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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Scholarship of up to $225 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Current 2nd year
The D. F. Higgins Scholarship in Mathematics was established by the late Mr. George F. Higgins of Pasadena, California, in memory of his father, the late Professor D.F. Higgins of Acadia University. This scholarship will be awarded to that second year student who has made the highest average in mathematics during the first and second years and continues in mathematics during the junior and senior years.
Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The David and Charlotte Haley Mathematics Scholarship. This scholarship honours the memory of Dr. K.D.C. Haley and his wife Charlotte. Dr. Haley was a member of the Mathematics Department from 1947 until 1980, and Head of the Department for most of that period. He had an outstanding reputation as a teacher and champion of student rights. The scholarships are awarded to mathematics majors on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Research Studentship of up to $5,000 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Pursuing an Honours Research Project
Established in 2019 through a generous gift from the Estate of Donald Hall, the Donald and Evelyn Hall Science Research Studentships are awarded annually to a continuing full-time student pursuing an honours research project in the following programs in alternating years: Engineering and Mathematics. One Hall Research Studentship will be awarded each year. Value: up to $5,000.
Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Douglas and Frances Snow Scholarship in mathematics, provided through the generosity of the Snows, is awarded to a third or fourth year mathematics major on recommendation of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Dr. Douglas Snow (BSc Acadia, 1943; MA 1946; MSc Brown, 1952; PhD Queen's 1956) spent his career in the classrooms of academies and universities of the region and joined the staff of the mathematics department at Acadia in 1947, retiring in 1983. Frances Snow (BA Acadia, 1952; MEd Acadia, 1966) spent her career as a teacher in Yarmouth and Wolfville.
Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics
The Dr. Dawson G. Fulton Mathematics Bursary is awarded annually, on the basis of financial need, to a returning student in a Bachelor of Science degree program who has declared a major in Mathematics and Statistics. This award was established by the family of Dr. Dawson G. Fulton (Acadia ’29) as a memorial to their father.
Scholarship of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics
Established in 2017 by Dr. Robert Hiscott in memory of Dr. Eleanor Chu (’80, ’81), this scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduate students of high academic standing enrolled in a Mathematics or Physics degree program.
Born in 1950 in Taiwan, Eleanor Chu received her BSc in Agricultural Chemistry (1973) from the National Taiwan University. She then pursued studies in Physics and Mathematics at Acadia, earning a BSc (’80) and a MSc in Mathematics (’81). Further graduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo saw her receive a MMath (1984) and PhD (1988). Dr. Chu’s academic career began at the University of Waterloo (1988-1991) and continued at the University of Guelph (1991-2008) where she was promoted to Full Professor in 2001.
Dr. Chu was particularly grateful and appreciative for the wonderful, inspiring mentorship received from the faculty of Acadia University, especially Professor Fred Chipman who introduced her to the field of numerical analysis and supervised her MSc thesis
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