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 of up to $1,000 | Eligibility: Entering first year, Ontario
Established in 2016 by campus friends of Sarah Hastings, this award is granted on a renewable basis to an entering full-time student from Ontario in recognition of academic excellence. The recipient is preferably from Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute in Kitchener and shares Sarah’s personal attributes.
Sarah Hastings was an incredible athlete and avid canoe tripper whose passion for life, determination and dedication inspired her friends and teammates of ringette and field hockey. She attended Acadia in 2014-2015 as a business student and lived in Chipman House and is remembered for her positive, outgoing personality.
Scholarship | Eligibility: Entering first year
The School of Secretarial Science 50th Anniversary Scholarship ($1140) was previously awarded to the highest ranking entering student in Secretarial Administration. In 1991 the scholarship was given to the School of Business Administration to be awarded to the highest ranking entering female student each year. It was established by faculty and alumni of the secretarial program on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the School of Secretarial Science.
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.
Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering first year
The Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Scholarships are awarded annually to students registered in the Bachelor of Business Administration program who have been residents of the Atlantic provinces for a minimum of ten years. Scholars are selected on the basis of academic performance with a preference for students with demonstrated financial need. The scholarships may be renewed at the discretion of the Scholarships, Prizes and Awards Committee. These scholarships are made possible though a gift from Sheldon (BA, Acadia, ‘39, DCL, Acadia, ‘99) and Marjorie Fountain (DCT, Acadia ‘99) of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Business Administration, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering first year
The South Sudan Student Bursary will be awarded annually to students from the South Sudan region of Africa, who have demonstrated superior ability and good qualities of leadership & character, who are entering or returning to a degree program in the School of Business at Acadia University. Preference will be given to the “lost boys of Sudan.” Selection will be made on the basis of financial need. Each student applicant will be required to complete an application and provide a resume outlining his or her extracurricular activities, leadership qualities and community involvement.The bursary was established in 2007.
Award | Eligibility: Athletics, Entering first year
The Steve Pound Basketball Award is awarded annually to a student entering a degree program at Acadia University. Based on the recommendation of the Director of Varsity Athletics and the Varsity Basketball Coaches, the award will be given to a student who intends to be a member of an Acadia varsity basketball team.
This endowed award was established in 2006 by Mrs. Jean (BA Acadia 1939) & Dr. Jim (BSC, DSC Acadia 1937, 1962) Beveridge in honour of Dr. Steve Pound (BSc, BEd Acadia 1972, 1975; MSC Dalhousie 1977; PHD Université Laval 1994). Dr. Pound starred as a basketball Axeman for four seasons and received many individual honours during this time. He was also an outstanding performer on the 1970-71 Canadian Intercollegiate championship team. In 1997 he was inducted into Acadia University’s Sports Hall of Fame. Dr. Pound returned to Acadia in 1986 and served as Executive Director of the Associated Alumni of Acadia University for more than a decade. Dr. Pound is a life-long supporter of Acadia University.
Bursary | Eligibility: Entering first year
The Sussex Regional High School Bursary will be awarded annually to a graduate of Sussex Regional High School who is entering or returning to an undergraduate degree program at Acadia University. Selection will be made on the basis of financial need and satisfactory scholastic performance. The endowed bursary was established in 2005.