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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Scholarship of up to $5,000 | Eligibility: Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Established in 2020 by Donna and Rod Evans (’73), this scholarship recognizes upper level students majoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ESST) with outstanding academic achievement and preferably demonstrating an interest in realistic and achievable environmentally sustainable energy options for Canada. Recipients are identified by the ESST Faculty Council annually. Value: $5,000
Rod Evans began his university education at Acadia in mechanical engineering and completed his BSc (General) and BSc (Mechanical Engineering) at the University of Alberta. Rod spent his career in the Oil and Gas Industry in Alberta and, supported by Donna, founded and grew Upside Engineering into a successful multi-disciplined engineering company that was recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Rod and Donna are grateful to have a family of two sons and their partners, and two granddaughters.