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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Jack Bone H.M.G. Memorial Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering first year

The Jack Bone H.M.G. Memorial Bursary is awarded on recommendation of the Director of the School of Music to assist promising piano students in the pursuit of musical studies. The bursary, which may be renewed, will be awarded to entering or returning students originating from Cape Breton with demonstrated financial need and good academic standing.

The bursary was established by the estate of Jack Bone to commemorate three wonderful musicians who greatly influenced him; Gordon Harrigan, Allan Joseph MacDonald and St. Clair Grannum.

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James Douglas Wright Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Geology, Entering first year

The James Douglas Wright Memorial Scholarship in Geology was established from the Estate of Christine M. Wright (Acadia Seminary '26). J. D. Wright graduated B.A. Acadia, in 1927. The scholarship is awarded to a superior entering student in the B.Sc. in Geology program.

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James McConnell 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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James W.K. Moores Engineering Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Applied Science, Entering first year

The James W.K. Moores Engineering Scholarship is awarded annually to an entering student in the Bachelor of Applied Science degree program at Acadia. Preference will be given to a student from the Campbellton/Northern New Brunswick or Middleton/Annapolis Valley Nova Scotia areas with demonstrated financial need. The award is made on recommendation of the Director of the School of Engineering. The scholarship has been established to honor James W.K. Moores (BSC-Eng. Acadia, 1951) by his three son’s James ‘79, Mark, Keith ‘81 and their families.

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Jean Cochrane Machum Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year, Nova Scotia

The Jean Cochrane Machum Scholarship is awarded annually to an entering student from the Wolfville area who has been active in extra curricular activities. Preference will be given to a female student. The scholarship was established by Donald A. Machum (Acadia '48) in memory of his wife Jean E. Cochrane Machum (Acadia '51).

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Jim 'Lefty' MacVicar Memorial Awards

Award | Eligibility: Athletics, Entering first year

The Jim 'Lefty' MacVicar Memorial Awards are awarded annually to two Nova Scotia students entering a degree program at Acadia University with a minimum 75% entering average. The awards will be made on the basis of academic performance and commitment to athletics prior to attending Acadia University. Preference will be given to students who are a member of an Acadia University varsity athletics team.

The endowed award was established in 2007 by The John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation, in consultation with the MacVicar Family, to honour late Jim "Lefty" MacVicar (BA Acadia, 1955; BED Acadia 1956) who taught John Bragg at Oxford High School. Jim was a proud Axeman on the Acadia University hockey team.

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John Edgar Eaton Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The John Edgar Eaton Scholarship of $1900 ($475 a year for up to four years) endowed by the late John E. Eaton, D.C.L. (Acadia, 1890) of Boston, Massachusetts.

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John Endon Sproule Entrance Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Entering first year

The John Endon Sproule Entrance Scholarship ($1000 annually for up to four years) is awarded each year to an entering student who has a distinguished high school record. Preference will be given to a student registering in Science. Mr. Sproule (E.C. Acadia, 1913; B.Sc. (C.E.) McGill, 1916) was an engineer with the Ontario Hydro Electric Power Commission.

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John J. Jodrey Scholarship in Applied Science

Scholarship | Eligibility: Applied Science, Entering first year

The John J. Jodrey Scholarship in Applied Science is provided through the generosity of Dr. John J. Jodrey, Hon. DCL 1982, of Hantsport, Nova Scotia. The scholarship is to be awarded annually on the basis of academic merit to an entering student in applied science who has received their secondary education in one of the Atlantic provinces.

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Judson Egbert Hetherington Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year, New Brunswick

The Judson Egbert Hetherington Scholarship of $1880 ($470 a year for up to four years) was endowed by the late Mrs. Judson E. Hetherington of Sikeston, Missouri.

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