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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J. Fred Fraser Scholarship

Scholarship

The J. Fred Fraser Scholarship. An award of $470 a year, awarded every second year for two years, endowed by Mrs. J. Fred Fraser and family of Halifax, Nova Scotia, in memory of the late Hon. J. Fred Fraser, for many years a member of the Board of Governors of Acadia University, is to be awarded to a student with high standing and great promise with a view to assisting them to complete a university degree. The scholarship is to be a credit one half on the fees of the junior year and one half on the fees of the senior year. Failure to maintain high standing throughout the junior year will result in the forfeiture of the scholarship during the senior year.

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J. Glen Tillotson Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Physics

The J. Glen Tillotson Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who achieves high academic standing in an Electronics course, within the Department of Physics. The recipient will be selected by the Physics Department’s Scholarship Committee. This scholarship honours the memory of the late Professor Tillotson, a faculty member and expert in the area of electronics and acoustics in the Department of Physics from 1955 until 1986 and recognizes his contributions in developing the electronics offerings at Acadia.

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J.W. Johnstone, Jr. Scholarship in the Faculty of Professional Studies

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Entering final Year

The J.W. Johnstone, Jr. Scholarship in the Faculty of Professional Studies is awarded annually to a student entering their final year of an undergraduate degree program in the Faculty (may include BEd students if a previous degree from Acadia is held). The criteria for the scholarship shall be broadly based on academic excellence as demonstrated in the previous years marks, an interview and a dossier which will be reviewed by an examining committee. J.W. Johnstone, Jr. graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree as one of our four members of Acadia’s first graduating class in June 1843. Following graduation, he studied law in Halifax and practiced there until 1876 when he became the first County Judge for District Number 1, Halifax County. He was the first President of the Associated Alumni of Acadia College. The award is provided by the Associated Alumni of Acadia University.

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Jack Scholz Swimming Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2015 by alumni and friends in Jack Scholz’s memory, this scholarship is awarded annually to a member of the women’s or men’s varsity swim team in recognition of academic excellence. As a Professor of Physical Education from 1973-1995, Jack Scholz also served as Head Coach of the women’s and men’s varsity swim teams, and was the founder of Acadia’s S.M.I.L.E. Program.

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Jacqueline R Carter Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Newfoundland

The Jacqueline R Carter Scholarship is awarded annually to an entering or returning student in a degree program at Acadia University. Preference will be given to a student(s) graduating from a high school in Newfoundland. The scholarship has been funded by John Carter BBA ’71 and his family, as a tribute to John’s mother, who was the University’s nurse from 1973 to 1987.

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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 E. Gould Scholarship

Scholarship

A sum to yield $470 has been paid to the Governors of Acadia University from the Estate of R. Althea Gould to provide a scholarship to be awarded annually to a worthy student.

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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 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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Joan Sutherland Murray Memorial Scholarship (Piano)

Scholarship of up to $315 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Joan Sutherland Murray Memorial Scholarship (Piano) is awarded annually on the recommendation of the School of Music to a deserving student majoring in piano. The scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Murray (B.A. Sec. Science Diploma Acadia, 1953) who, as an accomplished musician, held a life-long interest in music.

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Joanne Strum Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Computer Science, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Joanne Strum Memorial Scholarship established by family and friends in memory of Joanne Strum (1965-1987), the income from this fund is available for the support of a Canadian student entering the second or subsequent year of an undergraduate program in Computer Science. The recipient shall have good academic standing, demonstrated financial need and shall not hold any other major award. The award shall be made by the Scholarships, Prizes and Awards Committee, acting on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Computer Science.

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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 Hugh Robinson Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Current 3rd year

The John Hugh Robinson Scholarship is awarded annually to a third-year student in the Bachelor of Business Administration program. The recipient will have a passion for life and possess an outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrated through a strong interest in small business management, sustainable business development and a sense of adventure. The student will take pride and have made outstanding contributions to his/her local and Acadia communities and demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning. The scholarship is established by family, friends and the Acadia community to celebrate the life of John Hugh Robinson '00 who died suddenly in November, 1999. John was a Dean's list scholar who left a profound mark on the graduating class of 2000. He was a great friend to many and underlying all of his relationships and activities was an enthusiasm and joy for life. John took great pride in his family, his friends, his home province of Newfoundland and his University.

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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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John MacIntyre Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Athletics, Professional Studies, Pure and Applied Science, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Geoscience, Environmental Science, Geology, Kinesiology, Mathematics and Statistics, Nutrition, Physics, Psychology

The John MacIntyre Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more Men’s Varsity Soccer player(s) who is/are in their second or subsequent year of study at Acadia. Preference will be given to Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Kinesiology student-athlete(s) of high academic standing, who display sportsmanship and strong leadership skills. The award(s) will be chosen on the recommendation of the head coach of the Men’s Soccer team and Director of Varsity Athletics.

John MacIntyre (BSc, Acadia, 1997), as a member of the Varsity Men’s Soccer team was both an AUS All-Star and Academic All-Canadian award recipient. This endowed scholarship was established in 2005 by Mary, Gus and Janet MacIntyre in memory of their son and brother.

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John V. and Cora B. Cossaboom Scholarship

Scholarship

The John V. and Cora B. Cossaboom Scholarship was established by the late John and Cora Cossaboom who were born in Digby County, Nova Scotia. The scholarship of $950 is to be awarded annually to a needy student.

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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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JW Johnstone Jr Scholarship in Professional Studies

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies

The J.W. Johnstone, Jr. Scholarship in the Faculty of Professional Studies  awarded annually to a superior student entering the senior/final year of an undergraduate degree program in that Faculty. The criteria for the award of the scholarship shall be broadly based academic excellence as demonstrated in the previous years marks and on the basis of an interview and a dossier which will be scrutinized by an examining committee. J.W. Johnstone, Jr. graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree as one of our four members of Acadia's first graduating class in June 1843. Following graduation, he studied law in Halifax and practiced there until 1876 when he became the first County Judge for District Number 1, Halifax County. He was the first President of the Associated Alumni of Acadia College. The award, in the amount of $2000, is provided by the Associated Alumni of Acadia University.

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