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.

Class of 1947 Golden Anniversary Bursary


The Class of 1947 Golden Anniversary Bursary is annually awarded to a mature student (25 years of age or older) in their first undergraduate degree who has completed at least one year of full-time study at Acadia with standing at the “B” (70%) level or above and who can demonstrate significant financial need. When deemed appropriate, the bursary may be equally divided between two worthy candidates. A recipient may be chosen for the same award in subsequent years. The bursary represents the goal of a long term project by members of the Class of 1947.


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Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
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