Scholarships and 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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Hannah Miller Memorial Award


The Hannah Miller Memorial Award is awarded annually to a returning student, chosen based on equal consideration for an individual who best demonstrates involvement, energy and enthusiasm for minor hockey, good academic achievement and leadership in female hockey. The recipient will be chosen by a selection committee, chaired by the Director of the School of Kinesiology. The award was established in 2011 in memory of Hannah Miller, a 7 year old player in the Acadia Minor Hockey Association (AMHA), to perpetuate the legacy of her love and enthusiasm for hockey.

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Harcourt L. Cameron Award

Award | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Geology

The Harcourt L. Cameron Award. The Fletcher Geology Club has provided for an annual award of books or instruments to be made to any geology student who is a member of the Club and whose achievements in geology merit praise.

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Harold Ryan Award in Engineering

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Applied Science

Established in 2015 by Marjorie Matheson (’48) in memory of her brother, the Harold Ryan Award in Engineering is granted to a full-time student in the Ivan Curry School of Engineering on the recommendation of Faculty.

Originally from Truro, Harold Ryan studied engineering at Acadia until 1947 before completing his education at Nova Scotia Technical College in Halifax. He worked with Nova Scotia Power prior to moving to New Jersey and California for the rest of his career.

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Hawkins-Scoon STEM Athletic Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics, Pure and Applied Science

Awarded annually to a returning varsity cross-country student athlete, the Hawkins-Scoon STEM Award recognizes strong leadership qualities as evidenced through commitment to Acadia varsity athletics and academic achievement. Preference will be given to a female student from Acadia WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) to empower and encourage women in the pursuit of STEM careers.

Established in 2019, the award was made possible through the generosity of Dr. Nicole Hawkins-Scoon. Nicole completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with Honours at Acadia in 2004 before pursuing her medical career in Dermatology. During her time at Acadia Nicole was a Varsity Cross-Country runner, Track & Field athlete, and a member of the Acadia Power Cheer team. Nicole is a strong advocate for women in STEM.

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