering first year

The Class of '43 Memorial Award is given annually on recommendation of the Director of the Theatre Studies program to a superior student, new or returning, who is in need of money. The award is in memory of class members who died in World War II: Sidney Ford, Thomas Henry, John Lawson, John Lavine, and J. Douglas MacNearney.

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Class of '64 Kirkconnell Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Current 2nd year

The Class of '64 Kirkconnell Scholarship was established in 2014 on the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1964 and in memory of their honorary class member Dr. Watson Kirkconnell, President of Acadia University 1948-1964. Awarded to a returning full-time student in any program in recognition of academic excellence and financial need. This scholarship is an amalgamation of the former Class of ’64 Scholarship and the Kirkconnell Scholarship.

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Class of '67 Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Class of '67 Memorial Scholarship is currently awarded each year to a superior student in the second or subsequent year of a baccalaureate program, in memory of deceased members of the class.

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Class of '68 and '58 Bursary

Bursary

On the occasion of their 50th and 60th anniversary reunions, the classes of 1968 and 1958 joined their class funds to establish an endowed bursary with is available to any full-time student in any program who demonstrates financial need.

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Class of 1892 Scholarship

Scholarship

The Class of 1892 Scholarship. The Class of 1892 contributed a sum to provide $40 which will be given annually to the student who makes the highest average in the junior year.

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Class of 1905 Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Current 2nd year

The Class of 1905 Scholarship. The Class of 1905 has established an annual scholarship of $80 to be awarded to the second year student in Arts who has made the highest average in the first year.

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Class of 1907 Essay Prize

Prize of up to $40 | Eligibility: Arts, English, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Class of 1907 Essay Prize. The Class of 1907, by an endowed gift, has established an essay prize of the annual value of $40. This prize will be awarded each year to the student enrolled in English 1006 in the winter session who, in the opinion of the Department of English, has written the best regularly required class essay.

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Class of 1919 Music Award

Award of up to $1,030 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Class of 1919 Music Award. This award will be made on recommendation of the music faculty to a student in the School of Music whose work indicates musical promise. The value of the award will depend on the funds available, and it is to be used to further the students' musical education.

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Class of 1922 Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Current 3rd year

The Class of 1922 Memorial Scholarship. A scholarship of $1250 awarded annually to a needy student entering their final year of undergraduate study.

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Class of 1923 Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Class of 1923 Scholarship ($700) is the interest on a fund established by the Class of 1923. The scholarship is awarded to an entering student on the basis of academic merit.

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Class of 1924 Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Music, Entering first year

The Class of 1924 Scholarship. Two scholarships of $1400 which represents the interest on a fund established by the Class of 1924. The scholarships are awarded to entering students on the basis of academic merit. Preference will be given to a student in music.

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Class of 1929 Music Scholarships

Scholarship of up to $1,260 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering first year

The Class of 1929 Music Scholarships. Established by the Class of 1929 on the occasion of their fortieth anniversary, the scholarships in the amount of $1260 are to be awarded annually to entering students or students already enrolled in the School of Music who, in the opinion of the University, have given evidence of outstanding academic ability and musical talent.

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Class of 1932 Bursary

Bursary

The Class of 1932 Bursary was established in 1982 to provide assistance to needy students. Approximately $2720 is available annually from this fund.

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Class of 1933 Fiftieth Reunion Scholarship

Scholarship of up to $1,535 | Eligibility: Arts, Athletics, Divinity, Interdisciplinary Studies, Professional Studies, Pure and Applied Science, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Class of 1933 Fiftieth Reunion Scholarship of $1535 is awarded annually to a post first­year student in any faculty or school who has demonstrated academic excellence and displays qualities of leadership by participation in drama, music, athletics and/or community or student activities.

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Class of 1937 Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Class of 1937 Scholarship ($2950) is the interest on a fund established by the Class of 1937. The award is made as a renewable entrance scholarship and is available every third or fourth year.

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Class of 1939 Memorial Bursary

Bursary

The Class of 1939 Memorial Bursary is annually awarded to a needy student who is achieving at the scholarship level. Its value is at least $500. The Fund recognizes those members of the Class who have passed away, one of whom was the Life President, Ralph H. Fitch.

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Class of 1940 Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Class of 1940 Memorial Scholarship ($3735) was established by the Class of '40 to be awarded as a renewable entrance scholarship.

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Class of 1941 Bursary

Bursary

The Class of 1941 Bursary. From a fund contributed by the Class of 1941, a bursary of $40 is to be paid to a worthy and needy Arts or Science student in the senior year. It is hoped that such beneficiaries will return this grant as soon as possible in order that the principal sum may be replenished and maintained.

