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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Davis Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Davis Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually to an entering student on the basis of financial need and academic performance. Awards will be given to well-rounded students from Nova Scotia, with preference given to students from western Nova Scotia.

The scholar-bursary has been funded in memory of Samuel Bancroft Davis (BA Acadia 1930) and his wife Orris Mary Fillmore (Class of 1938 Acadia). “Banny”, born in Yarmouth, and Orris, originally from Moncton, were both devoted supporters of Acadia University.

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Dennis H. Covill Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science

The Dennis H. Covill Scholar-Bursary is awarded on a renewable basis to entering or returning students in the Faculty of Science (Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics & Statistics, Nutrition & Dietetics, or Physics) with preference given to students in Environmental Science or having a large component of their studies in this area. The award is made on the basis of financial need and academic performance, with preference given to students graduating from a high school in the Atlantic Provinces. The endowed scholar-bursary was established in 2005 by Mr. Dennis H. Covill.

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Donald and Evelyn Hall Scholar-Bursaries

Scholar-Bursary of up to $1,300 | Eligibility: Arts, Professional Studies, Education, History

Established in 2019 through a generous gift from the Estate of Donald Hall, the Donald and Evelyn Hall Scholar-Bursaries are awarded annually to continuing full-time students, two in the Education program and one in the History program, in recognition of academic achievement and financial need. Student receiving an award are eligible for consideration in subsequent years of their program. Value: up to $1,300.

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Doreen Bennett Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Arts

Established by Doreen Bennett, of the class of 1947. The scholar-bursary will be awarded each year according to the following guidelines:

• Given to any student entering or returning to a degree program in the Faculty of Arts, with preference given to those students including religious studies in their program;

• Preference will be given to all round female students from the Maritimes, who have demonstrated their interest in community activities, have a sound character and qualities of good citizenship.

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Dr. Allister Irwin MacDonald Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Arts, English, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Dr. Allister Irwin MacDonald Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually on recommendation of the English Department to a student entering the second or subsequent year of the Bachelor of Arts program, majoring or honouring in English. The award will be made to students with demonstrated financial need who are achieving a high academic standard and have a marked passion for English literature. At the discretion of the Department, the scholar-bursary may be divided between two students and may be renewed.

The scholar-bursary was established through the estate of Dr. Allister Irwin MacDonald, a scholar and Professor of English at Acadia, as a dedication to his immediate family – his parents Daniel and Ella MacDonald, and his five brothers; Samuel William, James Maxwell, Henry Burns, (Rev. Dr.) Donald Crockett and (Rev.) Joseph Richardson.

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Dr. Rosemary Therese and Stephen A. Holton Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Arts, English, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Dr. Rosemary Therese and Stephen A. Holton Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually to a student majoring in English on the basis of financial need and academic performance. The award was established in 2003 by the late Stephen A. Holton in memory of Dr. Rosemary Therese Holton.

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