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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Raymond W. Ferguson Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Raymond W. Ferguson Bursary is provided by Mr. Ferguson (Acadia, 1946) as an annual award given to a Nova Scotian entering the third or fourth year of study in the Bachelor of Business Administration program on the recommendation of the Director of that School. The bursary is to be given on the evidence of financial need.The candidate should demonstrate good academic ability and possess those qualities of sound character and initiative which indicate potential leadership in the business world.

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Reginald Suthern Scholarship in Music

Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Reginald Suthern Scholarship in Music. A fund to yield $570 has been established by the late Reginald Suthern of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to endow a scholarship to be awarded annually to a worthy and needy student working towards a degree in music.

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Rose Evelyn McLeish Strain Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Education, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year

The Rose Evelyn McLeish Strain Bursary in Education is awarded each year in memory of a woman of vision whose family enjoyed her support for post­secondary education and whose original plan was to teach children. It extends the family's support for Acadia beyond the third generation. It is available to a student with demonstrated need who is in the Bachelor of Education program.

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