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.
George E. Bishop Volunteerism Scholar-Bursary
The George E. Bishop Volunteerism Scholar-Bursary is awarded on a renewable basis to entering or returning student(s) on the basis of financial need and academic performance. Preference will be given to all-around students who have demonstrated a commitment to their communities and/or non-profit organizations through volunteerism. The endowed scholar-bursary was established in 2005 by George E. Bishop (BCOM 1965), Chairman of the Board of Governors 1999-2004.
Global Brigades Scholar-Bursary
Established in 2016 by Acadia Global Brigades, a $1,000 award is granted annually in recognition of academic excellence and financial need to a student participating in Global Brigades activities at Acadia for the first time. The recipient will demonstrate through an application knowledge and appreciation of Global Brigades mission and vision and will have an interest in global health or sustainable development.
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