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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G. P. Payzant Prize in Music

Prize of up to $30 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music

The G. P. Payzant Prize in Music. A prize of $30, being one -­third the income on an endowment, is awarded to the young woman under twenty years of age taking work in the School of Music who shall be most efficient in instrumental music.

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Gmeiner Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music

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 student, but failing that, to a music student who has an interest in church music.

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Grace Oulton Prize in Voice

Prize of up to $80 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music, Current 1st year

The Grace Oulton Prize in Voice of $80 endowed by Mrs. Grace Burgess Oulton (A.L.S., '06) of Hantsport, Nova Scotia, is awarded annually in May to a student in the School of Music who has shown the greatest talent and industry in voice during the preceding year. Preference will be given to a student just completing the first year.

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