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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Prize | Eligibility: Arts, Politics
The Parsons Family Prize. An endowment donated by W. R. Parsons (Acadia, 1895) and Mrs. F. I. Stearns in memory of their father, Mr. Jonathan Parsons, B.A., their sister Mabel H. Parsons, M.A., and their brother George H. Parsons, B.A., LL.B., provides a prize of $40 to go to the male student with the highest standing who proceeds to the study of law.
Prize | Eligibility: Arts, Philosophy
The Preston Warren Prize in Philosophy is awarded annually to the returning student whom the Department judges to be the most outstanding student on the basis of academic performance in philosophy. If the Department so judges, it may decline to award the Prize in a given year. Dr. Warren graduated from Acadia in 1925 with a B.A. (Th.) and later went on to be a Professor at Bucknell University. The Prize is provided for through gifts from Family members in Dr. Warren’s memory.
Award | Eligibility: Arts
Established in 2016 by Nancy Handrigan (’92) to honour Prof. Owen Stephens, the award supports a student who works as house manager to operate technical equipment, front of house and backstage for concerts in Denton Hall, Festival Theatre, Convocation Hall and the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Garden Room.
Owen Stephens graduated from Acadia in 1963, 1965 and 1971. A much-loved professor in the School of Music from 1973 to 2008, known mostly as a theory/composition and history professor, his support of and interest in the students, shown through his regular participation in and attendance at student concerts, is equally important to School of Music alumni.
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