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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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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Lois (Duncan) Kauffman Memorial Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: International student

The Lois (Duncan) Kauffman Memorial Scholar-Bursary will be awarded annually to entering or returning students with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who are US citizens.

This award was established in 2009 by Dr. Daniel J. Kauffman in memory of the late Lois (Duncan) Kauffman (BA Acadia, 1973).

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Lyman Baxter Harvey Memorial Scholar-Bursary

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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