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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Edgar Emerson Eaton Scholarship


The Edgar Emerson Eaton Scholarship. Through the generosity of Mrs. Edgar Emerson Eaton of Elmhurst, New York, the Governors of Acadia University have received an endowed scholarship with an annual value of $200 in memory of her husband, the late Edgar Emerson Eaton, a man of rare character, poise and courage, and a student of versatile interests. Mr. Eaton was a native of Kings County, a former student of Acadia University, and son of David Rupert Eaton, a former Governor of the University. The income from the fund is to be awarded to that male student of Kings County, Nova Scotia, who, in the judgment of the faculty, gives evidence of worthy scholastic standing, fine personality and character.


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