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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Freda N. Wales Memorial Scholarship

Eligible facultiesProfessional Studies
Eligible subjectsCommunity Development, Kinesiology
Other eligibility criteriaCurrent 3rd year, Current 4th year

The Freda N. Wales Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Kinesiology and the Head of the Department of Community Development to an individual who is a resident of Nova Scotia, who has completed at least two years of a college or university program, and who wishes to pursue a program specializing in outdoor leadership at Acadia University. The scholarship was established in 1982 by friends and colleagues of Freda Wales (B.Sc. McGill) in memory of a lifetime of dedicated service to mankind along with a deep commitment to the advancement of outdoor education and all outdoor pursuits.


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