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 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Physics, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Florence Jodrey Bishop Scholarship in Physics is awarded annually to a returning student in the Bachelor of Science (Physics) degree program on recommendation of the Physics Department. This scholarship is made possible through a bequest in 1998 from the late Florence M. Bishop (BA 1934) of Hantsport, Nova Scotia and a donation in 2019 by Dr. Roy Bishop of Avonport, Nova Scotia (CAS 1959, BScH 1961).
Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Pre-Med, Current 4th year
Awarded annually to a deserving and superior premedical student who plans to enter a School of Medicine. The scholarship cannot be held for more than one year. It was endowed in 1989 through the Estate of Dr. J. P. McGrath (D.C.L. Acadia, 1972).
Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Nutrition, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Graduate
The Frances McNally Scholarship in Nutrition was established in memory of Frances M. McNally (Doctor of Science Acadia, 1943), founder and first Dean of the School of Home Economics at Acadia. The scholarship of $1345 may be awarded annually on recommendation of Nutrition and Dietetics to either a superior senior student or to an Acadia graduate proceeding directly to first-year graduate study in nutrition or related areas.
Scholarship of up to $1,135 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Applied Science, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year
The Frederic H. Sexton Scholarship in Engineering. An endowed scholarship has been established in memory of Frederic H. Sexton, C.B.E., founder and for forty years President of the Nova Scotia Technical College. It will be awarded to the final-year engineering student with the highest record in the course at Acadia and who commences full-time studies at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Engineering.