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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Award | Eligibility: Applied Science, Business Administration, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering first year
The Laurie B. Stevens Memorial Award is awarded annually to an entering or returning student in the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Applied Science, or Certificate of Applied Science program at Acadia. Laurie Stevens graduated from the Acadia School of Engineering in 1955 and conducted a successful business career in Nova Scotia.
Bursary | Eligibility: Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering first year
The Lester and Evangeline Giffin Bursary is awarded annually, on the basis of financial need, to an entering or returning student, with preference given to students graduating from Middleton Regional High School in Nova Scotia who show a strong desire to attend university and demonstrate qualities of sound character and academic ability. This bursary has been funded by Audrey E. Bateman (BA Acadia, 1950, BED Acadia, 1951) Ronald S. Giffin (CAS Acadia, 1954), Frederick S. Giffin (BSC Acadia, 1963) and Wilfred L. Giffin (CAS Acadia, 1948) in honour of their parent’s Lester D. Giffin and Evangeline W. Giffin whose love and encouragement enabled members of the Giffin family to pursue a university education.
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.
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.
Award | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Community Development, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Lyle Davis Community Engagement Award is presented to a returning Acadia student in Community Development. This award honours Lyle Davis who worked for Acadia University from 1983-1991 and had a deep connection to the Recreation Management and Community Development Department. Lyle Davis was fun-loving, lived an active lifestyle, was an inspirational leader, optimistic, deeply connected to others and lived life fully. He was an avid outdoor enthusiast and musician, and he pursued many other hobbies until his untimely death in a climbing accident at Lake Louise in 1991.
This award was created and funded by Lyle’s family, friends, colleagues, and alumni and faculty members of the Community Development Department because of the inspiration and vision he created for them. The award recognizes a returning Community Development student who is passionate about the outdoors and/or active living, has infectious optimism, fosters deep connections to others, is fun loving, and demonstrates inspirational leadership.