Scholarships and 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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MacLean Awards

Award | Eligibility: Athletics

The MacLean Awards are awarded, on a renewable basis, to all-around academic students from Canada who have demonstrated leadership qualities and an interest in athletic activities. The awards are made, on the recommendation of the Director of Varsity Athletics, to students on the University's varsity football team. The awards may be held for a maximum of five years. This gifted award was established by Donald MacLean CAS 57' and Patricia MacLean in 2005.

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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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Magic 949-MBS Athletic Award

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Magic 949-MBS Athletic Award

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Major Fred Kelly Athletics Award

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2018 in memory of Fred Kelly who was Hockey Head Coach from 1927 to 1966 and Director of Varsity Athletics from 1940 to 1967. During his stay of forty years at Acadia, the “major” or “Kel” as he was so fondly called, coached almost every intercollegiate sport. He inspired teams to approximately 50 Maritime or provincial intercollegiate championships in track and field, English rugby, swimming, hockey and basketball. Included are 31 out of a possible 33 Maritime Intercollegiate titles in track and field.

To be awarded annually to an athlete in recognition of their leadership, community involvement, and is in good academic standing. Preference will be given to a men’s hockey player.

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Manning Memorial Chapel

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Manning Memorial Chapel

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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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Mark MacFarlane Memorial Hockey Award

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2019 by former Axemen hockey teammates of Mark MacFarlane (’81). To be awarded to a returning hockey player in recognition of their leadership, community involvement, positive communication skills and good academic standing. The recipient will be chosen by the Head Coach of the varsity hockey team and the Director of Athletics.

Mark MacFarlane was a skilled player who displayed a unique sense of humour. He placed great importance on a high level of academic achievement. Beyond hockey, Mark was not shy about building relationships with good students and professors alike. His teammates appreciated his dedication to his career as an educator, his faith and family. Value: $1,000.

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Mark MacFarlane Memorial Hockey Award

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Mark MacFarlane Memorial Hockey Award

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Mary Carolyn Gower Memorial Award

Award | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Nutrition

The Mary Carolyn Gower Memorial Award is available annually to a deserving student of the nutrition program on recommendation of its director. The endowment was provided from the estate of Harriet Agnes (Allen) Gower, 1898­1988, whose husband Charles Ronald Gower, and daughter Mary Carolyn Gower, graduated from Acadia in 1929 and 1960 respectively.

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Mathematics & Statistics

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Mathematics & Statistics

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Mathematics & Statistics (Graduate)

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Mathematics & Statistics (Graduate)

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Mathematics and Statistics "Infinity Fund"

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Mathematics and Statistics "Infinity Fund"

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Matthew Kohlenberg Memorial Award in Philosophy

Award | Eligibility: Arts, Philosophy

The Matthew Kohlenberg Memorial Award in Philosophy. Established in memory of Matthew Kohlenberg in 2013 by his family and friends, on the recommendation of the Department of Philosophy, the award will be given to a returning full-time Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Philosophy who demonstrates (1) a passion for learning evidenced by academic excellence together with active and inclusive participation in the learning process; and (2) either (i) well-rounded engagement and camaraderie within the university community or (ii) financial need. As an Honours Philosophy student at Acadia, Matthew searched for truth and meaning. He had passion and purpose. Matthew was always smiling and enjoyed engaging with people. He was genuine, compassionate, creative, articulate and had a sharp mind.

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Matthew Kohlenberg Memorial Award in Philosophy

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Matthew Kohlenberg Memorial Award in Philosophy

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McCain Family Athletic Awards

Award of up to $10,000 | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2018 by Stephen and Penny McCain. To be awarded to a male and a female student-athlete in recognition of their leadership, character, community involvement, and good academic standing. The recipients will be chosen by the Director of Athletics.

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McGillivray Athletic Award

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Athletics, Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics

Established in 2015 by Tracey McGillivray. To be awarded to a returning female varsity athlete in applied sciences, engineering or mathematics. The recipient must be in good academic standing with a minimum 80% average, and present strong leadership qualities in the community. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with head coaches of the female varsity athletic programs.

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MEd in Education

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MEd in Education

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Morgan Krieger Memorial Award

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Music Therapy

Morghan Krieger Memorial Award. Established through donations by friends and family in memory of Morghan Krieger, this award is granted to a full-time second or third-year music therapy student in recognition of enthusiastic participation in musical activities at Acadia. The recipient embodies similar character traits to Morghan – pure passion for music, an adventurous spirit and a love of helping others.

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Morghan Krieger Memorial Fund

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Morghan Krieger Memorial Fund

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Mud Creek Rotary Acadia Entrance Awards

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Entering first year

Established in 2018 by The Rotary Club of Wolfville – Mud Creek. These awards will be granted annually preferably to one student from each of the region`s secondary schools: West Kings, Horton, Northeast Kings, Avon View and Central Kings. The recipients will be chosen in recognition of financial need.

The Rotary Club of Wolfville – Mud Creek was formed in 2010 with six members from the Rotary Club of Wolfville. The name `Mud Creek` was chosen to associate the club with the rich history of Wolfville, formerly known as Mud Creek. While still a Community Service-focussed club, Mud Creek is active in areas of Vocational & International & Youth Services.

Value: 5 awards at $1,000 each

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Myrt MacNeil Memorial Basketball Award

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Athletics

Established in 2018 by the MacNeil Family, to be awarded to a returning women’s basketball athlete. The recipient should be in good academic standing, display positive team leadership qualities as well as good citizenship with the community.

This award is endowed through a generous gift by The John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation.

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