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Class of 1941 Entrance Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Class of 1941 Entrance Scholarships were established by that class in 1981. Two renewable entrance scholarships of $1840 are available every third or fourth year to selected highly qualified entrants for up to four years.

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Class of 1945 Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Class of 1945 Bursary was established on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the Class to provide assistance to needy students with preference given to those in first year. Approximately $1955 is available from the fund each year.

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Class of 1947 Golden Anniversary Bursary

Bursary

The Class of 1947 Golden Anniversary Bursary is annually awarded to a mature student (25 years of age or older) in their first undergraduate degree who has completed at least one year of full-time study at Acadia with standing at the “B” (70%) level or above and who can demonstrate significant financial need. When deemed appropriate, the bursary may be equally divided between two worthy candidates. A recipient may be chosen for the same award in subsequent years. The bursary represents the goal of a long term project by members of the Class of 1947.

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Class of 1950 Bursary

Bursary

The Class of 1950 Bursary is awarded annually to an entering student who has demonstrated financial need. The endowed bursary was established in 2005 through the generosity of the Class of 1950.

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Class of 1951 Golden Jubilee Fund

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Class of 1951 Golden Jubilee Fund

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Class of 1951 Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Class of 1951 Scholarship is the interest on a fund established by the Class of 1951 which is awarded as a renewable entrance scholarship every third or fourth year. Preference will be given to a student with a disability as defined by the Canadian Rehabilitation Council for the Disabled.

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Class of 1952 Marsh Quadrant Support Fund

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Class of 1952 Marsh Quadrant Support Fund

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Class of 1953 Bursary

Bursary

The Class of 1953 Bursary annually provides funding for needy students who are making satisfactory academic progress someone who achieves good results through hard work and dedication and needs financial help. The bursary was established in 1988 at the 35th reunion of the Class of '53.

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Class of 1954 Scholarship

Scholarship

The Class of 1954 Scholarship provides approximately $1595 to a superior student who has completed at least one year of study at Acadia. Funds for the scholarship were provided by the Class of 1954. The scholarship is awarded annually on a non renewable basis.

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Class of 1955 Entrance Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Class of 1955 Entrance Bursary is awarded annually to an entering student who has demonstrated financial need. The endowed bursary was established in 2005 through the generosity of the Class of 1955.

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Class of 1956 Bursary

Bursary of up to $3,500

Established on the occasion of their 60th anniversary of graduation, the Class of 1956 Bursary, is to be distributed to a returning student in the second term of study.

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Class of 1957 Bursary

Bursary of up to $2,500 | Eligibility: Current 2nd year, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

A gift from the Class of 1957 on the occasion of their 50th anniversary reunion, and further defined with specific criteria at their 60th in 2017, this bursary is granted to a second year student from Atlantic Canada.

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Class of 1959 Memorial Entrance Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Class of 1959 Memorial Entrance Scholarship is awarded annually up to the amount of full tuition, to an entering student who is a direct descendant of an undergraduate member of the Class of 1959 in the context of child to parent to grandparent and so on. If there is no eligible descendent of the Class of 1959, the scholarship is open to any student demonstrating academic excellence. There will be only one award per year and preference will be given to a student studying at the undergraduate level.

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Class of 1960 - Tree and Bench

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Class of 1960 - Tree and Bench

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Class of 1960 Bursary

Bursary

The Class of 1960 Bursary is awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to a son/daughter, grandson/granddaughter, or nephew/niece of a member of the Class of 1960.

The endowed bursary was established in 2008 through the generosity of the Class of 1960.

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Class of 1962 Memorial Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Environmental and Sustainability Studies

The Class of 1962 Memorial Scholar-Bursaries are awarded annually to an entering student and a returning student in the Environmental and Sustainability (ESST) program who both aspire to a career in this field. Along with strong academic results and financial need, the recipients will have demonstrated an interest and commitment through activities/projects to sustain and protect the environment. The recipients will be chosen on the recommendation of the ESST Faculty Council.

These Scholar-Bursaries were established and made available through the generosity of the Class of 1962 as part of their 50th Reunion celebration, May 2012. They are dedicated to the memory of their classmates who have passed away since graduating from Acadia.

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Class of 1966 Memorial Bursary

Bursary

The Class of 1966 Memorial Bursary is awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to a son/daughter, a grandson/granddaughter, or a nephew/niece of a member of the Class of 1966. The endowed Bursary was established in 2005 through the generosity of the Class of 1966 in recognition of their classmates who are no longer with them.

