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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Hamilton Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Hamilton Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more students in the third or fourth year of an honours program, on recommendation of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and intend to pursue graduate study in the mathematical sciences. The scholarship was established in 2004 through the generosity of William B. Hamilton.

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Harold and Elizabeth Wilson Scholarship

Scholarship

The Harold and Elizabeth Wilson Scholarship is awarded annually to a returning student achieving top marks at the end of their second, third, or fourth year in the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Professional Studies, the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, or the Faculty of Theology.

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Harold B Colwell-University Entrance Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

University Entrance Scholarships valued at $3500 each ($875 annually for up to four years) are awarded each year.

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Harold B. Schurman Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year, Prince Edward Island

The Harold B. Schurman Scholarships, two renewable entrance scholarships are awarded every third or fourth year to residents of P.E.I. who are domiciled in that province at the time of graduation from high school. Mr. Schurman was a lifelong friend and supporter of Acadia University.

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Harold Campbell Vaughan Memorial Scholarship in History

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, History, Current 4th year

The Harold Campbell Vaughan Memorial Scholarship in History was established by the late Dr. and Mrs. Harold Stearns Vaughan of New York in memory of their son, Harold Campbell Vaughan. The annual scholarship of $560 is for the encouragement of historical studies at Acadia University. It is to be awarded on the recommendation of the Department of History to a student who has made a distinguished record in the History courses of the undergraduate curriculum and who is entering any one of the following programs of work in regular session at Acadia University: (a) the fourth undergraduate year of Honours History, and (b) the fourth year of a pass course with a major in history. The scholarship is credited on the student's fees at Acadia.

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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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Harold R. Haley Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year, New Brunswick

The Harold R. Haley Scholarship of $635 is provided annually by the family of the late Harold R. Haley (Acadia, '13). Preference is to be given to an entering student from Charlotte County, New Brunswick. Reversion, if necessary, is to a student from elsewhere in New Brunswick.

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Harold Sheldon Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship

The Harold Sheldon Memorial Scholarship. This award, endowed by Dr. John and Mrs. Kathleen Sheldon of Newfoundland in 1987, in memory of their son, is awarded on the basis of academic excellence to a student entering the second or subsequent year of an undergraduate degree program. The award is restricted to students who completed their secondary education in Newfoundland.

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Harry T. Walker Memorial Scholarships

Scholarship of up to $4,520 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Med, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

This scholarship is to be used annually to assist pre-medical or pre-dental students of the third or fourth year who are of good moral character and of sound scholarship. Preference will be given to having one recipient from Colchester County, Nova Scotia.

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Harvey O. Dobson Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year, Nova Scotia

The Harvey O. Dobson Scholarship with the annual value of $160 endowed by the late Mr. Harvey O. Dobson of Brooklyn, New York, is to be awarded to that student from Sydney Academy entering Acadia with the highest average.

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Harvey T. Reid Entrance Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Harvey T. Reid Entrance Scholarships. Two non renewable entrance scholarships of $1885 are awarded to entering students of good scholastic record and promising personality as evidenced by school activities and other extracurricular achievements. The scholarships are provided by an endowment from Dr. Harvey T. Reid who graduated from Acadia and Oxford Universities. In offering these scholarships, Dr. Reid, a Rhodes Scholar, is encouraging students of balanced accomplishment to enter university.

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Hayward Scholarships in Comparative Religion

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Comparative Religion, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year

The Hayward Scholarships in Comparative Religion were established through the generosity of the late Ms. Constance Hayward of Wolfville. One scholarship in the amount of $590 and two in the amount of $295 may be awarded to students who have excelled in the study of Comparative Religion and who, in the previous year of university, have attained high academic standing. The awards will be applied against the students' fees at Acadia University.

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Hazel Duncanson Vaughan Memorial Scholarship in Art

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Art, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

An annual scholarship awarded to a student in a studio art course who demonstrates exceptional ability and competence. The scholarship, established in memory of Hazel Duncanson Vaughan (B.Sc. (H.Ec.) Acadia, '42), a life-long enthusiast of the fine arts, is awarded on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Art.

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Heather and Rex Dunn Environmental Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Graduate

The Heather and Rex Dunn Environmental Scholarship is awarded annually to third year, fourth year, or graduate students who have demonstrated a strong interest and aptitude for environmental topics. Preference will be given to students in the Faculty of Science.

This award has been established by Heather Dunn (SDE 1965) and Rex Dunn (BSC 1965 & MSC 1967).

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Helen Starr Boggs Memorial Scholarship in Drama

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Theatre, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Helen Starr Boggs Memorial Scholarship in Drama. A capital sum has been provided by members of her family in memory of Helen Starr Boggs (1898 - 1986), the income from which is available in the form of a scholarship to a student entering the second or subsequent year of an undergraduate program, who has good academic standing, the respect of both faculty and students, and who has demonstrated outstanding potential in drama.

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Henry and Rena Demone Entrance Scholarships

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year, Nova Scotia

The Henry and Rena Demone Entrance Scholarships are awarded on a renewable basis to two Nova Scotia high school graduating students. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated financial need.

The scholarships have been generously established by Henry (BSCH, Acadia, 1976) and Rena Demone who wished to provide a gift that would have a meaningful impact on the educational development of Acadia students.

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Henry Lyons Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship of up to $40 | Eligibility: Arts, English, Current 1st year

The Henry Lyons Memorial Scholarship. An endowed scholarship with an annual value of $40 is to be awarded to the student with the highest mark in English 1006 who is proceeding to a major in English. The amount is to be paid on the fees of the junior year.

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Henry P. MacKeen Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Latin, Current 1st year

A scholarship in the amount of $160 was provided by the late Dr. Harvey E. Crowell to be awarded on the basis of distinction to a full time student with the highest mark in a Latin course.

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