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 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.
Sceptre Investment Counsel Limited Scholarship for Excellence is provided annually to an entering or returning student who demonstrates financial need, academic achievement and leadership. The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Sceptre Investment Counsel Limited, one of Canada's leading pension and mutual fund managers. Sceptre has been an important partner of Acadia University for a number of years and the creation of this scholarship demonstrates its genuine commitment to community support.
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.
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.
Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Music, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year
The Shirley Blois Scholarship in Early Music was endowed by Shirley Blois Lindsay (L.Mus.,B.Mus.Acadia (’34-’38)) and her husband, James. After graduating from Acadia, Mrs. Lindsay was awarded a fellowship at the Juilliard Graduate School and later became the Director of the Diller-Quaile School of Music in New York City. The award is made each year to a student of high standing studying in the Early Music Program and majoring in harpsicord or fortepiano. The income from the endowment may also be used, at the discretion of the Director of the School of Music, in support of the student String Quartet program or to purchase library resources in support of the Early Music Program. The scholarship may be awarded to an entering or continuing student and may be renewed to the current recipient at the discretion of the School of Music.
Scholarship | Eligibility: Professional Studies, Education, Current 1st year
The Stanley Ellis MacKenzie Memorial Scholarship was established by his wife, Sarah Isabel MacWalker MacKenzie (Acadia '40) and his children. It is awarded on recommendation of the Faculty of the School of Education to a superior student entering year two of the Bachelor of Education program. Mr. MacKenzie (B.A., M.A., Acadia, '37, '40; Prof. dipl., Educ. Adm., T.C. Columbia U. '48) was Governor General's medallist in 1937 and did postgraduate work at Yale and Columbia. He dedicated his life to teaching and educational administration.
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.
University Entrance Scholarships valued at $3500 each ($875 annually for up to four years) are awarded each year
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.