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Class of 1969 Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Current 4th year

The Class of 1969 Bursary of $1085 is provided by the Class of 1969 and made available to a needy student in the final year of a first degree program. Preference will be given to a full-time mature student.

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Class of 1969 Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Current 2nd year

The Class of 1969 Memorial Scholarship, established by the Class of 1969 in memory of their deceased class members, is awarded annually to a second-year student based on academic achievement who is not in receipt of other university scholarship support.

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Class of 1976 Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Class of 1976 Scholarship ($945) was established on the occasion of the tenth Class anniversary and is awarded annually to a superior needy student in year two, three or four who has little or no other University financing.

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Class of 1977 Bursary

Bursary of up to $1,000

Established in 2017 on the 40th anniversary of the class of 1977, this bursary is awarded to a third or fourth year Canadian student in any full-time program in recognition of financial need and future potential to exemplify the Acadia spirit. The recipient is hardworking, focused, socially engaged, committed to excellence in their pursuits, and determined to gain every possible benefit from an Acadia education and to use that education to make a difference in the world.

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Class of ’68 and ’58 Bursary

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On the occasion of their 50th and 60th anniversary reunions, the classes of 1968 and 1958 joined their class funds to establish an endowed bursary which is available to any full-time student in any program who demonstrates financial need.

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Clayton E. Gardner Scholarship

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The Clayton E. Gardner Scholarship of $1015, being the interest on an endowment set up by Clayton E. Gardner, graduate of the Class of 1906, is awarded annually to a promising student of good character and a strong academic record entering the sophomore, junior or senior year.

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Clifford and Helena Oliver Bursaries

Bursary of up to $5,000 | Eligibility: Visible Minority, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

The Clifford and Helena Oliver Bursaries, valued at $5,000 annually and renewable, providing a maximum of four years of support per recipient, will be directed in particular to Canadian students preferably from Atlantic Canada or Ontario with demonstrated financial need who have shown exceptionality through a combination of volunteerism, leadership, citizenship, and character. One-third of the bursaries will be awarded to students from visible minority groups, particularly of African heritage.

Established in 2015 by The Joyce Foundation in honour of Ron Joyce’s friend, Senator Donald Oliver (’60), these bursaries memorialize Senator Oliver’s parents Clifford and Helena (White) Oliver, who built their lives around Acadia University as employees and friends to many students, faculty and community members.

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Clifford Wilson Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: English, History

The Clifford Wilson Scholarship is awarded annually to students in the Faculty of Arts majoring in History and/or English.

This endowed scholarship was established in 2006 with an estate gift from Mr. Clifford Wilson (BA, BED Acadia 1965, 1966).

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Clow Leadership Awards

Award | Eligibility: Athletics, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Clow Leadership Awards are awarded annually to members of the varsity Men’s Football Team who have been a member of the team at Acadia University for at least one year, are entering their second, third or fourth year of varsity eligibility, and have a minimum sessional grade point average of 3.0. Recipients shall strive for excellence in all facets of life and show exemplary leadership qualities including leadership in community activities and character, integrity, a passion to succeed, and courage. This award is made on the recommendation of the Director of Varsity Athletics and the Football Head Coach. This endowed award was established in 2007 by Mr. Don Clow (BBA Acadia, 1983).

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Colpitts Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Pure and Applied Science, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Colpitts Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student registered in the third or fourth year of a program leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The recipient will have demonstrated high academic achievement and qualities of leadership and personal integrity. Preference will be given to those interested in pursuing careers in human services and who have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is made possible through the thoughtful generosity of Athena Bell Colpitts and Reverend Robert Alder Colpitts, who both graduated from Acadia in 1934.

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Colville Awards

Award of up to $2,500 | Eligibility: Arts, Professional Studies, Pure and Applied Science

The Colville Awards are annually awarded on the recommendation of the Deans to a leading student in the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Professional Studies, and the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, who is entering the final year of an Honours program. Awards shall be made in May and may be used during the summer and the ensuing academic year.

The Colville Awards were established by the Board of Governors in 1991 to recognize the distinguished contribution of David Alexander Colville, CC, as Chancellor 1980-1991.

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Community Development

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Comparative Religion

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Comparative Religion

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Computer Science

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Computer Science (Graduate)

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Computer Science (Graduate)

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Connie MacNeil Athletics Awards

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

The Connie MacNeil Athletics Awards are awarded annually to two students on a varsity athletics team at Acadia University. The awards are on recommendation of the Director of Varsity Athletics.

