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. 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. 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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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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Edouard Massey French Language Bursary

Bursary of up to $1,270 | Eligibility: Arts, French, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Edouard Massey French Language Bursary is provided through the generosity of Mr. William C. Hankinson (B.A. Acadia, 1932; M.A. 1933) who was associated over many years with modern language teaching and broadcasting and was founder of the Maritime Concert Association and the Canadian Institute of Speech. The bursary is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of French to assist a third or fourth year student to attend a French language institution in Quebec or France for a French immersion program of at least six weeks duration. The bursary may apply for summer or regular academic year study.

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Edward Manning Saunders Bursary

Bursary

The Edward Manning Saunders Bursary established from the Estate of Mrs. Rida S. Moore in memory of her father, with an endowed income of $2090 is to be used for bursary aid to non theological students.

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Emma Parker Morton '68 Bursary in Education

Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Education

The Emma Parker Morton '68 Bursary in Education. Established in 2013 through the Estate of Horace and Emma Morton '68. To be awarded to a full-time student studying in a Bachelor of Education program who demonstrates financial need. Emma Parker was born in 1913 and grew up in Medford, Nova Scotia. She began teaching as a teenager and met Horace Morton who she married in 1940. Emma taught all over Kings and Hants counties and travelled the world before concluding her career as librarian at the vocational school in Kentville.

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Emma Parker Morton '68 Bursary in Education

Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Education

The Emma Parker Morton '68 Bursary in Education. Established in 2013 through the Estate of Horace and Emma Morton '68. To be awarded to a full-time student studying in a Bachelor of Education program who demonstrates financial need. Emma Parker was born in 1913 and grew up in Medford, Nova Scotia. She began teaching as a teenager and met Horace Morton who she married in 1940. Emma taught all over Kings and Hants counties and traveled the world before concluding her career as librarian at the vocational school in Kentville.

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Enid Hager Clarke Bursary

Bursary

The Enid Hager Clarke Bursary was provided by Ms Clarke to assist with the cost of textbooks for undergraduate or graduate students resident in Kings or Saint John Counties of New Brunswick. The interest on a gift of $10,000 is annually available for this purpose for students engaged in any legitimate educational endeavour.

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Evelyn Leonard Marshall Munro and Frederick Newton Munro Bursary

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

The Evelyn Leonard Marshall Munro and Frederick Newton Munro Bursary in Education is awarded annually to a deserving student from Nova Scotia who demonstrates financial need and is entering the second year of the Bachelor of Education program at Acadia University. This bursary was established by a niece of the late Fred Munro (BA ’29, MA ’33) and Evelyn Munro (BA ’32). Mr. and Mrs. Munro were both dedicated to teaching profession and this memorial award will go to a person who displays this quality and the diligence necessary to be a credit to the profession of teaching.

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