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

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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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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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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