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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J.W. Johnstone, Jr. Scholarship in the Faculty of Professional Studies

Up to$2,000
Eligible facultiesProfessional Studies
Other eligibility criteriaEntering final Year

The J.W. Johnstone, Jr. Scholarship in the Faculty of Professional Studies awarded annually to a superior student entering the senior/final year of an undergraduate degree program in that Faculty. The criteria for the award of the scholarship shall be broadly based academic excellence as demonstrated in the previous year’s marks and on the basis of an interview and a dossier, including a representative piece of work where applicable, which will be scrutinized by an examining committee.

J.W. Johnstone Jr. graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree as one of the four members of Acadia's first graduating class in June 1843. Following graduation he studied law in Halifax and practiced there until 1876 when he became the first County Judge for District Number 1, Halifax County. He was the first President of the Associated Alumni of Acadia College. The award, in the amount of $2000, is provided by the Associated Alumni of Acadia University.


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