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.

If you would like to give generally to the Scholarships and Financial Aid, please click here.

Acadia Residence Bursary

Up to$3,000
Other eligibility criteriaCurrent 1st year, Current 2nd year, Entering first year, Nova Scotia

The Acadia Residence Bursary supports a first- or second-year student from Nova Scotia who wishes to attend Acadia and be part of the on-campus residence community, in recognition of financial need. This bursary was established by an alum who was a resident of Dennis House throughout their attendance at Acadia. "We can reach our destination, but we're still a ways away." Value: $3,000


Office of Advancement
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
General Inquiries: 902.585.1459
Toll Free in North America:
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Fax: 902.585.1069

Charitable Registration #: 106681893 RR0001