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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Prize | Eligibility: Arts, English
The Department of English Honours Thesis Prize is awarded annually, on the recommendation of the English Department, to the graduating student who has submitted the best Honours Thesis.
Prize | Eligibility: History
The Dr. A. H. MacLean Prize in History is annually awarded on nomination by the Head of the History Department to the graduating honours student who has submitted the best Honours thesis. The prize honours the memory of Dr. A. Harry MacLean who was Head of the History Department from 1960 to 1980 and Dean of Arts from 1966 to 1975.
Prize | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Kinesiology, Current 4th year
The Dr. Hugh A. Noble Prize in Kinesiology was donated by Dr. Hugh A. Noble to be awarded on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology to an outstanding member in the graduating class who has demonstrated high academic ability, citizenship and sporting behaviour throughout their years of study.
Prize | Eligibility: Athletics
The Dr. J. Arnold Noble Memorial Prize is annually awarded, on recommendation of the Director of Athletics, to a superior senior student athlete who combines academic excellence and outstanding athletic performance in either basketball or football. The scholarship was established by Mrs. Carolyn Noble, B.A. (Acadia '25), her family and friends, in memory of her husband, Dr. J. Arnold Noble, B.A. (Acadia '26), M.B.Ch.B., F.R.C.S. (Edinburgh), F.R.C.S (Canada), O.B.E.