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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Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year, Nova Scotia
The Lucy V. (Gates) Shelzi Entrance Scholarships are annually awarded to students with high academic standing and who have a demonstrated need for financial assistance. The scholarships are named in memory of Lucy V. (Gates) Shelzi, a distinguished graduate of the Class of 1926, teacher, librarian and humanitarian. Preference will be given to a student resident in Yarmouth County.
Scholar-Bursary of up to $3,500 | Eligibility: Nova Scotia
Established in 2017 through the estate gift of Dr. Lyman Harvey, this scholar-bursary is awarded to an entering or returning student from the Municipality of the District of West Hants, Nova Scotia in recognition of academic excellence and financial need.
Dr. Lyman Baxter Harvey grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts, a descendant of Planters from Hants County, Nova Scotia. He earned a BSc in Biology from Acadia in 1938 where he studied pipe organ, then completed a MDCM at McGill in 1942. After serving in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in Canada, he studied ophthalmology at Northwestern University (Chicago). He practiced and taught medicine in Illinois and served as a medical missionary in India. From his retirement in 1979 until his death in 2009, Dr. Harvey lived in Hants County.
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