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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Dr. Ernest Hayes Research Fellowship

TypeResearch Fellowship
Eligible facultiesPure and Applied Science
Eligible subjectsChemistry
Other eligibility criteriaEntering final Year

Established in 2021 by Phyllis Hayes in memory of her husband, Dr. Ernest Hayes, this fellowship is awarded to a student entering their final year of a chemistry program in recognition of their joint research with an Acadia professor. Intended to encourage and support an outstanding chemistry students, the fellowship will also assist the student in acquiring other research grants.

Dr. Ernest Hayes graduated from Acadia with an honours BSc degree in 1948 and an engineering certificate in 1949. He obtained an MSc from Dalhousie University in 1951 and a PhD in organic chemistry from McMaster University in 1958. He also did postdoctoral work at the Carnegie Mellon University. . He became Head of Acadia’s Chemistry Department in 1975 where he remained until his early death in 1992. Much of his teaching was in the first year and introductory organic chemistry classes where his kindness and patience made him extremely popular with his students.


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