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 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.
Award | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Canada, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, S.M.I.L.E. volunteer
Established in 2019 by family and friends of Noëlle Fuller, to mark her tragic passing and commemorate her lasting impact on Acadia University.
Noëlle was in the third year of her studies as a Biology major, a volunteer in the S.M.I.L.E. program and a joyful and beloved member of the campus community. She followed in the footsteps of her father, Benj, sister, Charlotte, brother, Anderson as well as two grandmothers (Kay Fuller and Lois Lund), three uncles (Christopher, Adrian and Hilary) and three aunts (Cathy, Kathy and Debbie), in choosing Acadia as her alma mater.
The Noëlle Fuller Memorial Award is granted to a returning domestic student in either a Biology or Chemistry program who is in good academic standing and has served and continues to serve as a S.M.I.L.E. volunteer, and who demonstrates the selfless and authentically enthusiastic commitment to volunteerism and community engagement exemplified by Noëlle. A pure and obvious love of dance would be a major consideration in granting this award.
The recipient of the Award will be made on the recommendation of the Director of the S.M.I.L.E. program, in collaboration with the Fuller family and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Award | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
Provided annually to a third or fourth year full-time student pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. This individual will have demonstrated leadership and involvement in one or more extra-curricular activities, such as student government, varsity athletics and community volunteerism while maintaining solid academic performance. The recipient will be chosen on recommendation by the Scholarship and Awards Committee of the Fred C. Manning School of Business. This award has been established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of former Senator Norman K. Atkins (BA, 1957, DCL, 2000, Acadia) to recognize his many contributions to Acadia University as a student, varsity athlete, and loyal alumnus. He was a leading advertising executive, political strategist, charitable activist and avid sportsman who was appointed to the Senate in 1986 and served until his retirement in 2009.
Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Current 4th year
The Norman McLeod Rogers Memorial Overseas Scholarship. A scholarship of approximately $6000, provided by the Class of 1927 in memory of the Honourable Norman McLeod Rogers, is awarded every third year to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, who will be a graduate of the Faculty of Arts of Acadia University, to support a year of study in the United Kingdom or Western Europe. Application is to be made to the Director of Student Assistance during the final year of study in the Bachelor of Arts program and must be supported by the Head of the student’s major department. Norman McLeod Rogers was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, in 1894 and was Acadia's fifth Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University (1919 1922). He received the B.A. degree from Acadia in 1919 and the B.A., B. Litt., B.C.L., and Diploma in Economics and Political Science from Oxford. He served as Mark Curry Professor of History at Acadia (1922 1927), as private secretary to Prime Minister MacKenzie King (1927 1929), and as professor of political science at Queen's University (1927 1935). He was elected to the House of Commons in 1935 and served as Minister of Labour from 1935 to 1939 and as Minister of National Defense from 1939 until his accidental death in 1940.