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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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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Robert Simpson Laurence and Gwendolyn Cameron Laurence Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Nova Scotia

The Robert Simpson Laurence and Gwendolyn Cameron Laurence Scholar-Bursary This scholar-bursary is to by awarded to a needy first year student who has demonstrated extra-curricular interest and achievement (athletic or otherwise) or has a record of community service. The scholar-bursary is renewable for up to three years. Preference will be given to a student from Cobequid Education Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia. The scholar-bursary was established in 1997 by the Laurence family in honour of Robert Simpson Laurence (Acadia '34) and Gwendolyn Cameron Laurence (Acadia '32)

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Ron E. and Barbara A. Nickerson Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Nova Scotia

The Ron E. and Barbara A. Nickerson Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually to an entering student. The award is made on the basis of financial need and academic performance, with preference given to a student from Queens County or Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia respectively. In the event that there are no eligible candidates, the award will be made to any worthy student from Nova Scotia. This endowed scholar-bursary was established in 2005 by Barbara A. Nickerson, in memory of her husband Ron (BA'49).

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Ronald and Marilyn Reeves Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Entering first year

The Ronald and Marilyn Reeves Scholar Bursary is awarded annually to an entering student who has resided in the Annapolis Valley for the two years immediately preceding high school graduation and has achieved a minimum admission average of 80%. The Scholar-Bursary is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic performance to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to extra-curricular activities and/or community service. This Scholar-Bursary was established by Robert Reeves (BBA, Acadia '92) of Toronto, Ontario in honour of his parents, Ronald and Marilyn Reeves of Berwick, Nova Scotia.

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Ronald E. Smith Scholar-Bursary

Scholar-Bursary | Eligibility: Nova Scotia

The Ronald E. Smith Scholar-Bursary is awarded on a renewable basis to entering or returning students on the basis of financial need and academic performance. Preference will be given to students from Yarmouth County who have demonstrated the qualities and potential required to be effective leaders.

This scholar-bursary has been funded by Ronald E. Smith (BBA Acadia 1971) and Beverly (Cottreau) Smith. Both are graduates of Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School.

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