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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J R (Pat) Ellis Scholar-Bursary

Other eligibility criteriaNova Scotia

The J R (Pat) Ellis Scholar-Bursary is awarded annually to a student entering Acadia University from southwest Nova Scotia. The recipient will be a student for whom the cost of post-secondary education might be an impediment to attendance. This scholar-bursary was established in honour of Mr JR (Pat) Ellis, Chairman of Acadia's Board of Governors from 1990-1999 in recognition of his contribution to the University both as a friend and long-time benefactor and to reflect his wish that all students who are academically eligible should have the privilege of attending Acadia University.


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Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
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