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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Paul Tom Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Computer Science, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Paul Tom Memorial Scholarship is provided annually to an exceptional student completing the third or fourth year of the Business Administration program. Preference will be given to students completing the Bachelor of Business Administration with Computer Science. Paul Tom was a respected member of the School of Business Administration faculty from 1983 to 1993.

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Peter M. Cleveland Leadership Award

Award | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Canada

Established in 2019 by Peter M. Cleveland (’72), this award is granted annually to outstanding upper level students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program. Demonstrating excellent leadership potential through on-campus and/or off-campus volunteer and community service activities, applicants must also be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and have a grade average greater than 75%. Successful recipients will be chosen through an application process to the F.C. Manning School of Business which outlines the student’s values and “all-round” characteristics.

Peter Cleveland graduated from Acadia with a BBA in 1972 and spent most of his 40-year career with Ernst & Young (“EY”) in Ottawa, culminating as Managing Partner and Senior Vice-President. Now CEO of The Cleveland Leadership Group Inc., Peter strengthens organizations through strong leadership, financial and interpersonal skills. From 2005 to 2013, Peter served as Executive in Residence for the Executive MBA program at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, bringing the School and the corporate community closer together to achieve their respective missions. Recognized by the Governor General of Canada with a Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, Peter has led fundraising campaigns for United Way of Ottawa-Carleton, the Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital Foundation, and the Ottawa Hospital Foundation.

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Peter T. Sheehan Memorial Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Current 4th year

The Peter T. Sheehan Memorial Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually to a student with demonstrated financial need entering his or her final year of study in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. The recipient will have shown notable academic improvement through his or her previous years of study and have participated in school and /or community activities. If there is no eligible candidate for Business, then consideration is to be given to an eligible student in the Bachelor of Computer Science degree program else an eligible student in any undergraduate degree program at Acadia. The scholar-bursary will be awarded on recommendation of the appropriate Director or Faculty Dean. The scholar-bursary was established in 2011 through the generosity of Earl Brewer and Michael Zakuta of Fredericton, New Brunswick in support of undergraduate post-secondary education and in an effort to memorialize their colleague Peter T. Sheehan (BBA, Acadia,1977).

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Phyllis A. McLennan Scholarship

Scholarship of up to $470 | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Phyllis A. McLennan Scholarship is available annually to a full­time student of piano or voice who shows exceptional ability and competence. The selection is made by the Director of the School of Music together with four tenured professors in the School. Mrs. McLennan received the Bachelor of Music degree from Acadia in 1934 and retired from the School of Music in 1977 after 32 years of service.

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