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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Doris Fraser Hiltz Chemistry Research Award

Eligible facultiesPure and Applied Science
Eligible subjectsChemistry
Other eligibility criteriaPursuing an Honours Research Project

Established in 2020 by Doris Fraser Hiltz (’51, ’52), this award is designed to support the unique research work of Acadia’s most promising undergraduate Honours students in Chemistry. It will be awarded during the summer prior to the final honours year in recognition of the recipient’s Chemistry thesis proposal.

Doris Fraser grew up in New Glasgow, majored in Chemistry and played violin at Acadia. She earned a BSc (1951) and a BEd (1952) and went on to a full lab career with the Fisheries Research Board of Canada in Halifax where she met her husband. Raymond Hiltz was an oceanographic researcher who worked for many years at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography until they retired to New Glasgow where Doris continues to play violin in an orchestra and a trio.


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