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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Rev. Armand and Ruth Steeves Memorial Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Education, History

Established by their daughter Sharon and David Estabrooks in memory of her parents, this Scholarship is awarded to a student in the School of Education or the Department of History and Classics, in recognition of academic excellence and financial need.

Rev. Steeves was a four-time graduate of Acadia University, receiving a BA ('41), BDiv ('54), MA History ('57) and BEd ('58). He spent his career as a minister and both Ruth and Armand were teachers who cared very much about post-secondary education. For more than 70 years, Rev. Steeves prepared an entire chronological chart of all historical events, corresponding with "The Bible", covering the very beginning of the world through to the very end. Upon his death in 2004, the family donated this much-loved chart to the archives of the Acadia Divinity College.

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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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