Scholarships & 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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The BLM/TRC Awards are granted on an annual and renewable basis to domestic students of African or Indigenous descent with financial need in any year of study. All renewed recipients will have demonstrated involvement in campus initiatives and will have helped to foster a welcoming environment for fellow members of the Acadia community.
The BLM/TRC Awards were established in 2020 as an acknowledgement of and in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Acadia University is committed to combatting systemic racism and increasing bursary funding directed to African Canadian and Indigenous students. Both populations have been impacted by historic injustices still present in Canada today and are clearly identifiable by ethnicity. As education is the root of progress at individual, community, and societal levels, these bursaries will accelerate progress and empower these communities by improving and encouraging access to post-secondary education.