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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David and Shirley McEwen Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Chemistry

The DAVID AND SHIRLEY MCEWEN SCHOLAR-BURSARY will be awarded annually to an entering or returning student in the Faculty of Science at Acadia University on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students majoring in Chemistry.

This scholar-bursary has been funded by Dr. David J. McEwen (BSCH Acadia, 1952; PhD Purdue, 1957).

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Dr. Ernest Hayes International Student Scholarship

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

The Dr. Ernest Hayes International Student Scholarship is awarded annually to the most promising international student entering the second year of a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) program.

The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Abdullah K Kirumira in recognition of Dr. Hayes’ notable encouragement of international students studying chemistry; particularly those from developing countries.

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