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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Patsy Bray Mahoney Entrance Awards

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

The Patsy Bray Mahoney Entrance Awards are offered annually to incoming students from New Brunswick entering any program of study. Preference to be given to graduates of Moncton High School and residents of Murray Corner.

The award was established in 2021 in loving memory of Patsy by the Mahoney family: her husband, Paul Mahoney, her son, Charles Mahoney, and her daughter, Susan Mahoney Hatfield. Patsy was a graduate of Horton Academy and went on to complete her Diploma in Secretarial Science as a member of Acadia’s Class of 1961. Patsy believed in the value of post-secondary education and it is the family’s hope that this award will encourage and assist fellow New Brunswickers in pursuit of their undergraduate goals and endeavours at Acadia. Value: Six $1,000 awards annually.

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Paul E. Chandler Memorial Award

Award | Eligibility: Athletics, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering first year

The Paul E. Chandler Memorial Award is awarded annually to an entering or returning student at Acadia who is a member of the Varsity Swim Team. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in scholastic and extra-curricular activities. The award is made on recommendation of the Director of Varsity Athletics. Paul E. Chandler (B.Sc., Appl. Sc. Cert. Acadia, 1956) was a chemical engineer and captain of the Acadia Swim Team.

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Port Williams Jam Scholastic Award

Award of up to $1,400 | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Port Williams Jam Scholastic Award is available annually to an entering Canadian citizen who has been a resident in the Village of Port Williams for at least five years. The recipient will have exhibited scholastic merit, will be able to demonstrate financial need, and have made a positive contribution to community life and church affairs.

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