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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Cheryl (Naugler) Atchison Scholar-Bursary

Eligible facultiesPure and Applied Science
Eligible subjectsNutrition
Other eligibility criteriaNewfoundland, Nova Scotia

The Cheryl (Naugler) Atchison Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually on a renewable basis to an entering or returning student from the School of Nutrition and Dietetics on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is awarded on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Nutrition and Dietetics and preference will be given to students from Nova Scotia or Newfoundland & Labrador. The scholar-bursary will be renewable for three years, or until the student graduates, whichever comes first. The scholar-bursary was established in 2021 and made possible through the generosity of Cheryl A. (Naugler) Atchison (’71).


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