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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Acadia University Business Co-op Student of the Year Award

Eligible facultiesProfessional Studies
Eligible subjectsBusiness Administration

Established by Matthew Balsor (’11) to recognize the dedication and commitment to personal and professional growth through participation in the business co-op program. Awarded annually at the Acadia Business Banquet, the recipient will be enrolled in the Business Co-op Program at Acadia University and will have successfully completed at least two co-op work terms and will possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.33.

Qualifying students will be contacted by a representative of the co-op program and provided with application instructions should they wish to apply for the award. Students will submit a copy of their resume and a letter (maximum of two pages) explaining the following:

• How co-op has enhanced their personal, academic, and career development

• Why they are a good representative of the co-op program and Acadia University

• How they made a positive contribution to the organization(s) they worked for as a co-op student

Matthew graduated from Acadia University with an Honours BBA and says “I was fortunate to have my post-secondary education paid for through awards and scholarships and am thankful to be able to give back and help others who are working hard to help themselves.”


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