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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E. Murray Mosher Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Entering first year

The E. Murray Mosher Bursary will be awarded on a renewable basis to an Acadia student with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to an entering student from Queens County, Nova Scotia. If there are no eligible students from Queens County, it may be awarded to any eligible student from Nova Scotia enrolled in the Certificate of Applied Science Program.

This award was established by Margaret Mosher in 2009 in memory of her husband, E. Murray Mosher (BSC Acadia 1944).

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Edith Freeman Raddall Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year, Nova Scotia

The Edith Freeman Raddall Scholarship is awarded annually to an entering well rounded student from Liverpool Regional High School on the basis of academic performance. Preference will be given to a student who intends to live in residence during their first year at Acadia. Preference will also be given to a student with demonstrated financial need. The endowed scholar-bursary was established in 2005 by Dr. Thomas H. Raddall (BSc Acadia 1957).

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Edward and Ella Levy Memorial Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Edward and Ella Levy Memorial Scholarships. Two renewable entrance scholarships of $1480 each are available to Atlantic Canada and New England States students. At least one of the two recipients must be in the Faculty of Arts. The scholarships are provided from the Estate of Dr. George Edward Levy (1902 '81), a devoted pastor, teacher and scholar, B.A. Acadia, 1927; M.A. (Th.), 1931; B.D., 1932; D.Th. Union Theological College, Montreal, 1940. Dr. Levy served on faculty at Acadia from 1947 to 1970.

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Edwin Crowell Entrance Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Edwin Crowell Entrance Scholarship of $960 is a renewable entrance scholarship provided by the late Dr. Harvey E. Crowell (D.C.L. Acadia, 1956), Chairman of the Board of Governors, 1959 1973, in memory of his father.

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Elizabeth Douglas Ross Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year, Nova Scotia

The Elizabeth Douglas Ross Scholarship is awarded annually on a renewable basis to an entering student from North Queens Rural High School. This endowed scholarship was established in 2007 by Dr. Elizabeth Ross (BSC Acadia 1947, MD Dalhousie 1952, FRCP).

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Engineering Entrance Scholarship- Board Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Applied Science, Entering first year

Engineering Entrance Scholarship- Board Scholarship of $450 ($150 a year for up to three years). To be be awarded to student(s) entering the applied science (engineering) course who have completed matriculation with an average not lower than 85 percent.

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Ernest Robert MacKenzie Kay Scholarships in Biology

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Ernest Robert MacKenzie Kay Scholarships in Biology are awarded annually to students registered in the BSc (Biology) program. The scholarships are provided to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and who plan to continue their studies in the field of medical research. The scholarships are made possible through the generosity of Dr. Ernest R. M. Kay of Hamilton, Ontario who was a professor of biology at Acadia during the 1948/49and 1954/55 academic years.

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Ernie Foote and Alyce Foote Memorial Entrance Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Ernie Foote and Alyce Foote Memorial Entrance Scholarships were established by his many friends in recognition of the outstanding contribution which he made to his country and to his fellow man. The Rev. Ernest Gordon Blair Foote, O.B.E., C.D., B.A. (Acadia, '33), D.D. (Presbyterian College, '57), D.C.L. (Acadia, '33), was born in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, and served with distinction in war and peace as a chaplain in the Royal Canadian Navy, rising to the position of Chaplain of the Fleet (Protestant). Upon the integration of the chaplaincy services, he became Deputy Chaplain General and finally Chaplain General (Protestant) of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Esther M. Gardiner Memorial Award

Award | Eligibility: Entering first year, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

Established through a bequest from Mrs. Gardiner’s estate, the award is made available to entering undergraduate students who were born in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island commencing full-time study in any discipline at Acadia University. Other criteria for the award may be determined at the discretion of the University, including renewability, but include financial need and/or academic excellence. Two $10,000 awards shall be granted each year.

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EVANOV Radio Group Music Awards

Award | Eligibility: Music, Entering first year

The EVANOV Radio Group Music Awards are provided annually to two Canadian residents entering their first year of a Bachelor of Music degree program. Recipients will be selected on recommendation by the Director of the School of Music at Acadia. The awards have been generously established by HFX Broadcasting Inc.

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