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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Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Education
The F. Pauline and W. Merle Spence Memorial Bursary is awarded annually to a student entering or returning to complete a Bachelor of Education degree. Along with financial need, the recipient must demonstrate qualities of leadership and/or have added to the quality of life of others through campus or community activities. Preference will be given to a student from Nova Scotia. The award is on recommendation of the School of Education and may be renewed at their discretion.
The Bursary is made available through the kindness and generosity of Mrs. Pauline Spence and in memory of the late W. Merle Spence. Mrs. Spence was a graduate of Acadia University in 1949 (BSH) and had a long and distinguished teaching career in Nova Scotia.
Scholar-Bursary of up to $2,000 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration
Established in 2014 by Fidelity Investments. To be awarded to a full-time student in the F.C. Manning School of Business in recognition of academic achievement, campus leadership, and financial need.
Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Florence Jodrey Bishop Scholarship in Business is awarded annually to a returning student in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program on recommendation of the School of Business. 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).
Award | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Current 3rd year
The Fred C. Manning School of Business Advisory Board Impact Award is awarded annually to a student registered in their third year of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. Recipients will be selected based on a combination of their academic standing and showing a significant impact through involvement in extra-curricular and/or community activities.The award is made on recommendation of the Director of the Fred C. Manning School of Business and the School’s awards committee. The award, established in 2002, is made available through the generosity of the Fred C. Manning School of Business Advisory Board members and is presented each year at the Business Society Banquet.
Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Community Development, Kinesiology, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Freda N. Wales Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Kinesiology and the Head of the Department of Community Development to an individual who is a resident of Nova Scotia, who has completed at least two years of a college or university program, and who wishes to pursue a program specializing in outdoor leadership at Acadia University. The scholarship was established in 1982 by friends and colleagues of Freda Wales (B.Sc. McGill) in memory of a lifetime of dedicated service to mankind along with a deep commitment to the advancement of outdoor education and all outdoor pursuits.
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