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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Award | Eligibility: Athletics, Canada, Nova Scotia
The MacLean Athletic Awards were endowed in 2022 by Donald MacLean (’57). The awards will be granted to all-around student-athletes from Canada who have demonstrated leadership qualities and an interest in athletic activities. 80% of the disbursement will be designated to a member of the varsity football program and 20% to a member of the women’s rugby program. The awards are made, on the recommendation of the Director of Varsity Athletics. Preference will be given to a Nova Scotia born student-athlete. The recipient shall be passionate about community, possess strong leadership qualities and be in good academic standing.
Scholar-Bursary of up to $8,000 | Eligibility: Canada, Entering first year, USA
The MacNeill Scholar-Bursaries, valued at $8,000 each, are awarded to Canadian or American students entering full-time study at Acadia in any discipline. A total of 20 students may receive these scholar-bursaries in any given year. The scholarships are renewable for four years, or until graduation, subject to maintaining an average of 80%.
The MacNeill Scholar-Bursaries were made possible through the kindness and generosity of alumni H. Gordon MacNeill, BA '48 DCL '87 DD (Knox College), Barbara McLellan MacNeill BA '50, and Janice MacNeill BSH ’76.