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 E. Levy Awards in Comparative Religion

Award | Eligibility: Arts, Comparative Religion, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The George E. Levy Awards in Comparative Religion are named in honour of Dr. George E. Levy, Professor of English Bible at Acadia University, 1947‑1970. These awards, which may not exceed the income from the endowment on which they are based, may be given annually to students who have excelled in the study of Comparative Religion. Awards will be applied against the recipient's fees at Acadia University.

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Gerald Leslie Eaton Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Applied Science, Current 2nd year

The Gerald Leslie Eaton Scholarship is to be awarded annually to the Acadia student in engineering who, on entering the second Acadia year in engineering, has the highest record in the courses of the first year.

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Glenda and John Martin (Marty) Graham Memorial Bursary in Education

Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Education, Current 2nd year

Glenda and John Martin (Marty) Graham Memorial Bursary in Education is awarded annually to a student in the second year of the Bachelor of Education program at Acadia who demonstrates some of the qualities Glenda and Marty Graham demonstrated as teachers. The recipient will be a person in need of financial assistance who shows dedication, perseverance, intelligence and compassion in his/her chosen field.

Established in 2000 by friends and classmates of Glenda Graham (’78), the bursary preserves her memory as a committed and compassionate teacher with a wide circle of friends in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Belize. In 2018, Glenda’s brother, J. Martin (Marty) Graham (’90) passed away and the bursary fund was enhanced and renamed in his memory. Marty was a dedicated educator, having taught for 10 years in South Korea and 4 years in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He travelled the world by bicycle and shared with students and friends his experiences in the scores of countries he visited.

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Gregory Doane Hatfield Memorial Prize

Prize | Eligibility: Arts, English, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Gregory Doane Hatfield Memorial Prize is presented annually on the recommendation of the Department of English to the student who earns the highest marks in any creative writing course given at Acadia University. This prize was made possible through a bequest from the late Muriel Eugenie Hatfield in memory of her husband Gregory Doane Hatfield, B.A. (Acadia '27).

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