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.
Bursary | Eligibility: International student
Established in 2018 by Florence Pearsall (’57), this bursary is available to a full-time international student attending Acadia, preferably as part of the World University Service of Canada program.
The Freda and Hubert G. Nickerson Bursary is provided to a continuing student from Cape Sable Island (the Nickerson’s home) or Queen’s County, Nova Scotia who had demonstrated financial need. The memorial is provided by their daughter, Dorothy Nickerson O'Brien who is a graduate of the Class of 1944.
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