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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L. A. DeWolfe University Entrance Scholarship


University Entrance Scholarships valued at $3500 each ($875 annually for up to four years) are awarded each year

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Leander Rupert Morse and Ellen Mary Fitch Morse Scholarship


The Leander Rupert Morse and Ellen Mary Fitch Morse Scholarship provides $320 to assist a student from the Lawrencetown High School. Failing a worthy applicant, the scholarship may be awarded to another Nova Scotia student.

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Lily and Margaret Lynds Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Lily and Margaret Lynds Scholarship of $1880 ($470 a year for up to four years) was endowed by the late Misses Lillian and Margaret Lynds of Moncton, New Brunswick.

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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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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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Lloyd E. Shaw Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Applied Science, Entering first year

The Lloyd E. Shaw Scholarship of $450 ($150 a year for up to three years) provided by the late L. E. Shaw, Halifax, Nova Scotia, is to be awarded to a student entering the field of applied science (engineering) with a high academic standing.

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Louise Morse Warne Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts

The Louise Morse Warne Scholarship is awarded on recommendation of the Faculty of Arts to returning undergraduate and/or Master’s students who have graduated from a Nova Scotia high school or were homeschooled at their residence in Nova Scotia as described by the Nova Scotia Department of Education. The awards, which may be renewed, will be made to students who have demonstrated superior ability and good qualities of leadership and character. Preference may be given to students majoring in English.

The scholarship was established in 2006 through the kindness and generosity of the estate of Louise Morse Warne. Louise Warne (B.A. Acadia 1924), of Digby, passed away on February 3, 2004, at the age of 100. She was born in West Paradise on February 24, 1903 and was the only daughter of the late Major J. Eugene and Edith Morse.

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Lucy V. (Gates) Shelzi Entrance Scholarships

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.

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