Scholarships & 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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Fidelity Investments Scholar-Bursary

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.

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Freda and Hubert G. Nickerson Scholar-Bursary


The Freda and Hubert G. Nickerson Scholar-Bursary is provided on a renewable basis to a continuing student from Cape Sable Island (the Nickerson’s home) or Queen’s County, Nova Scotia, who has demonstrated academic achievement and 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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