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: Pure and Applied Science, Computer Science, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Sandra Pineo Memorial Scholarship in Computer Science is annually awarded to a superior student who is a resident in the Annapolis Valley and is in the second or subsequent year of a Bachelor of Computer Science program. Ms. Pineo (B.Sc. Acadia, 1980) was employed at Acadia from 1984-86 and subsequently by SHL Systemhouse Inc. The scholarship is available through the generosity of SHL Systemhouse Inc., family, friends, colleagues and alumni.
Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Nutrition
The School of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship is available annually to deserving students in the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition program on recommendation of the Director of the School. The Scholarship was established in 2009.
Prize | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science
Established by Dr. Rowland Marshall, this prize is awarded to a student actively researching and promoting new renewable energy sources. The recipient is to be chosen by the Dean of Science and the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in consultation with heads in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science and the Environmental and Sustainability program.
Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Applied Science
The SEAMONE FAMILY BURSARY is awarded annually to a returning student in the Certificate or Bachelor of Applied Science programs at Acadia. Preference will be given to a student from Nova Scotia, who along with financial need and solid academic standing, has demonstrated an applied approach to problem solving and interacts well with fellow students and faculty. The award is made on recommendation of the Director of the Ivan Curry School of Engineering.
The bursary was established in 2011 and was made possible through the generosity of Douglas A Seamone (CAS, Acadia, 1955) of Kentville, Nova Scotia. Mr. Seamone served on the faculty of the School of Engineering from 1962 to 1998 and family members have attended Acadia since the 1940’s.
Scholarship of up to $4,000 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Chemistry, Entering first year
Established in 2017 by Dr. John Roscoe, Class of 1965, in memory of his wife, Dr. Sharon Roscoe, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Acadia University. To be awarded to an entering full-time student majoring in Chemistry who has shown outstanding academic promise at high school level.
Award | Eligibility: Athletics, Pure and Applied Science
Established in 2014 by Shelley Fleckenstein. To be awarded to a returning female varsity athlete majoring in science, with an interest in a healthcare career. The recipient must be in good academic standing with a minimum 80% average, and present strong leadership qualities in the community. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of Athletics in consultation with head coaches of female varsity athletic programs.
Award | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Nutrition
Established in 2018 by The Sobey Foundation, to provide a base award of $500 to all students pursuing a dietetic practicum in Acadia’s School of Nutrition and Dietetics to defray the costs of tuition, transportation, accommodation and meals, with the balance of the annual disbursement to be awarded at the discretion of the School’s Director on the basis of financial need. Value: $500 base; further awards variable.
Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Statistical Society of Canada Scholarship was established on the occasion of the Society's meeting at Acadia in 1993. The scholarship is awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to a third or fourth year major who intends to pursue studies in statistics.
Award | Eligibility: Arts, Athletics, Professional Studies, Pure and Applied Science, Aboriginal and/or Africian Nova Scotia
Established in 2012 through a generous gift from the Estate of Barbara Cameron Ashfield, the Fund provides support for student awards at Acadia University. Specifically, disbursements from the Ashfield Fund are divided evenly between general, athletic, and special (i.e. Nova Scotia aboriginal and African) student awards.
Scholarship of up to $1,580 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Pre-Med, Current 4th year
The Susan Smith Memorial Scholarship (Class of 1972). A scholarship established by the Class of 1972 in memory of Susan Louise Smith of Windsor, Nova Scotia (Acadia, 1969'71) is to be awarded to a deserving female student who intends to enter medical school. The scholarship is awarded to a student on recommendation of the Head of the Biology Department.
Award | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Nutrition, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Susie Golding Langley Award is granted annually, on the recommendation of the School of Nutrition & Dietetics, to a third or fourth year student in the School of Nutrition and Dietetics with a demonstrated interest and aptitude in Sports Nutrition. In the event there is no eligible student in Sports Nutrition, the award can be conferred on a promising and well-rounded Nutrition and Dietetics student.
Award | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Nutrition
Sutherland Leadership Award in Nutrition. Awarded annually to a student from the School of the Nutrition and Dietetics, the Sutherland Leadership Award recognizes exceptional contributions to the Nutrition and Dietetics Society (NADS). The worthy recipient will have demonstrated strong leadership qualities, teamwork, and collaborative learning in their efforts promoting and advocating on behalf of NADS.
Established in 2019, the award was made possible through the generosity of Susan (Mark) Sutherland (’70), a proud graduate from Acadia’s School of Home Economics. After Acadia, Susan pursued a dream career in dietetics, culminating in working for a not-for-profit organization to market and promote the benefits of fresh fruit and vegetables to all Canadians. It is her hope this award will inspire future Acadia students to develop into well-rounded, competent, and inspirational food and nutrition leaders. The award is established in loving memory of her late husband, Pierce Sutherland (’69), a proud graduate of Acadia’s School of Commerce.