Scholarships and 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

Eligible facultiesProfessional Studies
Other eligibility criteriaEntering final Year

The J.W. Johnstone, Jr. Scholarship in the Faculty of Professional Studies is awarded annually to a student entering their final year of an undergraduate degree program in the Faculty (may include BEd students if a previous degree from Acadia is held). The criteria for the scholarship shall be broadly based on academic excellence as demonstrated in the previous years marks, an interview and a dossier which will be reviewed by an examining committee. J.W. Johnstone, Jr. graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree as one of our 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 is provided by the Associated Alumni of Acadia University.

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