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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Hazel Miriam Dunham Cleghorn Scholar-Bursary


The Hazel Miriam Dunham Cleghorn Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually to a student entering Acadia University who has demonstrated financial need and outstanding academic and athletic achievements. The scholar-bursary was established by John Cleghorn and his family in 1998 in memory of his mother, Hazel Miriam Dunham Cleghorn, (BSH '35), an outstanding student-athlete who excelled both in the classroom and on the basketball court.


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