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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W. Malcolm Orchard Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship of up to $1,550 | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Chemistry, Current 3rd year

The W. Malcolm Orchard Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding student who has completed three years of study towards the Honours degree in Chemistry and plans to pursue graduate studies in that field. Mr.Orchard graduated from Acadia with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1937.

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W.T. Pound Family Bursary

Bursary | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Environmental Science, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The W.T. Pound Family Bursary support the study of ecology and is awarded to a third or fourth year student in the Environmental Science program enrolled in one or more ecology courses, with preference for a student whose studies focus on ecology. The award is made to a citizen of Canada who is in need of financial support. This bursary was established in remembrance of Jessie Edith and William Thomas Pound; they are honoured by the family they created and encouraged.

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W.T. Pound Family Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Environmental Science, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The W.T. Pound Family Scholarship recognizes excellence and achievement in the study of ecology. The scholarship is presented at the end of each academic year, upon the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Biology, to an Environmental Science programme honours student completing the third or fourth year, enrolled in one or more ecology courses. Preference will be given to a student whose studies focus on ecology. This scholarship was established in remembrance of Jessie Edith and William Thomas Pound; they are honoured by the family they created and encouraged.

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Wanda Langley Award

Award | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Biology, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Wanda Langley Award will be awarded annually on recommendation of the Biology Department to support a student majoring in Biology who is participating in research activities; demonstrates initiative and improvement in their academic program; and possesses strong community and Acadia spirit. Preference will be given to Honours students.

The award was established in 2008 through contributions from faculty and staff in honour of Wanda Langley. Wanda’s 36.5 years of commitment to Acadia and her dedication to students are celebrated though this award.

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White Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Pure and Applied Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Current 1st year, Current 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year

The White Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to a student who is studying towards a degree with a major in a program offered by that Department. The scholarship is made available through the White Memorial Fund which for many years was used to support a named chair in mathematics. In 1997, faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics agreed that the funds should be used to recognize outstanding academic achievement. The White Memorial Fund was established through an endowment by the White family, shipbuilders and lumbering entrepreneurs, many of whom were educated at Acadia University.

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William Laird Archibald Scholarship

Scholarship | Eligibility: Arts, Pure and Applied Science, Current 2nd year

The William Laird Archibald Scholarship of $1160 was endowed by Dr. Francis M. Archibald (Acadia, '19) in honour of his father, Dr. W.L. Archibald (Acadia, 1892), Principal of the Acadia Collegiate Academy, 1916 1926, and Registrar of Acadia University, 1926 1939. The award will normally be made each year to a male student of high standing entering his third undergraduate year in Arts or Science; or it may, at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee, be awarded as an entrance scholarship to an exceptionally bright and needy student.

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