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 | 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.
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.
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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