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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David Vernon Memorial Award

Award of up to $195 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music, Current 2nd year

The David Vernon Memorial Award is granted annually to a second­ year student enrolled in the School of Music, or this may be for $100 to each of two students. The award is based on participation in the Music Club activities during the students first year, academic standing and financial need.

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Doctor Don Wright Awards in Music

Award of up to $1,650 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music

The Doctor Don Wright Awards in Music were permanently established in December 1979 by Dr. Don Wright of Toronto, an eminent Canadian musician and scholar. There are two annual awards of $1650 each; one in practical instrumental arranging, the other in vocal music education.

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Dr. Leverett DeV. Chipman Scholarships

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

The Dr. Leverett DeV. Chipman Scholarships, provided for from the Estate of Dr. L. DeV. Chipman (B.A. Acadia, 1903), are available each year as in-course support for superior academic students who have completed at least one year at Acadia. One must be awarded to a music student majoring in piano or violin.

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