Scholarships & 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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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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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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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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Ethel Verge Kinsman and Frederick Borden Kinsman Scholar-Bursaries

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Nova Scotia

The Ethel Verge Kinsman and Frederick Borden Kinsman Scholar-Bursaries are awarded annually to students from Kings County, Nova Scotia on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. The scholar-bursaries were established in 2003 by Eleanor K. Veague (BSH, Acadia, 1948), in memory of her mother Ethel Verge Kinsman (Acadia, 1922) and her father, Frederick Borden Kinsman (Acadia, 1916).

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