The endowed award was established in 2007 by The John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation, in consultation with the MacNeil Family, to honour Mr. Conrad (Connie) MacNeil (BA Acadia 1952; BED Acadia 1953) who was one of John Bragg's teachers at Oxford Regional High School. Connie was a proud Acadia Axeman hockey player from 1949 - 1953. Since returning to the Wolfville area in 1964, Connie has been closely involved with Acadia as a part-time staff member, Alumni board member (2001-2003) and was the founding chairman of the Acadia Blueline Club.

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Conrad (Connie) MacNeil Memorial Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Athletics

The Conrad (Connie) MacNeil Memorial Scholar-Bursary, given annually, on the recommendation of the Director or Athletics, to a well-rounded student entering the second or subsequent year of study at Acadia University who has had a positive impact on the Acadia and Wolfville communities. The recipient will have demonstrated a high level of leadership as a member of an Acadia varsity sports team and through his or her volunteer contributions. Preference will be given to a student from New Brunswick who plays varsity hockey.

The scholar-bursary was established in June of 2013 by the generosity of Mr. John T. Clark, BSc '52, DCL '10 through the J.T. Clark Family Foundation Inc. of Fredericton, New Brunswick in support of undergraduate post-secondary education and in an effort to memorialize alumnus Conrad (Connie) MacNeil, BA '53, BEd '54.

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Constance Hayward Memorial Bursary

Bursary

The Constance Hayward Memorial Bursary provides financial support for needy students who are making satisfactory academic progress. Provision of this support reflects Ms. Hayward's lifelong interest in assisting worthy, needy students. Ms. Hayward (B.A. Acadia, 1927) was a specialist in international relations who served with the Federal Committee on Refugees from 1938 to 1948.

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Constance Hayward Scholarships in History

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, History, Current 4th year

The Constance Hayward Scholarships in History are awarded annually to students studying toward honours degrees in history. For students entering the final year of a program, funds may be accessed for the spring or summer and ensuing academic year. The scholarships are provided from the estate of Miss Constance Hayward (B.A., Acadia '27). Miss Hayward was a member of Acadia's Board of Governors from 1969-1982. The scholarships were previously available to students enrolled in graduate programs in history.

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Constance I. MacFarlane Book Prize in Marine Biology

Prize | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Constance I. MacFarlane Book Prize in Marine Biology is provided by Dr. MacFarlane who for twenty years taught a course in marine algae at Acadia while she was Director of the Seaweed Division of the Nova Scotia Research Foundation. The prize is awarded each spring on the recommendation of the Head of the Biology Department to a student with special interest and promise in the field of marine algae.

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Crawford Young Memorial Scholarship in Music (Organ)

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music

The Crawford Young Memorial Scholarship in Music was provided by Audrey Young in memory of her brother. It is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Music to a student majoring in organ, voice or piano with an interest in Church music.

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Creaser/Margeson Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Athletics, Professional Studies, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics

The Creaser/Margeson Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an entering or returning student participating in varsity athletics at Acadia. Preference may be given to a student entering a program in business, computer science, or economics.

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Crystal Hennigar Memorial Hockey Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2014 by Terry and Heather Hennigar. To be awarded to a returning varsity men’s hockey player who demonstrates caring and compassion for others and possesses a positive attitude. The recipient must be in good academic standing with a minimum 80% average and is a community role model. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with the head coach of the men’s hockey program. A new recipient will be chosen in each of the five years.

This award is in memory of an Acadia “hockey Mom & daughter”. Crystal’s father, Terry, was a member of the varsity men’s hockey team in the 1960s and her son Michael joined the program in 2013. Crystal was a true inspiration to her family, in particular her sons, Michael and Adam, and her many friends. Her legacy was putting others ahead of herself through kindness, respect and a positive attitude. Crystal lost her battle to cancer in 2014.

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Curtis H. and Margaret T. Chipman Achievement Awards

Award | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Current 3rd year

The Curtis H. and Margaret T. Chipman Achievement Awards are provided by Curtis H. Chipman (DCL Acadia, 1993), a friend and benefactor to Acadia. One award is presented annually to one or more premedical students in year three of the Bachelor of Science program in biology who have shown significant academic improvement in year two and show superior promise of success in and suitability for an M.D. program.

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Curtis H. and Margaret T. Chipman Achievement Awards

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

The Curtis H. and Margaret T. Chipman Achievement Awards are provided by Curtis H. Chipman (DCL Acadia, 1993), a friend and benefactor to Acadia. Two awards are presented to students in music; one to an entering student and one to a continuing performance student who is making excellent progress and promises to bring joy to those for whom she/he will perform.

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