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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Ernest Robert MacKenzie Kay Scholarships in Biology

Other eligibility criteriaEntering first year

The Ernest Robert MacKenzie Kay Scholarships in Biology are awarded annually to students registered in the BSc (Biology) program. The scholarships are provided to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and who plan to continue their studies in the field of medical research. The scholarships are made possible through the generosity of Dr. Ernest R. M. Kay of Hamilton, Ontario who was a professor of biology at Acadia during the 1948/49and 1954/55 academic years.


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