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. A. Collins Award in Music-Composition

Award of up to $415 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The E. A. Collins Award in Music-Composition ($415) is funded from gifts provided by friends and former students of the first Dean of the School of Music. The award is made annually to a promising and deserving student in music composition on recommendation of the School of Music faculty.

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E. Belle Lynds Scholarship

Scholarship of up to $2,840 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Education, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year

The E. Belle Lynds Scholarship is awarded annually to a student registered in the Bachelor of Education program. Eligible candidates are recommended by the Director of the School of Education. The scholarship is funded directly from the Estate of the late Margaret R. Lynds (M.A. (Hon.) Acadia, 1947) of Moncton, New Brunswick, an outstanding teacher of public speech.

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E. Blanche Thomas History Prize

Prize of up to $80 | Eligibility: Arts, History, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The E. Blanche Thomas History Prize. An endowed prize of $80 bequeathed by Miss E. Blanche Thomas (Acadia, 1914) is awarded annually on nomination of the Department of History to the honours student in history with the highest overall academic record

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E. Douglas Craig Memorial Bursaries

Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Education, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year

The E. Douglas Craig Memorial Bursaries are awarded annually to two students in the Bachelor of Education program at Acadia University who exhibits financial need. Preference will be given to students from Nova Scotia.

The endowed bursary was established in 2007 by The John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation, in consultation with the Craig Family, to honour Evan Douglas Craig (BA Acadia 1947; BED Acadia 1948; MA Acadia 1949), an Acadia University graduate who had a positive impact on John Bragg as a teacher and principal at Oxford High School.

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E. Douglas Craig Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Education, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year

The E. Douglas Craig Scholarship is awarded annually to a student in the School of Education at Acadia University. Preference will be given to students from Nova Scotia.

This scholarship has been established by Mr. Craig’s family as a memorial to him. Evan Douglas Craig (BA, BED, MA, Acadia 1947, 1948, 1949) received many honours for his leadership on both the varsity football and hockey teams. He was inducted into Acadia’s Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995. He devoted his career to the education of young Nova Scotians with enthusiasm for the nurturing of young minds and respect for all.

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Earle and Elsie Hawkesworth Bursary in Education

Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Education, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year

The Earle and Elsie Hawkesworth Bursary in Education is awarded annually on the recommendation of the School of Education to an entering or returning student in the Bachelor of Education degree program who aspires to a teaching career. The bursary is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. The bursary is made possible through the generosity of Earle (B.A. Acadia '44; B.D. '47; B.Ed. '58; Hon D.Ed. '79) and Elsie (Acadia '50) Hawkesworth of Edmonton, Alberta. Dr. Hawkesworth, former Deputy Minister of Education for the Province of Alberta, and Elsie Hawkesworth were both teachers who served many years in the field of education.

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Elinor Kyte-Senior Memorial Scholarship in History

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, History, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Elinor Kyte-Senior Memorial Scholarship in History. Established in 1989 by her family and friends, in memory of Elinor Kyte­Senior (1926 - 1989), a member of the Acadia Faculty 1986 - 87 and 1988 - 89. The scholarship is awarded to a student entering the second or subsequent year of a program leading to a major or honours degree in History. Preference shall be given to a student who has demonstrated a special interest and ability in Military History.

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Emma Tichenor Memorial Award

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Graduate

Established in 2015 by the family and friends of Emma Tichenor, this award is granted annually to a full-time biology student, either undergraduate or graduate, who is focusing their research on wildlife management or conservation, with a preference for the study of black bears.

Emma Kate DiCara Tichenor, 24, worked with Acadia through a joint NS Department of Natural Resources. As part of this collaborative program, she was working as a junior project biologist when she lost her life in a motor vehicle accident. Passionate about wildlife, Emma earned a BSc in Marine Biology from Dalhousie University (2011) and a MSc in Conservation Biology from the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand (2013).

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Engineers Nova Scotia Entrance Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year

Engineers Nova Scotia Entrance Scholarship is awarded each year to one entering engineering student from each associated university. The recipient will be a Canadian citizen who is a superior student and who has demonstrated integrity, ethical conduct, service to fellow students and participation in extracurricular activities. Candidates are selected by Academic excellence. Engineers Nova Scotia provides a scholarship annually to a graduating student from each of the Associate Universities in Nova Scotia, who exhibits academic excellence. The scholarship is to be held at Dalhousie University.

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