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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New Brunswick Bursaries

Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Bursaries of $1,000 each are available to students from Charlotte County, New Brunswick, in each of years one, two, three, and four on the basis of financial need. In the event that there are no candidates from Charlotte County, the bursaries may be made to students from Carleton County, then York County, and then any New Brunswick County. These awards are privately gifted to the university.

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NL Award

Award | Eligibility: Entering first year, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

Established in 2019 by Lyn Tait Pirquet (’75) in memory of her husband John Pirquet, the NL Award is granted to entering students from Atlantic Canada, with a preference for Newfoundland and Labrador, whose financial and family circumstances would not otherwise allow them to attend university. This award is available on a renewable basis.

Lyn Tait was inspired by scholarship support she received as a student at Acadia in the 1970s. Her BA in Economics and Political Science gave her a strong foundation for graduate studies and a career in public service, mainly in postsecondary education planning and intergovernmental relations.

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Contact

Office of Advancement
Rm 225 University Hall
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
General Inquiries: 902.585.1459
To make a donation: 902.585.1459
Toll Free in North America:
1.866.ACADIA (1.866.222.3428)
advancement@acadiau.ca

Charitable Registration #: 106681893 RR0001