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: Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Graduate
The R. Byrns Curry Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more students entering the third or fourth year of undergraduate study or to graduate students who have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who have shown a distinct and meaningful interest in Canadian public affairs. The scholarship may be renewed up to two times.
The scholarship was established in 2004 through the generosity of the late R. Byrns Curry.
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.
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.
Prize | Eligibility: Arts, Politics, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Ralph M. Hunt Prize in Political Science. A prize of $40 is provided by the will of the late Reverend Ralph M. Hunt to be awarded to a student of the third or fourth year in political science. The award is to be granted for the best essay on some subject in political science as determined by the Department of Political Science in consultation with the Dean of Arts.
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.
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.
Scholarship of up to $490 | Eligibility: Arts, History, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Ronald Stewart Longley History Scholarship. An endowed scholarship was established by alumni, former students and friends of Dr. Ronald Stewart Longley, Professor of History at Acadia University, 1929 - 1964. This scholarship is awarded annually at the end of the first year to a student of distinction who is proceeding to Honours in History, or, at the discretion of the History Department, to an outstanding honours student of any undergraduate year.
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.
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