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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George C. Lohnes Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Entering first year, Nova Scotia

The George C. Lohnes Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually to an entering student from Nova Scotia on the basis of financial need and academic performance. Preference will be given to all-around students from Sydney Academy and Kings County, respectively.

The endowed scholar-bursary was established in 2005 by George R. Lohnes, Q.C. and Valerie J. Lohnes.

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George Gerald and Esther Briggs King Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The George Gerald and Esther Briggs King Scholarship of $1120 ($280 a year for up to four years) was endowed by the late Senator James H. King, M.D., LL.D., P.C., in memory of his parents, the late Senator George G. and Esther Briggs King.

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George Gideon Reid Entrance Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The George Gideon Reid Entrance Scholarships of $1000 are annually awarded to superior entering students. Mr. Reid graduated from Acadia's School of Engineering in 1923 and received the B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1929.

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Gloria Fulton Memorial Award

Award | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Gloria Fulton Memorial Award will be awarded annually to an Acadia student with a physical disability, with preference given to an entering student from Nova Scotia.

This Award was established in 2009 by Gloria's cousin, Chesley Fulton and his wife Betty, with assistance from family members and close friends, chiefly her life-long best buddy Beatrice Crawford and her husband Purdy, both former Nova Scotia residents. Gloria was born and raised on Portapique Mountain, Nova Scotia, moving to Massachusetts in her late teens to live with family there. She lived all of her eighty years with Cerebral Palsy, independently in a wheel chair for most of it, remaining cheerful and uplifting throughout, an inspiration to all who knew her. She travelled frequently to visit family and friends in Nova Scotia and Ontario. She was active in promoting the rights of the handicapped in her home area, and wherever she travelled.

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Gordon Lummis Community Award

Award of up to $2,000 | Eligibility: Athletics, Entering first year

Established in 2017 by Gordon Lummis (’59), this award is granted on a renewable basis to an entering “all around” full-time student who demonstrates financial need and exhibits the qualities of a community leader through volunteering, civic engagement, preferably a varsity football student-athlete.

The lifetime involvement of Gordon Lummis in community activities started while a student at Acadia. He founded the first Acadia Winter Carnival in 1959 and started the Winter Carnival Chapel Fund which resulted in the building of a chapel at Acadia. He was also on Acadia`s first football team in 1956-57. His career was spent in business, community development and public affairs. Retiring to Wolfville, he founded the Friends of Acadia, an advocate group for positive relations between the University and the Associated Alumni of Acadia University. He was elected President of the Alumni Association and served on the Board of Governors for Acadia.

Value: $2,000

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