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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Bursary | Eligibility: Nutrition
The Sarah J. Manning Bursary is a continuing bursary of $155 annually endowed by students of Acadia Ladies Seminary in memory of the late Sarah J. Manning. The recipient must have been registered in the School of Nutrition and Dietetics for at least one year, must have exercised a good influence, must be an industrious student, and must be in need of financial assistance.
Bursary | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The School of Music Memorial Bursary is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Music to a needy student in the Bachelor of Music degree program. The bursary is made possible through the gifts received in memory of Fontaine Chan, a senior music student who died tragically in an automobile accident in 1993, from funds received from the Estate of Eleanor Mary Sears in honour of her mother, Isabella Bill Sears (Seminary 1893), the estate of Mrs. Harriett E. Isnor and the estate of McGrigor Allan Miller in memory of his wife Vera L. (Knock) Miller.
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.
Established in 2018 by The Sobey Foundation, to be granted to full-time students in any degree program at Acadia University on the basis of demonstrated financial need.
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.
The Susan Dove (McQueen) Crowell Bursary, will be awarded annually in the amount of $2,500 to a student with preference given to a student from Pictou County; however, in the event that there are no eligible candidates from Pictou County, the award will be made to any worthy student.
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.