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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Kathryn Swenson (’63) Entrance Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Entering first year, New Brunswick

Established in 2014 by Kathryn Swenson (’63), the bursary is awarded to an entering full-time undergraduate student from New Brunswick, with a preference for Saint John. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

From Saint John High School, Kathryn Swenson graduated from Acadia University with a BA (1963), a BEd (1965) and completed her MEd (Counselling) at the University of Maine in Orono. After teaching for a decade, Kathie continued her career in education as a leader in government at the provincial level in Nova Scotia.

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Kimberly Meechan Bursary

Bursary of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: New Brunswick

Established in 2018 by Kim Meechan ('80, '81, '84), this bursary is awarded to a student from Moncton, New Brunswick, Preferably having attended Harrison Trimble High School, in recognition of financial need.

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