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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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