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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Scholarship of up to $1,635 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Ralph and Nellie Jeffery Scholarships "A." Two scholarships were established by the late Dr. R.L. Jeffery, Head of the Mathematics Department, 1924-1942, and member of faculty, 1961-1975. The scholarships are awarded each year to a continuing student majoring in mathematics on recommendation of the Department.
Scholarship of up to $450 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering first year
The Ralph and Nellie Jeffery Scholarships "B." A set of thirteen scholarships valued at $450 each established by the late Dr. R. L. Jeffery, Head of the Mathematics Department, 1924-1942, and member of faculty from 1961-1975, are awarded each year on recommendation of the Department to new or continuing students majoring in that Department. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, and a recipient may be awarded up to three units of $450 in any given year.
Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Entering first year
The Ralph K. Strong Memorial Entrance Scholarships. Two of $4000 ($1000 annually for up to four years) are awarded each year to entering students who have distinguished high school records. Preference is given to students registering in the physical sciences. Dr. Strong (B.A. Acadia, 1905; B.Sc., 1906; M.A. Harvard, 1907; Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1917) was a distinguished chemist and author.
Prize | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Physics, Current 3rd year
The Ralph M. Hunt Prize in Physics. A prize of $40 is provided by the will of the late Reverend Ralph M. Hunt to be awarded to a student in physics at the end of their third year, the student to be chosen by the Department of Physics in consultation with the Dean of Pure and Applied Science.
Award of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Environmental Geoscience
Established in 2019 by Dr. Peter von Bitter (’64) in honour of his professor and mentor, Dr. Reginald George Moore, palaeontologist and stratigrapher, who taught geology at Acadia from 1960 until his retirement in 1992. To be awarded by the Department of Earth & Environmental Science to a returning full-time undergraduate student in a Geoscience program in recognition of promise, aptitude and emerging talent. Minimum average of B+ in geoscience courses required, and preference for students pursuing an interest in soft rock geology (sedimentology, stratigraphy, palaeontology).
Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Geoscience, Physics
The Roberge-Pierce Bursary in Science. Established by Michelle Roberge '77 in memory of her mother and grandparents. To be awarded to a Canadian female student studying full-time in a Bachelor of Science Program, majoring in the natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics) and who demonstrates financial need.
Award of up to $2,500 | Eligibility: Arts, Pure and Applied Science, Economics, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
The Roland & Leona Mullen Business Award is awarded annually on a renewable basis to a student entering the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program or the Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in Economics. Preference will be given to a student from Western Canada (Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia) who demonstrates financial need; a commitment to entrepreneurship, community service and athletics.
The Award has been established by Kevin Mullen (B.A., Acadia, 1986) in recognition of his parents, Roland and Leona Mullen, entrepreneurs who own a Western Canadian family business. Kevin believes a student who demonstrates the qualities of entrepreneurship, community service and a commitment to athletics will represent the ideals valued by his parents and would like to ensure that students with these qualities continue to be represented at Acadia University.
Award | Eligibility: Athletics, Pure and Applied Science, Geology
The Ron and Cyndi Butler Award will be awarded annually on recommendation of the Director of Varsity Athletics to a varsity athlete who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree. Preference will be given to a student-athlete majoring in Geology.
The award was established in 2008 in memory of Ron Butler (BSC, Acadia, 1962) and Cyndi Butler by their son Craig Butler (BA, Acadia, 1991). While at Acadia Ron studied Geology and was a member of the Varsity Football Team.
Scholarship of up to $1,895 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
This scholarship was established by the late Roy A. Jodrey (D.C.L. Acadia, '63) of Hantsport, Nova Scotia, to be awarded annually to a student entering the junior or senior year of a Bachelor of Science program in biology, chemistry, geology or physics.
Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Environmental Geoscience, Environmental Science, Politics, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Royal Canadian Regiment Milton F. Gregg VC Bursary is provided by the Royal Canadian Regiment Association in memory of the late Brigadier, the Honourable M.F. Gregg, VC, PC, OC, CBE, MC, ED, MA, DCL, LL.D., D.Sc. Mil., a Canadian war hero and diplomat, federal cabinet minister and university president. A native of Mountain Dale, New Brunswick, Dr. Gregg received honourary degrees from Acadia in 1921 and 1944. The funding is available to undergraduate students studying environmental subjects or international affairs.
Scholarship of up to $1,050 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Geology, Current 3rd year
The Rupert H. MacNeill Memorial Scholarships in Geology were provided by friends and colleagues of Professor MacNeill and are awarded to third year geology majors whose interests provide a strong field work orientation to their programs. Professor MacNeill (B.Sc., M.Sc. Acadia, '50, '51) was a faculty member in the Acadia Geology Department from 1951 to 1983.
Bursary of up to $570 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Nutrition, Current 1st year
The Ruxby Reid Gormley Bursary in Nutrition. A fund has been established by the late Ruxby R. Gormley of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to provide a bursary to be awarded to a needy and worthy first year student in the School of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Scholarship of up to $570 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Nutrition
The Ruxby Reid Gormley Scholarship in Nutrition. An endowment fund has been established by the late Reginald Suthern of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to provide a scholarship of $570 to be awarded annually to a needy and deserving student pursuing studies in the School of Nutrition and Dietetics.