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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The Douglas A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually, on recommendation of the Acadia Divinity College, to a needy full time student in a Masters program in Theological Education who shows character, promise of leadership and the desire to pursue a career in the Christian ministry.
The scholarship was established by the Class of 1948 in memory of their Life President, Douglas A. Wilson (BA Acadia 1948; D.D) who served as a Presbyterian minister for forty-one years before he passed away in October 1992. While a student at Acadia, he served his class and the larger community with dedication and distinction – attributes which were part of his natural character and personality, and endeared him to his classmates, and a legion of friends and parishioners.