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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Class of 1959 Memorial Entrance Scholarship

Other eligibility criteriaEntering first year

The Class of 1959 Memorial Entrance Scholarship is awarded annually up to the amount of full tuition, to an entering student who is a direct descendant of an undergraduate member of the Class of 1959 in the context of child to parent to grandparent and so on. If there is no eligible descendent of the Class of 1959, the scholarship is open to any student demonstrating academic excellence. There will be only one award per year and preference will be given to a student studying at the undergraduate level.


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15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
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Charitable Registration #: 106681893 RR0001