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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James L. Stokesbury Memorial Scholarship in History

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

The James L. Stokesbury Memorial Scholarship in History provided by the family and friends of the late Dr. Stokesbury, is awarded annually to a student entering the second or subsequent year of a program leading to a major or honours degree in History, preferably with an interest in European history. Academic performance and need will be the criteria for the awarding of the scholarship. Preference will be given to students who do not already hold major university scholarships.

Dr. James L. Stokesbury (1934 -1995) (BA Acadia, MA Western, PhD Duke) was a long­time member of the Department of History at Acadia University, serving as Head of the Department from 1980-1986. He was an outstanding teacher, and an author of international repute.

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James Snowdon Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Arts, History, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Pursuing an Honours Research Project

Established in memory of Dr. James Snowdon by friends and family, this scholarship is awarded to an honours history major in the 3rd or 4th year of study in recognition of academic excellence. The student will preferably focus their honours work on a topic in Canadian history.

Jim Snowdon, originally from Sackville, New Brunswick, graduated from the University of New Brunswick and joined the History Department at Acadia in the early 1980s where he was on faculty until shortly before his death in 2008. His research area was the history of the Maritime Provinces and material culture. He is remembered well by his colleagues and students. Value: $1,000.

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