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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Lan Kwan Sum Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Arts, Professional Studies, Pure and Applied Science

Established in 2015 by the Estate of Lan Kwan Sum, Class of 1976. To be granted on a renewable basis to female students in any full-time program who demonstrate financial need and satisfactory academic performance. Preference to entering permanent residents of Hong Kong or landed immigrants to Canada from Hong Kong.

Lan Kwan Sum graduated from Acadia University with a MEd in Special Education in 1976. Originally from Hong Kong, she held a strong belief in the value of a good education. As a foreign student, Ms. Sum had developed a deep understanding about the financial and psychological hardships that some Hong Kong students experienced when they were pursuing their studies.

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Libby Burnham Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Arts, Pure and Applied Science

The Libby Burnham Bursary is awarded on a renewable basis to students in the Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to well-rounded students entering their first year of studies.

The bursary has been established by Libby Burnham, who graduated from Acadia University in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She went on to receive her law degree at Dalhousie University and also received an honorary degree in 2000 from Acadia University.

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Lina Mae Silver Scholarship (Mathematics)

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Lina Mae Silver Scholarship (Mathematics) was provided through the Estate of the late Ms Silver (B.A. Acadia '56) who was a noted teacher of mathematics in several Nova Scotia public schools and a supporter of the arts and theatre. The scholarship(s) is/are awarded to mathematics majors on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

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Livingstone-Murray Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science

The Livingstone-Murray Scholar-bursary is awarded annually on recommendation of the Faculty of Science to an entering or returning student on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students majoring in Biology. This award has been established by Dr. Katherine L. Bick (BSCH Acadia 1951, MSC Acadia 1952, PHD Brown University & DSC Acadia 1990).

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Lloyd Caldwell Memorial Scholarship

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

The Lloyd Caldwell Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to a student in the second or subsequent years of study in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science (with preference to the former) who has demonstrated academic excellence and has contributed to the University and/or the community through public service. Preference shall be given to students normally domiciled in Nova Scotia. The scholarship is named in memory of Dr. Allan Lloyd Caldwell, Q.C., (1924-2002), Chairman of the Acadia Board of Governors, 1978-1990.

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