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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Harry Pickett (’59, ’61) Bursary

Other eligibility criteriaNew Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

Established through a generous estate gift from alumnus Harry Pickett (’59, ’61), this bursary is awarded in recognition of financial need to hard-working students from the Maritimes in any degree program who are making a positive contribution to the community in their field of study.

A native of New Brunswick, Harry attended Acadia after working as the chemical analyst at the power plant in Newcastle Creek for two years. He earned a BA and a BEd and began his married life with Eleanor as a teacher in Quebec. As a school principal, Harry was an outstanding, versatile and respected colleague who also enjoyed skiing and bowling.


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