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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Raymond W. Ferguson Bursary

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.

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Roberge-Pierce Bursary in Science

Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Geoscience, Physics

The Roberge-Pierce Bursary in Science. Established by Michelle Roberge '77 in memory of her mother and grandparents. To be awarded to a Canadian female student studying full-time in a Bachelor of Science Program, majoring in the natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics) and who demonstrates financial need.

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Robert and Doris (Waterbury) Ross '48 Bursary


The Robert and Doris (Waterbury) Ross ’48 Bursary. Established in 2013 by Doris (Waterbury) Ross ’48. To be awarded to (a) full‐time female undergraduate student(s) in recognition of financial need. Preference to a student from Wolfville or surrounding area.

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Roberts Bursary


The Roberts Bursary is awarded annually in the amount of $200 in memory of Jane and John Roberts to a student who has completed at least one year of study at Acadia, has maintained a satisfactory academic standing, and is in need of financial support.

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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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Royal Canadian Regiment Milton F. Gregg VC Bursary

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.

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Ruxby Reid Gormley Bursary in Nutrition

Bursary of up to $570 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Nutrition, Current 1st year

The Ruxby Reid Gormley Bursary in Nutrition. A fund has been established by the late Ruxby R. Gormley of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to provide a bursary to be awarded to a needy and worthy first year student in the School of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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