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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Robert Simpson Laurence and Gwendolyn Cameron Laurence Scholar-Bursary

Other eligibility criteriaNova Scotia

The Robert Simpson Laurence and Gwendolyn Cameron Laurence Scholar-Bursary This scholar-bursary is to by awarded to a needy first year student who has demonstrated extra-curricular interest and achievement (athletic or otherwise) or has a record of community service. The scholar-bursary is renewable for up to three years. Preference will be given to a student from Cobequid Education Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia. The scholar-bursary was established in 1997 by the Laurence family in honour of Robert Simpson Laurence (Acadia '34) and Gwendolyn Cameron Laurence (Acadia '32)


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