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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MacDonald Chisholm Scholarship in Business

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Current 1st year

The MacDonald Chisholm Scholarship in Business is provided by MacDonald Chisholm Incorporated and awarded annually to the student who has the highest academic standing in year one who proceeds to year two.

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Magic 949-MBS Athletic Award

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Athletics, Professional Studies, Business Administration

Established in 2019 by Annapolis Valley Radio, this award recognizes a returning female varsity student-athlete enrolled in business. Preference will be given to a student who expresses an interest in a journalism career. The recipient must be in good academic standing, demonstrate leadership on the team and in the community. Value: $1,000.

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Manning School of Business Director’s Award

Award | Eligibility: Business Administration

Established in 2019 by an anonymous alumnus of the Manning School of Business. To be awarded to a returning full-time student in the Manning School in recognition of exceptional promise, aptitude and emerging talent, with preference for students from the Maritimes and/or students specializing in Finance. The award will be made by the Manning School’s Scholarship and Awards Committee to one of the nominees recommended by the School’s Director. Financial need may be taken into account. Value: $1,000.

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Marjorie Manning Fountain Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering first year

The Marjorie Manning Fountain Scholar-Bursary to be awarded annually for study in The Fred C. Manning School of Business Administration to a student who has been a resident of the Atlantic Provinces of Canada for a period of ten years or more. The award could be made for study in any year and could be renewed at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

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Matthew Balsor Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration

Established by Matthew Balsor (’11) in 2018, this scholar-bursary is granted in recognition of academic excellence and financial need to a full-time in-course undergraduate enrolled in the F.C. Manning School of Business. The recipient displays their well-rounded character through extracurricular activities in the community or on campus.

Matthew graduated from Acadia University with an Honours BBA and says, “I was fortunate enough to have my post-secondary education paid for through scholarships and bursaries and am in a position to be able to give back and help others who are working hard to help themselves.” Matthew furthered his credentials with a CIM and FCUIC, having worked in finance before returning to be employed at his alma mater.

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