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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Harold M. Nason Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship of up to $710 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Education, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year

The Harold M. Nason Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends to honour Dr. Nason (B.A. Acadia, 1934; M.A., 1938; D.C.L., 1960; B. Paed. Toronto, 1942; A.I.E. University of London, 1950) who devoted his entire life to the progress of education in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The scholarship is awarded annually in January on recommendation of the Director of the School of Education to a superior Bachelor of Education student who has demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in teaching and who needs financial support.

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Henry Birks Medal in Education

Medal | Eligibility: Education

The Henry Birks Medal in Education is awarded to the student who has attained the highest average in courses of the Bachelor of Education program.

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Hicks Family Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Arts, Professional Studies, Pure and Applied Science, Applied Science, Biology, Education

Established in 2014 by Judith (Hicks) Adams, Class of 1967, in honour of her parents Milledge Hicks (CAS 1935) and Charlotte (Fisher) Hicks (BA 1936), and her sister Mary Ellen Hicks (BA 1970, B.Ed 1971, M.Ed 1981). To be awarded to a full-time returning student in recognition of academic achievement. The award will rotate on an annual basis between students in the faculties of Arts, Pure and Applied Science (preference for Biology or Engineering), and Professional Studies (preference for Education).

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