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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Ruth Petrykanyn Memorial Award

Award | Eligibility: International student

The Ruth Petrykanyn Memorial Award is presented annually to a student entering the final year of undergraduate studies, who has made significant contributions to the enhancement of student life at Acadia as determined by the executive of the Acadia Students' Union and the Vice-President, Student Affairs of Acadia University. Preference will be given to a student holding American citizenship; however, in the event that there are no eligible candidates from the United States of America, the award will be made to any worthy student.This award is in memory of Ruth Petrykanyn, BA ’02, BJ (Kings) ’03. Ruth was the president of the Acadia Students’ Union during the 2000-2001 academic year, Vice President Student Affairs in 1999-2000, and the President of Cutten House from 1998-1999. The endowed fund was established in 2004 by Gail & Colin Petrykanyn and Kenneth Sedgewick.

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