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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Grace Dean McLeod Rogers Prize


The Grace Dean McLeod Rogers Prize, provided by a bequest made by the late Grace Dean McLeod Rogers (Hon. M.A., '11; D.Litt., '55) as a tribute to Presidents A. W. Sawyer, Thomas Trotter, G. B. Cutten and F. W. Patterson, is awarded annually to the young woman of the graduating class whose standing is closest to that of the winner of the Governor General's Medal.

This award has been augmented by the Canadian Federation of University Women Wolfville.

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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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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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