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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Ralph and Georgie Taylor Entrance Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: New Brunswick

Established in 2014 by alumni Ralph (’61, ’62, ’63) and Georgie (’60) Taylor, the scholarship is given to an entering student from the Anglophone East School District or successor in New Brunswick in recognition of academic excellence, school involvement and demonstrated leadership skills. In the absence of a student from this school district, any student from New Brunswick will be eligible.

Ralph Taylor and Georgie Lee Goodwin met at Horton Academy prior to attending Acadia and married in Wolfville the day before Georgie’s graduation in 1960. Their contributions as students and alumni are many, including varsity sports and the University Naval Training Division, participation in campus activities of all kinds and each of them worked in a number of campus employment positions. The Taylors’ support of the University reaches from leadership activities on the Board of Governors and committees to attendance at varsity games and gifts to the arts, academics, athletics, chapel and campaigns.

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Rev. E. Gideon Corey Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: New Brunswick

Established through the estate gift of Maxine Corey in memory of her husband, the Rev. E. Gideon Corey Scholarships are awarded in recognition of academic excellence to students preferably from New Brunswick.

Rev. Ellis Gideon Corey, born in New Canaan, New Brunswick, was a graduate of Horton Academy and Acadia University with a BA Theology (’38) and a BDiv (’40). After a medical discharge from the RCAF during WWII he worked with the YMCA Auxiliary War Services in Halifax, NS. In 1942 Rev. Corey married Maxine Westcott (BSc Home Economics ’36). His full-time pastorates included Tracy Mills, NB; Hantsport-Falmouth, NS; St. George, NB; Edith Ave. Baptist, Saint John, NB; Chipman, NB and Paradise-Clarence, NS. Following retirement he did interim pastoral work and was pastor emeritus of Lawrencetown United Baptist Church, NS. He served on the Board of Governors of Acadia University, the board of trustees of Acadia Divinity College and represented the NB District of the Canadian Bible Society. Rev. Corey died in 1994.

Maxine (Westcott) Corey was born in Freeport NS and graduated from Acadia in 1936 with a BSc in Home Economics. She served as a dietitian at the Toronto General Hospital and was superintendent of the Wartime Housing Commissary in Halifax. Raising a family, Maxine also taught at the Middleton Regional High School in Annapolis County and she was a leader in organizations such as the United Baptist Women’s Missionary Union, New Horizons, the Women's Institute, the Red Cross, Meals-on-Wheels, VON, CNIB, and the Canadian Cancer Society. Maxine died in 2011 at the age of 96 after a long, healthy and fulfilling life. The Coreys’ two sons were graduates of Acadia: James ( BSc ’70) and Robert ( BSc ’76, BA ’93).

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Roy & Velma Tapley Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year, New Brunswick

The Roy & Velma Tapley Scholarship is provided by Dr. Donald Tapley (B.Sc. Acadia, '48; M.D. Chicago) for a superior entering student from New Brunswick with a preference for students from Hartland or Woodstock High Schools, chosen by the University. Dr. Tapley has had a distinguished career as a medical researcher and internist.

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Ruth Hennigar Entrance Scholarship in Computer Science

Scholarship | Eligibility: Computer Science, New Brunswick

Established in 2014 by Ruth Hennigar (Class of 1981). To be awarded on a renewable basis to a female student entering the Bachelor of Computer Science program who has demonstrated excellence in academic achievement and community engagement (e.g., volunteerism, athletics, student leadership). Preference first for students from New Brunswick, and secondarily for students from the Maritimes.

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