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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Karl and Judy Larsen Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Karl and Judy Larsen Scholarship was established in 2010 to provide a scholarship for Nova Scotian students entering the business program at Acadia University.

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Keith L. Mailman Scholarship in Music

Scholarship | Eligibility: Music, Entering first year

The Keith L. Mailman Scholarship in Music is awarded annually to a student from Atlantic Canada entering the first year of undergraduate study in music. The scholarship, made possible by the generosity of Daigle Wholesalers Limited of Port Williams, was established in memory of Keith Mailman, an amateur musician, valued employee and friend, who died tragically in January 1996.

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Kenneth A. Killam Scholarship

Scholarship of up to $1,185 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Kenneth A. Killam Scholarship. A scholarship established by Kenneth A. Killam of Laconia, New Hampshire, is to be awarded annually to a third or fourth year student in the Bachelor of Science program who is specializing in mathematics or physics with the intention of doing graduate work and who is not already receiving a major scholarship. The award will be made to a student of worthy scholastic standing who gives evidence of the necessary character, potential, and motivation for success in the chosen field with preference being given to a candidate from the Province of Nova Scotia. The selection will be made by the Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee and the Heads of the Mathematics and Physics Departments.

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Khaki University and YMCA Memorial Scholarship


The Khaki University and YMCA Memorial Scholarship. An endowed scholarship of $280 has been assigned to Acadia University, the income from which is to be given at the discretion of the faculty. The scholarship shall be used for undergraduate purposes.

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Kirton Scholarship


The Kirton Scholarship was established in grateful memory of Philip Walter Kirton (1909-84) by Dr. J.R.C. Perkin, President, Acadia University (1982-93). The scholarship is awarded annually to a Canadian undergraduate student entering the second or subsequent year of study at Acadia who has demonstrated academic excellence and the potential for leadership.

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