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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Scholarship of up to $100 | Eligibility: Divinity, Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Ministry, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Med, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Geldart Milner Memorial Scholarship is provided by Mrs. Kathleen Milner Geldart in memory of her parents, Kenneth Wellington Milner and Martha Steeves Milner, and her sister, Olive Blossom Milner, is available to a needy and deserving student preparing for the Christian ministry, medicine or dentistry.
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.
Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The George Leslie Dakin Memorial Bursary is awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, to a superior third or fourth year and needy student who is registered for a mathematics major. It is provided for by his wife Evelyn R. Dakin (B.Sc. (H.Ec.) Acadia, '33). George Dakin was a lifelong associate of the Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defense.
Scholarship of up to $1,380 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Gmeiner Memorial Scholarship was established by alumni, friends and family in memory of Eugen F. Gmeiner, a distinguished graduate of the University of Michigan (M. Music, 1967) and winner of the National Organ Competition in Fort Wayne, Indiana (1962), the only Canadian yet to achieve this distinction. Professor Gmeiner was a member of the faculty of Acadia University from 1956 to 1977 and was University Organist from 1957.
The scholarship is awarded on the recommendation of the University organist, in consultation with the Director of the School of Music, to an organ major, but failing that, to another keyboard major in the Bachelor of Music program at the end of year three or four to assist with master class costs.
Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Chemistry, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Graeme W. Boswall Scholarship is awarded annually to third or fourth year honour students in the Faculty of Science at Acadia University, with preference given to students majoring in Chemistry.
This scholarship has been funded by Dr. Graeme W. Boswall (BSCH Acadia 1947; MSC McGill 1949; PHD McGill 1959).
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).
Scholarship of up to $320 | Eligibility: Arts, English, Current 4th year
The Gwendolyn Mary Hill Memorial Scholarship in English was provided by Dr. Allan C. Hill in memory of his wife who was a Bachelor of Arts degree graduate in 1924. It is awarded annually to the highest ranking student entering the fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts degree program with honours in English.
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