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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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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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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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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